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Posted 4/20/2019 10:06am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

Registration for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA has been extended! Registration and payment is now due by Friday, May 10, 2019. We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season! 

CSA membership numbers are low this year, not just in our CSA but in CSA programs around the country. CSA programs are crucial for keeping small farms running, which is more important now that never before. We hope that you'll be able to help support Norwich Meadows Farm this season, but if you cannot commit to our CSA, we ask that you share this email or download our flyer to share with your friends, family, and coworkers to help the CSA community grow and thrive. Thank you for your support! 

$450.00 - payment deadline extended - now due by 5/10

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!

Add-ons are now available! If you have already signed up for the summer CSA, but would like to purchase add-ons such as fruit, dairy products, meat, or pantry items, you can update your membership here and submit additional payment. 

 


Season Info:

summer shareWe are excited to be entering another year of working with Norwich Meadows Farms and the gracious church of St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, to get healthy, affordable, and delicious farm products right here in the city. 
 
Distribution will be once a week, beginning sometime in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 
 
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement
 
Remember that Washington Square CSA is run entirely by volunteers! To ensure our continued success, we rely on the participation of every member to fulfill volunteer shift requirements. If you're interested in getting more involved, we would love to have you! Email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com to learn about joining the Core Committee.
 
Here's to another summer of supporting our local farmers and eating great food!
 
Cheers,
Your Washington Square CSA Core Committee 

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

Posted 4/16/2019 9:56am by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

This week we can expect the following winter produce, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items.

  • Green Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Sunchokes
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Greens

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Shaved Turnip Salad

turnip salad

Are you as sick of roasted root vegetables as I am? Warmer days means cooler meals, so why not toss those turnips into a salad? This recipe calls for arugula but we can mix in some other CSA greens too. 

Get the recipe here.

 

SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're looking forward to another share of farm fresh vegetables!

There are only 3 pickups left in the winter season, so don't forget to sign up for your volunteer shift if you haven't completed one yet. Sign up here

Also a reminder that the next pick up on May 7 will be at a different location, Sixth Street Community Center (638 E 6th St, between Aves B & C). 

Summer/Fall Share 2019 - Two Weeks Left to Register!

Distribution will be once a week, beginning in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 

The cost of the Summer/Fall 2019 share is is $450.00, and payment is due by 4/28. For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!

Thanks,
The WSCSA Core Committee  
 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

Brooklyn Public Library Is Now Giving Away Seeds
 
Just a couple of short weeks in to the Brooklyn Public Library’s brand new seed library program, which opened for business on March 13, it ran out of seeds. “Once the awareness got out there, it was not too hard to give them away,” says Jesse Montero, director of the Central Library branch at Grand Army Plaza, indulging in understatement.

Hundreds of packets of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, flowers, herbs were quickly snatched up by garden-happy Brooklynites eager to get planting—in their apartments, in the tree beds on their blocks, and in shared community plots. 

Seed libraries are a growing phenomenon across the country, a natural pairing, according to Montero, between locals and the actual physical public libraries that serve them. Seeds are “literally the seeds of other things that can happen: creating a sense of community through the joint endeavor of a garden, supporting health and nutrition through the growing of produce locally, beautifying neighborhoods and making them safer and more livable places,” Montero says.

Read more here.

 


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

 
Posted 4/15/2019 5:59pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

This week we can expect the following winter produce, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items.

  • Green Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Sunchokes
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Greens

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Shaved Turnip Salad

turnip salad

Are you as sick of roasted root vegetables as I am? Warmer days means cooler meals, so why not toss those turnips into a salad? This recipe calls for arugula but we can mix in some other CSA greens too. 

Get the recipe here.

 

SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're looking forward to another share of farm fresh vegetables!

There are only 3 pickups left in the winter season, so don't forget to sign up for your volunteer shift if you haven't completed one yet. Sign up here

Also a reminder that the next pick up on May 7 will be at a different location, Sixth Street Community Center (638 E 6th St, between Aves B & C). 

Summer/Fall Share 2019 - Two Weeks Left to Register!

Distribution will be once a week, beginning in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 

The cost of the Summer/Fall 2019 share is is $450.00, and payment is due by 4/28. For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!

Thanks,
The WSCSA Core Committee  
 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

Brooklyn Public Library Is Now Giving Away Seeds
 
Just a couple of short weeks in to the Brooklyn Public Library’s brand new seed library program, which opened for business on March 13, it ran out of seeds. “Once the awareness got out there, it was not too hard to give them away,” says Jesse Montero, director of the Central Library branch at Grand Army Plaza, indulging in understatement.

