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Posted 4/21/2018 11:12am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members,

There's only one week left to register for the Summer and Fall CSA! If you have already registered for the upcoming season, add-ons are now available! Update your membership here to add fruit shares or other meat, dairy, and pantry items. 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Farmer Zaid from Norwich Meadows Farm, 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.

 
Cost:$430.00 - payment due by 4/28


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 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,
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 4/16/2018 8:41pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

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

  • Spring Onions
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Green Spinach 
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Rutabagas
  • Yellow Onions

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Garlic Soup with Spinach

soup

Spring is so close but it's a cold and rainy week so another soup recipe it is! Since garlic is a key component in this, seems perfect for the fresh garlic we'll get tomorrow. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,  

We're excited for another batch of farm fresh vegetables and other goods this Tuesday!   

We also need volunteers this week in the 2:30-4:30 unloading slot. We cannot run the CSA without volunteers, so it's really important to fill these slots each week.There's only two pickups left to get your required shift in. If you have not signed up yet, please do so here

Finally, if you're enjoying the winter CSA and want to continue through the summer and fall of 2018, registration is now open. The cost is $430.00, and payment is due by 4/28.

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share

If you've already registered, add-ons such as fruit, meat, dairy and pantry items are now available!

Update your membership to include add-ons



THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

space veggies

Scientists grew the first vegetables in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment.

The researchers are working with the EDEN-ISS project, in association with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The goal of the project is to find possible ways to cultivate food for human missions in space. While NASA has successfully grown greens on the International Space Station, the Antarctic project aims to produce a wider range of vegetables that might one day be grown on Mars or the Moon. The hostile environment and isolation of Antarctica provided offer one way for scientists to simulate conditions on Mars or the moon.

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 4/15/2018 6:01pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members,

There's only two weeks left to register for the Summer and Fall CSA! If you have already registered for the upcoming season, add-ons are now available! Update your membership here to add fruit shares or other meat, dairy, and pantry items. 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Farmer Zaid from Norwich Meadows Farm, 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.

 
On-Time Bird: $430.00 - payment due by 4/28


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 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,
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 3/16/2018 3:29pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members,

Don't forget that registration for our Summer and Fall CSA is now open! Save with the Early Bird discount, which ends tomorrow! 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Farmer Zaid from Norwich Meadows Farm, 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: $390.00 - payment due by 3/17 
On-Time Bird: $430.00 - payment due by 4/28


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 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,
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 3/5/2018 2:25pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

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

  • carrots
  • turnips
  • radishes
  • potatoes
  • beets
  • red onions
  • parsnips
  • rutabaga 

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Apple Rutabaga Soup

soup

There's a winter storm coming this week, meaning we aren't out of soup season yet! This recipe uses rutabega, carrots, and other hearty winter root veggies. And if you're picking up a maple syrup at Market Day, you can put that to use too! 


SHARE THE LOVE!

#WSCSA on Instagram

Washington Square CSA on Facebook

WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,  

Our next winter pickup is finally here! We're excited for another batch of farm fresh vegetables and other goods. Our Market Day pickup is also Tuesday night, so don't forget extra bags if you made any Market Day purchases. We will also have a girl scout troop selling cookies on site during that time, if you want to purchase from them, be sure to bring cash.  

We also need volunteers this week in the 2:30-4:30 unloading slot. We currently have no one signed up for this slot which is the most important one! We cannot run the CSA without volunteers, so it's really important to fill these slots each week. 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

Finally, if you're enjoying the winter CSA and want to continue through the summer and fall of 2018, registration is now open! 

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share.

  • Early Bird Discount: $390.00 - payment due by 3/17 
  • On-Time Bird: $430.00 - payment due by 4/28

THIS WEEK IN FOOD NEWS

microbes

The silent microbiome crisis, and how healthy eating and a return to nature can help:

It is a crisis some scientists believe has similar proportions to climate change, but it gets much less coverage: Microbes are disappearing from our bodies. Trillions of microbes — bacteria, fungi, viruses, protists — live on every surface and even inside of our bodies. These microbes make up the majority of our body’s cells. 

Microbes are critical to running our metabolism, immune system, and nervous system. The microbiome, just like our nuclear genome, is heritable. The majority of microbes are transferred from mother to child during birth. With every generation we are losing precious microbe genes that are critical to our survival as a species. 

