Two Share Levels, Plus Egg and Fruit Add-ons
Farmer John offers two types of shares: A full (premium) share and a basic share, which is approximately three-quarters of the size of the full share. The premium share is $675 and the basic share is $525.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: If you sign up and pay in full by March 12, the premium share is $650 and the basic share is $500.
The season is 24 weeks, starting in early June and running until the week before Thanksgiving.
Also available: Eggs from Circle Brook Farm and tree fruit from local orchards. Watch your email for price and schedule details.
The CSA Share Terms of Agreement
As a member of the SICSA, I will receive a weekly share of organic vegetables consisting of approximately 8 to 9 items for the basic share or 12 to 13 items each week for the premium share for 24 weeks. I understand that the shares will vary in size and weight depending on the time of the season, with smaller shares likely in the early and late season.
I understand my registration is NOT complete until I have filled out the electronic registration form, which includes work scheduling, and I have finished paying for my share.
If I purchase a fruit share, I will receive approximately 6-7 lbs of tree fruit (apples, pears, etc.) for 14 weeks. Fruit season will be from July to October, although there will be weeks when no fruit will be distributed. Fruit is not organic. There are NO fruit-only shares. Note: You don't have to sign up for the fruit share now--watch for an announcement when Farmer John has lined up his fruit vendors.
If I wish to split my share, I agree to find a share partner (the optional "Member 2" on the application form).
CSA members support their farmers by sharing in the risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, early frost, crop failure and so on) as well as the rewards (the bounty from a good season). Members generally get a wide variety of vegetables in plentiful amounts, but there are no guarantees. I understand that there is no guarantee on the exact amount or type of produce I will receive in my share. By participating in the SICSA, I am supporting our local farmer as well as more equitable food distribution, and I am helping to create a more environmentally just, economically fair and healthy society.
I will subscribe to the mailing list to receive weekly notices from the farmer, work reminders and site coordinator/worker information. I will sign up using the "Subscribe to SICSA mailing list" option on the right side of this page.
- Please add marketing at statenislandcsa dot org to your address book so that you get information about the weekly shares and reminders when you're due to work.
- You must work 5.5 hours per share during the season, helping to set up and break down the distribution, plus composting tasks. Work hours are 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursdays at the distribution center. Other volunteer opportunities are available--they include site coordinator, social media expert, membership coordinator, recruitment, publicity expert, special events organizer, farm-work party organizer, and fundraiser. Please note on the application form if you are interested in one of these alternative work opportunities. The membership coordinator will contact you.
- Payment plans are available. See the choices on the registration form and on the FAQ, Payment (if you have questions use the contact form to get more more information).
How to Pay
You can use checks, credit cards, and SNAP.
Mail a check or money order (please do not send cash) to:
SICSA, c/o Eileen Archer
479 Maine Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
The fee for a bounced check is $35.
Pay using a credit card with our PayPal account. PayPal charges 2.9% plus a 30 cent fee on each transaction, so an additional fee is added to the cost.
A small number of SNAP shares are available. Contact Susan Fowler, email@example.com, 917 734-3746, if you'd like to find out more.