A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 23rd

 

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 13

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 :

This week marks the half-way point of our CSA growing season.  We hope you’ve been enjoying all of the delicious food we’ve grown for you so far.  The second half of the season brings more yummy produce, including the return of cooking greens, root veggies, and a wonderful array of cool-season delights like sweet potatoes and winter squash! 

Watermelon – Another planting is ready for harvest this week!  The color will be a surprise- some are yellow and some are red.  We’ll try to get the yellow ones in everyone’s share some time over the next couple weeks.  We do our best to be as fair as possible!  🙂
Storage: In the refrigerator. Uses: RawWhen to use: Within the week.  

Swiss Chard – Our late summer chard planting is coming in now.  If it’s been too hot to think about cooking chard, these cooler evenings should get you in the mood.  The Huffington Post article (link in the recipe section below) has some great recipe ideas.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.  

Lettuce – Green leaf lettuce is back!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: RawWhen to use: Within 5 days.  

Cucumbers – This is our final cuke planting of the season. They’ll be gone by the time school starts…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: RawWhen to use: Within 5 days. 

Tomatoes – More tomatoes this week!  Our plants are so healthy and they’re producing like crazy.  We’ll have tomatoes well into September if the weather cooperates.  If they’re too much for you to use in a given week, try preserving them!
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/CookedWhen to use: Right away when deep red.

Zucchini/Summer Squash – 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

Great Swiss Chard Recipes from The Huffington Post
How to Freeze Tomatoes
Other Ideas to Preserve Tomatoes


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 Nectarines & 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 30th. 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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