First shares, wait list, and kohlrabi magic

Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 9.59.16 PMOur Week 1 share made for some amazing fried rice with bok choy, happy rich, green onions, and kale—and we gobbled Ted’s strawberries. How about you?

As we enter Week 2, registration is closed. To hear it first when sign-ups open for the 2018-19 winter share or 2019 summer share, leave your info here.

kohlrabi-1Also, we are heading into kohlrabi territory. Did you know this crunchy little friend is chock full of potassium, iron, calcium, B-complex vitamins, vitamins C and A, fiber, antioxidants, and more? If you’re not sure what to do with yours, Martha’s got you covered—from slaw to sauté to baked chips.

 

Advertisements

CSA season begins in JUST ONE WEEK!!

124221d3eefa49d5a78c29aa232dd647--teddy-bears-picnic-kid-pictures
PPkCSA’s 2018 season begins in JUST ONE WEEK, so dust off your veggie-hauling bags, update your calendar with our NEW distribution location, sign up for your work shifts, and get ready for your weekly produce high—we’ll see you next Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30-8:15 p.m.!

Also, if you’re interested in joining our core group of organizers in exchange for a free half share, please contact info@prospectparkcsa.org. We’re in particular need of an extra hand to close the distribution site (semi-regularly) on Tuesday nights.

Lastly, there are still a handful of shares available for this season. The online registration form is closed, but interested folks can email info@prospectparkcsa.org. That’s also who to reach out to if you go to the first distro on Tuesday and realize you desperately wish you’d signed up for flowers, fruit, or eggs! (Don’t worry, it happens every year…)

Register for the 2018 CSA Season!


Registration for the 2018 season is now open!

Click here to sign up

Here are the deets:

  • NEW location: Starting this year, our weekly distribution will be at Crow Hill Cross Fit (1010 Dean Street, between Classon and Franklin).
  • Dates and times: The 2018 season runs June 5 through October 30. The distribution window for your weekly share pick-up is the same: Tuesdays from 5:30-8:15 p.m.
  • Payments: As always, members can opt to pay for their share(s) in one lump sum or three monthly installments (May, June, July).
  • Work shifts: By purchasing a share, members commit to working one or two shifts between June and October. Full-share members work two shifts; half-share members work one shift. Shifts are 60 to 105 minutes.
  • Share options: PPkCSA offers a vegetable share from Windflower Farm, plus add-on fruit, flower, and egg shares. Members can also order a la carte meats, cheeses, grains, spices and more from Lewis Waite, delivered every other week.

Sign up for your 2018 CSA share today!

SaveSaveSaveSave

Spring 2018 Status Update

Happy Spring! We are getting ready for another amazing season of delicious produce from Windflower Farm & Co.

A couple folks have asked when sign-ups will open. The answer is: very soon! Fact is, we’re just a scosh behind because our beloved CSA site hosts, Troy and Susan at Fountain Studios, are moving to Chicago (yay them!) which means we’re working to secure a new CSA distro site (wah us).

We are already in conversation with several area bars, schools, art venues, and co-working spaces. We have some leads, but we figured we’d put it to y’all as well. Do YOU (yes, you!) have a street-accessible studio, garage, or storefront that could host CSA distort one evening a week? Or know someone who does? If so, please hit us up at info@prospectparkcsa.org, and we can share more deets on what that would entail. (For one thing, site hosts get a FREE share!)

Also, thank you for your responses to our 2017 survey. We’re working to address your concerns—and of course we bask in your loving praise! We’ll be in touch about it all soon.

First, though, look for a message with a link to PPkCSA 2018 season registration in the next couple of weeks! And if you have a good lead on a space, please do let us know—thanks!

Prospect Park CSA in the News!

The Prospect Heights Patch covered our launch, check out the article!

Members can pick up their shares from Fountain Studios (604 Grand Street between Bergen Street and Saint Marks Avenue), a group of artist studios that regularly  hosts gallery shows and other community events.

“We want to highlight the CSA, but also this local neighborhood spot,” Santogade told me.

Santogade said that a fundamental reason for having a CSA is “the idea of creating community.” She worries that although the concept of a CSA is becoming increasingly popular, people often forget the community building aspect of the project.

“This is not just about picking up food,” she said. “It offers a way to get to know your neighborhood and neighbors.”

Indeed! If you haven’t already, join us!