A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: JUNE 20th


CSA DELIVERY WEEK 4 

Your shares will be available for pickup on Tuesday 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.


NOTES FROM TILOMA:  

  • Anyone who has signed up for the delivery shift – please note the shift time now begins at 2pm (when the truck arrives)
  • Splitting shares – please be mindful of not crowding the pickup space.  If there are a lot of people, please kindly find another location to split your share.


NOTES FROM T
HE FARM:

Welcome to the fourth week of the season!  This week we celebrate the summer solstice and the first harvests of our hot weather loving crops.  Greens continue to come in at this time of year, but we’re now harvesting more “summer” produce like napa cabbage and kohlrabi.  The next few weeks will bring member favorites like fennel and green onions.  There’s always something new just around the corner…

Hope you all have a great week!  xo Maggie

GOT TIPS? Please share your Recipes, Cooking Tips & other ideas for getting the most out of your CSA on our FACEBOOK CSA MEMBERS PAGE!  (It’s a private group.)

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Napa Cabbage – Napa Cabbage is a mild-tasting Chinese cabbage that differs from a more common red or green cabbage in it’s elongated shape, ruffled leaves, and wide white stems. Napa Cabbage is high in Vitamins A and C, as wells as potassium and calcium.  Napa cabbage is great raw, in Asian slaws and commonly used in kimchi, an Asian fermented dish.  If you don’t think you don’t like cabbage, try this in a salad.  I think you’ll love it!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw, Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Purple Kohlrabi – A member of the cabbage family, this funny looking veg needs to be peeled.  Inside it’s crunchy and delicious raw in a salad or slaw, or cooked in stir fries and soups.  Very versatile!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Cilantro –  This herb adds wonderful flavor to soups, salads and sauces!  Too much cilantro to use right now?  Freeze it!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.

Spinach –  This is the next planting, so it is extremely tender.  Best eaten raw in a salad.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw is best, or gently wilted.  When to use: Within 3 days.

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 or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Green Romaine Lettuce – The Romaine lettuce loves the hot weather.  It’s crunchy and holds up well to heavier dressings and toppings.  Perfect for Caesar salads.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Toscano OR Red Kale –  Perhaps the most nutrient dense and versatile green?  Yes! This one is great for kale chips, soups, thrown in smoothies, anything and everything!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw, Cooked. When to use: Within a week

RECIPES

Braised Kohlrabi
Napa Cabbage Salad with Cilantro
Sauteed Baby Bok Choi

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ADD ONS:

FRUIT SHARE – begins in July. Exact start date TBD.

LEWIS WAITE FARMS – Orders for first delivery are now open.  Link can be found below.

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U-PICK STRAWBERRIES FOR CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY

This year, GEOF is opening up their field in June for U-Pick strawberries and farm tours!  Please note this offer is open to current CSA members only!  Current members received a pass for access to the fields in their first week’s delivery.  For more information, click on this link:

http://goldenearthworm.com/csa-portal-notices/2017/5/10/2017-u-pick-strawberry-schedule

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Lewis Waite Farms: http://csalewiswaitefarm.com/register?csa=fc6f57e492f063c86abe88df66b02999

Looking for / Want to share – a recipe using items from this week’s produce? If so, please check out our Hunters Point CSA FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/hunterspointcsa/
Or the GEOF’s members recipe share FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/660605760780758/

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

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