A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: SEPTEMBER 26TH

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CSA DELIVERY WEEK 17

 
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:

What a fabulous harvest we have for you this week!  So many of our favorite fall greens are here…and cauliflower too!  This weather is throwing us for a bit of a loop, but how can we complain?  Most of the crops are loving this extra boost of growth from the heat.  Only the broccoli is cranky.  (It loves the cold.). Have a beautiful week!  – Maggie

HARVEST FESTIVAL – Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm
Bring your family and friends AND a picnic and visit the farm on Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the fields, learn how we grow your food, watch cooking demonstration, enjoy kids’ activities and more!  More details here on our website…

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:

Arugula–  The picture above was taken this morning from Field 3 as we prepared to harvest arugula with our mechanical harvester.  The arugula leaves are very tender, so be sure to wash them gently and eat right away!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use:Now!

Bok Choi – A favorite of many….I’ve used it in stir-fries for years, but just starting eating it raw in salads and I love it!  It’s a member of the cabbage family so it’s packed with nutrients.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Japanese Salad Turnips – We haven’t had these turnips in the shares since June, so remember that you can eat both the tops AND the roots!  Saute the tops with olive oil and garlic.  Eat the bottoms raw sprinkled with salt, or cook them too.  You can’t go wrong either way.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Cauliflower – We wait all season for the cauliflower and here it is!  Do you know why the heads stay white?  The leaves form a cover over the heads to shade them from the sun!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Red or Yellow Colored Peppers – It’s taken a while for our peppers to turn from green to yellow or red in the field.  Patience pays off and we’ve harvested a few special ones for you this week!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days

Collards OR Napa Cabbage – These items are in rotation this week.  Collards are best cooked or used as a wrap! and the Napa Cabbage can be enjoyed either raw in salad or cooked too!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

FRUIT SHARE MEMBERS:

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 Cortland Apples, Bartlett & Seckel Pears

RECIPES:

Asian Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Bok Choi with Garlic
Grilled Bok Choi with Bread Crumbs, Parmesan & Lemon
Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
Simple Roasted Cauliflower

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FRUIT SHARE PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS:

If you have paid for the fruit share add-on, it will say “FRUIT” next to your name on the check-in list.  Fruit Share members may take one bag of fruit per paid fruit share.  If someone is picking up your share for you (a spouse, a 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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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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