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Posted 11/20/2017 5:31pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow, along with meat, dairy and pantry items:

  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • fennel
  • pack choi
  • kohlrabi
  • greens
  • cabbage
  • brussels sprouts
  • winter squash
  • tomatoes
  • radishes
  • ginger

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

We're getting brussels sprouts this week! One of my favorite fall veggies, this is always a special treat when it comes in the CSA. Here's a dish I make for Thanksgiving, it's a crowd favorite. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,  

Tomorrow is our first pickup of the winter season! Please remember to bring your own bags to carry your share in. To the left is a list of what to expect each pickup. The amount you will receive of each item depends on the type of share you ordered. If you ordered from our Thanksgiving Market Day, those items will be available at pickup as well. 

Remember, pickup will be located at our usual place from 4pm-8pm: 

St. Marks Church on the Bowery
131 East 10th Street

(entrance on East 11th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

We also need volunteers this week in the 3:30-5:30pm slot to help set up the CSA. If you can help out, email us or just come to the church. All members must sign up for one volunteer shift this season. If you have not signed up yet, please do so here


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

apple farm

Easy as pie? These family apple farms persist against the odds. 

For many of us, apple season means pick-your-own outings and trips to the farmers’ market, but these methods of distribution only account for .3 percent of U.S. farm sales. Apples are a $4 billion dollar a year crop in the U.S. This Civil Eats article profiles one local apple farm to shed light on the many hurdles in the apple industry today for small family farmers.

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee 


If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com!

 
Posted 11/16/2017 9:47pm by Core Committee.

Hello Winter CSA members!

There's a chill in the air, the holidays are just around the corner, and we're looking forward to starting a cozy season of local produce! There are a few quick notes before our first pick-up of the season, which is this Tuesday, November 21st

Every member is required to participate in one volunteer shift. You can sign up for your volunteer shift here. This week our share is arriving on Monday 11/20, so we definitely need volunteers to help unload the truck and store the shares at the church for Tuesday's pickup. 

SIGN UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT HERE

Pickup will be located at our usual place from 4pm-8pm: 

St. Marks Church on the Bowery
131 East 10th Street

(entrance on East 11th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Pickup will occur on the following days: Nov 21Dec 12Mar 6Apr 17, and May 8

We'll send out emails prior to each pickup with the expected share list and additional information from our core team about news and events. We're looking forward to kicking off the season! 

Cheers, 
Washington Square CSA Core Committee 

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Posted 11/10/2017 7:17am by Core Committee.

Attention CSA Summer/Fall Members, 

As our 2017 Summer and Fall season comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect and invite our community to share how they felt about this past season. In order to continue to improve and make the Washington Square CSA the best it can be, please help us out by taking a few minutes to complete the survey below. 

Your input is very important to us, and will impact the way our CSA is run next season. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know what you think.

Best,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/9/2017 7:42am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members past, present, and future,

There's one day left to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs! For this year's Thanksgiving Market Day, we are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by 12pm on November 10, 2017.
 

Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, between 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

After you place your order, we'll send you a confirmation email within 24 hours indicating the total amount due and details for submitting your payment.

We are also still looking for a winter unloading site coordinator! If you have a flexible schedule and missed the opportunity to signup for the winter share, this is your chance! We need help unloading and setting up the CSA for 5 afternoons (2pm to 5:30pm on 11/21, 12/12, 3/6, 4/17, and 5/8). The winter unloading site coordinator will also receive 50% discount off of a meat share for their efforts. Please reach out to us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com for more information. 

Cheers,

The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/6/2017 7:51pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what to expect:

  • Carrots
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Winter Squash
  • Peppers
  • Ginger
  • Fennel

Fruit share:

  • Empire Apples
  • Gold Supreme Apples
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Lady Apples
You heard it right, 4 types of apples! It will be a heavy load, so be sure to bring extra bags.

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Roasted Carrots and Red Onions with Fennel and Mint

roasted veggies

The vinaigrette on this roasted veggie dish really helps the flavors meld nicely. Plus the flavors of these veggies transform once brown and tender.


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,  

It's our final pickup of the year! We've completed another great season of supporting our local farmers. It's been great getting to know everyone, and we're looking forward to seeing you this winter or next spring! Be sure to sign up for our general mailing list to hear about future seasons and events. 

If you still need to complete a volunteer shift, we're in need of one more volunteer this week in the 3:45 to 5:45 time slot. Email us if you can assist! 

THANKSGIVING MARKET DAY
Stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs! For this year's Thanksgiving Market Day, we are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. You do not need to be a member of winter season to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by November 10, 2017Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, between 4:00 - 8:00 pm.


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

IFC practices

These farmers are building a minimal-pesticide future.

Many farming practices are talked about in the food media, but one phrase is often overlooked: integrated pest management. IPM is a tool that enables farmers to take better care of their land and their livelihoods.

It focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage by managing the ecosystem as a whole. If IPM principles can be embraced on a widespread scale, we’d see a food production system that would measure up as having a far lighter load on the environment than if certified organic agriculture were adopted to the same scale.

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee 


If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com!

