Windflower Farm opens its barn doors

Save the date for the Annual Open House at Windflower Farm August 23-24!

Central Brooklyn CSA members are invited to a Saturday mid-day tour of Windflower Farm, a wine, beer and cheese hour with local music and homebrews, and a potluck with the farm staff and CSA members from all over New York City.

From Farmer Ted: “You are welcome to camp on the farm (most people do) and to enjoy the campfire and the star-filled sky, or stay at one of the nearby motels or B&Bs. We will make breakfast for you on Sunday morning, after which you might go for a swim in the Battenkill River, tour Victory View Winery, attend the Washington County Fair or the Cambridge Farmers’ Market, go to the horse races at the historic track in Saratoga, head up to the Battenkill Creamery for an ice cream sundae, or visit the new Argyl Brewery store. Bring a tent and sleeping bags, good footwear, and a dish to pass.”

For those Members concerned about Potluck perishables: Farmer Ted says there is refrigerator space, cooler space, and ice to share.

Please RSVP with the number of people in your party to Ted.

 

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Join Jan in the snapdragons, Windflower Farm.


 

Come learn about the CBCSA at the Annual BALC Community Health Fair on Wednesday

windflowerfarmHave you been thinking about becoming a member of the Central Brooklyn CSA?  Do you want access to affordable, local organic produce?  Come join us at the Annual BALC Community Health Fair to learn how:

What:  The Annual BALC Community Health Fair

When: Wednesday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn Adult Learning Center, 475 Nostrand Avenue (between Macon & Halsey).

Come learn about the Central Brooklyn CSA, sign up for your CSA share, and get a free health screening too!

See you there.

 

Shares are going fast!

Week 02 ShareIt’s been amazing to see all the new spring buds sprouting.  They promise a beautiful summer!

We’re also excited about the members that have been joining us for the 2013 CSA season.  With our deadline quickly approaching for the 2013 season, we have 60% of our membership sold out! 

If you’re still waiting to register for the 2013 season, hesitate no longer because memberships are selling fast!

To make purchasing shares more convenient, this season we are happy to provide you with 2 options to purchase shares online. If you would like to purchase your share in full using a credit card go here. (Sold Out). Please note that if you choose to pay with a credit card, the share prices reflect additional credit card fees. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, or if you are purchasing a share with your Food Stamp/SNAP benefits, go here. (Sold Out)

We love to offer our members as many options as we can, when we can, so if you prefer downloading, completing and then mailing in your membership agreement, please go ahead: CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013. (Wait list Only)

ALSO-  We will be at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center THIS Saturday afternoon for the Annual Stop Shooting Start Living Talent Show!!  Join us!2013+TALENT+SHOW+FLYER+final+4

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!