Michael BlauSite CoordinatorMike is the “Chief Burro” for the farm deliveries each week. He was introduced to the CSA by his wife Sharon who was told about it from a work colleague. A vegetarian who loves to eat, Mike is retired (which gives him plenty of time to kill) so it seemed like a good fit.
Natalie Greaves-PetersFarm Coordinator and TreasurerNatalie 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 NYC for college, she was surprised by the disconnection between consumers and their food sources. This prompted her to leave her corporate career to pursue a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at NYU. Professionally, Natalie educates communities on how to live a healthier lifestyle through food, and manages the Food Justice program at the Children’s Aid Society.
Daniel MironSite Coordinator
Dan was born and raised in a town of less than a thousand people in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and fondly remembers many visits to pick-your-own strawberry and tomato farms in order to put up the flavors of summer for the interminable winters. He is interested in local/sustainable/ethical agriculture and husbandry, common-sense nutrition unmediated by ridiculous lobbyist-designed food charts, and egalitarian cooking featuring dishes suited for all diets, from omnivorous to pure juicing. He joined the WSCSA in 2013 and serves as a Site Coordinator.
Sarah PerilloSite coordinator
Sarah is one of WSCSA's evening site coordinators. (By day she works in publishing.) She joined in 2017 because she wanted to expand her vegetable palate and support local farmers. These days her favorite part of being in a CSA is swapping recipe ideas for each week's share with fellow members!
Rachel SchorrWebmaster, Member CommunicationsRachel 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 as a lawyer, she continues to cook and bake regularly.
Melinda SekelaNewsletter editor
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. 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.