 
Posted 11/2/2017 7:47am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members past, present, and future,

It's time to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs! For this year's Thanksgiving Market Day, we are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by November 10, 2017.

Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, between 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

After you place your order, we'll send you a confirmation email within 24 hours indicating the total amount due and details for submitting your payment.

If you have questions or need to make adjustments to an order you submitted, email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 10/31/2017 11:50am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Don't forget! Today, October 31st, is the last day for Winter Share registration. If you've been putting off registering, now is your chance. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join our community for another season of fresh, local produce and other farm goods. 

REGISTER HERE NOW

Winter 2017-2018 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery. We will have 5 pickups: Nov 21Dec 12Mar 6Apr 17, and May 8. 

Rather than our typical vegetable share with add-ons, the winter CSA features several "mixed" share types to choose from: Meat share, Lacto-ovo share, and Vegan share. Find more details and registration forms on our website here. Members will be required to complete one two-hour work shift during pickup, or the equivalent in other volunteer opportunities. 

Registration and all payments must be received by 9pm TONIGHT.

We're also still seeking some new core committee members! We are looking to fill two Site Coordinator positions: afternoon/unloading for Winter Share 2017-2018, and evening/closing for next Summer/Fall Share 2018. Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you are interested and would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 10/30/2017 5:13pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what to expect:

  • Radishes
  • Potatoes
  • Winter Squash
  • Celery
  • Parsnips
  • Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Pac Choi

Fruit share:

  • Apples (two types)

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Roasted Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries

parsnip fries

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to the usual french fry (that actually tastes like a crispy fry) my recommendation is these garlic turmeric parsnip fries. The mix of flavors here is intense and delicious. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,  

Happy Halloween! Please note that due to the holiday our pickup will be from 4pm-7pm this week, ending one hour early. 

We're in need of one more volunteer this week in the 5pm -7pm time slot. Can you believe next week is our last pickup of the season? This means there is only 2 weeks left to fulfill your required volunteer shift, so sign up here or email us if you can assist! 

WINTER REGISTRATION
Registration Closes tomorrow, Tuesday October 31st! We will have 5 pickups: Nov 21Dec 12Mar 6Apr 17May 8. Rather than our typical vegetable share with add-ons, the winter CSA features several "mixed" share types to choose from: Meat share, Lacto-Ovo share, and Vegan share. 

COMPLETE REGISTRATION HERE

JOIN THE CORE COMMITTEE
We're still seeking some new core committee members! We are looking to fill two Site Coordinator positions: afternoon/unloading, Winter Share 2017-2018, and evening/closing, Next Summer/Fall Share 2018. Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you would like more information. 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

Greg Asbed

The Evolutionary Event That Gave Way to the Pumpkin

To celebrate Halloween, here's a quick read on the ancient event in plant evolution that gave way to our favorite fall squash. 

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee 


If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com!

 
Posted 10/30/2017 2:31pm by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Don't forget! Tomorrow October 31st, is the last day for Winter Share registration. If you've been putting off registering, now is your chance. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join our community for another season of fresh, local produce and other farm goods. 

REGISTER HERE NOW

Winter 2017-2018 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery. We will have 5 pickups: Nov 21Dec 12Mar 6Apr 17, and May 8. 

Rather than our typical vegetable share with add-ons, the winter CSA features several "mixed" share types to choose from: Meat share, Lacto-ovo share, and Vegan share. Find more details and registration forms on our website here. Members will be required to complete one two-hour work shift during pickup, or the equivalent in other volunteer opportunities. 

Registration and all payments must be received by 9pm TOMORROW.

We're also still seeking some new core committee members! We are looking to fill two Site Coordinator positions: afternoon/unloading for Winter Share 2017-2018, and evening/closing for next Summer/Fall Share 2018. Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you are interested and would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 10/24/2017 9:21pm by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Don't forget that Washington Square CSA is open for Winter Share Registration! Winter 2017-2018 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery.

REGISTER HERE NOW

We will have 5 pickups between November and May: Nov 21Dec 12Mar 6Apr 17, and May 8. 

Rather than our typical vegetable share with add-ons, the winter CSA features several "mixed" share types to choose from: Meat share, Lacto-ovo share, and Vegan share. Find more details and registration forms on our website here. Members will be required to complete one two-hour work shift during pickup, or the equivalent in other volunteer opportunities. 

The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is October 31st. That's one week from today! 

We're also still seeking some new core committee members! We are looking to fill two Site Coordinator positions: afternoon/unloading for Winter Share 2017-2018, and evening/closing for next Summer/Fall Share 2018. Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you are interested and would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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WHAT'S COMING These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow, along with meat, dairy and pantry items: carrots potatoes onions fennel pack choi kohlrabi greens cabbage brussels sprouts winter

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Hello Winter CSA members!There's a chill in the air, the holidays are just around the corner, and we're looking forward to starting a cozy season of local produce! There are a few quic

WSCSA - End of Season SurveyNovember 10th, 2017

Attention CSA Summer/Fall Members,  As our 2017 Summer and Fall season comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect and invite our community to share how they felt about