Good news, we have an egg share for the CSA. Our egg shares will be provided by Nestor Tello, an egg producer in Coxsacki, NY. These natural brown eggs come from free range chickens that roam free in the pastures on Tellos Green Farm in Cosacki, NY. More information on the Tellos Green Farm coming soon. Don’t forget to sign up for your vegetable share CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013. Once you’ve purchased your vegetable share, you will be sent information on how to order the optional fruit, egg, and flower shares.
We have been busy behind the scenes and would like to report about a few changes for this season, which was brought about because of membership feedback from the surveys and conversations during last season’s distributions:
1. Our farmer has changed! Victor Pavia and El Mirador Farm will be working with another CSA in East New York (where he is much needed), and we will now be working with Ted and Jan Blomgren from Windflower Farm, both seasoned CSA farmers. They will also offer our CSA some additional items like fruit and flowers as well. Jan and Ted farm organically and are certified by NOFA. More information coming to the Blog soon.
2. We are also in the process of looking for an egg share for the CSA. Remember, after you sign up for your veggie share, you will receive information about these extra items and how to purchase them.
3. 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. 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.
Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of shares to go around, so if you want a share for the 2012 season, don’t wait to purchase.
Click here for the 2012 membership agreement!
Thanks for wanting to be a part of our wonderful CSA, hope to see you for the 2012 season.
We have a limited number of shares available in the following Income levels:
Income above $50,000
Full share —– $485
Half Share —– $240
Income between $35,000 and $50,000
Full share ——– $440
Half share ——- $220
All other income levels are wait list only!
Download the membership agreement here!
See you all at the Farmer Meet and Greet on Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1256 Dean St., Hebron SDA Church
Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this chance to purchase your veggie share and sign up for your extra items!
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!
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!
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!
Thanks and welcome to everyone who have already signed up! We are proud of the opportunity our CSA provides for members of our community to eat well for less, and want to make sure that everyone who is interested in becoming a member has a chance to do so.
If you are interested but have questions or financial concerns, please contact us. If you sent in your deposit and membership agreement and want to make sure we received it, email us at CentralBrooklynCSA@gmail.com and we will get back to you right away. Click here to download a membership agreement.
Here’s to a delicious 2011 harvest.