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SIGN UP WITH HARVEST ASTORIA FOR THE 2017 SEASON

 

Harvest Astoria CSA and Norwich Meadows Farm are already looking ahead to the 2017 harvest, and we are pleased to announce pricing for the Summer 2017 CSA season.  
 
$380 if paid by 3/24/2017
$420 if paid between 3/25/2017 and 4/30/2017

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

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
All registrations must be received by 4/30/17. 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 5th - 6pm-8pm

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

Wednesday, April 26th - 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.

 

PAYMENTS

We accept exact cash or personal check. We will also accept credit/debit card payments onsite. There is an additional $11.50 transaction fee to use this service. Because money is transferred immediately to the farmer, no refunds will be given.

We also offer fruit shares and add-ons such as organic eggs, dairy products, chicken and beef, and New York honey (individually priced).

Vegetable share payments are due at sign up. Fruit and Add-on pricing will be announced at a later date and payments may be mailed in by April 15th.

**YOU MUST PURCHASE A VEGETABLE SHARE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A FRUIT SHARE OR ADD-ONS**

If you have special circumstances or income constraints that would prevent you from paying the full amount, please contact community@harvestastoria.com.  We are able to provide flexible payment options and financial assistance for those who meet certain income threshold requirements. Please click here for more information!

 

BE PREPARED TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS!

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 SIX volunteer hours.

You may fulfill your volunteer shifts on WEDNESDAYS either in the morning shift or the evening shift.

The morning shift is the "DELIVERY SHIFT" and is usually from 8:30am-10:30am. This is a difficult shift to fill and we ask that members who have flexible schedules who are able to work these hours please do so. Since the shift is shorter, we ask those with morning availability to fulfill THREE 2-hour shifts.  This shift involves getting produce off the delivery truck and setting up the tables for distribution.  

The afternoon shift is the "DISTRIBUTION SHIFT" and is from 5:30pm-8:30pm. We ask that you fulfill TWO 3-hour shifts. This shift involves checking in members as they arrive, distributing add-ons and fruit, clean-up and breakdown. 

*If you are splitting a share, it is the collective share's responsibility to cover the shifts, not each individual associated with the share (total 6 hours among the share partners).*  

 

SUMMER SHARE INFORMATION

Weekly certified organic veggie share from Norwich Meadows Farm in Norwich, NY, will include different items each week like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, leafy greens, squash, beans and more (a sufficient supply for 2-3 people). Click here to view last season's weekly shares for a sense of the variety. The season will run approximately 22 weeks, from mid-June through early November, depending on weather and growing conditions.

We offer weekly or bi-weekly fruit shares to our members from Red Jacket Orchards

We offer add-ons shares (individually priced). An add-ons order form will be available at sign-ups. 

**YOU MUST PURCHASE A VEGETABLE SHARE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A FRUIT SHARE OR ADD-ONS**

 

PRICING: 

  • Vegetable Share: $380/$410 (depending on the registration date)
  • Administrative Fee: $25
  • 20-week Fruit Share received weekly: TBA
  • 10-week Fruit Share received every other week: TBA
  • Weekly and Bi-weekly Custom Order Add-Ons

ADMIN FEE: Our commitment to community is a bond each member of Harvest Astoria supports. Of each $25 admin fee, $5 donation goes to The Church of the Redeemer who kindly offers their space to us at no charge. $10 goes to help provide CSA shares to people at lower income thresholds. $10 goes toward general CSA operations and functions.

 

SPLITTING A SHARE

The shares from Norwich Meadows Farm are closer to what would be considered a half share at other CSAs. Zaid recommends that if you are interested in splitting a share with someone you do not live with that you partner with someone who is willing to alternate weeks. Often when you divide a share each week you do not get enough of each item to really be able to cook with. Just a caveat, but you are free to split your share with your share partner however it works best for you. We will not be partnering or managing split shares.  **Please divide up your veggies/fruit after picking up -- share partners cannot sign in at the distribution separately to each pick up portions of a share at different times.**

 

Contact membership@harvestastoria.com for more information!