Category Archives: Events

CSA hosted/sponsored events

Winter Market is Coming!

It’s time for our annual holiday market, and this year it kicks off the first day of Winter Shares!

The holiday market is a chance to showcase local vendors, while giving you an easy one-stop location for holiday shopping. This year we’re featuring nine local vendors, including handmade accessories, soap, yummy treats and more.

Come check it out December 13th from 5:00-8:00pm.

Visit Golden Earthworm This Sunday

Hey CSAers! It’s your friendly reminder that tomorrow is the members-only day to visit the farm where all our delicious vegetables come from.

If you didn’t receive the email, details are below:


WEATHER UPDATE: Perfect fall weather – cool, crisp & sunny!  Wear a light jacket and rain boots!

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th from 11am-3pm

This is a private event open to all current CSA Members
and their guests only
.  No RSVP needed.

Plan on arriving at the farm at 11am when we open.
The traffic (heading east) on the North Fork is crazy if you plan on arriving in the early afternoon.  Heading home (west) should be fine.

What to bring?
Please 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 Demos
11:30amAlexa Weitzman of Sustainable Pantry
1:30pm – Chef Robbi King

Kids Activities
Storytelling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Face Painting

Please bring your own picnic lunch!  
We will have a limited supply of soup and tamales for sale as sell.

We’re looking for a few folks to volunteer for two jobs – Parking & Traffic Coordinator and Welcome Table Attendants.
The time slots are 10:45am-12:45pm or 12:45pm-2:45pm.
Please e-mail us if you’re interested in helping out!  Thank you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at or reply to this e-mail.

We hope to see you there!

– Maggie, Farmer Matt & the crew

Strawberry Picking June 17

Take a ride with us to visit Golden Earthworm Organic Farm and pick all the sweet strawberries you want (first pint is free!).

Strawberry season is underway, and Golden Earthworm Farm is offering u-pick strawberries to CSA members only. You’re welcome to drive out to the farm on your own, but to make it even easier, we’ve chartered a bus!

When: Saturday, June 17th
Bus Pick up: 8:30am at Sunnyside Community Services
Bus Return: 5:30/6:00pm
Suggested Donation: $5 per person / $10 per family (kids free)

All veggie share members get a free quart of strawberries. Want more than a pint? Pick as much as you’d like for only $4.50/pint.

Sign up for a spot on the chartered bus here. (Spots are limited–sign up soon!)

Want to be more social? Sunnyside CSA is on Facebook and Twitter too!

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

Tuesday,  February 9th
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.)

Golden Earthworm Farm Fest–Sunday, October 18


(Open to current CSA members only.)

Join us for our annual CSA Harvest Festival on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th from 11am to 3pm.  Good food, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music, walking tours and more!  Come meet your farmers and see how and where we grow your food.
This event is held at our farm on the North Fork – 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY

Cooking Demo Schedule
11:30am – Emilie of the The Clever Carrot
2:00pm – Alexa of Sustainable Pantry

+ FREE for all current CSA members and their guests.
+ NO RSVP needed.
+ BRING your picnic (some food available for purchase)
+ STROLLERS welcome & encouraged!
+ WEAR sturdy walking shoes for touring the farm.

In The Box 9-10-15 + Cookbook Swap!

Too many cookbooks crowding your shelf? Need some kitchen inspiration? Join us Thursday, September 10th, for the first annual Sunnyside CSA Cookbook Swap! Bring a book, take a book. Share your favorite recipes with your fellow CSA’ers or bring home a new favorite. Unclaimed cookbooks at the end of the night will be donated to the Queens Library.

For farm news, recipe ideas, and storage tips, read the Golden Earthworm newsletter here.

Red Leaf Lettuce – 1 head
Acorn Squash – several pieces
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Red & Orange Long Peppers – several pieces
Mixed Red & Plum Tomatoes – 2 lb. total

*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak. (Since this box is a little light we will be getting something extra next week.)



Peaches – 1 bag
Pears – 1 bag

Sunnyside CSA’s Evening Soiree in the Garden

Meet your fellow CSA members, swap recipes, and learn about the Sunnyside Community Garden over drinks and appetizers. Join us for a summer social on Saturday, July 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the Sunnyside Community Garden (corner of 50th Street and Barnett Avenue). We’ll provide some mixers, cheese, crackers, and light snacks; bring any finger foods you’d like to share and your choice of beverage. Non-members are welcome, just let us know on your RSVP how many people are in your party.

Raffle! The Seed Experience

We are raffling off two tickets The Seed Experience, which sounds like a fascinating event. Bring cash to pickup this week and next week and help us raise money for our subsidized share program.

4th Annual Plant-based Food & Lifestyle Expo – The Seed Experience 2015

Eat, drink, shop and discover a vast market of 100+ delicious plat-based foods, and eco-friendly products and services from a variety of national and local artisan exhibitors. Get inspired by world-renowned speakers, champion athletes, and top chefs, and film screenings. Learn how to live a healthy, compassionate and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Highlights are: interview with Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd, presentation about nutrition and performance by ultra endurance athlete Rich Roll, and exclusive pre-premier screening of PlantPure Nation with Q&A with Nelson Campbell, 10+ cooking demos from top chefs, and much more.

• DATE: Weekend of June 20th & 21st, 2015
• HOURS: 10am – 6pm
• VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Tickets include:
• FREE membership to Food Matters TV value $7.95
• $25 off new users first UBER ride, or $20 off existing users first uberPOOL ride.