Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs allow members to support local, sustainable agriculture by partnering with a local farm and purchasing a share of a farmer's produce for the whole season. Through Ansche Chesed's program, you and your family can have access to delicious, local, and organic produce, eggs, and flowers from June through November!
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.
We are the second to last CSA on the list: UWS Manhattan Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street. Pick-ups are on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30pm.
For more about what a CSA is and how it works, click here.
2013 Pricing Full Share Half Share
Vegetable Share $595.20 $315
Fruit Share $275.04 $150
Flower Share $155 $79.50
Egg Share $33
Variety Pak* $570.00
Mega-Combo ** $1,050.00
*Variety Pak includes half shares of everything.
**Mega-Combo includes full shares of everything.
In addition to the share cost, we are assessed a transportation fee of 7.5% of the total order. This covers trucking, gas, tolls, tickets (inevitable in NYC) and driver. There is also a $10 administrative fee which covers the cost of supplies and is the only money we collect for our site -- all the rest of the money goes to the farm.
CSA members each volunteer once per season. Volunteering allows pick up to happen and is only an hour and a half, from 5:00-6:30pm for set up and first half of pick up, or from 6:30-8:00pm for second half of pick up and breakdown. CSA members bring their own bags and bag their own shares, but we still need to set up and breakdown the produce each week.
Parents: If you are considering joining a CSA, you might enjoy reading Michael Ruhlman on the experience of cooking whole foods with your children.
Visit our Recipes Archive for cooking and storage tips and recipes for produce from this week's share!
SHARE LIST -from the farmer and subject to change, but is usually mostly accurate.
VEGETABLE SHARE: (Greens Care/Tips)
FRUIT SHARE: (Fruit Care Tips)
½ dozen pastured eggs
FLOWER SHARE: (Flower Care Tips)
Flower share is finished for the season.
News From the Farm
Check back once the 2013 season has begun!
"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