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Posted 4/20/2011 4:30pm by Core Committee.
Thank you to everyone who has joined us for the Summer season, we have over 100 shares contributing to the sustainability of Norwich Meadows Farm...and counting!

Final deadlines are around the corner:

    * 4/22/11 = deadline to pay for Summer shares $370
    * 4/25/11 = deadline to pay for Add-Ons

Prospective members: if you have not already signed up, do so HERE. Your have until Friday, 4/22/11 to sign up but payment must be received by that point as well.

New & returning members: welcome! above deadlines apply to you as well. Pickups are scheduled to begin mid-June depending on when the farm is ready. By the way, Farmer Zaid posts excellent daily updates on Facebook! You will receive information on upcoming events about one month before pickups start. Other useful links:
To update your membership (by adding Add-Ons): click HERE
To check on the status of your membership: click HERE

Payment Options

1) Personal check: makes checks payable to Washington Square CSA and mail to Washington Square CSA, 380 2nd Ave, Suite 301, NY, NY 10010.Payments but be received by the deadline in order to use the correspponding discount. You will receive a confirmation when your check is received and credited to your account.
Note: If you put your check in the mail TODAY, then I can slip you in. I fyou think that you will have troubke meeting the deadline, call Andrea at (212) 992-7017 to discuss.

2) Paypal: click checkout when you are done with your share and take note of the total balance (also will be sent to you in a confirmation email). Login to your Paypal account and "Send money" to aa902@nyu.edu. Please add a note to your payment stating the Primary Shoreholder's name. You will receive a confirmation when your payment is received and credited to your account. IMPORTANT: Paypal charges a fee for their service, if you use paypal you must add 5% to your final cost according to the formula (Cost x 1.05 = paypal payment).

As always, call me if you have any questions
- Andrea Aldana (212) 992-7017
Posted 3/28/2011 10:42pm by Core Committee.

We are happy to offer a Coffee share again for Summer. Those of you who are new to the CSA should check out Crop-to-Cup (C2C) under Add-Ons. This Summer we are offering monthly shares of one pound per month from June - October for a total of 5 months. Members will need to choose a roast and grind or whole bean at the beginning of the season. In May the CSA will reach out to coffee shareholders for this information. Payment for all Add-Ons due 4/25/11.

Burundi Buhowra: Medium Roast $48/share
2011 harvest, imported. Big, bountiful body with notes of orange blossom in the aroma and a touch of chocolate in the cup.
Burundi is a brand new and exciting project, it is called Whole Crop Burundi and C2C just got the fresh crop in a few weeks ago.

French Roast: Dark Roast $47/share
Arabica blend, C2C roasted. Big and bold yet buttery smooth, like freshly toasted bread spread with a thin layer of nutella chocolate.

Natural Decaf: Medium Roast $52/share

Organic process, Mexican origin. Sweet corn, honey oats, and graham cracker all make their way into this naturally processed decaf.

New member? Sign up now
Already signed up for Summer? Update your membership
Posted 3/24/2011 11:55am by Core Committee.
Spring is in the air and that means that Farmer Zaid is already working hard on this Summer's crops. Here at the Washington square CSA we are happy to report that we are on track to reach our full membership capacity by the end of April.

A few updates:
  • Fruit shares are now available in Weekly and BiWeekly options
  • Hot Bread Kitchen bread shares are now available in several configurations
If you haven't sent your check, it's not too late to get the discount. All paypal payments received by midnight tonight can still pay the reduced price of $340 for Summer shares. For instructions on how to pay with Paypal, please visit Policies & Pricing.

Don't forget, shares go up to $370 starting tomorrow
and registration ends 4/22/11

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Just Contact Us and we'll get back to you ASAP
Posted 2/9/2011 12:24pm by Core Committee.

Back by popular demand: Hot Bread Kitchen shares!

Note: we will NOT have bread for sale during pickups

1) Single’s Bread: Extraordinary Multi-Grain Loaf (1 loaf) Baked with organic NY wheat flour, brown rice, and wheat germ. Fat free and freezer friendly! $115

2) Couple’s Bread: Extraordinary Multi-Grain Loaf (1 loaf) and Seasonal Delectable (1 item). A rotating delectable that changes with the season, you will receive multi-ethnic breads such as, Tomato Basil Focaccia or Moroccan M’smen $231

3) Royal Family: Extraordinary Multi-Grain Loaf (1 loaf) , Seasonal Delectable (1 item) , Lavash Crackers, Handmade Corn Tortillas or My Mom’s Nutty Granola (1 item) $415

Frequency & Duration: Weekly for 22 weeks (full season).
Quantity per share: 1-3 items available.

Posted 1/18/2011 12:12pm by Andrea Aldana.

In response to Tasting Table's piece on Winter Sun Farms (WSF), a prorated 3-month share is being offered at the Washington square CSA

A limited number of prorated 3-month Winter Sun Farm shares are available for $215. In order to stay competitive with our Primary farm, our Winter Sun Farms shares are actually double shares. Note that this prorated share does not include a Work-Shift requirement.

