Right off the wire comes the latest from one of the local CSA's. (There are two - the Flatbush CSA and the PLG CSA, and the Q is situated directly between the two, a veritable embarrassment of organic riches.) From the PLG CSA, which has pickups on Lincoln Road near the Prospect Park station, comes this new member registration info and form: PLG CSA Info and Form. Deadline April 13.
Or maybe you live closer to the old Flatbush Dutch Reformed church on... Church. If so, you might want to sign up for their dealio: Flatbush Farm Share. Deadline April 15.
Both have hooked up with the Farm at Miller's Crossing, so it's not like you're gonna get better beets, leeks, and lettuce at one over the other. I'm assuming there's no hard feelings over the two sharing the same Old MacDonald. Seems quite convenient for the farmer, in fact. (Seems like a great setup for a movie actually - rival CSA's, a murder, lots of fresh broken eggs...would hate things to end up like the film version of Miller's Crossing, which as I recall had some pretty gruesome twists and turns and even a couple double crossings. Stream it, if you haven't already.)
I don't have any good CSA pictures to post, but here's one smug little mug from that guy at CSI that somehow passed muster at every link in the p.r. chain at CBS. I'll bet either CSA's greens are a heap more appetizing than this:
The Q at Parkside
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.