SIGN UPS OPEN!

SIGN UP FOR THE SOUTHSIDE CSA via linked Google Form

https://goo.gl/forms/QHONtEd2gBhkLlWx2

SUPPORT LOCAL NYS FAMILY FARMS, GRASSROOT GROCERIES, & FAIR WAGES FOR FARMWORKERS! We offer transparency in your food system, connections to local family farmers, and support of green sustainable land management through direct financial contributions. This is a volunteer project built on the love of environmental justice, farmworkers rights & direct action. All $$ collected goes directly to our partner farms – MimoMex Farm, Greig Farm, Yellow Bell Farm, Northwind Farm, & Circle C Maple Farm.

WEEK 2 (B) May 13

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GREIG FARM ASPARAGUS SHARE

  • 1 bunch ASPARAGUS (abt 1 pound)

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GREIG FARM BERRY SHARE

  • 1 bunch ASPARAGUS (abt 1 pound)

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YELLOW BELL FARM EGG SHARE

  • 1 dozen farm fresh EGGS

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YELLOW BELL FARM WHOLE CHICKEN Share

  • 1 whole ROASTER

YELLOW BELL FARM BONE BROTH

  • 1 frozen bag of CHICKEN BONE BROTH

PURA VIDA FISH SHARE

  • Choice of  TUNA, SWORDFISH, STEELHEAD TROUT, or STEELHEAD TROUT & SHRIMP

NORTHWIND FARM MEAT SHARES

  • YOU GOTTA SEE THE MEAT SHARES!! I am gonna be better at documenting the amazing meat that comes with these shares!!

WEEK 1 (A) MAY 6

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WAHOO! Week 1 and it’s a blast off! Thanks to everyone that has joined, from OG members that are celebrating 10 SEASONS!!! with us to the new members that are waiting to see what Southside CSA is all about! Welcome to the 2019 Harvest season!! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMS & GRASSROOT GROCERIES!!

Every year we launch with a yummy blast of local asparagus! Our BERRY Share always kicks off with 4 weeks of local asparagus. This year we have added a stand -alone ASPARAGUS share for those who need more GRASS in their life! We also see the start of our EGG, WHOLE CHICKEN, FISH, MEAT, & BONE BROTH shares.

SO it was a cold cold week before our first distribution. This directly affected the asparagus harvest as asparagus plants start to produce new shoots when soil temperatures rise above 50 degrees. At optimum daytime temperatures, asparagus spears grow between 3 and 6 inches a day. Growth speed increases as the temperature rises. It had been so cold, rainy and overcast we had thought there would only be asparagus for the solo shares. HOWEVER, the sun came out Monday morning and the grass sprouted up so fast, the farmworkers were able to harvest enough for everyone to get a little taste.

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GREIG FARM ASPARAGUS SHARE

  • 1 bunch ASPARAGUS (abt 1/2 pound)

GREIG FARM BERRY SHARE

  • 1 frozen bag of STRAWBERRIES
  • 1 bunch ASPARAGUS (abt 1/2 pound)

YELLOW BELL FARM EGG SHARE

  • 1 dozen farm fresh EGGS

YELLOW BELL FARM WHOLE CHICKEN Share

  • 1 whole ROASTER

YELLOW BELL FARM BONE BROTH

  • 1 frozen bag of CHICKEN BONE BROTH

PURA VIDA FISH SHARE

  • Choice of  SWORDFISH, STEELHEAD TROUT, TUNA, SHRIMP & WHOLE BRANZINI, SCALLOPS, ARTIC CHAR, OR SALMON

NORTHWIND FARM MEAT SHARES

  • YOU GOTTA SEE THE MEAT SHARES!! I am gonna be better at documenting the amazing meat that comes with these shares!!

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SIGN UP! for 2019 SEASON

SIGN UP FOR THE SOUTHSIDE CSA via linked Google Form

https://goo.gl/forms/QHONtEd2gBhkLlWx2

2019 Harvest Calendar

Dreaming of Summer & Seasonal Greens..

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SIGN UPS START SOON!

SITE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED WITH 2019 INFO! 

FOLLOW on FB & IG to GET UPDATED WHEN WE GO LIVE with SIGNUPS!

