Welcome to the 13th year of Farm Spot CSA in Jackson Heights!!

For members: the first distribution is this week, Thursday, May 31st, 5:30pm – 8:15pm at St. Mark’s Church. And every week at the same time for the next 25 weeks!

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We are SOLD OUT for the 2018 season and cannot accept any more members. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for next season (or to be notified if a share becomes available), or if you have any questions, please email us at farmspot@gmail.com

 

 

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Sign up for subsidized shares by going to:

https://csa.farmigo.com/join/farmspot/summer2018

Farm Spot remains committed to making our CSA financially accessible to our neighbors, and we are once again able to offer subsidized shares for the upcoming season. The subsidies are funded by your fellow Farm Spot members. This year we’ve made some changes to the qualifications to increase access for people needing more financial assistance, so please read the following carefully before submitting your registration.

Subsidized shares are now available at two levels, depending on your income:

Share A, at a cost of $461.40 is for people who fit into the guidelines adapted from the Self-Sufficiency Standard for the City of New York: One Adult: $27,919• One Adult, One child: $47,854• One Adult, Two Children: $62,420• Two Adults, Two Children: $68,175. A minimum of a $75 deposit is required upon registration, and you may pay the balance in full or by monthly installments during the six months of the growing season at $50 per month.

Share B, at a cost of $274.85 is for people who fit into the guidelines based on the WIC program by the size of each household: One person: $21,775 • Two people: $29,471 • Three people: $37,167 • Four people: $44,863 (for families of five and up, add +7,696 per person). A minimum of a $50 deposit is required upon registration, and you may pay the balance in full or by monthly installments during the six months of the growing season at $50.00 per month.

Income verification is on the honor system — we won’t ask for proof of your income. If you have substantial resources beyond earned income, please be mindful of those who don’t and purchase a full-priced share instead. We cannot offer discounts on any share other than the vegetable share.

To maximize the subsidized shares, we ask that you split the share with another share member who also fits the same income guidelines as you if you have a smaller family size (which many Farm Spot families typically do due to the bounty of the share, especially during peak season). We may be able to match you up for the subsidized shares ONLY provided they are still available. To sign up, please complete an application and check the appropriate box for a subsidized share.

For more information or to find a share partner, e-mail us at farmspot@gmail.com

Click here.

Sign up now for a Summer 2018 vegetable and/or fruit share.

The season runs for 25 weeks – Thursday, May 31st – Thursday, November 12th. 

We will again offer a limited number of subsidized shares this year, the sign-ups for those will begin on April 16th. Please check back here for that link.

To learn more about Farm Spot, click on the tabs at the top of the page. Still have questions? Email us at farmspot@gmail.com

Sign up HERE

Happy 🌿Spring!

The farm truck broke down on the highway today while en route to Queens. The DELIVERY will be LATE! Expected arrival at St. Mark’s is 6:30/6:45. 
Anyone who can chip in to HELP UNLOAD the BOXES from the truck, your help will be much appreciated! (And will speed up the process!). 

 ✶   ✶  Deadline extended to May 29th  ✶   ✶

SIGN UP FOR A 2017 FARM SPOT CSA SHARE! 

Basic info:
Farm Spot is starting its 12th year as a volunteer-run CSA (community supported agriculture) in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC. We started as a group of neighbors who got together as organizers because we wanted to bring local, organic vegetables to the neighborhood. CSA is essentially buying a farm share from a local farm. Being a member directly supports a family farm and the local economy, and in return provides a wide assortment of very fresh produce on a weekly basis during the growing season. Note: many families find the vegetable share to be quite large and split a share between two households, thus reducing the cost!

— The 2017 season runs JUNE 1 – NOVEMBER 16, 2017

VEGETABLE SHARE: certified organic, from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, Jamesport, Long Island, 25 weeks, $587.00

SUBSIDIZED VEGETABLE SHARE: same share as above, limited number of shares with a subsidized price. For detailed info: click “What is Farm Spot?” tab at top of page, then “share types” from the drop down menu.

