Posted on June 30, 2014 by ryan la chica
We are Maria, Quentin, and Hawkins (the cat). This is the first summer we’ve signed up for a CSA and we couldn’t love it more! The two of us pick up full berry and vegetable shares (orchard share to come!!).
This week we got four quarts of strawberries, four stalks garlic, two stalks of red onion, three stalks of white onion, a cute plastic bag of flor de calabaza, one bunch mizuna and one of Swiss chard, two pounds of snap peas (one from Greig Farm and one from Miromex) and a pound of mixed salad greens. We ran through most of it this week save for some leftover onions and garlic. And we’ve been able to lug everything back to our home in Ridgewood in three canvas tote bags.
Though we’ve planning to make strawberry preserves the way Maria’s grandmother likes to, this time we ate through all 4 quarts by Wednesday afternoon! Last week, we somehow managed to restrain ourselves enough to save a quart for a batch of strawberry biscuits… but not this time around.
For breakfast, we often make scrambled eggs served on tortillas with some scraps of green veggies. This week we used cilantro and sugar snap peas. Both of us bring lunch to work during weekdays and we’ve been happily throwing the mixed salad greens on our turkey sandwiches for extra crunch. Yum! Continue reading
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by ryan la chica
MimoMex Veggie Share:
1/2 pound salad mix
1/2 pound bok choy
1/2 pound sweet peas
1 bunch Swiss chard
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch of 4 pieces of garlic
1/2 pound of garlic scapes
Greig Farm Berry Share:
4 Qts of Strawberries
1 lb Sweet Peas
Northwind Farm Meat Share:
Sweet Italian Sauasage
Hot Italian Sausage
Yellow Bell Egg Share
Yellow Bell Chicken Share:
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by ryan la chica
SOKIO – We are a family of three—Amanda, Mauricio and newborn Paulo who is just twelve weeks old. We pick up full vegetable, berry, orchard, and egg shares every week, and a meat share every other week. We’ve also bought large quantities of maple syrup through Southside CSA.
We joined the CSA last year, and it transformed our lives in an amazing way! We were planning our wedding celebration which happened in August, and also got pregnant a couple of months into the season. The incredibly delicious produce, fruit and meat nourished me throughout my pregnancy (we continued with the winter shares as well), and after sampling quite a lot of meat in the first few months, we ended up special ordering some lamb, steaks and sausages for our wedding reception.
It’s been fun to come back to the Woods for pickups on a weekly basis, and a great way for some of our friends who are also members to get to know Paulo.
This last week the first strawberries arrived, and that’s definitely a hallelujah feeling for me!
I was also reminded of how bountiful the shares can be as the summer kicks in—we definitely need to clear some room in our freezer! We bought a small counter height freezer last year to store all of the meat and berries we were getting, and it’s been wonderful to feast off of last season all year long. We still have some blueberries and beets from last summer and some vegetables from the winter share.
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Posted on May 18, 2014 by ryanlachica
Think you can’t afford to eat local — Think again!
Southside CSA has many smaller sized packages and with grocery prices set to go up because of the drought, eating local has never been more positive for your health and your bank account.
- Half Orchard – $132 + admin ($12 per week)
- Half Berry – $237.50 + admin (weekly value fluctuates – averages to $20 per week)
- Full Orchard- $264 + admin ($12 per week)
- Half Share Vegetable – $312 + admin fee ($24 per week)
- Oh My Pie – Full Orchard + Full Egg $378 + admin ($18 per week)
- Full Berry – $475 + admin (weekly value fluctuates – averages to $20 per week)
- Full Veg -$600 + admin fee ($24 per week)
Payment Plans available – http://southsidecsa.org/sign-up/extended-payment-plans/
Greig Farm (Mostly) Berry Share
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Posted on April 17, 2014 by ryan la chica
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
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.
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
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