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Posted 12/17/2018 7:39am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Due to lower than expected membership this year, the farm has allowed us to reopen our winter share registration for the 2019 pick-up dates. If you missed your chance to register for our winter share, the deadline to register is January 6, 2019. Please consider supporting local farmers by joining us this winter season. 

This registration is for 7 pick-ups between January and May 2019: Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

Winter 2019 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery.

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. All three shares cost $310. 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. 

To sign up, head over to our website now! Please let us know right away if you encounter any issues with the site. The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is Sunday, January 6, 2019.  

Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 12/10/2018 5:31pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

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

  • Winter squash
  • Parsnips
  • Bok Choy
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Sunchokes
  • Rutabega
  • Turmeric

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Miso Glazed Turnips

carrot soup

This fast and easy glazing technique comes together quickly on the stovetop in a skillet. The tang of miso is an unusual pairing with turnips but works quite nicely. 

Get the recipe here.

 

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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're looking forward to another batch of fresh produce and pantry items this Tuesday! 

We're also looking for a volunteer for our 4-6:30 time slot. Stop by if you can help out! If you haven't signed up for your volunteer shift for the winter season yet, be sure to do so here

Happy Holidays! 

The WSCSA Core Committee  
 

THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

Can we grow more food on less land? We'll have to, a new study finds. 

If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to become radically more efficient, too. 

That’s the basic conclusion of a sweeping new study issued Wednesday by the World Resources Institute, an environmental group. The report warns that the world’s agricultural system will need drastic changes in the next few decades in order to feed billions more people without triggering a climate catastrophe.

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 12/9/2018 8:09pm by Core Committee.


Hello Summer and Fall 2018 CSA Members! 

Please take a moment to fill out this End of Season Survey. Your feedback will help both Norwich Farms (our farm!) and the WSCSA Core Committee learn more about CSA members and their needs. Your input is very important to us, and will impact the way our CSA is run and the sorts of products and produce we offer in future seasons.

Plus, we'll be giving away three of our new WSCSA totes to three random members who submit surveys by January 4, 2019!

FILL OUT THE SURVEY

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know what you think!

Cheers, 
Washington Square CSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/29/2018 7:24am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Due to lower than expected membership this year, the farm has allowed us to reopen our winter share registration for the 2019 pick-up dates. If you missed your chance to register for our winter share, the new deadline to register January 6, 2019. Please consider supporting local farmers by joining us this winter season. 

This new registration is for 7 pick-ups between January and May 2019: Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

Winter 2019 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery.

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. All three shares cost $310. 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. 

To sign up, head over to our website now! Please let us know right away if you encounter any issues with the site. The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is Sunday, January 6, 2019.  

Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/19/2018 6:10pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

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

  • napa cabbage
  • winter squash
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • brussel sprouts
  • bok choy
  • radish
  • greens
  • bell pepper
  • turmeric 

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Soup

carrot soup

This super simple soup recipe uses fresh turmeric, and should be an easy post-thanksgiving dinner with less than 10 ingredients and 30 minutes to cook. 

Get the recipe here.

 

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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

Welcome to our winter 2018-2019 season! Our first pickup is this Tuesday, November 20. All season, we will be located at St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery:

131 East 10th Street
(entrance on East 11th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Pick-up from 4pm - 8pm 
 
Some First Pickup Reminders
  • Don't forget your bags! Unfortunately we don't have the capacity to supply boxes or bags to bring your share home, so be sure to bring your own along with you each week. More tips and FAQs for pickup are located on our welcome flyer.
  • Our Volunteer Sign-up is now open, and shifts can be reserved using this link. Please note that all winter members must complete at least one shift per share (but everyone is more than welcome to volunteer more than once!) There are openings in the 2pm-4pm time slot this week.
  • Our Caring for your Share sheet has a ton of great tips to help you make the most of your share this season. 
  • Keep in mind our 9 pick up dates: Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

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 11/14/2018 8:09am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members, 

Welcome to our 2018-2019 winter season! As a reminder, our pickups will be on the following nine Tuesdays at St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery:

131 East 10th Street
(entrance on East 11th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
4pm - 8pm 
 
Pickup Dates:
Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

Our volunteer sign-up is now open, and shifts can be reserved using this link. Please note that all winter members must complete at least one shift per share (but everyone is more than welcome to volunteer more than once!) Our first pickup on November 20 is a week away and also includes the Thanksgiving Market Day, so if you can, please sign up to lend a hand at our first pickup.

Be on the lookout for pre-pickup emails which will include a list of expected items, recipes, updates from the farm, notes from the core team, and more!  

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee 

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Posted 11/8/2018 12:25pm by Core Committee.

Today is the last day to register for Washington Square CSA's Winter Share! Winter 2018-2019 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery.

