Sep
30
    
Posted (Steven) in News

Winter Sun Farms is offering a monthly winter share this year.  The delivery location is the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House at 343 E 70th Street.  Delivery days are December 14, January 11, February 8 and March 15.  If enough people are interested in an extension there will be an April delivery as well.  For more information on the program and how to sign up, visit the Winter Sun website.


 
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


 
Oct
11
    
Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

As difficult as the summer season was, it seems that fall is shaping up to be wonderful.  Our mantra for this summer was “persevere”.   We have been harvesting the fruits of our determination this fall and are so happy to be able to send such beautiful vegetables for your share.

I  mentioned last week that you may be able to order one pound bags of coffee if you have not signed up for a Coffee Share.  The Honey and Maple order form will have coffee to order as well.  If the online form is not ready this week, I will send paper copies to the site. The coffee will be delivered with the vegetable shares just like the honey and maple.

I have received many e-mails from members wondering about a Winter Share. As suggested by a member, we will be offering Coffee Shares for the months of December, January, February and March that will be delivered with the Winter Share.  Sign up for the coffee share only will be on the Stoneledge Farm website, www.stoneledgefarmny.org, click on Coffee.

The following is a note from Jim about the Winter Shares:

Winter Sun Farms and the Winter Share
Don’t miss your CSA the winter, join us for a Winter Share of local vegetables. The share includes: Frozen: tomatoes, blueberries, peppers, summer squash, raspberries, broccoli, green beans, butternut squash, edamame, fall greens, blackberries, and Root Crops: potatoes and carrots, and Fresh pea shoots. The quality is great; because we only use the best organic and sustainable Hudson Valley farms…like Stoneledge Farm!
Winter Sun Farms is now on the Upper East Side at the 88th St. CSA! Please check the website for a complete list of locations.  Winter Sun Farms has room to add one or two new locations this winter. We don’t have a Connecticut CSA yet. A new site requires 25 members and help at the distribution. If none of our current locations work for you please contact me about having a distribution at your CSA. Please visit the website to see our locations www.WinterSunFarms.com (under Become a Member) or contact me at jim@wintersunfarms.com
Thanks,
Jim Hyland  Winter Sun Farms  845-255-1699

It is wonderful that the CSA movement continues to grow.

Enjoy your vegetables-Deborah, for everyone at Stoneledge Farm


 
Oct
03
    
Posted (Steven) in News

Winter Sun Farms & the Winter Share Comes to the Upper East Side!

Sign-up has begun for Winter Sun Farms Winter Share at the 88th St CSA! Join Winter Sun Farms and get four monthly distributions of frozen local vegetables, root crops, and fresh pea shoots. Share items include, Frozen: tomatoes, blueberries, peppers, summer squash, raspberries, broccoli, green beans, butternut squash, edamame, fall greens, blackberries, and Root Crops: potatoes and carrots, and Fresh pea shoots. The quality and taste is wonderful because we only use organic and sustainable Hudson Valley farms (like Stoneledge Farm).

We have 10 NYC locations and 88th Street CSA is our first Upper East Side location. Winter Sun Farms will be at the 88th Street distribution on Tuesday October 13, 4pm-7pm, to show off the share and sign-up new members. The WSF Winter Share at 88th Street is open to all CSA members in the area.

Distribution: 88th Street CSA

Dates: Tuesday, December 15, January 12, February 9th, March 16th

Price: $128

Mail payment to: WSF 195 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561
(Include address, email, and location)
or buy online:
BUY NOW (online option has a .032% surcharge)

Please visit the website for more information.

www.WinterSunFarms.com or contact me at jim@wintersunfarms.com

Thank You,

Jim Hyland
Winter Sun Farms


 
Aug
23
    
Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

First off, my letter A just stopped working on my keyboard.   I will put this message through spell check, copy and paste a letter A where it is needed, but may miss a couple.  No time today to go get a new key board but I never realized how often the letter is used.

This is  a wonderful week of peppers.  They come in all colors and shapes.  Hope you can find  a good recipe to stuff them, fry them, or just cut them up and eat them raw. We continue to make plans for the Farm Visit, September 12 from 11-3.  I hope you will be able to make the trip to visit for the day.  Please bring a dish to share, your own place setting and take some time just to enjoy being at the farm, meeting other CSA members, and meeting all the people that grow your food.  The roaster will be stated early in the morning and we will have pork and sweet corn.  We re planning on digging some potatoes and carrots for members to pick up,  Walks around the fields to see how your vegetables are being raised and tractor rides on the wagon are planned.

Each year we invite other farmers that are involved with the CSA or are local to participate as well.  This year Jim Hyland of Winter Sun Farms, Bernadette and Walt of The River Garden, Dave Cammer of Bearkill Maple products will be attending. I have asked each to write a short piece as an introduction.  This week Jim Hyland writes:

Winter Sun Farms and the Winter Share
Four years ago, as a local Hudson Valley CSA member, I started to freeze the excess of my own share so I could eat healthy local vegetables in the winter. A conversation with my farmer about excess produce during the harvest sparked the idea that not only would other CSA members enjoy local produce in the winter, but that a Winter CSA full of frozen local produce would be a boost to the farms. Today the share includes frozen vegetables and fruit, but also root crops and greenhouse pea shoots. The quality is great, because only farms like Stoneledge grow for us.

Last year our membership grew to over 800 shares with seven NYC CSA’s, including Chelsea. A special thanks to Dore Nash for bringing WSF to Chelsea and introducing me to Deb, Pete and Stoneledge Farm. I will be at the September 12 Farm Visit to answer questions and show off the share. This year I should have enough shares to add four new NYC sites.  For more information visit www.WinterSunFarms.com or contact me at jim@wintersunfarms.com.

Thanks, Jim  845-255-1699

Enjoy the vegetables and the fruit-Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm