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Read on for info about the items Grand Street CSA currently offers to its members. To find out about how distribution works, go to Distribution Basics.
22 weekly distributions or 11 biweekly distributions
from Norwich Meadows Farm, Norwich, NY
Norwich Meadows Farm provides certified organic vegetables to CSAs, restaurants, grocers and greenmarkets located throughout NYC.
Zaid Kurdieh, his partner Yusuf Harper, and their families started their farm in 1998 and expanded in 2000. The two families joined together not only to supply their own families with quality, organically grown food, but also to create a community around their farm. Their farm, now over 80-acres, is located 50 miles north of Binghamton in the fertile Canasawacta Valley, about 3 hours and 45 minutes north of New York City.
CSA distributions begin in mid-late June (dependent on the weather) and run weekly for 22 distributions through late early-mid November.
Each share comes pre-packed in a sturdy cardboard box and contains 8-12 different items, weighing up to 25 lbs., tending to be lighter at the beginning of the season and heavier as the growing season gets going.
CSA is all about “community.” As an all-volunteer-run group, Grand Street CSA relies on its members to organize sign up, payments and distribution. Part of joining a CSA includes chipping in to help bring our veggies into the neighborhood. Thanks to our partnership with Partybus Bakeshop, we’re able to offer an all-day pick-up window and don’t need members for many customary tasks. We DO need help unloading the truck in the morning, a job that customarily won’t take more than about 20 minutes of your time for the entire season, as long as each member signs up for one (1) unloading shift.
Fruit, eggs, and/or dairy sourced by the Norwich Meadows Farm team from other regional producers may be available as add-on shares.
Fruit is sourced from nearby farms, raised using integrated pest management (IPM) practices that minimize the use of chemical pesticides as much as possible. Fruit begins in July, usually 2-3 weeks after veggies, depending on the weather.
Organic eggs are produced by Norwich Meadows Farm’s hens.
*The price of a share includes the cost of the vegetables, as well as delivery, labor, supplies, contactless payments, as well as the inevitable parking tickets. In addition, we make a contribution to the Just Food CSA Network, supporting CSAs across New York City, and to the Abrons Arts Center, our regular distribution site.
We sometimes offer other items through various providers, some throughout the season and others on a one-time basis, including bread, eggs, maple syrup, pasta, honey, dairy, flowers, poultry, fish & meat:
- Partybus Bakeshop (our distribution partner and site this season)
- Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras Program (pick up currently available for Grand St. Members at Stanton St. CSA) – https://lewiswaitefarm.localfoodmarketplace.com/
- Circle C Maple Farm (one-time distribution)
- Illiamna Salmon Co. (one-time distribution in the fall) https://grandstreetcsa.org/2021/05/2021-fish-shares/