Lifestyle Get fresh veggies and fruit with GrowNYC this summer GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box returns for the season this week. Photo Credit: GrowNYC By MEREDITH DELISO firstname.lastname@example.org @themerryness July 7, 2015 5:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Here's one way to get healthy, seasonal produce this summer. GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box program returns for the summer season this week, with a bag of farm-fresh vegetables and fruits available at 19 locations throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan for $12. Now in its third season, the public program offers communities the quality and variety found in a Community Supported Agriculture share, but with the flexibility of ordering week-to-week. Each bag contains seven to nine seasonal fruits and vegetables from small and mid-sized farms located primarily in New York State, as well as healthy recipes and tips on storage and preparation. To buy a bag, visit a Fresh Food Box site during distribution hours, order and pay (cash, credit/debit, EBT and Health Bucks accepted), then pick up the following week. For more info, visit grownyc.org/foodbox. Find a site near you QUEENS Adventureland Child Care 32-04 31st Ave., Long Island City Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. from July 24-Nov. 20 Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement 1025 41st Ave., Long Island City Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 BRONX Claremont Neighborhood Center489 E. 169th St.Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 Bronxworks1130 Grand ConcourseWednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 BROOKLYN St. Mark's Head Start and UPK 2017 Beverley Rd., Prospect Park South Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. now through Nov. 24 Bishop Sexton Head Start933 Herkimer St., Bedford-StuyvesantWednesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 ACE Head Start1419 Broadway, BushwickWednesdays from 1-4 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 Inner Force Tots Learning Center1181 East New York Ave., BrownsvilleFridays from 3-6 p.m. from July 10-Nov. 20 Halsey Community Garden462 Halsey St., Bedford-StuyvesantSaturdays from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. from July 11-Nov. 21 MANHATTAN Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center 415 E. 93rd St. Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. now through Nov. 24 East Harlem Bilingual Head Start 440-46 E. 116th St. Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 Nicholas Cardell Day Care Center84 Vermilyea Ave.Wednesdays from 2:30-6 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 Hudson Guild Children's Center459 W. 26th St.Tuesdays from 2:30-6 p.m. July 8 through Nov. 25 Fresh Food Box recipe Corn saladRecipe by Nicole Tucker, Fresh Food Box program coordinator "I love this salad because it's not only easy and delicious, it's incredibly flexible," says Tucker. "You can pretty much put anything in it, and it will be good. Use this recipe as a guideline, not a set of laws." 2 ears corn1/2 pint cherry tomatoes2 stalks of celery4 sweet snacking peppers 1/2 cup fresh herbs (such as cilantro, parsley and basil)2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegarSalt and pepper Wash and shred the herbs with a knife.Combine the herbs, olive oil, vinegar, some salt and some pepper in the bottom of a large bowl.Shuck the corn and cut the raw kernels from the cob by standing the shucked corn on one end in a shallow bowl and, using a large sharp knife, slice downward.Wash and halve or quarter the cherry tomatoes.Wash and dice the celery and snacking peppers.Add all raw vegetables to the large bowl and mix. Serve alone, as a side or on a bed of lettuce greens. By MEREDITH DELISO email@example.com @themerryness Meredith has been a features editor with amNewYork since 2013, covering dining, health, travel and books. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.