Join the CSA

Below you’ll find information about the 2016 membership options available for joining the Sunset Park CSA. Our season will run for 22 weeks starting on June 8, 2016 through November 2, 2016.

Click here to access our 2016 online sign up form.

*IMPORTANT NOTE* Our distribution is on WEDNESDAY, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

If you have any questions, please email us at SunsetParkCSA(at)gmail.com. Our mailing address is: 443 39th Street, Third Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

Share Options and Prices for 2016

Depending on your needs, you can sign up for a Weekly vegetable share or an Every Other Week share. Please note that Fruit, Egg, and Coffee shares are only available if you are purchasing a Weekly or an Every Other Week Vegetable share.

Sunset Park CSA is a mixed-income CSA. We offer a two-tier pricing structure in order to make our vegetable shares available at a lower price to households with limited incomes. Members from households with greater incomes purchase Plan A shares, and they help subsidize members whose households have lower incomes and purchase Plan B shares. We are proud to be a mixed income CSA and maintain a two tiered pricing structure to ensure that the shares remain accessible to everyone in our community. We can now accept payments made with food stamps/EBT cards. The deadline for sign-up is May 15 and deadline for payment is May 31.

If the combined income of all persons sharing the share falls within the ranges listed below, you qualify for a Plan B share. If you plan to share your vegetable share with roommates or other adults, you should consider everyone’s combined income to determine if you are eligible. Income includes wages, social security, parental support, public assistance, student loans, unemployment benefits, and retirement benefits. You are eligible for a reduced price Plan B share if you are:

  • 1 person earning less than $26,000 annually
  • 2-3 people with a combined income of less than $35,000 annually
  • 4 people with a combined income of less than $47,000 annually
  • 5 or more people with a combined income of less than $55,000 annually

A limited number of Plan B shares are available.  While we will try to accommodate as many households as possible, we cannot guarantee that Plan B shares will be available for everyone who requests one.

Please note that share prices below include a $10 administrative fee. $3 per member of this admin fee goes toward Just Food affinity membership dues for our CSA.

Vegetable SharesCost
Plan A, Weekly (22 weeks) $597
Plan A, Every Other Week (11 weeks)$304
Plan B, Weekly (22 weeks) $385
Plan B, Every Other Week (11 weeks)$200
Optional Egg, Fruit & Coffee SharesCost
Egg Share - Weekly (22 weeks)$110
Egg Share - Every Other Week (11 weeks)$55
Fruit Share - Weekly (22 weeks)$192
Fruit Share - Every Other Week (11 weeks)$96
Coffee Share - Weekly (22 weeks)$198
Coffee Share - Every Other Week (11 weeks)$99
Monthly Coffee Share - 7 bags (8.8 oz each)$63

Sunset Park CSA Membership Commitment

I commit to membership in the Sunset Park CSA with MimoMex Farm for the 2016 growing season. As a member, I commit myself to supporting the farm with timely payments. In addition, I commit to pick up my weekly delivery on Wednesdays at St. Michaels Church, 352 42nd Street, between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. I may arrange for a friend or family member to pick up my share if I’m unable to. I understand that if I do not pick up my share by 7:30pm, it will not be saved for me.

The CSA Share-Product Variety. As a member of the CSA, I will receive a share consisting of 7-10 different vegetables for either 22 weeks (Weekly share) or 11 weeks (Every Other Week) starting in June. The shares will vary in size and weight depending on the time of the season and the bounty of the harvest. I understand that although the farmers will aim to supply me with an ample quantity of many different vegetables, there is no guarantee that any specific vegetable, or any specific quantity, will be distributed in the Farm Share.

Shared Risk. I agree to support MimoMex Farm by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, disease, early frost, crop failure and so on) and rewards (the bounty from a good season) involved in farming. I understand that CSA farmers carefully plan for such contingencies, and use growing techniques that protect the harvest, minimize risk to members, and optimize the rewards, and I commit to partnering with MimoMex Farm in the shared risk model.

Work shift. I understand that the Sunset Park CSA is a volunteer-run community organization and participation of all its members is necessary in order to ensure the smooth operations of the weekly CSA distribution, and the CSA’s continued success. I therefore commit to schedule and complete two, 2 hour, work shifts during the growing season (June-November 2016). If this is not possible, I will make alternate arrangements in advance with the Sunset Park CSA. If I miss or if I am late to my scheduled work shift, I understand that I may not remain a member in good standing.

If our household consists of 3 or more adults splitting a CSA share, you may be asked to do an additional work shift.

This year, the CSA will be using Sign Up Genius to keep track of CSA work shifts online. When you sign up for a CSA share, you will receive an email from Lauren Foster (our work shift coordinator) to sign up for your work shift through Sign Up Genius. You can also sign up on paper at distribution, or by contacting us at sunsetparkcsa(at)gmail.com.