June 8th (Rain date June 9th) – Farm Visit – 11:00AM. This will be a potluck picnic with grills available for folks to bring hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, etc. to cook. There will be tours of the fields at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Saturday the 8th will be the primary day for the CSA groups with Sunday the 9th as a rain date and for those who would like to visit but cannot make it on Saturday. I will be inviting customers from my markets on Sunday as well.
2013 CSA Season -- Jun. 12 to Nov. 6
Full payment of share must be received BEFORE June 12 Use the contact form and select PAYMENT PLAN if you need to work out a payment schedule.
Share pricing — After April 1 the price for an organic vegetable share is $570. The fruit share is $180 (more details will be available soon). Updates will be posted on the website, on Facebook and Twitter.
Registration will now be online! — Many things are changing at the Staten Island CSA. We have created an online registration form. Using this form will save a huge amount of time for the organizers of the group. Which brings us to … We need volunteers. Please refer to the list of opportunities and let us know if you can help.
Scheduling will be done online with DOODLE — After submitting your online Registration you will receive an email within a day or two, directing you to choose days to fulfill your 2-day volunteer requirement. If you have questions go to FAQ page "Doodle Schedule - How to".
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If you are a paid member and wish to receive the weekly notices for deliveries you must be on the mailing list as a REGULAR MEMBER, the signup is in the right column >>.
If you do not want to receive emails, there will be weekly updates on the website, facebook https://www.facebook.com/SICSA and twitter https://twitter.com/StatenIslandCSA
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April 17, 2013 — A note from Celeste…
"Hello members! The compost project needs your help. We need to move our compost, ahead of the re-siting of our compost bins. Please let me know if you can spare some time in the next two weeks." Use the contact form and select Compost Project or leave a message on our Facebook page.
We would not recommend planting in the soil that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Have your soil tested. Petroleum products would need some serious treatment or removal. Adding compost to the existing soil will help bind up any heavy metals which may also be of concern. The bacteria from sewage should not be an issue after about 6 months. Raised beds with new soil would be an option. Refer any specific questions to health authorities or your county Extension agent. Useful links…
We have reworked the website to take advantage of the open-source Drupal Content Management System.
- Members can now register online, just click the JOIN button in the navigation.
- There is now a SEARCH feature
- The website is a responsive website in that it is more easily accessed from smartphones.
If you notice any problems with the site please use the CONTACT form and let us know if you experience any problems. Thank you. Looking forward to a successful season.
If you have food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or cannot pay the full fee all at once, the CSA may be able to accept weekly food stamps or payments during the season. We have asked for a grant that will let us pay the farmer ahead of time and then reimburse the CSA over time. Please contact Susan Fowler, susan -at- fast-consulting.com, or Rev. Susan Karlson, minister -at- uucsi.org, if you’d like to use this option.
Lenny Librizzi, who has coordinated the SICSA for the past eight years, wants to step away from the role and give it to one or more other volunteers.
The primary job is coordinating the activities of and passing along information to and from Farmer John, the members, the site coordinators, the treasurer, and Just Food. Storing the equipment over the winter and then collecting old and new members in the spring are also parts of the job.
Our website has a recipes section, http://www.statenislandcsa.org/recipes.htm, in case you need a recipe for an item that you may not be familiar with or if you would like to try something new.
Also, if you would like to send us a recipe, email it in! Send your recipe, tip, link, or helpful hint to recipes -at- statenislandcsa.org.
Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture (SICSA) is a group of Staten Islanders who buy shares in a farmer's organic vegetable and fruit* crop for the growing season. We support Starbrite Farm and John Krueger, the farmer, and share the risks and benefits of food production with him. Members receive organic produce every week for 22 weeks by purchasing share in the farmer’s harvest at the start of the growing season, when the farmer has to pay most of the expenses (seed, soil, fertilizer).