Category Archives: 2016 Share Details

Winter Share Signups Are HERE!

The Winter Share signups are here, but listen up- they’re very different than last year, so please read carefully!

We’re excited to announce several winter shares for this season, to keep you eating well during the cold months. Even better, our  different partners have joined forces to deliver their food on the same pickup dates with Lewis Waite a la carte orders, making your winter eating as convenient and simple as possible. You can sign up before November 15th via this link, which also has all the details. But briefly, here’s what we’ve got:

Golden Earthworm Root Vegetable Share– this is our core share, but please note- due to member feedback, this year’s share is about half the size and better spread out throughout the winter. If you want as many veggies as last year, order 2 shares!

Frozen Vegetable Share– this is the same much-loved frozen share from Winter Sun Farms (now called Bridge Shares) who freeze local produce in the summer for you to eat in the winter. Great taste, and a great way to eat local off-season.

Beer Share– Are you as excited by this as I am? Queens’ very own Bridge & Tunnel brewery will be offering growlers to keep your spirits up all winter! 2 different beers each delivery, selected form their rotating stock of brews. A beer connoisseur’s dream!

Fish Share– Our friends at Lewis Waite are working with various local fish purveyors to bring you local great frozen fish for those cold winter months! Check out the signup form for a list of fish!

 

Soap Share– Last, but certainly not least, is the continuation of our soap share, made right here in Sunnyside! These are truly great smelling soaps that also happen to make great Holiday gifts!

SIGN UP FOR A SHARE TODAY!

2016 Signups Now Open

Signups are open!  Use our online form and sign up for our email list to get an alert and receive our newsletters.

Our offerings this year:

Golden Earthworm Vegetable Share

$570 for 26 weeks (includes a $22 administrative fee to cover CSA operating costs). From Golden Earthworm Organic Farm. The share consists of an average of 6-10 vegetables and will generally start small and get larger as the season progresses. Runs May 26th – November 17th.

Briermere Farms Fruit Share
$100 for 15 weeks (includes a $4 administrative fee to cover CSA operating costs).The share includes non-organic, minimally treated apples, peaches, and pears. 3-4lbs per week. July-October.
Backyard Bees Soap Share
$75 for 6 deliveries (includes a $3 administrative fee to cover CSA operating costs).Handcrafted in Sunnyside, Queens using local honey, beeswax, and other high quality ingredients. Plant-based oils with no animal fats; naturally scented with essential oils or fragrance free; eco-friendly. Bars are rustic slabs,approximately 3 1/2 x 4″, packaged with 100% recyclable materials. Two bars per month – one honey “sweet” bar and one specialty bar (total 12 bars/share), plus a monthly “sweet surprise”.

2016 CSA Shares Opening Soon

It’s almost time for our Open House, where you can sign up for veggie and fruit shares for the 2016 season. If you can’t make the open house, then online signups will open soon. Watch this space or follow us on Facebook for reminders.

Here are the details:

Golden Earthworm Veg Share
$570 for 26 weeks (includes a $22 administrative fee to cover CSA operating costs). From Golden Earthworm Organic Farm. The share consists of an average of 6-10 vegetables and will generally start small and get larger as the season progresses.

Briermere Farms Fruit Share
$100 for 16+ weeks (includes a $4 administrative fee to cover CSA operating costs). Provided by Briermere Farms in association with Golden Earthworm Farm. The share includes non-organic, minimally treated berries, peaches, apples, and possibly apricots, plums, nectarines, and pears. Begins in July.

Share requirements:
Season is Thursdays from May 26 to Nov 17 2016.
Thursday pickups 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services. Shares not picked up will be donated.
Members must do a minimum of 2 volunteer shifts per season. Each shift is approximately 2
hours.

Open House–Spring Share Sign Ups, Dosas, Fruit Share Raffle and More!

Tuesday,  February 9th
7pm-9pm
Sunnyside Community Services

If you’re ready for the veggies, come to the Sunnyside CSA Open House for a fun evening celebrating local food and preparing for the 2016 season.

Not only will you be able to sign up for vegetable shares from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm and fruit shares from Briermere Farms, but you will also:

–Meet the Golden Earthworm farmers and get a preview of their plans for 2016
–Meet representatives from Lewis Waite Farms and try free samples of their offerings
–Enter a raffle to win a free fruit share
–Purchase chef Anup Joshi’s dosas (gluten free with meat and veg options)
–Apply for a subsidized share
–Learn more about Sunnyside Community Services and how they impact our community
–Tell the CSA Core Team what matters to you. You can even join us. We’re looking for an Events Coordinator and always have room for passionate team members

And most of all, meet your fellow locavores and food lovers!

(All proceeds benefit the subsidized share program.)