Peace Sunset Park CSA members past, present, and future!
The Sunset Park CSA Core Group has now completed our online sign-up form. To access it, please click here.
Also, the Sunset Park CSA 2013 season kick-off pot luck will be held on Sunday March 3rd from 2pm-4pm at the Chapel inside St. Michael’s Church located on 42nd street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. You can sign up for your share here as well so bring your checkbook and a dish to share with your fellow members.
Please RSVP to sunsetparkcsa(at)gmail.com and feel free to contact us with any questions about the 2013 season.
See you all soon!
Our second to last distribution of the season was rescheduled to Saturday, November 3 after Hurricane Sandy flooded the roads near the farm. Though Mimomex Farm remains without water and electricity, the fields were not damaged in the storm. At distribution on Saturday we focused our efforts on providing assistance to those most in need after the storm destroyed many homes and communities in Brooklyn, Staten Island and beyond. We collected 2-3 car loads worth of cleaning supplies, toiletries, non-perishable foods, batteries, trash bags, medical supplies, blankets and clothing to St. Jacobi Church in Sunset Park and to the Park Slope Armory. Further, our CSA members donated 20-25 shares worth of vegetables to St. Jacobi Church, where volunteers were preparing both hot and cold meals for those without food. It was truly inspiring to see how many members were ready and willing to help out.
Thanks to all the members who took the time to work a shift yesterday and who helped to coordinate and sort all of the donations!
There was a great spirit in the air and people were so willing to help lend a hand to carry supplies to cars ready and waiting or to use precious gas to drive the supplies to the designated drop off points.
Many members donated full or partial shares to St. Jacobi Church. It is good to know that all of this fresh food will be used to prepare hot meals for those who need it most.
The work to assist those hardest hit communities has just begun. More help will be needed in the coming days and weeks. A good website to check out for updates on donation/volunteer needs: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/
For those in and near Sunset Park, St. Jacobi Church is located at 5406 4th Avenue (between 54th and 55th Street.) They are in need of both donations and volunteers. Specific information is as follows:
Take Donations To:
5406 4th Ave
Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194
PBJ sandwich supplies (Peanut butter, jelly, bread)
ready-to-eat food (granola bars, etc. – anything that does not require cooking)
Cleaning and warmth supplies:
heavy duty garbage bags
disposable plates and utensils
personal hygiene and feminine products
diapers & wipes
… CSA bags on sale at distribution – $8
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