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 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. 

Garden of Eve has been partnering with Ansche Chesed for over 10 years to distribute local produce and build community in the Upper West Side. We were Garden of Eve’s first CSA and the very first Hazon-sponsored CSA in the country! 
 


and to look at our farmer's site to get info about the farm.


Share List:
August 23rd, 2017
Pl
ease note that due to fluctuations at the farm our list is not always accurate.

Vegetable Share: (Greens Care/Tips)
Cucumber
Garlic
Cherry and Grape Tomatoes
Red Tomatoes
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Shishito Peppers
Zucchini
Mixed Color Beans
Bok Choi or Tot Soi.
 
Fruit Share:
Peaches
Watermelon

Egg Share:
Half-Dozen

Flower Share: (Flower Care Tips)
Sunflowers

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: Garlic Scapes

Although garlic plants do not flower, they do produce flower stalks. On hardneck garlic, the stalks are known as garlic scapes and they are surprisingly tasty and versatile to use in the kitchen.

Garlic scapes start to form a month or so after the first leaves. They start off growing somewhat straight and then start curving in circles. Most gardeners cut the scapes off of their garlic plants, since leaving them on only diverts the plant's strength and energy away from forming a plump bulb.

If you harvest your scapes young and tender, you can chop them into salads or use them as a topping, as you would use scallions. More mature scapes can be sauteed lightly and used over pasta, with eggs, mixed with cooking greens, pickled or pretty much in any dish that would be complemented by garlic. My favorite way to use them is to make a garlic scape pesto. Or you could try our ​​white bean and garlic scapes dip.


Latest News from the Farm

This weekend we'll be celebrating TomatoFest with tomato tasting, hayrides, tomato picking, tomato throwing, and more. We are looking forward to having many of our CSA members coming out to visit the farm. Admission is free and all CSA members also get free admission to our Fun Fields Play Area and hayride. 10-6, Sat and Sun Aug 19-20.

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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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