The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gimme a C! Gimme an S! Gimmed an A!

Want some good veggies you can pick up weekly at the Prospect Park station? Then join the local CSA. It gets raves, and you'll have to pry the Q's Park Slope Food Coop Membership from his cold dead hands, the CSA is a perfect alternative to working 2 3/4 hours a month and you can keep healthy and force yourself to cook with foods you've never even dreamed of eating. Here's the details from the indefatigable Karen Oh:

PLG CSA Summer 2014 Season Registration is HERE!

Hey all!
Finally, the registration is ready for you! The season will run for 22 weeks on Saturdays from May 31 to October 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Maple Street School. NOTE: Due to the cold and snowy spring, there is a chance we will start a week later (June 7). We will keep you updated as we approach the start of the season.

We will be offering:
Vegetables: Single and Double
Fruit: Single and Double
Eggs: Half dozen and full dozen
Coffee: monthly, a la carte

A single share will usually feed 1-2 people and a double will feed 2-4 people depending on your household. A double share is twice the amount of a single (at a slight discount). See the :share products and membership details" page on our website for more information about the share types and our farmers.

Once again, our vegetable farmer is the great Farm at Miller's Crossing located in Hudson, NY. This year we have a new fruit and egg farmers. Our fruit farmer for 2014 is Samascott Orchards, a fourth generation farmer located in Kinderhook, NY. Our egg farmer for 2014 is Sunset Farms, formerly Brookside Farms in Argyle, NY. Read more about these farms in the Registration Form.

Below is pricing for shares. Read the Registration Form for more detailed information. You must be a vegetable share member in order to purchase additional share products. Vegetable share prices include a $10 administrative fee. There is no additional admin fee for the additional products.

VEGETABLE SINGLE SHARE: $340 ($15.45/week)
VEGETABLE DOUBLE Share: $610 ($27.72/week)
FRUIT SINGLE SHARE: $135 ($6.14/week)
FRUIT DOUBLE SHARE: $265 ($12.05/week)
ONE DOZEN EGGS: $105 ($4.77/dozen)
HALF DOZEN EGGS: $53 ($2.40/half dozen)
Complete details are in the Registration Form..
Initial deposit and registration is due by Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Final deadline with FULL payment is due Sunday, May 11, 2014.
A limited number of income-based shares are available. Please contact us at or 347-823-1076 for more information on how to apply.

PLG CSA also offers a year-round meat share through Herondale Farm. You may join at any time and they will pro-rate the cost. See our Meat CSA page on our website for more information on pickup and to download the flyer and registration information.

One of the challenges we have is getting the word out, especially in apartment buildings because doors are locked. Help us and your neighborhood out by:
  • Hanging a flyer in your apartment building. Download a flyer here.
  • Emailing your friends or listervs personally. Use this handy dandy CSA "ad" here.
  • Forward this email to 10 friends/neighbors, it'll be the best (non-pyramid) scheme ever!
  • If you want to help pass out brochures or flyers, or drop them off at businesses, please contact
  • If you want to flyer at a subway stop for 30 minutes, you'd be surprised at how many people you can reach and how entertaining it is (even more so with a buddy).
  • If you want to get more involved in the nitty-gritty of running a great CSA, contact us!
If you have any questions or for more information, please visit the website at or contact us at or 347-823-1076.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you this summer!

The PLG CSA Board
(Karen, Pavani, Diana, Barbara, Ashley, Gen, Justine, Sheila)

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