2020 delivery #1 – A week

Full & A week vegetable, fruit, & cheese shares:
Distribution is tonight, June 10, from 5pm – 8pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) at 124 Henry St. Distribution will be outside to the right of the church as you are facing FPC. 

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

  • Members who come to pick up will be required to wear face covering/mask
  • All veggie shares are pre-bagged (for this week, bring a small bag or container for volunteers to drop snap peas into!)
  • Distribution will be from 5-8pm until further notice, but please try to space out your arrival over the 3 hours so that there is not a crowd at 5pm
  • Let the sign in volunteer know your name (or who you are picking up for), take a bag (and any extra items that don’t fit in the bag,) and you are set!

If you paid for your share before March 7 you will receive at pickup an insulated bag as a THANK YOU for signing up early! 

This week’s vegetables:
1 bunch ASPARAGUS, 2 pieces FENNEL, 1 bunch CILANTRO, 1 head LETTUCE, 1 bunch BEETS, 1 bunch KALE, 1 bunch GREEN GARLIC, 6 oz SNAP PEAS, 8 oz MESCLUN GREENS

TODAY! Virtual Meet the Farmer at 6pm – and sign up for 2020

Dear local vegetable fans and CSA members,

When was the last time you met the person who grew your food? Now’s your chance!

We are delighted to share that TODAY, April 21st at 6pm, our farmers from Sang Lee Farms on Peconic, Long Island will 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 & your family’s health.

We will be using Zoom to gather online for this virtual Meet the Farmer event and pre-registration is required so simply click this link to join us TODAY (4/21) at 6pm.

If you need any assistance using Zoom, or have any questions about the event, please let us know so that we can help you prepare for the event next week.

We look forward to “seeing” you on Zoom soon, and to being together with our incredible farmers. Season updates we recently sent and registration info for this year’s season can be found in this recent post.

Take care,
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group

Join us for our virtual Meet the Farmer event on Tues, 4/21!

Dear local vegetable fans and CSA members,

When was the last time you met the person who grew your food? Now’s your chance!

We are delighted to share that next Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm, our farmers from Sang Lee Farms on Peconic, Long Island will 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 & your family’s health.

We will be using Zoom to gather online for this virtual Meet the Farmer event and pre-registration is required so simply click this link to join us next Tuesday (4/21) at 6pm.

If you need any assistance using Zoom, or have any questions about the event, please let us know so that we can help you prepare for the event next week.

We look forward to “seeing” you on Zoom soon, and to being together with our incredible farmers. Season updates we recently sent and registration info for this year’s season can be found in this recent post.

Take care,
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group

An update from the Brooklyn Bridge CSA

Hello everyone,

We know it’s been a tough time for all of us – the COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges each day, and we hope you’ve been staying healthy and safe.
As you can hopefully see, spring has sprung – and if you can believe it, our farmers at Sang Lee Farms are hard at work getting things ready for the summer CSA (with added safety protocols in place, of course). They sent us a note we are sharing with you all below.
We know that folks are facing more financial difficulties than ever, and it’s our mission to provide as much access as we can to our CSA. As always, we offer Reduced Price Shares (see more below), as well as payment plans. If you would like to set up a payment plan with us, just email us and we would love to figure this out with you. 
Please know that we are also prepared to set up new safety protocols for our summer CSA pickups, using best practices and guidelines from our resources. In this moment, it’s amazing to have direct access to a farm that is growing our food — and realize how many fewer hands will touch our food before we receive it than if we had bought it at the grocery store.
We will be holding a virtual Meet the Farmer event on April 21 at 6pm – more info to follow on that as we get closer. We hope to have you aboard as a member in 2020, our 10th Anniversary Season, so that we can all delight in healthy, healing food for our bodies. More season details are below the farm’s email. If you haven’t yet already, please register today!
Take care,
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group

 

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Greetings CSA members and potential members,


During these unprecedented times, we want to tell you that we are here for you. We are growing vegetables for the season ahead in the same quantities as we did last season. We are planning to feed you all, no matter what. 


While so much is unknown right now about how the next few months will go, we do know that we are an essential business, and that now more than ever, many are realizing the importance of securing a food source close to home. 


We might have to shift our systems and adjust our protocols to comply with safe handling, distancing, and the like this season. We assure you that we will find a way to deliver your vegetables to your neighborhood this season. 


We would like to thank you for your continued support over the past seasons, and for your support this season, when things are changing all around us. Your investment in your food source now ensures you will have the best possible produce and add on items all season long.


We will keep you updated as things shift, and look forward to seeing some of you on our ZOOM meet the farmer session in April.


Best,

William, Fred & Lucy

Sang Lee Farms Team


An additional note about the farm – right now, the farm is closed to the general public (they usually have the farmstand open on the weekends by this time each year) but you can order to have it shipped to your house. Here’s the note currently on their websitePre-ordering for 4/3 & 4/4 for home delivery & farm pickup is sold out. Please join the waitlist to be notified Monday when we open pre-ordering for the next weekend. Thank you for being patient and kind during this difficult time. We are doing our best.
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The Details:

Our 2020 season will run from June 3rd to November 11th 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 2020, 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 2020 Season can be found here.

Member bonus for 2020!  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:

KITCHEN SHARE –
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.

Registration is open for the 2020 summer season!

Greetings!

We are thrilled to open up registration for our 10th Anniversary season to the public! Please share with your networks.

