A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

The Haul: August 15th

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Watermelons, watermelons!  I think your farmers are showing off this week.  We’re super excited to harvest these beauties…the kids have been waiting eagerly ALL SUMMER!  And you get TWO in your shares!  Handling Tip: Watermelons are super delicate.  Who knew?  We grow varieties for the best flavor, not for travel, so be sure to handle it gently so it doesn’t crack.  That said, if you do have a small crack in your melon, it should be fine to eat.  We make sure that only perfect melons go out on the truck, so the cracks may happen during delivery or box unpacking at your site.  Get those melons in the fridge!  Do not store them on your counter…they really need to be refrigerated right away.  And enjoy them right away too!  Bon appetit!


This week in the shares…

Watermelons – Two for you!  They are seeded melons because we think the old-fashioned varieties just taste better.  
Storage: In the refrigerator!  Uses: Raw. When to use: Now!

Yukon Potatoes – These are the waxy yellow variety that most of you know…but ours are outrageous since they are harvested the day before your delivery along with the rest of the crops.  Full of moisture and perfect for potato salads!  
Storage: In an cool, DARK place.  Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

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.

Scallions – Try this week’s recipe for a fantastic scallion dressing!  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week

Cabbage – This is your “salad green” this week.  The grilled cabbage salad recipe this week is amazing!  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw. When to use: Within a week

Please note that you will receive one of the following “Items In Rotation”

ITEM IN ROTATATION – Green Beans – Our green beans are ready to harvest for allWednesday members this week!  They are harvested while still pretty small and tender.  My favorite way to prepare them is to steam gently (until bright green – just a few minutes!) and serve with olive oil (or butter) and a sprinkle of sea salt.  Simple and delicious!   Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses:Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

ITEM IN ROTATION – Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – These are as sweet as sugar.  Enjoy!  Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw When to use: Now!
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.
Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.
1 mixed bag of Peaches & Apples (for fruit share members ONLY)

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