Pics from MimoMex Farm (June 2015)

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Laura + Merav Member Diary for Week of June 15th

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Hey guys! This blog post is coming at you from Laura and Merav. We are friends and roommates and this is our second season doing the CSA. We get a bi-weekly egg and veggie share. We share groceries and cook a lot of meals together so sharing the CSA works out really well for us. We were super excited for veggies to start and this week was definitely all about the greens. This week of cooking has basically been all about shoving greens into anything and everything that we make.

Here’s a rundown of some meals that we’ve made and how we’ve been using our shares.

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After picking up our share on Monday, I decided to make a giant salad using a lot of those salad greens since those tend to perish more quickly than some of the sturdier greens we got. Continue reading

June 15 – Week 7

Egg Share
1 dozen eggs

Chicken Share
1 fresh chicken

Large Meat Share
Pair of Poussins
Bockwurst
Turkey Drumsticks
NY Strip Steak

Small Meat Share
Pair of Poussins
Pork Chops
Ground Beef
Turkey Wings

Berry Share
4 Quarts of Strawberries

Vegetable Share
1lb Salad Mix
1lb Popcorns
1 bunch Parsley or Purslane
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1 bunch Radish
1 bunch Mizuna
1 bunch Mustard Greens
1 bunch Kale
1 bunch Spinach

And…
Free Maple Syrup Samples!

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2015 Harvest Calendar

2015 Calendar

Still time to get it on the 2015 Harvest season

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Our 2015 season kicks off on Monday May 4th with Week 1 of Berry, Egg, Meat, & Chicken shares. However, don’t fret if you still want to join because it is not too late… Availability of shares — especially half shares — varies but we will do our best to get you lined up with the shares of your dreams. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to get signed up. Below is the general pricing for remaining shares:

  • (Mostly)Berry Share – 24 weeks – May 4 – Oct 12 (Full – $475; Half – $237.50)
    • Berry shares ARE NOT pro-rated for late starts. Norm throws in the asparagus – which is what comes in the share during May– as a bonus and therefore it is not calculated into the share $$ total
  • (Late start) Egg Share – 18 weeks –  June 15 – Oct 12 (Full- $99; Half – $49.50)
  • Vegetable Share – 24 weeks- June 15 to Nov 23 (Full- $600; Half- $300)
  • Orchard Share – 20 weeks – July 13 to Nov 23 (Full- $260 Half – $130)
  • (Late start) Chicken Share – 18 weeks – (Full – $432 Half – $216)
  • Meat Shares– 
    • 18 weeks Package 1 (5-8lbs per distro) –$990 –Every week from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 18 weeks Package 2 (8-10lbs per distro) –$1170 –Every week from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 9 weeks Package 1 ($495) Bi -weekly from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 9 weeks Package 2 ($585) Bi-weekly from June 15th to Oct 12th
  • Circle C Maple –  One time distributions several times during the season. Lots of Maple! Lots of sizes! Lots of Grades! Availability depends on the season; Order early to be sure to get your stash of local maple syrup. Prices and sized linked here…

Want to sign up but need someone to share with?

WE HAVE A NEW FORM FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO FIND NEW SHARE PARTNERS –  http://goo.gl/forms/10ESjBRMK1

Hopefully we can match up anyone in need of a share partner.

Payment & Deposits

The whole purpose of a CSA is to get $$ to farmers in these lean Winter months, therefore the bigger a deposit you put down now, the better it is for our farmers. In order to encourage people to pay in full, we offer reduced admin fee to those who pay in full at sign-up. It makes life easier for the farmers and the volunteer organizers. However, we also offer several types of  extended payment plans so that the CSA is open to all families despite income.

  • $30 – Early Bird – Payment in Full at sign up
  • $35 – Regular – 2 payments; Deposit at sign up + Pay in full by June 30.
  • $40 – 4 Payments – Deposit in May, June, July & Aug. Balance due by Aug 31
  • $45 – 5 payments – Deposit in May, June, July, Aug, & Sept. Balance due by Sept 31

Please note, there will be a $5 late fee for every late payment. There will also be a $30 fee for bouncing checks. 

INFO ON Whole & Half SHARES LINKED HERE

Detailed info on our farmers and share types can be found on the following linked pages:

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Online Sign up….

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Would you like to sign up for the Southside CSA for the 2015 Harvest season?
Between now and April 27th, you can sign up via this online google form:  http://goo.gl/forms/Oz8H3RjTVq
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Basic dates for the shares: SUMMER 2015
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You will choose your share types:

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You will choose your size: Whole or half shares Right now the sign ups for A week are closed. We are severely lopsided and need to boost up B week. However, if you are looking to do a full veg + alternating half shares of orchard & berry, let us know and we will work something out.

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You will choose your payment plan: Early bird, regular & extended payment plans
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You will choose your volunteer shifts. This year the amount has been reduced from 10 to six hours – each share family will do one distribution shift and 1 community shift. You will pick your distribution shift and the type of community shift you want. Once we receive the form, we will contact you within a few days, clarifying any questions, totaling the balance, and choose community shift dates. Once volunteer shifts are penciled into the calendar, we will fill out a receipt, scan and email it to you with your share and volunteer calendar as well as the 2015 Membership agreement.  Seems like it could be slightly complicated but we hope it will be easy and smooth….
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If you have questions about share sizes, check out the tag – WEEKLY SHARE AMOUNTS. We record the shares each week and post them to the blog so there is an official record of our past seasons.  Actually, tons of info on the blog and  lots of pictures on the facebook page
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ON SALE!

Get in on local, farm fresh food!

Get in on local, farm fresh food!

It might seem like Spring will never come  but the season of farm fresh vegetables and fruit is right around the corner. So NOW is the time to sign up and become a member of the Southside CSA. Lots of options available for every household size and eating habits. This blog is filled with lots of information about our shares, our farmers, our distribution, our volunteer shifts. Check it all out and then come on down to a SIGN UP EVENT to get in on eating local! What is the Southside CSA? How does it work? How much does it cost?  All the answers to all your questions are located on our blog.

How to sign up: Returning members have the option of signing up online. If you are a returning member, email us for the online sign up form. New members must come to a sign up event. It takes about 15-30 minutes to sign up, depending on how many questions you have.

March & April Sign Up Events

  • Mon March 9
  • Mon March 16
  • Tues March 17: 5-730pm @ Cafee Biba (101 Kent Ave – corber of N8th) Event will take place during our Winter Share distribution
  • Mon March 23
  • Mon March 30
  • Mon April 6
  • Mon April 13 – THE WOODS WILL BE CLOSED MON APRIL 13TH FOR A PRIVATE EVENT. PLEASE EMAIL FOR AN APPOINTMENT, LOCATION tbd. 
  • Tues April 21: 5-730pm @ Cafe Biba (101 Kent Ave – corner of N8th) Event will take place during our Winter Share distribution
  • Mon April 27

Unless noted, sign up events are from 630-8pm at the Woods (48 S 4th btwn Kent & Wythe). Look for the Southside CSA sign. Events are open house, people are served in the order they arrived. Please note, if none of these dates/times work, please email for a private appointment. These appointments will take place at either our loft  or at cafe biba depending on the date and time.

SEE SIGN UP PAGE FOR MORE INFO ON WHAT TO BRING TO SIGN UP All pics below: Southside CSA distro at the Woods in Brooklyn, NY, on Monday, July 28, 2014. Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker    Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker © 2014 Andrew Hinderaker

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