A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.


csa week 17

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

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…

My kids love winter squash soups made with our own chicken stock and whatever cooked squash I have on hand. I usually roast the squash in the oven first– cut in half, scoop out seeds, rub with olive oil on all sides and roast in a 350F oven until soft.  Meanwhile in your soup pot, heat some olive oil and add diced onion and celery.  Cook for a few minutes and add the flesh of the cooked squash (discard the skin), and add your broth.  If you use a drier fleshed squash, you’ll have to add more broth so that it’s not too thick. Cook for another 15 minutes and then use an immersion blender to puree until smooth.  We like to top our squash soup with fried sage leaves (pan fry the fresh leaves in little butter), smoked paprika and a dollop of plain greek yogurt or sour cream.

A quick note on the other items in the share… This planting of Carrots was full of weeds, so we decided to harvest them at this stage before more weed competition takes them over.  We have another big planting of carrots coming in October.  Swiss Chard is back again this week and the leaves in this planting are huge!  I love it steamed alongside eggs for breakfast. Romaine Lettuce for your salads, Onions for your soup, and a few more Peppers because we just can’t get enough of them!

Fruit Share: 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.

  • 1 bag of Gala Apples
  • 1 bag of mixed red Bartlett and Moonglow Pears

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.



In the fridge…

In a bag in the fridge…
Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Carrots (remove the tops for best storage life.)

On the counter…
Winter Squash, Onions

If you placed a Lewis Waite Farm order, please pick up your items TODAY!

Bring your family and friends to our celebration of CSA at our annual CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 18th.  Good food, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music, walking tours and more!  Come meet your farmers and see where your food comes from.  We hope to see you there!

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


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