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!
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!
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.
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.
Becoming a member of the Central Brooklyn CSA is a great way to meet and connect with neighbors, support local business, make a positive impact on the planet, save money and get incredible food at an incredible price!
If you are like me, and you ride the train or bus to work, you may feel like very little of your life gets spent in your neighborhood, not inside your home. For me, one of the most fulfilling parts of a being a CSA member has been the fact that I get to meet and work with people in my neighborhood who almost always have at least one thing in common with me.
There are so many things to do in Brooklyn, it is often hard deciding which one is the right thing for you. Becoming a member of the Central Brooklyn CSA is a great way to meet and connect with neighbors, support local business, make a positive impact on the planet, save money and get incredible food. It may seem too good to be true, but it is the real deal!
Every adult member is expected to put in at least four (4) hours of volunteering over the course of 22 weeks, but you can put in as much as you desire. So if you find that you enjoy compiling and testing recipes with a new friend from Crown Heights, or working on our blog with a neighbor in Clinton Hill, or participating in nutrition workshop in Stuyvesant Heights, or just hanging out and cracking jokes with other members at Hebron SDA Church on distribution days, becoming a member is all it takes!
This is a friendly reminder that the sign-up deadline for the Central Brooklyn CSA is Friday, 30 April 2010!
For all of the wonderful people we have met who have yet to submit their membership agreements and deposits, this is a friendly reminder that the “official” sign-up deadline for the Central Brooklyn CSA is Friday, 30 April 2010!
A breakdown of what it will cost you to join the CSA is available here. If you are interested in joining and need a few more days to round up your deposit, are wondering about the volunteer requirement, or have any other questions, you may e-mail us at CentralBrooklynCSA@gmail.com, or contact Maia by phone!
You can mail in your deposits and membership agreements to this address. (The minimum deposit is 10% unless you are paying with food stamps, in which case, it is $0!)
We have not finalized the deadline for fruit and egg shares, but you cannot sign-up for either of those unless you have signed up for a vegetable share!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Volunteering requirement serves has two primary functions: 1) to lower the cost of food for every member (despite income level), and 2) to promote the idea of “community” within our CSA.
The volunteer requirement serves has two primary functions: 1) to lower the cost of food for every member (despite income level), and 2) to promote the idea of “community” within our CSA.
So if you are wondering “Do I get a discount on weeks I volunteer?,” the answer is “yes, and no. “Volunteering helps the Central Brooklyn CSA save money by not hiring workers. Those savings are factored into the total cost of every share before you pay a dime. So all members of the CSA “get something” for their efforts, we just get it up front!
Participating in the CSA community is just as important as the money members save. CSA’s answer complicated questions about sustainability, supporting local economies, healthy living, and community empowerment, with a very simple and effective solution. By realizing the power our community members have to work together, we are able to collectively increase our access to healthy foods at a low cost, help keep local farmers in business, and do all this in an Earth-friendly way. Score!
By requiring every adult CSA member to volunteer at least for hours, our CSA enables us to make contact and encourages us as a community to work together on other community related as well.
So, that is what you get for volunteering!
If you have questions about our volunteer requirement, or just questions in general, you can call us, e-mail us at CentralBrooklynCSA@gmail.com, write on our facebook wall (Central Brooklyn CSA), hit up our myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/531196295), or follow us on Twitter @CentralBklynCSA! Phew! It’s tiring trying to be everywhere!