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What is the Fire Island CSA Organic FarmShare Program?

 Sign-up by April 15th

Sign-up by April 15th

CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

Eat Local. Support Local.

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Designed with community and sustainability at heart

the Fire Island CSA Organic FarmShare Program

offers our FI friends and neighbors

Certified Organic

Farm Fresh Produce

all summer long...


Making FARM-to-BEACH a Reality?

As a FI community, we commit to hardworking local farmers for the season.

Farmers grow especially for us. 

Your produce is harvested, safely and carefully packaged and transported, 

from the farms we support...

all-the-way across the bay

to Fire Island, 

within 48 hours of being picked...

 One of our farmers and volunteer taste testing corn in the field... that's fresh!

One of our farmers and volunteer taste testing corn in the field... that's fresh!


“The freshness and flavor is worth every penny. Thank you!”
— 2017 CSA Member

2018 Program Details

 

 Sign-up by April 15th

Sign-up by April 15th

FI CSA Organic FarmShare Includes:

  • 8-Week FarmShare of Organic Produce
  • All Shipping + Handling FARM-to-BEACH
  • Weekly Member Email: FarmShare content pictures + descriptions, nutritional information, fun food facts, storage tips, recipe ideas and inspirations!

 

Duration:

8 Week Season

Starting July 12th - Ending Aug 30th (dates tbc)

 

FarmShare Size: 

PARTIAL FarmShares (one size only this year)

5-8 Different Organic Vegetables, usually includes one bunch of herbs

PLUS

1-2 Different Varieties of Organic Fruit, pending ripeness + availability

PARTIAL FarmShare feeds an average family of 2 or a single person.  Portions of veggies will be the same as the full share would, just include fewer items. 

For your reference -- PARTIAL FarmShares are slightly larger than last year's HALF Share

 

FarmShare Contents:

  Picture above is for visual purposes only and does not indicate what is included in 2018 FarmShares. This is an example of a full share from mid-summer last year. All PARTIAL FarmShares this year might include 5-8 of the veggies above and 1-2 fruit.  

Picture above is for visual purposes only and does not indicate what is included in 2018 FarmShares. This is an example of a full share from mid-summer last year. All PARTIAL FarmShares this year might include 5-8 of the veggies above and 1-2 fruit.  

Contents of each week's FarmShare

is selected by your Farmer

Based on peak flavor and

Availability at the time of harvest

Contents will be indicative of the diversity & variety of what is possible to grow organically on Long Island.

Quantities may vary slightly based on harvest.

 


Know what to expect...

Here are a few common reactions from FI CSA FarmShare Members

 

"Can I pick what I want?"

This is a real CSA that we are joining. The farmers pick what goes in the FarmShares each week. It's not like going to the supermarket. It's a totally different experience. We get the best of what's ready for picking! The farmer picks what's at peak freshness and nutritional value at the time of harvest. Try to embrace this style of eating and cooking. Surprises can be fun!

If this doesn't sound like you're willing to try, the FI CSA might not be for you. And that's okay...

 

"What is THIS? And what on earth do I do with it???"

 You can also always ask your Fairy House Mother...    

You can also always ask your Fairy House Mother...    

Don't worry... you're not alone! Occasionally you will receive something in your FarmShare you may not be familiar with or don't know how to prepare/cook it. Your weekly member email will explain the contents of your share, give storage tips, provide recipe inspiration and more.

We also recommend sharing your questions, ideas and recipes with other members. Your fellow CSA Members are some of the best resources out there. Talk to each other at pick-up and share your creations on social media. We're a community and we're in this together!

 

 

"This isn't as much food as I expected." 

Try to manage your own expectations. Think quality, not quantity. Keep in mind this is a luxury Fire Island service. It's intended to supplement your regular shopping and enhance your meal-time experience. It's an investment in your health. Try to think of it as a season of goodness! If you break the cost down week-by-week or item-by-item, you will be disappointed. 

Your FarmShares will include 5-8 portions of Veggies, which usually includes one bunch of herbs, PLUS 1-2 portions of Fruit. It's not an exact science and varies week-to-week based on what's available on the farm.     

Imagine how much time and effort it would take you to grow or purchase, transport and schlep organic farm fresh produce all the way to the beach every week. It takes a lot of work to make Farm-to-Beach happen.

 

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"Wow, this is the most DELICIOUS carrot I've ever tasted!"

You're welcome! :)


Pick-up Location:

Convenient Pick-up Location in the heart of Ocean Beach

Thursday Afternoons - Time TBA

Wallace Real Estate

Dehnhoff and Bay View Walk, across from The Albatross

Next to Hanalei and Kula's, bay side of Flair House

 

Home Delivery:

  Don't worry if you won't be out until the weekend, w  e'll put your FarmShare away for you...

Don't worry if you won't be out until the weekend, we'll put your FarmShare away for you...

IF you know you won't be able to pick-up on Thursdays...

Choose HOME DELIVERY for the season 

Available Kismet to Point O'Woods

 



Sign-up before April 15th!

 CSA Farmers need our commitment now to start seedlings for us... 

CSA Farmers need our commitment now to start seedlings for us... 

PICK-UP = $65/week or $520/season

HOME DELIVERY = $75/week or $600/season

Full payment due at sign-up

 

 


 Limited Edition MAGIC of FI Beach Bags

Limited Edition MAGIC of FI Beach Bags

 

***Early Bird Special***

Sign-up by April 1st

Receive this Fire Island beach bag as our gift to you!

 

 


Are you a Late Bird?

Extension will be available but the price goes up...

Sign-up between April 16 - April 30

Pick-up = $75/week or $600/season

Home Delivery = $85/week or $680/season

All Late Bird Sign-ups MUST be received no later than APRIL 30


 

How do I Sign-up?

Visit the SHOP to sign-up online and pay with a credit card.

OR to pay with cash or check, EMAIL US directly.

Include your name, phone number and let us know if you'd prefer PICK-UP or DELIVERY.

IF delivery, include your Fire Island Address. Make checks payable to Sabrina Cafuoco and mail to address below.

Cash payments should be made in person only. See you at the beach... Thank you!