Turns out, the Boxcar Press staff loves food nearly as much as they love letterpress.
In 2008, we partnered with Grindstone Farm, a 240 acre organic farm located in Pulaski, NY. Boxcar Press now subsidizes the CSA Shares for all of their employees, and provides a pick up location for the community. Turns out, it was an easy way to make a positive impact for a cause we care about! According to Grindstone owner and farmer Dick de Graff, participating in a CSA is one of the best ways to support local farmers; by purchasing a “share” of the farmer’s crops at the beginning of the season, the buyer shares in the risk and reward of whatever the season brings.
Pictured here are some of the “rewards” of this year’s harvest season, which is about to come to an end.
Interested in finding a CSA in your area? Check out localharvest.com for information on CSAs, U Pick Farms, Farmers Markets, and Co-ops near you!
We want to hear from you! We love how much letterpress community members pitch in to help others. What causes does your letterpress shop support?
Want to see more photos from our trip to Grindstone Farm & our CSA pick-up location here at Boxcar Press? Click here to view our slideshow on Flickr! <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/47651592@N05/sets/72157627998339404/show/"
We’re constantly finding cool things around Syracuse, and we love to see exciting new things happening in the area. Lots of independent businesses are springing up, there’s a great push to buy local products, and some new public art displays are just a few of the things we’re diggin’ these days.
So, needless to say, we were beyond psyched to find out that Syracuse First – a local nonprofit dedicated to getting the people of Syracuse to think, buy & be local by supporting independent businesses within the community – did a great feature on us here at Boxcar Press! Visit the Syracuse First Blog to see the full profile, and check out their website to find other great businesses around here.
We thought we’d share some of our favorite Syracuse First businesses – if you’re in the area, check them out!
- Freedom of Espresso: A great coffee shop – they supply the coffee that keeps our company moving!
- Farmshed CNY – A great app for your phone that puts local CNY food producers at your fingertips.
- Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo – The zoo is a popular hangout for the Boxcar babies!
- Lilipad Creations – A line of funky handmade bags (and one of our neighbors in the Delavan Center!)
- Syracuse Soapworks – Fantastic soaps made just down the street.
Big thanks again to Syracuse First for the awesome feature!