A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: NOVEMBER 15th

 

CSA DELIVERY WEEK 25

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 :

Please note this is the second to last week of our CSA season.  You will receive your final delivery next week, the week of Thanksgiving.

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 this newsletter for recipes.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Bunched Red 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.
StorageIn an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw, Baked (Chips) Cooked (Best in Soups) or Juiced. When to use: Within 5 days

Watermelon Radish – These spectacular cold weather radishes are all serious on the outside and party on the inside!  When you cut into them you’ll quickly see where they got their name.  I like to eat them raw in salads dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and salt & pepper.  They are also great roasted.  Try one of the recipes below.  They do not need to be peeled!
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.  

Rutabaga – This root vegetable is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip!  I love rutabaga mash.  Peel off the outer skin and cut into cubes.  Steam or boil until tender and mash with olive oil or butter and salt.  You can also try delicious rutabaga fries!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a month.

Recipes
Rutabaga Oven Fries
Watermelon Radish & Cilantro Salad
Roasted Watermelon Radishes

Bon appetit! xoMaggie

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**FINAL WEEK OF 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 Granny Smith and Red & Golden Delicious Apples

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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 22nd. 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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