BBCSA 2022 Distribution #10 – B week

For full, B week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be tonight, Wednesday, August 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:
4 ears CORN
1.5 lbs TOMATOES
1 bunch BASIL
1 head LETTUCE
2 ONIONS
2 EGGPLANTS
1 bunch CARROTS
3/4 lb GRAPE TOMATOES
2 BEETS
1 lb ZUCCHINI

Fruit:
1 bag PEACHES

Cheese:
1 piece BABY GOUDA

BBCSA Newsletter 2022 #8 – B Week

For full, B week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, July 27th, 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 bunch ONIONS
1 head ROMAINE LETTUCE
2 LARGE BEETS
1 lb NEW POTATOES
1 bunch KOHLRABI
4 piece CORN
1 bunch ONG CHOY (Chinese water spinach)
1 bunch CILANTRO
2 EGGPLANT
1 lb ZUCCHINI

Fruit:
1 bag PEACHES & SUGAR PLUMS

Cheese:
1 piece EXTRA SHARP CHEDDAR

BBCSA Newsletter 2022 #7 – A Week

For full, A week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, July 21st, 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 bunch ONIONS
1 head GREEN BOSTON LETTUCE
1 bunch CARROTS
3/4 lbs GREEN BEANS
1 lb ZUCCHINI
3 piece CORN
1 bunch CELERY
1 lb TOMATOES
1 bunch BASIL

Fruit:
1 bag PEACHES

Cheese:
1 piece PLAIN TILLSIT

BBCSA Newsletter 2022 #4 – B Week

For full, B week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, June 29th, 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 heads LETTUCE (Green Boston & Romaine)
1 bunch BEETS
1 bulb FRESH GARLIC
2 CUCUMBERS
1 bunch U CHOY
3 ZUCCHINI
1 bunch FENNEL
1 bunch ARUGULA
1 bunch FRESH ONIONS

BBCSA Newsletter 2021 #3 – A Week

For full, A week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be Wednesday, June 22nd, 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 (Green Oak)
2 lbs CARROTS
1 bunch ARUGULA
1 SEEDLESS CUCUMBER
1 bunch GARLIC SCAPES
1 lb ZUCCHINI
1 bunch KOHLRABI 
1 head LETTUCE (Red Oak)
1 bunch CILANTRO 

Registration deadline extended to Friday 5/6 at 3pm!

We have extended the registration deadline to Friday at 3pm, you can register here!

Details on shares and what’s available can be found in posts below.

Sharing a note from our farmer on:

WHY IS THE CSA PROGRAM IMPORTANT FOR OUR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY?


Greetings Sang Lee fans!
The CSA program is really where we started to make a turn toward being more sustainable as a business. Selling our Asian vegetable products wholesale to all the Chinatown markets on the east coast in the 80s and 90s became something that was no longer sustainable for a farm on long island. Prices of the same veggies were cheaper for wholesalers to buy from California and Mexico – even with shipping it across the country!

When we transitioned to growing organic in the early 2000’s and diversified our crops in an effort to farm better for the land and our family, we also had to figure out new sales channels for our product. Wholesale was not fruitful, but what other ways were there to sell and sell consistently? The farmstand was born and grew over the years to share our veggies and prepared foods with the local community, in a DIRECT way. NO middle man. This started to feel right. But again, we still needed to have a guaranteed amount of sales to plan for labor and supplies and avoid interest fees on loans. The CSA was the missing piece.

When the CSA  began in 2006 – 2009 time period, we started to be able to plan more for the people we were growing for. We had the revenue UP FRONT in the winter and spring when we desperately needed supplies and a plan for growing and to know how much to grow. The CSA has allowed us to purchase equipment we needed and invest in better cover crops and systems for the land. We no longer have to do things the easiest and cheapest way. We can do things the better way for the land, people, and community.

We continue to grow our CSA every year, as well as our farmers markets and farmstand. These three pillars of our business are why we were able to survive the pandemic. Many farms selling wholesale had to pivot.We hope to continue the CSA program for many more years. It is the bread and butter of our farm. It is so important and SO ARE YOU.

Where you spend your money, is where you are putting your energy. Your dollars are from your hard earned livelihood, and we thank you for supporting our livelihood, and that of many of our employees. It is getting harder to run a business on Long Island, especially a farm when there is so much pressure to develop the land and add houses, not to mention labor costs and supply increases. But lest we forget, the true HEART of the North Fork is the farmland and the people who work here and support it. We are a family owned farm, and we consider our staff as part of our family. Every dollar you spend with us goes back into the farm and the people, making better systems for the land, the people who work here, and the North Fork. If you live locally, or you live further west, or in Brooklyn, we hope you also consider the North Fork as the farming heart of the whole island. We see you as part of our community and we are so grateful to be able to share our veggies with you and your families in areas where there is no local farms within a few miles.

Whether you join the CSA, shop with us at the markets or farmstand, we just wanted to share how much of a difference you make for us and our staff. We appreciate you, and we can’t wait for another amazing season ahead. Growing organic veggies on the North Fork has it’s challenges, but we are committed and we love what we do. We hope you feel the love and energy we put into growing our food for you. 

Meet the Farmer TODAY (4/25) [virtual event]

We are delighted to share that on Monday, April 25th at 7:30pm, our farmers from Sang Lee Farms will once again join us for a virtual Meet the Farmer event! Come to learn more about how our farmers do their amazing work, how they’re preparing for this coming CSA season, and more about what it means to be part of a CSA — including the many benefits to you, your wallet, and your and your family’s health.

We will be joined by our fellow Brooklyn CSAs in DUMBO and Crown Heights for this event, who also partner with our farmers at Sang Lee Farms. Registration is required, please sign up here

If you need any assistance using Zoom, or have any questions about the event, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom soon, and to being together with our incredible farmers. 

Thanks again to all who have signed up and paid for this season, and if you still need to send your check, please do. If you have been meaning to sign up for this year [season details below] and you haven’t done so, you can register here!

Registration is open for the 2022 Summer Season! (+ Early Bird bonus)

Our 2022 season will run from June 8th to November 16th 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 15 for your share, you will receive a FREE insulated Sang Lee CSA bag! We will send the bags with your first CSA Pickup.

Sign up today!

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 2022, each veggie share is expected to be 8-10 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 2021 Season can be found here

Member bonus for 2022!  Get 10% off all purchases at the farm and online as a CSA member. 

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).

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 include Fruit and Cheese – see the Join page for more details!

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