The Food

EARLY AND MID-SUMMER

GREEN THINGS
Arugula
Basil
Bok Choi
Broccoli
Cabbage
Collard Greens
Endive
Kale
Lettuce
Mesclun
Mizuna
Mustard Greens
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Tatsoi
Vitamin Greens
HERBS & LEEKS
Basil
Cilantro
Dill
Leeks
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
VEGETABLES
Green Beans
Beets
Carrots
Chile Peppers
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Kohlrabi
Peas
Sweet Peppers
Potatoes
Radishes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini

LATE SUMMER & AUTUMN

GREEN THINGS
Arugula
Bok Choi
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Collard Greens
Endive
Kale
Lettuce
Mesclun
Mizuna
Mustard Greens
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Tatsoi
Vitamin Greens
HERBS & ONIONS
Cilantro
Dill
Garlic
Leeks
Parsley
Shallots
Onions
VEGETABLES
Green Beans
Beets
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Corn
Kohlrabi
Parsnips
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rutabegas
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Turnips
Winter Squash

FRUIT SHARE

Strawberries
Cherries
Blueberries
Rhubarb
Blackberries
Peaches
Plums
Nectarines
Apricots
Apples
Pears
Apple Cider

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!

Vegetables

Shares include a wide array of fresh, organic, high quality local produce over the 22-week season. Per week, the vegetable share averages:

  • 2-1/4 pounds of leafy greens
  • 6-1/4 pounds of "hard" veggies
    (squash, carrots, potatoes, onions, turnips)
  • in peak summer, lots of wonderful sweet corn!
  • herbs, chili peppers, tomatoes, garlic

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.