We will have 9 pickups between November and May: Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

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. All three shares cost $390. 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. 

To sign up, head over to our website now! Please let us know right away if you encounter any issues with the site.

The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is TODAY, November 8. 

Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/6/2018 7:54pm by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

We have a couple of important deadlines coming up this week! See below for details: 

November Market Day orders are due tomorrow, Wednesday November 7

For this year's November Market Day, we're excited to have Lewis Waite Farm and City Saucery meat, fish, dairy, bread, pantry items and tomato sauces available! You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, between 4pm-8pm.

PLACE ORDERS HERE

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


Thursday, November 8 is the last day to register for our Winter Share! 

Winter 2018-2019 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery. We will have 9 pickups between November and May: Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

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. All three shares cost $390. 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. 

To sign up, head over to our website now! Please let us know right away if you encounter any issues with the site.

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/5/2018 6:11pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow:

  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Radish
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Pumpkin
  • Winter Squash
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Bok Choy
  • Mixed Greens
Fruit Share: 
  • Gala Apples
  • Gold Apples

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta with Kale

cheesy pumpkin pasta

This recipe calls for canned pumpkin, but the small pumpkins we receive in the CSA can be roasted and pureed to use in this dish. Perhaps we can sub the kale in this recipe for the greens as well. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

Our last week of the fall season is here! Thank you for another great season of community surrounded by fresh fruit and vegetables. If you don't want to lose the bounty of local produce throughout the rest of fall, winter and spring, be sure to sign up for our Winter Share. Details are below. 

And if you haven't had a chance to do your final volunteer shift yet, we have two spots open in the 2pm-4pm time slot tomorrow. Stop by if you can help out! 

Orders are due this Wednesday, November 7 for our 11/20 Market Day! 

We're excited to have Lewis Waite Farm and City Saucery meat, fish, dairy, bread, pantry items and tomato sauces available for our November Market Day. Orders and payments are due by November 7th. Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, between 4-8pm.

Place your market day order here!

The registration deadline is this Thursday, November 8 for the 2018-2019 Winter Share!

Winter 2018-2019 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery.

We will have 9 pickups between November and May: Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

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. All three shares cost $390. The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is November 8. 

To sign up, head over to our website now! 

Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you would like more information. 

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM

lettuce

This is the last newsletter before winter CSA starts…enough about weather, it is fall for sure but temps remain somewhat mild with no snow yet. We need that to continue harvesting storage crops. Thank you for supporting our farm and we look forward to having you again as members in 2019. We are looking at new CSA models and approaches and will keep you posted.

We are still pulling in storage crops from fields as we have been doing the last few weeks. In addition, the guys are going to rebuild some of our antiquated seedling houses where we produce all the seedlings that get transplanted outside. We are also planting more crops for spring CSAs and markets, including lettuce, leeks, scallions, and radishes. Next week is also Haifa and I’s last week in the markets and we will be at the farm preparing for next season and will go overseas to visit parents and relatives.

Vegetable of the week: Potatoes
The homely potato can be a very nutritious and tasty vegetable and is used in all major cuisines of the world from the gnocchi to the pakora. We love to take all the colored potatoes and make French fries but using olive oil. Much of the anti-cancer nutrients in the potato is in the skin. It is said that the high elevation potatoes of Peru contain a nutrient that helps people in higher elevation cope better with lower oxygen. We grow many verities and will be trying some new experimental ones from Cornell in 2019.

Thank you, 
Zaid Kurdieh
Norwich Meadows Farm


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

 
Posted 11/1/2018 10:29am by Core Committee.

There is one week left to register for Washington Square CSA's Winter Share! Winter 2018-2019 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery.

We will have 9 pickups between November and May: Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, March 5, March 26, April 16, May 7, and May 14.

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. All three shares cost $390. 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. 

To sign up, head over to our website now! Please let us know right away if you encounter any issues with the site.

The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is November 8. 

Please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you would like more information. 

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Reminder! WSCSA Registration is Open for 2019 Winter ShareDecember 17th, 2018

Hello CSA Members, Due to lower than expected membership this year, the farm has allowed us to reopen our winter share registration for the 2019 pick-up dates. If you missed your chance to register f

WSCSA Winter Pickup #2 - Tuesday, December 11December 10th, 2018

WHAT'S COMING These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow, along with other meat, dairy, and pantry items: Winter squash Parsnips Bok Choy Garlic Potatoes Turnips Napa Cabbage Spinach Sunch

WSCSA Summer/Fall 2018 End of Season Survey & Giveaway! December 9th, 2018

Hello Summer and Fall 2018 CSA Members!  Please take a moment to fill out this End of Season Survey. Your feedback will help both Norwich Farms (our farm!) and the WSCSA Core Committee learn mor