Thursday, March 26, 2009

Join Turf's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program!

Next Meeting is on Thurs., April 2nd (6pm—7:30pm) at Parkchester Public Library (1985 Westchester Avenue, in the Community Room)

Membership forms will be available and Turf will be accepting CSA payments for our farmer. There are only 55 membership slots available for this program.

Membership involves: completing and signing a membership agreement form, making your CSA payment, and volunteering to assist with running Turf’s CSA for a total of 6 hours during June—November. Volunteer task include assisting with set up and clean up on our CSA days and more. Also, as a member you will have the opportunity to visit our CSA farm and participate in CSA potlucks.

Members will receive a weekly share of produce from June 20th—November 21st on Saturdays (10am—1pm) at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 1891 McGraw Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

Weekly shares include: 7--10 items (vegetables, eggs/according to your type of share, and occasionally fruits and fresh cut flowers, when available). Vegetables include a variety of onions, potatoes, garlic, lettuces, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cabbages, cauliflower, kale, Swiss chard, collards, spinach, asparagus, herbs, squashes, beets, and other root crops.

Cost: $400 (for vegetables, once a week and one dozen eggs, once a month)
$415 (for vegetables and one dozens eggs, once a week)
$10 administrative fees (in cash)
***note: Shares can be paid for with checks and money orders made out to W. Rogowski Farm. Turf will be collecting payment for our CSA Farm (W. Rogowski Farm) at this meeting and until May 31, 2009.

Financial assistance: Turf has a few subsidize shares at $350 (eggs once a month) and $365 (eggs once a week), plus the $10 administrative fee, for households with incomes under $30,000. They are available on a first come first serve basis. In addition, we can accept EBT cards. Members using EBT cards can apply for a subsidize share, but will need to make a $50 CSA payment (with a check and money order) and a $10 cash administrative fee, for their share before June.

Want to join, but can’t make this meeting: Call or email Sharon Wong (Turf /Project Director) at 917-432-8494 or .

To learn more about our CSA farm (W. Rogowski Farm) go to

No comments:

Post a Comment