Registration for the 2019 Season is open!

The 2019 Season starts on
Tuesday, June 4th!

How to become a member of Grand Street CSA for the 2019 summer season

If you haven’t already, get info about our shares and our new farm on our Shares page.

Ready to sign up?
You can purchase a 2019 share 2 ways – by credit card or with a check:

Credit Card – visit our squareup store and purchase a 2019 Vegetable Share: https://squareup.com/store/grand-street-csa-2/

 

Check – use the following form to submit contact info and receive mailing instructions: https://goo.gl/forms/8L1gB97zqsNseiCr

Registrations will be processed when payment is received.

Payment Deadlines

Please understand that part of the economic mission of CSA is to support the efforts of local farmers, and a big part of that support is getting cash into the farmers’ hands during the off-season, to allow for seed purchases and farm maintenance at a time when no other income is coming in.

To that end, CSA members are required to pay for the entire season before distributions begin in June. In fact, we prefer that you pay for your entire membership right away. Since that’s not always so easy to do, installment payment plans are available. To inquire about a payment plan, please send an email to info@grandstreetcsa.org with the subject: payment plan. If payments are not received by established deadlines, membership may be subject to late fees or cancellation.

All payments for the 2019 season are due by May 15, 2019.

Work Requirement

Please note that there is a work requirement for this CSA. As an all-volunteer operation, Grand Street CSA relies on the work-contribution of members in order to function. We are using a separate service called SignUp.com to let you pick your own shifts. Every member is expected to sign up for a minimum number of distribution shifts during the season. The total number of required shifts (1 or 2) will be determined after the registration period has closed and is dependent on the total number of members for the coming season. Instructions for fulfilling this requirement will be provided at that time.

If you have any questions, please write to info@grandstreetcsa.org. Thanks!

Sign up for Grand Street CSA’s 2018 Summer Season


Register Now for the Grand Street CSA Summer Season

Spring is just around the corner! That means farmers are planning for the upcoming season, and it’s time to sign up for your CSA share. The registration form includes important information about our CSA – some is outlined below.


Share Information:

  • We are once again partnering with Norwich Meadows Farm of Norwich, NY. 
  • One share is generally enough for a (non-vegetarian) family of two.
  • One share costs $355 for 22 weeks. This price is contingent on receipt of payment by March 15, 2018. 
  • After March 15th, one share will cost $370. 
  • Any unpaid registrations will be cancelled if payment in full is not received by April 30, 2018.

We also have optional add-ons: fruit & eggs.

Fruit:

  • Norwich Meadows Farms sources the majority of our fruit share from Red Jacket Orchards of Geneva, NY. Fruit may also be sourced from other local farms.
  • Full Share: $240 (for 20 weeks)
  • Half Share: $120 (you get a full share every other week — 10 weeks total)

Eggs:

  • Our eggs also come from Norwich Meadows Farm.
  • Full Share: $115.50 (1 dozen every week for 22 weeks)
  • Half Share: $57.75 (1/2 dozen every week for 22 weeks)

Volunteer Requirement:

  • We are asking all members to sign up for at least 2 volunteer shifts and depending on the number of members we may increase that to 3 shifts.

Day & Location:

  • Distribution will be on Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 8 pm at the Abrons Art Center. The season begins around the second or third Tuesday in June, weather dependent.

Please email us at info@grandstreetcsa.org if you have any questions.


Register Now for the Grand Street CSA Summer Season

2018 Season Early Bird Discount

It’s still below freezing at the farm, but our farmer is already getting ready for the upcoming season. By sending payment early, we help our farm with a much needed infusion of funds. Submit payment by January 23rd to get a $25 discount on your share for 2018. Share prices and deadlines are as follows:

  • $330 if received by January 23rd
  • $355 if received between January 24th and March 15th
  • $395 if received between March 16th and April 25th

If you would like to reserve your share at the Early Bird Price, submit your email and name using the following link to receive payment instructions: https://goo.gl/forms/ZSurzHWpdTtOT9xz1

Questions?

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

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

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

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

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!

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.