Sign up today for organic veggies all summer!!

Greetings!

We had a great event last week, we heard about lots of good things brewing at the farm from Will and Lucy!  And Joelle showed us how easy making sauerkraut is!!

Summer 2019 BBCSA Season registration, our 10th SEASON!, is open!  Please share with your networks.  Register today!

We hope to have you aboard as a member in 2019!
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group
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The Details: Our 2019 season will run from June 5th to November 13th for Vegetable Shares.   Pick up Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn.

 

Vegetables:
Vegetables come from our fantastic farmer Fred Lee at Sang Lee Farms, a certified organic specialty vegetable farm in Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island.  For 2019, each veggie share is expected to be 8-12 items that week and this year the season is 24 weeks.  You can sign up for a full share (pick up every week) or a half share (pick up every other week).  Sample share listings for the 2019 Season can be found here.
Member bonus for 2019!  Get 10% off all purchases at the farm and online as a CSA member.  Also, pre-order and receive items from their certified organic kitchen directly to our pick up site without delivery charges.

 

Payment/Pricing:
You can become a member by signing up for a Full or Half Veggie Share. 
The pricing listed on the sign up form includes a $19 administration fee, and a commitment to volunteer (covering two shifts over the course of the season). The farm has advised us that the prices have gone up as all of their costs have gone up this season, especially labor costs as the minimum wage increases each year in a labor intensive industry.
As in past years, we are offering three tiers of pricing:
– Standard pricing to cover the basic costs of the product and CSA administration
– Reduced pricing for those who need it. Separately, if you’re interested in discussing a payment plan or other options, please reach out to brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com
– Sponsor shares for those that are able to donate a bit extra – please consider it! Sponsor shares subsidize reduced-price shares and enable low-income individuals and families to be part of our CSA.
Add-On Shares:

Updated KITCHEN SHARE for 2019!
MONTHLY (6 deliveries total) including:  1 dressing, 1 dip, 1 pesto, 1 fermented/pickled, 2 (16 oz) soups from the Certified Organic Sang Lee Kitchen.  More info and sample items here.  This is only available monthly (6 deliveries total over the 24 week season.)Fruit
Fred has partnered again with Briermere Farms to bring us this add-on to our CSA offerings. Fruit is conventionally grown, while utilizing many organic practices and composting.Quantity: 3lb bag tree fruit or 1 pint berries per week (If you are interested in 2 fruit shares, please contact us.)If fruit comes in early or all at once, Briermere may choose to give it out earlier. This would mean more fruit in the early shares and less fruit in later shares. The number of weeks may also be less in this case.   Please read through the share contents CAREFULLY so you understand what fruit CAN grow on Long Island and that week to week you will be getting similar things depending on the time of year. If you do not LOVE apples, we suggest you do not participate in the share as the last month or two is primarily filled with apples.
Note: if you select to include fruit, whole vegetable shares must pick whole fruit shares. Half vegetable shares must choose half fruit shares.


Cheese

This year we will be offering cheese from the east end of Long Island NY as well as from the Hudson Valley NY. You will receive a different type of cheese each week from one of eight different farms! This combination gives you a wonderful selection of soft, medium and hard cheese textures and including cow and goat and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Note: if you select to include cheese, whole vegetable shares must pick whole cheese shares. Half vegetable shares must choose half cheese shares.

 

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We expect shares to fill up fast, so please sign up soon if you intend to buy a share this year. Registration officially closes May 1st or when we sell out of them!

Register for shares today!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, your faithful core group, at brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com.

Meet the Farmer Event + Sauerkraut Making Demo 4/10

Our annual Meet the Farmer Event + Sauerkraut Making Demo is coming up next week!  
 
We invite you to meet our Farmer Fred Lee and his amazing team from Sang Lee Farms, the veggie magicians who provide the Brooklyn Bridge CSA with our delicious organic produce. They’ll join us in Brooklyn to share photos from the farm, what you can you expect from the CSA this season, and why and how their farm went organic. And, they’ll bring delicious treats. 
 
