Happy September from Local Bushel!

September just may be the greatest month to be a farmer! 

It is a time when months and months of hard work and planning culminate in some of the largest— and most delicious— harvests of the season.

September is also a month fraught with the challenges of keeping up with the harvest, but tempered with the reward of cooler days and the promise of winter. For farmers, it is also a month of sowing cover crop to protect fields and bailing silage to feed livestock.

For us at Local Bushel, it's a month of transition. September is usually the month when we savor the taste of our last tomato sandwich and wipe the juice of a fresh peach off our chins one last time before we start to crave the earthy flavors of winter squash and fall vegetables.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and we look forward to kicking off the fall season with the last tastes of summer and the first hints of autumn!

Locally yours,
Local Bushel

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Happy August from Local Bushel!

Welcome to the dog days of summer!

August is the month when our favorite summer fruits start to burst with all the best flavors of the season. Tomatoes and sweet peppers are ripening on the vine, as the warm summer nights allow for our growers’ fruit sets to mature well. It’s looking like this year should bring a real bumper crop of nightshades!

August is also a big month for planting fall vegetables. It’s hard to think about in this kind of heat, but our farmers are hard at work getting crops like kale, cabbage and broccoli in the ground for autumn harvest. These young transplants have absolutely loved this last week of rain!

We hope you are all enjoying the summer and we can’t wait to have you taste all of our favorite flavors of the year. Field ripened, freshly harvested and delivered straight to your kitchen!
 

Locally yours,
Local Bushel

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Summer Farm Trips!

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Chef Meets Farmer trips!

Both farm trips will include:
• Visits to two farms to see in-season produce in the field and animals at pasture
• Farmer-led session on farming practices
• Visit to a local farm stand
• Delicious farm fresh lunch
• Transportation to and from NYC

Space is limited, so RSVP below to save your spot!
The cost is $20/person. 


Chef Meets Farmer: August
Monday, August 6th
9AM-6PM

Chef Meets Farmer: July
Tuesday, July 31st
9AM-6PM

Happy July from Local Bushel!

As many of you know, spring in the tri-state area was one of the wettest on record. While excess rain is usually welcomed by livestock farmers who love to see their grass grow, our vegetable growers had a tough row to hoe getting into some of their fields.

But not to worry, summer is finally here! Extended streaks of warm, sunny days have given an excellent start to the squash season. Make sure you try all of our different offerings on this product.

Warm weather also means tomatoes, eggplant and other "nightshade" vegetables are right around the corner. Expect these "sweethearts" of summer to be on our platform soon.

As always, we are excited to be working with all of you to grow the market for local produce. Happy summer and happy eating!

Locally yours,
Local Bushel

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