Sign up now for Fall 2022 BBCSA!

Greetings, 

Registration for the BBCSA Fall Share, the last 10 weeks of the 2022 Brooklyn Bridge CSA season, is officially open. Register today! 

Sang Lee Farms is offering a Fall Share with limited availability (first come first served) and is only able to offer veggie shares at this time. We are offering a FULL share, where you pick up all veggie items every week and a HALF share option, you pick up all items every OTHER week. They are opening the registration for the last 10 weeks of the summer season, pick ups start Wed, Sept 14 for Full shares. Half share dates will be assigned after registration closes: A week will start Sept 14, B week will start Sept 21.  Pricing and details are below – payment is by check or Venmo only and due by Sept 8 so please sign up asap to request your spot and send a check/venmo to secure it!  Your membership is not confirmed until you receive confirmation of payment.

We hope to have you aboard as a member in 2022!

Brooklyn Bridge CSA Core Group

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The Details:

The Fall season will run from September 14 to November 16 for Vegetable shares.  Pick up is on Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY.


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.  More info on 2021 share can be found here.   

Cost:

10 Week (pick up EVERY week) FULL Veggie Share: Venmo $375.22 or Check $368

5 Week (pick up every OTHER week) HALF Share: Venmo $191.74 or Check $188

The above pricing includes an $8 administration fee, and a commitment to volunteer (covering one shift over the course of the season). If you choose a HALF share, you will be assigned dates after registration closes.

Members interested in discussing payment options or further subsidies are encouraged to email brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com

Register for shares today!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, your faithful core group, at brooklynbridgecsa@gmail.com.

A sample share from Sang Lee Farms

BBCSA 2022 Distribution #12 – B week

For full, B week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be tonight, Wednesday, August 24th, 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 (retail value $63.00):
2 ONIONS
1 whole SEEDLESS WATERMELON
1 lb ZUCCHINI
1 head LETTUCE
1.5 lbs TOMATOES
1 BELL PEPPER
3/4 lb GRAPE TOMATOES
1 bunch ONG CHOY
1 bunch PARSLEY
1 bulb GARLIC

Fruit:
1 (3lb) bag PEACHES & APPLES

Cheese:
1 FRESH MOZZARELLA LOG

BBCSA 2022 Distribution #11 – A week

For full, A week vegetable, fruit, and cheese shares:  
Distribution will be tonight, Wednesday, August 17th, 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:
3 ears CORN
1.5 lbs TOMATOES
1 head BOK CHOY
1.5 lbs POTATOES
3/4 lb GRAPE TOMATOES
1 CANTALOUPE
1 head LETTUCE
1 bunch SCALLIONS
1 bulb KOHLRABI

Fruit:
1 bag PEACHES and APPLES

Cheese:
2 cups ASSORTED GOAT CHEVRE

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.