The Time to Sign Up for Farm Shares is Now!

It happens every June…

They walk into the backyard at the Woods. They see the buckets of strawberries. They see our bags of local greens. They see us picking up our farm share.

What’s this? they ask? Someone tells them, It’s the Southside CSA.

And then they remember. Oh Yeah! They have always wanted to join a CSA!

Can I Join? they ask, voice excited.

Sorry, we have to say.

Sorry, you have to sign up in the early Spring.

Sorry, we don’t have anything for sale.

Sorry, we can’t sell you any leftovers.

SorryWe can add you to our waitlist, we tell them. You will get an email next year, we say as we hand them our little flyer.

They walk away with the little slip of paper, watching our members with their bags of freshly picked local produce…

If you want these berries, these greens, these eggs, this amazing bounty of local goodness from late Spring, through the entire Summer, and deep into Fall, until Thanksgiving, then you have to SIGN UP NOW! (Don’t say we didn’t warn you…)

The time is now to dive into this blog and read how to sign up.

Read about our share packages, read about our farmers, read about our membership volunteer requirements.

Spend an hour thinking about how the Southside CSA can work for you.  Then send us an email for an appointment on Monday April 2nd. 7pm, 730pm, or 8pm. southsidecsa at gmail dot com.

This will be one of the last chances to sign up for this season’s bounty…

March Winter Share Distribution – Tues March 13th

YUMMMMMMY, Steamed Green Beans from the Winter Share. March 2011

It is our monthly Winter Share distribution. Frozen delights from last year’s season, gorgeous local eggs, and a joyous bag of fresh greens. Feel free to drop by the Woods for a beer and an answer to any of your questions about our upcoming Harvest season. Yolim will be there with other Southside CSA volunteers to meet n greet… Continue reading

How to Sign Up for the Southside CSA 2012 Harvest Season

Peppers. The Woods. Oct 2011

 Sign ups are now open for the 2012 harvest season

We sell our fruit, vegetable, and egg shares in a package system. Our Maple and Meat shares are additional items. We work with 4 farms, all in New York state, none are certified organic but all are natural and do not use pesticides. The season starts in May and lasts through mid-November. Distribution is in the backyard of the Woods, the best damn bar in all of Williamsburg. We distribute on Monday nights from 630pm-830pm. During those 2 hours, members come to the Woods armed with their own bags and pick up their produce (and wash down that delicioso taco or burrito with a cold beer or margarita). Some people pick up everything every week; some people pick up some stuff every other week. There are many different options in order to accommodate many lifestyles, households, and families in our community. Every share family has a volunteer requirement.

We do in-person sign-ups, once a week, at the organizers loft. We make appointments in order to have a smooth sign-up experience for everyone. It takes about 15-30 minutes depending on how many questions you–or the person in front of you– has.

How to Sign-Up

  1. Email southsidecsa [at] gmail for an appointment. (It is easiest if you send us 3 times)
    • Available appointments
      • March 12 @8 (1) @830 (2)
      • March 19 @ 7 (2) @730 (4) @8 (4) @830 (2)
      • March 26 @7 (3) @730 (3) @8 (4) @830 (4)
  2. Read the SIGN UP! page. It has lots of important info about signing up
  3. Pick your package
    • Packages are posted on the SUMMER page. That page will be updated as things sell out.
  4. Dont forget to check out the additional products — Circle C Maple Share & Northwind Meat Share
  5. Post on the Southside CSA Facebook page if you need to find someone to split a meat share or any of the packages with you.

Greig Farm Blackberries. Aug 2011