Closes today (11/10): Winter CSA registration

Greetings!

The Brooklyn Bridge CSA and Sang Lee Farms are offering a five week early winter vegetable CSA share with deliveries starting on November 21st, 2017 and running weekly until December 19th, 2017. 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 and the last day to sign up is TODAY, 11/10/17.

The vegetables for each distribution are a mix of cool weather field harvested vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, and storage vegetables.  The expected 9-11 items per week may include: BRUSSELS SPROUTS . CAULIFLOWER . BROCCOLI . ROMANESCO . CABBAGE . BOK CHOY . HERBS . LETTUCE HEADS . SPINACH . KALE . ARUGULA . FALL SQUASH . POTATOES . SWEET POTATOES . KOHLRABI . DAIKON RADISH . RADISHES . TURNIPS . RUTABAGA . CARROTS . PARSNIPS . BEETS .  You can find last year’s share contents here.

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 21st (Thanksgiving week)
Tuesday  November 28th
Tuesday December 5th
Tuesday December 12th
Tuesday  December 19th (Christmas week)

Add-ons available:
Briermere Farms is offering a winter FRUIT share (5 deliveries of approximately 3 lbs. of apples each) and/or a CIDER share (5 deliveries of a half-gallon of cider 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 two 16 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 two 16 oz. containers of soup per week

PLEASE NOTE: You must have signed up for a winter vegetable share to purchase fruit, cider, 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:

St. Ann’s Warehouse (45 Water St) in Dumbo from 5:00-8:00 pm on the dates above.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE ABOVE SHARES

Deadline to register: Friday, Nov 10 (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.

SANG-BEETS

A note about prices

The following is a note from Fred and Karen Lee of Sang Lee Farms (our CSA’s farmer). Please note that the CSA prices listed on the FAQs page reflects the price increase noted here, plus an $18 administrative fee to cover costs of supplies, programming, etc. Also note, our CSA site does not offer Partial Shares. Instead we offer Full Shares and Half Shares. A Half Share is a full share, picked up every other week.

After much thought and debate, we’ve decided that we must raise the price of the vegetable CSAs slightly for 2012.  The price for the partial Share will be $375.00, and the Full Vegetable share will be $595.00, for the 2012 (23) week season.  The price increase comes to approximately $.87 per week for the partial and  $1.09  per week for the Full Share.

Our objective to provide a great value of vegetables for as many folks in our (3) existing Brooklyn CSAs as we can has not changed.   We have no plans of taking on any additional Brooklyn CSA groups for 2012, even though we have had inquires by (2) new forming groups to date.  Almost all of our production and operating costs have increased every year since the last price change (2) seasons ago.  The 5.6% and 4.4% increase in the partial and full share CSAs, just (bearly) covers the change in our costs from 2 years ago.  Additionally, we are very conscious of the difficulty some members may have meeting the cost of their CSA memberships, and hope these changes do not create any additional hardship for anyone.

We have many objectives as we start the new 2012 season that include paying our workers better wages, and up grading our field equipment and tractors by beginning the replacement of our tractor fleet that averages almost (40) years old.

I could go on about many things, but I believe I’ve touched the main points.  We hope that any of your programs that assist members with their CSA payments will continue to make our CSA a viable option for all.  We value our relationship with all the members of the Brooklyn Bridge CSA tremendously and hope that we continue to do well together.

Sincerely,

Fred & Karen