Wait List Only for Low-Income Shares!

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 Your Farmer and Sign Up For a Share!

What:

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.

When:

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:

1256 Dean St., Hebron SDA Church

Light refreshments will be served. See you there!

Sign Up at Celebrate Earth at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum!

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is Celebrating Earth this weekend with great activities and learning experiences for kids:

Celebrate Earth
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!

Sign Up For A Share at the CDSC Community Health & Wellness Fair!

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!

INVITATION to Local Agriculture at the Museum of the City of New York

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 programs@mcny.org

$6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members

$6 when you mention the Central Brooklyn CSA

The Best Central Brooklyn (Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, and surrounding areas) CSA End of Season Party of All Time!

If you are reading this blog post, we can assume two things about you: 1) you love great-tasting, sustainable produce; and 2) you love to party.

As your luck would have it, both of those things come together at 7pm, Sunday November 7th! It’s true, the Central Brooklyn CSA (serving Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, and surrounding areas)  is having its first End of Season Party (or as we like to call it,” the Blowout Bash, the Premier Part-tay Around the Way, the Mega Mixer, the Super Soiree, the Best Fest, Get Your Groove On Dot Com”) at Bar Sepia. Join us. Shake your groove thang.

Last Chance to Buy Discount Central Brooklyn CSA Tote Bags!

This is a reminder that Wednesday, 27 October 2010 is the last day to order one of our beautiful Central Brooklyn CSA tote bags for the pre-sale price of $12. When you buy a pre-sale bag you not only guarantee your order, you save 20% off the regular price!

These navy-colored cloth totes (design pictured above) are a great way to reduce waste, conveniently carry CSA produce and all the things we buy around town, and show our love for the Central Brooklyn CSA, which serves Bed Stuy, Crowne Heights, and surrounding areas! Best of all, all proceeds from the bags help our CSA offer great food at a great price.

You can bring cash or check to tomorrow’s distribution, or send a check to NYCCAH with “CBCSA Tote Bag” in the memo line (postmarked by the 27th).

After Wednesday, you can still pre-order bags at distribution or through NYCCAH for $15. All tote bags will be available for pick up and purchase at the End of Season Party at Bar Sepia November 7th.

Be well & eat well,
JT
Central Brooklyn CSA Planning Team Member