Sign Up for Your Summer 2019 Farm Share Today

Registration for the 2019 Summer season is now Open.

Join Central Brooklyn CSA for 22 weeks of vegetables, fruits, eggs and flowers from Windflower Farm’s 2019 harvest

About the share:
Pick ups happen:
Every Thursday from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
June 6th through October 31st, 2019

at:
Hebron SDA Church
1256 Dean Street
(On the corner of New York Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Here’s a letter from the farm describing what you’ll get:

Spring greetings from all of us at a snowy Windflower Farm! On behalf of the core group of the Central Brooklyn CSA and the Windflower Farm team, we write to invite you to join us for the 2019 CSA season – our 20th year on the farm. There might still be a half foot of snow outside, but it’s going fast, spring is just around the corner, and in the warmth and sunshine of our greenhouses, tens of thousands of summer vegetables and salad greens are getting their start.
 
Members of the CSA will get 22 weekly deliveries of fresh, organically grown herbs, greens and seasonal vegetables of all kinds from our farm in the upper Hudson Valley. You’ll get bicolor sweet corn, heirloom and red beefsteak tomatoes, colorful peppers, salad greens of every kind, cucumbers, carrots, red and yellow onions, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, fresh green beans and much, much more. 
 
We received wonderful feedback from last year’s end-of-season survey, and we plan to implement many of the suggestions we received. If all goes well, we’ll send more shallots in place of so many yellow onions and more beets and carrots in place of so many potatoes. We’ll broaden or herb lineup to include more dill, cilantro, Rosemary and ginger. We’ll increase the bunch sizes of greens like kale and Swiss chard and we’ll send more spinach. We’ll increase our green zucchini planting and we’ll send more of those delectable ‘Delicata’ squashes in the fall. With a veteran staff returning to the farm, and a new well, we hope that this 20th growing season will be our best ever.     
 
At Windflower Farm, we also offer optional shares of our own organically grown fresh-cut flowers, brown eggs from a neighbor’s pastured hens, and fresh fruits from our farm and throughout the Hudson Valley. 
 
We hope you’ll join us. Please click this link to learn more and to purchase a CSA share: https://windflowerfarm.wufoo.com/forms/sbo8oxs182ys5f/
 
As a CSA member, you will get to eat the freshest of produce and you’ll be exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking; you will get to visit the farm and develop a relationship with the farmers who grow your food; and you’ll learn more about how your food is grown via our weekly newsletters. You can find pictures of the farm and follow our progress on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/windflowerfarm/). Perhaps best of all, you’ll get to be part of a community of neighbors with a common interest in food, health and sustainability.
 
We hope you’ll join us for the 2019 season. 
 
Thank you!
 
Ted and Jan Blomgren 
Windflower Farm

CBCSA 2nd Annual Harvest Picnic


Join us for a fall picnic with your fellow CSA members!

Please bring a dish or beverage to share and let us know what you plan on bringing on this form. Family, friends and dogs welcome!

When: Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 3 to 6 PM
Where: Brower Park (Meet at the SE corner, near the intersection of Park Place and Kingston Ave)

Join the Core Group

We are seeking new members for the Central Brooklyn CSA Core Group.

Our Core Values are:

  • Food Justice
  • Healthy
  • Sustainable
  • Accessible
  • Known/Local Source
  • Community
  • Cooperative/Non-Profit
  • Local Relationships
  • Inclusive/Welcoming
  • Visionary/Expansive
  • Culture
  • Joy – Fun – Friendliness – Love
  • Authenticity – Integrity – Respect
  • Trust – Fairness – Social Justice – Human
  • Openness – Transparency – Communication

Our responsibility to our community is to set pricing and manage distribution, honoring the needs of our community.

Our responsibility to the farm is to communicate our needs, set expectations, and respond to what they need, as we collaborate on managing membership in our CSA.

Our responsibility to ourselves as a core group is to communicate clearly, using sustainable practices that honor our capacity as a whole.

Core group members are responsible for:

  • Overseeing site coordination 4-5 times per season
  • Attending meetings approximately monthly (year-round)
  • Helping promote the CSA
  • Supporting the CSA through a variety of activities that may include: outreach, community events, volunteer coordination, writing the newsletter, coordinate with the farm, or other activities.

Core group members receive a half share of vegetables for their service.

If you are interested in joining the core group, contact us at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail.com

Windflower Farm Weekend Carpool

Interested in attending the Windflower Farm Weekend August 25-26th, but don’t have transportation? Want to car pool? Looking for other ideas? Consider the following:

Sign up to request or share seats on our CBCSA CAR POOL website!
Rent a Car2Go, Zipcar, etc and get a few friends from the aforementioned CBCSA Car pool website to defray the costs.

