Sneak Peek : Next Week’s (Likely) Vegetables

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

  • Squash
  • Pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Mix Kale Greens (White or Red)
  • Dandelion Greens (Green or Red)
  • Lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Beets

We hope everyone is enjoying their cabbage, fennel, eggplant, peppers, carrots, squash, and lettuce from yesterday.

A message from Norwich Meadows Farm

Greetings CSA Members,

Last week at the farm we were been busy bringing in a bumper crop of garlic, to be stored and dried for later in the season. We also had a delivery of trial kale seed from Cornell, which is being trialed for all sorts of traits, like heat/cold tolerance, disease resistance, yield & taste. Some of our heirloom tomato plants are starting to bear fruit, too, although it may still be a few weeks before we’re hitting full production.

In this week’s shares (the week of July 10th), expect some of the following veggies, depending on what’s available:

  • Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Mix Greens
  • Fennel
  • Fava Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Kohlrabi
  • Carrots
  • Garlic Scape
  • Onion

As always you can also find these updates on the Norwich Meadows Farm CSA Facebook Group.

Have a great week!

~ Jamie from Norwich Meadows Farm

Special Distribution — Wednesday July 5th

Distribution #4 will be on Wednesday, July 5th.

Our farmers have arranged to deliver our veggies, fruit & eggs on Wednesday next week due to Tuesday being the July 4th holiday. We’ll be in the garden behind Abrons Art Center instead of the amphitheater. Details on how exactly to find us and other updates will be be in our weekly email.

We need volunteers:
If you can volunteer next Wednesday, please sign up. We’ve added spots for July 5th to our volunteer Sign Up at http://signup.com/go/hPMnSQn

Why the 5th?
The short answer is that you can’t stop plants from growing, so our veg is getting harvested next week, no matter what.

Hear about the current state of farming from our farmer, Zaid Kurdieh, and a panel on WNYC last week.

Flower Share Deadline Extended to June 27th!


Lily has extended the deadline to sign up for her 16 week flower share this year. The new deadline is June 27th.

For 16 weeks, flower share members will receive a loosely-arranged, fresh seasonal bouquet of approximately 20-30 stems, reflecting the bright colors and sweet scents of summer.

Each bouquet includes annual and perennial flowers, foliage and fresh herbs, and comes wrapped in paper labelled with the member’s name.

All flowers are organically grown and freshly cut, so you can expect your bouquet to last a full week.

Please see details below, and feel free to contact Lilly with any questions!

  • To register, please email Lilly directly at lilybruder@gmail.com
  • Distribution begins Tuesday June 27th, ending Tuesday October 10th, for 16 weeks total
  • Price is $200/ season or $12.50 week. Please pay by Tuesday, June 27thfor a full share
  • Payment can be made by check, made out to Lily & Leaf llc. and mailed to:

Lily Bruder-Zal
11 Austin drive
Highland, NY 12528

Lilly can also accept paypal, venmo and chase quickpay, all of which are associated with her email address, lilybruder@gmail.com

Happy spring!
Lily Bruder-Zal

Lily & Leaf llc.
Vanishing Point Farm
Highland, NY
718-496-5050

2017 Summer Season – Registration Open!

Hello everyone,

Grand Street CSA registration is open for the 2017 Summer season! 
Before you register, please take the time to read about the Grand Street CSA here on our website. The following pages should be most useful:
http://www.grandstreetcsa.org/p/about-us.html
http://www.grandstreetcsa.org/p/shares.html

The regular price of the 22-week share is $355 this season with a payment deadline of March 15, 2017. 

Any late payments will incur a late fee that makes the price per share a total of $395 through April 15th. 

For more details, and to complete our online registration form in Google Forms.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at info@grandstreetcsa.org.
Looking forward to seeing you this June!
Grand Street CSA Core

Our registration for the 2017 summer season is closed. If you would like to be informed about availability of shares for the next season or connected with a member who is interested in selling their share, please submit your contact information to our waitlist.

WINTER SHARE 2016-17

The Winter Share

The Winter season is significantly different from our Regular season, so please read the following information carefully.  If you are ready to register, please go to our online Registration Form.
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.

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.

Frequency:
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:

    •    12/13, 1/24, 3/7, 3/28, 4/18, 5/9

*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.
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.

Share Options:

Winter share costs $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 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 shareweighs 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. You can see what our sister CSA Washington Square CSA received over a past 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)


The Farm Bridge SHARES:
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: 
COST: 
$142 for 5 distributions (the first five dates above)
The registration Deadline for Farm Bridge is December 1st.


EXTRAS: We are offering pasta ($30), apples ($30), and apple cider ($20) as extras. Because our vendors require a minimum purchase, availability 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.

Please note: Extras are optional, but you must register for a Vegan, Lacto-Ovo, Omnivore or Frozen share in order to get extras. Payment must be received by Wednesday, November 16th.
Register HERE.


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

Grand Street CSA Core

Maple Syrup Partnership

Make your apartment the best brunch spot in town with New York State maple syrup from Circle C Farms for your summer’s pancakes and waffles.

Place your order before June 13 for guaranteed delivery during the June 28 pickup. Joe and Cathy will also be on hand selling extra sizes. Unfortunately due to a slow sugar season, not all sizes and varieties will be on sale.

There are two varieties for sale: Amber Color & Rich Taste (formerly known as Grade A Medium Amber) and Dark Color & Robust Taste (formerly known as Grade A Dark Amber). Both are popular for all-around use. There is a limited supply of Very Dark Amber, which is ideal for cooking.

The above varieties come in the following sizes: Gallon ($62), Half Gallon ($35), Quart ($21), Pint ($13), Half Pint ($8), and 3.4 oz. ($4.50)

This Maple syrup is all natural, organically processed from a family-owned farm in NY State!
Fill out the form to guarantee a your syrup on June 28.