FlushingCSA will offer a winter share through Norwich Meadows Farm. There are two options:
- A $240 share ($40 per distribution).
- A $300 share ($50 per distribution).
The share will consist mainly of root vegetables – carrots, potatoes, rutabaga, radishes, turnips, onions and some greens. The difference between the two options is mainly quantity. Pickup would be every three weeks for a total of 6 distributions throughout the winter months. The delivery dates are December 18, January 8, January 29, February 19, March 12 and April 2. Please note the pickup will be inside in the Flushing Town Hall loading dock area (next to the parking lot) – same as last year.
There are also optional apple and apple cider shares with Red Jacket Orchards.
The cider share will deliver a half gallon with each distribution for a total cost of $19.10( $3.18 per half gallon). The apple share has a total cost of $28 for 6 deliveries of 4 lb bags of apples. Apple varieties will vary with the time of year. Varieties available usually are Empire, McIntosh, Crispin, Fuji, Jonagold, Macoun, Granny Smith and Red Delicious. A description of the varieties may be found here.
FlushingCSA will participate in a Preserving the Harvest workshop at Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM. This is a hands-on workshop demonstrating the basics of canning and lacto-fermentation. More information and tickets.
Milk Not Jails is offering a special order if you are interested in trying any of their products. This may be in addition to your regular order. The order form must be completed by 8 pm on September 2 for September 11 delivery.
If any member wishes to add to the blog, please contact us and your name can be added to the list of those who can edit the site. All you need is a WordPress account. Topics should be kept to those related to CSAs such as organic food, healthy eating, recipes, etc.
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While we wish to use all the produce from our weekly shares, it is not always possible to do so. The question then arises of the best way to dispose of the food scraps. You may wish to consider composting if you have a garden. There are several local resources to help you get started. There are composting solutions for apartment dwellers.
There are many drop off sites for food scraps for those who do not want to do their own composting.
Milk Not Jails is offering a special order if you are interested in trying any of their products. This may be in addition to your regular order. The order form must be completed by June 10 for June 19 delivery.
Flushing CSA will have locally produced Whitestone Honey available for sale on the first Thursday of every month. The honey is produced by Green Earth Urban Gardens Inc., a 501 (c) 3 not for profit. A four ounce bottle of raw honey is sold for $10. Proceeds from the sale will be used by GEUG to help youth learn about urban gardening and nutrition. Please check with us regarding availability for other weeks. The latest newletter from Green Earth Urban Gardens