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DUMBO CSA Deadline 4/29

Farmer Fred is back! Signups are now open for the DUMBO CSA, which brings fresh produce and cheese from Long Island farms directly to our neighborhood.

How it works: The DUMBO CSA’s season runs from June to mid-November this year. Members prepay for the season and then each week pick up their fresh, locally-grown, organic vegetables.  To foster community within the CSA, every member is required to contribute two volunteer shifts over the course of the season (approximately 4 hours total). Pickup is at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This year, the DUMBO CSA will be offering:

  • Full or partial vegetable shares, with fresh, local vegetables provided by Sang Lee Farms on Long Island. Full shares will receive 8-10 different kinds of vegetables, and partial shares will receive a selection of the same, but fewer items from the full share.  (Season is 23 weeks.)
  • Fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms.  A typical share consists of two containers of berries, or one container of berries and three pounds of fruit, or six pounds of fruit. (Season is 18 weeks starting in mid-July.)
  • Cheese shares (18 weeks) consist of 4-6 ounces of cheese each week from four different artisan cheese providers (Catapano Dairy FarmMecox Bay DairyHarpersfield Cheese, and Goodale Farms).

To sign-up for the CSA, click here—the last possible date for registration isTuesday, April 29 and all payments are due by April 30.

Read more about the DUMBO CSA on their website, follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook.