Get Fresh, Local Produce All Year: Your 2016 Fall and Winter CSA Guide

Greensgrow Farms CSA share | Photo via Facebook

Greensgrow Farms CSA share | Photo via Facebook

If you missed the boat for a summer community-supported agriculture program (CSA), now’s your chance to get in on the farm-fresh veggie game: Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about fall and winter CSAs.

In case you aren’t familiar, a CSA usually works like this: You buy a share of a farm’s harvest and, in return, you get a weekly or biweekly delivery of fresh produce that you grab at the nearest pick-up site. Most of the farms we’ve listed below sling a prepaid share for the whole season, but a couple are offering flexible pay-as-you-go options where you can choose which weeks you want a share. If you want in, sign up now so you don’t miss out on your fresh sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and kale!

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Cool! A Mobile Greenhouse Is Coming to Fishtown’s Riverwards Produce

Aeroponic chives and Swiss chard grown in the mobile greenhouse | Photos via Instagram

Aeroponic chives and Swiss chard grown in the mobile greenhouse | Photos via Instagram

Living in a city like Philly, touring a greenhouse isn’t a normal weekend activity. But this weekend, Riverwards Produce — the new oh-so-cute (and always well-stocked) garage-turned-produce market in Fishtown — will have a mobile greenhouse on deck. Yes: A mobile greenhouse. Cool, right?

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13 Places to Pick Your Own Strawberries Near Philly

In pies, on top of ice cream, in a smoothie, with whipped cream, in your cereal, in a salad, or simply on their own, strawberries are the crown jewel of June. And the only thing better than chowing down on a bowl of your favorite berries is chowing down on a bowl of your favorite berries that you picked yourself.

Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up 13 pick-your-own strawberry farms in the Philadelphia area that will let you get your hands dirty and pick each and every berry that you head home with. So gather a crew, put on some sunscreen and go get picking! Read more »

10 Fall Fruits and Veggies We Can’t Wait to Eat

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The summer season gets a lot of love when it comes to produce. It’s the time of year, of course, when you can get strawberries, tomatoes and corn so sweet and delicious, you can (and probably, do) eat them for dessert. But just because summer is now officially behind us doesn’t mean you have to mourn the end of tasty fruits and veggies. Fall comes with its own haul that’s pretty darn amazing, too.

Don’t believe me? Check out the goodies that’ll be hitting the produce section in the coming weeks and months, and bookmark the following recipes for your fall kitchen adventures. Then say it with me: Adios, summer.

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Wait—You Can Freeze Eggs? (And 19 Other Surprising Things You Can Freeze)

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The freezer can be a scary place—it’s dark and cold, and Lord knows how long stuff has actually been in there. So understandably, many of us stick to keeping our fresh foods in the fridge.

But it turns out, the freezer can be just as great as—and maybe even better than—the fridge when it comes to storing your produce, especially if you’re headed on vacation. Storing stuff in the freezer extends the life of tons of veggies, bread and dairy products, so they’re still fresh when you get home a few weeks, or even months, later.

But despite the freezer’s perks, if you, like me, have no idea how to properly freeze your food, pay attention: Slate has created this super useful video for all of us cursed with freezer fear. The short video is loaded with tricks for freezing everything from eggs to herbs to avocados. Trust me, by the time you’re done watching you’ll be a food-freezing pro. Check out the video below.

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