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DUMBO CSA Registration for Summer/Fall now open

Spring has arrived and soon so shall farm fresh food! 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: 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.  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.

To sign-up for the CSA, click here; registration closes April 30. Bonus: Get to know your farmer on April 17th at 7:00 p.m. as Fred Lee stops by to meet new members and reconnect with existing members. Sign up and find more info here.

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 receive 8-10 different kinds of vegetables and partial shares will receive a selection of the same, but fewer items from the full share. Please refer to past delivery lists to see some examples of what a typical delivery looked like last year. (Season is 23 weeks).
  • Optional 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.)
  • Dairy shares of cheese (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) in rotation.

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