A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 11th

 
SAVE THE DATE!  
Bring your family and friends to our celebration of CSA at GEOF’s Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 18th. Good food, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music, hayride tours and more! Come meet your farmers and see where your food comes from. Hope to see you there!

What’s in the box / The fruit shares continue / Lewis Waite delivery is next week

  • Red Potatoes – 1 quart
  • Green Bell Pepper – 1 piece
  • Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
  • Cipollini Onions – 1 bunch
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 1 bag
  • Red Tomatoes – several pieces
  • Yellow Watermelon – 1 piece

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…

Another fabulous share this week! 

Yellow Watermelon – If you liked last week’s melon, you’ll LOVE this one! Fewer seeds, sweeter, juicier flesh. 

Cipollini Onions – These are a sweet, Italian variety of onion known as “little onion”. Try GEOF’s recipe this week. 

Swiss Chard – This is a leafy green that loves the heat! Try steaming and serving chard alongside eggs for breakfast. You can also try this week’s simple recipe for swiss chard & potatoes.

Red Potatoes – This variety is called Red Norland. Great texture for potato salads!

Red Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes – The tomatoes keep coming in! We hope to continue harvesting from our plants through the end of September.

Green Bell Pepper – If you leave green peppers on the plant, eventually they will turn red or yellow, depending on the variety. We leave a lot of our peppers to turn colors, but we do harvest them in their green stage a few times for the CSA. Try it in gazpacho!

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, Pepper, Potatoes

In a bag in the fridge… Swiss Chard, 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 next week. 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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