Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's CSA PSA Time!

Summer's here! The greenmarket is in full swing. And those of you who've already signed up for a share in a your local CSA you're probably expecting your first box of fruits and veggies. I know I'm excited! For those of you who are saying, "aw, man! I want in on some good old Community Sustained Agriculture," all might not be lost. There are a few CSAs with shares still available around the city...

When I was looking for a CSA near me to join I turned to Just Food, a non-profit organization that works to develop "a just and sustainable food system" in the NYC area. They have a full list of CSAs in the area and their availability status.

Ultimately Lawman and I decided to join the Flatbush Farm Share and as of June 1, a.k.a. yesterday, they still have spots available. If you want in, visit their site to download a membership agreement form, and fax it in ASAP. The first distribution is TOMORROW and at this point I don't know if you'll be able to get in for the first distribution. After you fax your form you might want to email them at membership [at] flatbushfarmshare [dot] com to see if you've made it into the count in for the first distribution. If you don't make it into the first distribution, you can still come to the first distribution night on Wednesday, June 3rd and fill out an agreement form and hand them the check in person. If you don't make the count for the first distribution you won't be able to take veggies home with you until next week, but your membership will be prorated.

As for me, I'm looking forward to my first CSA distribution. The organizers are promising some lovely spring greens and I can't wait to get cooking.

1 comment:

Yvo said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR MINE!!! This is my first year so I'm super super excited... tonight is the first pick up for mine :) yay!!!