Updated May 7, 2013
Have you always wanted to be a part of a CSA, getting weekly doses of the best local produce around and supporting small NY farmers, ensuring that you are cooking with the highest quality of ingredients? Well, good news because there is still time to sign up for the upcoming harvest season and join up with one of the best CSAs around town. Southside CSA — which distributes weekly on Monday nights in the backyard of The Woods (S4th btwn Kent & Wythe in the shadow of the old Domino factory) — still has room for the upcoming season.
The 2013 Harvest season starts out with a bang of egg, meat & spring asparagus goodness at the end of April with the commencement of our Greig Farm Share (aka the berry share), Feather Ridge Farm Egg & Chicken Shares & Northwind Farm Meat Shares. The Vegetable Share starts mid June, followed by NY Orchard Share at the start of July. Berries, eggs, and meat all end after 24 weeks in mid October with the Vegetables and Orchard shares rolling on until Thanksgiving.
In order to make things easier for us volunteer organizers, our shares are organized up into packages. This ensures that we sell enough for our farmers and don’t drive ourselves crazy with accounting and whatnot. We offer a variety of combos, half shares, and full shares ensuring that there is something for every household and all types of cookers from the vegan chef to the guy who just likes to bake pie.
So, you want to sign up….
First, check out this list of available shares: (More details about the share types and the individual farms can be found on the info pages. Check the index to the right…)
* Full shares = weekly pickup/ Half shares = bi-weekly pick-up
** Vegetable share is a total of 25 weeks, therefore A week is 13 weeks and $22 dollars more than B week
- Full Monty Deluxe- $1,384
- Full Veg, Full Orchard, Full Berry, Full Egg
- Vegan Deluxe-$1,264
- Full Veg, Full Orchard, Full Berry
- Woods Deluxe-$1,192
- Full Veg, Half Orchard, Full Berry, Half Egg
- Berry Monty – $1,120
- Full Veg, Full Berry, Full Egg
- Domino Deluxe – $1,060
- Full Veg, Full Berry, Half Egg
- Veggie Deluxe – $1000
- Full Veg, Full Berry
- Full Monty – $934
- Full Veg, Full Orchard, Full Egg
- Woods $742
- Full Veg, Half Orchard, Half Egg
- Empire – $714
- Full Berry, Full Orchard
- Half Monty Deluxe: (A week- $703 ) (B week-$681 )
- Half Veg, Half Orchard, Half Berry, Half Egg
- Greig Farm Share- $450
- Full Shares available
We can try and help find share partners for you if you need to split with someone and cant find a neighbor, co-worker, or friend who wants to split it with you.
Next, decide on a payment plan…
In addition to the share price, there is an admin fee. This $$ goes to pay for web hosting, PO box, bank account fees, scales and other needed distribution equipment, paper and printing costs for receipts. In order to accommodate everyone we have extended payment plans. There is a sliding scale that goes along with each balance due date.
Admin Fee Scale
Pay in full at sign up – $20
Deposit at sign up & payment in full by April 29th- $25
Deposit at sign up & payment in full by June 15th – $35
Deposit at sign up & payment in full by Aug 15th – $45
Then, come to an open house sign up appointment.
See times listed below. Will keep posting events until we sell out.
- Thurs April 18th – 7-830pm
- Sat April 20th – 2-4pm
- Mon April 22nd – 7-830pm
- Tues April 23rd – 7-830pm
If none of these times fit your schedule, email to see if another time can be worked out.
Finally, check out our volunteer requirements. Each share family does 12 hours of volunteer work. It is broken down into 3 areas (3 hours volunteering at a csa distribution, 4 hours in support of local soup kitchens, and 5 hours in support of local community initiatives. See volunteer tab above for more information. Lots of fun & easy stuff that helps us keep this volunteer project sustainable.
In addition to our regular shares, we have some top-notch additional items. Check out our Meat Share, Whole Chicken Share, & Maple Share. Lots of options to eat great local meat. And ain’t nothing better to sweeten up a house like a jug of local maple!!
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Signs up for the 2013 season have started! Email now for your sign up appointment!!
The easiest way to find out available times is to check our regularly updated Southside CSA FB page. Feel free to email too. Be aware– we run this project as a strictly volunteer thing. The organizers have full time jobs and busy lives. We try to be prompt with our responses, but sometimes it will take us several days to respond.
There is a rumor about that we are filled up and have no openings…
Have no fear! Due to the transient nature of Brooklynites, there is plenty of room in our CSA for new members . However, we do have a set number of shares and individual packages will sell out…
So far nothing is sold out & all packages available (Updated March 19) However, we are getting close on some packages…
See our SUMMER page for packaging & pricing.
Extra Eggs (Half & Full shares), Berry (Half & Full Share), Meat, Chicken, & Maple available as add-ons. Check out individual pages for details. Tons of information about shares and farmers on the blog.
Every share family does 12 hours of volunteer work in service of the CSA (broken down into 3 hours distributing vegetables, 4 hours for the soup kitchen, 4 hours for the community. More info on all the fun ways to participate on our VOLUNTEER page.
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If you are a member of the Winter Share, then you have received an email with 2 upcoming sign-up events this week.
Returning members — anyone who has ever been a member of the Southside CSA — you will be getting emails tonight with the list of sign-up events in February. Membership will open to new members starting Mon March 4th. Email us to get on our mailing list or like our facebook page and stay connected with all the upcoming sign-up events and information
Info on how the sign-up process goes, can be found on this page:
Info on packages & pricing for the 2012 season is posted here
Info on all our partner farms can be found on their individual pages. Info about our share types and how are csa runs can be found throughout the blog. Looking for more info on how much food comes in our CSA, check out the Member Diaries.
On a flight to Paris sometime in the early 2000’s, I was once fed a tiny wedge of innocuously labeled Brie on top of a sugar cookie. The combo was delivered unceremoniously by an airline Stewardess who, despite being lovely and charming in an exquisitely French way, did nothing to refine the two three-inch pieces of “food”, which were wrapped in plastic like an astronaut’s meal. And yet to this day this airline-brand snack is one of the greatest things that I have ever eaten. All of this is to say that the story of my Brooklyn CSA experience begins long before I bought a share. Walk with me for a moment. Read more »
This month we received:
- 2 doz eggs
- tomato puree
- collard greens
- diced peppers
- butternut squash puree
- green beans
We used the tomato puree and frozen peppers in this dish. Locally made Severino papardelle pasta made this vegetarian dinner super awesome! Read more »
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Want to add more Summer color to your Winter stew? Made a resolution to cook more meals at home, eat more food from local farms, support sustainable projects in our region? A share from Winter Sun makes cooking in Winter brighter and more local! And guess what? We still have shares for sale. Get 3 months of local veg & fruit, frozen at the height of the Summer season, delivered monthly to the Southside. (Sorry. No more Egg shares available) Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing & to sign up.
Think it’s important to support food security in NYC? Want to make sure that our Greenpoint Soup Kitchen serves up local vegetables and fruit as often as possible? Donate $100 to our soup kitchen project and provide Winter Shares to Greenpoint’s neediest!!