A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 25th

  
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

  • Swiss Chard – 2 pieces
  • Orange Long Peppers – 2 pieces
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 1 pint
  • Red Tomatoes – 3 lbs.
  • Plum (Sauce) Tomatoes – 2 lbs
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes – 1 quart
  • Eggplant – Tuesday only this week. All members will receive eggplant over the course of the next few weeks. The eggplants ripen at different rates, so you’ll all receive it once in your share. Those who don’t receive eggplant this week will receive Zucchini

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES

Tomatoes, anyone? The plums in this week’s share are excellent for sauce! The Potatoes are Yukon Gold, which have a terrific texture for potato salads. Swiss Chard for a quick saute – I’ve been dying to get something green back on our plates! And Orange Long Peppers which are Little Farmer’s favorite! You can roast them – see this week’s recipe, or just eat them raw. And Eggplant or Zucchini to round out the box. The eggplant was harvested for Tuesday only this week – all other members will receive their eggplant over the next two weeks. (Not all the eggplants ripen at the same time, so we are harvesting and distributing them as they are ready.)

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. 

  • Bartlett Pears – 1 bag
  • 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… Eggplant, Potatoes, Peppers

In a bag in the fridge… Swiss Chard

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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