We’re excited to have gotten our first winter share this past Thursday. Hopefully everyone has already jumped in and started enjoying the first of the winter harvest.
If you’re new to vegetable shares, look out for an email from the farm a day or so before delivery to see the vegetables coming, and recipes to try. You can also find this info on their website. Another great place for recipes is on Golden Earthworm’s Facebook page.
Also, if you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shift, PLEASE DO SO NOW by clicking here–everyone pitching in is how we keep things running!
Speaking of volunteers, we’re still looking for a Site Coordinator. This position is part of the Core Group, and makes sure truck delivery and pick-ups run smoothly the day of. This means you need to be able to be there to meet the truck at 3:00, check in with first shifts (communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator as needed), and check in at the end during cleanup. Because this is a big job, the Site Coordinator gets a full share of veggies for free! If you think this sounds like a good fit, please email us right away to find out more.
Join our second annual CSA Cook-off
Bring your favorite dish (or dishes), or just come and help us pick the winner! See the flyer for details.
Items can be dropped off anytime starting at 4:30 on the day of pickup. Please include a list of ingredients for those with allergies.
It’s that time of year again, and we’re excited for a new winter season of delicious, roasted vegetables (and all the other tasty foods). Last day for sign up and payment is November 15th.
CLICK HERE FOR THE WINTER SHARES CONTRACT
A few notes on winter shares:
- Please remember that your share isn’t final until payment is made.
- Pay close attention to each share’s pick up dates, some last longer or shorter than others.
- IF YOU PAY THROUGH PAYPAL, PLEASE CHOOSE “SENDING TO A FRIEND.” If you choose the other option PayPal charges a 6% fee which is not accounted for in our admin fees, and we’ll be forced to pass on to you. And as of this summer, PayPal no longer allows us to refund the 6%.
Enter to win a barn-raised turkey from Stonewood Farm (donated by Lewis Waite)!
All you need to do is buy a raffle ticket, or 5 or 10… Then cross your fingers for our announcement on November 14th. See the flyer for more info. All proceeds benefit the CSA Subsidy program.
Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival is this Sunday, October 20th. Visit the farm, and enjoy fun events for members only (and their guests). This is a FREE event, with no RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy!
Take a walk around the farm fields and see where (and how) we grow your food, chat with your farmers, relax and picnic on the lawn with your family, watch a cooking demonstration and see the tractors in action, let the kids enjoy some fun farm activities and just breathe… Find more info here.
This event is held at the farm in Riverhead.
652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead
View directions to the farm here.
Our Instagram is back up and running! Follow us there for day-of pickup reminders, event info, recipe tips and more. Tag us with @sunnysidecsa or #sunnysidecsa to share your weekly food pics.
We’re also looking into how to better communicate with all of our members and community friends. If you have any ideas of what info you’d like to see on social media, on the website, or in our emails–or where the best place to communicate with you is, please feel free to let us know! (Or if you’re a social media guru looking for some quality volunteer hours…)
Either send us a note here, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram: @sunnysideCSA.
As a reminder, you can also always find the full pickup info on Golden Earthworm’s blog, or by joining their weekly email newsletter.
Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival is coming soon, and it will be filled with a lot of fun events for members only (and their guests). This is a FREE event, with no RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy! View directions to the farm here.
Here is info from the farm:
What to Bring
A picnic lunch and lawn chairs or a blanket.
Wear sturdy shoes for walking around the farm! Strollers are welcome, but please leave your pets at home. (Per food safety regulations.)
Cooking Demo – 11:00am
Emilie Raffa of The Clever Carrot
Storytelling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Gifts from the Earth – 1:00pm
Please bring your own picnic lunch!
We will have a limited supply of tamales and baked goods for sale as well.
We’re so excited to have Make Compost, Not Trash visiting at our pick-up next week. In addition to sharing info, answering questions, and sharing some goodies, they’ll be sharing bags of compost.
Be sure to say hi at pickup, and grab a free bag before they run out!
We hope to see everyone at our next event from 7-9pm on August 6th!
If you have signed up for a summer fruit share, it’s almost time to enjoy the delicious harvest!
Fruit Share pick-ups will begin August 8th.
As a reminder, fruit shares will be delivered weekly, and are subject to the same time, location and rules of the other pick-ups (fruit not picked up at the end of the night will be donated to SCS).
If you have not yet signed up for your volunteer hours, please do so now.
For more info about the weekly vegetable and fruit shares, follow Golden Earthworm’s Weekly Newsletter.