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Posted 11/15/2019 1:53pm by Core Committee.

Registration closes today for Winter Share 2019-2020! Winter 2019-2020 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 26, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 28, Feb 18, March 10, March 31, April 21, and May 12.

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 $410. You can find more details on the registration form here. Members will be required to complete one two-hour work shift during pickup, or the equivalent in other volunteer opportunities. 

The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is November 15. 

To sign up, head over to the registration form now! Due to changes with our CSA website platform, we're using Google Forms for this winter sign up as a stop gap. Please excuse any issues as we do our best to migrate our old system to a hopefully fresher and longer term one! All other details remain the same — we're still your same WSCSA with our shares coming from Norwich Meadows Farm and pickups at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Feel free to email us with any questions at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com.

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/14/2019 2:11pm by Core Committee.

Registration closes tomorrow for Winter Share 2019-2020! Winter 2019-2020 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 26, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 28, Feb 18, March 10, March 31, April 21, and May 12.

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 $410. You can find more details on the registration form here. Members will be required to complete one two-hour work shift during pickup, or the equivalent in other volunteer opportunities. 

The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is November 15. 

To sign up, head over to the registration form now! Due to changes with our CSA website platform, we're using Google Forms for this winter sign up as a stop gap. Please excuse any issues as we do our best to migrate our old system to a hopefully fresher and longer term one! All other details remain the same — we're still your same WSCSA with our shares coming from Norwich Meadows Farm and pickups at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Feel free to email us with any questions at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com.

We hope to see you this winter!

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee

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Posted 11/12/2019 5:04pm by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Don't forget, orders and payments are due today for our Thanksgiving Market Day! It's time to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs. We are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by Tuesday November 12, 2019.
 

Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 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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Posted 11/11/2019 3:24pm by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

Don't forget, orders and payments are due tomorrow for our Thanksgiving Market Day! It's time to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs. We are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by Tuesday November 12, 2019.
 

Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 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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Posted 11/11/2019 3:21pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what is possibly coming on the truck this week:

  • Carrots
  • Rutabaga
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Ginger
  • Onions
  • Winter Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Greens
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsley
  • Celery

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Feta and Dill Butter

sunchokes

Here's an easy and delicious way to prepare Jerusalem artichokes. Slicing them into thin coins ensures a crispy outside and creamy inside.  


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

Tomorrow is our last pickup of the season! On behalf of the core committee, we would like to thank you for joining us for another successful season of local produce. CSAs are integral to keeping small farms running, and we are thankful to all of our members for joining us. We'll hope you'll join us for the upcoming winter season, details to register are below. Please share with friends and family so we can continue to grow our community. 

We do need volunteers in the 2-4pm unloading shift tomorrow, please email us and stop by if you can help out. 5 members have still not fulfilled their volunteer requirements (i.e., 2 shifts for summer members and 1 shift for fall members). Please remember that there is a $100 fine for each unfulfilled/missed shift.

WINTER REGISTRATION

Winter 2019-2020 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 26, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 28, Feb 18, March 10, March 31, April 21, and May 12.

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 $410. The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is Friday November 15. 

To sign up, head over to the registration form now! 

Volunteer shift sign-ups are also open for the winter share. All members of the winter share must volunteer for at least one 2-hour work shift throughout the season. Be sure to sign up here

THANKSGIVING MARKET DAY

It's time to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs! We are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. Orders and payments are due by Tuesday November 12, 2019.

Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, between 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

Thanks!
The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM
pumpkins

The last summer newsletter… we are sad that summer will come to an end for sure this Tuesday with 2 days in a row of temperatures with highs in the twenties. Any summer crop that survived in the high tunnels will die and even winter crops will be jolted and shivering under the row cover(s).

Haifa and I will also be done with markets this Monday and will be heading home to begin preparations for next season as well as traveling to see parents and relatives. We have hired 3 new people as manager trainees so you should see some improvements in CSA communications and problem prevention and resolution. We are still buttoning up ahead of the cold and trying to bring in as much of the crops that are still out in the fields and high tunnels.

