SOUTHSIDE CSA 101

2022 sign up deadline extended to June 15th

LINK TO SIGN UP GOOGLE DOC

Choose from: VEGETABLE, BERRY, ORCHARD, EGG, FISH, MEAT, WHOLE CHICKEN. FLOWERS, MAPLE SYRUP. Community Supported Agriculture = A community project that supports small family farmers who follow sustainable & healthy farming practices. Southside CSA supports EL MIMOMEX FARM in GOSHEN NY, GRIEG FARM in RED HOOK NY, NORTHWIND FARM in TIVOLI NY, HEARTBREAKER FLOWER FARM in RED HOOK NY, CIRCLE C MAPLE FARM in THE GUNKS NY & VARIOUS UPSTATE ORCHARDS. CSAs offer a quality product for a fair price with the entire amount going to the farmer who grew the food. Distributions are member-run & all share groups perform 2 volunteer shifts over the 6-month harvest season. Pricing ranges fro $15 a week to $75+ depending on share types, sizes, amounts. Full shares pick up weekly; Half shares pick up every other week. Admin fee based on payment plan – various payment plans available.

Strawberry season starts this week, don’t miss one more week of our NY harvest. Our farmers bring the freshest vegetables, herbs, fruit, berries – kale carrots corn herbs & more! strawberries, apples, plums, flowers, cherries – – ALL THE BEST NYS FIELDS HAVE TO OFFER, picked fresh and delivered to our 2 local distribution locales. Mondays never looked more local than swinging by the backyard at THE WOODS or the outdoor dining shed at DOLLYS SWING to get shares harvested that morning by our partner farms. With inflation & commercial pesticides, from cross country commutes to plastic wrapping, joining a CSA is making a conscious decision to support local sustainable food systems, your healthcare, and your wallet. 2022 PRICING HERE

WAHOO! You are joining! Once you decided to join the biggest choice is your share household. We have many types of member groups: individual households, families, roommates, co-workers, neighbors, and strangers we introduced. In concert with this decision is deciding share size – full or half. We split shares in half by assigning a bi-weekly schedule (A or B week – See calendar for exact schedule) Some people like to come every week — that FULL SCHEDULE means you don’t ever miss a thing as each week the delivery can be different. Some people have large households that cook regularly, friends that split that full share (if you don’t have that person, amigo, co-worker or neighbor- to split with we can help match you up with a share partner) or even people that mix n match with a mixture of full and half shares. Many ways to customize your share purchase!

2022 HARVEST ON SALE SOON

Send an email to southsidecsa@gmail.com to join info list.

Hit a few delays in launching the 2022 season. Currently updating this website w/ current farmer info, pricing, and distribution info. Check out our IG & FB pages. Hopefully launching sales by 2/10!!

ON SALE NOW! FALL 2021 SHARE!

For the 1st time ever — a chance to join & be a member of the Southside CSA for the Late Summer/Fall portion of the 2021 Harvest!

Get in a Fall of cooking with some of the most fresh, clean, natural, & tasty vegetables, herbs, fruit & cider that you can imagine. Support small family farms that use sustainable farming with membership in Southside CSA. Limited shares available so SIGN UP NOW TO LOCK IN YOUR FALL OF GOOD EATIN!!

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Starting the week after the Labor Day holidays, the Fall share runs the last 12 weeks of the 2021 season from Sept 13-Nov 29th. It is a combo Vegetable & Orchard share, supporting 2 amazing local farms — El MimoMex Farm & Soons Orchard. (Meat, Fish, Eggs & Berry shares all end mid-october and may be available for individual purchase at the weekly distributions but are not available as a share purchase.

SIGN UP FOR FALL SHARE HERE –> THIS IS THE LINK TO GOOGLE FORM SIGN UP!!

In addition we have a fabulous new share that started in the summer, the Heartbreaker Flower Farm Share. Local no spray bouquets. While you can purchase them each week individually, they sell out fast. Buy a weekly or bi-weekly share and lock in your weekly sunshine in a bouquet!! The flower share runs through mid-october and is pro-rated weekly –> THIS IS THE LINK TO FLOWER SHARE GOOGLE FORM SIGN UP!

