A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: OCTOBER 13th

 Volunteer Needed

Please help keep our CSA running smoothly! If you have not yet fulfilled both your volunteer shift responsibilities, please sign up today. We need a volunteer to help unload the truck (2:30-3:30pm) on 10/27 so if you have not yet signed up, or if you are one of our amazing super Good Samaritan members, please sign up. 

CSA HARVEST FESTIVAL 2015 – PRIVATE EVENT!

Join us for our annual CSA Harvest Festival on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th from 11am to 3pm. We hope to see all of you at the farm on Sunday! Please dress warmly! The forecast is for perfect fall weather – chilly, sunny, lovely! Bring jackets & blankets for cozying up and picnicking on the grass. We’ll have hot soup and tamales for sale. Bring your family & friends! No RSVP needed.  Good food, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music, walking tours and more! Come meet your farmers and see how and where we grow your food.   This event is held at our farm on the North Fork – 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY

Cooking Demo Schedule

  • 11:30am – Emilie of the The Clever Carrot
  • 2:00pm – Alexa of Sustainable Pantry

WINTER CSA
We’ve now opened up our registration for our Early Winter CSA Program! This program is separate from our 26-week Full Season CSA. It consists of 3 deliveries (spaced 2 or 3 weeks apart) starting in December. The winter share boxes consist of GEOF’s own CERTIFIED ORGANIC root vegetables and storage crops like Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Carrots, Beets, Rutabaga, Winter Squash, and possibly Broccoli, Kale and Cabbage. Exact contents may change. We also offer a Cider and Apple Share from Briermere Farms that is not organic. Want to learn more and register for the winter share: https://hunterspointcsa.com/winter-share-2015-16-season/

What’s in the box 

  • Leeks – 1 bunch
  • Russet Potatoes – 3 lbs
  • Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
  • Carrots – 1 bunch
  • Radicchio – 1 head
  • Farmer’s Choice Item – TBD

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…

IN YOUR BOX…
Leeks – These are so versatile. Use them in place of onions in soups. Here’s how to prep them: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-wash-and-prep-leeks-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchen-183852.  

Radicchio – A lovely leaf chicory. It’s bitter, so I recommend pairing it with some hard cheese. Our favorite salad is radicchio sliced in thin strips with shaved Parmesan, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh minced garlic and some homemade croutons. This week’s recipe for radicchio risotto is also delicious – cooking the radicchio mellows out the bitter flavor.

Carrots – We love these beauties every which way! 

Russet Potatoes – A great variety for baked potatoes. They are flaky, not dense when cooked. They also make light mashed potatoes. 

Toscano Kale – This kale is best cooked since it has a very sturdy leaf. Think soups & stews. Or try this week’s recipe paired with lentils & pasta. 

Farmer’s Choice – We’re rotating through a few different crops that are coming in at different times. We do everything possible to make sure that all members receive the same items over the course of a few weeks. If you don’t get an item this week, you can look forward to receiving it in future weeks. 

Bon appetit! – Maggie

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. 

  • JUST 1 BAG THIS WEEK of mixed Bosc Pears and Apples

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…  Leeks, Carrots (remove tops), Kale, Radicchio

In a cool, dark place…  Potatoes

Delivery from The Lewis Waite Farm is today.  

We are excited to announce that the wonderful Lewis Waite Farm that brings us our incredible grass-fed, free range, and/or organic meats and more will be offering both Stonewood Farms All Natural Turkeys and Can-Am Farms Organic Turkey, the farmers that bring you Oliver’s organic eggs. Please contact the farm directly (see above link) to place your order. You will be able to pick up your Turkeys at Alewife, as usual. We will let you know the exact date and time.  Want to place an order for next delivery or for Thanksgiving: 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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