Hello Red Hook CSAers,
It is time, at long last, for contracts for the 2014 season!! Thank you so much for bearing with us as we dealt with the transformations at Added Value. The interim Executive Director, Dart Westphal, board members, and the core CSA team are working hard on the planning and organizing and are 100% committed to having an excellent 2014 season full of delicious food.
The contract is available here for you to sign up: Regular Share 2014. Due to the added nuances of changing management this year, we can only offer regular shares (no work shares, or low income shares for now), but they will be available in both small and large. If you have received a low-income share in the past, please email us and we can determine the best route since we are dedicated to trying to keep everyone involved.
The season will be starting soon — really soon!– so please get your contract back to us along with payment ASAP!!
This year, similar to last year, the CSA will be sourced through a combination of awesome Added Value produce when it is available (probably starting mid-season), and a local farmer from within the tri-state area. We will be providing detailed info on the farmer supplying us. Many thanks to the Added Value team that is currently planting, digging, and getting our harvest underway.
We are offering : veggie share, fruit share, cheese share through Ann Saxelby, and an egg share. Please note this year’s cheese share will have two options, large and small. The large share will receive (2) 1/3 lb cheese for $16/wk, and the small will receive (1) 1/3 lb cheese for $8/wk.
Season dates : June 21st – FIRST PICKUP through November 15th LAST PICKUP
this year you will have 2 options:
1) pay all at once
2) two payments, one now, one mid season (august)
HOW TO MAKE Payments :
1. Paypal : https://www.epkdesign.com/addedvalue/donateform.php
2. check mailed to : Red Hook CSA PO Box 310028, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Regarding signed contracts :
Dates due for signed contracts and first payment :
+ Returning members have until JUNE 13th,
+ Waitlist has until JUNE 13th
+ CSA opens to all thereafter until we are full.
HOW TO RETURN Signed contracts :
1. email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferable)
2. mailed with payment to the address above
PLEASE EMAIL US BACK TO LET US KNOW WHAT SHARE YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR AND HOW YOU HAVE MADE PAYMENT SO THAT WE CAN TRACK IT PROPERLY!
Regarding volunteer hours :
Each share requires volunteer hours to help the farm run more smoothly. We are doing things a bit differently this year. The share volunteer hours will be completed by manning the distribution table approx. ONE saturday during the season. This will depend on how many shareholders we get, it may need to be more than ONE, to be determined. If you have a Saturday already in mind, please email the date with your contract.
We will have a welcoming event the week soon after the first pick up. More details to come soon.
All the best
The CSA Core Group : Gita, Abby, Cristina, Erika, Tracy, Caleb