December 12, 2017

First Winter Share Pickup for 2017

Today is our first Winter Distribution for 2017!

In This Week's Share:

For Everyone:
  • Value Added (preserved/canned items), 
  • Radicchio, 
  • Brussels Sprouts, 
  • Kohlrabi, 
  • Carrots, 
  • Potatoes, 
  • Onions, 
  • Pac Choi, 
  • Leeks, 
  • Cabbage, 
  • Husk Cherries, 
  • Lettuce, 
  • Turnips, 
  • Radishes, 
  • Winter Squash, 
  • Greens
Just for Omnivore: 
  • Eggs (1/2 doz), 
  • Yogurt (2 small), 
  • Meat
Just for Lacto-Ovo: 
  • Eggs (1 doz), 
  • Yogurt (1 large)
Just for Vegan: 
  • Pasta
Remember to pick up your extras:
  • Cider, 
  • Apples, 
  • Smoked Salmon, 
  • Fulton Fish Market Shares, 
  • and/or Lewis Waite

Farm Bridge Shares:

  • Due to truck issues there will be No Farm Bridge shares today. 
  • Distribution will be on January 23rd and March 6th. 

Also for Sale Today: 

  • Homemade Danish Rugbrød (Sourdough Rye Bread) - $6/lb

Distribution Information:

  • Distribution is from 5:15PM until 8PM at Abrons Art Center. 
  • The Next Distribution Date is January 23, 2018

November 6, 2017

Advance info from the farm about tomorrow's distribution

Fruit shares: Please be prepared to haul a lot home tomorrow. We'll be getting 4 varieties of apples - a double share (~17 lbs) for full shares and a regular share for half shares.

Vegetable shares: we'll be getting at least 8 of the following
  • LETTUCE
  • RADISH
  • GINGER
  • PAC CHOI
  • KOHLRABI
  • POTATOES
  • WINTER SQUASH
  • ONIONS
  • CARROTS
  • PEPPERS
  • TOMATOES
  • RUTABAGA
  • PARSNIPS
  • SUNCHOKE

Like roots? Consider Winter Share!Sign up deadline - November 15thWinter Share Dates: 12/12, 1/23, 3/6, 3/27, 4/17, 5/8 Additional details here

November 3, 2017

Winter Share 2017-18

About Winter Share 

The Winter season is significantly different from our Regular season, so please read the following information carefully. Email any questions about Winter Share to info@grandstreetcsa.org, and a core member will get back to you.


Ready to sign up? Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/fOqBfAFgdkujigg43


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What is in Winter Share?

The Winter Share keeps us supporting Norwich Meadows year round and reminds us that local food doesn't end with the regular growing season. Shares consist of storage crops, like roots and winter greens, dry beans, and a variety of dairy and value-added products from local farmers. Produce is grown in Norwich, New York. The Winter Season is designed to send the farm crucial startup funds to cover the cost of seed, equipment, repairs, materials, etc. Our Winter pickups are from December through May (6 pick-ups). We offer three (3) types of Winter shares: Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Vegan Vegetarian, and Omnivore (see descriptions below). We are also offering frozen shares from The Farm Bridge (formerly Winter Sun Farms). Details below.

When do I pick up Winter Share?

Winter Share will be distributed every three to six weeks for a total of 6 pick-ups*.  Frozen shares are distributed during the first 5 dates. The dates scheduled* are as follows:

12/12, 1/23, 3/6, 3/27, 4/17, 5/8

*In cases of severe weather, members will be notified as soon as possible of changes in the distribution date. We have elected to bypass February distribution due to past difficulties related to severe weather and site logistics.

Pickup time: 

Winter distribution, like the summer/fall this year, will be Tuesday 5:15pm-8pm at the Abrons Art Center. Pick up will continue to be outdoors except on days weather is too severe for either people or vegetables.

As during our regular season, due to lack of storage, missed pickups cannot be compensated or refunded.  Leftovers will be donated to St. Mary's Church immediately after distribution.

Volunteer Requirement:


All members will be required to sign up for 1-2 volunteer shifts depending on the number of members. We will contact members after registration closes to confirm the number of required shifts and instructions for signing up.

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Share Options & Pricing:

We are offering 3 share options from Norwich Meadows Farm and a frozen share from The Farm Bridge (see below).

Norwich Meadows Farm Shares

The LACTO-OVO VEGETARIAN SHARE   includes produce, dairy and eggs, no meat. This share weighs about 20-25 lbs per pickup and fills approximately 2-3 regular canvas bags.

The VEGAN VEGETARIAN SHARE  is a vegetarian share without any animal products, such as eggs, or dairy. This share weighs about 25-30 lbs per pickup and fills approximately 2-4 regular canvas bags.

The OMNIVORE SHARE includes produce, dairy, eggs, ground beef and chicken. This share weighs about 15-20 lbs per pickup and fills approximately 2 regular canvas bags.

