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 email@example.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!
It’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!
The wait is over, it’s time to start signing up for your summer CSA shares. Download the CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013, (Wait List Only)
We can’t wait to see you this summer. And it’s never too late to become a core group member!
CBCSA Brochure 2013
Let’s face it- it’s freezing! We have had some of the coldest days this winter season. And with more snow on the horizon, even if you like winter weather, it’s still nice to think about being warmer. And if you can agree, let’s snuggle in with the Central Brooklyn CSA and look forward to the warm distribution nights we have ahead of us this year. The following are a few of the updates on the progress and plans we have made so far:
1. As fortune would have it, the Hebron SDA Church (at 1256 Dean Street) has welcomed us back for 2013 distribution.
2. The 2013 season will run from June 13 through November 7 and our distribution day and times will continue to be on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:30.
3. Jan and Ted Blomgren from Windflower Farm will return as our farmers. In addition to the vegetable share, they will be also be offering us fruit, egg and flower shares. As a reminder, Jan and Ted farm organically and are certified by NOFA.D fruit shares will be available on a sliding scale based on income.
4. More details about share prices and options will be made available in the near future! We will also have membership forms for this season made available in the next month or so.
If you have any questions or would like to take on a core group role, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CORE GROUP MEMBERS NEEDED: We could use help with different levels of organization and coordination including membership outreach, coordinating weekly distribution, and event planning! In the past, such volunteers have been able to receive benefits for their much needed and appreciated assistance. Think about it and contact us over the next few months and throughout the season if you’re interested.
Looking forward to a great season!
CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013
Meet Victor of El Mirador Farm to hear about how things are growing this year and ask questions about your share. If you haven’t joined yet, you can sign up in-person! Feel free to invite family and friends and don’t forget to spread the word about our CSA.
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1256 Dean St., Hebron SDA Church
Light refreshments will be served. See you there!
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is Celebrating Earth this weekend with great activities and learning experiences for kids:
Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2011, 9:30am-5pm
Celebrate the planet we call home! Learn about the amazing plants, animals and people that live here. Participate in activities to keep yourself and the planet healthy and strong.
The Central Brooklyn CSA will be having an activity table on Sunday from 10-4, where kids can draw their favorite vegetables. Parents can learn about the CSA, ask questions and sign up in-person!
Find out more!
Come visit the Central Brooklyn CSA table at the Child Development Support Corporation Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at:
Child Development Support Corporation
352-358 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Take advantage of this opportunity to get free health care, pre-screened for Food Stamps and purchase your CSA share all at the same time.
Health care services that will be available include an Ask-A-Doctor Session, Shape Up New York, Hemoglobin AIC & Blood Glucose Screening, massages, glaucoma screenings and a mobile mammography van. There will be fun activities too, like raffle prizes, face-painting, activities for children, and refreshments.
Hope to see you there!
Central Brooklyn CSA members will receive the museum’s membership discounts. See all the details below:
Friday, March 25 at 6:30 pm
Is Local Agriculture Good for the Environment: The Hidden Costs of Food in New York City
When it comes to eating sustainably the question of locally sourced agriculture versus importing food is far from settled. Are New Yorkers willing to eat in season only and only what New York has the comparative advantage to produce? New Yorkers penchant for eating out adds for an additional complication. What does that mean for the city’s carbon footprint, given that restaurants are often more wasteful than home kitchens – even those committed to the new ideal of “farm-to-table” production? What are the real environmental costs associated with New York’s food system?
Peter Hoffman, chef and owner of Savoy; Gabrielle Langholtz, editor, Edible Manhattan; James E. McWilliams, author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown, 2009); David Owen, author of Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability (Riverhead, 2009); and Jennifer Small, owner and farmer from Flying Pigs Farm evaluate the environmental and social costs and benefits of the city’s food infrastructure.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program: http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/future/Moveable-Feast.html
Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or e-mail email@example.com
$6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members
$6 when you mention the Central Brooklyn CSA
Central Brooklyn CSA member Alisa Bruza is working with a farmer from Raindance Organic Farm near Cooperstown, NY, to start a buying club that would deliver organically, sustainably raised meat and cheese to subscribers in the Crown Heights area. The farm offers:
- aged 1 year raw milk “sun” cheese
- certified organic ground beef, steaks and sausages
- whey-fed, pastured pork
- and more
Raindance Farm calves grazing
No minimum order is required, and there are no delivery fees. The next delivery date is this Saturday, October 30. If you or someone you know are interested in placing an order, please contact Alisa and visit Raindance Organic Farm’s website for more info.
Email: Alisa Bruza, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery Location: 1041 Sterling Place
Delivery Time: 1:30 -2:30 pm on Saturday, 10/30/2010