The certified organic farm already delivers carrots and greens to restaurants in Boston and New York via distributors, but this is its first time offering a CSA drop point outside of Vermont. "We know there's a demand for good, organic, farm-grown food," said staffer Taylar Foster. "It seems like a natural extension."
Five pick-up sites in Brooklyn are currently planned, said Foster, including coworking spaces and a yoga studio. The initial goal is to get 100 New York-based customers signed up. If all goes well, Pete's will add more sites and customers for the summer share season. As in Vermont, those who volunteer as site hosts will get discounted shares.
While Pete's is extending its out-of-state reach, Foster said, don't expect the company to have a reduced presence in Vermont. "We're working on finding more places to sell our product," Foster explained. "We grow a lot of vegetables, and we're making sure we have the opportunity to sell everything we grow ... We'd love for more Vermonters to become members of our CSA."