May
12
    
Posted (Danielle) in 2010, 92Y CSA, Locations

If you are interested in signing up please do so. If you are looking to share a share I have a partner looking as well. Feel free to email me any questions 92ycsa@gmail.com

Best regards

Danielle


 
May
11
    
Posted (Ashley) in News

It’s time to start registering for our volunteer shifts!

Volunteering at the East 88th Street CSA is a vital and enjoyable requirement of membership.  Each membership (full share) must volunteer at least twice during the 24-week CSA cycle, so check your calendar and sign up for your shifts online, or send an email to janestevens89@live.com (Please note: if you are splitting a share, you may decide to either elect a representative or both share partners may sign up.  Each share must volunteer twice per season).  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:

4:30 – 6:00 (2 Volunteers) – Set Up

* Setting up the tables and supplies
* Dividing half share items
* Checking in and assisting new members during pickup

5:30 – 7:00 (1 Volunteer) – Swing / Check-in

* Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
* Replenishing items

6:45 – 7:30 (2 Volunteers) – Clean Up / Heavy Lifters

* Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
* Replenishing items
* Bring leftover items to the church kitchen
* Put away tables and supplies
* Clean the site

We have an experienced group of volunteers so don’t worry about being left alone to do something you’ve never done before.  Watch for postings and email reminders throughout the season.  We do go back and make sure that all our members have fulfilled the volunteer requirement at the end of each season; failure to do so may hinder your renewal for 2011.


 
May
11
    
Posted (Steven) in Classifieds

WSF Job Offering!

Winter Sun Farms (WSF) is a local food company that works with local farms to create a winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program featuring frozen and preserved vegetables and fruits. WSF has grown to over 1,000 members and is now looking for a part time team member to help with its NYC growth. Although part time, this position has the potential to grow to full time.

The job’s main task will be recruiting NYC members. This will include visiting various NYC area CSA’s, helping to start new CSA’s and creating marketing material. The job would also include:
·         Setting up social networking sites for WSF
·         Out reach to NYC schools, institutions and co-ops for bulk local food sales.
·         Overall coordination with other WSF locations. (WSF New Paltz, WSF Westchester, WSF Connecticut, and WSF Albany)
·         As a small company, the job would also incorporate other aspects of running a start-up company.

WSF is looking for someone who understands the local food movement, is familiar with the NYC area, including Brooklyn, and has proficient computer social networking skills. The person must be very personable, comfortable speaking with people and selling memberships. The person must be highly organized and have the ability to complete tasks on their own and on time.

The position needs to be filled immediately and will run till at least the end of January 2011.  It will be an hourly position, starting at approximately 20hrs a week. Compensation will be in the $12 – $15 range based on experience and skill set.

Please contact by email:
Jim Hyland, President
Winter Sun Farms
jim@wintersunfarms.com
845-255-1699


 
May
11
    
Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

Time is coming closer to the beginning of the 2010 CSA delivery season. We are trying to keep events, blog and photos updated on the farm website. You can find the first delivery day for your CSA under the Upcoming Events link.

The greenhouses have been filled, emptied and re-filled. Plants are going into the field as soon as they are large enough to transplant. The weather has been really cold the last week and so some of the more tender transplants have had to be kept on hold in the greenhouse. It seems that the plants are as anxious as we are to get them planted in the field.

We are trying to finish up member registration. If you do not remember what you registered for, please just send me an e-mail and I can easily check your registration and get a copy to you via e-mail. If you would still like to add a Fruit Share or Coffee
Share please go to http://www.chycsa.org/wp-content/uploads/fruit-coffee-share-2010.pdf. You will be able to download the form

There are still a few CSA memberships available at the following CSA Locations. If you know anyone that lives in any of the areas served, we would appreciate it if you would pass the good word along about CSA. There is a new CSA site located in the Bronx at 2158 Watson Avenue, Bronx Holy Family CSA. This site is brand new and is looking for members so if you know anyone that lives in the neighborhood, please let them know about the CSA.

92nd Street Y CSA
Mt. Sinai Farm Share
Bronx Holy Family
City Island CSA
White Plains CSA
Upper Westchester CSA (Buchanan)
Sustainable Hastings CSA

The lettuces, Bok Choi, Napa cabbages and garlic are growing well. We are looking forward to the start of the delivery.

Deb for everyone at Stoneledge Farm


 
May
11
    
Posted (Steven) in Coffee, Extras

Any folks who already have a vegetable share and want to add fruit and/or coffee can download, print, fill in and mail the fruit-coffee-share-2010 form to Stoneledge Farm.  The address is on the form.