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!
Welcome to the 2015 Season!
Registration for CSA Ansche Chesed has officially ended, though
any latecomers please email Dee at email@example.com
If you're new to the CSA, please take a moment to look at our farmer's site and get the info about the farm and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) here
We're so very excited to share the season with you!
June 24th, 2017
Please note that due to fluctuations at the farm our list is not always accurate.
Head lettuce ("little gem")
Mixed types of zucchini/summer squash
(A perennial favorite! Great chopped, sautéed, with a zucchini and a little soy sauce! Or make a pesto.)
May include: Snow or Snap peas
1/2 dozen pastured eggs
1 bunch lavender
- 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. Thanks.
- DON'T FORGET TO BRING BAGS.
- Need to swap your A or B pickup? See our share swap forum and post your request.
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Veggie Tip: Garlic Scapes
Garlic scapes are the stalks of garlic plants. The stalks appear during
early maturation and are normally harvested soon after forming, since leaving
them pulls resources away from the garlic bulb.
Garlic scapes are
delicious sautéed in olive oil accompanying potatoes or pasta, or a lovely
addition to a stir-fry. Try chopping them up in scrambled eggs or in a frittata as well. They are also spectacular thrown
on the grill!
Scapes can even make an
interesting floral arrangement! They last quite a while and the head keeps
swelling until they actually even flower a bit.
Latest News from the Farm
We are excited that even in a year with a long, cold winter and long, cold spring, we still have early cucumbers, zucchini, and peas to give you. To plant these crops so that they will be ready for some of our first CSA harvests, we watch the weather carefully in the early spring, get into the fields to get the soil ready at the very first moment possible, pre-grow transplants in our heated greenhouse, cover them with row cover (like a bedsheet) that blows away during every spring storm, water them, weed them, and watch over them like little babies. Our farm is really focused on making sure our CSA customers get a nice quantity AND variety of produce, all season long, and we hope you enjoy this week!
Visit Our Recipes Archive for Cooking, Storage Tips,
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!
CSA at Ansche Chesed Testimonials
"Now, happily situated in NYC, and influenced once again by our friends raving about the various NYC CSAs, we decided to set aside our bad memories and give it another go, but only after checking and double-checking what vegetables had been delivered in previous years through the same CSA. We've been happily surprised, though I'm now better prepared with cookbooks, a host of vegetarian blogs, and a CSA that actually provides what we consider more standard fare with a little bit of adventure thrown in..."
Read more from CSA member Carla Fisher, and more!