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.
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)
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.
We started a page for sharing recipes and cooking tips. You may submit the recipes via email if you do not wish to create a WordPress account. Please list the source of the recipe and include a link if applicable.
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.