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 15
  • 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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Sign Up Events for April

pic by alison buenviajeOOooOOh La La! Our start date is officially less than one month away!!
Looking forward to asparagus!!!!
Have no fear, there is still time to sign up for 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.

Upcoming Sign-Up Events - 

We try to schedule 1-2 people every half hour. Email us with your preferred date and time and i will respond with a confirmation or alternate openings.

Available Appointments:

  • Wed April 9: 5-630pm
  • Sat April 12 3-6pm
  • Mon April 14 5-8pm
  • Tues April 15 – appointments available during the Winter Share distribution
  • Wed April 16 5-8pm
  • Sat April 19 5-8pm CANCELLED
  • Mon April 21 5-8pm
  • Th April 24 5-8pm
  • Sat April 26 3-8pm
If you are having a hard time making these times work with your schedule, please let me know and we will see what we can work out.

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
pic by Kate Novack

 

Sign Up Events for March 22 – 29

CSAAfter

Want to stock your kitchen with local fruits & vegetables?

Want to eat more local veg this Spring/Summer/Fall?

Southside CSA has a multitude of packages, something for every household – big or small, for every cooker – novice or expert .

Sign up now before shares start to sell out!

Sign Up Appointments - 

We try to schedule 1-2 people every half hour. Email us with your preferred date and time and you will receive a confirmation or alternate openings. Check the SIGN UP page for more detailed information on the sign-up appointments and browse the blog for details on our share types, packages, farms, and volunteer requirements.

Sign ups are now open to new members. Email today for an appointment.

Upcoming Appointments - 

  • Sat 22 @ 430 & 530
  • Mon 24 @ 5 & 530 & 7 & 730 & 8pm
  • Wed 26 @ 5 & 530 & 6 & 630 & 7 & 730 & 8pm
  • Sat 29 @ 3 & 330 & 4 & 430 & 5 & 530 & 6pm

pic by ryan kuonen

More Sign Up Events

Bag o Veg pick by CSA VolunteerWant to eat more local veg this Spring/Summer/Fall?

Southside CSA has a multitude of packages, something for every household – big or small, for every cooker – novice or expert .

Sign up now before shares start to sell out!

Upcoming Sign-Up Events - 

  • Mon March 10 - Appointment available at 630 & 7pm
  • Wed March 12 - Appointments available from 5-8pm
  • Sat March 15 - Appointments available from 3-6pm
  • Sun March 16 – Appointments from 5-7pm
  • Mon March 17 – Appointments from 5-7pm
  • Tues March 18 – OPEN HOUSE SIGN UP DURING WINTER SHARE DISTRIBUTION at the BAR on the ground floor of NITEHAWK CINEMA.
    • First come, first served. (You do not have to rsvp for this sign up event)
  • Wed March 19 – Appointments available from 5-8pm
  • Sat March 22 – Appointments available from 3-6pm

We try to schedule 1-2 people every half hour. Email us with your preferred date and time and you will receive a confirmation or alternate openings. Check the blog for more detailed information on the sign-up appointments and our shares, packages, farms, and volunteer requirements.

Sign ups are now open to new members. Spread the word…..

Beautiful pic by CSA Volunteer

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

January Northwind Farm Meat Share

January's Half Meat Share Haul!!

January’s Half Meat Share Haul!!

Thanks to James who drives down to the city to bring us his beer, we have a Winter Meat Share. Monthly deliveries sized as half or whole shares. This month’s delightful delivery :

Half Share

  • Pair of Poussins
  • Chorizo Sausage
  • Pork Chops
  • Ground Pork
  • Turkey Cutlets

Looks good? We had the unfortunate experience of being flaked on by someone who said they would be purchasing a half share starting in Jan. Want it for yourself?  $230 gets you the haul posted above plus monthly deliveries in Feb, March & April. Another possibility is membership starting in Feb for $175. Shoot us an email if you want in!! (You can also get a whole share starting in Feb for $235) Please note that prices include an admin fee. 

Whole Share

  • Beef Roast
  • Boneless Ham Roast
  • Porterhouse Steak
  • Chorizo Sausage
  • Lamb Chops
  • Ground Pork
Beautiful boneless ham about to be roasted

Beautiful boneless ham about to be roasted

January Beer Share

Jan 2014 Beer Share pic by ryan kuonen

 

On January 19th, Southside CSA hosted one of our fave events — the Beer Tasting Potluck. It’s the day when we get together, drink delicious small batch craft beer brewed by James Kinnie of Broken Stove Brewery and eat tasty treats. Eat and drink local, that’s our motto!

In addition to our soiree, members of the Beer Tasting Club picked up their monthly stash of hyper-local, craft beer. This month’s selections are a Rye IPA, Belgian Dubbel, and Oatmeal Stout. Continue reading

2014 Harvest Season!!

Stay tuned!!

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

share3 - pic by mark yearsley

 

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

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