Weekly & bi-weekly shares available. Each week you get 8-10 types of vegetables & herbs each week plus a variety of local apples & the worlds best apple cider. Last year Late Summer & Fall brought us: Summer squash, Beets, Spinach, Poblano Peppers, Carrots, Leeks, Sweet Potatoes, Cilantro, Thyme, Salad mix, Red Onions, Spanish Onions, White Onions, Garlic, Dill, Red & Green Leaf Lettuce, Kabocha Pumpkins, Fairytale Pumpkins, Kale, Green Peppers, Serrano Peppers, Tomatillos, Scallions, Broccoli Rabe, Acorn Squash, HoneyCrisp Apples, Gala, Macintosh, Empire Apples and the freshest damn cider you done seen. Join us to support local farms!!

Email southsidecsa@gmail.com with any questions.

Still time to sign up!

We are still accepting members in all of our shares!

We have BERRY, VEGETABLE, ORCHARD, EGG, FISH, MEAT, & WHOLE CHICKEN shares

HOW: You can come down to our distribution on Mondays from 630-830pm at the Woods (48 S 4th) and get answers to any questions. You can also sign up ONLINE via this simple google form: https://goo.gl/forms/NHkdLy7m1jUCDVnd2

The blog is filled with all sorts of information about the shares, the farmers, the volunteer requirement, and all the other fun things (like farm trips) that make up a CSA. But some basic facts:

Full shares pick up every week; Half shares pick up bi-weekly and are assigned a share week (A or B – the calendar of those dates is listed here – https://southsidecsa.org/sign-up/summershares/

We accept cash, check, VENMO, credit card, & Chase QuikPay. You can pay in one lump sum or break it into several different payment plans – https://southsidecsa.org/sign-up/extended-payment-plans/

Any other question can be answered via southsidecsa@gmail.com

See our facebook page for a list of current prorated prices

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

Still Room in the Southside CSA!

Online sign ups have closed BUT you can still get in. Swing by our distribution hub, The Woods @ 48 S4th, between 630pm- 8pm on Monday and we can get you signed up. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com with any questions

          

Sign up for 2016 Season!

Sign up NOW! Email if you have questions: southsidecsa@gmail.com

Sign up events are held on Monday nights at our loft. (It’s a little too dark & a little too loud to properly do sign ups at the Woods, our distribution spot.) The events are open house and run from 630pm – 830pm.

csa 9Location: Monday night SIGN UP EVENTS are at our loft – 140 Metropolitan Ave (First Floor Buzzer). The address is sometimes hard to see — our building is a brick building in between Nitehawk Theatre & Skinny Dennis with a little garden out in front. Events run 630-8pm

Dates:

  • Mon April 4
  • Mon April 11
  • TUESDAY APRIL 12 @ THE WOODS (48 S4TH) FROM 6-8PM
  • Mon April 18
  • Mon April 25 – THE LAST SIGN UP
  • Mon May 2 – HARVEST SEASON STARTS!!

Purchase & Payment: Members will be asked to decide on the shares they will be purchasing and a payment plan. The blog has lots of information about each of the shares & each of our farmers. In addition, the blog has lots of Member Diaries which are great views into the many ways our members use their shares. Also, our Facebook page has lots of pictures and information about our CSA. Members will be asked to sign up for a payment plan & put down a deposit based on that plan. 2016 Payment Plans

Volunteer: Members will be signing up for their volunteer shifts during sign up. Share groups each complete 2 volunteer shifts. 1 distribution shift & 1 community shift. There are a variety of dates and options, some are even performed at home on your own computer. Info on Volunteer shifts linked here.

Any questions — southsidecsa@gmail.com

Still time to sign up for this year…

Members weighing up their vegetables

Members weighing up their vegetables

We still have shares for sale! Availability of shares — especially half shares — varies but we will do our best to get you lined up with the shares of your dreams.

