Ordering a farm share box from FreshDirect is like hitting the produce jackpot: each box has a curated selection of seasonal vegetables delivered to you directly from the local farms where they’re grown and harvested.
A farm share box gives you the benefits of joining a CSA without the weekly commitment. Each week, our partner farms pick their best produce from the current harvest and pack it together for you. Since the selection changes regularly, there are always new items to discover—you can expect unique finds like the ones you’d typically only see at a farmers’ market. You also get a great value on a large assortment of produce, plus you’ll be supporting local farms and agriculture too.
FreshDirect is able to offer these farm shares thanks to our close relationships with the people who grow produce for us. We’re grateful to work with the following local partners and to offer boxes from each of them (availability can vary depending on the season).
Established in 1818, Hepworth Farms is one of the premier organic growers in the Hudson Valley. Under the direction of sisters Amy and Gail Hepworth, this FreshDirect Partner Farm serves as a leader and inspiration for responsible and sustainable agriculture. Hepworth Farms preserves and maintains approximately 550 acres of biodiverse and nutrient-dense soil in Milton, New York, just 1.5 hours north of New York City. No matter the current selection in their organic farm share box, you can rest assured you’ll be getting the freshest, tastiest produce of the season straight from Hudson Valley.
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is a non-profit organic farmers cooperative of over 75 farmers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. LFFC focuses on creating healthy, high-quality foods from highly maintained and enriched soils on small-scale family farms. When you purchase LFFC products you can be confident that you will receive the freshest produce, farmed with consideration for the land, animals, and people. Their organic farm share box features a diverse, rotating selection of about eight certified organic vegetables each week.
Dig Acres is the upstate New York farm behind Dig restaurants, where vegetables are grown with the goal of sustaining communities. Their farm share box is a smaller format than the standard CSA and comes with recipes from their chefs. Each week, you can expect four of the season’s best local fruits and vegetables and simple guidelines for how to cook them. Everything is harvested to order and packed right on the farm, so that your produce arrives with maximum nutrients and peak flavor.
Farm Share Veggie Bake Recipe
Not sure what to do with your big box of produce? This anything-goes egg bake recipe from our recipe guru Emerald works perfectly with just about any veg and is wonderful at brunch.
What You’ll Need:
8 oz rustic, hearty bread
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 lb. leafy greens, like kale or spinach
12 oz roughly-chopped bacon
1 small bunch radishes, quartered, or other root vegetable
1 bulb fennel, sliced (or substitute other crisp vegetable)
12 scallions, thinly sliced
10 cloves garlic, sliced
Chili flakes or sliced jalapeño, to taste
2 c heavy cream
2 oz grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling over
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 400 F. Tear bread into small chunks and toss with enough salt and olive oil to lightly coat. Spread out inside a large baking dish and toast in the oven until crisp, 18–22 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add leafy greens. Blanch until just barely wilted and tender, then drain and roughly chop.
Add chopped bacon to the pot and place over medium heat. Cook until lightly crisped, then transfer to a paper towel to drain. Leave a slick of grease in the pot, pouring off any excess.
Return pot to medium heat and add radishes and fennel. Cook, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned, 5–6 minutes. Toss in scallions, garlic, and chili. Cook until fragrant, 2–3 minutes. Stir in reserved bacon and kale, the add the cream and 2 oz Parmesan.
Spoon mixture over the toasted bread in the baking dish distributing evenly. Make six wells in the mixture, then crack an egg into each. Return dish to oven and bake until eggs reach desired doneness, 13–17 minutes. Sprinkle with more Parmesan immediately after removing from oven. Let cool slightly before serving.