This Week in the Central Brooklyn CSA

This is what is going on this week in our Central Brooklyn CSA.

Hey Friends,

This week is a busy one for our CSA so we thought it prudent to remind everyone of when and where things are going on.

Week of 2 August 2010

Tuesday – We are posting this week’s expected harvest on our blog.

Wednesday – Share Distribution (4-7:30pm); Cooking Demonstration (5-7pm) at Hebron SDA Church.

Thursday – August Planning Team Meeting at LaunchPad workspace at 7pm. (LaunchPad is located at 721 Franklin Ave, on the corner of Park Place.)

Friday– Our “Weekend Cooking Blog” returns!

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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.

1st Meals of the CSA

Member Sean Rosvold sent out this e-mail to his friends and family after cooking up their first share.  It was posted by our friend’s at Nostrand Park too!

We joined a CSA group and received our first weekly allotment of veggies and eggs straight from the farm. Laurie proceeded to make a wonderful dinner using some of the ingredients.

Romaine lettuce and radishes
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First Distribution!

Thanks to everyone who came yesterday and made our kick-off press event and first distribution a huge success!  We had an excellent group of people, including Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) Executive Director Joel Berg, Gail Branch Muhammad, Special Assistant to Rep. Ed Towns, and former district 36 city council candidate Mark Winston Griffith.   NY1 even stopped by to film! You can check out their piece here!

The share yesterday included a head of romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, garlic scapes, radishes, cilantro, and a choice of sage or thyme.  We grabbed some great photos as well!

Food Activists to Launch Third Innovative Project to Bring Affordable Produce Directly from Farms to Central Brooklyn

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 16th, is the official kick-off of our season!  We will be hosting a special kick-off event at Hebron SDA Church at 2 PM, where a variety of food activist leaders will be presenting our project.  Stop by and support us in this great exposure!

We will also be taking applications for sign-up.  THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE CENTRAL BROOKLYN CSA, so spread the word to friends, co-workers, and anyone you know who may be interested! Or, if you haven’t already done so, sign up yourself!

Meet Your Farmer!

We are happy to announce that next Wednesday, May 26th from 6 – 8 PM will be our Farmer Meet and Greet, with Martin and Gaudencia Rodriguez of MimoMex Farm. This is your time to introduce yourself to the people growing your food, to get to know them, and to ask them questions about the farm!
This event will take place at our distribution location, Hebron SDA Church at 1256 Dean Street on the corner of New York Avenue.  Refreshments will be provided.
This event is open to all current and interested members of the Central Brooklyn CSA, so spread the word to anyone who may be interested in joining. 

Check out our shout-out on “Not Eating Out In New York”

Our good friend Cathy Erway wrote a great piece on the Central Brooklyn CSA… There is still time to sign up, but hurry!  Shares are moving fast!

Celebrate Earth! Festival At Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York City’s first “green” museum will celebrate the Earth during its Celebrate Earth! Festival, complete with special programs, an Eco-Fair, and family fun for all on April 24 and 25, from 11 AM- 4 PM.

During this worldwide celebratory weekend, visitors can participate in a variety of hands-on workshops that will inspire awareness of and appreciation for the planet’s resources and the ways people can care for them. With activities that explore the new green revolution, biodiversity, and sustainability practices, as part of our “go green” theme, the Museum is the place to be.

The Central Brooklyn CSA will be there with a Healthy Eating art project, information on CSAs, sign-up materials, and a few more surprises!  We hope you can make it out!