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2014 Season Registration is open

Summer 2014 season: June 11 through November 5

Pick up:
Christ Church New Brighton, at tables and/or tent in the parking lot at the rear of the Parish Hall on Fillmore Street
on the corner of Franklin Ave., one block south of Richmond Terrace,
Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Workers need to be at site by 4:45pm

Refer to the FARM NEWS for this week's update

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Compost Update-news from Andrew Blancero

UPDATE July 10, 2014

Last week we ran out of finished compost to sift.

Currently, only the first bay of our 3-bin system is full. Next week July 16, we will turn it over into the second bay, where it will need to "cure" for another 3 months. Making good dirt takes time!

If you need compost in the meantime, please contact Andrew at the NYC Compost Project (use the Contact form on our SICSA website and select COMPOST PROJECT) to learn about other opportunities to make, collect, and use compost - including the nearby Westervelt Community Garden!

SNAP Shares Available

Community-supported agriculture programs pay their farmers up front so that they can buy seeds and tools. Although SNAP users can’t use food stamps to pay a lump sum in February for vegetables they’ll receive in June, Christ Church can pay the farmer now and accept repayment in food stamps during the delivery season from June to November. The number of shares is limited, however—the church can cover up to three full shares or six half shares. Please contact Susan Fowler for more information: 917 734-3746.

Are you willing to help coordinate getting EXTRA PRODUCTS?

Do you know that some CSA's provide all food products to their members so they never have to shop in a supermarket except for paper products and cleaning supplies?

Some folks may remember that several years ago SICSA members once month could receive extra products like meat, cheese bread, eggs, honey and preserves once a month from New York State farmers. This project was run by a member who is no longer with the SICSA. This was done through a farmer who acted as a broker for other farmers and delivered the goods to Brooklyn. We had to pick it up in Brooklyn.

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