If you are one to plan ahead (really, really ahead), then you’ll be happy to know that the Park Slope CSA has begun registration for the 2013 season.
This will be the CSA’s 13th year bringing local, family-farmed produce to the Slope, and they’re offering two options for membership on two different delivery days:
You can sign up for a Full Share or an Every Other Week (EOW) Share in either the Tuesday or the Thursday program. If you decide to join us, we encourage you to pay as much as you can up front. If needed, you can pay in three installments — but the share cost must be fully paid and received by the Park Slope CSA prior to the first distribution on June 12.
The season runs from June to November, and registration ends April 19. Full shares are available for vegetables ($500), fruit ($190), flowers ($125), and eggs ($60-345). EOW Shares range from $60-250. In addition to purchasing a share, members must also sign up for and complete a working shift at the distribution site. More details and registration information are available here.
Of course, the Park Slope CSA is not your only CSA option. Fishkill Farms started serving the neighborhood last year, with a drop off at Park Slope United Methodist Church. Though they haven’t begun registration yet, the 2012 season also ran June-November at $950 for the full share and $475 for the EOW share.
Nextdoorganics is a year-round CSA, which offers a much more flexible pay-as-you-go weekly schedule ($25-50/week depending upon selections).
Between the multiple CSAs and our weekly farmers’ markets, excusing an unhealthy diet is getting harder and harder. It’s as if a person shouldn’t subsist on breakfast cereal and ramen alone!
Photo via m.e.c.