Apr
25
    
Posted (Stephanie) in News

The first delivery will  be Tuesday, June 9.  Be sure to bring a bag.


 
Apr
15
    
Posted (Deb) in Coffee, News

Dear CSA Member,

We have been working on a Coffee Project CSA Share to go along with our Vegetable and Fruit Shares for the 2009 CSA season. Information about the project and a downloadable form to add the Coffee Share are ready at the farm’s web site www.stoneledgefarmny.org, click on Coffee Share.

Pete and I had the opportunity to visit Guatemala this past winter and met Mayan families from the Lake Atitlan area that were harvesting coffee beans. We were moved by the determination, conditions and spirit of the families. When we returned home we were able to join with a non profit group, Farmer to Farmer, that is working to import coffee beans from these Mayan families of the Cafe’ Ana cooperative in San Lucas Toliman. The prices paid to the families are usually above fair trade levels, the beans are shade grown and picked by hand by families in the area. The coffee beans come into the US as green beans and we will have them roasted locally right before we deliver them to the CSA members that would like to purchase coffee shares.

For the first year we are only offering Whole Beans, Medium Roast in one pound bags. You can order up to four pounds of coffee per month and that amount will be delivered each month for our six months of CSA deliveries. The Coffee Shares will be delivered once a month with a Vegetable delivery. We thought that a Coffee Share would be a great way to support the Coffee Project while delivering a wonderful product to our CSA members.

There will be a limited amount of shares sold, so please sign up if you are interested in participating. This is a project that we are sincere in developing and supporting. Deborah, Stoneledge Farm


 
Apr
02
    
Posted (Member2Member) in Carnegie Hill CSA

Volunteering is a requirement for all Carnegie Hill members.  Working at the site is fun and you get to hang out with some very nice people.  Check your calendar from June 7 through November 24.  Just email info90@chycsa.org or fill in a space on the volunteer sheet at the membership desk.  Apart from producing the vegetables (Stoneledge does that), our CSA is totally run by members so please bring some patience and a sense of humor when you come to pick up.

There are  3 time slots:

1:30 – 3:30 PM

  • Set up tables
  • Unload vegetable crates
  • Divide half shares

3:30 – 5:30 PM

  • Sign in members
  • Maintain the tables

5:15 – 7:15 PM

  • Sign in members
  • Maintain the tables
  • Close down the site

 
Apr
02
    
Posted (Steven) in Yorkville CSA

At the Yorkville site volunteering is not mandatory but it is appreciated.  All the folks at the site are member/volunteers without whom the group would not exist.  Many members find volunteering to be the piece that really makes the CSA come together.  It’s a great way to meet people in the neighborhood.  We have a core group of regular volunteers to open and close the site so don’t worry about being left alone to do something you’ve never done before.  Jobs include:

Opening Shift  – 2:30 to 5:00
Tasks include

  • Setting up the tables
  • Helping unload the truck
  • Splitting up items for half shares
  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup

Middle Shift – 4:30 to 6:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by

Closing Shift – 5:30 to 7:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by
  • Bring leftover items to the church kitchen
  • Put away tables and supplies
  • Clean the site

Other volunteering opportunities are available which can be done from home.  This can be anything from making phone calls to entering recipes on the website to helping arrange rideshares up to the farm.  Watch for postings and emails requesting volunteer work.