A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 16th

 

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 12

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 :

We have another super hot, dry week on tap.  Farmer Matt and the crew are spending a considerable amount of time irrigating the fields to keep our crops alive. We’re also in a push to get all of the fall crops seeded and transplanted.  It’s a busy time, as always!  We hope you’re all enjoying the shares…this week’s bounty includes a sweet treat!

Watermelon – We’re so excited that these are ready for this week’s share!
Storage: In the refrigerator. Uses: Raw  When to use: Within the week.  

Fresh, “New” Red Potatoes – These are freshly dug, beautiful new potatoes. You’ll notice that they cook much more quickly than potatoes you find in the store because they have a higher water content.  If you boil them, check their tenderness with a knife every few minutes to avoid over-cooking.  We noticed that some parts of the field had potatoes with some cosmetic skin blemishes (rough scab spots).  These can be removed by peeling in those spots.  But most of them look gorgeous, so no need to peel!
Storage: In a cool, DARK place.  Do not store in plastic bags.  Store in paper bags or loose. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.  These won’t store well – use them right away!

Tomatoes – Tomatoes galore!  We’re hitting the peak of the crop this week!
Storage: On the counter until they are a deep red.  At that point, eat them right away or if you must, put them in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked  When to use: Right away when deep red.

Cabbage – Wonderful for coleslaws to beat the heat this week…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Sweet Bell Peppers – The first of the pepper harvest!  I love these in a stir-fry.  Or you can just slice them up on a veggie platter!  Juicy and refreshing on a hot day.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Zucchini – The new planting is in!  I’ve been throwing these in everything…including chicken soup.  Delish!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked, Baked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Recipes

Fresh No-Cook Tomato Sauce
New Potato Recipe Ideas from the Guardian

Green Pepper & Tomato Salad

Bon appetit! xoMaggie

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HOORAY FOR FRUIT SHARES!
Please remember to only pickup a fruit share if you have already registered, paid, and it says “FRUIT” next to your name on the check-in sheet.

  • 1 mixed bag of Apples & Peaches

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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 August 16th. 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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