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.
UPDATE: We regretfully are no longer to accept applications for our 2015 season. Thanks to all new and returning members. We are looking forward to seeing you at the first pickup, May 28.
Our 2015 season will begin on Thursday, May 28. The latest dates to apply are: May 28 if paying by cash or check and May 30 if paying by Dwolla or credit card. Note that the contract and payment must be received by May 23 if you wish to have a share for the first week’s pickup.
Flushing CSA extends our sincere thanks to Golden Earthworm Organic Farm and all the vendors who made our Meet The Farmer event a success. Thank you and welcome to all new and returning members. We are still accepting applications for the 2015 seasons which begins on May 28. If interested, download, complete and submit the attached application. Please contact us if you like the idea of community supported agriculture but you feel that a share is too much per week. We will try to pair you up with another who is interested in splitting a share.
FlushingCSA will participate in the United Nations Association of the United States of America 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Queens Museum of Art. Please stop by our table to say hello and get information about our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Flushing CSA will host a General Information and Membership Meeting at 2 PM on March 22, 2015 at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 137-16 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354. Vendors represented at the meeting are:
Please contact us or speak to us at the meeting if you like the idea of community supported agriculture but you feel that a share is too much per week. We will try to pair you up with another who is interested in splitting a share. Flyer-MeetFarmer-2015
FlushingCSA is now accepting applications for our 2015 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 28 and continuing for 26 Thursdays through November 19. 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 now able to accept payment by credit card. Payment by credit card includes a 2.75 percent convenience fee bringing the total cost to $580.54. Please see our FAQ or contact us if you have additional questions.
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.
The application form for the winter shares is attached. Please complete and return with your payment. You may bring your completed application and payment to out last Golden Earthworm pickup on Thursday, November 20. You may also pay online through Dwolla. If submitting an application and payment by mail, please note that it must be postmarked by December 2.
Winter Share Application (pdf)
Winter Share Application (MS Word)