Donna Simons, chef and owner of Pound Ridge Organics (poundridgeorganics.com), set up a CSA to cater to the rising home-cooking trend. She carefully curates baskets of fresh, organic, and ethically produced seasonal produce, which include herbs, eggs, and honey from her farm but also items from more than 150 local farms and artisanal producers. Simons also includes simple recipes, accommodates all diets, and provides themed baskets throughout the year. You can purchase a full or half share, depending on how much you need, and though customers usually pay upfront for a 13-week season, it is possible to join midway.
Sign up for a weekly or monthly delivery from Nature’s Cradle, a nursery (Eastchester; naturescradlenursery.com/farmers-market), and you’ll get a cooler of fresh, seasonal produce with a mix of vegetables, fruits, baked goods with gluten-free options, honey, jams, cheeses, and eggs. It all comes straight from its Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, in Pennsylvania.
This farm-to-doorstep dairy delivery service (Yorktown Heights; starlightdairy.com) supplies bottled, non-homogenized milk, yogurt, and butter fresh from Ronnybrook Farm, in Columbia County; meat from Hemlock Hill Farm, in Cortlandt; coffee from Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, in Mahopac; and other products to more than 20 communities in Westchester. You can choose from the selection on their website, and they deliver weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
You’ll know exactly what you’re eating and where it comes from with Field Goods (stockup.field-goods.com), the largest, locally focused food delivery service in the Hudson Valley region. It delivers fresh, unique produce from small farms, bakeries, butchers, cheesemakers, and more, with no delivery charge. There’s no subscription necessary, so you order whenever you wish from the constantly changing selection on its website. Customers love its curated farm-bag options, which include a chicken selection, mixed-fruit bag, or family farm bag.
Started in 1993, well before farm-to-table became a trend, this farmers’-market-on-wheels (Yorktown; hudsonmilk.com) offers a superb selection of more than 200 products, including Angus beef, potatoes, cheese, eggs, juice, and of course, dairy-fresh milk. Hudson Milk only partners with small, family-owned farms and businesses that use sustainable agriculture practices and ensure the humane treatment of animals. Customers can choose hassle-free weekly, biweekly, and monthly options, or you can order as you go.