Community-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!
October 10th, 2018
Please note that due to fluctuations at the farm our list is not always accurate.
Collard Greens (look like elephant ears)
Additional Items TBD
- 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
It’s getting a little cooler (some days) which makes working hard outside, easier. We are trying to get all our root crops harvested over the next few weeks: sweet potatoes, potatoes, parsnips, etc. Transplanting and seeding are officially finished for the year!
The greenhouses are mostly empty and we are starting to turn over and plant into our “High Tunnels”, where we will use the power of the sun to keep daytime temps above freezing and produce some nice greens for the winter share. We are excited at some positive changes to winter share, This year you will be able to customize your box. We are using a new software that allows you to select preferences at sign-up and then customize each pick up based on our harvest. This will help you actually use everything in the box because you’ll love everything you are getting! On a special diet and can’t eat potatoes? Not a problem, just switch them out for a different item you prefer. Want eggs some months but not others? Not a problem, just switch them out. We will also be offering a “greens-only” share (limited! This will sell out). Signups will likely start next week – stay tuned!
We hooked up the solar panels that are on top of our chicken coops, to provide electric for some lights we use in the coops to extend the day-length, so the chickens don’t realize (biologically) that winter is coming! As the days get shorter they lay less and less (what chick would want to be born at this time of year, headed into winter?). But if we can supplement with a full spectrum light for a couple of hours before sunrise and a couple of hours after sunset, they will continue laying.
The swallows have left for the season, Monarch butterflies are migrating through and eating all our milkweed that grows on the edges of the farm, and we are pretty sure we saw a Bald Eagle the other day!
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