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Posted 6/17/2019 8:29pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow:

  • Garlic Scapes
  • Spring Garlic
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Cucumber
  • Red Kale
  • Broccoli

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Crispy Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce

roasted broccoli

We're getting broccoli in the CSA this week! What a special treat. Here's a simple recipe for roasted broccoli with tahini sauce, which I think is always a tasty combo. The key to getting crispy florets is to make sure not to crowd the sheet, otherwise they will steam! 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

The summer season is finally here! We're so excited for our first pick-up tomorrow. As a reminder, our pickups are located at:

St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street
(entrance on East 11th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
From 4pm to 8pm  

Our volunteer sign up sheet is open! All members must volunteer for 2 shifts throughout the season, so if you haven't had a chance to sign up for your first volunteer shift, be sure to do so here

If you are a new CSA member (or just need a refresher) we have created a welcome flyer that has tips and FAQ's for the season. We'll have these on hand at our first pick-up as well. 

Also don't forget to bring your own bags for pickup each week. We cannot provide bags or boxes to help transport your share. And if you need help getting back into the swing of the CSA, our "Caring For Your Share" PDF organizes common veggies in the order you should eat them in, with quick facts on storage practices. 

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee  


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

lettuce
Save Our Food. Free the Seed.
 
Behemoth agrochemical companies are failing to deliver what farmers need to grow and what people want to eat.
 
Dan Barber, founder of Blue Hill, reports for the New York Times on the future of seeds as 'Big Seed' companies take control over commercial agriculture.
 
Just 50 years ago, some 1,000 small and family-owned seed companies were producing and distributing seeds in the United States; by 2009, there were fewer than 100. Thanks to a series of mergers and acquisitions over the last few years, four multinational agrochemical firms — Corteva, ChemChina, Bayer and BASF — now control over 60 percent of global seed sales.
 
 

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

 

 

Posted 6/7/2019 7:26am by Core Committee.

Welcome new and returning members to another great season of seasonal, local, fresh produce! Mark your calendars, our first pickup will be Tuesday, June 18. This year, pickups will continue at:

St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street
(entrance on East 11th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Tuesdays, from 4pm to 8pm  

Look out for details on our first pickup in our weekly newsletter, which will precede the pickup on Monday evenings throughout the season.

Our Volunteer Sign Up list is now open! As a reminder, all members of the CSA must complete two shifts throughout the season, so be sure to grab your first shift now, at the following link: WSCSA Summer 2019 Volunteer Sign Up

See you soon!

The 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 6/1/2019 11:57am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

Registration closes today for the summer and fall season! Registration and payment are due today, Saturday June 1, 2019. We hope you'll join us!

CSA membership numbers are low 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 than ever before. We hope that you'll be able to help support Norwich Meadows Farm this season!

$450.00 due by 6/1

This is only $20 a week for enough vegetables to feed 4 people or 2 hungry vegetarians!

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 5/25/2019 12:15pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

There is just one week left to register for the summer and fall season! Registration and payment are due by Saturday June 1, 2019. We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season. 

CSA membership numbers are low 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 than ever 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 due by 6/1

This is only $20 a week for enough vegetables to feed 4 people or 2 hungry vegetarians!

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 5/18/2019 11:36am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

There are just two weeks left to register for the summer and fall season! Registration and payment are due by Saturday June 1, 2019. We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season. 

CSA membership numbers are low 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 than ever 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 due by 6/1

This is only $20 a week for enough vegetables to feed 4 people or 2 hungry vegetarians!

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 5/13/2019 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
  • Greens
  • Sunchokes
  • Parsnips
  • Radish
  • Bok Choy
  • Yellow Onion
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Chives

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Green Garlic and Pea Soup

pea soup

This rainy weather had me searching for a spring soup. This one calls for green garlic which I rarely see in recipes! 

Get the recipe here.

 

SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members, 

Tomorrow is our last pickup of the winter season! Thanks to everyone for joining us this winter and spring, your support makes all of this possible! 

We hope to see you again this summer, so if you haven't signed up for summer yet, registration information is below and the deadline has been extended to June 1. Pickups will start in mid-June, which is just around the corner. 

Summer/Fall Share 2019 Registration Closes Saturday June 1

The cost of the Summer/Fall 2019 share is is $450.00, and payment is due by June 1. 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!

