Get a taste of the locavore future at the Bushwick Farmer’s Market this Saturday with newcomers Nextdoorganics, an urban/suburban farming company who are working towards “a distributed food network where backyards, school plots, and brownfields are used to support local food systems and strengthen communities.”
The first step is the Bushwick Food Box Pick-up, launching tomorrow at the Maria Hernandez Park market. More convenient than a typical CSA and more neighborly than FreshDirect, the week-to-week service will allow area residents to order a customized box of produce, either for collection on market day or delivery right to the stoop. Most products are coming from the company’s own small farm in North Scituate, RI, but they’re bringing an increasing network of small urban spaces in and around NYC into the venture.
And speaking of backyards, they want yours. “We are scouting some plots in Bushwick this season while we develop the Bushwick Farmer’s Market stand and CSA,” says co-founder and lead farm organizer Josh Cook.
That could eventually mean some very local veggies indeed, and opportunities for paid farm organizers and farming internships. If you have at least 320 square feet of space lying fallow, get in touch.