Ready for the First Pick-Up of 2012?!

The first pick-up of the season will be on Thursday, May 31st from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services on 39th Street. Remember to sign up for your volunteer shifts while picking up your box! The season will then run for 26 weeks, skipping Thanksgiving. The last delivery of the season is on Thursday, November 29th.

Please take a look at the 2012_CSA_Member_Shares list (Excel) to make sure you are correctly signed up for your vegetable, fruit and herb shares. If you have questions, please Contact Us.

For those of you wondering what’s up with our new shares (dairy, pickles, flowers), we’ll have an update really soon—sorry. There have been some logistical snags in getting it going. Thanks for being patient!

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Sign Up for Dairy, Flower and Pickle Shares

We are excited to work with Milk Not Jails and Partners Trace Farm to offer dairy, flower and pickle shares this year! Check out the details below and sign-up for the shares at Sunnyside Community Services on Tuesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Milk, yogurt and pickle samples will be available at sign-up. Yum!

Dairy Shares from Milk Not Jails

We will be offering milk and plain yogurt from Milk Not Jails. The milk will be from small local farms, low temperature pasteurized and non-homogenized. Visit the Milk Not Jails website to learn about how your purchase will help the rural upstate economy.

The dairy season will run the entire 26 week CSA season. You may choose as many containers of milk and yogurt as your household is likely to consume in a week.

  • Half gallons of milk (available in whole, low-fat and fat-free) will be $130, which works out to $5 per half gallon.
  • Quarts of milk (available in whole, low-fat and fat-free) are $78, which is $3 per quart.
  • 32 oz containers of plain yogurt (available in whole and fat-free) will be $104, which is $4 per container.

Monthly a la carte ordering will be available from Milk Not Jails during the season as well. Milk and plain yogurt will be available, along with flavored yogurt, half and half, butter, heavy cream, ice cream and cheese. More information will be sent at a later time, but you do not need to have a dairy share to order a la carte. A la carte orders and payments will be through the Milk Not Jails website and pick-up will be at Sunnyside Community Services.

Lauren Melodia, the founder of Milk Not Jails, will join us on Tuesday to answer questions and share milk and yogurt samples.

Flower Bouquets and Pickle Shares from Partners Trace Farm

We will be offering flower bouquet shares and pickle shares from Partners Trace FarmPartners Trace is a 6 acre farm based in New Paltz started by Amoreen Armett and Tierney Dearing Medick. Deliveries will probably start in June.

The flowers and greenery in the bouquets will be heirloom and native plants, not treated with pesticides or chemical fertilizers. A 10 week flower share will be $160 and consist of a European style hand tied bouquet. Amoreen and Tierney say they really like the creativity of assembling the bouquets for the flower share.

10 week pickle share will be $100 and consist of a 16 oz jar of pickles every week. The produce is grown by Partners Trace and they happily accept suggestions for pickles and will introduce new varieties based on customer demand. We will have samples of three varieties at sign-up: simply dill; orange zest, pink peppercorns and chili pepper; and beets with ginger and allspice.

Want a Share But Can’t Come to Sign-Up?

If you would like a dairy, flower or pickle share but can’t come to sign-up on Tuesday, April 10, please email special_products [at] or Contact Us with your name and what products you’re signing up for. Or download the contract and mail it and your check to:
Sunnyside CSA
PO Box 4383
Sunnyside, NY  11104

Don’t delay! We must receive your check and contract by April 15th!