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Posted 4/17/2017 4:38pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members past and future,

We invite you to join us at a CSA event at St Mark's Church on the Bowery! We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 9th, as we wrap up the winter season and usher in the summer with a casual potluck with wine and beer provided by the CSA.

Bring yourself, any friends you have who might want to learn more about CSAs, and a dish if you feel so inclined (though it's absolutely not necessary). We'll have chef demonstrations by last year's Smackdown winners and core committee members, as well as a short info session for those who want to learn more about becoming members.

The farm has extended membership deadlines so that new members can sign up at the event -- but we'd love to have you on board before then! Sign up for summer CSA today.

Event details (no RSVP necessary):

  • Tuesday, May 9th
  • 6:30 - 8pm
  • St Mark's Church on the Bowery
  • All friends (and potential friends!) of the CSA are welcome!

But why wait?! Support small farmers and secure your $17/week share of seasonal fresh produce throughout the summer. 

Sign up for a summer CSA share!

 


Season Info:

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.
  • Super Early Bird: $350 - payment by January 19, 2017
  • Very Early Bird: $365 - payment by January 30, 2017
  • Early Bird: $375 - payment by March 20, 2017
  • Regular Bird: $415 - payment by April 30, 2017
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2017 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,
The WSCSA Core Committee
Andrew, Emily, Eva, Linda, Molly, Natalie, Rachel

 

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Posted 4/17/2017 7:21am by Core Committee.
 
 
 

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what we're looking forward to tomorrow:

  • mixed potatoes
  • yellow onions
  • spring onions
  • leeks
  • spinach
  • carrots
  • parsnips
  • mixed beets
  • turnips
  • rutabagas
  • mixed value-add items
Get veggie storage tips.
 

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Roasted root vegetable pasta with kale pesto

root vegetable pasta

With spring upon us, farmers markets will start making space for early-season asparagus and ramps any minute. But, after the whole winter in the ground to get sweet, this is actually the best time of year to enjoy root vegetables. Mix yours with pasta and add some bright, fresh pesto with this lovely dish. Get the recipe.


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi members,

Our penultimate pick-up is tomorrow and we are so excited to say that we are ALL SET on volunteers! Thanks for being great :)

As our cozy, intimate winter season starts to wind down, we have our sights set on the summer. There are a number of updates, but we'll be brief:

Potluck party: First things first - we'll be having a shindig to celebrate a successful winter season and to welcome new people to the CSA for summer. Beer and wine will be flowing, and we'll have chef demonstrations by last year's Smackdown winners and core committee members, plus a short info session for new people interested in signing up. Bring yourself, a friend who wants to learn more, and even a dish if you're feeling inspired (though it's not necessary).

  • Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30-8pm (during pick-up)
  • St Marks Church

Summer/fall CSA sign-up: Registration is still open for summer, including fruit, meat and dairy add-ons. Sign up now! The deadline is April 30 (though if new people want to sign up at the potluck, they will still be able to).

Opportunity to get more involved: A number of core members will be out for summer, and we're looking for more volunteers to take on a few fun roles. Whatever your skill or commitment level, we would love for you to get involved. Reply to this email or let us know at pick-up if you'd like to learn more.

  • Special events organizer (market day, smackdown, etc)
  • Volunteer shifts coordinator
  • Treasurer

Sign up for Summer CSA

Join our Facebook Group for updates

 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD TALK

climate change dinner party

What will dinner parties look like post climate change? Goodbye chocolate...

A NYC-based photographer from Saveur magazine poses an interesting question: what will we be eating for dinner after sea levels rise? Through the medium of a photographic essay, she depicts a dystopic reality of life without chocolate, with seaweed and bivalves taking center stage. 

View and read more about her photo essay.

 

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 3/14/2017 4:36pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA-ers,

This absurdly snowy(ish?) day seems a good time to turn our thoughts to sun-soaked fields of ripening CSA veggies. So, let this serve as your friendly reminder to join the local foods bandwagon again this year and register for a share with Washington Square CSA.

The last early bird discount is coming up on Monday, March 20th. This is your last chance to get a discounted share (save $40!), bringing the weekly price to just about $17 -- one of the very cheapest in the city.

