MCFC CSA 2014: Fresh Fridays!

Support your local farms and eat organic this summer: Join MCFC CSA Fresh Fridays!

Montclair Community Food Co-op CSA begins June 13th and runs until Nov 14th. Fresh, local organic produce will be conveniently delivered to Montclair every other Friday for you and your family. In addition to produce, egg and herbal shares available as add-ons. Here are the costs for the season:

$300 for 12 deliveries of fruit
$300 for 12 deliveries of vegetables
$103 for 24 dozen eggs
$210 for 6 deliveries herbal share
plus $40 support fee

Print out PDF form in BOX to right and mail in with check by June 4th to be included in the first delivery. Orders received after this date will be included in the next delivery. Pro-rated orders must be received by the FRIDAY before the next delivery in order to allow the farmers planning time.
Local honey also available for pre-order. See form in BOX.

Online registration through Brown Paper Tickets is now closed.

Spring is coming! ( and summer follows!)

The official calendar date for the start of spring is March 20th on Spring Equinox. We know spring has arrived on the east coast when we see the first snowdrops sprouting up from the earth.

FullSizeRenderMichele from Bee My Honey Apiaries, one of the MCFC farm partners, said she saw these first signs of spring on her property this week:”Look at the snowdrops starting to come up. This is the one area of my yard not covered in feet of snow. So excited. Now the bees will have just a little taste of something good to come. ”

With spring here, we know that summer is just around the corner. Confirmation has been made with the farmers and the CSA 2015 applications will be out by the end of the week!

MCFC Fresh Fridays: November 14th 2014 Delivery #12

Welcome to the final delivery of the MCFC 2014 Season!

Farmer Jay with all of the goodies members contributed to bring back to the farm.

Farmer Jay with all of the goodies members contributed to bring back to the farm.

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MCFC CSA 2014: Delivery 12- Last Delivery!

MCFC CSA 2014: Delivery Reminder
This Friday is a the last CSA delivery of the season.
See you between 12 pm & 6 pm at 108 Orange Road Montclair NJ.

  • Return your clean bin & bag.
  • Please bring bags with you and LEAVE YOUR BIN AT THE SITE
  • Check off next to each item on sign-in sheet
  • Please take your garbage with you.

The selection and amount of produce in a weekly share varies by season, by the farmer’s crop plan, the different types of vegetables growing throughout the season, and by daily availability. Shares are typically larger in August than in June. One aspect of CSA is sharing the risk of farming; there is no guarantee of how large or varied the shares will be each week. Enjoy the diversity, the assortment and the varieties each delivery.

MCFC CSA 2014: Bee My Honey Apiary Nov 14th

Bee My honey Apiary will have a table with their products  at the CSA pick-up on site at 108 Orange Road on Friday November 14th!

honey from Bee My Honey Apiary new basswood honey available for order now! Lighter in color and delicate in flavor

honey from Bee My Honey Apiary

Bring cash with you to pick up your favorite honey! Honey makes great holiday and teachers gifts.

Yum!

MCFC CSA 2014: Farmers gift baskets

If you would like to contribute to the farmers Thank you Gift baskets, you can still drop off goodies at 40 Saint Luke’s Place Montclair NJ 07042

Please place the items in the vintage milk container on the porch.

Place Orders for Local Honey Products from Bee My Honey Apiary

Gwen and core member Annalise with Jeff and Michele of Bee My Honey Apiary

Gwen and core member Annalise with Jeff and Michele of Bee My Honey Apiary

Place your orders for Bee My Honey Apiary products for delivery on Friday November 14th.

The bee keepers said they have a lovely medium amber three season honey available.  There are also many other products!

See the Forms Box to the right of this message for ordering information.

MCFC CSA 2014: Wrong Direction Farm- order PORK!

How easy do we make one stop local shopping for our CSA members? Need local bacon for your local roasted Brussel sprouts for your thanksgiving dinner? Looking for local Kielbasa?
Order from Wrong Direction Farms for a pork delivery next Friday 11/14/14!
Orders & payment are due by 12 noon  11/12/14.
Montclair CSA Wrong direction Order Form

Please direct all questions to the farm. They will be in charge of  orders, payment and delivery and pickup.

A message from the farmer:

“The Perozzi family raises beef cattle, pigs, and poultry at Wrong Direction Farm in New York’s Mohawk Valley. We are pleased to be partnering with the Montclair Food Co-op this year to provide our pasture raised pork. Our pigs live in the fields and hedgerows from spring thaw until early December. During that time they are moved at least once a week to fresh ground giving them plenty of forage and room to run around and to be pigs. During the winter, the herd moves into a greenhouse bedded with wood chips and hay, but they usually choose to spend a lot of their time outdoors anyway. The pigs’ foraging is supplemented with certified organic grain (corn, oats, barley, field peas mixture), whey from our neighbor’s cheddar cheese-making, and produce scraps from the Capital District Farmers’ Market. To learn more about the farm, check us out at our blog and website at wrongdirectionfarm.com or on Facebook. We love to talk about pigs, farming, and food, so feel free to get in touch.”