A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: SEPTEMBER 22nd

  
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

  • Green Beans – 1 lb.
  • White Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
  • Chioggia Beets – 1 bunch
  • Bok Choi – 1 bunch
  • Leeks – 1 bunch
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash – 1 piece
  • Baby Butternut Squash – 1 piece
  • Yellow Potatoes – 1 quart
  • Sweet Potatoes – 1 bag

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
Green Beans – This is one of our final green bean plantings of the season. I hope you’ve been enjoying them as much as we have! They are a crop that many farms don’t grow for the CSA, because harvesting can be so tedious. Now with our green bean harvester and sorter, we can grow them for harvest throughout the summer and fall. We have one more planting coming in a few weeks…

White Salad Turnips – Don’t forget that the tops are just as delicious as the roots. You can saute the tops like spinach, or roast them all together in the oven. My kids like to munch on the turnips raw…or dipped in hummus.

Chioggia Beets – The greens on these are not so beautiful, but cut into the beetroot horizontally and you’ll see candy cane rings! 

Bok Choi – The texture on bok choi is simply amazing in stir fries. You can eat the whole thing, leaf and stem – just slice off the very bottom where the stems meet.  

Leeks – Nothing says fall like leeks…So delicious in soups. Try this week’s recipe for Leek & Potato soup.

Winter Squash – For eating, not decoration! The baby butternut is a personal-sized variety that is just too cute! 

Yellow Potatoes – A great waxy variety for roasting in the oven. I love the texture!

Sweet Potatoes – Back this year by popular demand! Oh how we love our sweet potatoes! Baked, steamed, in soups or even pies! 

Hooray for fruit shares! 

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 Honeycrisp Apples
  • 1 bag of Bosc 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. 

STORAGE TIPS

In a bag in the fridge…  Turnips, Beets, Leeks, Bok Choi, Green Beans

On the counter…  Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes
In a cool, dark place…  Potatoes

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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