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Who runs the CSA? You do!

In Community, Uncategorized on April 19, 2011 at 11:58 PM

We’re only 8 weeks away from our first distribution….June 14th!

In preparation for our upcoming season, the CSA core group recently met with Maritza and Pedro of La Baraja Farm. We discussed last season’s crops, feedback from members and plans for this season. Pedro has already begun planting the onions…

Important dates to SAVE for 2011 Season:

Sunday, May 22nd, Meet the Farmer Pot Luck/Work Shift sign ups*!
Monday, June 6th, Learn about simple ways to get involved with the CSA
Tuesday, June 14th, First Distribution, 3-6pm
Saturday, June 25th, Farm Visit to La Baraja Farm
Sunday, September 18th, Farm Visit to Wilklow Orchards

*Members who do not sign up for work shifts at the pot-luck will be assigned dates randomly and notified via email.

We need your help!

Our community is a self-organizing group facilitated by a core group of members; it is very rewarding and highly recommended for anyone that wants to get more involved with creating a just food system in NYC. Interested in contributing more than our required work shifts? Or, in place of your work shift? Here are some easy ways you can help:

1. Distribution Site Coordinators (5 members): Help weekly distribution run smoothly!  Arrange for materials to be available and safely stored weekly.  Oversee distribution and work shifts and get to know everyone!  Record weekly share, quantities and any issues that arise.

2. Community Building (2-5 members): Imagine, plan and execute community and education activities for our members! Organize events such as Pot Lucks, Farm Visits, Cooking demos, Wine & Cheese, Composting workshops and more!

3. Fruit Farmer Contact (1 member): Communicate with our fruit Farmer, Fred Wilklow, and share info with members.

4. Blog posts/Cooking Diary (1-20 members): Personal documents…How did u use your share this week? 20 weeks are up for grab. Sign up for 1 or more!

5. Member Survey (1 member): Help provide our CSA members and farmers with valuable feedback by setting up simple mid-season and end-of-season surveys.

6. Low Income Outreach(1 member): Help make fresh local produce available to all by coordinating efforts to reach individuals in the community who might not know about our subsidized shares for seniors and low income households.

7. Document weekly share (1-2 members): Help create a record of weekly produce deliveries by taking a photo of your share and noting veg/fruit names and amounts for blog.

8. TBD: We are always open to ideas and creating new roles!

We look forward to hearing from new and returning members at OR feel free to attend the June 6th core group meeting to learn more!

Have a great week,

Tribeca CSA Core