December Winter Share Distribution

With these whirlwind weeks of holiday cooking and new years celebrations, it seems like it was just yesterday  but it was actually a few weeks ago on December 17th that we had our first distribution of our 5 month Winter season. We figured before we start posting all the amazing things we have been cooking/baking/preserving, it was about time we did an informational post about the December shares….

Dec 2013 Winter Sun Vegetable Share

Dec 2013 Winter Sun Vegetable Share

Winter Sun Vegetable Share

This month’s distribution included 6 frozen items. Typically we get 5 items plus a fresh bag of pea shoots. Unfortunately, early December was a hard one for pea shoots. The farm that we get our pea shoots from, Little Seed Gardens in Chatham, NY, was hit particularly hard with a cold snap and they lost their pea shoots. (The plan as it stands is to have pea shoots again in January and in subsequent months.) Therefore, in December we all got an extra frozen item in place of the pea shoots.

Winter Share Tomato Paste Pic by Ryan Kuonen

The December share included the following:

  • 24 oz jar of Tomato Puree from Taliaferro Farm & Williams Farm
  • Butternut Squash Puree from Black Horse Farm in Coxsackie, NY
  • Winterbor Kale from Stoneledge Farm in South Cairo, NY
  • Blueberries from Mead Orchards Farm in Tivoli, NY
  • Green Beans from Markristo Farm in Hillsdale,  NY
  • Diced Peppers from Hepworth Farm in Milton, NY
  • Sweet Corn from Gills Farm in Hurley, NY
Montrose guarding the eggs

Montrose guarding the eggs

Egg Share

Members picked up their dozen’s of gorgeous eggs…..

Dec 2013 Whole Meat Share

Dec 2013 Whole Meat Share

Northwind Farm Meat Shares

Half Share –  The average weight comes to 7.7 lbs per share

  • Barbary Duck
  • Ground Turkey Meat
  • Chicken split Breast
  • Breakfast Sausage
  • Rib Steak

Whole Share – The average weight total comes to 11lbs per share

  • Barbary Duck
  • Turkey Drumsticks
  • Breakfast Sausage
  • Ground Turkey
  • Turkey Tenderloins
  • Rib Steak
Tasting of beers n' hot sauces

Tasting of beers n’ hot sauces

Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club

This month’s selection of homebrew goodness:

3 22 ounce bottles of the following –

  • Dunkelweisen
  • Scotch Ale
  • Smoked Porter

Still time to get in on our winter shares. Prices to join will be updated on the blog later today…..

Eat & Drink Local This Winter!

Winter Share Farms

Winter Share Farms

A map of where all the delicious vegetables, fruit, meat, and beer comes from!

Map by Yolim Khoo

Southside CSA Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club

Love home-brewed beers but don’t have the time, space, or patience to do-it-yourself?

broken stove beer pic by ryan kuonen

Join our Broken Stove Beer Tasting Club–

Get a monthly dose of local, sustainable, hand-crafted beer!

Membership Fees for 6 months:

  • $100 for Basic membership plan* –
  • $200 for the Connoisseur membership plan* –
  • $400 for the Snob membership plan* –

Email Southside CSA for info on how to join. We will also being selling memberships as gift packages at the Winter Fair Fundraiser at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen – Dec 21st — 12-4pm — 136 Milton St in Historic Greenpoint.

Perfect holiday gift for the beer snob in your life!

James during Dec 2010 Beer Tasting Event

James during Dec 2010 Beer Tasting Event

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Broken Stove Beer Share ON SALE NOW

Broken Stove Beer Share Returns! Handmade brews by a fellow csa-member

The brewmaster is back at work, creating new, improved recipes for your enjoyment. This year will be a little bit of the same mixed with a little bit of something new…

Beer share runs once per month from December-May on the third Sunday of each month. Pick-up — from 5-8pm — @ 140 Metropolitan Ave.

Sun Dec 16th.  Sun Jan 20th.  Sun Feb 17th.  Sun March 17th.  Sun April 21st & Sun May 19th

This season the monthly share will include  4 months of delicious variety of beers to taste! Some types of beer you might be sampling: Scottish ale, triples, Saison, Dunkelweizen, as well as more traditional beers such as IPA’s, and Stouts.

Sign up for 2012 Harvest Season

Happy New Year to everyone in Brooklyn! We are looking forward to another growing season and in preparation we will be signing up members for our upcoming season starting on January 30th.

We are knee deep in preparations, organizing everything, and trying to get ready for a super year. The best way to keep in touch with us is through the Southside CSA Facebook Page. Everything is always posted there. However, if you are a facebook abstainer, sign up for our mailing list. We are infrequesnt emailers but you will get notified of any events, esp during sign-up time.

Sign ups for returning members are on Jan 30th, Feb 6th, & Feb 20th.

Sign ups for new members starts March 5th.

Greig Farm Share. Best Berries Ever! Aug 11, 2011

We are in the process of updating our blog, www.southsidecsa.org. Right now, all the info is from 2011. Stay tuned as it is updated. More info regarding this year’s sign will be available shortly. Bring your questions about Southside CSA, our farmers–MimoMex Farm, Greig Farm, Circle C Farm, & Northwind Farm, and how our farm shares operate to the following open house [question-n-answer] events:

Join us for some tasty homebrew by Broken Stove

Join us on Sunday June 10th from 3pm until 8pm as we toast some tasty homebrew and celebrate the conclusion of our inaugural run of the Broken Stove Beer Tasting CLub.  Friends  can join in the fun. James has a keg on tap for serious tasting. We will have a potluck spread of pickles and jams going and will probably bust out the grill.

Come join us in the garden for a beer!

Broken Stove Beer Share

Sunday June 10th

3pm-8pm-ish

ryan’s loft

140 Metropolitan Ave. First Floor

Beer! Potluck! Garden Party!

Be sure to check out one of the best neighborhood traditions, the Giglio Lift, and then cruise over to Metropolitan Ave for an afternoon beer.

Giglio Feast. Williamsburg, Brookln. Pic by Adam Lerner @flickr.com

Broken Stove Beer Share

Introducing the Broken Stove Beer Tasting CLub!

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