FlushingCSA will host a Mid-Winter Food Festival on Saturday, February 6 at 2 PM at the Flushing Friends Meetinghouse, 137-16 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11354. We will have cooking demos by Flushing CSA volunteers highlighting the winter vegetables provided by a regional farm, as well as preserved and canned summer produce. There will be environmental speakers, plus local vendors displaying and selling local organic honey, homemade jams, baked goods, almond butter, olive oil and spices. There will also be a raffle featuring vegetable cooking themed prizes. We will also have in-person early sign-up for the 2016 Flushing CSA spring/summer season.
FlushingCSA is now accepting applications for our 2016 season. We are once again partnering with Golden Earthworm Organic Farm. For an upfront fee of $565, you will receive a box of fresh, certified organic vegetables delivered weekly to Flushing Town Hall starting May 26 and continuing for 26 Thursdays through November 17. To apply, download, complete and mail the application as specified in the instructions. Payment may be either by enclosing checks with the application or through Dwolla. We are also able to accept payment by credit card. Payment by credit card includes a 3.5 percent convenience fee bringing the total cost to $586. Please see our FAQ or contact us if you have additional questions.
FlushingCSA Contract 2016
We are looking forward to the new year and wish everybody all the best for 2016. Here are some items to look forward to in the new year.
- The third and last pickup for the winter share is on January 7, 2016 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 pm.
- We will host a mid-winter food festval on Saturday, February 6 from 2 to 5 pm at Flushing Friends Meeting House. More details will be posted shortly.
- Our annual Meet the Farmer event will be on a Sunday in March. The exact date will be published after consultation with Golden Earthworm Farm.
- Applications for the 2016 full season will be available in January.
Lewis Waite will once again have Thanksgiving turkeys available for order. Orders must be placed by November 13. Non-members are subject to a $10 Flushing CSA handling fee payable in cash at pickup. See the attached flyer for more information.
Golden Earthworm Organic Farm will host CSA members and their guests at their annual CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 18 from 11 am until 3 pm. They will have the usual festivities including cooking demonstrations, walking tours, live music, a giant haystack game and lots of kids activities! This FREE event is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet your farmers and see where your food comes from. Please let us know if you would like to carpool so we can possibly help you make arrangements. Click for map / directions.
FlushingCSA will offer a winter share through Golden Earthworm Organic Farm. The options are:
- ORGANIC VEGETABLE WINTER SHARE – $90 ($93.26 if paying by credit card)
Each box would contain between 15-18 lbs of the following crops: Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and possibly Broccoli, Kale and/or Cabbage. Exact contents to be decided.
3 deliveries @ $30 value per box = $90
- NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM CIDER SHARE – $13.50 ($13.98 credit card)
3 deliveries @ $4.50 = $13.50
- NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM APPLE SHARE – $14.25 ($14.77 credit card)
3 deliveries @ $4.75 = $14.25
Deliveries will be on December 3, December 17 and January 7. Please complete and submit the attached application with your payment no later than November 19 (the date of our last current season pickup) if you are interested.
FlushingCSA Winter 2015 Application
We are excited to welcome the start of our 2015 season. We’re looking forward to seeing all new and returning members. Our first pickup is Thursday, May 28. As noted in the newsletter you received via email on May 21, the pickup this week will not be at Flushing Town Hall but at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 137-16 Northern Boulevard, across the street from Town Hall. The Meetinghouse is where we hosted the Meet the Farmer event in March. There is a small parking lot but please exercise care whenentering and exiting as the driveway is narrow. We will not be able to use the Flushing Town Hall parking lot for the first week’s pickup. All subsequent pickups will be in the garden area of Flushing Town Hall.
Victor, the owner of S & V Jams, will be at the first pickup. Don’t forget to bring bags or other containers for transporting your vegetables as we must keep the boxes to return to the farmer. We will have canvas Flushing CSA tote bags available for $10.