Still Time to Sign Up!

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

 

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

Corn Soup – 2 ways!

MimoMex Corn. Aug 2013

Winter Share Sweet Corn!

Winter Share Sweet Corn!

Corn is one of my favorite “vegetables”. I count down the days till the fresh corn arrives in our CSA. And then do the happy dance when they arrive in the Winter Share. Not much beats a sweet corn soup in the dark days of Winter. Cleaning out the inbox I found a Member Diary which somehow never got posted. Whoops! Plus, gearing up for our first distribution of frozen delights from Winter Sun, I was cruising through pics of meals we rocked last year. We loooooooove corn soup! Corn Soup_Step 3 (1)

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Nabemono – Japanese Hot Pot with Mizuna Greens & Carrots by Nicole of Tiny Kitchen BK

pic by Nicole Tanska

Our fave blogger Nicole sent us this post when we were still rocking that barely cold Fall weather. Now that the temp has dropped, you should really rock out her recipe. Link to the full post filled with fab photos — at Tiny Kitchen BK, followed by a post on how to eat the noodles

Although it isn’t all THAT cold in NYC, it’s chilly enough to break out the dotanabe (hot pot cooking vessel) and make a delicious soup. I couldn’t believe my luck to get mizuna greens from the CSA!

To make this soup, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 Medium Carrot, sliced in fourths
  • 1/2 Block Packaged Tofu (whatever consistency you like. For this hot pot, I like firm or medium) cut into squares
  • 250g Thinly Sliced Beef (you can get it at the butcher if you call ahead if there aren’t any Asian groceries around)
  • Enoki and/or shimeji mushroom, bottom cut off and separated
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • Kombu (Dried Kelp) to flavor
  • 1 Bunch Mizuna Greens

Directions:

In a skillet, dutch oven, nabe pot or any wide and deep cooking vessel, place the kombu sheet inside then pour 1.5 – 2 cups water and 1/2 cup sake. Turn on the heat to medium high. Place the carrot and tofu in the skillet in sections, then add the mushrooms in its own section.

When the carrots have softened and the broth is at a light boil, add the mixing greens along the side of the skillet. Lay the strips on meat on top and let it cook until done. Remove from heat and serve with cooked udon noodles (and raw egg if you’re lucky enough to have access to pasture raised farm fresh eggs).

Iris Member Diary for Week of Nov 4th

IMG_126Veggie Share: Red potatoes, yellow onions, scallions, kale, popcorn on the cob, cilantro, acorn squash, butternut squash.

Orchard Share: One quart apple cider, apples

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Our household stats: We are a family of four (two adults, a four-year old, and an infant) with a Week B half-share of both Veggie and Orchard. It takes us a full two weeks to use up all the produce. Sadly, Berry and Egg Share season is over. This week we enjoyed hearty meals featuring roasted potatoes, roasted butternut squash, apple crisp, hot apple cider, snake bites (IPA with cider!) and kale salad. Lots of kale salad. Continue reading

Veggie Monster Member Diary from Oct 28th Share Week

Share pic by katerina barry This week we got butternut squash, potatoes, red onions, carrots, kale, mustard greens, cilantro, parsley, popping corn, apple and apple cider.  We have a Full Monty share; We eat mostly vegan and usually have no problem getting through our fruit and vegetables each week.  This is our 5th year in the CSA, so by now there are very few surprises.  We have our favorite recipes for each vegetable that we return to each year.
Image02_SquashChickpeaCurryWith butternut squash, we pretty much always make a butternut squash and chickpea curry from Madhur Jaffrey’s wonderful “World Vegetarian” cookbook. Continue reading

Meeshka Member Diary – Apples, Strawberries & Squash

greigfarmstrawberry pic by Mo Kim
Meeshka Share Family shares with us some yummy recipes for all those apples, strawberries in the freezer, and squash you have piling up on the counter….

Sugar Ladies Member Diary for the Week of Oct 14th

Full Fridge pic by Beth ArnoldThe shared: Pears, Butternut squash, Acorn squash, Carrots, Parsnips, Parsley, and Greens Galore (Kale, lettuce, arugula, and other green things I don’t know the proper name for).

The sharers: We are three sweet female roommates (i.e., sugar ladies).

granola crisp pic by Beth ArnoldThere are two approaches to cooking.  The first is scientific, i.e., following a recipe. The other is improvisational, i.e., “winging it.” This week, we did a little of both. Continue reading

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.

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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

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