BONUS!  With sign up and payment received by March 7 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 2020! Register today!
Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group
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The Details:

Our 2020 season will run from June 3rd to November 11th 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 7 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 2020, 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 2020 Season can be found here.

Member bonus for 2020!  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:

KITCHEN SHARE –
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.

Winter CSA 2019 Wrap Up!

Greetings! We are planning for 2020 already but wanted to get a record of the last 4 winter deliveries out. Much appreciation and gratefulness to our farm, Sang Lee Farms, and our site Randolph Beer as well as the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA for partnering with us for the five week winter season! If you want to be notified when registration opens for summer 2020 and aren’t on our list – please email us to be added! brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com

Winter Delivery #2 – Nov 26

PARTIAL SHARE:
2 ACORN SQUASH, 1.5 lbs GOLD POTATOES, 1 bunch LEEKS, 1 head BROCCOLI, 1 head RED CABBAGE, 1/2 lb BRUSSELS SPROUTS, 1 bunch PARSLEY

FULL SHARE:
2 ACORN SQUASH, 1.5 lbs GOLD POTATOES, 1 bunch LEEKS, 1 head BROCCOLI, 1 head RED CABBAGE, 1/2 lb BRUSSELS SPROUTS, 1 bunch PARSLEY, 2 lbs SWEET POTATOES, 1 head CAULIFLOWER, 1 PURPLE TOP TURNIP

FRUIT SHARE – ELSTAR & PINK LADY APPLES from Briermere Farms in Riverhead NY
CHEESE SHARE – PLAIN TILLSIT from Harpersfield Dairy
SOUP SHARE – 32 oz TURMERIC LENTIL SOUP from the SANG LEE FARMS KITCHEN

 

Winter Delivery #3 – Dec 3

PARTIAL SHARE:
1 bunch CARROTS, 2.5 lbs SWEET POTATOES, 1 BUTTERNUT SQUASH, 1 head ROMANESCO, 1 bunch SCALLIONS, 1 bunch CILANTRO

FULL SHARE:
1 bunch CARROTS, 2.5 lbs SWEET POTATOES, 1 BUTTERNUT SQUASH, 1 head ROMANESCO, 1 bunch SCALLIONS, 1 bunch CILANTRO, 1 head PURPLE NAPA CABBAGE, 1/4 lb FRESH TURMERIC, 1/2 lb SPINACH (unwashed)

FRUIT SHARE – RED & GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES from Briermere Farms in Riverhead NY
CHEESE SHARE – 1 piece EXTRA SHARP CHEDDAR from Adirondack Cheese Company
SOUP SHARE – 32 oz HEARTY KALE SOUP from the SANG LEE FARMS KITCHEN

 

Winter Delivery #4 – Dec 10

PARTIAL SHARE:
2 lbs PURPLE SWEET POTATOES, 1 head CAULIFLOWER, 1 head BROCCOLI, 1 bunch CELERY, 1 head LETTUCE, 1 bunch CARROTS

FULL SHARE:
2 lbs PURPLE SWEET POTATOES, 1 head CAULIFLOWER, 1 head BROCCOLI, 1 bunch CELERY, 1 head LETTUCE, 1 bunch CARROTS, 1/2 lb BRUSSELS SPROUTS, 1 BUTTERNUT SQUASH, 1 KOREAN MOO ASIAN RADISH

FRUIT SHARE – PINK LADY & FUJI APPLES from Briermere Farms in Riverhead NY
CHEESE SHARE – 1 piece CAMEMBERT from Chaseholm Farm Creamery
SOUP SHARE – 32 oz POTATO LEEK SOUP from the SANG LEE FARMS KITCHEN

 

Winter Delivery #5 – Dec 17

PARTIAL SHARE:
2 lbs SWEET POTATOES, 1 bunch CARROTS, 1/2 lb BRUSSELS SPROUTS, 1 BUTTERNUT SQUASH, 1 head SAVOY CABBAGE, 1 bunch FENNEL

FULL SHARE:
2 lbs SWEET POTATOES, 1 bunch CARROTS, 1/2 lb BRUSSELS SPROUTS, 1 BUTTERNUT SQUASH, 1 head SAVOY CABBAGE, 1 bunch FENNEL, 1 head CAULIFLOWER, 1 bunch CELERY, 1 bunch SCALLIONS

FRUIT SHARE – HONEY CRISP APPLES from Briermere Farms in Riverhead NY
CHEESE SHARE – 1 piece ST STEPHEN TRIPLE CREAM from Four Fat Fowl Creamery
SOUP SHARE – 32 oz CARROT GINGER SOUP from the SANG LEE FARMS KITCHEN

2019 Winter CSA delivery #1

Distribution for all shares will be TONIGHT, November 19, at Randolph Beer, 82 Prospect St. from 5pm-7:45pm.  Distribution is through the bar down the stairs.

Partial Share:
2 SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 head CAULIFLOWER
1 head LETTUCE
2 lbs SWEET POTATOES
1/4 lb FRESH TURMERIC
1/2 lb SPINACH

Full share:
2 SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 head CAULIFLOWER
1 head LETTUCE
2 lbs SWEET POTATOES
1/4 lb FRESH TURMERIC
1/2 lb SPINACH
1 bunch BEETS
1 bub KOHLRABI
1 head BROCCOLI
FRUIT SHARE
3 lbs Apples – Granny Smith & Fuji from Briermere Farm

Cheese share:
Ewes blue cheese

Soup share:
32 oz container Sweet Potato Soup