COMPOSTING: Why? How? What?

So what’re you doing with your corn husks, the ends of your zucchini, and carrot tops?
Don’t throw them away! NYC has 40 Greenmarkets that collect food scraps! You can minimize your impact on the environment by collecting food scraps at home, and then depositing them at a market that’s convenient to you. They are in every borough, so regardless of where you live, you can participate. Household scraps are transported to one of several NYC compost sites to be transformed into fertile soil for use on local urban farming and gardening projects. Click here to find one near you:

How do you store/collect food scraps?
Put food scraps in a large yogurt container or plastic bag in the freezer. This prevents the decomposition of the items and therefore the odor they emit. You’ll notice you’ll be taking out your kitchen garbage at a slower frequency, and you won’t have any critters around either!

What items can you collect?
Accepted materials include fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal, etc.), coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg and nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants, and potting soil. [Do not bring meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, or dairy.]

Ruthie Kleinman, CPWCSA Member

2015 Enrollment Extended!

We are reopening enrollment for the CSA until July 1 at a prorated cost.
The only accepted  payment method is by check made out to: Central Park West CSA 
Mail to: Carol Smith, 40 West 84th Street, Apt 9A, New York, NY 10024.
Please include your email and phone number so we can notify you when you are on the pick up list.
For pick up on July 1 we must have your check by 6/24.  Prorated cost for a whole share is $496, and for a half share is $268.
– For pick up on July 8 we must have your check by 7/1.  Prorated cost for a whole share is $472   and for a half share is $256.
Welcome to all new belated members!