Lewis Waite Farms

Get Groceries With Your CSA Shares

Did you know you could be shopping local farms at the same time you pick up your weekly CSA shares? Plus, Lewis Waite Farms provides free delivery to all Sunnyside CSA members.

Meat, eggs and yogurt are some of the most popular items, but there’s plenty beyond that. There’s also cheese, breads, pastas, drinks, other pantry and dairy items–even frozen pizzas! On top of free delivery, prices can beat farmer’s markets and organic grocery stores.

Orders come twice a month, and you can order as late as Monday for Thursday pick-up that same week. (Although they do try to accommodate late orders, items are not guaranteed. Plus the sooner you order, the more options you have.) You can pay online or when you pick up.

The next order is scheduled to deliver July 6th, so you still have time to order!

To learn more about Lewis Waite Farm and how to order, click here.

To register for an account, visit their site. There’s also a page of FAQs if you’re interested.

If you have any specific questions, or need help with registering, you can always contact us at

Lewis Waite Farms

Special Products Shares Announced!

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!

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Winter Shares, Week 3

Join us on Tuesday, February 4th from 7pm-9pm for our first annual Open House at Sunnyside Community Services.

Bring your checkbook to sign up for your 2014 share, bring some mad money for a raffle ticket to win a fruit share courtesy of Briermere Farms, and bring your taste buds to sample offerings from our expanded list of vendors–including beer, wine, kombucha, fish, milk, a la carte veggies, and, of course, our dearly beloved Lewis Waite and Golden Earthworm Farm.

And if you haven’t already, please fill out our annual survey by 1/31. We’ll be discussing the results at the Open House on Tuesday night.

Beets! Image via Golden Earthworm

Golden Earthworm Share
Watermelon Radish
White or Yellow Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

Winter Sun Share
Sweet Corn
Butternut Squash Puree
Pea Shoots
Tomato Puree

Village Fishmonger Fish Share

Big aLICe Beer Share
Bremiere Apple Share
Bremiere Cider Share


Sunnyside CSA Annual Open House

Happy 2014 Sunnyside CSA! Tune in and get ready for the 2014 Summer/Autumn season!

CSA News, Food & Sign-Ups

Our new 2014 Open House is not your average share sign-up soiree. It’s a news, food and sign-ups happening! Plus, a great opportunity to really get to know your CSA:

News: Share your feedback about the season, hear from the core group about the work we did this year, and help determine the direction for next season.

Food: We are excited to host our special product vendors with samples of things you could sign up for this year (if the demand is there)…  and… drumroll please…

Sign-Ups for 2014 Summer/Autumn season! This will be the only in-person sign-up this year- check out our 2014 Summer Share contract here. Sign-ups are on a first-come-first-serve basis, but if you can’t make it to the Open House, we will have online sign-ups soon. Plus, we have more special products coming this summer, like dairy, fish and more— those will be conducted in a separate sign-up later on.

Sunnyside CSA 2014 Open House

Date: Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Sunnyside Community Services

With the following vendors confirmed (and others still TBA):

Golden Earthworm Farm
No open house would be complete without our beloved veggie farmers who provide us with amazing vegetables all year round. Hear about their 2013 adventures, give them feedback, and find out what’s in store for 2014!

Enlightenment Wine
Check out wine samples for a potential wine share in 2014!

Big Alice Brewing
If you missed out on our winter beer share, here’s your chance to taste what you missed!

Village Fishmonger
Try their ceviche samples and consider a fish share for 2014!

Local kombucha and pickles in your CSA? That’s right!

Lewis Waite
Our wonderful partners will have a selection of cheese, bread, raspberry jam, hummus, brittle, ruby sauerkraut, apple bubbly and beef kielbasa, all available through the CSA.

Their year-round, a la carte webstore would give Sunnyside CSA’ers access to year-round veggies and more!

Milk Not Jails
Try their dairy samples and find out about their shares!

A few topics to be covered at the meeting:
– Golden Earthworm Organic Farm update
– Special products update and Lewis Waite product tasting
– Share your thoughts on the CSA and ideas for next season
– Learn about the Subsidized Share Program
– Year-end recap about the CSA’s finances, programs, and policies

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for your feedback!

The results of the 2013 survey—and the future of our CSA—will be discussed at our big Open House meeting on Tuesday, February 4, from 7-9 pm (see above).



Want to Join the CSA Core Group?! Opening for a Special Products Coordinator Position

As we transition to winter and cool-weather veggies, the CSA Core Group is also making a few changes, and we need your help! To keep the CSA running, we have an immediate need for a new Special Products Coordinator. If you want to get to know your community better, get more involved with the world of local, organic food, and want to learn more about sustainable farming in and around NYC, here’s a great opportunity!

Special Products Coordinator
This person coordinates logistics for all CSA products outside of the regular Golden Earthworm vegetable and fruit shares. They are the primary contact for, and liaison with, the farms that provide us with meat, eggs, dairy and frozen veggies (aka: Lewis Waite Farms, Milk Not Jails and Winter Sun Farms). Remember, all Core Group members are volunteers and this position requires that you be available to communicate with our partnering farms, answer CSA member questions, and attend our monthly Core Group meetings. Needless to say, if you become a Core Group member, it will fulfill your volunteer requirement for the CSA.

So if you’re organized, sociable, and interested in getting more involved in the running of the CSA, we need you!

CONTACT US if you’re interested or curious.