Thursday, July 29, 2010

Weekly CSA distribution starting up at the BF&SF. Straight from the Orchards to You!

Interested in getting farm fresh fruit at an affordable price?  Would you like to support a local, family farm? These are two great reasons to sign up for a CSA!  Through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), members pay a farm up front for share of produce. The price they pay for this share is cheaper than purchasing the same quality of produce at a grocery store or farmers' market. At the same time, a CSA ensures a certain amount of revenue for the farm.

By joining a CSA, members can also familiarize themselves with their farmer. They can learn more about how their food is grown and who grows it.   
   
Though most vegetable CSAs are sold out in the city, you now have an opportunity to sign up for something completely new - a fruit CSA!  The Red Jacket Orchards Fruit CSA will provide members with weekly shares of farm-fresh fruit from August - November.  Fruit CSA shares in the city are currently additional product shares of vegetable CSAs - you must be a member of a vegetable CSA to partake in the fruit share; this is not the case for the Red Jacket Orchards Fruit CSA, who is completely independent of any vegetable CSA.  The Red Jacket Orchards Fruit CSA shares will have a variety of fruits grown on their orchards in upstate NY, such as peaches, plums, pears, apples, and grapes.  In addition to fruits, members will receive apple sauces, jams, and fruit juices.     

The Red Jacket Orchards Fruit CSA will distribute out of the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain at 513 Henry Street in (corner of Henry and Sackett) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
on TUESDAYS from 4:00pm - 6:45pm.

  • Full and half shares are available.  
  • Full shares are priced at $22 per week and half shares are just $13 per week.  
For more information on how to sign up, visit: http://redjacketorchardscsa.wordpress.com
OR,  E-mail redjacketorchardscsa@gmail.com.

Let's do this Brooklyn! Stop in and talk to us with any questions you have.  And... See you at the Farm! —Petey and Gia, BF&SF