Final Chance! Get Your CSA Share Before It’s Too Late

Our Sign Up Form Will Close on June 1st!

Sign up before June 1st to ensure your CBCSA share. All payments must be received by the farm by June 1st, so please send all payments by check no later than Tuesday. Individuals who have not paid for their share or their SNAP deposit by June 1st may have their share given to a member on our waiting list.

All members who have already signed up will be hearing from the Core Group regarding their week assignments very soon. Sit tight to hear more regarding the volunteer shift sign ups, your distribution week assignment, and more.

Want to skip your volunteer hours this season? Sign up a brand new member to the CSA and we’ll mark your volunteer hours as complete. Email us their name and we’ll verify that they’ve never been a member before.

Have questions? Let us know!

Our top two tiers help subsidize the costs of the lowest two tiers and
keep our CSA available to all
community members. Notice that the pricing is not doubled, donations
help us keep our CSA sustainable!

Want another way to get your volunteer hours out of the way? E<a href="mailto:centralbrooklyncsa to find a design or outreach opportunity near you and get a head start on your volunteer hours this season! We're also looking for members to join our
Core Planning Group!Feel free to download, share, and/or print the images above and below this email to help us raise awareness about this CSA.

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Reminder: Reserve Your CBCSA Share Today!

First Distribution is June 8th

The option to pay in installments is still available to all members who sign up by May 15th. Simply make sure that all payments have been received by Windflower Farm by June 1st.

Want to skip your volunteer hours this season? Sign up a brand new member to the CSA and we’ll mark your volunteer hours as complete. Email us their name and we’ll verify that they’ve never been a member before.

Want another way to get your volunteer hours out of the way? Email to find a design or outreach opportunity near you and get a head start on your volunteer hours this season! We’re also looking for members to join our
Core Planning Group!

Feel free to download, share, and/or print the images above and below to help us raise awareness about this CSA.

Have questions? Let us know!

Sign Up Here! 2017 CBCSA Form

Don’t Forget!
Our top two tiers help subsidize the costs of the lowest two tiers and
keep our CSA available to all
community members. Notice that the pricing is not doubled, donations
help us keep our CSA sustainable!

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CBCSA 2017 Season Sign Ups Available Now!

Central Brooklyn CSA Sign-ups Available

Hello Fellow Central Brooklyn CSA Members!

Our 2017 sign up form has arrived! To make sure you reserve your spot, sign up now!

All members who sign up early will have the option to pay in installments until the first pick up in June.

To get a head start on your volunteer hours, email us to find a design or outreach opportunity near you!

Have questions? Let us know!

Sign Up Here! 2017 CBCSA Form

Don’t Forget!
Our top two tiers help
subsidize the costs of the
lowest two tiers and
keep our CSA
available to all
community members.
Notice that the pricing
is not doubled, donations
help us keep our
CSA sustainable!

Event Reminder! TOMORROW: King Tai with Your Fellow CSA Members

Hello Fellow CBCSA Members!

Just sending a friendly reminder for our 2017 CSA Season Kick-Off Event!
To kick-off the season, we’re inviting all of our members to get together
at King Tai, 1095 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY 11216.
Join us from 3-5 pm Tomorrow, Sunday, March 12th.
RSVP on Facebook!

We hope to see you there!

Remember This? Central Brooklyn CSA Coming Back Soon!

Hello Fellow CBCSA Members!

Our winter share season has barely ended, but it’s time to start looking to this summer! The regular Central Brooklyn CSA Share will be beginning in early June, and sign ups are coming soon. Make sure you reserve your spot!

Join Us For Our CSA Kick-Off Event!

To kick-off the season, we’re inviting all of our members to get together
at King Tai, 1095 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY 11216.
Join us from 3-5 pm on Sunday, March 12th.
RSVP on Facebook!

Get a Head Start on Your Volunteer Hours!

The Central Brooklyn CSA Core Group is looking for a graphic designer to design our brochure, flyer, and a few other outreach materials. A friendly reminder that each share comes with required volunteer hours. To get yours out of the way early, email us to find an outreach or design project available now! centralbrooklyncsa

We’re also looking for someone who can translate outreach materials into French Creole, email us!

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CBCSA WEEK #22 (B): News from Windflower Farm

Hi Everyone,

Attached is the last news of the 2016 CBCSA season from our farmer, Ted Blomgren, from Windflower Farm. Consider sticking around for the winter by purchasing a winter share (details below).

It’s been the Core Group’s pleasure getting to know you all this season. We look forward to seeing you again next year, if not sooner! Stay tuned for our end of season survey coming in the upcoming week.

Take care!

News from Windflower Farm

22nd and Final Distribution, November 1st and 3rd, 2016

This week’s share:

Yellow or red onions and possibly more leeks

Sweet potatoes and ‘Delicata’ squashes

Your choice between sage, lemongrass and Rosemary, plus chiles

Spinach and a lettuce mix

And your choices of two bunches of greens from a list that includes kale, choy, chard, escarole, collards and a mustard mix

Our winter share signup is underway. Click this link to learn more and to sign up by our early November deadline: https://windflowerfarm.wufoo.com/forms/m1xr27rk05nzoa8/

The winter share is comprised of four once-a-month deliveries of our stored squashes, onions, leeks, carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and fresh salad greens from our greenhouses, along with apples, pears and either cider or jam. We hope you’ll join us!

As you already know, this week’s delivery is the last of our ‘summer’ season. On behalf of our staff and the farmers we work with to deliver fruit and egg shares, Jan and I would like to express our thanks to all of you for your membership in the Windflower Farm community. Your purchase of a share in our farm’s 2016 vegetable and flower harvest made possible the employment of some 18 people grateful for the good work of growing healthy food in a sustainable way. We appreciate that you have shared in the adventure of navigating a season long on hot weather and short on rainfall. As is the case every year, there were successes and failures, too many of some things, and too few of others. That you are with us, rooting for us, and that as shareholders you have “skin in the game,” adds immeasurably to the meaning of our labors. We hope you have enjoyed your shares of vegetables, cut flowers, fruits, and eggs and your connection to our farm, and we hope to see you again next year.

We value your thoughts and ask that you provide us with your responses to our end-of-season survey. It should be available midweek next week.

The CSA model continues to thrive because of the active participation of people in their food system. That includes all of you, of course, but there is a special group of you who make a substantially extra effort. In each neighborhood where we deliver, we work with a “core group” of your fellow shareholders who volunteer to organize a school, church, garden or stretch of sidewalk into a weekly distribution site. They promote the CSA, “sell” shares, write newsletters, gather recipes, sort out site logistics, coordinate volunteers, arrange special events and maintain a constant dialog with the farm. They are certainly underpaid, but they are not underappreciated. Our small farm would not exist without their efforts. To them, we say, thank you, thank you, thank you!

This need not be goodbye – winter shares are still available! – but if it is, we’d like to extend our warmest wishes for the season.

Our very best regards, Ted and Jan