Local Roots CSA
You can support Blue School by supporting local farms.
Local Roots NYC wants to contribute to their favorite neighborhood school! With every order of vegetables from their CSA, Local Roots NYC will donate 5% back to Blue School. This CSA is a modernized model that has a shorter commitment of just 3 months and is a one stop grocery shop: from vegetables and farmers cheese, to upstate deli meats, pasture eggs, and more - all from local and sustainable producers. There's no volunteer requirement and if you're traveling, you can have the weeks you miss refunded for a small service fee.
The closest pick up location to the school is at Fulton Stall Market on Front and Beekman on Thursdays 5-7:30pm. There are other pick up locations all throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The CSA is a fun activity to do with the kids and an engaging way for them to learn about local agriculture and nutrition.
Here's how you can help support the Blue School through a CSA purchase.
1. Place orders at localrootsnyc.org/join-our-csa/
2. Scroll through available options and select what you want
3. At checkout, type in "blueschool" as a "coupon code" and press ENTER. The Local Roots NYC staff will keep track of all orders for us.
4. Email CSA@LocalRoots.NYC if you have questions.
See photos of their farmers and food community @LocalrootsNYC.
If you're unfamiliar with C.S.A (Community Supported Agriculture), it's when you pay all at once for a season's worth of food all from local farms. You go each week to pick up your food at a location in your neighborhood. Farmers harvest the food just for you the day before, so it's incredibly fresh and packed with flavor and nutrients.