FRUIT SHARE: non-organic, from Brieremere Farms, Riverhead, Long Island, 18 weeks, $123.84 (NOTE: the fruit share will begin later in the season than the vegetable share)

DISTRIBUTION is every week, THURSDAYS, 5:30-8:15pm at ST. MARK’S CHURCH, 82nd St., Jackson Heights

MORE INFO: click the tabs at the top of the page, such as “what is farm spot” and “volunteering”

QUESTIONS: farmspot@gmail.com

SIGN UP HERE:
https://csa.farmigo.com/join/farmspot/summer2017

At long last we are ready for Winter Sign Ups!
 
Golden Earthworm received lots of feedback from Farm Spot and other CSA’s and as a result they decided to cut the size of the winter share in half and to also reduce the price by half!  
 
There will be 4 winter deliveries, one each month in December, January, February and March.  
 
So, if you were overwhelmed with the roots in prior years, we highly encourage you to try it again!  If you liked getting lots of winter veggies, you can simply buy two shares! 
 
 
We had some technical difficulties, so signs ups are a bit delayed this year, so we need to turn around the sign ups quickly.  Please sign up as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday November 30th!
Click here to sign up for Farm Spot Winter Shares!
Winter Organic Vegetable Share – 10 lb box (nearly 1/2 the size as previous years) x 4 deliveries = $90
Winter Apple Share – 4 lb bag x 4 deliveries = $31
Winter Cider Share – 1/2 gallon jug x 4 deliveries = $23
 
Winter Share Delivery Dates. 
Delivery 1 – December 15
Delivery 2 – January 12
Delivery 3 – February 9
Delivery 4 – March 9

Hello, it’s me. I was wondering is after all these veggies you’d like to meet
To volunteer and everything
They say everyone’s busy working and living
BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!

Hello from the veggie side:

Sign up for your shifts! ‘Tis your duty, Farmspotter. There are nearly 20 spots open, including some for this week.

Sign up here today, please and thank you: http://signup.com/go/CZEfsK

Jessica Ramos

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Hi everyone,

We’ve had last-minute cancellations for today’s distribution and we have SIX (!) spots to fill.

If you are able to help today, please sign up here: http://signup.com/go/CZEfsK

Remember that when you signed up for your share, you made a commitment to volunteer with the organization. We are 100% volunteer driven and count on you to help make distributions run smoothly.

When you volunteer or sign up and don’t show up, we keep track. If you haven’t volunteered at all, please make sure you sign up for two shifts. The season is quickly coming to an end.

Thank you,

Jessica Ramos

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Happy Monday morning, y’all!

Sending around that volunteer signup link again: http://signup.com/go/CZEfsK

There are 42 shifts that need to be filled between this Thursday and November 17, and there are many of who are you yet to fulfill your two-shift requirement (per share).

Please do your part and help us keep Farmspot running smoothly!

Wishing you a productive week,

Jessica Ramos

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Hi everyone,

In addition to all the openings still available to volunteer this Thursday, we are looking for a seasoned member to become our Opening Distribution Supervisor. Full job description below. Please note the supervisor will be compensated with a pro-rated free vegetable share.

If you have not yet fulfilled your volunteer duties, please sign up. Again, there are several opportunities available for this Thursday: http://signup.com/go/CZEfsK

Opening Distribution Supervisor, early shift, 4:45pm-6:45pm
Responsibilities include: overseeing volunteers, assigning jobs for each, overseeing the boxes being unloaded from Golden Earthworm truck and stacked neatly either in back yard or inside church (your decision, based on weather), unlocking Farm Spot shed, getting hand trucks out for vols to use for boxes, overseeing pick up of flattened cardboard boxes from previous week, overseeing setting up folding tables from church as pick-up tables for veg and fruit shares, and the welcome/sign in table, explains jobs to volunteers, answering questions, etc.

Please email me if you’re interested in being opening distributor supervisor. Cheers!

Jessica Ramos

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