Thursday, February 14, 2008

2008 Season

Brooklyn, New York

CSA Community Supported Agriculture from Garden of Eve

Pick up for this CSA will be at the Community Garden on E. 4th St between Caton St and Fort Hamilton Expressway, just off the Prospect Expressway/Ocean Parkway.

Pickup time is from 10:30 am - 12 pm on Saturdays.

For more information email

To apply to join, print and fill out the member agreement at the bottom of this post.

2008 SEASON: 24 weeks, for all shares except flowers, which will be 22 weeks (end at Halloween).

First pickup: Sat June 14

Last pickup: Sat Nov 22 (weekend before Thanksgiving)

Half-shares will get assigned A or B week and come for a "full" pickup, every other week (instead of getting half the amount, every week).

If you are not able to make your share pick-up, you are welcome to have a friend pick up your share. No prior notice is required, just tell them to check in under your name.

Full Harvest Vegetable Share
June-Thanksgiving, 24 weeks – 7-8 items per week, includes enough vegetables for two large vegetarian meals per week, for a family - or sides for the whole week. See harvest chart for approximate schedule of vegetables including heirloom tomatoes, mesclun salad mix, zucchini, baby corn, summer squash, cucumbers, lettuces, beets, carrots, plus pumpkins, gourds, winter squash.
Full Share Price: $495 ($20.60/week) Half share: $255

Fruit Share
June - Thanksgiving, 24 weeks – Starts out in June with strawberries, then cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, plums and pears in July and August, and mainly pears and apples September through November. Fruits are very fresh and flavorful, not organic but grown on our next-door neighbor’s farm using lots of compost and low-spray techniques.
Full Share Price: $255 ($10.60/week) Half fruit share: $135

Egg Share
June - Thanksgiving, 24 weeks – Receive a half-dozen farm-fresh eggs from our own pastured, free-range hens, fed no hormones or antibiotics.
Full Share Price: $65 ($2.70/week) Half egg share: $35

Flower Share
June - Halloween, 22 weeks – A gorgeous weekly bouquet of fresh-picked flowers, grown organically, different every week. Includes zinnias, snapdragons, sunflowers, gladiolas, black-eyed susans, and much more.
Full Share Price: $155 ($7/week) Half Flower Share: $85

"Mega Combo Share" is one of all shares every week: Added together the prices total $970, but you pay only $930 ($40 discount) (totals $38.75/week)

"Variety Pak Share" is responds for POPULAR DEMAND for a little bit of everything at a reasonable price. It includes a HALF share of everything (which means one full share, picked up every OTHER week) which totals $510, but you pay $495 ($15 discount) (totals $20.63/week)


Print the form below and send it with your payment to: KWT CSA c/o Catherine Barufaldi, 121 E. 4th St, Apt. 2, Brooklyn NY, 11218. (2008 checks previously sent to Elliot Kipnis will be forwarded to Catherine)

Yes! I would like to sign up for the following share types (circle below):

Share Type Full Share Half Share
Vegetable $495 $255
Fruit $255 $135
Egg $65 $35
Flower $155 $85
COMBO $930 $495

Name: ___________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________

______ Subtotal

_____ Amount enclosed; If I am sending just a partial payment, I agree to pay the balance by the start of the season. (Checks should be made out to Garden of Eve)

Note: Most CSA Core Groups add on a nominal “administration fee” (approx $15) to defray the costs of recruiting CSA members, holding CSA member events, and buying equipment for the share distribution. You can pay this fee directly to the core group at your first pick-up.

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 as required by my CSA location.

[Please sign] Date:

Print this form and mail it with your check made out to Garden of Eve, to the address above.