Summer 2018 CSA Information
WHO/ WHAT/ WHY:
The Cypress Hills CSA is excited to partner with Norwich Meadows Farm to provide vegetables, fruit and eggs to Cypress Hills! Norwich Meadows grows high quality NOFA certified organic produce in upstate New York. You will be directly supporting a small regional farmer and you'll know exactly where your food is coming from. Participating in Community Supported Agriculture is also a great way to meet your neighbors and strengthen community in Cypress Hills!
The pick up site is in the garage at the corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Logan Street.
Depending on this year's weather, food will be distributed for 20-22 weeks from June 1 to November 9. Pick up times are Tuesdays evenings between 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
The CSA is 100% run by volunteers. All members are required to volunteer 2-4 hours per season. You may work a distribution shift or contribute in another way (write a blog post, take photos, help with outreach etc.). Please sign up for a shift on the first day of distribution or email us to let us know how you would like to get involved.
still time left to sign up for extras!!
What comes in a Full Veggie Share?
Typically a vegetable share will include 7-10 kinds of vegetables each week and there is usually enough of each item to be used in several meals. You will get different vegetables each week depending on the season. A very incomplete list of items you might receive includes: salad greens, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, savoy cabbage, boc choi, heirloom tomatoes, husk cherries, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, basil, garlic and garlic scape, corn, leeks, beets, carrots, turnips, and radishes.
Yea, but how much food am I going to get?
It is hard to say exactly how many people a full share will feed because it depends how you use it and how the crops are growing in any particular year. If you use the share as side dishes, you won't go through as much product as if you serve 100% vegetarian meals. A full share will probably be enough food for 12-15 vegetarian meals per week.
How can I help?
We could always use help with, Outreach, Spanish Translation, Grant Writing, and SNAP benefit research.