We have added a whole bunch of new special products for the 2014 season! I’m talking kombucha, fermented foods, wine, and eggs–plus, we’re bringing back the ever popular dairy, fish, beer, and herb shares.
In addition, Lewis Waite Farms has created share plans for all kinds of different products, including bread, organ meats, cheese, meat, and more. You can always order a la carte from Lewis Waite, but if you’d like them to do the work for you, sign up for a share plan.
All of the details and a link to the sign up form can be found on our new Special Products page. You may never need to go to the grocery store again!
Happy March Everyone! This will be the final Winter Share delivery. What next?! Sign up for the Summer/Autumn 2014 season! Right now, you can sign up for vegetable and fruit shares, and very soon, you will be able to sign up for special product shares.
Bremiere Apple Share
1 mixed bag of Golden Delicious and Macoun apples
Bremiere Cider Share
Winter Sun Share
Village Fishmonger Fish Share
Big aLICe Beer Share
First pickup! (if you signed up for a beer share)
A few friendly reminders & updates:
Fruit Share Raffle
Briermere Farms has generously donated us a Summer Fruit Share for the upcoming season–that’s a $140 value! The fruit share runs for 16 or more weeks, usually beginning in July. Members receive 1-2 kinds of fruit a week from Briermere Farms, including a variety of berries, apples, pears, & peaches.
We’ll be selling tickets during this week’s pickup (1/9) and the following pickup (1/30). Tickets are $5 for 1, $10 for 3, and $20 for 10. Please bring cash. All ticket sales support our subsidy program, which offers reduced-cost CSA shares for families who want to eat healthily but could use a little financial help. For more info on summer fruit shares, check out our website.
Upcoming Member Items
The Annual Member Survey will be distributed via email soon. Please take the time to give feedback! Remember, it’s OUR CSA!
Town Hall Meeting ~ Save the Date ~ February 4th
Sign-ups for returning members will start at the Town Hall.
Years in the making, we have finally found a way to bring you the very-exciting new Sunnyside Beer Share! That’s right! Joan, our Special Products Coordinator, has been working overtime to bring more food options to our CSA. And, while she’s not done yet, she’s started a hopefully-long-lasting relationship with the good folks at Big Alice Brewing in Long Island City. They’re an exciting new nano-brewery specializing in really unique, limited-run batches that are currently only available in a few places- one of which is now through us!
HOW IT WORKS
Each share gets you one 750 ml bottle per pickup. We have 4 pickups (Jan. 9th, Jan. 30th, Feb. 20th, and Mar. 13th, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Sunnyside Community Services) and the cost is $65 for the four bottles (They retail for $18 each at the brewery.) These are the same pickup dates as our Winter Vegetable Share pickups.
The brewers need to taste test each batch before release, so it’s impossible to predict what we’re going to get, but they’ve promised to give us a good mix of flavors, colors, and styles. Here is a list of what’s scheduled to brew during that time:
Gunpowder Tea Rye Ale, Ginger Oatmeal Raisin Stout, Dandelion Fennel IPA, Birch Brown Ale, Sour Dark Beer w/ Hibiscus, Sour Ale w/ Bitter Orange Peel, Coffee White Stout, White Ash Aged Black Ale, Hickory Aged Super Saison, Hard Maple Aged Sour Rye Stout, Cherry Wood Aged Smoked Chocolate Stout, Yellow Birch Aged Barleywine, Rooibos Grand Cru, Purple Sweet Potato Farmhouse Ale. Wow!
We’re treating this as a test run. If things go well, we will continue the Beer Share throughout the summer CSA season (either weekly or bi-weekly, depending on how things go) so if beer is your passion, make sure you support this share or it might not continue!
You can pay with a check or via pay pal (which we prefer, but either is fine.) Just make sure you read and follow the payment directions! Please sign up as soon as possible so that we can gauge interest, but the official deadline is December 31, 2013!
AND DON’T FORGET…
You can still sign up for our Winter Fish Share, and order a variety of vegetables, meat, cheese, and more through our many food partners! Read more…
Please make sure to join the Sunnyside CSA Yahoo group, to stay informed of important news and updates! Just send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” to join.