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Wednesday
Jun222016

Sharecast for June 22nd, 2016

I hope that you enjoyed your first delivery of vegetables last week! See below for what to expect tonight.


Here are a few notes before you get to the church this evening:

1. Distribution is from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be finished picking up your vegetables by8pm. Please get to the church no later than 7:45pm.

2. PLEASE do not walk through the sanctuary when entering the church. Members should enter through one of the open red doors that lead directly to the parish hall.

3. Plan on bringing your own grocery bags to distribution each week. We do not provide bags or boxes for your veggies, but we will have Harvest Astoria tote bags for sale tonight for just $5 each.

Thanks to all our morning volunteers for unloading the vegetables and setting up the church. I look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening!

VEGETABLES

  • Garlic Scapes: 5 pieces

  • Cucumber: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 4 heads

  • Kohlrabi: 2 pieces

  • Mixed Greens: 1 pound

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

I plan to use my garlic scapes in a stir fry. Here are seven other ways to use yours.

FRUIT

No fruit this week. We anticipate the first delivery will be on 6/28/16.

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly shares this week

Chicken is backordered this week. We are still waiting on an alternate supplier for granola
  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Honey

  • Cheese

  • Granola (Diabetic ONLY)

  • Maple Syrup

  • Eggs

  • Beef

  • Cider

Wednesday
Jun152016

Sharecast for June 15th, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 summer season!

Here is a sharecast for our first distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

Here are a few notes before you get to the church this evening:

1. Distribution is from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be finished picking up your vegetables by8pm. Please get to the church no later than 7:45pm.

2. PLEASE do not walk through the sanctuary when entering the church. Members should enter through one of the open red doors that lead directly to the parish hall.

3. Plan on bringing your own grocery bags to distribution each week. We do not provide bags or boxes for your veggies, but we will have Harvest Astoria tote bags for sale tonight for just $5 each.

4. We had a number of last-minute cancellations, so we are very light on volunteers this evening. If you are able to pitch in for even part of the evening, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Carroll, (allison@harvestastoria.com) or Mumon Akiyama, who will be leading the volunteer shift tonight (mumon@harvestastoria.com). As a general note for all members - we understand that you may need to cancel a volunteer shift on occasion, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can find another member to replace you. The CSA is entirely run by volunteers and we count on all members to contribute over the course of the season.

Thanks to all our morning volunteers for unloading the vegetables and setting up the church. I look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening!

 

VEGETABLES

  • Lettuce: 1 head
  • Garlic: 3 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Dandelion: 0.5 pounds

  • Fennel: 1 piece

  • Mixed Greens: 0.5 pounds

Not familiar with everything in your share? Here are some ideas for using dandelions and kohlrabi

FRUIT

No fruit this week. We anticipate the first delivery will be on 6/28/16.

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk 

Sunday
Jun122016

First Delivery Scheduled for June 15th, 2016

Our first delivery will be on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 from 5:30-8pm at the Church of the Redeemer. Members, look out for your first sharecast email of the season on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday
Jun072016

Registration Closed for Summer 2016

Registration has closed for the summer 2016 season. Our delivery is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th. Members will be sent email updates in the lead up to the start of the season.

Wednesday
May182016

Last Chance to Register for Summer 2016

Good news! Registration for the summer 2016 season has just been extended by the farm. We can now accept registration for all shares until 5/28/16. 

Vegetable shares cost $410 and include a $20 admin fee. This year’s share includes approximately 22 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables straight from Norwich Meadows Farm, NY, with options for fruit shares and add-ons such as organic dairy, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef and more. Prices for Fruit and other products are now available. See below.

Our distribution site is located on Crescent Street near 30th Avenue. Pick-up times are from 5:30 to 8 PM on Wednesdays starting in June and ending in November.

Harvest Astoria is a volunteer-run organization. We cannot function without gracious time commitments from each of our share-members. Each share is required to contribute a total 6 hours of volunteering at our distribution site, on Wednesday mornings or evenings.

If you wish to register for the 2016 season, please complete the forms below and return them by mail or email.

