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WSCSA Winter Pickup #3 - Tuesday March 6

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! 


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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!

 

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