Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership in which urban consumers receive fresh, organic vegetables while sustaining the livelihoods and stewardship of regional farmers. In a CSA, the farmer pre-sells shares; the money goes to the cost of growing, distributing, and paying the farmer a living wage.

Members of the CSA at Ansche Chesed have the option of purchasing vegetable, fruit, egg and fresh flower shares from The Garden of Eve -- a certified organic farm on the east end of Long Island.  To further education and awareness of food issues, we also organize events and workshops for members throughout the season. 

This year marks a milestone:  10 years of the CSA at Ansche Chesed. We were Garden of Eve’s first CSA and the very first Hazon-sponsored CSA in the country! 
 


2016 Fall Shares are now available!

Please take a moment to look at our farmer's site and get the info about the farm and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) here


Please note that due to fluctuations at the farm our list is not always accurate.

Share List: 
August 17, 2016
Vegetable Share: (Greens Care/Tips)
Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Beet Root
Peppers
Head Lettuce
Cucumbers
Zucchini or Summer Squash (mixed colors and shapes)
Eggplant

Fruit Share
Long Island-Grown Cantaloupe
Yellow Peaches

Egg Share:
1/2 dozen pastured eggs 

Flower Share: (Flower Care Tips)
Zinnias
Sunflowers
Celosia
Gomphrena
Amaranth
etc.

Check out our Recipe of the Week page!

Helpful Tips:
  • Swap Box:  If there is a vegetable or fruit you just don't want - drop it in the swap box and take something out you would rather have.  Do NOT take an extra share of something from the tables!
  • Pick up hours are 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Ansche Chesed.  Please do not come early unless you are a volunteer.  We need the time to set up signs and supplies.  Thank you for your understanding.
  • Don't forget to bring BAGS! We at CSA Ansche Chesed love our planet, and know you do too.


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Veggie Tip: Swiss Chard 

Swiss chard is one of our favorite leafy greens! Heavily nutrient dense, they come in a range of beautiful colors from fleshy white to fuchsia to sunflower yellow. The leaf of this vegetable tastes similar to beet greens or spinach, while its colorful stems have a slightly bitter and surprisingly salty taste.  

This is one of the few vegetables that people tend to recommend you boil before sautéing or adding to a dish, as it cuts the bitterness and softens the stem. Start with the stems for 10-15 minutes, and add the leaves for the last 5. Sauté with oil or butter, and try sprinkling a little cheese on them!



Latest News from the Farm

For those of you who are big on pickling and canning, We are happy to let you know that through the end of August, you can order bulk boxes for tomatoes, beets, cabbage and cucumbers. Go to this link: http://www.farmigo.com/store/gardenofevefarm,  please order at least 2 days before your CSA pick up day (ideally SUNDAY for Wed shares, WED for Sat shares), in order to get the box on your share day (further in advance is best). If there are specific instructions, please email us after you order at farmer@gardenofevefarm.com. Pick up is also available at the farm! Boxes are 20 lbs of veggies and are $40 each. 

Next weekend we’ll be celebrating TomatoFest with tomato tasting, hayrides, tomato picking, live music, and more. We are looking forward to having many of our CSA members coming out to visit the farm. All CSA members and family members are free, and Admission for non-CSA members is $5. 10-6, Sat and Sun Aug 27-28. There is a group leaving from Williamsburg Brooklyn area, if you’d like to join in a carpool or have a car to offer, please email info@gwcsa.org

On the farm, we are doing a lot of moving pipe and irrigating, since it has rained very little this month (and this whole season!). Garlic is getting cut and readied for sale and the 13th Annual LI Garlic Festival which is coming up Sept 17-18! Even the winter squashes are sizing up, with fall approaching.

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Visit Our Recipes Archive for Cooking, Storage Tips, 
and Recipes here!

Read this blog entry about cooking with CSA vegetables. 
Very instructive with good recipe links!

And read www.farmincityfolk.com - a blog written by CSA Ansche Chesed member Maggie Tauranac about how she and her partner support farms in the city and what they cook with their CSA!


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