FREE breast cancer screening

Crown Heights Community Mediation Center will be hosting a FREE breast cancer screening van at 256 Kingston Avenue next week on June 13th, from 10am-5pm

An appointment is necessary; please call 877-628-9090

Only women over 40 yrs old who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible.

Please see & share attached flyer in English and Spanish.

Crown Heights Farm Share Subsidized Share Program

This Summer & Fall Get Healthy, Organic, Fresh, Affordable Veggies in Crown Heights!

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Every Tuesday for 23 weeks from June 5th – November 6th, people from our community will go to Georgia’s Place (a non-profit at Bedford Ave & Prospect Place) to pick up a week’s worth of fresh veggies and fruit directly from a Long Island farmer – a farm share!

Am I eligible?  We have a limited number of weekly payment subsidized share memberships. Subsidized shares are available based on household income. Families of 4 with household incomes under $46,000 and/or individuals with a household income under $22,000 OR seniors on fixed incomes OR anyone eligible for SNAP/Food Stamps benefits are eligible for a subsidized share.

How Much i$ it?
Vegetable Farm Share Membership (2 different sizes)

  • Full Share: You pay $15/week for enough veggies to feed about 4 people for a week

  • Partial Share: You pay $8/week for 1-3 people’s worth of veggies

Fruit Farm Share Membership
(just 1 size, you must have a vegetable farm share to get a fruit share)

  • You pay $6/week for about 4 people’s worth of fruit

You can split a membership with family, friends or neighbors! We will have a limited number of spots at this amazing rate, so act fast!!

WHY?

  • Because the produce at our supermarkets is overpriced and it isn’t fresh!

  • Because it’s healthy, delicious, affordable and in your neighborhood!

INTERESTED?  CONTACT:
Alison@crownheightscsa.org OR 347.875.0678
Or visit our website www.CrownHeightsCSA.org

EAT HEALTHY…. SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS…PROTECT THE EARTH…
JOIN A CSA FARM SHARE…

Register now for the 2012 Season!

ABOUT CROWN HEIGHTS FARM SHARE
A Farm Share is the same as a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. Founded in 2008 with the support of Just Food, the CSA was created to provide the residents of Crown Heights and surrounding neighborhoods with access to fresh, local, organic vegetables.

Members purchase a farm share of vegetables from Sang Lee Farms, a USDA Certified Organic farm in Long Island. From early June through early November we receive a weekly supply of fresh organic produce. If you buy a vegetable share you are eligible to buy a fruit share, cheese share, butter share and yogurt share as well.

Members pay for the entire season up front, which enables Sang Lee Farms to plan for the season, purchase supplies, make equipment repairs and much more. The Farm Share is entirely volunteer run, freeing up our farmers to focus on the harvesting and delivery of their vegetables. We do have a limited number of subsidized shares for low-income residents of our community, and those members pay for their share on a weekly basis throughout the season.

HOW THE FARM SHARE/CSA WORKS
The cost of a full share is $612 and a partial share is $392 and the total amount of the share is due prior to the start of the season.

The Farm Share relies on the time and energy of its members to ensure a successful season. Each member is required to dedicate 4 hours of volunteer time to the Farm Share per season.

Subsidized shares, paid for on a weekly basis throughout the season, are available on a case-by-case basis. EBT cards (SNAP benefits/Food Stamps) are accepted! To determine if you are eligible for a subsidized share, please contact Alison Conforti at 347.875.0678 or alison@crownheightscsa.org.

To register for a regular share, visit www.chfarmshare.org.

FREE Dental Screenings for Children

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Screening visit includes:

  • Short visual exam to identify any trouble spots in gums, teeth and mouth
  • Consultation with parents to answer questions; find out how to prevent oral disease and get tips on developing good habits for kids
  • Dental goody bag with toothbrush!
  • Raffle for a FREE Dental Sealant

LOCATION:
Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center
100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Hours: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

For more information: 718 260-4851

In Celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month