DUMBO CSA: Register by May 5th!
Whether you work or live in DUMBO, get local, organic, farm-fresh produce all summer long and help support local farmers and producers by becoming a member of the DUMBO + Vinegar Hill CSA for the 2017 summer.
How it works: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for people to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer. 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. Pickup is at St. Ann’s Warehouse at 45 Water Street on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. In addition, every member is required to contribute two volunteer shifts over the course of the season (approximately 4 hours total).
This year, the DUMBO CSA will be offering:
- Vegetable Shares: Every member must purchase a Full or Half Vegetable Share and will receive a weekly selection of fresh, organic vegetables—approximately eight different varieties each week (though it may be more during peak harvest months). The cost for a Full Vegetable Share is $650 for 25 weeks ($26 per week), for a Half Vegetable Share the cost is $325.
- Optional Add-On Shares: Fruit for $250 and cheese for $250 ($13.88 per week for 18 weeks).This year you can also sign up to receive a weekly selection of Ready to Eat homemade products from Sang Lee’s certified organic kitchen, from seasonal soups and salads to dressings, pestos, and dips ($500 for 25 weeks)
This is DUMBO + Vinegar Hill CSA’s 10th season partnering with farmer Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms, a family-owned and -operated certified organic farm on the North Fork of Long Island for organic vegetables. Briermere Farm provides the fruit, and the cheese share rotates between a selection of nine New York State dairy farms.
To sign-up for the CSA, click here. Registration closes on May 5th.
Bonus: Meet the Farmer!
Photo: “harvest vegetables” by flickr Jeanette