Member registration form
Additional Products Order form
Payment and Volunteering form


All registrations must be received by 5/28/16 in order to guarantee registration for the season. The completed forms can be mailed to:

Harvest Astoria CSA
28-24 Steinway Street, #235
Astoria, NY 11103

Please Note:
You must sign-up for your volunteer hours when you register for the season.

Payment Methods:
• Exact Cash
• Personal Check or Money Order (made out to Harvest Astoria CSA)
• Credit/Debit Card ($10 additional fee)

For more information please explore our website at www.harvestastoria.com and email any questions to info@harvestastoria.com.

Tuesday
Jan262016

Register Now for Summer 2016 Season

Hello, Harvest Astorians!

We hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather!  We have already begun taking registrations for the 2016 Summer season, and now is your last chance to save on your membership. Here is pricing: 
 
$410 if paid between 3/20/2016 and 4/30/2016

As in years past, prices increase through the spring, so sign up early for the best prices.

All prices include a $20 admin fee. This year’s share includes approximately 22 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables straight from Norwich Meadows Farm, NY, with options for fruit shares and add-ons such as organic dairy, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef and more. Prices for Fruit and other products are now available. See below.

Our distribution site is located on Crescent Street near 30th Avenue. Pick-up times are from 5:30 to 8 PM on Wednesdays starting in June and ending in November.

Harvest Astoria is a volunteer-run organization. We cannot function without gracious time commitments from each of our share-members. Each share is required to contribute a total 6 hours of volunteering at our distribution site, on Wednesday mornings or evenings.

There is still time to sign up for the summer season:

Wednesday, March 30th, between 6pm and 8pm
Wednesday, April 20th, between 6pm and 8pm


Registration dates will be held in the Parish Hall at Church of the Redeemer (30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102-3249). Please use the second entrance (single red door with peephole) on the side of the church; when inside, turn left. Please do not pass through the church sanctuary unless you are attending the service.

We are also allowing returning members only to register by mail this year. If you are unable to attend one of our sign up dates, you may complete and return the following forms:

Member registration form
Additional Products Order form
Payment and Volunteering form


All mailed registrations must be received by 4/30/16 in order to guarantee registration for the season. The completed forms can be mailed to:

Harvest Astoria CSA
28-24 Steinway Street, #235
Astoria, NY 11103

At this time, this service is only available to returning members. If you are new to the CSA, please attend one of our in-person registration sessions.

Please Note:
You must sign-up for your volunteer hours when you register for the season.

Payment Methods:
• Exact Cash
• Personal Check or Money Order (made out to Harvest Astoria CSA)
• Credit/Debit Card ($10 additional fee)

For more information please explore our website at www.harvestastoria.com and email any questions to info@harvestastoria.com.

Wednesday
Nov112015

Sharecast for November 11th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our final distribution of the season. Thank you all for a wonderful season! See below for details about what you can expect tonight.

Reminder: Distribution closes promptly at 8:00pm. Please plan to arrive at the church by 7:45pmso that you can pick up all of your share before the distribution ends.

Thanks to our wonderful morning volunteers this morning! We look forward to seeing the rest of you tonight.

VEGETABLES

  • Brussels Sprouts: 1 stalk

  • Carrots: 3 pounds

  • Celery: 1 piece

  • Greens: 0.5 pound

  • Lettuce: 1 head

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Potatoes: 1 pound

  • Green Tomatoes: 0.75 pound

  • Baby Turnips: 0.5 pound

  • Delicata Squash: 1 piece

Here are some great ideas for how to use your green tomatoes

FRUIT

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Fuji Apples: 1 bag

  • Lady Apples: 1 pound

  • Cranberries: 1 bag

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk 

 

Wednesday
Nov042015

Sharecast for November 4th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our twenty-first and next-to-last distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect tonight.

Market Day: If you pre-ordered items for the market day, your goodies will be available for pick up at the add-on table this evening. That table is on the left side of the hall as you are checking in (directly across from the fruit). Please pick up any items before 8pm tonight, as we are unable to hold or store any add-ons. Unfortunately, we do not accept day-of orders for market day, so members cannot buy products tonight.


