In Memoriam – Cathy Cicero – Circle C Maple

It is with heavy hearts that we dedicate this post to Cathy Cicero of Circle C Maple, who passed this season last year in October 2022. Cathy and Joe produced and delivered their maple syrup to Grand Street CSA every year, and we are so sad to say this is our first year without Circle C and a visit or delivery from Joe and Cathy since Grand Street CSA began its partnership with Circle C Maple in 2011.

Joe & Cathy’s niece Jenn wrote:

Sadly, Cathy of Circle C Maple, my Aunt, passed in late October. My family spent hours putting together photos to share at the service. They wanted me to create a Maple Syrup collage because that was one of her favorite things. See [above]. They loved the experiences they had by doing this. I will never forget Cathy sharing stories about their visits to Grand Street. They loved getting to meet everyone and share the Syrup they worked so hard to make. They were NOT city people but had the best time. It was a special thing for them to share and they were always amazed at the turn out and to see all the folks enjoy their syrup. It was a dream come true for them.

We looked forward to Joe and Cathy’s visits every year. We enjoyed everything about them – they were always so energetic and enthusiastic every time, even though navigating the city streets (we learned later on) was a very stressful thing for them. They gave away lots of tastes and taught our community all about the maple syrup they were excited to share. We put Circle C syrup in cakes, sauces, marinades, drinks, and of course, poured it over pancakes and waffles. We thank Joe, Cathy & Jenn for sharing their syrup, their family enterprise, and their piece of the Shawangunk Mountains. We’ll miss them and wish them all the best.

Do you remember Joe and Cathy visiting with us on the steps of the Art Center? Do you still have a jug of Circle C syrup in your kitchen? If you are a fan of Joe and Cathy and their maple syrup and want to share a story, photo, or message, please email them to info@grandstreetcsa.org, and we will be sure to forward them to Jenn for their family.

2023 Fish Share

Salmon by Iliamna Fish Co.
Fourth generation family-owned fishing cooperative based in Bristol Bay, Alaska on the Bering Sea.

Sign up ASAP – shares are selling fast!

The Shares – one-time fall pick up of

  • Wild Alaskan Sockeye – 12 lbs. of flash frozen fillets, portions
  • 6 packs of 3.5 ounce cans, ready-to-eat Wild Alaskan Sockeye
  • wild Alaskan cod portions, flash-frozen and vacuum-sealed.

To Order:

  • Go to: https://redsalmon.com/location/new-york-new-york/
  • Choose your share and select New York City, Lower East Side (pink) as your pick up location on the calendar – September 26th.
  • Pay in full or pay half now and half in the fall.
  • Note that pick up will at Partybus Bakeshop. You’ll receive a reminder by email.

Questions? Contact Emily: emily@redsalmon.com

Winter Share 2023 @ Partybus Bakeshop

Vegetable Share sign up IS NOW CLOSED. Bread shares still available – link below.

Join us for 10 biweekly pickups of local, organic vegetables from Norwich Meadows Farms and local partner farms.

First pickup: Sunday, January 8th

Location: Partybus Bakeshop, 31 Essex Street

Winter Vegetable Share: $565*
Organic eggs add-on**: $70

*Price includes administrative and card processing fees.
**You must have a veg share to sign up for eggs.

Two ways to become a Winter Share member:

Visit our Square site to sign up and pay by credit card.

Complete this Google Form to sign up and pay via Zelle®

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Bread for All

Sign Up for a Bread Share by Partybus
and pick up at the same time as your veg box.

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FAQs

Q. What can I expect in a Norwich Meadows Farm WINTER CSA box?
A. Box contents will vary throughout the season. See sample boxes in the chart below.

More about our farm and CSA: Norwich Meadows Farm CSAs on Instagram

Find out more about how our CSA works by reading About Us

2022 Fish Share

Salmon by Iliamna Fish Co.
Fourth generation family-owned fishing cooperative based in Bristol Bay, Alaska on the Bering Sea.

The Share – one-time fall pick up of Wild Alaskan Sockeye – 12 lbs. of flash frozen fillets

Sign up ASAP – until June 3rd or when shares sell out

  • Go to: https://redsalmon.com/
  • Choose your share and select New York City, Lower East Side (orange) as your pick up location on the calendar – September 20th or October 4th.
  • Pay in full or pay half now and half in the fall.
  • Note that pick up will at Partybus Bakeshop. You’ll receive a reminder by email.

Maple Syrup from Circle C Farm

Maple Syrup shipped to the Lower East Side from our partners at Circle C Farm! 

*** Orders due by May 15, 2022. ***

How to Order:

  1. Please provide your mailing address and order to Jen at: circlecmaplefarm@gmail.com

  2. Please indicate if you would like Dark or Very Dark:
    • Half Gallon = $32
    • Quart = $19
    • Pint = $11
    • Half Pint = $7
    • 3.4 oz = $3

  3. Circle C will ship your syrup to Partybus Bakeshop and contact you with your total that includes a share of the shipping cost.

  4. How to Pay:
    Venmo: @wardjenna or
    cash app wardjenna

    Need an alternative payment method? Please email Jen and she can discuss options. 


  5. Grand Street CSA will contact you when your syrup is here are ready to pick up at Partybus Bakeshop.

Info about Maple Syrup grades:
https://circlecmaplefarm.weebly.com/grades.html

Read about Joe & Cathy and Circle C Maple Farm on their website:
https://circlecmaplefarm.weebly.com

Questions?
Contact Jen at circlecmaplefarm@gmail.com

Summer 2022 Early Bird Discount

Prices for 2022 remain the same as 2021!
So the farm is frozen right now, and so are we, but the team at Norwich Meadows is already getting ready for the upcoming season. By sending payment early, we help our farm with a much needed infusion of funds to prepare for the coming season, invest in the land and the team that produces our food. The earlier we send our payment, the better for the farm and us!

https://grandstreetcsa.square.site/
Check out by Friday, January 14th to get a $50 discount on your share for 2022.

Other details:
– Grand Street CSA will remain at Partybus Bakeshop for the 2022 Season
– Day of distribution TBD
– Sign up for Add-ons and Extras, such as eggs and fruit, will open in spring

1 Weekly Share = $680 by January 14th (Biweekly Share = $340)
Cost of a share goes up to $730 starting on January 15th.
After March 10th, share prices go up again.

Any questions? Contact us at info@grandstreetcsa.org.

2021 Fish Shares

Salmon by Iliamna Fish Co.
Fourth generation family-owned fishing cooperative based in Bristol Bay, Alaska on the Bering Sea.

The Share – one-time fall pick up of Wild Alaskan Sockeye – 12 lbs. of flash frozen fillets

Sign up ASAP – until June 5th or when shares sell out

  • Go to: https://redsalmon.com/
  • Chose your share and select Grand Street (pink) as your pick up location on the calendar – September 21st or October 5th.
  • Pay in full or pay half now and half in the fall.
  • Note that pick up will at Partybus Bakeshop. You’ll receive a reminder by email.

The Fish Drop by Fulton Fish Market
Downtown by the docks since 1822 and relocated to Hunts Point in the Bronx in 2005

The Share – fresh, wild-caught, and ready to cook 2-serving share of fish from US waters. Add-on options, like shrimp, clams, smoked salmon & more.

Starts on or around June 29th.

  • Go to: https://www.thefishdrop.com/grandstcsa
  • Sign up by Sunday to pick up that Tuesday.
  • Rolling sign up with week-to-week and 4-week options
  • Pick up your share at Partybus Bakeshop on Tuesday.