04/24/14 10:37pm


Get fresh, organic produce and help support a local farmer by becoming a member of the Dumbo CSA for the summer of 2014. This weekend is your last chance to sign up. The last day to register is Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and all deposits are due by April 30.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) offers a way for people in our neighborhood to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer. The Dumbo CSA works with Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms, a family-owned and -operated certified organic farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Last year, more than 140 families in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill signed up for weekly vegetable deliveries.

Here’s how it works:

  • Veggies: Every member receives a weekly selection of fresh, organic vegetables. Prices are $635 for a full share ($27.51 per week for 23 weeks) and $425 for a partial share ($18.48/week).
  • Optional add-ons: Fruit for $195 and cheese for $195 ($10.83 per week for 18 weeks). They’ll also have dairy and fish shares available to members.
  • Pickups: Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street. The season runs from June to November.

This will be the Dumbo CSA’s 7th season partnering with Sang Lee Farms for organic vegetables. Briermere Farm provides the fruit, and the cheese share rotates between four artisan cheese providers: Catapano Dairy Farm, Mecox Bay Dairy, Harpersfield Cheese, and Goodale Farms. Fish shares will be provided by Village Fishmonger, and Milk Not Jails will offer dairy shares.

Visit the Dumbo CSA website to learn more about how the CSA works and to sign up—it only takes a few minutes.

Feel free to contact the CSA at core [at] dumbocsa [dot] org with any questions about payment plans or details about the program.

{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2013 Registration Open, 07May2013}
{Sign Up for the 2012 Dumbo / Vinegar Hill CSA, 17Apr2012}
{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2011 Season Kick Off, 15Jun2011}
{Sign up for the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2011 Season, 07Mar2011}
{Past CSA Posts}

04/21/14 2:54pm


The Spring 2014 collection of mel en stel can now be seen at it’s newly opened namesake boutique at 145 Front Street in Dumbo Brooklyn.

Shoppers familiar with Dumbo’s retail offerings might very well recognize the work of designer Ilse Eriksson, as her line of women’s wear was available at Trunk on Jay street for the previous 4 plus years.

Known for her shirts, dresses, and outerwear, Eriksson’s styles have a combined masculine and feminine feeling that indicates her Belgian heritage.

Her aim for comfort, style, quality, and timelessness is eased by working with Italian fabrics only. All products are manufactured in NYC and Brooklyn.

The new mel en stel store also supports local talent like Dorothy Fischer who knits sculptural bracelets out of sterling silver, Alfred Stadler refined bags, Sapphirebliss luxurious lingerie and more.


mel en stel (www.melenstel.com)
145 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 917 653 1892

facebook: facebook.com/pages/mel-en-stel/146742408684662