Winter shares will be delivered Thurs April 11, Sat April 13 and Sun April 14.
Please make a note of the May 2/4/5 pickup dates on your calendar, that will be the last Winter Share pick up. To continue your veggies coming without interruption starting June 12/15/16, make sure you have signed up for SUMMER SHARES at https://csa.farmigo.com/join/gardenofevefarm.
Thank you to those who have signed up already! it really helps us pay for seeds, soil, and help to get things planted!
- Our Farm Market will be opening for the season this coming Friday April 12! If you are picking up next weekend at the Riverhead farm, please come in and say hi! If you'd like to sign up for summer season in person, we can help you with that and you can pay cash, check, or CC.
-Remember, if you are a CSA member, you get FREE ADMISSION all season to our Fun Fields, a $40+ value for a family!
If you are at a pickup and confused or can't find the location, please call us at 631-722-8777 PICKUP DIRECTIONS ARE AT THE END OF THIS EMAIL, for all sites.
FARM NEWS: The spring seems to have come early this year - it's been quite a long time since that happened! We've been taking advantage of the warm, dry weather to get the fields plowed. Potatoes were planted on Friday! Here is a photo of the cut "seed potatoes" falling from the hopper down the chute, where they get placed in the ground at the correct spacing, and then buried. We will see them again in August when we start digging!
UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE FARM:
April 20-21: EASTER with the CHICKS and BUNNIES! 10am-4pm. Visit and interact with our baby chicks and bunnies, take pictures, and meet the Easter Bunny! This is a sweet touch of the farm for adults and children alike. Bring your camera! Visit and photos with the Easter Bunny from 12-2pm Sat & Sunday. pre-registration recommended online.
April 20-21, 27-28: Baby Animal Days, 10am-6pm. Visit our baby farm animals, including lambs, bunnies, chicks, goats, and pigs. Family Fun Fields & hayride.
May 4-5, Baby Animal weekend with Tulips!
May 11-12, May 18-19: TULIPFEST, 10am-6pm. Visit our Tulip Field for gorgeous photos and U-pick Tulips, $1 per stem.
May 25-27, June 1-2, June 8-9, June 15-16, 22-23: STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Seasonal weather permitting, our U-pick Strawberry patch will be open, Make sure to check status of picking by phone at 631-722-8777.
IF YOU HAVE A VEGAN SHARE AND DO NOT WANT EGGS, please SET YOUR PREFERENCE for eggs to 0 (the sad face)... IF THE SOFTWARE ASSIGNS YOU EGGS, JUST SWITCH THE EGGS OUT OF THE SHARE by Sunday Night. Please don't take it personally!
Please do remember to bring your own bags, there are a few of our sites which don’t have storage space unfortunately, but if you can return the silver freezer bags (if you get meat) or white bags (if you don’t use them yourself) we appreciate that.
For those who subscribed to the following options (not available at all sites):
FRUIT SHARE: organic mid-Atlantic strawberries, 2 boxes
MEAT SHARE: beef, lamb, pork.
CHEESE SHARE: from Cheval Farm Dairy, http://www.chevalfarmsteaddairy.com/ from Walkill NY. They are one of our neighbor vendors at the Williamsburg Farmers Market, and we are happy to support them. 3 cheeses this month:
-"PETIT CHOUX": This is a fresh unripened spreadable cheese that is handmade with different fresh herbs, spices, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit. This month, they used some of our Garden of Eve carrots!
GOAT MEDLEY: This will literally last at least 6 months in your fridge (I know bc mine did). A lucious combo of fresh chevre, herbs, and hot peppers, it makes a great spread on crackers for a party, or just for yourself.
GOUDA- made from raw milk and aged for 2 years.
BREAD SHARE: Multigrain loaf
BEER SHARE: TBD
FUTURE PICK UP DATES:
LI SITES (not at the farm: Bayport, Mt Sinai, Stonybrook, Roslyn): May 2.
BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN SITES, Glendale Queens, and Riverhead Farm:Sat May 4
QUEENS Forest Hills and Kew Gardens SITES, and Riverhead Farm: Sun May 5
PICKUP LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
NOTE: all the site hosts are VOLUNTEERS. Please be nice to them! If there is a problem with your share, it is not their fault. Please contact the farm right away (ideally before you leave the distro) at 631-722-8777 and if possible we will try to help you.
Upper West Side (Saturday 10:30am-12 pm At Trinity Lutheran Church, 164 West 100th Street, on 100th btw Amsterdam and Columbus. Downstairs basement door and ring bell for entry. Site host is Anne-Lise (646)884-4020
Bay Ridge (Saturday, 11am-12:30pm): Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (corner of 80th Street and 4th Ave) 414 80th Street. Bring your own bags. Coordinator: Christine Kahaly (201)232-4811. ·
Brooklyn Heights (Sat approx 10am-12pm): 50 Monroe Pl, First Unitarian Congregational Church ·
Bushwick (Saturday, 9 am – 11:30 am: NO LATE PICK UPS): 234 Starr Street. 234 Starr Street, between Irving and Wyckoff Aves. It is the catering kitchen of Nick Rubino, CSA member, and his business Square Meals (www.sqmeals.com). Black exterior Door has no sign but will be open, shares ahead of you in hall at the back of the building. Call (646) 338-3535 if door is not open. 1/2 block from Jefferson stop on the L Train
Bed-Stuy: At Grandchamps Restaurant, on 197 Patchen st., NOTE LATER PICK UP TIME CHANGE: 11am-1pm. owner is Sabrina. www.grandchamps.nyc, 718-484-4880. ·
Williamsburg, Brooklyn near McCarren Park Farmers Market (9am-1pm, Satrurdays). at our usual CSA location next to the dog run. Go to our market stand if you can’t find us. ·
Carroll Gardens: At Jesus & Mary & St Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 108 Carroll St (Sat, 10am-11:30 am).Pick up in RECTORY HALL is adjacent to 108 Carroll St,. It is a basement step-down to the right of the rectory (main church). Please DO NOT ring rectory (Church) Doorbell. Site host; Karma Martell, parishioner. 917-560-8162.
Kensington Windsor Terrace at “Sumner’s Luncheonette”, formerly Brooklyn Commune Restaurant (Sat, 601 Greenwood Ave, 10am-12pm)
Glendale (Glendale Community Garden, 8am-9:30 am), corner of 88th Street and 7th Avenue, 74-10 88th St.
Forest Hills at the Forest Hills Farmers Market SUNDAYS, 9 am -1 pm, on the South Side of Queens Boulevard x 70th St, in front of the Forest Hills Jewish Center. https://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/queens/forest-hills,
· Kew Gardens SUNDAY (Kew Gardens Cinema Park, 8105 Lefferts Blvd (actually around corner on Austin St, 9:30am-11:30 am), during bad weather please try to come as early as possible! Site Host is Lauren Hay, 917-202-5563, email@example.com in a pinch
· Roslyn, Long Island, Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, pick up from the front desk area (THURS 3-7 pm)
· At the Riverhead Farm (4558 Sound Ave, any time Saturday or Sunday). SELF-SERVICE. The Farmstand will be CLOSED and you have to walk around to the right and go into the back, the shares will be boxed in the "cooler area" behind the farmstand. Bring your own bags to transfer the vegetables, and leave the box at the farm. We recommend coming during daylight hours, or bring flashlight.
· Bayport: Bayport Flower House, 940 Montauk Highway, Bayport. (THURS 1pm-6pm & FRI 8 am-6 pm )
· Mt Sinai: Land and Sea Fish Market, 524 Rt 25A, Mt Sinai (Thurs 1pm-7:30 pm)
· Stony Brook: Made To Move Tennis & Wellness, 5 South Jersey Ave (just off Rt 25A), East Setauket (Thurs 2pm-8pm)
If you are at a pickup and confused or can't find the location, please call us at 631-722-8777 x 5
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR FARM!
Chris and Eve
Garden of Eve www.gardenofevefarm.com