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
  • 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

2015 Harvest Season On Sale SOON

July 31st Distribution - Picking up MimoMex Vegetable Share

July 31st Distribution – Picking up MimoMex Vegetable Share

Southside CSA 2015 Harvest season will be on sale SOON. We will be back at the Woods for our 7th season starting in May. Tentatively shares will go on sale Feb 16th. We are touching base with our farmers, making our sign up forms, getting the calendar together, updating the blog, and basically prepping everything to make sign ups easy, breezy, beautiful. Check back here regularly for information or sign up for our email list (Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to get added – Returning members are on a list already).

pic by Wills & Sarah

On the kitchen counter: MimoMex Vegtable Share & Greig Farm Berry Share

Still Time to Join

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We have a share or two left. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to inquire what is left……

Last Shares for Sale

June 2013 - Full Veg + Full Greig Berry + Full Egg Shares

June 2013 – Veg + Greig Berry + Egg Shares

We’ve got a few shares still for sale –

  • Full Berry Share – Pick up berry share every week – $475 + admin
  • Half Berry Share – Pick up berry share bi-weekly – $237.50 + admin
  • Half Berry Split – Pick up half a share every week – $237.50 + admin
  • Half Monty (B week) – Pick up Veg, Egg & Orchard share bi-weekly – $504 + admin
  • Half Vegetable Share – Pick up Veg share bi-weekly – $312 + admin

Admin fee depends on the number of monthly payments. Starts at $25 when you pay in full. Sliding sale up to $50 for 4 payments, paid in full by September. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to claim your share today. First come, first served….

 

Package Spotlight – Just Jammin’

Greig Farm "Berry" Share 2011

Greig Farm “Berry” Share 2011

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.

Asparagus

Asparagus

Peas

Peas

 

 

Strawberries

Strawberries

Another great package for the person that likes to eat local fruit, especially berries, but can’t commit to cooking up all those vegetables. The Just Jammin’ Package is a Full Share of the Greig Farm Share which consists of mostly berries. Greig Farm is a pick your own farm in Red Hook. Norm grows asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, and pumpkins. All are grown without any spraying of any sort of pesticides — not even the natural types approved under the organic moniker. He grows with the ideal that one can walk out into the field, pick the ripest, plumpest berry and pop it right into your mouth without worrying about washing anything off. This share is unlike our other shares in that it follows exactly the ebb and flow of the season, the amount arriving directly related to what is ripe on Monday morning, to the weather, the season, all the factors that can alter a local harvest. 

Blueberries & Yellow Raspberries

Blueberries & Yellow Raspberries

Greig Farm Share 2011

Blackberries

 

 

Greig Farm Share 2011

Apple

With all these berries, you can top your morning cereal, bake up a slew of pies, and rock out jams that will make your grandma proud. Experiment with pickled asparagus,  rock out strawberry chamomile jams & blueberry maple butters, make your friends swoon by bringing raspberry sorbet to those summer bbqs, stock your pantry with blackberry chutney, and master that apple pumpkin pie by the time the holidays roll around. This share is beyond perfect if you want to enjoy some of the local Hudson Valley harvest, be a part of the Southside CSA, improve your culinary skills, and upgrade your health with a weekly dose of nature’s candy.

Mo's Strawberry Jam

Mo’s Strawberry Jam

Chutney

Chutney

Apple Pie!

Apple Pie!

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

Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club Summer Extension

DRINK LOCAL!

DRINK LOCAL!

HUZZAH! Those Summer BBQ’s are gonna have a little more local flavor thanks to the Summer extension of the Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club!

Our brewer has announced a 4 month Summer membership. For just $65 you can get in on the local, homebrew magic. Beer doesn’t get more craft or local than this — unless you do it yourself! Spots are limited so act fast and claim your spot today.

Details – 

Each month, you will receive 3 varieties of beer in your share.  James will be brewing up Pale Ales, a Gosse, an English Brown, 3 different Belgians, and Summer Ales. A booklet will be provided to each member to record tasting notes. For the foodies in the house, we will post a write up about each beer flavor so you can play and pair your monthly beers for an amazing culinary experience.

The Club will have a session once per month from June through September.  (Technically, July will be a double month with 6 varieties arriving with no beer delivery in August)

Members pick up their beers on the following dates

  • Sun June 22
  • Sun July 27
  • AUG – NO PICK UP
  • Sun Sept 21

Email asap to join up. Limited membership! For more info on our brewer check out the TASTING CLUB post

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