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Sign-up for the 2015 season is now open!

CSA Sign-up is now open!

Our returning members have signed up for their shares and now sign-up is open to new members! You have the ability to sign-up for shares from two farms, as you will see below, Hearty Roots Community Farm and General Cochran Dairy Farm.

Please note: You must buy a vegetable share to join the CSA. Also, we have very limited shares of fruit and eggs, so if you want these optional shares, sign up soon.

Hearty Roots Community Farm Sign-up Information

Hearty Roots Community Farm is owned and operated by Ben & Lindsey Shute. They provide our members with vegetables (mandatory purchase), and optional shares of eggs and fruit.

All of these shares are available as full or half shares.

A full share indicates that you will pick up your share every week throughout the CSA season, 22 weeks in total. A full share of eggs means you will get a dozen per week.

A half share indicates you will pick up your share every other week during the CSA season for a total of 11 weeks. A half share of eggs means you will get a dozen eggs every other week.

To sign-up for a half share of an item, you will be asked to choose an A Week or a B Week share. The pick-up dates for these shares are as follows:
A week – June 6/20, July 4/18, Aug 1/15/29, Sept 12/26, Oct 10/24
B week – June 13/27, July 11/25, Aug 8/22, Sept 5/19, Oct 3/17/31

To sign-up for a whole share of an item, simply select both A Week and B Week shares.

Please note: Shares are limited. There is no guarantee that the item share or the A/B week half share you want will be available.

Hearty Roots Community Farm accepts most major credit cards. You can choose between a one-time payment or a three installment automatic payment plan where you pay 50% upon purchasing your share, pay 25% on April 15th, and the remaining 25% on May 15th.

Shares are picked up at the Greenwood Heights CSA weekly distribution located at Slope Park, Brooklyn from 9-11 am on Saturdays from June 6 to October 31.



General Cochran Dairy Sign-up Information

General Cochran Dairy Farm is owned and operated by Holly & George Hammond. Their happy animals graze and root around in Amena, NY. They bring our CSA members delicious grass-fed milk and yogurt, as well as pastured pork, beef and veal shares.

All General Cochran shares are optional to buy. The shares are offered as full 22 week shares, half 11 week shares, and some meat shares are offered as a quarter 6 week share. For half and quarter shares, you will be able to choose either A or B week pick-ups (See the A/B Week pick-up schedule above, in the Hearty Roots Section).

General Cochran Dairy Farm accepts PayPal payments. Credit card payment through PayPal is possible. All payments go directly to General Cochran Dairy Farm.

If you have any issues with sign-up or with your share, please email General Cochran Dairy directly at generalcochranfarm@gmail.com.

Shares are picked up at the Greenwood Heights CSA weekly distribution located at Slope Park, Brooklyn from 9-11 am on Saturdays from June 6 to October 31.



What do I do after I sign-up?

Please check your emailed receipts to ensure you signed up for everything you wanted, and that your pick-up schedule (A/B Week) is as you wish it to be.

It also will help you immensely to make sure you are receiving our emails as we will be sending you notices about our annual member meeting, as well as emails letting you know what to expect in your share every week. So, check your spam box, just in case.

Later this spring we will be offering a wild salmon share, as well as maple syrup and maybe even a bread share (fingers crossed).

Work shift sign-up will begin later this spring. Every membership must have at least one person work one shift this year.

Thanks to everyone supporting this CSA!

We could not do it without you. We look forward to an excellent and delicious year with you all!

Talk to you soon!
Your friendly neighborhood CSA Core Committee
Jen, Kathryn & Pablo