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Donations for Queens Feeds Hospitals

Join us in our goal to raise at least $1000 to feed healthcare workers at hospitals in our area.

Queens Feeds Hospitals is a great organization that has been created to raise money, feed essential healthcare workers, and support local restaurants all at the same time. It’s a great way to do a whole lot of collective good, and we’re happy to help support this cause with all of you. The $1000 goal feeds 70 healthcare workers, but of course the more we raise the more we can contribute.

How to donate?

We’re glad you asked! Simply send you payment online the same way you pay for your shares, via PayPal. Two rules for payments:

  1. Remember to choose “Sending to a friend” so PayPal won’t charge a fee
  2. In the Note section add “Donation for Queens Feeds Hospitals” so we know what it’s for

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to see updates!

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Summer Signups are Open

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for… online signups are ready to go! Check out the fruit & veggies we offer during the summer, plus all of the special shares we have for you this year. We’re really excited for the new options.

Remember, all of our shares are available a la carte. You don’t need to sign up for a main share to get a special share for the season. Also Lewis Waite is available as bi-weekly deliveries, and you can order any time during the season. You order straight from them and pay them directly, but pickup is the same time and place as shares.

If you don’t think you can use a full share, feel free to find 1 or 2 other people to share with. There will be one main account holder responsible, but payment and volunteer shifts can be split up however you want.

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Summer Open House is coming soon

Stop by the open house and get first dibs on a Summer Share! We’ll have members of the core group sharing a short intro into the CSA, tables with representatives of the farms and local businesses ready with samples and answers to your questions. And the best part–everyone attending can sign up right then to secure their spot for a Summer Share.

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Volunteer Winter Share

Hello, Winter Shares! (And Volunteer Updates)

We’re excited to have gotten our first winter share this past Thursday. Hopefully everyone has already jumped in and started enjoying the first of the winter harvest.

If you’re new to vegetable shares, look out for an email from the farm a day or so before delivery to see the vegetables coming, and recipes to try. You can also find this info on their website. Another great place for recipes is on Golden Earthworm’s Facebook page.

Also, if you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shift, PLEASE DO SO NOW by clicking here–everyone pitching in is how we keep things running!

Speaking of volunteers, we’re still looking for a Site Coordinator. This position is part of the Core Group, and makes sure truck delivery and pick-ups run smoothly the day of. This means you need to be able to be there to meet the truck at 3:00, check in with first shifts (communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator as needed), and check in at the end during cleanup. Because this is a big job, the Site Coordinator gets a full share of veggies for free! If you think this sounds like a good fit, please email us right away to find out more.

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Tasty Things are Coming

Join our second annual CSA Cook-off

Bring your favorite dish (or dishes), or just come and help us pick the winner! See the flyer for details.

Items can be dropped off anytime starting at 4:30 on the day of pickup. Please include a list of ingredients for those with allergies.

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Winter Share

Winter Sign-ups are Here!

It’s that time of year again, and we’re excited for a new winter season of delicious, roasted vegetables (and all the other tasty foods). Last day for sign up and payment is November 15th.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WINTER SHARES CONTRACT

A few notes on winter shares:

  • Please remember that your share isn’t final until payment is made.
  • Pay close attention to each share’s pick up dates, some last longer or shorter than others.
  • IF YOU PAY THROUGH PAYPAL, PLEASE CHOOSE “SENDING TO A FRIEND.” If you choose the other option PayPal charges a 6% fee which is not accounted for in our admin fees, and we’ll be forced to pass on to you. And as of this summer, PayPal no longer allows us to refund the 6%.

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Win a Turkey!

Enter to win a barn-raised turkey from Stonewood Farm (donated by Lewis Waite)!

All you need to do is buy a raffle ticket, or 5 or 10… Then cross your fingers for our announcement on November 14th. See the flyer for more info. All proceeds benefit the CSA Subsidy program.

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CSA Harvest Festival is this weekend!

Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival is this Sunday, October 20th. Visit the farm, and enjoy fun events for members only (and their guests). This is a FREE event, with no RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy!

Take a walk around the farm fields and see where (and how) we grow your food, chat with your farmers, relax and picnic on the lawn with your family, watch a cooking demonstration and see the tractors in action, let the kids enjoy some fun farm activities and just breathe… Find more info here.

This event is held at the farm in Riverhead.
652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead

View directions to the farm here.

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Hey look, we’re on Instagram!

Our Instagram is back up and running! Follow us there for day-of pickup reminders, event info, recipe tips and more. Tag us with @sunnysidecsa or #sunnysidecsa to share your weekly food pics.

We’re also looking into how to better communicate with all of our members and community friends. If you have any ideas of what info you’d like to see on social media, on the website, or in our emails–or where the best place to communicate with you is, please feel free to let us know! (Or if you’re a social media guru looking for some quality volunteer hours…)

Either send us a note here, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram: @sunnysideCSA.

As a reminder, you can also always find the full pickup info on Golden Earthworm’s blog, or by joining their weekly email newsletter.

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Visit Golden Earthworm Farm on Oct 20th

Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival is coming soon, and it will be filled with a lot of fun events for members only (and their guests). This is a FREE event, with no RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy! View directions to the farm here.

Here is info from the farm:

What to Bring
A picnic lunch and lawn chairs or a blanket.
Wear sturdy shoes for walking around the farm! Strollers are welcome, but please leave your pets at home. (Per food safety regulations.)

Ongoing Activities
Walking Tours
Tractor Demonstrations
Live Music
Farmstand Open

Cooking Demo – 11:00am
Emilie Raffa of The Clever Carrot

Kids Activities
Storytelling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Face Painting
Gifts from the Earth – 1:00pm

Food
Please bring your own picnic lunch!  
We will have a limited supply of tamales and baked goods for sale as well.