A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 18th

  

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 today

  • Cherry Tomatoes – 1+ lb!
  • Red Tomatoes – 4 lbs! 
  • Red Potatoes – 1 quart
  • Green Bell Pepper – 2 pieces
  • Dry White or Yellow Onions – several pieces
  • Zucchini – several pieces

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…

IN THE SHARES

It’s a tomato explosion this week! Right on schedule, mid to late August is when the tomato plants really start to produce in full-swing! Now is the time to make salsa, tomato salads and maybe even freeze some sauce for the winter. If you’re really busy, you can just put the tomatoes whole in a plastic ziplock bag and put them in the freezer to use in soups or sauces later in the year. Don’t expect the texture of a defrosted tomato to hold up – you’ll want to be sure you’re cooking it when you use it again. The zucchini is large, sweet and wonderful for zucchini bread – try this week’s recipe. Kids love it and it’s perfect toasted with a little butter with tea or for breakfast. The Onions this week will store well if you keep them in a cool, dark place. Green Peppers – try grilling them this week! And more freshly-dug Red Potatoes for your summer potato 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. 

  • TBD

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… Peppers, Potatoes
In a bag in the fridge… Zucchini
In a cool, dry place… 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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