Thank you for supporting Norwich Meadows Farm,
Zaid Kurdieh


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

 

 

Posted 11/8/2019 4:37pm by Core Committee.

There is one week left to register for Winter Share 2019-2020! Winter 2019-2020 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 26, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 28, Feb 18, March 10, March 31, April 21, and May 12.

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 $410. You can find more details on the registration form here. Members will be required to complete one two-hour work shift during pickup, or the equivalent in other volunteer opportunities. 

The deadline to sign up and all payments must be received by is November 15. 

To sign up, head over to the registration form now! Due to changes with our CSA website platform, we're using Google Forms for this winter sign up as a stop gap. Please excuse any issues as we do our best to migrate our old system to a hopefully fresher and longer term one! All other details remain the same — we're still your same WSCSA with our shares coming from Norwich Meadows Farm and pickups at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Feel free to email us with any questions at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com.

We hope to see you this winter!

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 11/7/2019 9:02am by Core Committee.

Hello CSA Members,

It's time to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs! We are offering turkeys, flour, butter, and many other thanksgiving essentials from a variety of local farms. You do not need to be a current member to participate in Market Day. 

Orders and payments are due by Tuesday November 12, 2019.
 

Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 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 11/4/2019 9:21pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what is possibly coming on the truck this week:

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Ginger
  • Winter Squash
  • Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnips
  • Alliums
  • Arugula
  • Fennel
  • Kohlrabi
  • Celery
  • Radish

Fruit: 

  • Gala Apples
  • Seedless Grapes

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

cauliflower

We're getting cauliflower this week, what a treat! You can try to turn this cauliflower into faux rice or faux pizza dough, if that's your thing, or you can leave it whole, and serve it beautifully roasted. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

There are only two pickups left in our fall share, and the season is winding down. Be on the lookout for emails later this week with details for Winter Share sign up, and our annual Thanksgiving Market Day. 

We have one shift open tomorrow in 2pm slot, which you can sign up for here. Only one (1) pickup remains after 11/5. Out of 72 members, 8 members are yet to fulfill their volunteer requirements (i.e., 2 shifts for summer members and 1 shift for fall members). Please remember that there is a $100 fine for each unfulfilled/missed shift. To avoid being fined $100 for each missed shift, we are offering a late-buyout option (i.e., $50 per shift). If choosing this advance option, $50 should be sent to Washington Square CSA at https://Venmo.com/washingtonsquarecsa.

CALL FOR WEB SAVVY MEMBERS
In 2020 we'll need to migrate our website and membership platform to a new service, and we're looking for members with web design and/or web development experience to help us strategize the shift to a new platform. If you are interested, please email us ASAP at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com

Thanks!
The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM
midwest flood

The longest run of summer crops will most likely end this coming week, though some things have already ended like corn and squash. We will have two days next week with highs below freezing and lows in the teens and low twenties.

We are still assessing the damage we had from the storm Thursday night and Friday morning. We lost high tunnels and crops were flooded along our fields along the Chenango River. Our loss pales in comparison with what farmers experienced in the Midwest this spring (as seen above, right). Scenes from our farm: 

flood-1 flood-2

So, this next week we will be cleaning up from the storm as well as getting ready for the winter. We are building a seeding room on the back of our new greenhouse and a water filtration shed for our greenhouses at the main farm.

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 10/28/2019 7:48pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what is coming on the truck this week:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter Squash
  • Mixed Kale
  • Carrots
  • Parsley
  • Peppers
  • Ginger
  • Bok Choy
  • Green Onions
  • Radishes

Fruit: 

  • Cortland Apples
  • Macoun Apples

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Ginger and Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup

A cold has been going around my office the past week, so I made this cold-fighting super power soup. This would be perfect for the fresh ginger coming from the CSA. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're nearing the end of the fall share! We have one shift open tomorrow in 2pm slot, which you can sign up for here. Only two pickups remain after 10/29. Out of 72 members, 16 members are yet to fulfill their volunteer requirements (i.e., 2 shifts for summer members and 1 shift for fall members). Please remember that there is a $100 fine for each missed shift.  Since so many members have still not yet completed their volunteer requirements, to avoid being fined $100 for each missed shift, we are offering a late-buyout option (i.e., $50 per shift). If choosing this advance option, $50 should be sent to Washington Square CSA at https://Venmo.com/washingtonsquarecsa.

