Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 KWTCSA membership application

Kensington/Windsor Terrace CSA 2010
GARDEN OF EVE ORGANIC FARM
CSA Information

Pick up for this CSA is at the East Fourth Street Community Garden.
(located between Caton Ave and Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn)
2010 SEASON: 24 weeks, for all shares except flowers, which will be 20 weeks (ends on October 30).
The season begins Saturday, June 12th and ends Saturday, November 21st (the weekend before Thanksgiving)

Half-shares will be assigned A or B week and come for a "full" pickup every other week. Those assigned “A” week will start their pickups the first day of the season, i.e., Saturday, June 12th, and come every other week after that through the entire season. Those assigned “B” week shares will start pickups the second week, i.e., Saturday, June 19th, and come every other week after that through the entire season. If you have a preference, please indicate it on the sign-up form.

2010 SHARE TYPES:
We will offer full and half shares of organic vegetables, organic flowers, non-organic local fruit, and free-range pastured eggs fed organic feed. Half shares are just slightly more than half the price of a full share. PLEASE NOTE: A vegetable share (full or half) MUST be purchased in order to purchase shares of eggs, fruit or flowers.

EGG SHARE NOTE: A full share of eggs is ½ dozen every week; a half share is ½ dozen eggs every other week.

2010 SHARE PRICES: Share prices do not include an administration fee that will be charged by the CSA coordinating group, which is separate from the farm. The KWT CSA core group will collect a $10 admin fee at your first pick-up.

New Member pricing for 2010:

Full Share (pick up every week) Half share (pick up every other week)
Vegetables $540 Vegetables $280
Fruit $270 Fruit $145
Flowers $155 Flowers $85
Egg $65 Egg $35
Mega-combo $990 Variety Pak $530
(full share of everything) (half share of everything)

SIGN UP NOW for your 2010 CSA shares by printing out a member agreement form below and sending a check to: Stacy Boyd, Attn: KWT CSA, 2923 Fort Hamilton Parkway, #2, Brooklyn, NY 11218





QUESTIONS? Check out www.gardenofevefarm.com which has a wealth of information, including harvest schedules, four years of past actual share lists, recipes, pictures of Eve and Chris’ cute kids, etc. etc. etc. You may also join the KWT CSA Google group, visit kwtcsa.blogspot.com or email kwtcsa@gmail.com for more info. Volunteers answer emails, so it may take up to a week or more to receive a response.





Kensington/Windsor Terrace CSA 2010
GARDEN OF EVE ORGANIC FARM
CSA SIGNUP FORM
New members

Print this form and make your check out to Garden of Eve. Please pay share amounts IN FULL.
Mail with your payment to: Stacy Boyd, Attn: KWT CSA, 2923 Fort Hamilton Parkway, #2, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Yes! I would like to sign up for the following share types (circle your choices):
Share Type
Full Share
Half Share
Vegetable
$540
$280
Fruit
$270
$145
Egg
$65
$35
Flower
$155
$85
COMBO
$990
$530

Name: ___________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________ 

Email (please write very clearly!): ___________________________________________
Half shares only (circle one, see CSA information page for an explanation for A and B): I prefer to be assigned pickups on week A / B
____ veg + _____ fruit + _____ flower + _____ egg = ______ Total Amount enclosed

Member Agreement
Members of the CSA will receive a weekly share consisting of approximately 7-12 items (shares will vary in size and weight depending on the time of the season). One aspect of CSA is that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, crop failure, etc.) and the rewards (organic, exceptionally fresh vegetables, the bounty of a good season, etc.) involved in farming. CSA farmers purposely plan for such contingencies; the farmers use growing techniques that protect the harvest to minimize the risk and optimize the rewards. On the whole members will get a wide variety of vegetables in plentiful amounts. I understand this principle and agree that there is no guarantee on the exact amount or type of produce I will receive in my share. By participating in the CSA, I am supporting the local farmer as well as more equitable food distribution, and I am helping to create a more environmentally and economically healthy society. By becoming a member, I agree to support the farm with timely payments. I commit to picking up my share(s) weekly and I understand that if I, or someone I designate, is unable to pick up my share(s), they cannot get saved. I also agree to volunteer at distributions approximately twice as required by my CSA location.
Signature: ________________________________ Date: ______________

2010 KWTCSA memberships now open

Dear friend,

Thanks for your interest in the Kensington-Windsor Terrace CSA. Membership is now open for the 2010 season, which begins on Saturday, June 12th.