Sign up for a summer 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, but this will be confirmed shortly.
  • Super Early Bird: $350 - payment by January 19, 2017
  • Very Early Bird: $365 - payment by January 30, 2017
  • Early Bird: $375 - payment by March 20, 2017
  • Regular Bird: $415 - payment by April 30, 2017
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2017 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,
The WSCSA Core Committee
Andrew, Emily, Eva, Linda, Molly, Natalie, Rachel

 

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Posted 3/4/2017 12:26pm by Core Committee.
 
 
 

WHAT'S COMING

Below is the farm's best guess as of this morning, but it is very much subject to change!!!

  • parsnips
  • mixed carrots
  • yukon potatoes
  • adirondack blue potatoes
  • yellow onions
  • sunchokes
  • kohlrabi
  • scallions 
  • spinach
  • mixed add-ons and pantry items
Get veggie storage tips.
 

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Extra-flaky scallion pancakes w/ ginger-scallion dipping sauce

scallion pancakes

One of the best greasy Chinese appetizers without ever having to change out of our pajamas (or place an order for delivery)?! Yes, please!  Get the recipe.


SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi members,

Our next pick-up is this Tuesday, March 7th. We currently are missing volunteers for both the 1st and 2nd slots, so if you're available from 2-4pm or 3:50-6pm, please sign up!

The next two pick-ups are full for volunteers, so this would be a good week to get your shift done if you haven't yet.

Sign up for a volunteer shift.

 

Join our Facebook Group for updates

 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD TALK

sunny perdue

What will Trump's Secretary of Agriculture pick mean for farmers?

Sunny Perdue, Georgia Governor and Trump's yet-to-be-confirmed pick to run the USDA, has some optimistic, others fearful. While he is largely believed to have ample knowledge and experience, his ties to Big Ag have people worried for small farmers. As a former head of a fertilizer business, environmental activists also worry that he will not take issues regarding sustainability into account for the next Farm Bill (which has just begun to be discussed). 

Read more about Sunny Perdue and what his appointment will mean for the American farm business. Then, read something lighter about what's being served from the new White House kitchen, and what will become of Michelle Obama's organic veggie garden (spoiler: it's actually good news). 

 

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 2/24/2017 10:59am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members,

It's CSA Day, and we are joining farmers and fellow CSAs across the country to celebrate! You know what the best way is to join in? Sign up for a summer share.

What is CSA Day all about?

Now is the time of year when farmers make all the investments they'll need to have a successful harvest many months from now. As you know, CSAs are all about the sharing of benefits and risks -- early registrations allow for more benefits. So, to support their work and ensure that we ALL can have access to delicious, locally-grown veggies year-round, a push is made today to get more people signed up for a share. In fact, today is the most popular day of the year to register for a CSA!

So, join the effort and sign up.

If you're already signed up (thank you!), you can do your part by sharing our posts on social media and encouraging your friends and family to get involved.

Thanks for being great, and happy CSA Day!

Cheers,

Andrew, Emily, Eva, Linda, Molly, Natalie, Rachel
Your Washington Square CSA Core Committee



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, but this will be confirmed shortly.
  • Super Early Bird: $350 - payment by January 19, 2017
  • Very Early Bird: $365 - payment by January 30, 2017
  • Early Bird: $375 - payment by March 20, 2017
  • Regular Bird: $415 - payment by April 30, 2017
For more information about our policies, including summer work shift requirements, please view our Summer 2017 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!
 
 


 

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Posted 1/28/2017 9:05am by Core Committee.

Good morning (again) Winter CSA members!

Insider tip to save you some time (at the expense of filling your inbox):

The Norwich Meadows farm stand is on the north side of the park, about halfway down the block -- it can be a bit hard to find as the market is so big. 

See you soon!

 


 

Don't forget that pick up is today from 10am-2pm at the Union Square Farmers Market. Look for the Norwich Meadows Farm stand. We'll have a few core committee members there to check people off.

Winter Sun Farm membersThey are not able to bring veggies to the farmers market, so there will be two shares distributed at the first March pick-up, and two again at the second March pick-up, to make up for both December and this week.

See you all soon!

Cheers,

WSCSA Core Committee

 

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Posted 1/28/2017 8:53am by Core Committee.

Good morning Winter CSA members!

Don't forget that pick up is today from 10am-2pm at the Union Square Farmers Market. Look for the Norwich Meadows Farm stand. We'll have a few core committee members there to check people off.

Winter Sun Farm membersThey are not able to bring veggies to the farmers market, so there will be two shares distributed at the first March pick-up, and two again at the second March pick-up, to make up for both December and this week.

See you all soon!