Here is link to online form: http://goo.gl/forms/gVmwQh4SKN

Below is the general pricing for remaining shares:

  • (Mostly)Berry Share – 24 weeks – May 4 – Oct 12 (Full – $475; Half – $237.50)
    • Berry shares ARE NOT pro-rated for late starts. Norm throws in the asparagus – which is what comes in the share during May– as a bonus and therefore it is not calculated into the share $$ total
  • (Late start) Egg Share – 18 weeks –  June 15 – Oct 12 (Full- $99; Half – $49.50)
  • Vegetable Share – 24 weeks- June 15 to Nov 23 (Full- $600; Half- $300)
  • Orchard Share – 20 weeks – July 13 to Nov 23 (Full- $260 Half – $130)
  • (Late start) Chicken Share – 18 weeks – (Full – $432 Half – $216)
  • Meat Shares– 
    • 18 weeks Package 1 (5-8lbs per distro) –$990 –Every week from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 18 weeks Package 2 (8-10lbs per distro) –$1170 –Every week from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 9 weeks Package 1 ($495) Bi -weekly from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 9 weeks Package 2 ($585) Bi-weekly from June 15th to Oct 12th
  • Circle C Maple –  One time distribution on June 22. Lots of Maple! Lots of sizes! Lots of Grades! Availability depends on the season; Order early to be sure to get your stash of local maple syrup. Prices and sized linked here…

Distribution August 2013

Distribution August 2013

Distribution June 2013

Distribution June 2013

Berry share check-in at distribution.

Berry share check-in at distribution.

Still time to sign up!

pic by Wills & Sarah

There are still some shares up for grabs — Come to a Monday night distribution to sign up in person or email for a link to an online form — southsidecsa@gmail.com

Scroll down for a post (also titled still time to sign up for more details on our shares and pricing)

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Still time to get it on the 2015 Harvest season

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Our 2015 season kicks off on Monday May 4th with Week 1 of Berry, Egg, Meat, & Chicken shares. However, don’t fret if you still want to join because it is not too late… Availability of shares — especially half shares — varies but we will do our best to get you lined up with the shares of your dreams. Email southsidecsa@gmail.com to get signed up. Below is the general pricing for remaining shares:

  • (Mostly)Berry Share – 24 weeks – May 4 – Oct 12 (Full – $475; Half – $237.50)
    • Berry shares ARE NOT pro-rated for late starts. Norm throws in the asparagus – which is what comes in the share during May– as a bonus and therefore it is not calculated into the share $$ total
  • (Late start) Egg Share – 18 weeks –  June 15 – Oct 12 (Full- $99; Half – $49.50)
  • Vegetable Share – 24 weeks- June 15 to Nov 23 (Full- $600; Half- $300)
  • Orchard Share – 20 weeks – July 13 to Nov 23 (Full- $260 Half – $130)
  • (Late start) Chicken Share – 18 weeks – (Full – $432 Half – $216)
  • Meat Shares– 
    • 18 weeks Package 1 (5-8lbs per distro) –$990 –Every week from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 18 weeks Package 2 (8-10lbs per distro) –$1170 –Every week from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 9 weeks Package 1 ($495) Bi -weekly from June 15th to Oct 12th
    • 9 weeks Package 2 ($585) Bi-weekly from June 15th to Oct 12th
  • Circle C Maple –  One time distributions several times during the season. Lots of Maple! Lots of sizes! Lots of Grades! Availability depends on the season; Order early to be sure to get your stash of local maple syrup. Prices and sized linked here…

Want to sign up but need someone to share with?

WE HAVE A NEW FORM FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO FIND NEW SHARE PARTNERS –  http://goo.gl/forms/10ESjBRMK1

Hopefully we can match up anyone in need of a share partner.

Payment & Deposits

The whole purpose of a CSA is to get $$ to farmers in these lean Winter months, therefore the bigger a deposit you put down now, the better it is for our farmers. In order to encourage people to pay in full, we offer reduced admin fee to those who pay in full at sign-up. It makes life easier for the farmers and the volunteer organizers. However, we also offer several types of  extended payment plans so that the CSA is open to all families despite income.

  • $30 – Early Bird – Payment in Full at sign up
  • $35 – Regular – 2 payments; Deposit at sign up + Pay in full by June 30.
  • $40 – 4 Payments – Deposit in May, June, July & Aug. Balance due by Aug 31
  • $45 – 5 payments – Deposit in May, June, July, Aug, & Sept. Balance due by Sept 31

Please note, there will be a $5 late fee for every late payment. There will also be a $30 fee for bouncing checks. 

INFO ON Whole & Half SHARES LINKED HERE

Detailed info on our farmers and share types can be found on the following linked pages:

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