A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 8th


CSA DELIVERY WEEK 10 

 

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 THE FARM:

It’s transition week on the farm, also known as the “in-between” week!  We’re transitioning out of our mid-summer crops into our late-summer plantings, which means that green beans, tomatoes & peppers will be here soon!  And we say goodbye to the sweet corn until next year….  Please note that we’ll be swimming in tomatoes and green beans shortly.  Until then, you may or may not find them in your shares as we rotate them in and out among the groups.  (You’ll all receive the same by the end of the season…read more below.)

JOIN THE CSA MEMBER GROUP!   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:

Red Potatoes – We’ve decided to not wash the potatoes this week because the extra moisture from the wash water was causing slight deterioration of the flesh.  So please be sure to wash them well at home!
Storage: In an cool, DARK place.  Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Sweet Corn – All Tuesday members are receiving their extra 5 ears of corn this week that was not distributed earlier in the season.  See?  We’re keeping careful track and making sure that everyone receives the same quantities by the end of the crop harvest!  Kudos to Leah for keeping all of this straight…she is our farm mathematician!
Storage: Don’t store it — eat it tonight!  If you need to store it, keep it in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. OR FREEZE IT!  See above. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 2 days.

Zucchini – We’re starting to harvest from our second planting of zucchini, so the quantities will steadily increase again over the next few weeks.  This is the season for zucchini!  If you’d like to store some of it away for later use, try freezing it!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Walla Walla Onions – These beauties have been drying in our greenhouses for the past few weeks.  Try this week’s recipe for grilled onion salad!
Storage: On the counter Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week

Red Batavian Lettuce – It was not our intention to harvest two heads of lettuce for you this week, but the summer heat has sped up our second planting, which was scheduled for harvest next week.  So we either send out two this week or let the second bolt and rot in the field….  hopefully we made the right decision! Salad for dinner every night of the week and you’ll blow through those 2 heads in no time!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw. When to use: Within a week

Cucumbers – This is the last of the harvest from our first planting.  There will be more to come as we transition into the second planting later in the summer.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw When to use: Within a week

POSSIBLE ITEM IN ROTATION — A few of you may receive an additional item in the shares this week.  We had hoped to include an additional item for everyone, but it’s starting to rain pretty hard and we can’t harvest tricky crops in the rain.  Remember that all members will receive the same share contents over the course of the season, so please know that we are totally on top of it!

 

RECIPES:

Grilled Onion Salad
Red Potatoes with Olives, Feta & Mint
5 Ingredient Zucchini Fritters (You can freeze them too!)
Quick Corn & Zucchini Saute

 

 

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FRUIT SHARE:

Please be sure to remove the fruit from the bag immediately when you get them home.  They should ripen sitting out on a platter or on a dry dish cloth.

  • 1 bag of Peaches & Zestar Apples (for fruit share members ONLY) 

Fruit Share Pick-up Instructions:

The fruit shares are packed in bulk in plastic crates.  If you have paid for the fruit share add-on, it will say “FRUIT” next to your name on the check-in list.  The farm will send only the exact number of fruit shares for those who have this add-on.  There are no extras.  Fruit Share members may take one bag of fruit per paid fruit share. 

IF SOMEONE IS PICKING UP YOUR SHARE FOR YOU (A SPOUSE, FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND), YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THEM OF THE PROPER PICK-UP PROCEDURE FOR THE FRUIT SHARE.  IF YOU ARE NOT A FRUIT SHARE MEMBER, PLEASE REMIND THEM NOT TO TAKE THE FRUIT.
 
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ADDITIONAL ADD ONS

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

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SWAP BOX

GEOF provides us with extra vegetables to seed our swap box every week.  If there’s something in your share that you don’t wish to have, you can trade it for something inside our swap box.  If you don’t like your swap options, then you can simply donate your unwanted item to the swap box, or take that item home with you.  Please note swaps are to only occur with items inside the swap box and your own share.  Only items in their full quantity may be swapped.  Please be considerate of other members and try to limit your swap to one item per week.

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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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