A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: JULY 12th

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CSA DELIVERY WEEK 7

Your shares will be available for pickup from 5pm – 7pm.  Come for your share, and stay for Alewife’s trivia night.  CSA members get 10% off drinks on Tuesday pickup days!  Please remember to bring sturdy bags to carry your produce home.


WHAT’S IN THE BOX / NOTES FROM THE FARM :
Broccoli – The first of the season!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Carrots – Another week of these babies.  They don’t last long in our house…
Storage: Remove the tops and if using the tops, store them separately.  Store the roots in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or CookedWhen to use: Within 5-10 days.

Parsley – I’m a big parsley fan – in my salads, juiced, or even as parsley pesto!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: RawWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Batavian Lettuce – This crispy lettuce grows well in the summer, and it’s one of our favorite varieties with lovely flavor and leaf texture.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: RawWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Swiss Chard – This cooking green loves the summer heat. It’s always great steamed, but you could try something new like chard cakes!  See recipe below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Scallions – A “bonus bunch” this week as we clean out the field.  It’s the perfect amount to chop and add to summer sales.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini/Summer Squash – We harvest these beauties every single day to keep up.  They grow so quickly that skipping a day often means they’ll be too big to harvest and eat. Maybe it’s time for something sweet like a nice loaf of zucchini bread?  See the recipe below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked, Baked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Cucumbers– You’re all getting a lot of cucumbers this week!  It’s the peak of the harvest, so enjoy them now before they’re gone.  Our first planting is always the best.  The second (and third, if it makes it) are usually impacted by a mildew that cuts short the harvest. You could try some of the recipes below or just slice and snack!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.  

RECIPES

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake – from Emilie of The Clever Carrot Blog
Cucumber Ginger Salad
Tzatziki (Yogurt & Cucumbers) – delicious with everything!
Swiss Chard Cakes with Greek Yogurt – Food 52

PROGRAM NOTE: The fruit farmer at Briermere Farms has notified us that the start date of the Fruit Share will be the week of August 8th and run for 15 consecutive weeks.  Please mark your calendars accordingly!  We’ll be sending out more reminders as we get closer to the start date.

SAVE THE DATE!  Golden Earthworm Organic Farm’s Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 16th from 11 to 3.  I know it’s a ways off, but put it on your calendars!  It’s a lovely day with farm tours, cooking demonstrations, kids activities and more!

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Lewis Waite Farm

Delivery is next week. Future deliveries will be made every other Tuesday to Alewife.  LWF strongly encourages orders to be placed by the Thursday (midnight) before the following delivery date.  

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras program strives to connect small farms and producers to consumers within our region. We offer a single platform for you to gain access to a wide variety of farm fresh, all natural, artisanal, and organic products. Between our Extras service and your CSA share, you can eliminate (at least greatly reduce!) the weekly trip to the grocery store.
We partner with small, family run operations. If you have questions, we can ask the person who grew or made your food. Our producers take great pride in their products, and we take pride in offering them to you. Orders are placed via our online platform. You pay as you go, and order only what you want. Free delivery to your CSA!
Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras can offer you pasture raised meat and poultry (10 kinds of meat), fresh eggs and bread, grass fed butter, yogurt and ice cream, artisan cheese from sheep, goat or cows’ milk, including aged raw milk cheeses. We offer many pantry staples, too, all local and naturally made: granola, fresh stone-ground organic flour, dried organic beans and grains, natural jams and chutneys, natural sweeteners, locally roasted organic coffee, sugar free apple sauces, and more. You can see a complete list on our website, www.csalewiswaitefarm.com.

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Lewis Waite Farms: 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/

Speaking of recipes, GEOF’s website has tons of great ideas! http://goldenearthworm.com/cropswegrow/

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