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!
Registration for the 2015 Season is now open!
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 If you're ready to sign up, please visit Garden of Eve's registration page here
We're so very excited to bring in the season with you!
First pick-up for the 2015 season is June 10th. The last is approximately November 18th.
- 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.
Latest News from the Farm
To come soon!
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