Reminder: Distribution closes promptly at 8:00pm. Please plan to arrive at the church by 7:45pm so that you can pick up all of your share before the distribution ends.

Thanks to our wonderful morning volunteers this morning! We look forward to seeing the rest of you tonight.

VEGETABLES

  • Beets: 2 pieces

  • Carrots: 3 pounds

  • Garlic: 2 heads

  • Greens: 0.5 pound

  • Onion: 0.5 pound

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Potato: 1.5 pounds

  • Rutabega: 1.5 pounds

Not familiar with rutabegas? Here is aprimer and some recipe suggestions.

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly fruit shares this week. This is the last delivery for bi-weekly fruit shares.

  • Yali Pears: 1 bag

  • Mixed Heirloom Apples: 1 bag

ADD-ONS

Weekly and biweekly shares plus Market day orders. This is the last delivery for bi-weekly shares.

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk 

  • Cheese

  • Butter 

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Oct282015

Sharecast for October 28th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our twentieth distribution of the season. Only two more deliveries left in the season. For anyone not near a calendar, that means that our final delivery of the season will be on Wendesday, November 11th. See below for details about what you can expect tonight.

Call for Volunteers: You may have received an email from our Volunteer Coordinator asking for help for this evening. We could still use some more help. Please come to the church at 5:30 tonight if you would be able to lend a hand.

Purple Bag at Sign In: Someone generously lent a purple cloth bag to another member last week. The bag is at the sign in table for you to pick up tonight. 


Market Day - November 4th: Thanks to everyone who signed up for the market day next week. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more sign ups, as the final order was sent to the farm last week.

Winter Share: We are still working out the details on the winter share, and hope to send out more details shortly. Watch your inboxes for that announcement.

Reminder: Distribution closes promptly at 8:00pm. Please plan to arrive at the church by 7:45pm so that you can pick up all of your share before the distribution ends.

Thanks to our wonderful morning volunteers this morning! We look forward to seeing the rest of you tonight.

VEGETABLES

  • Beets: 1.5 pounds

  • Carrots: 2 pounds

  • Ginger: 0.25 pound

  • Jerusalem Artichoke: 0.75 pound

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Potato: 1 pound

  • Radishs (Mixed): 1.5 pounds

Looking for cooking inspiration to deal with these root vegetables? Look no further.

FRUIT

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Macoun Apples: 1 bag

  • Bosc Pears: 1 bag

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk 

Wednesday
Oct212015

Sharecast for October 21st, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our nineteenth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect tonight.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for Market Day - November 4th: We are having a market day on November 4th, 2015All orders must be received by TODAY -- you cannot buy products in person on market day. Please fill out an order form and return it with payment. You may leave your payment with Duane at the Add-Ons table. We accept payment by cash or check, but we are unable to make change, so please bring the exact amount due if you are paying in cash.


Winter Share: We are still trying to gauge member interest in offering a winter share this year. If the winter share is offered, it would consist of 5-9 deliveries from November 2015 through May 2016. Deliveries would occur roughly every three weeks on either Tuesday or Thursday evening. Shares would cost $50/delivery and the farm offers a variety of share types: Meat Shares include vegetables and chicken or beef; Vegetarian shares include vegetables and dairy products and/or eggs; Vegan shares include vegetables and granola & flour. Please complete this survey about your interest in a winter share.

Reminder: Distribution closes promptly at 8:00pm. Please plan to arrive at the church by 7:45pm so that you can pick up all of your share before the distribution ends.

Thanks to our wonderful morning volunteers this morning! We look forward to seeing the rest of you tonight.

VEGETABLES

  • Jerusalem Artichoke: 0.5 pound

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Ginger: 0.25 pound

  • Greens: 0.5 pound

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Radish: 0.75 pound

  • Sweet Potato: 1 pound

Did you know that you can cook radishes? Here are five ways to try.

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Crabapple - Chestnut: 4 pieces

  • Apple - Margil Heirloom: 1 package

  • Seckel Pears: 15 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly and biweekly shares

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk 

  • Cheese

  • Butter 

  • Cider

  • Granola