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Our Winter CSA will deliver every 3 weeks. We will be based at the same location – Nativity Church on Rockaway Blvd. in Ozone Park. Delivery Dates are Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 29, Feb 19, March 12 and April 2.

There will be 3 different share options: Vegan: $240, Lacto/Ovo: $300 or Meat: $300. There is also the option to add on Apples or Cider from Red Jacket Orchard.

If you are interested, please email us at: ozoneparkcsa@gmail.com for a copy of the application.

The list below gives you a sense of what you might get in one winter share. Zaid (Our farmer) says you will get more veggies in Dec. and April. In the other months you could get milk from Ithaca Milk and cheese from Palatine Cheese. The meat, eggs, and dairy are all from pastured animals. Zaid raises the chickens and eggs himself, so they are certified organic. The beef comes from his neighbors, and though it meets organic standards, it is not always certified organic.

Vegetables will be pre-boxed, but items such as flour, eggs, meat, dairy, and the added value items (in glass jars) that are part of each share must be picked individually.

$50 Lacto share = $300 total
5 lbs. carrots (6-8 varieties over the season)
3 lbs. potatoes (various kinds)
1 lb. radishes (watermelon and/or black Spanish radishes)
1 lb. turnips
3 onions (1 to 1½ lb.)
2 heads of garlic
¾ lbs. greens (In Dec., March, and April the greens could be kale, collards, Swiss chard, mizuna, or spinach. But in Jan. and Feb. it’s too cold to grow greens, so you might get Jerusalem artichokes, winter squash, beets, celeriac, kohlrabi, or shallots instead.)
2 lbs. organic flour (Cayuga Pure Organics: farmer will send a variety of flours)
2 small yogurts (6 oz. plain and/or flavors)
2 jars of “added value” products (eg., tomato puree [24-36 oz.], pickled ginger [4 oz.], garlic scapes [4 oz.], or pickled green tomatoes [16 oz.], peppers, dilly beans, dill or bread and butter pickles, etc.)
1 doz. pastured, organic eggs

$50 Meat share = $300 total
2 lbs. carrots
2 lbs. potatoes
½ lb. radishes (watermelon and/or black Spanish radishes)
½ lb. turnips
2 onions (about 1 lb.)
1 head of garlic
¾ lbs. greens (In Dec., March, and April the greens could be kale, collards, Swiss chard, mizuna, or spinach. But in Jan. and Feb. it’s too cold to grow greens, so you might get Jerusalem artichokes, winter squash, beets, celeriac, kohlrabi, or shallots instead.)
2 lbs. organic flour (Cayuga Pure Organics: farmer will send a variety of flours)
2 small yogurts (6 oz. plain and/or flavors)
2 jars of “added value” products (eg., tomato puree [24-36 oz.], pickled ginger [4 oz.], garlic scapes [4 oz.], or pickled green tomatoes [16 oz.], peppers, dilly beans, dill or bread and butter pickles, etc.)
1 doz. pastured, organic eggs
½ chicken (organic, pastured) or 2 lbs. ground beef or 1 ½ lbs. beef cuts (all beef is pastured)

$40 Vegan share = $240 total
5 lbs. carrots
3 lbs. potatoes
1 lb. radishes (watermelon and/or black Spanish radishes)
1 lb. turnips
3 onions (1 to 1½ lb.)
2 heads of garlic
1 lb. greens (In Dec., March, and April the greens could be kale, collards, Swiss chard, mizuna, or spinach. But in Jan. and Feb. it’s too cold to grow greens, so you might get winter squash, beets, celeriac, kohlrabi, or shallots instead.)
½ lb. Jerusalem artichokes
2 lbs. organic flour (Cayuga Pure Organics: farmer will send a variety of flours)
2 jars of “added value” products (eg., tomato puree [24-36 oz.], pickled ginger [4 oz.], garlic scapes [4 oz.], or pickled green tomatoes [16 oz.], peppers, dilly beans, dill or bread and butter pickles, etc.)

CIDER/APPLE SHARES

6 deliveries of half gallon cider will be $19.10 Red Jacket Orchard. 3.18 per half gallon.

6 deliveries of 4 lb bags of apples will be $28. Apple varieties will vary with time of year. Varieties available usually are empire, macs, crispin, fuji, jonagold, mcouns, granny smith, red delicious.

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The beginning of the CSA season is about a month away, and we still have room for more members! If you are still on the fence about signing up, consider these points:

That is a lot of money! Not really – It just seems that way because we are used to budgeting for groceries by the week and with a CSA you pay for the whole season in advance. Break the cost down and it would come out to just $17/week. Remember – This year we have the option to pay via credit card.

But it is just me… Lots of people have work-out buddies. Why not a have a healthy eating buddy? You can split every share, or pick up on alternating weeks. If it is just you, consider freezing, canning and pickling. That way you can enjoy your share all winter. And there is always the option of giving some away. Family, friends, and coworkers – You know there is at least one kale lover among them.

We don’t eat that many vegetables. But you should and you know it. Just like healthy snacks, if you have them on hand then you will eat them. Besides, a CSA is a great way to get to try new produce that you might never have been brave enough to try before. Husk cherry tomatoes are AMAZING!

 We’ll just go to the farmers market. Awesome – If you do it. Going to the farmers market is a great alternative for fresh produce. (Most of the farms that support CSAs in NYC also have stands at the Green Markets.) The real question is, will you really do it? One of the advantage of a CSA is that it is a set routine – Fresh produce arrives every week. All you have to do is stop by and pick it up. Routine reinforces resolutions.

Need more information? Drop us an e-mail: ozoneparkcsa@gmail.com or call 718-323-0793

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