A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: OCTOBER 4th

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 19

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 :

Fall is here and so are our cooler season crops!  I’m so excited to reunite with kale and leeks in the kitchen this week. And more winter squash for roasting in the oven…

Butternut Squash – Perfectly paired with this week’s leeks for a delicious, silky smooth soup.  See recipe below.
Storage: Winter squash should be stored at room temperature – and dry. Keep in paper bags or baskets out of direct sunlight and they will up to a month. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within a month

Red Beets – Don’t forget to eat the tops – it’s a two-for-one veggie! Storing the tops separately helps to keep the greens fresh.  Just rip off the greens and keep them in a separate plastic bag in your fridge.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Leeks  – Perfect for soups or braised! See recipe below. They can be sandy inside, so be sure to wash them properly!  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 2 weeks.

Red Kale – Kale is back!  You’ll remember this red variety from earlier in the season.  The leaves are wonderfully tender, so it’s a perfect variety for raw kale salads…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Red Boston Lettuce – A sweet, soft-leaf variety.  Go lightly on the dressing so the flavor gets a chance to shine!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.  

Farmer’s Choice Vegetable – Your farmer’s pick of the week to be decided…

Recipes

TUTORIAL: How to wash leeks
Braised Leeks with Parmesan
Leek & Butternut Squash Soup
Fall Kale Salad with Apples & Ceddar
Roasted Beets with Sauteed Beet Greens

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.

  • Mixed bag of Cortland Apples & Bartlett/Bosc Pears

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WINTER SHARES  – WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!  

The details of our winter share are being finalized!  We need to hear from your group so we can figure out how many shares to allocate per group in Queens and on Long Island.  Please let us know if you would like to participate (or not) by October 15th.  ***Please note that our vegetable share box is significantly smaller this year (with a lower price reflected).  Feedback from winter share members in years past indicated that the poundage was way too much to consume and that it was a negative aspect of the problem.  We got the message and we’ve lightened it up!  Please make sure that your members know this.***  Anyone who would like more quantity should order multiple shares.

Winter Organic Vegetable Share – 10 lb box (nearly 1/2 the size as previous years) x 4 deliveries = $80
Winter Apple Share – 4 lb bag x 4 deliveries = $26
Winter Cider Share – 1/2 gallon jug x 4 deliveries = $18

Winter Share Delivery Dates (Tuesday or Thursday depending on your site.  We have linked up with the deliveries from Lewis Waite Farms on Tuesdays.)
Delivery 1 – December 13 & 15
Delivery 2 – January 10 & 12
Delivery 3 – February 7 & 9
Delivery 4 – March 7 & 9

Thanks,
GEOF

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SAVE THE DATE!

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm’s Annual Harvest Festival will take place at the farm in Riverhead on Sunday, October 16th from 11 to 3.  It’s open to all CSA members and their guests!  Farm tours, Q&A with your farmers, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, live music.  It’s a really lovely day of farm fun and an opportunity for you to see where we grow your food and connect with other members. Stay tuned for more details coming soon…

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LEWIS WAITE FARM

Delivery is October 11th. 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/

OR…  Try GEOF’s new Community Facebook page! Share recipes, cooking tips, thoughts about your shares…find friends, build community! Post away!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/660605760780758/

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

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