Sign Up for Your 2012 CSA Share Now!

2 Apr

Interested in finding out more about our CSA?  Download the 2012 ENY Brochure, or the 2012 ENY Brochure Spanish.

Ready to purchase a share?  Download our English and Spanish ENY CSA 2012 Membership Agreement.

 

It’s 2012 – Our 2nd Season. Sign Up For Your Share Now!

14 Mar

Welcome to a new season at the East New York CSA! We would like to introduce you to our new farmers who will be supplying us with delicious vegetables and fruits this year!

Our new farm partner is El Mirador Farm.  Victor Pavia and his family are the owners of El Mirador Farm, a pesticide-free, sustainable farm known for its prolific peppers and potatoes and delicious watermelons. El Mirador is located in Hazlet, New Jersey, only 1 hour away from East New York. Victor worked with the Central Brooklyn CSA last year, to rave reviews! Read more about how Victor came to be a sustainable farmer in the Northeast as a transplant from Mexico here.

This year, our fruit share will be provided by Hepworth Farms! Hepworth Farms is a seventh generation, family-owned farm in Milton, NY, just under two hours away from East New York. The farm is owned and operated by Amy Hepworth, Gail Hepworth and Gerry Greco.  Read more about Hepworth Farms here.

We are looking for a new egg share vendor this season.  Let us know if you have any suggestions and stay tuned to hear more about our efforts in finding a new vendor!

We also have new distribution information to share.  This season our distribution site is located at Iglesia Misionera Evangelica at 734 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn NY  10028.  Distribution days and times are Thursdays from 5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

Please remember that fruit and eggs are optional, but if you are interested in purchasing any of the optional shares, you must first purchase a vegetable share. After you’ve signed up for your veggie share, you will receive information about these extra items and how to purchase them.

If you’d like to purchase a share, contact us at eastnycsa@gmail.com or call 212-825-0028. And be sure to tell your friends and family about where they can get fresh, affordable, locally grown vegetables and fruits right in their own neighborhood!

Time is Running Out!

15 Jun

We had a great event on Thursday! Cheryl Rogowski came out and spoke to our members about the history of her farm, and brought a beautiful basket of her produce. We had about 30 people in attendance, asking questions and getting excited about the season.

Everyone is really looking forward to getting started — our first distribution is Wednesday, June 22, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.!

If you haven’t signed up yet, you should do that THIS WEEK! The number of shares is limited, but we want to make sure everyone that is interested gets a chance to be involved. If you have any questions, now is the time to ask them. You can call 212-825-0028 ext. 210, or you can e-mail eastnycsa@gmail.com.

Here’s to a great season!

DON’T FORGET! Meet the Farmer TOMORROW NIGHT!

8 Jun

Just a reminder– tomorrow, June 9, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., we will be having our Meet the Farmer Event!

There are still more shares to sell, but NOT FOR LONG, so this is a great last-minute opportunity to join!

What: Meet Cheryl from Rogowski Farm to hear about how things are growing this year. If you haven’t joined yet, you can sign up in-person!

 When: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 Where: 862 Glenmore Ave., Isaiah’s Temple of Mt. Hope church

 Light refreshments will be served.

Call 212-825-0028 ext. 210 or e-mail eastnycsa@gmail.com for any questions!

Rogowski Farms Mentioned in the Huffington Post!

25 May

Our wonderful farm, W. Rogowski Farm, was mentioned in the Huffington Post’s review of the best New York City Farmers’ Markets. You can read the story here.

How exciting to have some of the best produce in New York City come to the East New York community and into our kitchens!

“Who’s Who in the Neighborhood” Event This Saturday!

19 May

Sign up for the East New York CSA in person THIS WEEKEND!!!

Community Coalition of East New York  In Association With PTA of Performing Arts & Technology High School & BMS School Based Health Center @ Jefferson Campus

 3rd Annual Community Resource Fair:  “Who’s Who in the Neighborhood”

When:  Saturday, May 21, 2011, 12:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

 Where: Performing Arts & Technology High School Thomas Jefferson Campus, 400 Pennsylvania Ave., between Blake & Dumont

 ***FREE ADMISSION***

 Learn about Services in East New York, Brownsville, Bushwick, & Canarsie:

 Child Care * Education * Family Services * Youth Programs *Mental Health * Medical * Fire Safety * Health Screenings

 For more information, please contact Eva Gordon, Coordinator, 718-345-6300, x1016; gordone@lfchild.org

 *** Raffles and Giveaways *** Live Entertainment ***Activities for Children***

Meet Our Farmer Event June 9

13 May

Are you thinking about signing up for the East New York CSA, but you still have questions?

Our Farmer, Cheryl Rogowski will be coming to meet all our great members and possible members to talk about her farm!

What: Meet Cheryl from Rogowski Farm to hear about how things are growing this year. If you haven’t joined yet, you can sign up in-person!

 When: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 Where: 862 Glenmore Ave., Isaiah’s Temple of Mt. Hope church

 Light refreshments will be served.

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