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Monday, December 4, 2017

** WINTER SHARE Available!! SIGNUP ASAP!! ** Starts in 10 days!!


Don’t want Green Thumb CSA - Huntington to end this week? It doesn’t have to!

We’ve been offered the option of a Winter Share from Green Thumb Farm (our CSA farm) for the first time in many years! They’ve been doing it at Brookhaven Labs for the past several years, and now they’re offering to us.

For it to happen, they need a minimum of 20 members, and the sign-up needs to take place NOW!

If you want to share a Winter Share with someone (either weekly or bi-weekly) for reasons of timing (going away for part of the season), finances (can’t afford a whole share but a half share works), or the CSA share being too much food, and don’t have anyone to do so, get in touch and I’ll put you on a list to try and hook you up with a suitable partner.

If you’re interested…reply to this email ASAP, say yes, and you’ll be put on the list, emailed the contract, and we’ll take it from there.

We’ll also have a Living Foods Share available (the sprouts and microgreens that were at the CSA the past 2 weeks) and info will be forwarded once we’ve confirmed we’re doing the Winter Share.

The CSA will take place at the Cinema Arts Centre, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, on Thursdays (subject to change due to weather emergencies and will have more info about that once you join).

Here’s the details…

  1. Unlike our usual CSA, you have to join starting the first week of the Winter Share and you can’t join once the season starts.

  1. Cost…depends if you worked this season or not…

Non-working, or new, CSA member - $363 (If you work 8 hours over the course of the Winter Share, you’ll get $50 back)

Working CSA member - $313 (you need to work 8 hours over the course of the Winter Share to maintain your Working CSA Member status)

Breakdown is that it’s a 16 week season, the Farm Fee is $18 per week, there’s a $25 Administration Fee for the season, and a $50 Work Deposit if you didn’t complete 12 hours at the CSA this season or are a new member.

  1. Time period

Starts – December 14th

Ends – May 30th

HOWEVER…there will be no CSA the week of December 28th (holiday recess), and there’ll be a break for most of February and all of March…in February, the food in the fields will be mostly gone and they’ll need February and March to get things growing in the greenhouses for us.

So…the exact CSA pick-up dates are as follows (subject to change due to weather emergencies and there will be more info about that once you join)…

December 14, 21

January 4, 11, 18, 25

February 1

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

  1. What kind of food will we be getting in the Winter Share?

It’s local, certified organic and seasonal!

Greenhouse grown – Arugula, Baby Lettuces, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Mibuna, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tat Soi

Winter staples – Beets, Carrots, Celeriac, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Radishes, Winter Squash

Field grown (weather dependent) – Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale

Dried Herbs, Hot Peppers and possibly Garlic

And as usual, you’d be getting Veg Info Sheets for everything you get and if there’s no Veg Info Sheet, you’ll be provided with links for info and recipes.

  1. Working at the CSA

Every CSA member is requested to work 2 hours over the course of the Winter Share season, and an additional 6 hours (making 8 total) are what’s needed to either maintain Working Member status, or attain Working Member status and get the Work Deposit returned.

On most weeks our CSA will continue to look like a farmer’s market, BUT on certain weeks (due to bad weather or not having access to the Sky Room Café), the CSA shares may be individually pre-packed at the farm.

We now have the option of getting farm fresh, certified organic food from Green Thumb Farm ALL YEAR ROUND! Whoo-hoo!!! J

Join now!

Any further questions, please email and/or call (leave a voice message and I’ll return the call).

Organically yours…suzanne