ABCSA launch at ABC Kitchen; © Laina MacRae.
Parker Posey is not a farmer but she does have fond memories of produce. “When my parents were dating they were very poor, so my dad couldn’t take my mom out,” Posey says. “They would go to the grocery store and pick out funny looking vegetables. When I grew up, we’d still go and find the ones with personality.” Unfortunately, having the actress handpick a shipment of oddball vegetables is not one of the services offered by ABC Kitchen’s new CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, ABCSA, for which Posey is the spokeswoman. But starting this Thursday, ABCSA members will be able to collect biweekly shipments of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and eggs from Hudson Valley farms along with recipe cards and preparation tips from chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and F&W BNC 2012 Dan Kluger. Find out more about becoming a member here.
In between bites of sugar snap peas during the ABCSA kick-off party, Posey chatted with F&W about her agrarian side, cake pop obsession and idea for an interactive, murder mystery foodie movie.
If you had a farm, what would you grow?
Mushrooms. There’s a Mennonite couple upstate in the Hudson Valley and they grow shiitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms in a big garage. They have these giant barrels of whatever all that stuff is—mulch and dirt—and humidifiers, and you see all these mushrooms growing around the space. They’re so delicious and good for you, and one of my favorite things to eat and cook.