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!

Tomatillo

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 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.

New Recipes in This Week’s Recipe Roundup

There are a whole lot of great places to find recipes here, just as there are a great many ways to prepare our amazing CSA produce.

Did you realize there are three places to find great tasting recipes on the Central Brooklyn CSA blog?

  1. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday our blog turns into a “Weekend Cooking Blog” as our Food Education Team posts tested recipes (and tasty-looking photos) on the home page.
  2. Every Wednesday we post a Recipe Roundup (which you can access by clicking the “Recipe” tab on the top of this page), which is an aggregation of scrumptious ideas from cooks we trust, using the vegetables we expect to get in that respective week’s share.
  3. Every day our community members post and comment on new recipes of their own in our CSA Forum/ Recipe section (which can alwaysbe  found by clicking the “CSA Forum” tab on this page).

There are a whole lot of great places to find recipes here, just as there are a great many ways to prepare our amazing CSA produce.

Eat well.

Week 9 Scheduled Harvest

The foods we expect Week 9

Thanks to Veronica (our CSA/farm liaison) and MimoMex, we have a good idea of what to expect in tomorrow’s share:

Tomatoes

Eggplant

Pepper

Kale

Cucumber

& Herbs (not quite sure which one[s], yet)

As usual, this list is subject to change, but we expect most  – if not all – of these great vegetables to be on their way to Central Brooklyn CSA early tomorrow afternoon.

Tonight: Cooking Demo #2

Community Chef Emily and Bar Sepia’s Delissa Reynolds join forces for this explosion of cooking!

Whether you had a chance to join us for last week’s amazing cooking expo or not, you do not want to miss tonight’s event. Our Community Chef Emily will be joined by Delissa Reynolds of Bar Sepia (Prospect Heights) from 5 ’til 7pm.  If you want to see what two great cooks can do with veggies from this week’s share, it is definitely worth coming to distribution a few minutes early so you can watch the magic happen. Oh yeah, there will be lots of tasty samples, to boot! 😉