A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: JULY 26th

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CSA DELIVERY WEEK 9

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 :

I’m going to spoil the surprise and tell you right away how excited I am for the sweet corn in this week’s share!  Organic, GMO-free sweet corn is nearly impossible to find in stores and it’s super tough to grow organically, but we did it!  This is the first year we’ve been able to successfully harvest it in quantities for our CSA and there are a few more plantings to come.  You might find a little visiting earworm in the top of your corn ear.  Just cut it off and the rest of the ear should be perfect! Please be sure not to overcook it – see cooking instructions below.  

Walla Walla Onions – These are wonderful mild onions perfect in salads or you could make a quick onion marmalade. (My favorite- see recipe below!)
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.

Sweet Corn – Just the best!  Here’s how to prepare it… Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil.  Then shuck the corn (instructions here) by removing the outside leaves and the silks around the ear.  Discard these parts.  Once the water comes to a boil, place the corn ears in the water (either whole or break the ears into 2) and turn off the stove.  Cover the pot with a top and let the corn sit in the hot water for 3-4 minutes.  That’s it!  Remove with tongs and transfer to a plate.  My kids insist on lathering the corn with butter, but it tastes so amazing that I just eat it plain.  Enjoy!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Right away!

“Lovelock” Red Leaf Lettuce – Are you as obsessed with lettuce as I am?  After a winter of blah varieties in the supermarket, I just can’t get enough of the gorgeous leaf textures, colors and flavors of the lettuces we grow. This is my new favorite – a red leaf variety that we’re growing for the first time this year.  The heads are big and full and it’s sweet!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw  When to use:Within 5 days.

Parsley  I love the summery flavor of parsley in my salads.  It’s also great juiced or in pesto.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw  When to use:Within 5 days.

Scallions – Slice in salads or grill!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.

Swiss Chard – I’m finding lots of creative ways to enjoy this summer loving green.  If you have any winning recipes, please do share!  info@goldenearthworm.com
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked  When to use:Within 5 days.

Zucchini – It’s almost the end of this planting, so enjoy one more…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked, Baked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Cucumber  – We’re nearing the end of this planting too.  More to come later in the summer, but for now, a little break.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days. 
Recipes

Balsamic Onion Marmalade 
Swiss Chard with Onions
Parsley Lemon Pesto

Bon appetit! xoMaggie

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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.  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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