Registration for the 2023 Summer Season is now OPEN! We are thrilled to kick off our 2023 season together and open up registration to the public!
BONUS! With sign up and payment received by March 15 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.
You’ll see that pricing for shares has increased from last year to this year; Sang Lee Farms has shared that this is the result of the increased cost of materials, fuel, and labor this year due to inflation. In their words, “farming has always been a break-even business, but we need to make sure we can cover the high costs of running an organic farm in a very expensive place – Long Island! There are not many of us left, and as we see many small businesses close over the last year or two, we hope you understand and support the real cost of the food we grow coming from a third generation family farm.” All of this said, the CSA will *still* be a savings of up to $10-15 retail per week for your weekly share.
We hope to have you aboard as a member in 2023!
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group
Our 2023 season will run from June 7th to November 15th for Vegetable Shares. Pick up Wednesdays from 5pm-7:30pm 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.
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 2023, 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 2022 Season can be found here.
Remember: members get 10% off all purchases at the farm and online as a CSA member.
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).
**If you’re interested in discussing a payment plan or other options, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We know all food is getting more expensive and want to do everything we can to maintain access to this CSA program.**
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.
– 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.
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.
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, including cow and goat and sheep’s milk cheeses. Learn more about the Cheese Share here.
Note: if you select to include cheese, whole vegetable shares must pick whole cheese shares. Half vegetable shares must choose half cheese shares.
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!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, your faithful core group, at brooklynbridgecsa[at]gmail.com.