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!
2019 Sign-Ups are OPEN!
August 10th, 2019: B Week
Garlic (Celebrating our upcoming Garlic Festival this weekend!)
Broccoli Raab (Our Raab doesn’t have little floret heads on it, it’s just leaf Raab. You cook it the same way, and it tastes the same. It’s best roughly chopped and then steamed or sautéed, or even better, blanched and then sautéed. It is meant to be bitter but so delicious with ricotta or rice/pasta, and so good for you!)
Melon, Watermelon or Cantaloupe
Most likely Pears, Crispies or Asian Pears
One dozen pastured eggs
- 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.
Latest News from the Farm
We were featured on News 12 TV show “The East End” with Doug Geed. You can watch it here! http://longisland.news12.com/story/41013457/east-end-show-greenport-harbor-brewing-company-jamesport-manor-inn-garden-of-eve
Today, our greenhouse is filled with bins of onions and squashes that are curing in the dry heat. Amazing how we seeded a few seed packets (OK, maybe 2 lbs of seed) and now we have 15,000 pounds of squash! We are remembering everything that came between – seeding into our “plug” trays, planting out into the field, tirelessly watering, weeding, and then harvesting these heavy fruits (we even have a mobile conveyor belt!). It’s a good feeling to finally have them inside, even as we will continue to fight nature (while at the same time working with her) as she sends fungi to attack our precious squashes and mice to try to sneak in and nibble them up to get at the seeds inside (but this year we have cats!).
We’re also preparing for our 16th Annual Long Island Garlic Festival on the farm. If you’ve never been, it’s a great time. We’ll host several thousand visitors each day as well as 50 vendors of garlic foods, crafts and more, garlic ice cream, garlic eating contests, hayrides, garlic shooting, live music, and more. It’s free for CSA members! (but $10 for others, or $5 if you come before 12 pm). Just tell them at the gate you are CSA. Dogs are welcome on leash. 10am-6pm Sat and Sunday Sept 14-15!Thanks for supporting our farm!
Chris, Eve, and the Farm Crew
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