Variety:  The items in each share change on a monthly basis and are determined by what the farmer and local vendors have available.  In addition to receiving storage crops (carrots, turnips, radishes, beets, rutabaga & other roots, potatoes, onions), hearty greens, and preserved items (frozen squash, tomato sauce, pickled vegetables), locally produced pasta, dry beans & flour may be included.

A typical distribution would look something like the following:

Sample December Omnivore share:
(Lacto-ovo vegetarian share gets additional veggies and no meat)
Potatoes - 2.25 lbs     Carrots - 2.5 lbs     Garlic - 1/3 lb
Winter squash - 1      Onions - 1.5 lbs     Cabbage - 1 head
Eggs - 1 dozen          Chicken - 1/2       Cooking greens - 3/4 lb
1 Preserved product (jar of tomato puree, pickled beets, pickled peppers or pickled green tomatoes)

You can see what our sister CSA Washington Square CSA received over a past winter season here.

All Norwich Meadows Farm share options cost $305 and includes a $5 administrative fee. All share items, including produce, added value products (e.g. granola, pickles, tomato sauce), dairy, and meat are from Norwich Meadows Farm and neighboring farms. One (1) share provides enough food for 1-3 individuals depending on your diet, goals and cooking style. Animal products have a higher production cost, so even though the three (3) share types have different weights, they are all equal in value.

The FARM BRIDGE Frozen Share:

www.TheFarmBridgeShares.com

The Farm Bridge Shares partners with local sustainable farms to supply a winter share of great tasting frozen fruits and vegetables all winter long. Their goal is to deliver a superior product at a fair price for you and the farmer.

In your share, you'll receive locally-grown frozen fruit and veggies from December to April. Some of the items you may receive include: summer corn, green beans, blueberries, kale, broccoli florets, tomato (jarred), and butternut squash puree. Many sites receive a bag of fresh pea shoots as part of the seven monthly items. This share must be purchased separately online, in addition to registering with Grand Street CSA. Sign up online at the following link:

http://thefarmbridgeshares.csasignup.com/members/types

COST:
$152 for 5 distributions (the first five dates above)
The registration Deadline for Farm Bridge is December 1st.

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EXTRAS:

Extras are optional, but you must register for a Vegan, Lacto-Ovo, Omnivore or Frozen share in order to get extras. The registration form will open soon. Payment must be received by Wednesday, November 15th.

We are offering, apples, and apple cider as extras. Because our vendors require a minimum purchase, availability and cost will depend on interest. If we are unable to meet the minimum order for any of these items, you will receive a refund for any extras we are not able to purchase.

We'll share info on Fulton Fish Market shares, smoked salmon and Lewis Waite Farms when available.


Questions?

Email any questions about Winter Share to info@grandstreetcsa.org, and one of our core members will get back to you.

Ready to sign up? Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/fOqBfAFgdkujigg43

October 9, 2017

Herbal Remedies from Umbrella House Apothecary

Umbrella House Apothecary will have Herbal Remedies for sale at tomorrow's distribution:
teas, syrups, salves & extracts

To browse products,
Purchase for cash tomorrow or
Prepay online for in-person pick-up tomorrow,
Visit
https://www.parkerpracjek.com/umbrella-house-apothecary

August 28, 2017

Lewis Waite Farm : CSA Extras — Order this week for Tuesday 9/5


Lewis Waite Fram is "your one-stop source for local, farm fresh, all natural, artisanal, and organic products from over 50 small farms and producers delivered to New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, as well as to our neighbors in and around southern Washington County, New York."

First time ordering? Register, sign-in and order here.

Remember to place your orders in the next couple of days for the CSA pickup on Tuesday, September 5th!




August 10, 2017

Sneak Peek : 8/15 (Likely) Vegetables

Here's a sneak peek of what to expect next week (CSA shares will be composed of at least eight of the items listed below):

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Tomatillo

We hope everyone is enjoying their peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, corn, onion, carrots, squash, and beans from Tuesday.

July 31, 2017

Community Supported Fishery

Opportunity for CSA members to join FultonFishMarket.com's Community Supported Fishery
  • Each share contains two 8oz servings of fresh, sustainable seafood.
  • Delivered once a week (during our regular share pickup).
  • Deliveries begin 3 to 4 weeks after sign up period. You will receive an email reminder 3 days prior to the first pickup. 
For more information, please visit https://csf.fultonfishmarket.com

Opportunity for CSA members to join FultonFishMarket.com's Community Supported Fishery! 
Each share contains two 8oz servings of fresh, sustainable seafood.
Delivered once a week (during our regular share pickup).
Deliveries begin 3 to 4 weeks after sign up period. You will receive an email reminder 3 days prior to the first pickup. 
For more information, please visit https://csf.fultonfishmarket.com