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Welcome to the Norwood CSA Food Co-op website! We are a Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) program in the Norwood and Bedford Park sections of the Bronx affiliated with Just Food and Norwich Meadows Farm. Our tenth summer season share just finished in November, and we are now accepting earlybird registration (with discounts) for 2014.

For more information, download our registration form or call us at 347-635-4240.

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2014 Summer/Fall Share Earlybird Registration

WHAT IS A CSA FOOD CO-OP?
A Community Sponsored Agriculture food co-op connects New York City families with local organic farmers. When you become a member of the Norwood CSA you will receive a share of the weekly harvest of the Norwich Meadows Farm and some of its partners. Through this CSA, affiliated with Just Food, we are re-creating the direct link between the farmer and consumer, giving consumers fresh and more wholesome organic foods.

A CSA is not like shopping at the supermarket. Your weekly share will be comprised of fresh organic vegetables and fruits grown in season and picked just prior to delivery. The quantity and variety of items in the share will vary from week to week, depending on weather and season. You will learn to enjoy a wider variety of seasonal vegetables. The quantity of food varies based on the harvest (there is risk involved), but we usually receive between 5 and 8 different items per week.

In an average year, the share prices reflect a savings of about 15-20% off what you would pay in a green market for a comparable amount of local organic produce. The season lasts from mid-June to mid-November (about 21 weeks), and 2014 will be our tenth season!

BECOMING A MEMBER / PRICING
To become a member, you must purchase a share (includes an administrative fee). There are three size shares
and different prices depending on when you pay:

Share Size

Pay by 1/24/2014

Pay by 4/8/2014

Pay by 4/24/2014

Notes

Single

$340.00

$350.00

$390.00

The most common share, feeds a family of 2 to 3 (sometimes 4) people.

Double

$670.00

$690.00

$770.00

Feeds a family of 4 to 6, also recommended if you plan to preserve.

Split Single

$175.00

$180.00

$200.00

For single people who can’t find someone to split their share with on their own only.

– You can pay in installments, but Your Share price will match when your final payment is made. the final deadline is April 26th

 

We Accept SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps: We require a $50 deposit, half of which is refundable. The balance can be paid through SNAP, and other discounts may also be available. Please contact Tricia at triciaperry (at) gmail.com for more information.

Shares in past years have included: Tomatoes (Heirloom, Yellow, Cherry), Potatoes (Fingerling, Blue), Lettuces (Leaf, Romaine, Boston, mixes), Basil, Squashes (many of summer and winter variety), Eggplants (Italian and Asian), Peppers (Sweet, colored, hot), Beans (Fava, French Filet), Cucumbers (Oriental, Middle Eastern, Kirby), Melons (Honey Dew, Oriental, Watermelons), Root Crops (Radishes, Turnips, Onions, Carrots, Garlic, Leeks, Shallots), Greens (Over 20 varieties), Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts.

SPECIAL ITEM SHARES
Once you sign up to become a member, you may also purchase Special Item Shares. FRUIT SHARES come primarily from Red Jacket Orchard, and are produced with fewer pesticides through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). There will be a weekly fruit share that comes 20 times, and a biweekly share that comes 11 times. We will also offer EGG, HONEY, GRANOLA, GROUND BEEF, YOGURT, BUTTER, MILK and CHEESE SHARES. Each of these items will be delivered every other week during the season (11 deliveries).

PICKING UP YOUR SHARE:
Every week from mid-June through mid-November, the farm will deliver our food to the distribution site at the Bainbr
idge Avenue Community Garden in Bedford Park (2974 Bainbridge Ave near E 201st St). Pickup time is between 4 and 7 PM on Thursdays.

VOLUNTEERING:
All members MUST volunteer 4 hours (per share or household) over the course of the season at the distribution site or in another manner such as outreach, contributing articles to the newsletter, delivering leftovers to a soup kitchen, organizing group activities, or serving on the core group. Failure to volunteer will result in a financial penalty.

Members must attend an orientation and training session the week before the first delivery at the garden. In addition to learning how the CSA works and what volunteer responsibilities will be, you will be able to meet other CSA members and start to build community. More information will follow closer to the beginning of the season.

Download the registration form here.

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2011-2012 Winter Share Information

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Deliveries are once a month, from December through April (five deliveries). Delivery day will be Wednesday with Thursday as the snow day alternative. Pickup is from 5 to 8 pm, and will be in front of 3150 Rochambeau Ave.
  • There will be two options for the winter share: Vegetarian (lacto-ovo) and Omnivore. Omnivores may receive organic chicken or pasture raised ground beef on various delivery dates (farmer decides what we get).
  • Vegetables that will be available include most storage crops: a variety of potatoes, onions, beets, parsnips, winter squashes (acorn, butternut), cabbage, and greens (chard and kale).
  • There are usually a lot of dairy products from the Evans Farm including cheese and yogurt, plus organic eggs from Norwich Meadows Farm.
  • Potential dry goods may include granola, organic dried beans, local honey, and perhaps maple syrup (Evans Farm).
  • Preserved (jarred) goods from the farm may include pickled items, jams, and tomato sauces.
  • Vegetarian shares will either receive more of certain items or extra items to make up for not receiving meat.
  • As you can see, there will be a wide selection of products. Good nutrition and eating healthy food are year-round concerns and should not be put on hold during the winter months.
  • We highly recommend NOT starting our CSA during the winter. Except for rare exceptions, you must become a member for the summer season before you can purchase a Winter Share.

BECOMING A MEMBER

  • To become a member, you must purchase a share and volunteer two hours during the winter.
  • Share cost: $260.00 ($50 per delivery plus $10 CSA administrative fee)
  • Registration must be received by October 27, along with a deposit of at least $50 – No Exceptions! (The deposit is non-refundable unless you get someone to buy your share.) Full payment is due by November 3.

   
PICKING UP YOUR SHARE:
Pickup is in front of 3150 Rochambeau Ave between Bainbridge Ave and East 206th Street in Norwood. Hours will be between 4:00 – 7:00 PM.  Please plan on staffing the site for 2 hours during the season.

Download the registration form here.

 


2011 Summer/Fall Calendar

Please note that other products, especially dairy from Evans Farm, may arrive as available. Fruit Shares began late and a few weeks may double up to make 20 for the full fruit shares and 11 for the half shares. We will update this calendar as information becomes available:

Week
Date
Veggies
Other Products
Full Fruit
Half Fruit
Week 1 6/23/2011 1 1  -  -
Week 2 6/30/2011 2    -  -
Week 3 7/7/2011 3 2 - -
Week 4 7/14/2011 4   1  1
Week 5 7/21/2011 5 3 2 -
Week 6 7/28/2011 6   3  2
Week 7 8/4/2011 7 4 4 -
Week 8 8/11/2011 8   5  3
Week 9 8/18/2011 9 5 6 -
Week 10 8/25/2011 10   7  4
Week 11 9/1/2011 11 6 8 -
Week 12 9/8/2011 12   9  5
Week 13 9/15/2011 13 7 10 -
Week 14 9/22/2011 14   11 & 13 6 &7
Week 15 9/29/2011 15 8 12 -
Week 16 10/6/2011 16   13 & 14 7 & 8
Week 17 10/13/2011 17 9 15 -
Week 18 10/20/2011 18   16 9
Week 19 10/27/2011 19 10 17 -
Week 20 11/3/2011 20   18 10
Week 21 11/10/2011 21 11 19 -
Week 22 11/17/2011 22   20 11

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