THE CSA SMACKDOWN
Just Food’s CSA Smackdown is an action-packed, locally grown, live cooking competition that celebrates the undiscovered talent of everyday home cooks in the CSA community. This year's finals event will feature winning teams from five of Just Food's CSAs. With just 30 minutes to come up with the dish of a lifetime using a mystery box of CSA vegetables, contestants put their improvisational chops, creativity, and local food knowledge to the test. An all-star panel of local food celebrities will judge the competition, and the winning team will go home with WÜSTHOF knives and Anolon cookware.
- one WhistlePig cocktail;
- one raffle ticket;
- sustainable snacks from Saxelby Cheesemongers, Fleishers Craft Butchery, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, and more;
- and a donation to support Just Food.
Please note that this event is 21+.
- Grand Street CSA
- Katchkie Farm CSA
- Mid-Island/South Shore CSA
- Sunset Park CSA
- Yorkville CSA
ABOUT JUST FOOD & CSAs
Since 1995, Just Food has trained over 113 community groups to start and run Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects in New York City. CSA members buy shares in a farmers’ growing season and in return receive weekly neighborhood deliveries of fresh produce. This early bulk payment helps farmers plan for the season. Each year, over 44,000 New Yorkers access fresh, locally grown produce through Just Food's CSA Network. To learn more or find your nearest CSA, visit justfood.org/csaloc. All proceeds from the CSA Smackdown will support Just Food’s work to grow the CSA movement in New York City and subsidize CSA shares for New Yorkers in need.
Thank you to Garden of Eve Farm and Katchkie Farm for contributing CSA shares!
Thank you to our generous sponsors: