2013 Prospect Park CSA Share Details

Vegetable Share Prices and Details

When you purchase a full vegetable share, you receive an assortment of veggies once a week for 22 weeks, from June to November (for an idea of variety and quantity in the share, please review our newsletters from the previous season). You can also purchase a half-share, which you will pick up every other week throughout the 22 week season.

We have three price tiers, following the Community Supported Agriculture model of neighbors subsidizing each others’ shares. Each tier includes a $5 administrative fee, which our core group uses to buy some basic materials and as a way to subsidize fun activities we offer throughout the year.

  • Plan A full share: $555, Plan A half share: $280
  • Plan B full share: $465, Plan B half share: $235
  • Plan C full share: $195, Plan C half share: $97.50

Select Plan A if your combined household income is greater than $80,000/year, or if you think you can afford it. By choosing a Plan A share you are helping to subsidize our lower income neighbors, bringing real, healthy food access to more people and ensuring that the “community” aspect of Community Supported Agriculture rings true.

Select Plan B if your household earnings are less than $80,000/year, or if you feel that is the level you can afford.

Plan C is designated for our neighbors who are living at a significantly lower income level than either the Plan A or B guidelines. At this level we can accommodate those paying with food stamps.

Fruit shares

From the farm: 20 weeks of fruits produced with minimal inputs by local farmers. Windflower Farm grows small quantities of organic strawberries and raspberries. To round out the share they partner with local growers to supply fresh, minimally treated (non-organic) fruit. Fruit shares begin in the early summer with strawberries, cherries, blueberries and raspberries, progress in mid-summer to include peaches, plums, nectarines, and apricots, and conclude in the fall with assorted apples, pears, and cider.

  • Fruit: $144 (20 Distributions)

Flower shares

From the farm: 10 weeks of fresh cut flowers grown organically at Windflower Farm. Flowers vary by the season but have included spice-scented stock, showy sunflowers, Bells of Ireland, campanula, Asiatic lilies, long-lasting lisianthus, China asters, and cockscombs (or “brain flowers” as one young CSA member calls them). Flowers arrive in bouquets or bunches, and packed in a floral sleeve for safe travel.

Flowers: $124 (10 Distributions)

Egg shares

22 weeks of brown eggs from free-range chickens grown by Windflower Farm neighbor Elihu Farm. Their hens are truly pastured and their eggs are as nutritional and good-for-you as eggs can be.

  • 2 dozen/week: $230 (22 distributions)
  • 1 dozen/week: $116 (22 distributions)

Pickup Location

Members will be able to pick up their shares on Tuesdays beginning in June at 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at Fountain Studios, 604 Grand Ave., between St Marks Ave. and Bergen St. (Google Map).

Member Work Shift Requirement

All members of our CSA contribute to this volunteer-led effort by working at our distribution location once or twice during the season. All work shifts will take place on Tuesdays, beginning June 12th and running through November 6th. There will be an afternoon shift (1:30-2:30pm) and two evening shifts (5:30-7pm, 7pm-8:30pm). Full-share members will work 2 shifts throughout the season. Half-share members will work 1 shift.

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