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It’s apple time! The good folks at Red Jacket Orchard have announced a new winter-season fruit CSA, with pickup locations at Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens and The Urban Assembly of Arts and Letters in Ft. Greene. Here’s the scoop:

Red Jacket Orchards is proud to announce a CSA for the winter season. The winter fruit CSA will provide members with weekly shares of farm-fresh fruit from November through December. Throughout the CSA winter season, we will provide members with two varieties of pears, over twenty five varieties of apples, and freshly pressed juices. Winter shares will also highlight our pantry items, such as Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, and four different flavors of jam.

The Red Jacket Orchards CSA will have three distribution locations, which are listed below. Full and half shares are available. Full shares are priced at $17 per week and half shares are $10 per week.

Sample Shares
Half Share: Will feed a household of 1-2
2 32oz juices
1 lb of Gala Apples
1 lb of Golden Supreme Apples
1 lb of Seckel Pears

Full share: Will feed a household of 3-4
3 32oz juices
2 lbs of Gala Apples
2 lbs of Golden Supreme Apples
2 lbs of Seckel Pears

Click here for more information on how to sign up, or e-mail redjacketorchardscsa@gmail.com.

PICKUP LOCATIONS:
1. The Urban Assembly Academy of Arts & Letters
 – 225 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn (Fort Greene)
Wednesdays, November 3 to December 22 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm.
Applications are due October 23, 2010

2. Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain
 – 513 Henry Street, Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens)
Tuesdays, November 16 – December 28 from 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Applications are due November 5, 2010

3. 92 Y Tribeca – 
200 Hudson Street, Manhattan (Tribeca)
Wednesdays, November 24 – December 29 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Applications are due November 12, 2010
fort Greene location will run from 4:30-7:00 and the Carroll Gardens location will run from 4:00-7:30

About CSAs
Interested in getting farm fresh fruit at an affordable price? Would you like to support a local, family farm? These are two great reasons to sign up for a CSA! Through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), members pay a farm up front for share of produce that they can pick up from a distribution location once a week. The price they pay for this share is cheaper than purchasing the same quality of produce at a grocery store or farmers’ market. At the same time, a CSA ensures a certain amount of revenue for the farm. By joining a CSA, members can also familiarize themselves with their farmer and the seasonality of local fruit.

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