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Wednesday
Apr042018

Registration & Information Session Tonight

Our first information session is TONIGHT in the Parish Hall at Church of the Redeemer (30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102). Hope to see you there!

 
Wednesday, April 4th - 6pm-8pm

Informational Presentations begin at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 25th - 6pm-8pm
Informational Presentations begin at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

We are allowing all members to register online or by mail, but we do ask that new members attend an informational session before the start of the season. All members are welcome to register in person at one of our info sessions.

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.

Sunday
Mar182018

Register Now for 2018 Summer Season

Hello, Friends and Neighbors!

We hope that you are ready to start thinking about the summer because Harvest Astoria CSA and Norwich Meadows Farm are already looking ahead to the 2018 harvest, and we are pleased to announce pricing for the Summer 2018 CSA season.  
 
$420 if paid before 4/30/2018

All prices include a $25 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. Pricing for fruit shares and add-ons will be announced at a later date.

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 minimum 6 hours of volunteering at our distribution site, on Wednesday mornings or evenings.

We are allowing all members to register online or by mail this year. Please complete and return the member registration form listed below. Include payment with your completed registration form or pay online (additional fee applies).

Member registration form

Registrations must be received by 4/30/18 in order to qualify for membership. The completed form and payment can be emailed to membership@harvestastoria.com or mailed to:

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

If convenient, registration and payment can be hand delivered to our mailbox at the UPS Store at the address listed above.

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 ($11.50 additional fee)

We are allowing all members to register online or by mail, but we do ask that new members attend an informational session before the start of the season. All members are welcome to register in person at one of our info sessions.
 
Wednesday, April 4th - 6pm-8pm

Informational Presentations begin at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 25th - 6pm-8pm
Informational Presentations begin at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

Information Sessions 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.

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

Wednesday
Nov082017

Sharecast for Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

This is the final delivery of the year. Pricing for the Summer 2018 season will be announced early next year.

 

VEGETABLES

  • Lettuce: 2 pieces

  • Fennel: 1 piece

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Potatoes: 1.5 pounds

  • Onions: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

  • Radish: 1 pound

  • Winter Squash: 2 pieces

  • Ginger: 0.35 pounds (5.6 oz)

  • Greens: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

Make your final CSA share last as long as possible by storing your vegetables properly. You can also freeze or can many items to enjoy them over the winter months.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Fruit Shares this week. This is a double share to make up for the late start earlier in the season.

  • Empire Apples - 1 bag

  • Gold Supreme Apples - 1 bag

  • Red Delicious Apples - 1 bag

  • Lady Apples - 1 clamshell

I can't be the only one overwhelmed by apples! Applesauce and Apple Butter are great ways to use a glut of apples. Apples can also be frozen for later use.

 

ADD-ONS

Weekly Eggs and back-ordered maple syrup only.

  • Eggs

  • Syrup

Wednesday
Nov082017

Sharecast for November 1st, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Celery: 1 piece

  • Winter Squash: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 1 piece

  • Celtuce: 1 piece

  • Sweet Potato: 1 pound

  • Radish: 1 pound

  • Tomato: 1 pound

  • Greens: 0.75 pounds

Chef April Bloomfield called celtuce "the most underrated vegetable." Here are suggestions for how to enjoy this unusual vegetable.

 

FRUIT

Weekly Fruit Shares only this week.

  • Fuji Apples - 1 bag

  • Lady Apples- 1 clamshell

ADD-ONS

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Deliveries.

  • Eggs

Wednesday
Oct252017

Sharecast for October 25th, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Romano Beans: 1 pound

  • Greens: 1 pound

  • Leeks: 1 pound

  • Pac Choi: 2 pieces

  • Garlic: 3 pieces

  • Winter Squash: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 2 pieces

  • Radishes: 1 pound

Did you know that you can eat the skin of delicata squash? Here are several recipes that use this delicious and easy vegetable.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Fruit Shares this week.

  • Apples - 1 bag

  • Grapes - 1 clamshell

ADD-ONS

Weekly Deliveries and back-ordered Chicken only.

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Chicken

Wednesday
Oct182017

Sharecast for October 18th, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Winter Squash: 2 pieces

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Lettuce: 2 pieces

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Radish: 1.5 pounds

  • Spinach: 0.5 pounds

  • Greens: 0.75 pounds

The radish share this week includes both daikon and black radishes. Here are several ideas for using all sorts of radishes.

 

FRUIT

Weekly Fruit Shares only this week.

  • Apples - 1 bag

  • Grapes - 1 clamshell

ADD-ONS

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Deliveries. Chicken is back-ordered and should be delivered next week.

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

  • Granola

  • Beef

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Pasta

  • Honey

  • Cider

Wednesday
Oct182017

Sharecast for October 11th, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Greens: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Radish: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

  • Winter Squash: 1 piece

  • Ginger: 0.3 pounds (4.8 oz)

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Cherry Tomato: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 2 pieces

The ginger in this weeks share is fresher and more perishable than what you find at the grocery store. I find it keeps well in the freezer.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Fruit Shares this week.

  • Apples - 6 pieces

  • Pears- 2 clamshells

ADD-ONS

Weekly Deliveries only.

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

Wednesday
Oct182017

Sharecast for October 4th, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Carrots: 1.5 pound

  • Peppers: 2 pieces

  • Celery: 1 piece

  • Soybeans: 1 pound

  • Cherry Tomatoes: 0.75 pounds

  • Squash: 2 pounds

  • Lettuce: 3 pieces

  • Winter Squash: 2 pieces

Soybeans are delicious and a good source of protein. Here is a great guide for preparing them.

 

FRUIT

Weekly Fruit Shares only this week.

  • Apples - 1 bag

  • Grapes - 1 quart

ADD-ONS

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Deliveries.

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

  • Granola

  • Beef

  • Chicken

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Pasta

  • Honey

  • Cider


Wednesday
Sep272017

Sharecast for September 27th, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Melon: 1 piece

  • Peppers: 1 pound (16 oz)

  • Tomatoes: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 1 piece

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Onions: 0.75 pounds (12 oz)

  • Beets: 1 pound (16 oz)

I usually stir fry pac choi, but that can get boring. Here are several other ways to use your pac choi this week.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Fruit Shares this week.

  • Apples - 1 bag

  • Plums - 1 clamshell

ADD-ONS

Weekly Deliveries only.

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

Wednesday
Sep272017

Sharecast for September 20, 2017

VEGETABLES

  • Peppers: 1 pound

  • Carrot: 1 pound

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Parsnip: 1 pound

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Mixed Greens: 0.75 pounds

  • Lettuce: 1 piece

  • Husk Cherries: 0.3 pounds

Parsnips are a sweet and delicious root vegetable. Here are several ideas for yours.
Still looking for a way to use husk cherries? Try popsicles. Or salsa. Or a tart.

 

FRUIT

Weekly Fruit Shares only this week.

  • Apples - 1 bag

  • Plums - 1 quart

ADD-ONS

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Deliveries.

  • Eggs

  • Cheese

  • Granola

  • Beef

  • Chicken

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Pasta

  • Honey

  • Cider