Chock full of early Spring crops, the weekly distribution starts MONDAY MAY 9th!
Over in the Hudson Valley, snuggled in between the fields of vegetables belonging to the Hearty Roots Farm and the rows of blueberry bushes, there are some “new” fields of asparagus. This is good news for the Southside CSA because it means some new crops have been added to our Berry Share. For Year #2, Norman has added asparagus, 2 varieties of peas (English & Sugar Snap), and strawberries to the “Berry Share” and is starting 7 weeks earlier, practically doubling the share length from 13 weeks to 22 weeks.
Starting in May with asparagus, warming up with strawberries and spring raspberries in the start of June & bursting with blueberries and peas by the July 4th holiday, followed by the late summer harvest of blackberries, and rounding out with the Fall crop of rasperries, peas, and apples, the [mostly] Berry share is perfect for people who want to support a small family farm and get the freshest, most natural produce possible but don’t really cook most nights of the week.
Or as part of our packages which can include vegetable, orchard, and/or egg shares from MimoMex Farm.
We are so excited to partner with a farm that produces some of our Spring faves. As we travel to more places upstate, we continue to come across so many small farms that are producing high quality food less than 100 miles from our kitchens in Brooklyn. A second generation farm located on beautiful sloping hills above the Hudson, Greig Farm is not only home to one of the most gorgeous apple orchards in the state, but lots of seasonal delights like asparagus & pumpkins.
Southside CSA distributes shares from our farms
every Monday from May 9th until November 7th
Get a drink & a taco with friends while you grab your produce
At the Woods. 48 S4th. Btwn Wythe & Kent
630pm – 830pm
There are still Greig Farm & MimoMex shares available.
See below for information:
- Package availability & pricing. Southside CSA is nearly sold out for the Spring/Summer of 2011 with a shrinking selection of available shares…
- Share definitions. Look here to learn — What is a full share? What is a half share? What is the difference between a MimoMex share and a Greig farm share?
- Weekly share amounts from the 2010 & 2009 Harvest seasons. Posts list the share amounts from every week. Check out the last 2 years, noting the difference between every year. The harvest reflects the weather and different growing seasons. We receive a reflection of the overall harvest, eating foods that are reacting to local weather. Sun, rain, clouds, dry heat, humidity, mud, molds & blight, insect infestations and predator attacks can all affect the size and quantity of produce. This weekly connection to a farmer is why we join CSAs.
- Make a sign up appointment. Instructions on how to get a sign up appointment. Sign ups are at 140 Metropolitan, NOT the Woods.
- Volunteer requirement. Volunteer-run, Southside CSA requires that all “share families” to perform around 12 hours of volunteer work. Read the various choices and get ready to sign up for your 3 shifts.