Finally, one of our CSA coordinators, Joelle Asaro Berman, will be offering a Sauerkraut Making Demo, designed to teach you how to make a tasty, preserved treat out of a vegetable you’re bound to enjoy in this year’s CSA program. 

  • Where: 136 Lawrence Street in Downtown Brooklyn 
  • When: Wednesday, 4/10; Sauerkraut Making Demo @ 6pm; Farmer Fred’s presentation at 6:30pm 
  • Who: Anyone who wants to meet our farmers, who’s considering joining our CSA, or is already a member
Do you think you’ll be joining us for Meet the Farmer + Sauerkraut Making Demo? RSVP by emailing us at brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com – we’d so appreciate it. 
Want to join us this season?  Find out Summer 2019 details here:  Summer 2019 Registration is open!

Summer 2019 Registration is open!

Greetings!

Summer 2019 BBCSA Season registration, our 10th SEASON!, is officially open to the public!  Please share with your networks.  Register today!

BONUS!  With sign up and payment received by March 27 for your share, you will receive a FREE insulated Sang Lee CSA bag!  We expect shares to fill up fast, so please sign up soon if you intend to buy a share this year. Details are below.
We hope to have you aboard as a member in 2019!
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group
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The Details:Our 2019 season will run from June 5th to November 13th for Vegetable Shares.   Pick up Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn.

BONUS!  With sign up and payment received by March 27 for your share, you will receive a FREE insulated Sang Lee CSA bag! We will send the bags with your first CSA Pickup.

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Vegetables:
Vegetables come from our fantastic farmer Fred Lee at Sang Lee Farms, a certified organic specialty vegetable farm in Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island.  For 2019, each veggie share is expected to be 8-12 items that week and this year the season is 24 weeks.  You can sign up for a full share (pick up every week) or a half share (pick up every other week).  Sample share listings for the 2019 Season can be found here.
Member bonus for 2019!  Get 10% off all purchases at the farm and online as a CSA member.  Also, pre-order and receive items from their certified organic kitchen directly to our pick up site without delivery charges.

 

Payment/Pricing:
You can become a member by signing up for a Full or Half Veggie Share. 
The pricing listed on the sign up form includes a $19 administration fee, and a commitment to volunteer (covering two shifts over the course of the season). The farm has advised us that the prices have gone up as all of their costs have gone up this season, especially labor costs as the minimum wage increases each year in a labor intensive industry.
As in past years, we are offering three tiers of pricing:
– Standard pricing to cover the basic costs of the product and CSA administration
– Reduced pricing for those who need it. Separately, if you’re interested in discussing a payment plan or other options, please reach out to brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com
– Sponsor shares for those that are able to donate a bit extra – please consider it! Sponsor shares subsidize reduced-price shares and enable low-income individuals and families to be part of our CSA.
Add-On Shares:

Updated KITCHEN SHARE for 2019!
MONTHLY (6 deliveries total) including:  1 dressing, 1 dip, 1 pesto, 1 fermented/pickled, 2 (16 oz) soups from the Certified Organic Sang Lee Kitchen.  More info and sample items here.  This is only available monthly (6 deliveries total over the 24 week season.)Fruit
Fred has partnered again with Briermere Farms to bring us this add-on to our CSA offerings. Fruit is conventionally grown, while utilizing many organic practices and composting.Quantity: 3lb bag tree fruit or 1 pint berries per week (If you are interested in 2 fruit shares, please contact us.)

If fruit comes in early or all at once, Briermere may choose to give it out earlier. This would mean more fruit in the early shares and less fruit in later shares. The number of weeks may also be less in this case.   Please read through the share contents CAREFULLY so you understand what fruit CAN grow on Long Island and that week to week you will be getting similar things depending on the time of year. If you do not LOVE apples, we suggest you do not participate in the share as the last month or two is primarily filled with apples.
Note: if you select to include fruit, whole vegetable shares must pick whole fruit shares. Half vegetable shares must choose half fruit shares.