Below you'll find an information sheet on the KWTCSA season and instructions on how to sign up. The number of shares is limited, so return your application and check as soon as possible.

More information can be found on our blog at
http://kwtcsa.blogspot.com/
Our farmers are Eve and Chris, of Garden of Eve farm on the East End of Long Island: http://www.gardenofevefarm.com/

Questions? Send an email or stop by our table at the Greenwood Playground flea market on April 24th.
Looking forward to sharing a season of wonderful veggies, fruit, eggs and flowers with you!
Your KWT CSA core group volunteers
Stacy, Deb, Gina, Elliott, Zoya, Beth, Meagan, Vanessa, Erin and Colleen

Garden of Eve 10th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

fresh baked bread available through CSA

Dear KWT CSA,

I am writing to let you know that Hot Bread Kitchen is expanding its
CSA bread share program this year to include several new CSAs and we
would like to invite your members to become one of them! If you are
interested, please contact kwtcsa@gmail.com if interested.

Hot Bread Kitchen is a non-profit bakery and job training program for
immigrant women. We bake multi-ethnic artisan breads inspired by the
recipes of our bakers, and make it a priority to use high-quality
local and organic ingredients whenever possible. For example, our
Extraordinary Multigrain bread (a weekly staple in our CSA shares) is
made with organic, whole wheat flour from Upstate New York, and our
corn tortillas are made with 100% organic, non-GMO yellow corn grown
near the Finger Lakes. After women train with us for a period of time
they are supported in securing career-track jobs in commercial baking
or launching their own micro-enterprises.

This year we will be offering CSA bread shares in 2 options:

· a weekly share ($180 for a total of 18 weeks)

· every-other-week (EOW) share ($90 for a total of 9 weeks)

In each distribution members will receive one loaf of our
Extraordinary Multigrain and one additional ethnic or seasonal artisan
bread, which will vary weekly. Once we have committed to delivering
at a CSA, our breads will be available to all members for a la carte
purchase regardless of whether they have purchased a bread share for
the season. We will also be able to offer a limited number of reduced-
priced shares for low-income members.

Here are a few testimonials from some of our happy CSA members in
2009:

“We absolutely loved our bread share. With a little one at home, it
was wonderful to have yummy, healthful munchables around every other
week. Can’t wait for the next season!”

-Hillary N.

“The breads were so wonderful! We couldn’t wait to pick up our share
and my daughters went crazy for lavash. Mmmm!”

–Manuela & Family

All of Hot Bread Kitchen’s revenue from bread shares directly supports
our training programs. Your participation this year will allow us to
scale-up our production and employ 5 new bakers during the CSA season.

Again, please contact kwtcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Friday, March 5, 2010

2010 KWTCSA sign up starts today!

Preliminary sign-up for the KWTCSA 2010 season starts today! Since demand far outpaces supply, we have enrollment windows again this year. Preliminary sign-up is now open to returning KWTCSA
members and East 4th Street Community Garden members; new membership sign-up, if space is available, will open in early April.

If you are interested in joining again for the 2010 season, please look for an email from the KWT CSA with the subject “CSA shares for 2010.” This email will provide directions and a form for sign-up. Complete the form and mail it, with payment, by March 31st to receive 2009 prices. Those with payments postmarked after March 31st will need to pay 2010 prices. We will open enrollment to new members in early April, so please respond ASAP to secure your shares.

If you have any questions send an email to kwtcsa (at) gmail (dot) com.

Looking forward to another season!

Thanks, everyone.