WINTER SHARE 2019

Join today! JANUARY distribution is Jan 21

Our Winter share is the “off season” version of the Southside CSA. 6 months of CSA fun. On the 3rd Monday of the each month from November through April, we gather in the backyard of the Woods to get our fix of local produce, eggs, meat, chicken, and fish. The distribution runs from 6-9pm.
You can still join; all prices have been pro-rated for 4 months starting in JANUARY.
$100 for Produce Share
$300-$260 for MEAT SHARES
$100 Fish Share
$80 Whole Chicken Share
$22- $88 for EGG Share
$24 Pickled Egg Share
$32 Bone Broth Share
$48 Chicken Liver Pate Share
CALENDAR
Month 3: Mon Jan 21
Month 4: Mon Feb 18
Month 5: Mon Mar 18
Month 6: Mon Apr 15

JUNE 9th is DEADLINE 4 2018 Sign-Up!

Online sign ups end on June 9th. Prices for shares that started on May 7th have been pro-rated and updated. Links to sign up form below.

2018 Harvest Season ON SALE!

SIGN UPS ARE OPEN! Get in on the best produce by joining the Southside CSA! Every Monday starting May 7th and running through Thanksgiving. 6 months of local fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, and more. Weekly or bi-weekly pickups.

PRICES LISTED HERE     *SIGN UP

To sign up, fill out this google form: SIGN UP FORM! 

Any questions email, southsidecsa@gmail.com

There is a lot of info packed within this blog. Pictures & whole pages dedicated to the shares and the farms. Below is a quickie run through to hopefully explain what we offer and how it works….

Day & LOCATION: We distribute on Mondays from 630-830pm from the Woods, a local bar on S4th. Typically we are in the backyard. Drinks! Food! Vegetables!

PICKUPS – 2 distribution offers for all the shares. Full shares are weekly pickups; half shares are assigned bi-weekly pickups. In addition, the meat shares offer a Monthly distribution option.

SHARES – VEGETABLE. FRUIT. MEAT. FISH. EGGS. WHOLE CHICKEN. BONE BROTH. FISH. MAPLE and more……

We have one vegetable share provided by MimoMex Farm. They are not certified organic but are a “natural” farm which does not use any chemicals or pesticides on their farm. They do sometimes use natural fertilizers. They could be certified organic but the paperwork burden and high cost of certification do not seem to be the best value at this time for our farmers.

We have 2 fruit shares: the Greig Farm (aka Berry) Share & the NY Orchard Share. These are two very different shares. BOTH AMAZING & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

The Greig Farm share runs 24 weeks, starting early in May and ending in mid October. We affectionately call this share the BERRY share because it is mostly berries. But in reality, it is whatever Norm grows. He recently added stone fruit trees to the property and they will be producing this year so their will be added plums in the shares. This share is a NO SPRAY Share. Norm doesn’t even use approved organic pesticides (yup yup, certified organic farmers CAN/DO spray their crops with natural approved pesticides & fertilizers) Norm believes that you should be able to eat the produce straight from the ground and therefore DOES ABSOLUTELY NO SPRAYING EVER!! He runs a small pick your own farm which is mostly centered around berries. The share starts with asparagus in May, moving to strawberries in June, blueberries & plums in July, blackberries in August, a variety of apples in the fall, wrapping up with all sorts of pumpkins & gourds in mid October.

The NY Orchard share runs 20 weeks, starting in Mid July and ending in November. It is sourced from a couple of farms that neighbor MimoMex over in Orange County. The share contains stone fruits & apples & apple cider in the late fall. All the farms are low-spray farms (and some do have some groves of no spray as lots of local farmers are trying to produce organic apples and peaches) The term low-spray has no precise definition and simply refers to a reduced synthetic pesticide spray program relative to an area’s prevailing or conventional spray programs. Lots more info about low spray protocols on the blog.

Northwind Farm is our meat share provider. Jane & Richie are some of the best farmers ever. Along with their son, they raise a whole ton of animals, creating a fab share with mad variety. The shares can be customized to people’s own tastes. There are 3 lengths: 24/12 weeks (May to Oct), 18/9 weeks (Jun to Oct) & 6 monthly deliveries. See blog for all the nitty details.

Yellow Bell Farm provides us with our eggs, and also runs a whole chicken share. The Whole Chicken share is a fresh butchered whole roaster. Size varies throughout the season between large to small depending on the flock size and time of year. In addition, this year we are signing people up to get the amazing products that Yellow Bell makes: Bone broth, liver pate, pickled eggs oooooh la la!!

The Pura Vida FISH share is a goooooood one. Local fisherman brings us a variety of the weekend’s catch. Wide variety of choices from the sea….

The Maple share is a one time order (two times if it is a good season). The delivery comes sometime in June. Size and grade choices.

Questions: Lots more details and pics on the blog/facebook page. Feel free to email with any specific questions about the csa, the shares or our fab farmers

southsidecsa@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/southsidecsa/