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!
(October 29th, 2014)
Items may change slightly due to fluctuations at the farm
Winter Squash, mixed but mostly butternut
Margie Heirloom Apples
Mixed Variety Apples
1/2 dozen pastured eggs
Last week was the last week of the flower share.
See you with flowers in the spring!
- 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.
Veggie Tip: Leeks
Leeks are the perfect fall treat to show up in your share. Hailing from the onion and garlic family, they make a terrific base for all things cozy. While being sure to use only the white part of the leek, they can be added to anything an onion can. Give them a try in a quiche or a frittata, or make potato-leek soup!
Paired with a cozy pair of warm socks and a good book, nothing could be better on a late October/early November evening.
News from the Farm
The good weather has allowed us to bring in all the sweet potatoes and we have them curing in the greenhouse. Being a semi-tropical plant, they like to sit in the dry heat for a few weeks before storage, which keeps them from rotting over the winter. We are happy to be giving them out to you this week!
Thanks to those of you we met who came all the way out from NYC and our other CSA sites for our Oktoberfest. As always, great to meet you and thanks for supporting our farm! The last day for the season that our Farm Market will be open is Friday (Oct 31), we’ll reopen next April 1, 2015. However as you know CSA continues till Nov 19/22 depending on your pickup, and Winter Share signups are open for monthly pick ups Dec-May!
We’d like to extend an invitation to CSA members to join Farmers Eve and Chris, and the Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA group, at the annual Harvest Dinner to be held Saturday Nov 8, from 6-8pm, at Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St, near the corner with Nassau and McGolrick Park. Please bring a dish to share and a beverage. We hope to meet some of you from nearby sites, such as Bushwick and Glendale especially, and others, in addition to the folks at Greenpoint-Williamsburg who plan and run this lovely event!
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 others