Cheese

This year we will be offering cheese from the east end of Long Island NY as well as from the Hudson Valley NY. You will receive a different type of cheese each week from one of eight different farms! This combination gives you a wonderful selection of soft, medium and hard cheese textures and including cow and goat and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Note: if you select to include cheese, whole vegetable shares must pick whole cheese shares. Half vegetable shares must choose half cheese shares.

 

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We expect shares to fill up fast, so please sign up soon if you intend to buy a share this year. Registration officially closes May 1st or when we sell out of them!

Register for shares today!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, your faithful core group, at brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com.

Posting Winter 2018 Share Details

Summer 2019 registration starts soon!

In the meantime, to keep our website updated with share listings, we are adding the Winter 2018 share listing now, a little late but we wanted to get make sure it’s listed.  Note the partial share is only for Winter, we will offer our regular half and full shares as in past years for Summer 2019:

November 20, 2018:

PARTIAL SHARE:  2 lbs Potatoes, 1 head Red Cabbage, 1 bunch Carrots, 2 Spaghetti Squash, 1 head Lettuce, 1 head Broccoli

FULL SHARE:  2 lbs Potatoes, 1 head Red Cabbage, 1 bunch Carrots, 2 Spaghetti Squash, 1 head Lettuce, 1 head Broccoli, 2.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1/2 lb Spinach, 1 bunch Parsley

FRUIT SHARE:  3 lbs Apples – Granny Smith & Fuji from Briermere Farm
CHEESE SHARE:  1 container Catapano Goat Chevre from Catapano Dairy Farm
SOUP SHARE:  32 oz container Potato Leek Soup

 

November 27, 2018:

PARTIAL SHARE:  2.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Napa Cabbage, 1 bulb Kohlrabi, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 head Lettuce

FULL SHARE:  2.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Napa Cabbage, 1 bulb Kohlrabi, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 head Lettuce, 1 bunch Beets, 2.5 lbs Gold Potatoes

FRUIT SHARE:  3 lbs Apples, Red & Golden Delicious + Rubymac Apples from Briermere Farm

CHEESE SHARE:  1 Wedge Plain Cow’s Milk Tillsit Hard Cheese from Harpersfield Dairy

SOUP SHARE:  32 oz container Hearty Kale Soup

 

December 4, 2018:

PARTIAL SHARE:  1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts, 1/4 lb Fresh Turmeric, 2 lbs Carrots, 1.5 lbs Fingerling Potatoes, 2 pce Rutabaga, 1 bunch Parsley

FULL SHARE:  1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts, 1/4 lb Fresh Turmeric, 2 lbs Carrots, 1.5 lbs Fingerling Potatoes, 2 pce Rutabaga, 1 bunch Parsley, 1 Red Kuri Squash, 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Savoy Cabbage

FRUIT SHARE:  3 lbs Fuji Apples from Briermere Farm

CHEESE SHARE:  1 Wedge Ewe’s Blue Sheep’s Milk Cheese from Old Chattham Sheep Co.

SOUP SHARE:  32 oz container Turmeric Lentil Soup

 

December 11, 2018

PARTIAL SHARE: 3 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Red or Green Cabbage, 1 bunch Beets or 1.5 lbs Beets, 2 Spaghetti Squash, 1 bunch Lettuce, 1 Korean Moo Radish
FULL SHARE:  3 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Red or Green Cabbage, 1 bunch Beets or 1.5 lbs Beets, 2 Spaghetti Squash, 1 bunch Lettuce, 1 Korean Moo Radish, 2 lbs Purple Potatoes, 1 bunch Carrots

FRUIT SHARE:  3 lbs Apples Jona Gold Apples from Briermere Farm

CHEESE SHARE:  1 Wedge Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese from Adirondack Cheese Co.

