Greig Farm Share: aka the Berry Share = $475 for 24 weeks of asparagus, strawberries, peas, blackberries, blueberries, red & yellow raspberries, & apples
2015 will be our 6th season working with Greig Farm. We love Norm and think his share is one of the best CSA offerings in NYC. Greig Farm offers some of the freshest produce possible, delivering a weekly share of crops picked in the morning and delivered to Southside CSA members by sunset. Norman brings us our berries with the sun still on them! Talk about healthy sustainable living!
Of course, it must be noted that weather, like heavy rains, cold snaps and heatwaves, can delay or cancel weekly shares. This share is very different than our other shares because it truly reflects the weekly season– Norm does not guarantee a balance between weeks, instead bringing in whatever can be picked each week, therefore the half shares can be unbalanced between weeks. We offer half shares but do not recommend them per se, however, we understand that some people prefer this type of split.
Thanks to his asparagus crop, the share starts early, in the first week of May. Asparagus can be harvested for a month. The share then swaps to strawberries and peas — both the English and Snap variety — in June followed by the blueberry harvest which starts in July. The share includes raspberries. Norm grows yellow and red varieties, which produce a Summer and a Fall crop. August sees the addition of blackberries to the weekly share and Fall brings our state favorite, apples. Norm grows some of the best varieties of apples around.