This week meet a CSA family!
Who are you? We are Eric Haber, Gretchen Maneval, our 7-month old son Sebastian, and our dog Winnie (though she doesn’t get to enjoy much of the CSA).
What do you do? Eric is a School Social Worker at Brooklyn Generation School, a new public small high school in Canarsie (www.brooklyngeneration.org). Gretchen in the Director of the Center for the Study of Brooklyn, a Brooklyn-focused think-tank based at Brooklyn College (www.studybrooklyn.org). Sebastian crawls around and loves to laugh, and Winnie gives licks and catches Frisbees.
Where do you live? We live on Lincoln Place in Crown Heights.
Where did you grow up? We both grew up in Maryland, Eric in the DC area and Gretchen in Baltimore.
How long have you been a member? This is our first year with the PLG CSA.
When you do your pickup where are you coming from? Eric typically does our pick-ups, and he is generally coming from a long day at his school.
Where are you going to? He is heading home to the rest of us.
What are you never without at pickup? Quarters for parking on Flatbush Ave.
What time is it usually? Around 4:30.
Who cooks your veggies/fruits? We both do.
Who eats them? We all do, Winnie less so.
What do you think you use the most? The tomatoes seem to go the fastest.
What’s your favorite fruit or veggie score? Tough to say…those big leaves of fresh mint from June were great in mojitos, but the first butter lettuce of the season was also incredible. Also we have loved making Kale chips.
What’s the best part of the CSA? Knowing that our produce is local and organic.
Is there a fun fact about you that you would like to share? Sebastian’s CSA favorite has been the carrots. Much sweeter than supermarket carrots.