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Good Afternoon

New day and we are moving onward with our plans to finish out the 2011 season.  Now that we have been able to absorb and come to terms with the situation that we are in, we have decided to finish the season with deliveries of the Fruit Shares. We plan to double the shares and deliver every other week.

The Fruit farms that we work with were not affected by the storm and will take a hit if we do not finish the fruit share season.  The orchards have been with us for the last 15 years and we do not want to make this time harder on any other farm. Hopefully the fruit will keep spirits high and some fresh produce on our members tables. We feel this can help keep our members and our CSA structure together to get through this year and difficult time.  Continuing on and being able to supply members with their fruit is important to us and to our members as well.  There will then be no refunds for the Fruit Share because we will be packing and delivering the shares.  I am sorry that our plans are in bits and pieces, but that is what we are dealing with day to day.

The Fruit Share deliveries would follow the schedule below.  It corresponds with Lewis Waite Farms and the deliveries that they make to the CSA groups they serve.  We think this will help consolidate the deliveries for the Core Groups and also the members.  We will also be able to deliver any Market Place orders that are placed with the Fruit Share.

We will make a double Fruit Share delivery in amount every other week for the Fruit Share members.  The fruit this time of year is very hardy and will easily make it for a two week time period.  The Fruit Share is for members that already ordered and paid for the share.

The schedule for Fruit Shares will be:
Monday Delivery -Rye/Soundshore CSA, City Island CSA, Mt. Sinai Farm Share, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House CSA, 92nd Street Y CSA
September 12
September 26
October 11 (a Tuesday delivery due to sites being closed on Monday the 10th for Columbus Day)
October 24
November 7
November 21

Tuesday Delivery-Chelsea CSA, West Village CSA, Carnegie Hill CSA, East 88th Street CSA, Yorkville CSA, Greene County CSA
September 13
September 27
October 11
October 25
November 8
November 22

Thank you

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