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CSA SHARE 10/30/08: What they say we will get

This is what they say we will get:

RED BATAVIAN LETTUCE……..1 head
BUTTERNUT SQUASH…………….1 pc.
SWEET POTATOES…………………..3 lbs.
KALE…………………………………………1 bun.
PARSLEY…………………………………..1 bun.
LEEKS………………………………………..2 pc.
NICOLA POTATOES…………………3 lbs.
Non-Edible GOURDS…………………1 pc.
Decorative gourds………………………1 pc.
Empire Apples & Pears


What’s up with the “decorative gourds”???? I mean, I stretched no end to pay for the vegetables and fruit in the CSA season, and then they decide that we don’t need FOOD?  I do not need to pay for decorations. I NEED FOOD!!!!!!!  I will complain on Thursday, and, with any kind of luck, I will complain to someone who thinks that decorative gourds are just the ticket.

I mean…. ?????  Wasn’t this supposed to be about FOOD?????


MANHATTAN ORGANIC MARKETS & RAW FOOD STORES

These are some markets that I like. There may be others that I might like, but that I do not know of. If I find them, I will list them.
I am not listing Whole Foods because I do not necessarily like them. Here in New York City, they have forced a lot of independent natural food markets that I used to like out of business. I also do not trust their honesty about organic food. If you want a Whole Foods, there are a number of them listed in the phone book.

INTEGRAL YOGA FOODS

I love this market – they refuse to sell anything they cannot guarantee is organic (so you won’t get young Thai coconuts there!). They have all sorts of nuts, seeds, and beans, and they often carry Ms. Lillian’s raw food creations.
229 West 13th Street (btw 7th and 8th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011
212-243-2642
8:00am – 9:30pm, weekdays
9:00am – 8:30pm, weekends
#1/2/3 or A/C/E trains to 14th St, or L line to 8th Ave.

WESTERLY NATURAL MARKET
all organic, and they have a deli with raw food creations for takeout.
913 8th Ave. @ 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-586-5262
7 AM – 12 AM weekdays
9 AM – 12 AM weekends
E train to 50th St. Station

FAIRWAY MARKET
cheap vegetables and everything downstairs, and a secret (hard to find) upstairs organic market with just about everything you can think of – my test was Lara Bars – they have them for $1.25 (as of March 08). Their upstairs organic market is as big as any other organic market in town.
2127 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
212-595-1888
6AM-1AM Daily
SECOND FLOOR ORGANICS 8AM-10PM DAILY
#1, 2, or 3 trains to 72nd St. Exit north end of station, walk 2 blocks north.

HIGH VIBE
raw focus store with raw prepared goodies to buy. Interesting place to visit.
138 East 3rd St (btw Ave A and 1st Ave)
New York, NY. 10009
212 777 6645
1 888 554 6645
11 am – 7 pm, weekdays
12 pm – 6 pm, weekends
F/V train, Second Ave. Station, 1st Ave. exit
walk north to 3rd St, east on south side of 3rd St.

ORGANIC AVENUE
101 Stanton St, (btw Orchard and Ludlow Sts., one block S of Houston)
New York, NY
(212) 334-4593
10 am to 10 pm daily
F train to 2nd Ave Walk one block south of Houston Street.
# 6 train to Bleecker St. Walk one block south to Houston, 5 blocks east to Allen, then one block south to Stanton Street.
J or Z train to Essex Street. Walk two blocks north on Essex, then 2 blocks west on Stanton.