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Distribution day is here! This week there will be:
– radishes
– garlic
– carrots
– fava beans
– cucumber
– squash
– greens
– basil

Fruit shares include:
– cherries
– juice

Non-members and walk-ins are welcome to come and meet the organizers, and if you’re not a member yet, you get a complimentary sample bag of our farmer’s veggies.

Don’t forget to bring your reusable bag!

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We want to celebrate July 4th weekend with you. Bring something cooked with the week share and a friend, and let’s have fun.

When: Saturday, July 3rd. 6-30pm-10pm
Where: Distribution site, off Pitkin ave between 87th & 86th St.

Walk-ins and non-members are welcomed. This is your chance to meet the organizers and other CSA members, see what we’re all about, and taste some of the freshest bites.

Hope to see you here!

The second distribution is Thursday, June 24th. This week’s veggies include:
– onions
– lettuce
– greens
– garlic scapes
– garlic
– radish or fennel

Also, fruit shares start this week. Details to come soon!

ORGANIC MOVEMENT GROWS IN OZONE PARK
by Lisa Fogarty, Queens Chronicle Editor

CSA Ozone Park is working to bring organic, locally grown produce to consumers in south Queens. By now, Americans have become so familiar with terms like“genetically modified foods” and “frankenfoods” that, for some, a trip to the grocery store is about as pleasurable as warfare.

The mindful consumer has to moonlight as a health agent, scrutinizing stickers and labels, weighing options like whether to pay more money for a vegetable grown at a local farm versus one that traveled to the city from thousands of miles away. And in many parts of south Queens, the luxury of buying locally grown produce, meats and dairy remains a pipe dream.

But a group of women from Ozone Park is working to offer residents a fresh food alternative by forming a Community Supported Agriculture group in the neighborhood. CSA, a 20-year-old national movement that has become popular in some sections of Queens like Long Island City, seeks to bridge the gap between local farmers and the community. Consumers purchase a share, or “membership,” and in return get a box, bag or basket of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

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Thursday, June 17 is our first distribution day and here’s what’s on the menu:
– lettuce
– spring garlic
– garlic scapes
– radishes
– spring onions
– pac choi
– greens
– arugula

Come and pick up your share, and don’t forget to bring a reusable bag.