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:
November 8th, 2017
Pl
ease note that due to fluctuations at the farm our list is not always accurate.

Vegetable Share: (Greens Care/Tips)
Red and Purple Sweet Salad Turnips
Kale
Collards
Head Lettuce
Sage
Sweet Potatoes
Garlic
1 Pie Pumpkin Grown By Us or 1 "Long Island Cheese Pumpkin"

Fruit Share:
Apples
(Granny Smith or Pink Lady)

Egg Share:
Half-Dozen

Flower Share: (Flower Care Tips)
Flower share is done for the season - see you next year!

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

Last week of the CSA! Who can believe it? We never quite can. We hope these vegetables make it onto your family's Thanksgiving table and your own connection to our farm adds to your own Thanksgiving celebration!

Summer 2018 Signups are open!
SPECIAL AUTOMATIC GIFT for returning members who sign up before Thanksgiving! (probably a free dozen eggs or bouquet of flowers in the spring!), in addition to the coupon code ILOVECSA which gives you $10 off.

Thanks so much to all of our great members for your support. We had a big CSA weekend this past weekend, meeting folks from Greenpoint-Williamsburg,  Kensington Windsor Terrace, and I know Kew Gardens was having a core meeting as well! So fun for us to touch base in person with everyone who works so hard to make things go smoothly all season. Don't forget that all members, friends and family are invited to our own end-of-season Harvest Potluck at the farm, this coming Sat Nov 18, 6-9pm. Let us know if you plan to come (email is good).

We tried to give out as much produce as you could handle, hopefully you were able to use it all!  FALL SHARE WEEKLY subscribers - don't forget to pick up your extra box this week! It should have your name on it. 

This past weekend brought our first FROST. This should actually enhance the flavor of many greens like kale, cabbage and carrots.  When these plants get hit with frost they produce sugar to protect them from the winter weather.  That is why the greens that are given out this time of year, and in the Winter Share, are so delicious. It is a real treat to have these vegetables harvested at this late stage of the season, instead of those from grocery stores, which are ripened in warmer growing regions and as a result don't have as full flavor.

We're gearing up for winter shares! Don't forget to sign up - almost every CSA location has a winter share site. The deadline is Sunday Nov 26 (Sunday after Thanksgiving) and First pickup is Dec 2!
These are some of the items that are likely to be in the December Winter share: Kale, Onions, Fingerling Potatoes, Garlic, Squash, Radishes, Broccoli, 2-3 dozen eggs, Turnips, Broccoli Raab

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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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