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Herbs!

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Add herbs to you share.  All of the following herbs are available in 4 oz and are $2.50 each.

Anise
Basil
Caraway
Chili (Cayenne) Powder
Coriander Seed
Dill Seed
Fennel Seed
Fenugreek
Garlic Powder
Hibiscus
Licorice (Erq Soos)
Marjoram
Onion Powder
Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Spearmint
Thyme

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Become a Member!

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Interested in enjoying some of the best fresh, organic, local, seasonal food?  Become a member.

If you’d like to purchase a share for the upcoming 2010 season, it’s not too late.   Click here to download an application: Fulton Market CSA Application.  Please contact Debra Sheldon at 917-626-8948 or sheldon.debra@gmail.com.

Click here for information about share options.

Click here for information about the farm.

BASIC INFORMATION

Pick up site: Fulton  Stall Market on South Street between Beekman and Fulton

First pick up: June 16, 2010

Last pick-up: Week of November 10, 2010

Deadline for members to pay for shares: June 1, 2010

Pick up day and time: Wednesdays, 4-7 pm.

If you have suggestions or preferences, please email me or leave comments here.  Thanks.

What is CSA?

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

From Just Food‘s website:

“CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture

CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.

When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.

CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront (typically $400-$600). This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.

Shares usually include 7-10 types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-3 people. Most CSAs also offer half shares for smaller households or busy New Yorkers who frequently eat out.

Many CSAs also offer the option of other produce from local farms. For a few extra dollars a week, in addition to your vegetables, you can add fruit, eggs, meat, and even flowers to your order.

Most CSAs have a variety of payment plans to enable members flexibility in paying for their shares. Some CSAs can arrange payments in installments, accept food stamps, offer sliding scale fees, and provide scholarship shares.

Neighborhood CSA groups are run by members. A rotating core group of volunteers take on much of the administrative management of the CSA. This can include signing up new members, collecting members payments, running the distribution site, and planning community-building or educational events. This frees up the farmers to focus on growing and delivering the vegetables.”

Share options

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Check out these great share option.

Vegetable:

  • Family share (weekly): $600 for entire season
  • Individual share (weekly): $300 for entire season

Crop schedule can be found here.

Fruit:

  • Full share (weekly): $240 for entire season
  • Half share (bi-weekly): $132 for entire season

Optional products:

Evans Farmhouse Creamery, Norwich

  • Quart Organic Milk 2% (weekly, 53.90; bi-weekly 26.95)
  • Quart Organic Milk Whole (weekly, 53.90; bi-weekly 26.95)
  • 6 oz yogurt mixed flavors (weekly, 29.70; bi-weekly 14.85)
  • 32 oz yogurt mixed flavors (weekly, 101.20; bi-weekly 50.60)
  • Butter 1/2 lb (bi-weekly only 44.00)

Kutiks Honey Farm, Norwich

  • Honey Wildflower 1 lb (weekly, 80.30; bi-weekly 40.15)
  • Honey Clover 1 lb (weekly, 80.30; bi-weekly 40.15)

Other local products

  • Cheese 8 oz Palatine Mixed Flavors (weekly, 99.00; bi-weekly 49.50)
  • Granola Upstate Harvest 16 oz (weekly, 114.40; bi-weekly 57.20)
  • Granola For Diabetics 12 oz (Cinnamon Bran-Flax) (weekly, 11.00; bi-weekly 55.00)
  • Quart Maple Syrup (per unit: 15.40)
  • Certified natural ground beef 1 lb (bi-weekly only, 58.96)

Norwich Meadows Farm

  • Eggs 1 dozen (weekly, 115.50; bi-weekly 57.75)
  • Chicken Whole 4 lbs + (per unit: 18.00)
  • Chicken Breast 0.8-1.1 lb (per unit: 8.50)
  • Chicken Leg Quarters 4    2lbs + (per unit: 8.50)
  • Honey Wildflower Dr. Yusuf’s 16 oz (per unit: 8.50)

Herbs (UPDATE 4/24) – All of the following are available in 4 oz for 2.50 each:

Anise
Basil
Caraway
Chili (Cayenne) Powder
Coriander Seed
Dill Seed
Fennel Seed
Fenugreek
Garlic Powder
Hibiscus
Licorice (Erq Soos)
Marjoram
Onion Powder
Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Spearmint
Thyme

Notes about share options:

  • Fruit (yum!) shares will start 7/9 to avoid problems with lack of early season fruit.  Those who opt for bi-weekly fruit shares will get 2 shares back to back the last 2 weeks.  Those opting for the weekly share will receive a double share during the last weeks of the season.
  • Butter orders may not be available the week they are ordered, but the farmers will do their best to accommodate your request.
  • Very important note from the Farmer (Zaid):  Optional products are coming from small farms and from time to time challenges arise that make it difficult to get the products in on schedule.  However, the farmers will make every attempt to get the products to us on time, as per the schedule.  Members will notified if there are any changes to the delivery schedule and every attempt will be made to ensure that the missing items are delivered the following week.
  • Optional products and fruit shares are only open to those who purchase a vegetable share.

The Farm

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

norwichmeadowsfarm.com

Norwich Meadow Farms is an excellent farm and is certified organic. They also sell at the Union Square Farmers’ Market and members are eligible for a discount.