Fresh, affordable produce is on its way to Boerum Hill for the 2014 season…
The Brooklyn Beet CSA brings locally grown, farm-fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and more to your neighborhood from early June - early November.
WHAT IS A CSA? “CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs are partnerships between community members and local farms designed to benefit them both. CSA members commit to purchasing and picking up a weekly "share" of their farmers' harvest throughout the growing season.
WHAT DO YOU GET? Members can sign up for full shares (every week) or half shares (every other week) of vegetables and/or fruits from two different farms located outside of New York City. Each week's share will usually contain 6-8 different types of vegetables, and 3-5 varieties of fruit. Our CSA also offers eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, pasta, Crop to Cup coffee, bread, maple syrup, Lewis Waite Farm for meats and Village FishMonger for fish and seafood.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Shares are available at a price that is similar (or less) than what you would pay in the grocery store. For example, a 'full' vegetable share runs for 22 weeks and will cost $561.00. We do offer ½ shares that are distributed every other week for $280.50. A full menu of products and pricing are available on our products page.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY SHARE? Distributions are Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the lobby of the YWCA of Brooklyn at 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between Atlantic Avenue and State Street).
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? Part of the reason CSA shares are so inexpensive is because they are all-volunteer run. To join the Brooklyn Beet CSA you must commit to volunteering between 3 - 4 hours with us over the 22-week season along with purchasing at least one half share of vegetables. Most will help manage our weekly distributions, but members can help out by writing blog posts, planning events for the CSA, etc. Volunteer sign-up will occur at the beginning of the season.
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Fill this form to start the process. SIGN-UP and PAYMENT Deadline is May 20,2014