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Did you loose a tree to Sandy or Nemo this year that you would like to replace? Or perhaps you just have a great space that has been waiting for the right tree to come along. Well, on March 9th the New York Restoration Project and the Richmond Hill EDC are sponsoring a Million Trees NYC event at Phil Rizzuto Park, 95th Ave. & 125th St. in Ozone Park on March 9th, 9am – 11am.

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Our farmer, Zaid Kurdieh is one of the presenters at this year’s Just Food Conference. A summary of the event from the Just Food Website:

On March 29 and 30, 2013, our organization will host the annual Just Food Conference. This two-day event will offer opportunities for the general public, food professionals, entrepreneurs, job seekers, CSA members, community organizers and farmers to come together for two days of workshops and skill- building sessions. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about cooking and food preservation techniques, CSA trends, and local and national farm and food issues, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food.On Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm, Just Food and Good Food Jobs will co-host a Good Food Jobs networking event for conference participants and the job-seeking public. On Saturday, we’ll host an EXPO from 12pm-6:30pm featuring exemplary local food artisans, sustainable businesses, and organizations. At the end of the conference, we will host a closing reception from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the EXPO.

Sound like the place for you? Go to the Just Food Website to get tickets and find out more: http://justfood.org/

We have gathered up the details and 2013 Season Applications are ready! Anyone interested in joining us this season, please send us an e-mail at: ozoneparkcsa@gmail.com

A CSA is definitely an economical way to purchase produce, however one of the most common hurdles for new members is the fact that with a CSA you pay for the whole season up front. In general we think of food as a weekly expense, not a seasonal one. No doubt $370 can be a daunting sum to come up with if you haven’t planned ahead, but when broken down that is less than $18 per week. Simply put, a CSA is a terrific investment.

There are also some people who just prefer to do things on-line. It is simple and convenient. With hectic schedules, getting to the post office or a bank for a money order can be difficult. (Does anyone even know what a stamp costs these days?)

With these things in mind we asked the farm if they could set up an option for payment on-line AND THEY HAVE!

This payment option is only available for Veggies and fruit.

The share cost is a little more to cover the processing.

The early bird discount ($40 off if paid by 3/31) IS honored.

In order for organizers to process memberships paid in this manner, proof of payment will be submitted to Angel with all orders.

If you would like to pay on-line the link to the Norwich Meadow CSA Payment page is here.

Thanks for stopping by at our blog! We are currently updating our pages to reflect details for the 2013 season. Registration will begin soon (with an early bird discount), so please stop back regularly.

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