Join Winter Sun Farms and eat local all winter long! Winter Sun Farms will again be offering a monthly, frozen vegetable/fruit share to be distributed at Hudson Guild. This is independent of Chelsea CSA, but we find that many CSA members do opt to join the WSF share. Please note that Dore Nash is the coordinator for the winter share, her email address is vog.c1369544197yn.me1369544197o@hsa1369544197nd1369544197
Here are the share details:
Join Winter Sun Farms and eat local all winter long!
Winter Sun Farms is once again selling winter shares of locally grown veggies and berries that have been carefully frozen so you can eat local all winter long. Registration is online (http://csa.farmigo.com/join/wintersunfarms/), and pick-ups are offered monthly, from December through April, in Chelsea. Support local farms and enjoy a variety of fantastic local produce this winter!
Pick-up Location: Hudson Guild – 441 W 26th Street
Pick-up Days: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 13, (Apr 10)–from 4:30pm-6:30pm
4-Month Share (Dec-Mar) — $132
5-Month Share (Dec-April) — $165
***Enter the code CHECK at checkout if paying by check or e-check.
The Winter Share
-is distributed monthly
-is offered as a 4 month Share (Dec-Mar) or 5 month Share (Dec-Apr)
-includes 7 items per pick-up–usually 6 frozen items, and 1 fresh (greenhouse pea shoots)
-includes broccoli, sweet corn, mixed peppers, green beans, pureed butternut squash, kale, blueberries, raspberries, and even edamame!
-See sample share contents here at our website
-See some of the farms we work with here at our website
-We pay a fair price to farmers during the growing season for fresh, local produce to “put up”
-We have provided an important source of revenue for many local farmers, which helps achieve our larger goal of creating a more regional, fair, and sustainable food system.
-The farms we work with are primarily certified organic or non-certified organic. Each package we distribute has a label which includes the name of the farm at which it was grown–this helps us to keep the connection between farmer and consumer.
“…Winter Sun Farms, a novel CSA model that purchases produce at peak harvest, freezes it and then delivers monthly packages of flash-frozen produce to members—all winter long. Last winter the CSA sold out upstate and down, and shareholders in the Hudson Valley, Manhattan and here in Brooklyn feasted on the likes of flash-frozen broccoli, beans, bell peppers, even black- berries, when such items had long since disappeared from farmers markets. (This magazine’s editor was one of the ecstatic members.)” -Gabrielle Langhotz & T.W. Barritt, Edible Brooklyn, Fall 2011