Organic Winter CSA Offered in Southport

logo1The organizers of the Organic Southport CSA have identified an opportunity to bring an Organic Winter CSA Share Program to Southport! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and enables consumers to buy directly from farms for a specific season with pre-determined pick up dates.

Winter Sun Farms partners with local sustainable farms throughout the Hudson Valley to  to supply a wonderful winter share of great tasting frozen and storage vegetables all winter long.  This CSA runs for 4 months during the winter season and pick up is once a month at a Fairfield/Southport location TBD. By supporting Winter Sun Farms, members get great tasting food which helps keeps local farm families doing what they love, and what our communities need–preserving farmland and livelihoods for generations. Winter Sun Farms will deliver to Southport if they can sign up a minimum of 25 members by early November. Anybody who purchases a share will be granted priority wait list status for a  Spring/Summer/Early Fall 2010 share in the Stoneledge Farm Organic CSA run out of Trinity Southport Church.

Winter shares would include frozen items from the growing season  including tomatoes, blueberries, peppers, summer squash, raspberries, broccoli, green beans, butternut squash, edamame, fall greens, and blackberries; cellared root crops (potatoes and carrots); and fresh pea shoots.  Most of the farms providing the produce are certified organic; some of the smaller ones are not certified organic but are small un-certified organic CSAs or certified naturally grown.

The cost for the share would be $128.  The distribution would be once a month, for four months, on a Thursday afternoon (December 17th, January 7th, February 18th and March 11th) in Southport, CT.

Winter Sun Farms needs at least 25 members in order to add a Fairfield/Southport drop-off site.  Please let Sarah Bollman (bollman13@optonline.net) know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.

WINTER SUN FARMS WINTER SHARE

COMPLETE SHARE, to be broken into the four distributions:

Frozen:
4 Heirloom Red Tomatoes 24oz
1 Carolina Gold Yellow Tomatoes 24oz
2 Pepper Mix (Red and Green)  13.5
2 Yellow and Green Summer Squash 16oz
2 Whole Raspberries  5oz
2 Whole Blueberries  8oz
2 Broccoli Florets 9.5oz
2 Green Beans 12oz
2 Butternut Squash Puree 16oz
2 Fall Greens Mix 9.5oz
2 Edamame 12oz
1 Extra Berry (blackberries or strawberries)
Stored:
1 Carrots—root cellared 2lbs
1 Potatoes—root cellared 5lbs
Fresh:
2 Pea Shoots—1/3 lb
28 items in Total – 7 items per pick-up

Each distribution includes seven items.

Here is a sample of the December distribution with the packaging size :

Frozen:
1 diced red tomatoes 24oz
1 red & green pepper 13.5 oz
1 blueberries 8oz
1 green beans 12 oz
1 butternut squash 16oz
1 summer squash 16oz
Stored/Fresh:
1-5lb bag potatoes

Please direct any questions to Sarah Bollman. Thanks!

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