SOUP SHARE:  32 oz container Autumn Harvest Soup

 

December 18, 2018

PARTIAL SHARE:  2 lbs Gold Potatoes, 1 head Napa Cabbage, 2 lbs Carrots, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 bunch Lettuce, 1 bunch Cilantro

FULL SHARE:  2 lbs Gold Potatoes, 1 head Napa Cabbage, 2 lbs Carrots, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 bunch Lettuce, 1 bunch Cilantro, 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Romanesco Cauliflower, 1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts

FRUIT SHARE:  3 lbs Apples Granny Smith & Fuji from Briermere Farm

CHEESE SHARE:  1 round Camembert Cheese from Chaseholm Farm

SOUP SHARE:  32 oz container Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Early Winter CSA Delivery

*Distribution for all shares will be today, TUESDAY, Nov 27, at Randolph Beer, 82 Propspect St. from 5pm-7:45pm.  You can enter on Prospect St and distribution is through the bar down the stairs OR you can enter on the Sands St side and there’s a glass door on the right of the garage doors that should be open.

Vegetables, partial share:
1 head Napa Cabbage, 1 bulb Kohlrabi, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 head Lettuce

Vegetables, full share:
2.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Napa Cabbage, 1 bulb Kohlrabi, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 head Lettuce, 1 bunch Beets, 2.5 lbs Gold Potatoes

Fruit Share:
3 lbs Apples, Red & Golden Delicious + Rubymac Apples from Briermere Farm

Cheese Share:
1 Wedge Plain Cow’s Milk Tillsit Hard Cheese from Harpersfield Dairy

Soup Share:
32 oz container Hearty Kale Soup

*Winter Shares with The Farm Bridge
The Farm Bridge Shares (the evolution of Winter Sun Farms) partners with local sustainable farms to supply a winter share of great tasting frozen fruits and vegetables all winter long. Our goal is to deliver a superior product at a fair price for you and the farmer.  Our DUMBO share provides delicious, locally-grown frozen veggies and fruit at two pick-ups in December.  You’ll receive a total of 35 items split between two pick-ups. Deliveries will include shelf-stable Tomato Puree plus separately packaged frozen items like Butternut Squash Puree, Blueberries, Sweet Corn, Diced Sweet Peppers, and Broccoli.

Sign up by: Wed 11/28

Share price: $152 per share

Pick-updates: Dec 4 & Dec 11, 1/2 of the items each time

Registration and more info online: http://thefarmbridgeshares.csasignup.com/members/types

We have a minimum that we need to meet for them to deliver so please order today!

 

CSA Delivery #24 – B WEEK

Full and B WEEK Vegetable 
Distribution will be today, Wednesday, November 14, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (124 Henry Street). Distribution will be, weather permitting, outside to the right of the church. If not, it will be in the front entryway of the church, you will enter through the right side door (as you are facing the church). If you have not signed up for your volunteer shifts, please do so! Please remember to bring your own bags and be mindful to take what is allotted for each share.

Vegetables:
2 heads Baby Bok Choy, 1 bunch Cilantro, 1 Red Kuri Squash, 1 whole Wintermelon, 2.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Romanesco, 1 head Lettuce, 1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 head Broccoli

Please note: Full & B Week Share Members: 11/15 (today) is your LAST pickup for the season. You will pick up all items as you have been this season.

CSA Delivery #23 – A Week

Quick note to let you all know what we are enjoying from last week’s pick up! 

