Fresh, affordable produce is on its way to Downtown Brooklyn & Boerum Hill for the 2015 season…
Brooklyn Beet CSA brings locally grown, farm-fresh vegetables and fruit
to your neighborhood from early June - early November. The pick-up
location is convenient to Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill,
and Fort Greene.
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 or
biweekly "share" of their farmers' harvest throughout the growing
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, yogurt, cheese, and meat through Lewis Waite Farms.
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 ($528 if you sign up before
April 15). This works out to only ~$25/week for at least two bags of
fresh, organic vegetables. We also offer half shares that are
distributed every other
week for $280.50 ($264 if you sign up before April 15).
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). Distributions begin in
early June and runs through early November. Don't forget to bring your own bags!
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. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Sign-ups are now open! You can sign up online here or download this form
and mail it to the address on the form. This year you have two options
for payment: mailing a check, or you can use Venmo, a simple and
free smartphone app for secure money transfers.
The SIGN-UP and PAYMENT deadline is May 22, 2015.
For Early Bird discounted pricing, sign up by April 15, 2015.