Hundreds of packets of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, flowers, herbs were quickly snatched up by garden-happy Brooklynites eager to get planting—in their apartments, in the tree beds on their blocks, and in shared community plots. 

Seed libraries are a growing phenomenon across the country, a natural pairing, according to Montero, between locals and the actual physical public libraries that serve them. Seeds are “literally the seeds of other things that can happen: creating a sense of community through the joint endeavor of a garden, supporting health and nutrition through the growing of produce locally, beautifying neighborhoods and making them safer and more livable places,” Montero says.

Read more here.

 


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

 
Posted 4/14/2019 12:27pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

Registration for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA closes in two weeks! Be sure to register and submit payment by Sunday, April 28.

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Norwich Meadows Farms and the gracious church of St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, to get healthy, affordable, and delicious farm products right here in the city. 

We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season!

$450.00 - payment due by 4/28

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!


Season Info:

summer shareDistribution will be once a week, beginning sometime in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 
 
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement
 
Remember that Washington Square CSA is run entirely by volunteers! To ensure our continued success, we rely on the participation of every member to fulfill volunteer shift requirements. If you're interested in getting more involved, we would love to have you! Email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com to learn about joining the Core Committee.
 
Here's to another summer of supporting our local farmers and eating great food!
 
Cheers,
Your Washington Square CSA Core Committee 

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

Posted 3/26/2019 7:47am by Core Committee.

Hi CSA Members, 

We currently do not have any volunteers to help out with the 2-4pm shift and cannot unload the truck alone! If you are available to help out, please send us an email at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com and let us know that you'll be able to lend a hand. 

Thank you! 
WCSA Core Committee 

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

Posted 3/25/2019 6:22pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

This week we can expect the following winter produce, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items.

  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Radish
  • Green Onion
  • Parnips
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes 

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Spicy Beans and Wilted Greens

wilted greens

If you have a lazy weekend ahead, consider this recipe for low and slow beans cooked with garlic, onions and some other basic ingredients, and then quickly spin some spinach in at the end to wilt it.

Get the recipe here.

 

SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're looking forward to another share of farm fresh vegetables! We're back to our normal location at St. Marks Church In-The Bowery this week.

We are looking for volunteers for the first shift (2-4pm) this week. We currently have no volunteers to help unload the truck! Please let us know if you can lend a hand. There are only 4 pickups left in the winter season, so if you haven't signed up for your volunteer shift for the winter season yet, be sure to do so here

Summer/Fall Registration 2019

Our registration is now open for summer and fall 2019Distribution will be once a week, beginning in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 

The cost of the Summer/Fall 2019 share is is $450.00, and payment is due by 4/28. For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!

Thanks,
The WSCSA Core Committee  
 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

How does the human brain experience taste?
 
Scientists have recently gotten one step closer to solving an intractable mystery: what food tastes like to the brain. While scientists have figured out how sight, hearing, and touch translate into neural signals, they’ve long failed to map the “gustatory cortex”—or, the patterns that result as a response to tastes in the mouth.

One reason it’s so difficult to show how taste registers in the brain, says Cornell University cognitive scientist Adam Anderson, is because our feelings keep getting in the way. To get a clearer picture, Anderson’s research team at Cornell wanted to try to isolate the physiology of taste from the the emotional side of eating. To do so, the team conducted taste tests—a lot of them. Their findings were published this month in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications.

Read more here.

 


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

 
Posted 3/16/2019 4:50pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

Registration for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA is now open, and the Early Bird Discount ends tomorrow, March 17th. 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Norwich Meadows Farms and the gracious church of St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, to get healthy, affordable, and delicious farm products right here in the city. 

We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season! Details below.

  • Early Bird Discount: $420.00 - payment due by 3/17 
  • On-Time Bird: $450.00 - payment due by 4/28

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!


Season Info:

summer shareDistribution will be once a week, beginning sometime in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 
 
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement
 
Remember that Washington Square CSA is run entirely by volunteers! To ensure our continued success, we rely on the participation of every member to fulfill volunteer shift requirements. If you're interested in getting more involved, we would love to have you! Email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com to learn about joining the Core Committee.
 
Here's to another summer of supporting our local farmers and eating great food!
 
Cheers,
Your Washington Square CSA Core Committee 

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

Posted 3/4/2019 5:40pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

This week we can expect the following winter produce, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items.

