A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: OCTOBER 3RD

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CSA DELIVERY WEEK 18

*HELP NEEDED!*
WE ARE CURRENTLY SHORT FOR BOTH VOLUNTEER SHIFTS TOMORROW.  WE NEED ONE VOLUNTEER FOR THE DELIVERY SHIFT (1:30PM – 2:30PM) AND ONE FOR THE PICKUP SHIFT (4:45PM-7PM).  IF YOU CAN ASSIST, PLEASE CONTACT TILOMA.  FOR MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT YET SIGNED UP FOR TWO VOLUNTEER SHIFTS THIS SEASON, PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING OUT WITH THIS SHIFT.

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:

I’m not sure what happened to September, but here we are in October at Week #18.  For those who are counting, mark your calendars for the week OF Thanksgiving (11/21) as Week #25, the final delivery of the season.   We’ll be sending out more information about our winter share and renewals for 2018 soon.  In the meantime, we hope you’re able to come to our Harvest Fest on the 15th for some farm fun and field tours!  Fingers crossed for good weather!

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:

Red Radishes –  We’re so accustomed to eating radishes early in the season, but they grow well in the cooler temps and we thought we’d bring them back one more time in the fall.  This time of year I love to roast them in the oven.  400F for 15 minutes or so.  Toss with olive oil & salt.  Yum!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Arugula – A larger size this week, so it’s bunched.  When it’s this size, it’s nice wilted.  Try the recipe with eggs below.  A favorite!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Now!

Green Cabbage – Green cabbage forms such a tight head that it really doesn’t need to be washed inside.  Just peel back enough leaves until it’s clean.  We munch on wedges as a snack before dinner.  Super simple sautéed cabbage (recipe below) is also a staple.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Cauliflower – We’re moving into the second planting of cauliflower.  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.

Butternut Squash – EAT THIS RIGHT AWAY!  We’re having some issues with squash storage this season, so don’t keep this on your counter.  Eat it tonight!
Storage: In the fridge. Uses: Cooked When to use: Now!

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.

Farmer’s Choice Item – It’s a surprise!


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.  Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.

  • 1 mixed bag of Empire Apples & Bosc Pears

      (for fruit share members ONLY)

RECIPES:

Simple Sauteed Cabbage
Roasted Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad
Simple, Classic Cauliflower Soup 
Indian Spiced Cauliflower Soup
Skillet baked eggs with wilted ARUGULA, yogurt & chili oil
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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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