How You Get Your Fresh Food
Each week Farmer Ted harvests our produce and loads up his truck for deliveries to our distribution site at the Garden of Union. The only way to get fresher produce is to go to a farm and pick it yourself!
Our distribution site is the Garden of Union on Union Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This is where you come to pick up your share during the distribution hours for your share’s dates. The CSA provides scales for measuring out your share. Remember to bring your own bags!
Shares include a wide array of fresh, organic, high quality local produce over the 22-week season. Per week, the vegetable share averages:
More Good Things
Once the veggie share is purchased, you have the option of adding-on other shares to your contract.
FRUIT SHARE: Farmer Ted partners with local growers to supply fresh, generally non-organic, but minimally treated fruit. Shares begin in the early summer with strawberries, cherries, and blueberries, progress in mid-summer to include peaches, plums, nectarines, and apricots, and conclude in the fall with assorted apples, pears, and cider.
FLOWERS: We offer a 5 or 10 week share of organic cut flowers grown by Farmer Ted’s wife, Jan Blomgren. Flowers vary by season but have included sunflowers, gladiolas, campanulas, lilies, cosmos, and cockscombs (or "brain flowers" as one young CSA member calls them). Bouquets may be an arrangement of several flowers or a large bunch of one kind of flower.
EGG SHARE: We also offer egg shares to members who want a steady supply of fresh, tasty pastured eggs. You can choose one or two dozen eggs per week.
EGGS & MEAT: The Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras Program strives to connect small farms and producers to consumers within our region. They offer a convenient way for CSA members to gain access to a wide variety of farm fresh, all natural, artisanal, and organic products. Between their Extras Service and your CSA share, you can eliminate (or at least greatly reduce!) the weekly trip to the grocery store.
Visit LewisWaiteFarm.com to see what is offered, costs, and some description of the farms and processors involved. You must be a member of the PSCSA (with either a full or every-other-week veggie share) to order these items.