Ansche Chesed CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, Garden of Eve Farm

AnscheChesedCSA_logoCommunity-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership in which urban consumers receive fresh, organic vegetables while sustaining the livelihoods and stewardship of regional farmers. In a CSA, the farmer pre-sells shares; the money goes to the cost of growing, distributing, and paying the farmer a living wage.

Members of the Ansche Chesed CSA have the option of purchasing vegetable, fruit, egg and fresh flower shares from Garden of Eve — a certified organic farm on the east end of Long Island.  To further education and awareness of food issues, we also organize events and workshops for members throughout the season.

Garden of Eve has been partnering with the Ansche Chesed Synagogue for over 10 years to distribute local produce and build community in the Upper West Side. We were Garden of Eve’s first CSA and the very first Hazon-sponsored CSA in the country!

Please take a moment to learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
and to look at our farmer’s site to get info about the farm.

Share List:
June 19th, 2018

Please note that due to fluctuations at the farm our list is not always accurate.

Vegetable Share:
Bok Choi
Garlic Scapes
(A perennial favorite! Great chopped, sauteed, with a zucchini and a little soy sauce! Or try making a pesto)
Snow or Sugar Peas

Fruit Share:

Strawberries (local)

Egg Share:


Flower Share: 

Flower share begins in July!

Helpful Tips:
  • Swap Box: If there is a vegetable or fruit you just don’t want, drop it in the swap box and take something you would rather have. Do not take an extra share of something from the tables!
  • Pick up hours are 5:30-7:30 PM at Ansche Chesed. Please do not come early unless you are a volunteer. We need the time to set up signs and supplies. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Don’t forget to bring BAGS! We at Ansche Chesed CSA love our planet, and know you do too.
  • Need to swap your A or B pickup? See our share swap forum and post your request.

    Latest News from the Farm

To plant crops so that htey will be ready for some of our first CSA harvests, we watch the weather carefully in the early spring, get into the fields to get the soil ready at the very first moment possible, pre-grow transplants in our heated greenhouse, cover them with row cover (like a bedsheet) that blows away during every storm, water them, weed them, and watch over them like little babies. Our farm is really focused on making sure our CSA customers get a nice quantity and variety of produce, all season long. We hope you enjoy the peas this week!
We planted 15,000 sweet potatoes, 5,000 pepper plants, tomatoes, eggplant, melons, sunflowers… you name it and it’s now in the ground. we also baled about 100 bales of straw from our rye cover crop that had been planted last fall (to keep the soil from eroding over the winter, it “covers” the ground and that’s why it’s called a “cover crop”). Most of our homegrown straw gets used to mulch crops like tomatoes and watermelon, to cover the soil and keep weeds from growing. Our daughter Shira just turned 11 last week and son Forest turns 13 this week. He just learned how to move on the tractor and did the whole back field! Peas are in, and zucchini are right around the corner. Don’t forget about the Facebook group (link below) if you have questions about cooking or storing produce. Have a great week!

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