A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: NOVEMBER 7th

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CSA DELIVERY WEEK 23

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.

End of CSA Season…Mark Your Calendars

A reminder that our program runs through week #25, which is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.


WINTER CSA:

The sign-up for Hunters Point CSA members is online NOW!  We’re now accepting online applications for our CSA Winter Share.  Four monthly deliveries, December through March.  Sign up here…


NOTES FROM THE FARM:

This is the third to last box of the season!  We’re sad that the season is ending, but happy to get a much-needed break and start preparing for next season!  There’s a lot to do around the farm during the winter months, from bookkeeping to tractor maintenance, crop planning and more!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with farm happenings all winter long….

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES:

Fennel – I’ve been watching the feathery leaves on this fennel out in the field for the past two months.  Its bulb has finally grown big enough to harvest!  Here’s how to prepare fennel…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Carrots – Sweet, crunchy carrots.  This is a variety called Mokum.  We think it’s the best variety!  Remove the tops for best storage.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Rutabaga – A cold weather favorite, I know that many of you wait all season for these.  The rutabaga oven fries recipe below is a winner.  Also fabulous mashed like mashed potatoes.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked.. When to use: Within 5 days.

Cabbage – We have a few different types of cabbage to harvest this week, so your variety will change depending on your pick-up day.  I’m going to be making a hearty minestrone with cabbage this week as well as a cabbage, red onion and orange salad.  Both are great uses for this versatile and SUPER healthy veg!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Baby Red Kale – Perfect size for raw kale salads.  It’s extremely tender and you may want to snap off the lower stem so just the leaves are in your salad.  Farmer Matt is pickier than I am about eating the stems…  I promised him I would offer his suggestion!  🙂
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.

Swiss chard –  Wonderful in fall stews…try the recipe below for a Greek flavored dish!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

White Potatoes –  These are THE BEST variety for mashed potatoes.  Light and creamy when whipped.
Storage: In a cool, dry, DARK place. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 2 weeks.

RECIPES:

Braised Fennel
Stewed Swiss chard with Tomatoes, Mint & Fennel
Fennel Mashed Potatoes
Rutabaga Oven Fries
Pureed Rutabaga with Pan-Fried Leeks


FRUIT SHARE MEMBERS:

Please remember just one bag per fruit share member (only).

  • 1 mixed bag of mixed Fuji & Jonagold Apples

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. 


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.


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/

Join the CSA Member Group FB Page:   Please share your Recipes, Cooking Tips & other ideas for getting the most out of your CSA on our FACEBOOK CSA MEMBERS PAGE! 

And of course, GEOF’s website has tons of great ideas! http://goldenearthworm.com/cropswegrow/

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