Name: Caroline Nagy
What is your role in the Prospect Park CSA? I work on our website and social media (so I am actually interviewing myself right now!). In the past I’ve also worked on community outreach, and most importantly I am a happy consumer of our CSA’s delicious food!
Why did you decide to become involved with the CSA? I really love cooking and eating delicious food, and thought that joining a CSA would be a fantastic way to do this while also supporting a family farm and getting to know my neighbors. Plus, getting new vegetables that I wouldn’t usually buy through the CSA has really expanded my repertoire as a cook. Kohlrabi doesn’t even intimidate me anymore! Also, my partner Anthony helped start Prospect Park CSA as its founding treasurer, so the CSA kind of came to me.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering with Prospect Park CSA? I work for the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, a foreclosure-prevention and Sandy recovery nonprofit where I do research, public education, and advocacy regarding housing issues. In my free time I love biking, food, hiking, going to concerts in parks, local politics, animals in general, and my two cats in particular.
What’s your favorite place in our neighborhood? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden! Followed by Chavelas, Washington Commons, and the Brooklyn Yoga Collective.
What’s your favorite dish to make with CSA produce? Summer: caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes. Fall: butternut squash and black bean enchiladas. Winter: Leek and potato soup.