Deadlines extended!

We’re in such good spirits after the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center’s talent show this weekend! It’s giving us wind for our sails as we slide into the final month or so before the distribution season begins Thursday, June 13th!

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By the way, we’ve extended the deadline for purchasing Windflower Farm shares through the Central Brooklyn CSA. The deadline to submit your membership form and 10% deposit is now April 30th. The deadline to submit your full payment for your shares is now May 16th.

We hope the deadline extension is a relief to everyone!

CBCSA Membership Agreement Form 2013  (Wait List Only)

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.   If you’re interested, leave a comment or email at centralbrooklyncsa@gmail.com.

For examples of core group roles, 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.

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

Shares are still available

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And we are still accepting membership agreements for shares.  If you’re interested in the Central Brooklyn CSA, please send in your membership agreement soon.

Also, start thinking about whether you can be a part of the Core Group for this CSA.  By being a part of the Core Group you get great experience coordinating and benefits from distribution for taking on the responsibility.

Membership Forms

apple treeThe 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!

CBCSA Brochure 2013

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!

Don’t forget you can have Central Brooklyn updates sent directly to you: email subscribe to this blog, join our Facebook group, and/ or follow us on twitter.

The Central Brooklyn CSA and The New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Although the Central Brooklyn CSA is a community-organized effort of Brooklyn citizens, we are able to provide low-cost shares for citizens through the Farm Fresh Initiative, a program run by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

The Coalition’s original mission was to “coordinate the activities of the emergency food providers in the city so that issues can be identified, prioritized and addressed effectively.” Though its aims have expanded and evolved over the last two decades – for example, it has strengthened advocacy and legislative efforts and now provides national service participants to emergency food providers – food access for all New Yorkers has always remained the Coalition’s animating goal.

The Farm Fresh Initiative is a city-wide program model that addresses this question by providing families with choices while connecting small local farms to low and middle income New Yorkers in traditionally under-served communities.

The centerpiece of this citywide program is a unique mixed income Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that makes healthy, organic, fresh vegetables accessible to community members of all income levels by offering a variety of personalized payment options, including the ability to purchase vegetable shares using SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits.

NYCCAH’s involvement in the Central Brooklyn CSA is to support the mixed-income and community building aspect of the CSA, provide funding for the subsidized share prices,  staffing support, and an AmeriCorps volunteer who coordinates the CSA.

If you are able to, please consider donating to NYCCAH to help programs like ours running by clicking here.

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.