Sign-ups for the 2015 Season are now open! Fresh, affordable produce is on its way to Downtown Brooklyn & Boerum Hill for Brooklyn Beet's 8th year…

The 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.

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE AND MEET THE FARMERS! TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 6-8 PM.
Join us for a pre-season tasting and open house to kick off the 2015 season. We'll be joined by Angel Family Farm (our vegetable farmers) and Hepworth Farm (our fruit farmers) with samples. Core group member Wilda Lin will also be preparing samples with the amazing meat you can order through Lewis Waite. Come sign up in person or just come to ask questions and learn more. Friends, colleagues, neighbors, and anyone else who might be interested in joining the CSA are welcome!

When:
Tuesday, April 7, 6-8 pm.
Where: The YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue, 11217
RSVP: Not necessary, but feel free to email bklynbeetcsa@gmail.com with any questions.

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 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, 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 about 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 bklynbeetcsa@gmail.com 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.