Winter BBCSA newsletter #1

Distribution for all shares will be tonight, November 23, at First Presbyterian Church (124 Henry St) from 5pm-7:30pm (note this is earlier than for summer share!).  Distribution is at the front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
2 lbs FINGERLING POTATOES
1 SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 bunch CARROTS
1 head BROCCOLI
1 head LETTUCE
1 PURPLE NAPA CABBAGE
2 bulbs GARLIC
2 ONIONS
2 pce RUTABAGA
1 head CAULIFLOWER

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #24 – B Week

Thank you for being a part of the 2021 season!

Full and B week vegetable shares, the FINAL distribution for 2021 is tonight, Wednesday, November 17, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
2 lbs FINGERLING POTATOES
1 SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 bunch CARROTS
1 head BROCCOLI
1 head LETTUCE
1 PURPLE NAPA CABBAGE
2 bulbs GARLIC
2 ONIONS
2 pce RUTABAGA
1 head CAULIFLOWER

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #23 – A Week

For full, A week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, November 10th, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
1 head LETTUCE
2 SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 bunch CARROTS
2 lbs WHITE POTATOES
1 WATERMELON RADISH
1 NAPA CABBAGE
1 head CAULIFLOWER
1 bunch KALE
1 head BROCCOLI
1 bulb KOHLRABI

Fruit:
3lb bag WINESAP, GOLDEN and RED DELICIOUS & JONAGOLD APPLES from Briermere Farms
When you get apples, immediately take them out of the bag and inspect for bruising. Use the bruised ones first and simply cut the bruise off. Keep apples in the crisper of the fridge all the time.


Cheese:
1 JERSEY GIRL CHEESE from Jake’s Gouda
Made from 100% grass-fed raw cow milk. This semi-hard, colby-style cheese is firm and springy, with a natural cave-aged rind and a bright, earthy flavor. Pairs well with smoked ham, olives & roasted peppers.

Winter CSA registration open now!

The Brooklyn Bridge CSA and Sang Lee Farms are offering a five week early winter vegetable CSA share with deliveries starting on November 23rd, 2021 and running weekly until December 21st, 2021. Please read this entire post for share details, including any additional offerings. We are once again combining with DUMBO/Vinegar Hill CSA for this program, but pick up location is at FPC this year.  Registration is on a first come first served basis and will close Wed November 10 at midnight! Register here 

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.

We are offering  the 5 Week Winter Share at a FULL membership level only this season.  The FULL share is expected to include 8-10 items and members will pick up EVERY WEEK. You are welcome to share your membership with someone else but we will not offer a HALF share for the short season. Prices for each share amount are listed on the registration form.

Delivery days are on Tuesdays (see below) for 5 consecutive weeks, pick up at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn (124 Henry St). Cost information for all shares on registration form.  Sponsor shares and reduced-price shares available (see registration form for details).

Delivery dates:

  • Tuesday November 23rd (Thanksgiving week)
  • Tuesday November 30th
  • Tuesday December 7th
  • Tuesday  December 14th
  • Tuesday  December 21st (Christmas Week)

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 4-8oz per week) from Long Island or Hudson Valley cheese makers.  

PLEASE NOTE: You must sign up for a winter vegetable share to purchase fruit or cheese shares.

Pickup Location:

First Presbyterian Church  (124 Henry St) in Brooklyn Heights from 5:00-7:30 pm (note the change in pick up times) on the dates above.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE ABOVE SHARES

Deadline to register: Wednesday, Nov 10 at midnight (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.

As always, please contact us with any questions.
Thank you!! The Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group  

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #22 – B Week

For full, B WEEK vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, November 3rd, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
1 head LETTUCE
2 SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 bunch CARROTS
2 lbs WHITE POTATOES
1 WATERMELON RADISH
1 NAPA CABBAGE
1 head CAULIFLOWER
1 bunch KALE
1 head BROCCOLI
1 bulb KOHLRABI

Fruit:
3lb bag WINESAP, GOLDEN and RED DELICIOUS & JONAGOLD APPLES from Briermere Farms
When you get apples, immediately take them out of the bag and inspect for bruising. Use the bruised ones first and simply cut the bruise off. Keep apples in the crisper of the fridge all the time.