CALL FOR WEB SAVVY MEMBERS
In 2020 we'll need to migrate our website and membership platform to a new service, and we're looking for members with web design and/or web development experience to help us strategize the shift to a new platform. If you are interested, please email us ASAP at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com

Thanks!
The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM
peppers

We are up to 3 light frosts thus far with overall mild weather so we still have summer stuff as reflected in shares by having things like ginger and peppers still. However, by next Friday our fortunes may change as they are forecasting 29 degrees for a low with 3 to 4 days in a row with lows in the range. It has been a long run with a killing frost in November unheard of. The Egyptians are getting restless as the season ends and the weather gets colder and they miss their families. Soon a few of them will go home and by end of November half will be gone. We usually extend visas for 2 weeks to get more fall cleaning down in prep for the new season. 

We are getting ready to open registration for Winter CSA. It is imperative that we get more winter CSA members to be able to continue to do winter CSAs so tell your friends, neighbors, and coworkers about joining the winter CSA. The fall harvest continues unabated with punctuations of rain that slow things down. The beautiful fall leaves are almost all gone and our geese are flying south and many song birds are following suite. Waning daylight and once again the cycles of nature remind us of the days of our lives…..

radish root vegetables

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 10/21/2019 10:23pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here's what is coming on the truck this week:

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Greens
  • Bok Choy
  • Winter Squash
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Summer Squash

Fruit Share:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Butternut Squash Pasta

butternut squash pasta

I made this butternut squash pasta recipe last night, and although roasting and pureeing the squash takes a bit of time, it was worth it! 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're all set on volunteers this week, but there are only a few weeks left to volunteer, so please be sure to do so hereOnly three pickups remain after 10/22. Out of 72 members, 20 members are yet to fulfill their volunteer requirements (i.e., 2 shifts for summer members and 1 shift for fall members). Please remember that there is a $100 fine for each missed shift. If none of the remaining time slots will work for you, you can email us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com for additional opportunities.

Thanks!
The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM
winter squash

Global warming is a myth in certain circles and on our farm we have escaped a killing frost thus far. We Have had 2 light frosts that set a few things back but still have some of our summer crops still going such as squash. Looking out in the forecast it is possible we will have a killing frost next Saturday as it needs to go down to 28 for 4 hours to be considered a killing frost.

We continue to bring in winter storage crops and clean up the fields and winterize the farm before the majority of our help returns to Egypt. The first few guys start going home the first week of November. Haifa and I will be done with markets on the 11th of November and will be planning to visit relatives overseas. It has been an incredible season again: cold, hot, cold, and now warmish. Stay tuned for information on the winter share. Enjoy some of the scenes from the farm this week:

kohlrabi summer squash

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!

 

 

WSCSA Winter Share 2019-2020 Registration: Closes Today! November 15th, 2019

Registration closes today for Winter Share 2019-2020! Winter 2019-2020 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery. We wil

WSCSA Winter Share 2019-2020 Registration: Closes Tomorrow! November 14th, 2019

Registration closes tomorrow for Winter Share 2019-2020! Winter 2019-2020 will continue with Tuesday evening pick-ups from 4pm-8pm in our same location at St. Mark's in the Bowery. We

WSCSA Thanksgiving Market Day 11/26 - Closes Today! November 12th, 2019

Hello CSA Members, Don't forget, orders and payments are due today for our Thanksgiving Market Day! It's time to stock up on all your Thanksgiving needs. We are offering turkeys, flour, butter,