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Core Committee

The Core Committee is a dynamic group of Washington Square CSA members with a shared passion for local produce. We always are looking for new Core Committee members to offer their skills to help lead the CSA.  Please contact us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com if you are interested in joining us!

Natalie Greaves-Peters
Natalie Greaves-Peters

Natalie grew up on a farm on the tiny volcanic Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Frequent consumption of organic fruits and vegetables was the way of life for Natalie, so when she migrated to New York City for college, she was surprised by the disconnection between consumers and their food sources. She was also concerned about the obesity and diet-related diseases epidemic she witnessed in her community. This, coupled with her passion for fresh farm food and her love for cooking, prompted her to leave her corporate career to pursue a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University. During this time, Natalie was introduced to the Washington Square CSA, she became a member in 2010 and joined the Core Team in 2011. She has rotated through almost every role in the CSA over the years. Currently, she is the administrator, treasurer and farm communicator.   

Professionally, Natalie educates communities on how to live a healthier lifestyle through food. She also manages the Food Justice program at the Children’s Aid Society. This program empowers youth and their families from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in New York City to explore how food and social justice intersect in their communities. The curriculum also includes nutrition education, cooking and gardening classes – basic life skills required to lead a healthy life.

Molly Pam
Molly Pam

Molly grew up in Menlo Park, CA going to farmers markets with her mom every Sunday. After graduating from Stanford University she took up studies at the French Culinary Institute in NYC where she received a degree in Classic Pastry Arts. Her cooking repertoire has expanded to cooking anything and everything for clients all over the city. She does personal chef work, private catering, and teaches cooking classes. Molly enjoys doing cooking demos and creating recipes for WSCSA.

Rachel Schorr
Rachel Schorr

Rachel is from Philadelphia, where she learned to appreciate the best in food and the best in ingredients. In Philadelphia, she spent time interning in the pastry kitchen at the famous (and sadly no more) Le Bec Fin, working in a local farmer's market, and eating her way through every food stand at the Reading Terminal Market. While at Vassar College, she ran the student Food Committee and sat on several others related to campus dining and sustainability. Though she ultimately chose the non-food route for a career (currently a student at NYU School of Law) she continues to cook and bake regularly.

Amanda Veraldi
Amanda Veraldi

Amanda grew up outside of Philadelphia, but officially became a New Yorker in 2015 after a decade of living in the city. She studied economics at Columbia and now works for J.Crew. Although she doesn't have an academic or professional background in anything food related, she considers herself quite the food enthusiast with a particular passion for fresh ricotta, barbecue brisket, heirloom tomatoes, soft pretzels and pepperoni pizza. She cooks and bakes regularly, but also loves trying new restaurants or re-visiting her favorites (Posto, Caracas, Pisticci, and Upland, to name a few). When she's not eating, Amanda is likely either at the park with her dog (Moose), in bed with a food magazine and her cat (Pico de Gato), or planning an upcoming party, event or trip. She is so excited to be part of the WSCSA core committee!

Melinda Sekela
Melinda Sekela

Melinda is originally from Cleveland Ohio, but has lived in NYC since 2012. She is a designer for a small design studio in Union Square (which she loves for it’s proximity to the greenmarket). Her passion for cooking and eating has been essential to her lifestyle since she was young. Obsessed with the Food Network, her birthday gifts every year included kitchen supplies and cookbooks. Her graphic communication design thesis project involved designing a system-based toolkit of printed and web materials for first time CSA users, called Refresh. It was research for this project that introduced her to Washington Square CSA and she’s been a member ever since. When she’s not cooking with CSA veggies, she’s biking around Prospect Heights or attending broadway shows.

Robert Gleyberman
Robert Gleyberman

Robert was born and raised in Brooklyn and will never let you forget it. He has been working in the NYC food startup scene after studying biology and psychology at UAlbany. Currently, he works for Ox Verte, a plant-forward food company working to reinvent office breakfast and lunch. He is passionate about the local food movement and using food as medicine. You can usually find him composting his CSA veggies or annoying people about why they should be composting.

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