Add ons are available if you already registered, just update your membership here and submit additional payment. 

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 than ever before. We hope that you'll be able to help support Norwich Meadows Farm this season, but we also ask that you download our flyer to share with your friends, family, and coworkers to help the CSA community grow and thrive. Thank you for your support!

Thanks,
The WSCSA Core Committee  
 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

What does 'local' mean anyway? When shopping in grocery stores, the answer is: not much. 
 
Among food-related causes, buying local has the highest awareness among U.S. consumers at 46%, according to a study from Nielsen. But without an official definition from the USDA or FDA providing uniformity and integrity for this label claim, brands and retailers can apply it to virtually any product. One of the reasons why consumers have such different perceptions of what local means is likely due to the difficulty in tracking a product’s origin in today’s complex global food supply chain. 

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 5/9/2019 9:34pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

Due to lower than usual numbers this year, the farm is allowing us to extend our deadline again. Registration and payment is now due by Saturday June 1, 2019. We hope you'll join us for the upcoming season. 

CSA membership numbers are low 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 than ever 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 due by 6/1

This is only $20 a week for enough vegetables to feed 4 people or 2 hungry vegetarians!

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 5/6/2019 5:11pm 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
  • Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Bok Choy
  • Radish
  • Yellow Onion
  • Parsnips
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Greens

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Toasted Coconut Rice with Bok Choy

coconut rice

My new obsession is toasted coconut rice. This recipe doesn't call for it, but you can also toast unsweetened coconut flakes in the pan before you sauté your veggies, and then sprinkle on top of the finished dish for some added texture. The recipe calls for bok choy and green beens, but many of our veggies this week would go good with this. 

Get the recipe here.

 

SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

Don't forget that our pickup is at the Sixth Street Community Center this week. Pickup is at the same time 4pm-8pm but located at: 

638 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
(Between Aves B and C)

Our last pickup for the winter season will be back at St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery next Tuesday, May 14. If you still owe a volunteer shift, be sure to sign up here

Summer/Fall Share 2019 - Registration Closes Friday!

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 In-the-Bowery. 

The cost of the Summer/Fall 2019 share is is $450.00, and payment is due by 5/10. 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!

Add ons are available if you already registered, just update your membership here and submit additional payment. 

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 than ever before. We hope that you'll be able to help support Norwich Meadows Farm this season, but we also ask that you download our flyer to share with your friends, family, and coworkers to help the CSA community grow and thrive. Thank you for your support!

Thanks,
The WSCSA Core Committee  
 


THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

New York City's Green New Deal Mandates Composting—And That's a Win

On Earth Day last month, Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of a “Green New Deal” for New York included a humble resolution to make organics collection mandatory. New York City sends four million tons of trash to landfills every year, almost a third of which is food, which releases methane as it decomposes. Removing 80% of that would cut methane emissions equivalent to 4 billion pounds of CO2 each year—akin to taking 385,000 cars off the road.

So far the city hasn't been able to get composing processes off the ground as planned, but the issue isn't as complicated as you would think.

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 5/3/2019 5:04pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

There is only one week left to register for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA! Registration and payment is 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 than ever 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 due by 5/10

This is only $20 a week for enough vegetables to feed 4 people or 2 hungry vegetarians!

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 4/27/2019 11:23am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA members, 

There are only two weeks left to register for our 2019 Summer and Fall CSA! Registration and payment is 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 than ever 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 due by 5/10

This is only $20 a week for enough vegetables to feed 4 people or 2 hungry vegetarians!

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.

WSCSA Summer Pickup #1: Tuesday June 18June 17th, 2019

WHAT'S COMING These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow: Garlic Scapes Spring Garlic Kohlrabi Lettuce Fennel Cucumber Red Kale Broccoli WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION Crispy Roasted Brocc

Save the Date: WSCSA Starts June 18! June 7th, 2019

Welcome new and returning members to another great season of seasonal, local, fresh produce! Mark your calendars, our first pickup will be Tuesday, June 18. This year, pickups will continue

WSCSA Summer & Fall 2019 - Registration Closes Today!June 1st, 2019

Dear Washington Square CSA members,  Registration closes today for the summer and fall season! Registration and payment are due today, Saturday June 1, 2019. We hope you'll join&n