Take Metro North to Poughkeepsie or other areas north of the city and rent a (typically much cheaper) car from there.
Get a group together to rent a van

2018 Kick-off Party this Sunday!

Calling all CBCSA members and future members! Come and meet Farmer Ted Blomgren of Windflower Farm and hang out with your fellow CSA members. Stop by for beer and for some delicious snacks provided by Lewis Waite.
When: Sunday, April 22nd, 3:00-6:00pm
Where: King Tai, 1095 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY 11216
We hope to see you there!

Farm Trip this Weekend! CBCSA Newsletter: August 3rd Week A

It’s a Week A Pick up This Thursday, August 3rd!

This week’s share:
No news from the farm this week, but will likely be very similar to last week’s share!

Please don’t forget to RSVP for the farm trip this weekend if you’re planning to go! RSVP to tedblomgren@gmail.com. Camping on the farm is encouraged – all kinds of sites are available within an easy walk of the barns, running water, toilets and electricity. Kids and leashed pets are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass for the Saturday evening potluck.

Saturday, August 5th:
CSA members are welcome to arrive any time after noon.
2:00 pm: First Windflower Farm tour with Ted (tractor and wagon ride)
3:30 pm: Snacks
4:00 pm: Second Windflower Farm tour with Ted (tractor and wagon ride)
5:00 pm: Cocktail hour (byo)
6:00 pm: Potluck. Please bring a dish to share!
Afterwards, bonfire and live music

Sunday, August 6th:
8-10:00 am: Breakfast provided by the farm staff
11:00 am: Davis Family Farm tour: learn about raising pastured chickens for eggs
Noon: depart for other local sites.

Visit other local attractions, such as the:
Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival: http://craftproducers.com
Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market: http://www.fairgroundshows.com/
Local wineries: http://upperhudsonvalleywinetrail.com/
Local breweries: http://hudsonvalleybounty.com/Brewery
Local cideries: http://www.saratogaapple.com/
Swimming holes, farmers’ markets, hikes (directions will be provided)
Saratoga Race Track: http://www.saratogaracetrack.com/

Please RSVP to tedblomgren@gmail.com with the number in your party. I hope you can make it.

Have a great week, Ted

CBCSA Newsletter! July 20th Week A

It’s a week A pick up this Thursday, July 20th!

CSA News from Windflower Farm

Delivery #7, July 18/20, 2017
This week’s share: sweet corn, arugula, green onions, squashes and/or cucumbers, lettuces, a choice of two from Swiss chard, kale, choy and collards, and perhaps the first tomatoes and basil of the season. The vegetables of summer are beginning to come! Your fruit share will be the last of Pete’s cherries. I expect to send blueberries next week.

Please save the date for our open house on the farm. We invite you to join us and see where your vegetables come from! RSVP to tedblomgren@gmail.com. Camping on the farm is encouraged – all kinds of sites are available within an easy walk of the barns, running water, toilets and electricity. Kids and leashed pets are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass for the Saturday evening potluck.

Saturday, August 5th:
CSA members are welcome to arrive any time after noon.
2:00 pm: First Windflower Farm tour with Ted (tractor and wagon ride)
3:30 pm: Snacks
4:00 pm: Second Windflower Farm tour with Ted (tractor and wagon ride)
5:00 pm: Cocktail hour (byo)
6:00 pm: Potluck. Please bring a dish to share!
Afterwards, bonfire and live music

Sunday, August 6th:
8-10:00 am: Breakfast provided by the farm staff
11:00 am: Davis Family Farm tour: learn about raising pastured chickens for eggs
Noon: depart for other local sites.

Visit other local attractions, such as the:
Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival: http://craftproducers.com
Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market: http://www.fairgroundshows.com/
Local wineries: http://upperhudsonvalleywinetrail.com/
Local breweries: http://hudsonvalleybounty.com/Brewery
Local cideries: http://www.saratogaapple.com/
Swimming holes, farmers’ markets, hikes (directions will be provided)
Saratoga Race Track: http://www.saratogaracetrack.com/

Please RSVP to tedblomgren@gmail.com with the number in your party. I hope you can make it.

Have a great week, Ted

Quick Notes:
The next Lewis Waite Delivery is August 3rd. Did you know that you can place an order and edit it up to a few days before delivery? Helpful advice for those who sometimes forget to order until it’s too late (I know I have).

Please bring your own bags, or bring your excess plastic bags to donate to other share members. We’re almost out of the ones at the pick up site. Please also return all egg and fruit cartons so that we can give them back to the farm.