A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: OCTOBER 18th

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 21

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 :

Thanks to everyone who came out to the farm on Sunday!  It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed meeting you and showing you around the farm!  We’re all cleaned up and ready to carry on with our usual Monday activities…harvesting your veggies!

White Salad Turnips – Both the tops and the roots are delicious on these turnips!  Another great 2-for-1 veg.  You don’t need to peel the roots, just wash them well.  They are surprisingly juicy and delicious raw or cooked.  Your choice!  The tops saute up quickly as a side-dish or in a stir-fry.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the green tops.  They’ll last longer that way. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.  

Leeks – I’m loving leeks in all my soups and gratins this time of year.  They add such a beautiful, soft flavor.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week.

White Potatoes – These are great for mashed potatoes!  Be sure to store them in a DARK spot.  White varieties are more sensitive to light (and they will turn green if they are exposed for too long.) Do not eat potatoes that have green flesh.  You can usually see the green color through the skin.  They can be toxic.
Storage: In a cook, dark, dry place.  Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a month.  

Collards – A wonderful cooking green! Try one of the recipes below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Green Beans – Green Beans in October!  This our last planting of the season.  I still love the simplest preparation – steamed until just tender and served with butter and salt & pepper.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Farmer’s Choice Item(s)

RECIPES

Grilled Collards & Leeks with a Garlic Chile Sauce
Pasta with Collard Greens & Onions
Green Beans with Leeks, Lemon & Feta
Salad Turnips Sauteed in Butter

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 Bosc Pears and Red & Golden Delicious Apples

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WINTER SHARES  

Thank you for your feedback regarding winter shares!  Due to high interest, the farm will be offering winter shares at our location.  Registration will open by the end of this week.  Keep an eye out for the email coming soon!

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LEWIS WAITE FARM

Delivery is October 25th. 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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