  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Sunchokes
  • Radish
  • Turnips
  • Parsnips
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Parsnip Feta Dip

parsnip dip

Last week I made this dip with the parsnips that have been collecting in my crisper drawer and it was so refreshing and tasty! I served it with warm pita bread, but any dippable veggie like carrots would go great too.  

Get the recipe here.

 

SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

Please remember that due to some scheduling issues at St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery, our CSA will have a different location for Tuesday's delivery on March 5, as well as the May 7 delivery. 

Tomorrow's pickup will be located at: 

Sixth Street Community Center
638 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
(Between Aves B and C)
4pm to 8pm 

Since our space is more constrained at this location, we plan to pre-bag the shares before the start of pickup. However, please plan to bring your own sturdy bags to transport your share. We apologize for any inconvenience the location change may cause. We're hopeful that we will still be able to run smoothly in this new location, but bear in mind that the pick-up will be a little improvised. If you are able to stop by and lend a hand at 2pm for set up, please let us know! You help is greatly appreciated. 

If you haven't signed up for your volunteer shift for the winter season yet, be sure to do so here

Summer/Fall Registration 2019

Our registration is now open for summer and fall 2019Distribution will be once a week, beginning in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 

For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement
  • Early Bird Discount: $420.00 - payment due by 3/17 
  • On-Time Bird: $450.00 - payment due by 4/28

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!

Thanks,
The WSCSA Core Committee  
 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

Fast Company: Meet the executives who have made Netflix food TV

If you want to understand how Netflix is reinventing every aspect of TV programming, consider how–and how fast–it’s changed food shows.

Today, Netflix that has a growing global appetite to feed its audience a new type of food TV. Such shows as Ugly Delicious, Nailed It!, The Final Table, Somebody Feed Phil, and Salt Fat Acid Heat represent a booming subsection within the service and have revived interest in the genre among a generation of Instagram-happy culinary adventurers for whom Bourdain is their Proustian comfort-food viewing.

Read more here.

 


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

 
Posted 2/25/2019 8:34pm by Core Committee.


Hello Winter CSA Members, 

Due to some scheduling issues at St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery, our CSA will have a different location for next week's delivery on March 5, as well as the May 7 delivery. 

Next Tuesday's pickup will be located at: 

Sixth Street Community Center
638 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
(Between Aves A and B) 

Pickup will still be from 4pm-8pm. Since our space is more constrained at this location, we plan to pre-bag the shares before the start of pickup. However, please plan to bring your own sturdy bags to transport your share. This means we also especially need volunteers in the 2pm time slot to help pre-sort the shares. Please sign up online or email us if you can help out. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We're hopeful that we will still be able to run smoothly in this new location on these two dates, but bear in mind that the pick-up will be a little improvised. Any support is much appreciated! 

Thanks,
WSCSA Core Committee

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

Posted 2/16/2019 11:39am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

Registration for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA is now open, and the Very Early Bird Discount ends tomorrow, February 17th. 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Norwich Meadows Farms and the gracious church of St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, to get healthy, affordable, and delicious farm products right here in the city. 

We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season! Details below.

  • Very Early Bird Discount: $400.00 - payment due by 2/17
  • Early Bird Discount: $420.00 - payment due by 3/17 
  • On-Time Bird: $450.00 - payment due by 4/28

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share!


Season Info:

summer shareDistribution will be once a week, beginning sometime in June and running until late October or early November. We expect to continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's Church on the Bowery. 
 
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2019 Member Agreement
 
Remember that Washington Square CSA is run entirely by volunteers! To ensure our continued success, we rely on the participation of every member to fulfill volunteer shift requirements. If you're interested in getting more involved, we would love to have you! Email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com to learn about joining the Core Committee.
 
Here's to another summer of supporting our local farmers and eating great food!
 
Cheers,
Your Washington Square CSA Core Committee 

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

WSCSA Summer & Fall 2019: Registration Deadline Extended and Add-ons AvailableApril 20th, 2019

Dear Washington Square CSA members,  Registration for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA has been extended! Registration and payment is now due by Friday, May 10, 2019. We hope you

WSCSA Winter Pickup #7 - Tuesday, April 16April 16th, 2019

WHAT'S COMING This week we can expect the following winter produce, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items. Green Garlic Spinach Lettuce Turnips Radishes Onions Sunchokes Carro

WSCSA Winter Pickup #7 - Tuesday, April 16April 15th, 2019

WHAT'S COMING This week we can expect the following winter produce, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items. Green Garlic Spinach Lettuce Turnips Radishes Onions Sunchokes Carro