The wait is over, it’s time to start signing up for your summer CSA shares. Download the CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013, (Wait List Only)
We can’t wait to see you this summer. And it’s never too late to become a core group member!
We have been busy behind the scenes and would like to report about a few changes for this season, which was brought about because of membership feedback from the surveys and conversations during last season’s distributions:
1. Our farmer has changed! Victor Pavia and El Mirador Farm will be working with another CSA in East New York (where he is much needed), and we will now be working with Ted and Jan Blomgren from Windflower Farm, both seasoned CSA farmers. They will also offer our CSA some additional items like fruit and flowers as well. Jan and Ted farm organically and are certified by NOFA. More information coming to the Blog soon.
2. We are also in the process of looking for an egg share for the CSA. Remember, after you sign up for your veggie share, you will receive information about these extra items and how to purchase them.
3. Important reminder, we are a volunteer-run organization, and we need you! There are a number of key core group roles open, and we would love to have you join us in organizing and running the CSA. See below:
Outreach Coordinator(s): The outreach coordinators will assist in recruiting new members, handling publicity, answering phone and mail queries, and working on these projects during the off season. Multiple people can be involved in this effort.
Newsletter Editor(s): The newsletter editor will collaborate with the core group, farmer, and members to get newsletter material. This should be compiled, formatted, and edited at least two times a month, ideally every week. This could be a revolving responsibility among several members.
Volunteer Coordinator: This person is responsible for setting up and maintaining the weekly schedule for members to volunteer at the distribution site and contacting the volunteers each week to confirm shifts.
Distribution Site Coordinators: This person oversees the weekly veggie distributions, including being onsite when the farmer unloads the truck and making sure the distribution site is cleaned up at the end of each distribution. This role should also be a revolving responsibility among 2 or 3 members.
Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of shares to go around, so if you want a share for the 2012 season, don’t wait to purchase.
Click here for the 2012 membership agreement!
Thanks for wanting to be a part of our wonderful CSA, hope to see you for the 2012 season.
This is what is going on this week in our Central Brooklyn CSA.
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.
Wednesday – Share Distribution (4-7:30pm); Cooking Demonstration (5-7pm) at Hebron SDA Church.
Friday– Our “Weekend Cooking Blog” returns!
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Did you know that there is a Planning Team which works on tasks involving the direction, and day-to-day running of the CSA? If not, we invite you to attend our next meeting on Thursday, August 5th. We’ll be meeting at 7 PM at LaunchPad, a meeting space at 721 Franklin Ave (on the corner of Park Place). At this meeting we will be discussing the direction of the CSA, including newsletter design, event planning, volunteer coordination, farmer communication, and community building.
Getting involved with the Planning Team is a great way to fulfill your volunteer hours if you are unable to volunteer at distribution. If you have any feedback on your experience with the CSA, or if you would just like to be more involved, please consider attending! Any questions can be fielded to Maia at CentralBrooklynCSA@gmail.com, or to J.T. at firstname.lastname@example.org.