*In the box Lewis Waite Farms

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).



Annual Town Hall Meeting & Returning Member Sign Ups

Happy 2013 Sunnyside CSA! It’s time for us to roll out BIG announcements, so please stay tuned and get ready for the 2013 Summer/Autumn season.

Town Hall Meeting

Sunnyside CSA will host our annual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24th in the big main meeting room at SCS from 6:30 – 8p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend the Town Hall Meeting. It’s your chance to speak your mind, ask questions, and talk to our wonderful farmers that make it all happen.

Returning Member Sign Up

Returning Members, Sign Up for the 2013 Summer/Autumn veggie, fruit, herb and dairy shares will take place directly after the Town Hall Meeting.

Here’s how to be prepared:

1. Read about the share options

2. Download and print the Membership ContractSunnyside CSA 2013 Contract

3. Bring your checkbook

4. Attend the Town Hall meeting and meet your farmers!

Important to Note:

This first sign-up is only open to current members (in good standing).

Sunnyside CSA will not be offering online sign ups for the 2013 Summer/Autumn shares. You MUST sign up IN PERSON.

If you are not a returning member, you will be able to sign-up soon. Please make sure to Join our Yahoo email group and stay tuned for details.

*In the box

In the Box: Winter, Week #2

Golden Earthworm Share*
Yellow Potatoes – 4 lb.
Parsnips – 1 lb.
Rutabaga – 1.5 lb.
Watermelon Radish – 1.5 lb.
Red Beets – 2 lb.
Carrots – 5 lb.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lb.
Savoy Cabbage – 1 head
Green Cabbage – 1 head
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Winter Sun Share
Green beans
Butternut squash puree
Tomato puree
FRESH Pea shoots

Golden Earthworm Cider Share

Golden Earthworm Apple Share