Dear Former and Future CSA Members,
It is our pleasure to finally announce that we will soon be ready to accept applications for the 2015 season. The season will run from June 3rd to October 28th.
Distribution will be on Wednesday evenings from 5-8pm at the Hour Children Food Pantry located on 11th Street between 36th and 37th Avenues. Single vegetable shares (enough for 2-4 people) will be $300 and double shares (enough for 4-6 people) will be $600. The cost breaks down to around $13.60/ week for a single share and $27.30/week for a double share for 6 months of locally grown, organic vegetables.
We will be premiering our new website which will allow you to sign up and pay online in the next few weeks, so please check your emails if you are interested in joining us this season. In addition to the vegetable shares, we’ll be offering extra shares items such as fruits, coffee, eggs, honey, and beef. Pricing for additional shares will be on the online application.
We are also very excited to be once again offering subsidized shares for families that are unable to afford the full cost of a CSA membership. This is largely due in part to the excellent participation we had in last year’s fundraiser and through the collection of membership fees this season. Although the number of subsidized shares we’ll be able to offer is limited, we hope to grow this number in future seasons through increased membership and fundraising. If you think you may qualify for assistance and would like to learn more, please contact the subsidy coordinator, Rebecca Pearce, at email@example.com and include the word “SUBSIDY” in the subject line. And as always, produce leftover from distributions is automatically donated to the food pantry.
Composting tumblers are available 24/7 outside of the Food Pantry, so if you haven’t given composting a go, have a try this coming season and help reduce landfill and contribute to the production of new soil that will help grow plants, trees, and veggies around the city. Rules for what is “compostable” can be found on Grow NYC’s website: http://www.grownyc.org/compost.
Lastly, CSAs are volunteer run organizations and we are in desperate need of people to help us run this CSA beyond the required volunteer shifts at distribution. We need people to join the Core Group and help with the weekly maintenance of the CSA, outreach, volunteer coordinating, weekly newsletters, and other important roles. Right now, we currently have 6 people trying to do everything and we need help! Keep in mind that members are required to work 3 two-hour distribution shifts during the 6 month season. If you are unable to participate in distribution shifts, but could help the Core Group, please contact our Core Group Coordinator, Abigael Burke, at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “CORE GROUP” in the subject line. The Core Group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm. If you would like to join a meeting to see if you can help out, let Abigael know. Meetings are open to all!
We look forward to seeing you all this season!
All the best,
Your LIC CSA Core Group
The summer season is now closed for sign-ups. We will be sending out winter share applications in the coming weeks. The season normally is from November-February and runs every two weeks on Saturdays from 11am-2pm.
Questions? Want to sign-up?
email us @ email@example.com
Due to a cooler than normal spring the Farm at Miller’s Crossing has decided to push back our first delivery.The first CSA distribution will be Wednesday, June 4 from 5pm-8pm at Hour Children Food Pantry (the pantry is located inside the lot). This means our last delivery will be Wednesday, October 29th.
For those still interested in signing up please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Important notes for the first distribution:
– Our first fruit delivery is June 11th (prices reflect this).
– Bring your own bags and containers to transport your produce and extra shares. Don’t forget egg cartons if you have eggs! If you have extra bags brings them to the CSA so we an reuse them.
– Members and the community can drop-off frozen food scraps in the green compost toter located outside the pantry.
– Bring blank checks if you’d like to signup for extra shares or vegetables.
The deadline for both vegetable and extra shares has been extended till Wednesday May 21st 2014.
Please note you must sign-up for a vegetable share to be eligible for extra shares.
This year’s extra shares include:
Fruit from Hepworth Farms
Beef from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing
Cheese, Yogurt and Milk from Goodale Farms
Beer from Big Alice Brewing
Coffee from Red House Roasted
Eggs from Sunset Farms
and Fish from Village Fishmonger
Call us at 718-482-8226 or email @ email@example.com if you have any questions!
Vegetable and extra share applications are now updated for 2014. They can be found under the application toolbar to the right of this post. Updated PayPal links for vegetable and beef shares have also been posted to the right.
Please note! You can only purchase extra shares if you have sent your vegetable payment.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-482-8226.
It’s our favorite time of the season – the first part when we focus on building our community! That means accepting applications for all our Veggie loving/ CSA sponsoring neighbors in the LIC and Astoria areas .
Share applications for the 2014 season will be on their way soon to your email inbox and will be posted here as well, so be on the look out and check back soon.
This year, distribution will take place between May 28th through October 29th on Wednesdays, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Hour Children located at 36‐49 11th Street, Long Island City.
Any questions please leave a comment below, or email us @ email@example.com
STARTING NOW, all share purchases must be made in person at the distribution site. All payments are due at the time you sign up for your shares and become a member. See you at distribution!