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What is the Fire Island CSA Organic FarmShare Program?
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
Eat Local. Support Local.
Designed with community and sustainability at heart
the Fire Island CSA Organic FarmShare Program
offers our FI friends and neighbors
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...
2018 Program Details
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!
8 Week Season
Starting July 12th - Ending Aug 30th (dates tbc)
PARTIAL FarmShares (one size only this year)
5-8 Different Organic Vegetables, usually includes one bunch of herbs
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
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???"
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.
"Wow, this is the most DELICIOUS carrot I've ever tasted!"
You're welcome! :)
Convenient Pick-up Location in the heart of Ocean Beach
Thursday Afternoons - Time TBA
Dehnhoff and Bay View Walk, across from The Albatross
Next to Hanalei and Kula's, bay side of Flair House
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!
PICK-UP = $65/week or $520/season
HOME DELIVERY = $75/week or $600/season
Full payment due at sign-up
***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!