11/7 – A WEEK

Veggies:  1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts, 1 bunch Arugula, 1 Butternut Squash, 1/4 lb Turmeric, 1 bunch Carrots, 1 head Lettuce, 2 lbs Purple Potatoes, 1 Purple Kohlrabi, 1 head Purple Napa Cabbage

KITCHEN SHARE:  Ginger Scallion Dip (7oz), Asian Vinaigrette (8 oz), Turmeric Kimchi (16 oz), Spinach Parsley Pesto (7 oz)

Sign up today for the Winter CSA

The Brooklyn Bridge CSA and Sang Lee Farms are offering a five week early winter vegetable CSA share with deliveries starting on November 20th, 2018 and running weekly until December 18th, 2018. Please read this entire email for all share details (pick up location is in DUMBO for winter share) and offerings.  Registration is on a first come first served basis.

The vegetables for each distribution are a mix of cool weather field harvested vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, and storage vegetables.  The items per week may include: Brussels sprouts . Cauliflower . Broccoli . Cabbage . Carrots . Beets . Sweet Potatoes . Potatoes . Rutabaga . Turnips . Kohlrabi . Lettuce heads . Bok Choy . Herbs . Spinach . Kale . Radishes.  You can find last year’s full share contents here.
NEW THIS YEAR:  We are offering  the 5 Week Winter Share at a FULL or PARTIAL membership level.  The FULL share is expected to include 9-11 items, and the PARTIAL share will consist of 6-8 of those same items.  Both shares pick up EVERY WEEK and the farm picks who gets what items.  Prices for each share amount are listed on the registration form.
 
Delivery days are on Tuesdays (see below) for 5 consecutive weeks, pick up in DUMBO. Cost information for all shares on registration form.  Sponsor shares and reduced-price shares available (see registration form for details).
Delivery dates:
Tuesday  November 20th (Thanksgiving week)
Tuesday  November 27th
Tuesday December 4th
Tuesday December 11th
Tuesday  December 18th

Add-ons available:
Briermere Farms is offering a winter FRUIT share (5 deliveries of approximately 3 lbs. of apples or pears each).

A CHEESE Share with fresh Goat’s, Sheep or Cow’s Milk Cheeses (5 deliveries of approx 6-8oz per week) from Long Island or Hudson Valley cheese makers.

Sang Lee Soup – The Soup share includes one 32 oz. vegan soups per week from the Certified Organic Kitchen at Sang Lee Farms. All soups are made at the farm with our fresh ingredients and homemade starters.
Soup Share Quantity: One share is one 32 oz. containers of soup per week

PLEASE NOTE: You must have signed up for a winter vegetable share to purchase fruit, cheese, or soup shares.

Pickup Location:

We are not able to hold winter CSA distributions at our regular season location because of the change in delivery day. The DUMBO/Vinegar Hill CSA has agreed to combine deliveries with us at the following location:

Randolph Beer (82 Prospect St) in Dumbo from 5:00-7:45pm on the dates above.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE ABOVE SHARES

Deadline to register: Wednesday, Nov 7 (We have a very limited number of shares available, so enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis.)

We will be in touch with you about volunteering after you register.

Please Note: The Brooklyn Bridge CSA accepts subsidies to help provide access to vegetable shares to low-income families. CSA stands for community supported agriculture and we believe that everyone in the community should have access to quality organic vegetables. Your subsidy will go towards a vegetable share for a low-income family in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

We will send you an email confirmation when we receive your payment.

CSA delivery #22 – B week

Full and B WEEK Vegetable 
Distribution will be today, Wednesday, October 31, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (124 Henry Street). Distribution will be, weather permitting, outside to the right of the church. If not, it will be in the front entryway of the church, you will enter through the right side door (as you are facing the church). If you have not signed up for your volunteer shifts, please do so! Please remember to bring your own bags and be mindful to take what is allotted for each share.

Vegetables:
2.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Green Cabbage, 2 Spaghetti Squash, 1 bunch Beets, 1 Eggplant, 1 head Broccoli, 1 head Lettuce, 1/2 lb Loose Brussels Sprouts, 1 head Cauliflower

Fruit Share:
3 lbs Fuji & Jonagold Apples from Briermere Farms

Cheese Share:
1 wedge Nancy’s Camembert from Old Chatham Sheephearding Company