Our microbiome is disappearing for several reasons: the primary one being the modern diet. The good news is that in most cases, if we return to a diverse, fiber-rich diet before essential microbes are lost, some of the diversity of our gut’s microbial population can be restored. We can respond to this epidemic by changing what we eat and also by getting close to nature: when we work in our gardens and get our hands dirty, our bodies soak up healthy microbes.

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 2/20/2018 8:53pm by Core Committee.

We've extended the deadline for Market Day orders! We will continue to take orders for items from Lewis Waite Farm, Sfoglini Pasta Shop, and S&V Artisanal Jams. 

Orders and payments are now due by Tuesday February 27, 2018.  

Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 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


Attention Winter CSA Members!

We're in need of a volunteer to visit St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery during their service next Sunday, February 25 to make some announcements on behalf of the CSA. If you are free and want to fulfill your one required volunteer shift, please email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com for details. 

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 2/18/2018 11:40am by Core Committee.

Tomorrow is your last day to place Market Day orders! This is an opportunity to place a one-time order from our farm and other local businesses to try out some great farm products, such as meat, fish, dairy, jams, bread and pantry items.

We're excited to have Norwich Meadows Farm, Lewis Waite Farm, Sfoglini Pasta Shop, and S&V Artisanal Jams available for our March Market Day! In addition, during pickup on March 6th from 4:00-8:00pm there will be Girl Scout cookies for sale so make sure to bring extra cash or a check! You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by Monday February 19, 2018.
 

Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 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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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 2/6/2018 11:57am by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members,

Don't forget that registration for our Summer and Fall CSA is now open! Save with the Very Early Bird discount, which ends tomorrow! 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Farmer Zaid from Norwich Meadows Farm, 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: $380.00 - payment due by 2/7
Early Bird Discount: $390.00 - payment due by 3/17 
On-Time Bird: $430.00 - payment due by 4/28


MARKET DAY

We will also be holding our next Market Day at our next Winter Share pickup on March 6. If you've never joined us for a CSA share, the market day is a great opportunity to make a one-time purchase of local farm products and experience how our pickup works.

Orders and payments are due by February 19, 2018.
 

Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, March 6 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.


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 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,
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 2/2/2018 7:56am by Core Committee.

It's time for another Market Day! This is an opportunity to place a one-time order from our farm and other local businesses to try out some great farm products, such as meat, fish, dairy, jams, bread and pantry items.

We're excited to have Norwich Meadows Farm, Lewis Waite Farm, Sfoglini Pasta Shop, and S&V Artisanal Jams available for our March Market Day! In addition, during pickup on March 6th from 4:00-8:00pm there will be Girl Scout cookies for sale so make sure to bring extra cash or a check! You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by February 19, 2017.
 

Pickup will occur during the winter share pick up at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, March 6, 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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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 1/21/2018 4:31pm by Core Committee.

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members,

Don't forget that registration for our Summer and Fall CSA is now open! Save with the Super Early Bird discount, which ends tomorrow! 

We are excited to be entering another year of working with Farmer Zaid from Norwich Meadows Farm, 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.

Sign up now for a summer and fall CSA share.

  • Super Early Bird Discount: $365.00 - payment due by 1/22
  • Very Early Bird Discount: $380.00 - payment due by 2/7
  • Early Bird Discount: $390.00 - payment due by 3/17 
  • On-Time Bird: $430.00 - payment due by 4/28

We will also be holding our next Market Day at our next Winter Share pickup on March 9. If you've never joined us for a CSA share, the market day is a great opportunity to make a one-time purchase of local farm products and experience how our pickup works. Stay tuned via email and our Facebook page for an order form in the coming weeks. 


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 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,
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 2018 Registration: One Week Left!April 21st, 2018

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members, There's only one week left to register for the Summer and Fall CSA! If you have already registered for the upcoming season, add-ons are now

WSCSA Winter Pickup #4 April 16th, 2018

WHAT'S COMING These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow, along with meat, dairy and pantry items: Spring Onions Fresh Garlic Green Spinach  Lettuce Parsnips Potatoes Carrots Rutabaga

WSCSA 2018 Registration: Two Weeks Left + Add-ons Available April 15th, 2018

Dear Washington Square CSA current and former members, There's only two weeks left to register for the Summer and Fall CSA! If you have already registered for the upcoming season, add-ons are no