Come Join Us Saturday at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Eco Fair!

earth_handsCome visit the Central Brooklyn CSA table and sign up for your CSA shares at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Eco Fair on Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is located at:

145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11213
on the corner of St. Marks and Brooklyn Avenues

Join over 500 parents and their children at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum as we celebrate the Earth.

Sign Up for Your CBCSA Share for the 2014 CSA Season Today!

Basil Week 02aThe Central Brooklyn CSA 2014 season is here! OK, it’s really 3 months away, but now is the time to purchase your shares.

Once again, we are pleased to provide you with 2 convenient ways of purchasing your shares online. If you would like to purchase your share in full using a credit card go here. Please note that if you choose to pay with a credit card, the share prices reflect additional credit card fees.

If you prefer to pay by check or money order or are purchasing a share with your Food Stamp/SNAP benefits, go here.

We like to offer our members as many options as we can, so if you prefer downloading, completing and then mailing in your membership agreement, please go ahead and print out the membership agreement located here!

Please note that your share is not reserved until we receive your full payment or deposit as is applicable.

 

ANNOUNCING: The 2014 CBCSA Season!

flowersatwindflowerfarm Hello Members and Soon-to-Be Members,

It’s our favorite time of the season – the first part when we focus on building our CSA community! That means accepting applications for all our Veggie loving/CSA sponsoring neighbors in the Central Brooklyn area.

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 lookout for your email and check back soon.

This year, distribution will take place between June 12th through November 6th on Thursdays, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Hebron French-speaking Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1256 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11216.

Any questions please leave a comment below, or email us at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing returning members and new members on the first week of distribution!

Shares Sold Out! Waitlist Only!

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Great news!  Shares are all sold out at Central Brooklyn CSA!

We are in the process of checking in with our farmer about getting more shares in for our loyal members who missed the chance to purchase their shares, so if you are interested in purchasing a share, please email us at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail.com, we will put you on the wait list and will sell shares based upon a first come first serve basis.

We’ll keep you posted on whether we have more shares to offer or not.

We are excited about this season and can’t wait to say hello to all the new members and returning members. See you soon!

Deadlines extended!

We’re in such good spirits after the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center’s talent show this weekend! It’s giving us wind for our sails as we slide into the final month or so before the distribution season begins Thursday, June 13th!

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By the way, we’ve extended the deadline for purchasing Windflower Farm shares through the Central Brooklyn CSA. The deadline to submit your membership form and 10% deposit is now April 30th. The deadline to submit your full payment for your shares is now May 16th.

We hope the deadline extension is a relief to everyone!

CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013  (Wait List Only)

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  We are a volunteer-run organization, and we need you! There are a number of key core group roles open, and we would love to have you join us in organizing and running the CSA.   If you’re interested, leave a comment or email at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail.com.

For examples of core group roles, see below:

Outreach Coordinator(s): The outreach coordinators will assist in recruiting new members, handling publicity, answering phone and mail queries, and working on these projects during the off season. Multiple people can be involved in this effort.

Newsletter Editor(s): The newsletter editor will collaborate with the core group, farmer, and members to get newsletter material. This should be compiled, formatted, and edited at least two times a month, ideally every week. This could be a revolving responsibility among several members.

Volunteer Coordinator: This person is responsible for setting up and maintaining the weekly schedule for members to volunteer at the distribution site and contacting the volunteers each week to confirm shifts.

Distribution Site Coordinators: This person oversees the weekly veggie distributions, including being onsite when the farmer unloads the truck and making sure the distribution site is cleaned up at the end of each distribution. This role should also be a revolving responsibility among 2 or 3 members.

Shares are going fast!

Week 02 ShareIt’s been amazing to see all the new spring buds sprouting.  They promise a beautiful summer!

We’re also excited about the members that have been joining us for the 2013 CSA season.  With our deadline quickly approaching for the 2013 season, we have 60% of our membership sold out! 

If you’re still waiting to register for the 2013 season, hesitate no longer because memberships are selling fast!

To make purchasing shares more convenient, this season we are happy to provide you with 2 options to purchase shares online. If you would like to purchase your share in full using a credit card go here. (Sold Out). Please note that if you choose to pay with a credit card, the share prices reflect additional credit card fees. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, or if you are purchasing a share with your Food Stamp/SNAP benefits, go here. (Sold Out)

We love to offer our members as many options as we can, when we can, so if you prefer downloading, completing and then mailing in your membership agreement, please go ahead: CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013. (Wait list Only)

ALSO-  We will be at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center THIS Saturday afternoon for the Annual Stop Shooting Start Living Talent Show!!  Join us!2013+TALENT+SHOW+FLYER+final+4

Shares are still available

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And we are still accepting membership agreements for shares.  If you’re interested in the Central Brooklyn CSA, please send in your membership agreement soon.

Also, start thinking about whether you can be a part of the Core Group for this CSA.  By being a part of the Core Group you get great experience coordinating and benefits from distribution for taking on the responsibility.