Cheese:
1 JERSEY GIRL CHEESE from Jake’s Gouda
Made from 100% grass-fed raw cow milk. This semi-hard, colby-style cheese is firm and springy, with a natural cave-aged rind and a bright, earthy flavor. Pairs well with smoked ham, olives & roasted peppers.

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #20 – B Week

For full, B WEEK vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, October 20th, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
1 head LETTUCE
1 head BROCCOLI
2 EGGPLANT
1 KOREAN MOO RADISH
2.5 lbs RED FLESHED POTATOES
6 oz FRESH GINGER
3/4 lb GREEN BEANS
1 head SAVOY CABBAGE
1 head RADICCHIO


Fruit:
3 lb bag BARTLETT PEARS & JONA GOLD APPLES


Cheese:
1 CAMEMBERT from Chaseholm Farm Creamery

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #18 – B Week

For full, B WEEK vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, October 6, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
1 head LETTUCE
1 bunch ARUGULA
1 head NAPA CABBAGE
1 head BROCCOLI
2 heads BABY BOK CHOY
1.5 lbs POTATOES
2 BELL PEPPERS
1 EGGPLANT
1 bunch SCALLIONS
1 bunch RADISHES


Fruit:
3 lb bag SECKLE PEARS & RED DELICIOUS/GALA APPLES

Cheese:
1 EWE’S BLUE CHEESE

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #17 – A Week

For full, A WEEK vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, September 29, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

This week’s vegetables:
2 DELICATA SQUASH
2 GOLD ONIONS
1 head KOHLRABI
1.5 lbs SWEET POTATOES
1 bunch CHARD
3/4 lb GREEN BEANS
1 bunch ONG CHOY
2 BELL PEPPERS
1 head BROCCOLI

Fruit:
3 lb bag BARTLETT PEARS & GALA APPLES from Briermere Farms

Cheese:
1 NIMBUS TRIPLE CREAM from Chaseholm Farms

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #16 – B week

Full and B week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares: 
Distribution will be tonight, Wednesday, September 22, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

Please keep in mind new COVID-19 safety protocols for this year:

  • Volunteers are requested to bring their own mask/face covering to reduce waste. (we will have some available if needed for volunteers).
  • Face coverings/mask (we will provide these for volunteers) required to be worn at all times while volunteering.
  • Members who come to pick up are requested to wear a face covering/mask, especially if you are not vaccinated.
  • Pick up will involve two options – the pre-bagged veggie shares as we had last year or the option to sanitize your hands and then pick your own from the bins.
  • Distribution will be from 5-8pm until further notice, but please try to space your arrival out over the 3 hours and not all arrive at 5pm.

This week’s vegetables (retail value $48):
1 head NAPA CABBAGE
1 EGGPLANT
1 head ROMAINE LETTUCE
1 bunch YU CHOY
1 bunch ARUGULA
1.5 lbs POTATOES
1 bunch GUY LON (Chinese broccoli)
1 bunch LEEKS
4 JALAPENO PEPPERS

Fruit
3 lb bag BARTLETT PEARS & ASIAN PEARS from Briermere Farms

Cheese
2 ASSORTED CHEVRE from R&G Cheesemakers

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #7 – A week

Full and A week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares: 
Distribution will be tonight, Wednesday, July 21st, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be OUTSIDE in front of the church.

Please keep in mind new COVID-19 safety protocols for this year:

  • Volunteers are requested to bring their own mask/face covering to reduce waste. (we will have some available if needed for volunteers).
  • Face coverings/mask (we will provide these for volunteers) required to be worn at all times while volunteering.
  • Members who come to pick up are requested to wear a face covering/mask, especially if you are not vaccinated.
  • Pick up will involve two options – the pre-bagged veggie shares as we had last year or the option to sanitize your hands and then pick your own from the bins.
  • Distribution will be from 5-8pm until further notice, but please try to space your arrival out over the 3 hours and not all arrive at 5pm.

This week’s vegetables (retail value $48):
1.5 lbs NEW POTATOES
2 BEETS
3 ears CORN
1 bunch SCALLIONS
1 bunch RADISHES
1 bulb KOHLRABI
2-3 CUCUMBERS
1 head LETTUCE
1 bulb GARLIC
1 bunch ONG CHOY

Fruit
3 lb bag WHITE PEACHES from Briermere Farms

Cheese
1 piece CAMEMBERT from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company