Winter Share Is Here!

Yes, the first pick up is already here! Distribution will be from 9:30 – 12:30 at our usual site, the Flatbush Reformed Church, in the yard behind the Gray House on Kenmore Terrace and East 21st Street. Please bring your own bags and cartons, as well as any extra you can spare. Thanks!
Please note the dates for the remaining pick ups: Dec.3, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4.
Separate emails with payment details will be going out to those paying biweekly or with outstanding accounts, so please keep an eye out.
Info on your checks: Veggie share checks received by last Thursday are already at NYCCAH and should have been cashed or will be cashed soon; extra shares checks received by yesterday will most probably be cashed early next week

VERY IMPORTANT INFO ON UPCOMING WINTER SHARE PICK UPS: We will be changing distribution sites after this first pick up. The new pick up site will be in the basement auditorium of the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church on Dorchester and 19th St. Check out the directions here; there will also be directions at the sign-in on Saturday.
For those of you who are new and do Facebook, please please LIKE our fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flatbush-Farm-Share-CSA/207117135971996 and check out our discussion board
Finally, an initial word of inadequate thanks to all those who helped us fund raise to keep the winter share sliding scale viable, either through the ioby link or plain, old regular donations. We’d like to thank you more, but here’s a plain start: THANK YOU! With the matching funds, we raised almost $2,000 dollars all together. This means we have not had to ask for money from other sources to stay alive this time: We’re sustainable for the winter! Many, many thanks to all.

Aug 24th Distribution

For this week:
-2 peach tomatoes
-1 pepper
-1 pint cherry tomato
-1 head lettuce
-1 lb. loose carrots
-1 beefstake tomato
-2 onions
-1 bunch tatsoi
-.5 lb. Kirby cukes
-1 slicing cuke

If you are interested in purchasing a seat on the CSA bus to The Farm at Miller’s Crossing for the Sunday 9/25 trip, please remember to bring cash/checks. The cost is $25.00 (non-refundable) and must be paid in full by 9/9.

The plastics awareness group Plastic Albatross will be visiting with us this week. In honor of the event, we will be selling Flatbush Farm Share tote bags ($18.00) as well as T-shirts ($15.00).

Aug 17th Distribution

The late summer bounty begins! For this week:

– 1 lbs. beefsteak tomatoes
– 1 bunch arugula
– .5 lb. salad mix
– 1 bunch beets
– 1 lb. zucchini/squash
– 1 bunch leeks
– .5 lb. beans
-. 5 lb. kirby cukes
– 2 peppers

Also, for extra extra shares, there’s beef and coffee this week.

And, we still need your stray bags (of any material–paper works too!). Please remember also that composting hours are from 5-7.

Finally, we have visitors this week starting at 5 pm. Save a little time to speak with our Just Food Network representative and take the rural/urban CSA survey.

July 13th Distribution

The share grows! For this week:

  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 bunch of swiss chard
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 bunch of turnips
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 lb. squash/zucchini
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 Japanese Eggplant

Please note that 7/13 will be the last day to sign up for the beef share and the 7/27 tempeh delivery.

Also, member Jacoby Ballard of Third Root informs us of a food justice talk by McArthur Fellow and founder of Growing Power on 7/21 in Brooklyn which may be of interest to many of you:

Will Allen Talk At Boys And Girls High School
The Good Food Revolution
Thursday July 21, 2011
1700 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY
A Free Talk 6 PM
A/C Train to Utica Ave

At its best, food is love; at its worst, it can be toxic to our health, to the environment, and to our communities.
In response, a diverse food movement has arisen, with farmers, public health activists, social justice advocates, and people who love to eat well, all collaborating to create alternatives to the industrial food system. The real beauty of this movement is that none of its strands can exist in isolation. It’s a healthy, vibrant ecosystem a community of innovators helping to grow a new sustainable food culture.
This event is FREE
Suggested $10 donation, $5 for students/low income

July 7th Distribution

This week’s half share:

  • 0.3 lb. peas
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 bunch radish
  • 1 bunch kohlrabi
  • 1.5 lbs. Squash/Zucchini
  • 1 bunch onions
  • 1 bunch collards

And check out the kohlrabi slaw and Glada’s garbanzo zucchini salad in the recipe sheet!

Also, FFS will have its own filming taking place tomorrow at pick up: Kate Perkins of Perkins Films will be shooting the whole day, from the fruit delivery at 8am to the arrival of the truck from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing in the middle of the day to our 5th distribution. So, just a heads up. And thank you Kate!