Information for First Pick Up 2012

HOW DO I PICK UP MY SHARE? This year's pick ups begin this Thursday, June 14th. You can collect your share in the cafeteria of PS 56, by entering on Downing St, between Gates and Putnam. You'll see our banner outside. Come on in between 5:00 and 7:30pm, and sign in for your vegetable share at the front table. Don't forget to pick up a copy of our newsletter, The Beet. It's packed with news from the farm and delicious recipes.

You'll collect each vegetable from a labeled bin, taking them in your own bags and containers. If you have signed up for an additional share (flowers, fruit, or eggs), you'll need to sign in at the table where that share is located. If you have any questions about the vegetables, ask one of your fellow CSA members, who'll be volunteering behind the tables. You can also ask a Core Member or check in the newsletter.

Please be prompt. A local church food pantry picks up the leftovers, and our volunteers go home promptly at 7:30. The staff of P.S. 56 requests that we finish our distribution at that time, we cannot hold shares for anyone. Please be sure to give yourself enough time to collect your share.



  • Bags for collecting your share.
  • Your calendar, so that you can sign up for volunteer shifts. We encourage you to come to the pick-up with an idea of when you might like to fulfill your volunteer hours this season. There are many opportunities, beginning with the first pick-up.
  • Your checkbook if you still owe us money. If you have any questions regarding payment, email our treasurers ( or touch base with them at the first pick up. They will be there.


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