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Harvest - September 2012

Harvest – September 2012

Have no fear, there are still memberships available the 2014 Harvest season.
Right now we can pretty much create almost every type of share (within reason). As the CSA fills up there will be less flexibility in the packages offered. Lots of info on the blog about our shares, our packages, our farmers, and our CSA. Don’t forget to check out our great add-ons – Chicken Shares, Meat Shares, Maple Shares, and Beer Club Membership….
Harvest September 2012

Harvest September 2012

Upcoming Sign-Up Events - 

To make life easier, from here on out all sign-up events are open house style. No need to email and arrange a time. This way you can drop on in and not worry about schedules and we can concentrate on admin duties instead of email…

If you are having a hard time making these events work with your schedule, please let me know and we will see what we can work out.

Upcoming Open House Events:

  • Mon April 21 5-8pm
  • Wed April 23 6-8pm
  • Sat April 26 3-6pm
  • Mon April 28 630-830pm
  • Fri May 2 5-8pm

Sign-up events take place at Ryan + Yolim’s loft, 140 Metropolitan Ave. 1st Floor Residence Buzzer.

It is good to read the SIGN UP! tab for detailed information on the sign-up appointments. It starts with general pricing info, goes into the packages available, and then dives into payment and the volunteer requirement.

2014 Distribution

Every Monday from May 5th to November 24th

30 weeks in the backyard of the Woods

Holidays, Rain & Shine!

  • Circle C Maple Syrup Share is a one time distribution, typically the first or second week of distribution.
  • Greig Farm Share distributes 24 weeks. May 5 through October 13
  • Feather Ridge Farm Egg & Chicken Shares  May 5  through October 13
  • Northwind Farm Meat Share distributes 24 weeks. May 5 through October 13. A variety of packages from 4 weeks to 24 weeks available
  • MimoMex Vegetable Share distributes 25 weeks. June 9 through Nov 24
  • NY State Orchard Share distributes 22 weeks. June 30 through Nov 24
Harvest Aug 2012

Harvest Aug 2012

 

Package Spotlight – Put an Egg On It!

Eggs!

Eggs!

We organize the shares offered at Southside  CSA into packages. This helps us volunteers keep things organized while meeting our farmer’s sales needs. The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get whatever type of package your heart desires. We have crafted a big variety of packages — Full Share Packages & Mixed Full -Half Share Packages & Half Share Packages. We tried to make that list complete BUT if you don’t see the combo that fits your needs, let us know what you would like to purchase. At this point we can pretty much put together any type of combination.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Farm Fresh Eggs

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein around, especially fresh, local, pasture-raised eggs. Egg shares – both half and full can be added to any package. Eggs are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. SO put an egg on your purchase order and get in on some of the best eggs the Hudson Valley has to offer. 

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Egg Sandwich, Southside CSA style.

Egg Sandwich, Southside CSA style.

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Package Spotlight – Oh My Pie!

peaches from orchard share. aug 2010

We organize the shares offered at Southside  CSA into packages. This helps us volunteers keep things organized while meeting our farmer’s sales needs. The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get whatever type of package your heart desires. We have crafted a big variety of packages — Full Share Packages & Mixed Full -Half Share Packages & Half Share Packages. We tried to make that list complete BUT if you don’t see the combo that fits your needs, let us know what you would like to purchase. At this point we can pretty much put together any type of combination.

Orchard Share - Aug 11, 2010

Orchard Share – Aug 11, 2010

Farm Fresh Eggs

Farm Fresh Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year we have designed the perfect share for those of you who love to support your local farmers but don’t really spend a lot of time cooking up dinners – the OH MY PIE! share. This baker’s combo of the NY Orchard Share & Egg share is the perfect union for those who like to bust out those peach pies, plum cobblers, and egg custards. Of course, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to rock the Oh MY PIE share. This is also a great purchase for those who like to start their days with a breakfast of local fruits and eggs. Purchase some of our Circle C Maple Syrup and you have the makings of the most perfect Sunday Brunch! Hello apple-cardomon pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Just imagine all the morning glory you can create with your share of local fruits and eggs…

Check out our upcoming events and sign up for the Southside CSA right away!

mimomex eggs, sunny!

local eggs, sunny!

My Oh My Pie!

My Oh My Pie!

NY Orchard Share

NY Orchard Share

2014 Season ON SALE NOW!

Distribution August 2013

Distribution August 2013

Now is the time to sign up for the 2014 Harvest season with the Southside CSA.  Very excited about the upcoming season which starts in May and runs until the Monday before Thanksgiving. We are partnered with 5 amazing farms, have a variety of packages for all types of households, and have the best distribution spot around — the backyard of the Woods.

Upcoming Sign-Up Events - 

The first 3 events are for returning members & new members who are paying in full. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to set an appointment time.

  • Mon Feb 24th – Appointments available from 5-8pm
  • Wed Feb 26th - Appointments available from 5-8pm  CANCELLED
  • Saturday March 1st - Appointments available from 3-6pm  CANCELLED
  • Sun March 2nd: 12-130pm & 430-630pm.
Greig Farm (Mostly) Berry Share

Greig Farm (Mostly) Berry Share

The following sign-up events are open to everyone – new & returning members. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to set an appointment time.

