A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: AUGUST 22nd


SAVE THE DATE!  
Bring your family and friends to our celebration of CSA at GEOF’s Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 15th 11-4pm. Good food, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music, hayride tours and more! Come meet your farmers and see where your food comes from. Hope to see you there!

What’s in the box / The fruit shares continue / Lewis Waite delivery is next week

  • Orange watermelon
  • Red tomatoes
  • Sungold cherry tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Green frying peppers
  • Swiss chard
  • Cabbage
  • Red Batavian lettuce

Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…

It’s round two for watermelons this week!  These are an orange variety called “New Orchid” and I think I’m in love…  We have cabbage again this week, chard is back and we’re welcoming the first harvests of our red beefsteak tomatoes and peppers!

Orange Watermelon – Quite possibly the very best watermelon in the world. I might be biased…
Storage: In the refrigerator!  Uses: Raw. When to use: Now!

Red Tomatoes – The beefsteak tomatoes are here!  These plants were seeded way back in May and it took all this time for them to grow and produce fruit.  Enjoy!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Now!

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – These little guys are perfect to pop in your mouth or throw in your favorite salad, Yum!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw When to use: Now!

Zucchini – We’re now harvesting from our last zucchini planting. Enjoy them while they last.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Peppers – These are green frying peppers.  They are not hot!  I love using them in stir-fries, but they are also great cut up and dipped in hummus, in salads, stuffed…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Swiss Chard – The summer green is back!  Have you been craving dark greens as much as I have?  I still love it best gently steamed and served with olive oil and salt.  But the garlicky recipe from the NY Times below is great too.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within3 days.

Cabbage – One more week of cabbage this summer.  They will store well in your fridge if you wrap them well.  And if you’re like me and you already have a head hiding in the back of your fridge, put it in soup!  It’s a great way to use it up and it’s super delicious!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week or longer if stored properly.

Red Batavian Lettuce – Thanks to the farmers for giving us lots of lettuce all summer long.  It’s hard to grow lettuce in this heat because it tends to bolt, which means that the center of the head shoots up and starts to go to seed…  Timing the harvest is essential and not always easy.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw. When to use: Within a week

Hooray!! The fruit share continues! Please remember to only take fruit if you have already registered, paid and it says “FRUIT” next to your name on the check-in sheet. Please note: THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC. PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT.

  • I mixed bag of peaches and apples

Pickup on Tuesday at ALEWIFE, from 5pm – 7pm. All CSA members get a 10% discount on drinks at Alewife throughout the season!

Please remember to bring sturdy bags to carry your produce home.

KITCHEN TIP!

All of the bagged greens have gone through one wash at the farm, but the farm recommends that you wash them once again at home before eating. To wash greens: (1) Fill a large bowl with cool water. (2) Dump in greens and agitate. (3) Remove greens and spin dry in a salad spinner.

 

 

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/

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