A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 4th

  

What’s in the box / The fruit shares continue  / Lewis Waite delivery today!

  • Purple New Potatoes – 1 quart
  • Red Onions – 1 bunch
  • Cucumbers – several pieces
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 1 bag
  • Tomatoes – several pieces
  • Watermelon – 1-2 pieces, depending on size
  • Purslane – 1 bunch
  • Green Beans – 1 bag

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…
Personal-Sized Watermelon – We grow watermelons for the “vegetable” shares because we know you’ll love them – especially this time of year when the heat just won’t let up! Be sure to handle these melons gently (no dropping) or they’ll split. And keep them in the fridge! 

Purslane – Do you recognize this leafy green? You may have seen it around your property. It grows wild on Long Island, or you can cultivate it like we do. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids and it has a succulent texture and lemony flavor that pairs wonderfully with many ingredients in summer salads. 

Purple Potatoes – Handle gently and refrigerate if you’re not using them right away. Delicious for potato salads!

Tomatoes – Most of you will receive both red beefsteaks and cherry tomatoes this week. We keep track of what each day’s groups receive so you’ll all get the same in the end… 

Cucumbers – These plants are some of the best looking (and best producing) ones we’ve ever grown! I’ve been slicing mine up with some lemon in a pitcher of water. Cucumber lemon water is very refreshing on these hot days !

Green Beans – What a treat again this week! So crispy and tender when they’re just a day old! We harvest everything the day before it goes out on your delivery.

Red Onions – Great sliced in salads! 

Hooray!! The fruit share continues! Please remember to only take fruit if you have already registered, paid and it says “FRUIT” next to your name on the check-in sheet. Please note: THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC.  PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT. 

  • Peaches – 1 bag
  • Donut Peaches – 1 bag

Pickup on Tuesday at ALEWIFE, from 5pm – 7pm. All CSA members get a 10% discount on drinks at Alewife throughout the season!  

Please remember to bring sturdy bags to carry your produce home. 

KITCHEN TIP!

All of the bagged greens have gone through one wash at the farm, but the farm recommends that you wash them once again at home before eating. To wash greens: (1) Fill a large bowl with cool water. (2) Dump in greens and agitate. (3) Remove greens and spin dry in a salad spinner.  

STORAGE TIPS

In the fridge…  Watermelon, Green Beans — Poke a few small holes in the Green Beans bag for ventilation and store in the fridge. 

In a bag in the fridge…  Purslane, Cucumbers, Onions,

On the counter…  Tomatoes – eat right away when fully red (or yellow for the cherries) and ripe!

Delivery from the Lewis Waite Farm is today. Want to place an order for the next delivery:

http://csalewiswaitefarm.com/register?csa=fc6f57e492f063c86abe88df66b02999

Do you have a favorite recipe using items from this week’s produce? If so, please share on our FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hunterspointcsa/

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