At some point we have to draw the line (and we have a very wide line). If you missed out on registering, there’s always winter shares in November! Sign up for our waiting list and we’ll notify you when registration is open for our winter season.
Our deposit/payment plan period deadline has passed, BUT you can still join the CSA! We are only accepting full payments for the CSA at this point. Deadline is April 21.
Our 2013 Season will once again offer vegetable, fruit, eggs and pasta shares. The season will run for 22 weeks on Saturdays from June 1 (corrected) to October 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Maple Street School.
See the post below for more details or our “Share Products and Information” link.
PLG CSA Is Now Accepting Registrations for Summer 2013!
Yes! It’s finally here! Registration for the Summer 2013 season is now open! Our 2013 Season will once again offer vegetable, fruit, eggs and pasta shares. The season will run for 22 weeks on Saturdays from June 1 (corrected) to October 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Maple Street School.
We will be offering:
Vegetables: Single and Double
Fruit: Single and Double
Eggs: Half dozen and full dozen
Pasta: One (1) 12 oz. container per week
Coffee: monthly, a la carte
A single share will usually feed 1-2 people and a double will feed 2-4 people depending on your household. A double share is twice the amount of a single (at a slight discount). See the Share Products and Membership Details page on our website for more information about the share types and our farmers.
Below is pricing for shares which reflect changes in the farmers’ costs. Read the PDF for more detailed information. You must be a vegetable share member in order to purchase additional share products. Vegetable share prices include the $10 administrative fee. There is no additional admin fee for the additional products.
VEGETABLE SINGLE SHARE: $340 ($15.45/week)
VEGETABLE DOUBLE Share: $600 ($27.27/week)
FRUIT SINGLE SHARE: $135 ($6.14/week)
FRUIT DOUBLE SHARE: $265 ($12.05/week)
ONE DOZEN EGGS: $105 ($4.77/dozen)
HALF DOZEN EGGS: $53 ($2.40/half dozen)
PASTA SHARE: $110.00 ($5.00/12 oz. box)
PLG CSA also offers a year-round meat share through Herondale Farm. You may join at any time and they will pro-rate the cost. See our Meat CSA page on our website for more information and to download the flyer and registration information.
Initial deposit and registration is due by Sunday, March 24, 2013. Final deadline with FULL payment is due Sunday, April 21. We will send out periodic reminders about deadlines. (When you register, you will receive a confirmation email from us to ensure that we received your form and payment. If you do not hear from us, please follow up!)
A limited number of income-based shares are available. Please contact us at email@example.com or 347-823-1076 for more information.
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you this summer!
The PLG CSA Board
(Karen, Pavani, Diana, Barbara, Ashley, Gen, Justine, Sheila, Alecia)
Stay tuned to this page or sign up to be on our mailing list (to the right) to get information on our Summer 2013 shares! Once again, we’ll be offering single and double vegetable shares, single and double fruit shares, eggs, and pasta. All delivered weekly from June to October at Maple Street School in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Review the information at on the Share Products and Membership Info for general details. Information will be posted by mid-February 2013.
We are happy to announce that we have meat shares available from Herondale Farm starting in January 2013.
Download the flyer and registration here.
Herondale Farm (www.herondalefarm.com) is offering monthly grass-fed, pasture-raised on organic fields 15 and 10 pound beef/pork/lamb/chicken shares starting in January 2013. Chicken-only shares are available starting in May 2013 (when they are “in season”). There are no half shares, but people frequently split shares by finding a partner and alternating months.
All meats come individually vaccuum-packed and frozen.
In order to have delivery in our neighborhood, we will need at least 20-30 shares reserved.
Pick up is the second Wednesday of the month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sterling Street between Rogers and Nostrand Avenues, 1/2 block from the Sterling Street 2/5.
Subscriptions are every four months and you can sign up for the whole year at once and will be invoiced every 4 months at the start of each season. You can pay in one lump sum or pay monthly and you can order additional meats with your share.
15# and 10# Beef/Pork/Lamb/Chicken Shares
Includes: 5 pounds of prime cuts (e.g.: beef steaks, lamb chops, pork chops, leg of lamb, split chicken breast); 5 pounds of roasting/bbq meats (e.g.: brisket, london broil, ribs, roasts, whole chicken, chicken leg/thigh); 5 pounds of ground/stew/sausages (e.g. ground beef, lamb or pork, kabobs, chicken or pork sausages, beef hot dogs, chicken wings, bacon)
Pork or lamb can be substituted out if needed. Please indicate this on the form
Price Per Four Month Season
15 pound share: $650 payment plan/$600 pay in full
10 pound share: $500 payment plan/$460 pay in full
10# Chicken Shares
ONLY available starting in May
Includes: 1 whole chicken 3.5-4 lbs, 1 pack of split breast (2 pieces) 1 -1 .5lbs, 1 pack leg and thigh (2 pieces) 1 -1 .5lbs, 1 pack wings (5-6 wings) 1 -1 .5lbs, 2 packs chicken sausage (1 lb each – flavors include Breakfast, Mild and Hot Italian, Andouille and Chorizo)
10 pound share: $300 payment plan/$270 pay in full
Forms should be sent directly to Herondale Farms via email or mail.
Sorry to say, we’ve closed registration for the Winter 2013. Have no fear, Summer 2013 registration will be right around the corner, so sign up to the right to find out when registration will be open for the summer!
Our 2012-13 Winter CSA season is now open for registration!
Download the brochure here.
