Bringing fresh organic produce to urban residents straight from the farmer
WHO ARE WE
The Great Kills CSA (GKCSA) is an all-volunteer community run organization that partners with Farmer John Krueger from Circle Brook Farm in Andover, NJ to provide organic produce to the Staten Island residents who pay for a produce share. The GKCSA host site, Christ Lutheran Church, offers a location for the GKCSA community to distribute the produce they receive from Circle Brook Farm. Distributions are every Thursday evening between 530pm and 730pm between June and November for a total of 24 weeks. The GKCSA is committed to providing fresh, organic produce to the Staten Island Community at a reasonable cost, to encourage healthy living, and to support both local farmers and the health of our planet.
HOW TO JOIN
*****REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN *****
If you are interested in joining and have questions, email us at: GreatKillsCSA@gmail.com
When applying for membership you must PRINT, FILL OUT and SIGN a GKCSA Member Application.
Make your Check/Money Order payable to: Circle Brook Farm
Mail your Application and Check/Money Order to: Mark Long, 142 Lindenwood Road, Staten Island, NY, 10308
DO NOT SEND CASH!
2018 Vegetable Share
Know your farmer, know your food.
Farmer John is happy to announce two different share options this year! The organic, locally-grown vegetable share cost for the 2018 GKCSA 24-week season is as follows:
3/4 SHARE – a smaller share, approximately ¾ of the size of last year’s share. The basic share will contain on average 8 to 9 items and will include more common produce such as lettuce, tomatoes, beans, zucchini, potatoes cucumbers etc. There will be smaller quantities of some items, for example 2 or 3 instead of 4 of crops such as peppers, eggplant, squash and cucumbers, or lower weights of beans. COST: $525
FULL SHARE – this is the essentially the same as the share that has been offered during previous years. A share will on average contain 12-13 items. There will be more variety and in some cases larger quantities of products such as peas and beans in the premium share. There will be more greens in the premium, for example perhaps 2 bunches of spinach instead of one and a greens item during mid-summer when these are scarce. There may be a few items that are only provided in the premium share. While herbs will be included in the basic share they will be provided more consistently in the premium share. COST: $675
Our season is expect to commence Thursday - June 7, 2018!
Discounts: As always, Farmer John is offering an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $25 off each share if paid in full by March 1st. Great Kills CSA is waving the Administrative Fee this year to keep costs down.
2018 Fruit Share
Fruit Share: TBD
Fruit shares are payable before the first fruit delivery of the season. Fruit shares are delivered between July and September, for 12-14 weeks, offering 6-7 pounds of 2 types of fruit weekly.
There is NO EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for fruit shares.
NOTE: Fruit shares CANNOT be purchased without having purchased a vegetable share.
2018 Fall Extension
FALL EXTENSION: TBD
Fall Extension is an opportunity for GKCSA members to stock up on hearty vegetables after the 24-week share has ended. These vegetables could be stored for 1-2 months. FALL EXTENSION shares total 40 lbs. of produce per share. The cost of the FALL EXTENSION will be decided upon by the farmer at the end of the season. A minimum of 20 members are needed to participate in the program. .
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Message from Farmer John Krueger
Volunteer Work Schedule
2018 Great Kills CSA Member Schedule
All volunteers must meet at Christ Lutheran Church, 121 Cleveland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308 by 4:45pm. Site is open until 7:30pm.
Contact Dawn, the GKCSA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR @ GreatKillsCSA@gmail.com or (718) 689-2441 to make changes to your mandatory work schedule. If you have an emergency and cannot work on your assigned evening, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.