Recipe submitted by Maryellen, owner of Free Bird Farm
All summer long, we will be sharing fruit and vegetable recipes inspired by our summer-long partnership with Free Bird Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We welcome your submissions.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s an increasingly popular way to get unbeatably fresh produce and other farm products on a weekly basis. Members sign up and pay in advance of the growing season—securing their “share.” This enables the farmers to plan their season’s crops efficiently—planting a diversity of vegetables and harvesting without waste. CSA also incorporates tzedakah and food justice by supporting local, family-scale, and sustainable food production.
Central Synagogue’s B’tayavon CSA includes a vegetable share raised exclusively on certified organic fields, plus an egg share and a fruit share, sourced from other area farms as well as from Free Bird Farm in upstate New York. Loosely translated, B’tayavon means Bon Appetit.
Free Bird Farm is a certified organic, family farm located in the Upstate New York’s Mohawk Valley. They grow more than 50 varieties of organic vegetables and herbs and raise all of their laying hens and chickens on pasture without hormones or antibiotics.
What are the chief advantages of joining a CSA?
What happens if there is food left over, or I am not in town to claim my share?
Central Synagogue’s leftover produce is regularly given to a nearby soup kitchen to be shared with those less fortunate. This is another way CSA encourages tzedakah.
Welcome! It is our hope that congregants will use this page to both submit and make recipes that are part of our Jewish experience, family history or prepared during holidays and life cycle events throughout the year.
Jewish cooking has simmered in every corner of the world since the Diaspora many centuries ago. Congregant-submitted recipes will likely represent the cultural diversity in our community and can be a common bond among members of Central Synagogue, as well as the community beyond our own Synagogue “walls”.
We anticipate the Food for the Soul initiative will enhance:
We welcome our congregants to submit recipes (yes, even more than one!) to this webpage by accessing and completing the Recipe Submission Form (on this website). We will be featuring one recipe at a time but all recipes will be archived and remain available to you on the webpage.
We encourage you to submit favorite family recipes, especially those you cherish making for Jewish holidays, life cycle events or those that bring back fond memories of growing up in a Jewish home.
The recipes will not be “tested” in our kitchen so please be as accurate as possible when submitting them. It is also our understanding that submitted recipes are original or otherwise in the public domain.
Central Synagogue cannot be responsible for any adverse events as a result of making or eating these foods. Please avoid eating any ingredients that might cause known allergic reactions.
So, let’s begin!!
Man does not live by bread alone.”
Welcome to our Food for the Soul webpage. It is our hope that congregrants will enjoy submitting and making recipes that are part of our Jewish experience, family history or prepared during holidays and life cycle events throughout the year.