For the winter season, PLG CSA will be working again with The Farm at Miller’s Crossing. The Farm at Miller’s Crossing is a certified organic, family-owned and operated farm located in Hudson, NY. On the farm’s 200 acres, Chris and Katie Smith grow over 30 varieties of vegetables and raise a small herd of grass-fed cows. Miller’s Crossing has been steadily growing over its 13-year history, and the farmers now sell their products at several markets, restaurants and shops in the Hudson Valley. They also have three established CSA partnerships in the city, including our neighboring CSA, Flatbush Farm Share (FFS).
Registration forms with full payment are due October, 12, 2012
YOU MUST RETURN THE REGISTRATION FORM WITH YOUR FULL PAYMENT OR YOUR SHARE will not be reserved.
Pickup dates are as follows:
The winter season is six pickups starting November 17 and going every two weeks until February. There is no pickup on the holiday weeks (Thanksgiving and Christmas). We are offering Single and Full shares. Please note, unlike the summer shares, the full share is slightly different than a single share and may receive additional items different from single share. The single vegetable share will include 6-10 lbs. of storage vegetables and up to 1-3 packages of frozen vegetables, with other fresh vegetables as weather allows. The vegetables will be washed and free of excessive mud and dirt. All vegetables that have been frozen have been grown by The Farm at Miller’s Crossing and are processed by Farm to Table in their freezing facility.
We will continue the coffee orders throughout the winter.
Our Beef/Pork/Lamb shares through Herondale Farms are available with the season starting in January 2013 and going through May 2013. There is no chicken share during the winter as the birds are not in season. If you are interested in a meat share, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We’re extending our registration period to May 11 to get some more shares in. See the post below or click here for more information.
Click here to download the registration information and information about the shares.
We are also offering a beef/pork/lamb and chicken shares through Herondale Farms. Download the form here. You do not need to be a member of the vegetable CSA to purchase a meat share.
For more information or questions, please email email@example.com or call 347-823-1076 and leave us a message!
It’s been a while since we’ve updated this site, and we apologize for the confusion and lack of activity. Such is the nature of an all volunteer-group :) The site will be going through some transformations in the coming weeks, but wanted to get this post up to let folks know that our 2012 PLG CSA Season is now open for registration!.
We have some really exciting news so keep reading for more information on this year’s CSA. For more detailed information, download the Registration Form HERE.
For new members, your registration form and payment/deposit are due April 13! This is so we can get the farmer payments and information in a timely fashion.
Some basic info:
- Our vegetable farmer is Miller’s Crossing, the same farmer that Flatbush Farm Share uses. We chose this farmer because of their size, experience, value and to offer residents in PLG, Flatbush, Crown Heights and surrounding areas a great CSA.
- We also offer fruit shares from Breezy Hill Orchards; eggs and pasta shares from Knoll Krest Farms and an a monthly la carte coffee order from Dean’s Beans. There are two new products we hope to bring to the CSA (read below for more info).
- The season is 22 weeks, from June 9 to November 3.
- Pickup is at Maple Street School on SATURDAY mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (FYI, Flatbush Farm Share is Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. if weekends don’t work for you)
- We are a cooperatively run CSA. This means that members assist in setting up, running and cleaning up the weekly distribution. Members are required to work 2 shifts (about 2.5 hours long) over the course of the season.
- There are no half/full shares, we offer single or double shares. Double is exactly twice the single. Single will feed 1-2 and double will work for 3-4 (depending on how you eat).
- We are looking for site coordinators for 5-7 weeks each to supervise the complete distribution. We can offer a free single share for this. You don’t have to work them all in sequence and we’ll be working with the site coordinators to see how this can work best (e.g. splitting shifts, etc.). Check the box on the form if you are interested or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We have a LIMITED number of income-based tiered shares. Contact us or return the form if you would like more information.
- We have a 3-payment plan. Your first payment with your registration form is due Friday, April 13, 2012.
There are TWO new products we’d like to bring to the CSA–a meat share and a cheese share. The meat share is beef/pork/lamb and/or chicken from Herondale Farm, who sells organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb and chicken. The beef share is available in 15 or 10 pounds and the chicken share is a 10 pound share. These are once a month pickups. For your information, our family has been doing the beef/pork/lamb share this winter and the quality, variety and flavor has been really great. Meat is usually the most expensive product for local/organic and the cost for this share is actually slightly cheaper and more direct than if you purchased it from an online butcher like Fleischers or from Whole Foods or Fresh Direct. All meats come vaccuum packed and frozen for easy storage. If you think this is too much for one household, then we can arrange a split share with someone else (which is what we are doing) so don’t let that keep you from signing up! It’s really a good quality and value considering that meat of this kind is difficult to get at a reasonable price.
The cheese share we are exploring is from Cricket Creek Farm, an award-winning dairy located in Williamstown, MA. This cheese share is a more “artisanal” cheese share, not your typical cheddar/feta kind of deal, so keep that in mind. Costs and more details can be found in the registration form. BOTH these shares will require a minimum number of people to commit of at least 20-30 so we need your response (not payment) by April 6 if you are interested. Payment details and forms will be sent after we get a count.
We are looking for some site coordinators. If you are interested in a free share in exchange for coordinating distribution on 5-6 Saturdays, please check the box or email email@example.com. You don’t have to work dates in sequence and we are still deciding how this can best work for those who will be site coordinators so keep that in mind that you’ll be involved in making this work for you. We anticipate that having site coordinators will really help us keep thing moving and organized so please consider getting involved!