Getting Ready for the New Season!

With all of this cold weather, it’s hard to imagine a nice summer evening veggie distribution, but it’s already time to start gearing up! Here is some exciting information about the upcoming season:

1. We are very fortunate that Hebron SDA Church (at 1256 Dean Street) has welcomed us back for 2011, so we will be at the same location as last year.

2. BUT: our distribution day changed! Our new distribution day will be Thursdays, from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

3. AND: our farmer has changed as well! We sorrowfully say goodbye to MimoMex, but due to our day change, we will now be working with Victor Pavia and El Mirador farm! Read about Victor here on our blog.

4. Thanks to our nonprofit partner, the NYC Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), both vegetable AND fruit shares will be available on a sliding scale based on income.

5. So now it’s time to start signing up! Please complete the Membership Agreement located here and send in your payment or deposit (if applicable) before March 31 to make sure you get a share. Remember, its first come, first serve, so send yours in now!

If you have any questions or would like to take on a core group role, email us at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail.com for more information.

Looking forward to a great 2011 season!

CSAs and the Struggle for SNAP Members

There is a great article mentioning Central Brooklyn CSA on City Limits which discusses CSAs, farmer’s markets, and the struggle to find high-quality food in low-income neighborhoods. Check it out here.

Waitlist for Low Income Shares

As of right now, we are only offering shares in the $35,000+ brackets.  Please be aware that you are more than welcome to partner up with someone and purchase a share in a higher income bracket if you can!

We are also maintaing a waitlist for shares in the under $35,000 brackets, so please contact the CSA coordinator at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail .com, or at 212 825 0028 ext. 205 if you are interested.

Mail in Your Forms!

Just a reminder that you CAN mail in your vegetable & fruit and/or eggmembership agreements and payments (Please note, you MUST secure your vegetable share BEFORE you may secure a fruit or egg share).  It is not necessary for you to come to a sign-up event to secure your spot!

You may mail your forms to:

New York City Coalition Against Hunger

50 Broad Street, Suite 1520

New York, NY 10004

Please make checks payable to “NYCCAH”.