Hollis Hills CSA 2016 – 5th Season

Together with the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm located in Jamesport, Long Island we will begin our 5th CSA season this spring! We look forward to sharing wonderful veggies with you.

We have grown our membership with people from surrounding neighborhoods and appreciate your help to spread the word about this wonderful community program. Many of you were members in the first year and helped launch the CSA and it would be great to have you back!

For new synagogue members, here is a brief explanation of what a CSA is all about:

 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a mutually beneficial partnership where urban consumers receive fresh nutritious vegetables while helping to sustain the livelihoods and stewardship of regional farmers. In a CSA arrangement the farmer pre-sells “shares” of his or her farm’s upcoming harvest to individuals, families, and institutions. Our farmers are Matt and Maggie from the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm located in Jamesport, Long Island www.goldenearthworm.com

As a CSA member, you are required to do some type of volunteer work. This is a community effort and everyone participates in some job if they buy a share. Jobs include: working a shift at the distribution site; helping with public relations; computer work; shift coordinator, etc. Working your volunteer shift is a great way to meet other members and to be an active part of the program’s success.

The Core Group is looking to add new members and if you are interested in joining our team, please let us know!

Reasons to join a CSA:

 Help provide financial security to local organic farmers
Get to know and trust your food source
Get maximum value and optimal freshness for your produce
Enjoy the challenge of using fresh organic produce each week
Explore unfamiliar produce that you may not otherwise try
Participate in cooking demos
Catch up and exchange recipes with friends and neighbors
Learn more about food sustainability
Support the food security of needy elders with unclaimed food donations
Connect with members who care about food justice and the environment
All this and more!

 Some Important Facts:

Cost for the program $568 (to be finalized)
Each week you get a box of assorted organic vegetables
Program runs for approximately 26 weeks
Fruit share is available from Briermere Farm www.briermerefarm.com
Season starts May 26 and finishes November 17
Delivery day is Thursday
Pick up location HHJC Annex 80-11 210th Street
Pick up time 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Members are required to volunteer 4-6 hours
You can split your share with another member
Meet the Farmer meeting March 10
We have a face book page that you can “Like”
We are registered with Local Harvest and people search us on the internet
We get weekly emails with share contents
If you are unable to pick up your share you can donate

Please spread the word about our CSA to your friends and neighbors so they are not left out. Being a member of our CSA is more than just about having a place to pick up food … it is about creating a healthy life style, meeting new people and sharing a wonderful experience together!

 For more information, please contact:

Naomi Horowitz: 

Rebecca Reich:  

Looking forward to enjoying the CSA with you!

The Hollis Hills Core Group