  • Frequency: one pickup per month for 3 months, 2/9/11, 3/9/11, 4/13/11. You will receive reminders before each pickup.
  • Quantity: for a list of likely items please click here. Note that quantities are for a single share so please double.
  • Cost: Prorated price ($195) + $20 Administrative fee = $215

Andrea Aldana
Program Coordinator
New York University
T: (212) 992-7017
Email: aa902@nyu.edu

Posted 1/15/2011 11:42am by Andrea Aldana.

Please visit Summer & Fall shares to see what is new for 2011. Prices have gone up but you can pay less by taking advantage of the discount deadlines.


Click on Policies & Pricing for payment options. Paypal is still a payment option but you cannot checkout with paypal through our website.


Only the Add-Ons that show up on the sign-up page are available at this time. You will be notified as new Add-Ons become available.


Looking forward to another Summer!

Posted 1/12/2011 6:58am by Andrea Aldana.
CSA Pickup MOVED to Thursday, January, 13, 2011
Same place: 60 Washington Square South, 5th Floor
Same time: 5pm - 8pm

In a rare Winter CSA move, Zaid has decided to use a snow day for this week's CSA pickup due to the upcoming snow storm. Both the city and NYU are anticipating lots of snow so we hope that this switch works for all of you as well.

There is a chance that Wednesday's workers will not be able to complete their work-shift due to the schedule change. If you are available on Thursday, please sign up on the Winter Work-Shift Schedule as an alternate and I will email you if you can help.


Andrea Aldana
Program Coordinator
Washington square CSA
Send mail to:
380 2nd Avenue, Suite 301
New York, NY 10010
T: (212) 992-7017

Posted 11/30/2010 10:14pm by Andrea Aldana.

Signup is closed for Winter 2010-2011. Registration will open in December 2010 for Summer/Fall 2011.

To receive notice of open registration, join our mailing list by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

If you are already a member you can still make changes to your Add-Ons:

To have an email sent to you listing your current selections, click here.

To update your Winter Add-On selections, click here.

Note that final payment for Add-Ons is due December 1, 2010, you should have received a payment request with paypemt options.

Looking forward to a tasty season! First pickup is 12/8, 5pm-8pm, Kimmel, 5th Floor.

- Andrea Aldana, Program Coordinator

Posted 11/16/2010 8:55am by Andrea Aldana.

Over the years, many of you have begged for a Winter share that works for vegans, we hear you!

Now you can join the CSA for Winter 2010-2011 and still enjoy all of our tasty Add-Ons while supporting your lifestyle. Winter Sun Farms partners with local farmers to bring you the best of Hudson Valley's produce from December through April. Our 5 monthly distributions at Washington Square CSA offer a convenient way for you to eat delicious locally grown food all year long. For more information about Winter Sun Farms, visit www.wintersunfarms.com.

What's in a share? For $346 you get:

  • 6 Heirloom Red Tomatoes x 24oz each
  • 4 Peppers (mix of red,green, and yellow) x 12oz each
  • 2 Carolina Gold Yellow Tomatoes x 24oz each
  • 4 Whole Raspberries x 5oz each
  • 6 Whole Blueberries x 8oz each
  • 4 Broccoli Florets x 12oz each
  • 4 Sweet Corn x 16oz each
  • 6 Green Beans x 12oz each
  • 6 Butternut Squash Puree x 16oz each
  • 2 Fall Greens Mix x 12oz each
  • 4 Edamame x 12oz each
  • 8 Pea Shoots x 1/3 lb each

70 items in Total — 14 items per pick-up


Posted 10/31/2010 3:07pm by Core Committee.
Hello fellow Foodies!
As our Winter Season deadline approaches,
I would like to share some news and details with you.

For new members, we are offering a Vegan Basic Winter share from Winter Sun Farms! This share is a Summer harvest that is flash frozen and neatly packaged with details on exactly where each item was grown. The share has been doubled to supply you with a substantial amount of food each month and also makes you eligible for any of our delicious vegan Add-On Shares. The Frozen Vegetable share is still available as an Add-On in the single size.
Cost of a Vegan Basic Winter share is $346.

Deadline to sign-up for any of the Basic Winter shares is TOMORROW, Monday, November 1, 2010. Your membership in the Winter season is only secured if you pay the balance on your Basic Winter share by the end of the day on 11/1/10. If you want to be a member but have difficulty meeting this deadline, please reply to this email and let me know your situation, we will work something out. Sign-up HERE!

If you are already a member and have not signed-up for Add-Ons, you may do so by updating your membership. Deadline to pay for Add-Ons (not including the Frozen Vegetable share) is Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

Payment options:

1) Paypal: you may pay by credit card through paypal. Please note that paypal charges a service fee which the CSA cannot absorb. If you choose to pay by Paypal, please add on an extra 5% to cover the service fee.

2) Check: you may pay by personal check made payable to Washington Square CSA and mail to 380 2nd Ave, Suite 301, NY, NY, 10010. Summer members may drop off their check at our final distribution on 11/4/10.

If you have ANY questions, please contact me via phone (212) 992-7017 or email aa902@nyu.edu!
We are gearing up for a deliciously healthy Winter Season, I sincerely hope you will join us.


Andrea Aldana
Program Coordinator
Washington Square CSA
New York University
Send mail to: 380 2nd Ave, Suite 301, NY, NY  10010
Tel: (212) 992-7017

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