Dear Grand Street CSA Members, present and future,
Sad that the CSA season is nearly over? Dry your tears and read on about Winter Share. The Winter season is significantly different from our Regular season, so please read the following information carefully. Feel free to ask questions at distribution. We hope to see you this winter! Register online HERE.
The 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 and Lebanon, New Jersey. 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 two (3) types of Winter shares: Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Vegan Vegetarian, and Omnivore (see descriptions below).
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.
Winter Share is every three to six weeks for a total of 6 pick-ups. The dates scheduled* are as follows:
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.
Variety: The items in each share change on a monthly basis and are determined by what the farmer and local vendors have available. You can see what our sister CSA Washington Square CSA received over their last winter season here. 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)