CSA Share Sales Close June 17

HourglassIOur first CSA distribution for 2009 is history and my thanks to all of you who made it happen. But if you’re still thinking about getting super-fresh, local, organic produce by joining the Upper Meadows Farms community-supported agriculture program, I need to let you know that time is running out: We will stop selling shares on June 17.

The shares this year are $595 for a family, $425 for a half (which is the family share but only every other week) and $425 for the individual (smaller share, every week). If you want to understand what kind of value that is every week, read Megan’s post that breaks down the price of the CSA into its cost per meal.

You can join any one of our locations: Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, and in New Jersey in Verona, Sparta and Flanders at Ashley Farms, as well as on the farm itself. We distribute on the farm on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 and The Hell’s Kitchen distribution takes place Saturday morning at 9:30. On Sundays, we’re in Verona (Essex County) from 12:30 to 1:3o p.m. and then in Sparta from 2:30 to 3:30. As a member of the CSA, you do need to volunteer for 4 hours, but that can be any time between June and the end of October, when our distributions end, and it can be as easy as helping out at the distribution site.

If you think joining the Upper Meadows Farm CSA is right for you, your next steps are:

1. Read this agreement
2. Print and sign this agreement
3. Mail the signed agreement with the payment for the share type you want to Upper Meadows Farm, 16 Pollara Lane, Montague, NJ 07827

You can also pay via PayPal from our main Web site.

The June 17 deadline is coming up fast. So if you want to avoid the supermarket veggie blues, I urge you to get your registration in.

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