Community Supported Agriculture: Home Grown Café in Newark
Vegging Out: Fans of community supported agriculture turn to spots like Home Grown Café.
Home Grown Café in Newark gets its produce from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative.
Photo by Ron Dubick
Those who appreciate fresh produce and want to be part of community supported agriculture sometimes need look no further than their favorite natural-organic market or restaurant. “For us, it’s a lot of column A, column B,” says Eric Aber, owner of Home Grown Café in Newark. For several years, Aber had been buying food from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. When the co-op wanted to expand a couple years ago, Aber volunteered Home Grown as a drop spot. “The rest evolved organically,” Aber says, “no pun intended.” CSA works like this: For a subscription fee, you get a share of whatever the farm’s, or farms’, produce is that week. “Then you go home and figure out what to do with it,” Aber says. “It’s kind of fun, like one of those cooking shows where you get a bunch of things, then have to make it into something great.” Lancaster Farm Fresh also delivers to Fresh Thymes restaurant in Wilmington and Harvest Market in Hockessin. Sign up now for spring—subscriptions are limited. (lancasterfarmfresh.com) —Mark Nardone