A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: OCTOBER 25th

 

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 22

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 lots of fall greens for you this week!  The fields are full of all of the cold weather favorites we wait all summer for… Stay tuned for a farm update later this week.  Until then, bon appetit!

Cabbage – This is a great time of year for stuffed cabbage and braised cabbage.  Raw salads are nice too, but I’m craving any recipe that warms the kitchen and fills the house with delicious aromas…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw. When to use: Within 5 days

Batavian Lettuce – A wonderful, crunchy and sweet variety for your fall salads.  My favorite fall lettuce salad is topped with chopped apples, toasted pine nuts, shaved gruyere cheese and red onion in a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Delish!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Bok Choi –  Both the stalk and the leaves can be eaten raw, or cooked. Whether they’re stir-fried, gently steamed or added to soup, Bok Choi is easy to prepare and a nutritious addition to meals. Separate the leaves from the stalks, as the thicker stalks take longer to cook. Rinse well and drain, then shred or cut across the leaves, and cut stalks into small slices along the diagonal, saute with a small amount of water or chicken stock.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week.

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.  

Arugula – This baby planting is still extremely tender, so dress it lightly!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Toscano Kale –  Perfect in a warming soup.  Try the recipe for the classic Tuscan & White Bean soup below…  Don’t forget to remove the stems.  Fine Cooking has an excellent photo tutorial and video to teach you how to easily do this.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Baked (Chips) Cooked (Best in Soups) or Juiced. When to use: Within 5 days

RECIPES

Braised Cabbage with Caraway
10 Ways with Bok Choi – from the Kitchn
Mediterranean (Vegetarian) Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup

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, Empire & Golden Delicious Apples

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WINTER SHARES  

Registration is now open!  Deadline is November 7, 2016.  Please click on the link for more information and registration:
https://hunterspointcsa.com/2016/10/20/2016-2017-winter-share-registration/

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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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