A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: NOVEMBER 8th

 

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 24

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 :

Once we fall back to standard time in November, we find ourselves packing the vegetable boxes in the dark!  There are just three more weeks to go this season… We’re harvesting the last of everything in the fields, finishing up our cover crop planting and garlic is going in the ground.  It seems like a funny time of year to plant a crop, but that’s the way it is with garlic.  The cloves are planted into the cold ground now and the shoots are one of the first things to sprout up in the early spring   Stay tuned for more news from farm and details on our 2017 CSA program coming to your inbox soon…

This week in the shares…

Carrots – I’ve been waiting all fall for these beauties to grow!  We lost an earlier fall planting, so these are particularly special!  They are super sweet and crunchy and I haven’t had much time to cook with them because we’re enjoying them raw!
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

Radicchio – Radicchio is a leaf chicory with a spicy and bitter taste that mellows when cooked.  Due to its bitterness, radicchio pairs best with sweet, salty and acidic ingredients like oranges, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar.  Check out last week’s newsletter for recipes.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week

Green Kale –  A great variety for raw salads or cooked recipes.  Fine Cooking has an excellent photo tutorial and video to teach you how to easily remove the stems.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw, Baked (Chips) Cooked (Best in Soups) or Juiced. When to use: Within 5 days

Cauliflower – These heads are so sweet!  The crop is slowly coming in over the next few weeks (the heads grow at different rates), so we’ll be giving them out in phases.  If you don’t receive a head this week, then you can expect it next week!  Roasted cauliflower is one of life’s great pleasures…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a week

Baby Red Salad Kale –  This baby variety is best raw and there is no need to remove the entire stem – just the longer stems below the leaf.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Juiced. When to use: Within 5 days

Red Radishes – These fall radishes are more sweet than spicy.  Perfect raw in salads or sprinkled with salt as a snack.
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.  

Recipes

Roasted Carrots with Thyme & Parsley
Cauliflower & Chickpeas in a Mustard Vinaigrette
Roasted Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup
Penne with Caramelized Onions & Radicchio


Bon appetit! xoMaggie

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FRUIT SHARES WILL SOON BE COMING TO AN END

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 Cameo & Granny Smith Apples

***Please note that the fruit share ends the week of November 14th.  Next week is the final week of the fruit!***

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE WEEK OF 11/22/16!

All Hunters Point CSA members should have completed TWO volunteering shifts.  Please sign up if you have not completed your obligations.  We are in need of volunteers due to our season being extended from it’s original end date.  We would also greatly appreciate anyone who simply wants to be super helpful and volunteer as well!

The signup is up on our site:  http://signup.com/go/p621QQ
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HUNTERS POINT CSA OFFICIAL END OF SEASON PARTY!

It’s been an incredible season!  Join us at ALEWIFE on our final pickup day, 11/22/16, for a CSA Wrap Up Party:

  • 10% off checks for all CSA members
  • $1 off Tacos Specials
  • Happy Hour until 7pm
  • Join in the Trivia league at 8pm. It will be fun to have a few CSA teams!

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LEWIS WAITE FARM

Delivery is November 8th. 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 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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