  • Tues March 4th - Appointments available from 5-8pm
  • Wed March 5th - Appointments available from 5-8pm
  • Sat March 8th - Appointments available from 3-6pm

Sign-up events for March 9-31st will be announced on March 6th.

All sign-up events take place at Ryan & Yolim’s loft, 140 Metropolitan Ave. 1st Floor Residence Buzzer. Please read the SIGN UP! tab for detailed information on the sign-up appointments.

MimoMex Vegetable Share Sept 2013

MimoMex Vegetable Share Sept 2013

Packages are listed here - Southside CSA Packages

Lots of information on the blog regarding the farmers, the CSA, and all the share types. Feel free to send us questions, but realize we are WAY busy with sign ups so check out the blog first because odds are the information is posted somewhere.

Local Fruit!

Local Fruit!

Farm Fresh Eggs

Farm Fresh Eggs

The Greig Farm Share starts with asparagus in May...

The Greig Farm Share starts with asparagus in May…

...with lots of berries in the middle...

…with lots of berries in the middle…

...LOTS of BERRIES!!!...

…LOTS of BERRIES!!!…

...running through apples and pumpkins in October.

…running through apples and pumpkins in October.

Local Vegetables

Local Vegetables

Northwind Farm Meat Share

Northwind Farm Meat Share

Order local maple syrup

Order local maple syrup

Feather Ridge Chicken Share

Chicken Share

From local fields to Brooklyn kitchens

From local fields to Brooklyn kitchens

Orchard Share

Orchard Share

2014 Harvest Season!!

Stay tuned!!

In February we will launch our sign ups for the upcoming season…

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Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to get on our mailing list for email updates

Palambino Member Diary for Week of Oct 7th

pic by alyssa palambinoThis is our fourth year with the Southside CSA; each week we pick up vegetables, eggs, a chicken, orchard fruit and berries, plus an armload of maple syrup when we can get it. It’s an ideal system for us – I don’t have to plan ahead or visit Whole Foods, and we’re getting a truly superior product. We used the delivery service from the Cargo Bike Collective for the first time this week, and it really tipped the experience into luxurious territory. If there were CSA Olympics, I think we’d have a gold medal winner on our hands with the Southside CSA.

pic by alyssa palambino

Because eating in a restaurant with two small kids can be nightmarish, we prepare a simple-but-delicious dinner every night at home (pizza night is the exception, of course). These are some of the dishes we’ve made in the last week with our CSA haul: Continue reading

Dramalama Member Diary – Week #21

Weekly Share Pic by Marla Wilson

Veg + Berry + Orchard + Egg Shares – Week of Sept 16, 2013

Marla + Adam (aka Dramalama)  — Our share family size is two, consisting of me and my husband Adam, and we’ve been members of the Southside CSA since 2010. Having just moved from California where the produce is known for being fresh, I was eager to join a local CSA. A long time friend of my husband shared stories about the easy pickups at the Woods, the amazing quality of the fruits and vegetables, and of course the chance to meet other folks interested in healthy farm-fresh cooking. We were sold. The ability to choose from a variety of share packages of different sizes and prices has been very helpful, since our food budget took a hit when we made the transition to New York. This year, we chose the ‘Woods Deluxe’ package, which includes a full vegetable share & berry share and one dozen eggs and orchard share bi-weekly .

Berrys. Pic by ryan kuonen

Berry Share – July 1, 2013

The berry share kicks in at the beginning of the summer. Each week, we receive *buckets* of fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Due to the quantity of fresh berries we end up freezing a lot of them. But whenever we’re in the mood for a smoothie, we are ready to go. Continue reading

Cougar Member Diary Week #15

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Here’s a picture of this week’s** pick up!  We have almost all of the shares, we are only missing the chicken share.  Included this week are:

  • Veggie share: cucumbers, potatoes, cabbage, red onions, radishes, corn, parsley, kale, zucchini, and garlic heads
  • Berry share: Blueberries and blackberries
  • Orchard share: three kinds of plums
  • Egg share (1 dozen)
  • Meat share: A chicken, chicken wings, filet steaks, and a choice of beef cut

(**This post is from Aug 5th share. Due to vacation & life craziness of blog editor it didnt get posted till now….)

pic by melissa duphiney

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Breakfast Banh Mi w/ Japanese Style Scrambled Eggs by Nicole

pic by nicole tanska

Want to try something new for breakfast? Got some eggs to use? Check out this savory breakfast banh mi from nicole. Original post over at her blog, Tiny Kitchen BK Continue reading

Anastasia Member Diary Week #12

pic by allegra palmer This is my sharemate and I’s inaugural year with the Southside CSA and the Bridge share is the highlight of our Mondays. One us is from a ranch on the West Coast and the other is related to the head of Slowfood USA so we were thrilled to find such an awesome option in NYC.  Despite the heat wave last week, we had our oven roaring and put together some fantastic dishes including walnut zucchini bread, a salad with roasted leeks and potatoes and roasted kale and beet quinoa.

pic by allegra palmer

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