Where and when do I pick-up my share?
YWCA Brooklyn, in the lobby
30 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tuesdays from 6–8pm
How do I sign-up for my volunteer shift?
We are an all-volunteer run organization. By joining the CSA, you agree to sign-up for at least two volunteer shifts per household. Children are always welcome to any shift!
Members, please sign-up to volunteer here.
Do I have to volunteer to be a part of the CSA?
Yes, we are only volunteer-run and rely on each member to assist. You may also contact us should you want to volunteer in another way that was not included on our sign-up form. We rely on your help, and thank you in advance!
What should I bring to my pick-up?
Bring your own bags. If you order extras through Lewis Waite Farms, you may consider bringing a cart or cardboard box to your pick-up.
What happens if I can’t pick-up my share?
We do not offer refunds for missed pick-ups. Your share will be offered to the residents at the YWCA Brooklyn. If you know you will miss your share pick-up time, you might want to coordinate with a fellow member or neighbor to have them pick-up your share. They may do so by providing your name at pick-up.
Can you tell me my share items in advance of pick-up?
Due to the way the farmers pick our produce, which is sometimes on Tuesday mornings, we can not provide advance notice of what is included in your share week-to-week.
How do I make an additional donation?
We are always fundraising to make CSA shares more affordable for members who would benefit from sliding scale, SNAP acceptance, and installment payments, while supporting our farmers. Thank you in advance for donating what you can when you sign-up for the season.
What is the Member agreement?
Please be courteous and upstanding members to each other and our community. Members understand that they share in the risks and reward of the growing season. No two seasons are alike, and the abundance experienced one season might be different than the next. Once your share is paid for, there are no refunds due to inability to pick-up, vacation schedule, or for any other reason.
Who runs Brooklyn Beet CSA?
The CSA is always all-member volunteer run. Each season, members agree to volunteer their time to help with share distributions at YWCA Brooklyn. In addition to this, there is a core team of volunteers that help with event planning, recruiting new CSA members through marketing and promotion, manage finances, and communicate with our farmers and partners year-round! In exchange they receive fresh, quality produce. Interested in volunteering year-round as a core member? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is the share cost established each season?
Each season, the farmers set prices that reflect a balance between the cost of production and paying living wages to themselves and farm workers, and the members' need for accessible food. Additionally, a 5% increase is built in to that cost to provide YWCA Brooklyn residents with affordable access to produce, and as a thank you for hosting the CSA in their home. Lastly, each member contributes a $15 membership fee folded into the share price to cover costs such as website hosting and domain fees, banking costs, promotional and educational printing, distribution equipment costs, and Just Food dues.
Who are Brooklyn Beet CSA’s partners?
Angel Family Farm located in Goshen, New York since 2006. They grow produce naturally, and are pesticide-free and free of synthetic fertilizers! As a member of Brooklyn Beet CSA, you have several opportunities to meet the farmers on our farm trips.
YWCA Brooklyn graciously hosts our CSA, and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Wilklow Orchards located in Highland, NY for 6 generations and bring fresh fruit to our group. They grow their fruit as naturally as possible, and use pesticide only when absolutely necessary.
Wild Mountain Bread is our local bread baker located right here in Brooklyn.
Lewis Waite Farm partners with small, family-run farms in upstate NY to offer Brooklyn Beet CSA members meat, eggs, butter, milk, cheeses, and pantry items. These extras are offered on an every other week pick-up basis.
Just Food offers Brooklyn Beet CSA members programming and educational materials each season.