Cheers,

WSCSA Core Committee

 

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Posted 1/23/2017 6:00pm by Core Committee.

Hi Winter CSA members,

As communicated, due to the weather Farmer Zaid and his crew is not able to get farm products down to the city for tomorrow's distribution. We've worked through the day to figure out the best situation to get this week's share, and landed on the following:

Pick-up will be this Saturday, January 28th, from 10am-2pm, at the Union Square Farmers Market. 

Look for the Norwich Meadows Farm stand. We'll have a few core committee members there to check people off.

Winter Sun Farm membersThey are not able to bring veggies to the farmers market, so there will be two shares distributed at the first March pick-up, and two again at the second March pick-up, to make up for both December and this week.

Again, your patience is greatly appreciated as we work together with everyone's best interest in mind. And this is probably a good time for a quick, friendly reminder of what a CSA is all about --- sharing in all the trials and tribulations!

Cheers,

WSCSA Core Committee

 

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Posted 11/14/2016 5:35pm by Core Committee.

Hello Winter CSA members!

Don't tell anyone, but winter just might be our favorite CSA season:) Thanks for joining our cozy community. We're sure that when the veggies start coming in, we'll all be happy we signed up!

There are just a few quick notes before our first pick-up of the season, which is a week from this Tuesday on November 22nd. 


Sign up for your winter volunteer shift:

Winter members need only do one shift, so please be sure to sign up soon! It's particularly important to have members at the unloading time, as winter vegetables can tend toward the heavy side. Big kudos to the first to sign up!

Sign up for your shift.


Market Day is Nov 22 -- and (surprise!) we're offering free knife sharpening:

If you purchased any Market Day items, be sure to bring extra bags with you to distribution. PLUS, we have the added bonus of CSA core member Dan being on-hand to sharpen any (non-serrated) knives! Get ready for Thanksgiving by bringing in any knives you have that need a touch-up, and he'll take care of them for you.

 

And that should be it! You'll be hearing from us either the day before or the day of each pick-up with info on your share, recipe inspiration, and goings-on in the sustainable food world. As a reminder, pick-up dates for Norwich Meadows are: Nov 22, Dec 13, Jan 24, Mar 7, Mar 28, Apr 18, and May 9.

 

We're looking forward to seeing you next week!

Cheers,

The WSCSA Core Committee

 

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Posted 11/6/2016 10:16am by Core Committee.

Hi members,

Can you believe we've reached the end of another great summer and fall?! If you're having trouble saying goodbye..... don't! We have a Market Day coming up on November 22 with orders due by end-of-day TODAY. Plus, we have re-opened the Farm Bridge winter share with a new deadline of the end of November!

 


MARKET DAY: orders due Sunday, Nov 6

Place your orders TODAY for our next Market Day - just in time for Thanksgiving! Vendors include:

  • Norwich Meadows Farm: eggs, beef, and jarred goods
  • Sfoglini Pasta: handmade pastas
  • Crafty Primate Bread: uniquely-flavored artisanal breads
  • Lewis Waite Farm: sustainably-farmed meat, poultry, fish, dairy and pantry items
  • S&V Jams: you guessed it, jams
And did we mention you can order your Thanksgiving turkey, too?!

Place your Market Day order for pick-up on Nov 22.

 


WINTER SHARE: sign up by Nov 30

Registration for the Norwich Meadows Farm share is closed, but Farm Bridge (flash-frozen fruits and veggies) registration has been extended until November 30. 

Sign up for Farm Bridge winter share.

 


We hope to see you all over the winter or at our next Market Day. And if not, we look forward to another season with you next summer!

 

Cheers,

WSCSA Core Committee

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Summer CSA + invitation to potluck May 9th!April 17th, 2017

Dear Washington Square CSA members past and future, We invite you to join us at a CSA event at St Mark's Church on the Bowery! We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 9th, as we wrap up the winter se

WSCSA pick-up tomorrow, 4/18 + invitation to end of year potluck!April 17th, 2017

      WHAT'S COMING Here's what we're looking forward to tomorrow: mixed potatoes yellow onions spring onions leeks spinach carrots parsnips mixed beets turnips rutabagas mixed va

CSA: next early bird discount deadline is March 20!March 14th, 2017

Dear Washington Square CSA-ers, This absurdly snowy(ish?) day seems a good time to turn our thoughts to sun-soaked fields of ripening CSA veggies. So, let this serve as your friendly reminder to join