A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: NOVEMBER 14th

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CSA DELIVERY WEEK 24

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 next week! – 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.  Deadline for registration is November 27th.  Four monthly deliveries, December through March.  Sign up here…


NOTES FROM THE FARM:

Your farmer wants to hear from you!

Hello friends!  The season is almost over and Farmer Matt and I want to hear about your CSA experience this season.  We want to hear it all!  The good, the bad and your ideas to make it even better!  The survey is anonymous, so if you’d like to share feedback and get a personal response from me, please just reply to this e-mail instead.

Please take a moment to complete our VERY SHORT survey.
(Less than 3 minutes of your time, I promise!) 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Maggie & Farmer Matt

COMPLETE THE SURVEY!

 

THANK YOU!  We are so grateful for your membership and ongoing support of our farm.  You’ll be hearing from us again later in the week with our Season End Farmer Letter and response to your feedback on the survey, so stay tuned to your inbox!


THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES:

Happy holiday box!  We try to harvest crops that we think you’d like to include on your Thanksgiving table next Thursday.  Everything will hold well in the fridge until next week as long as it’s stored properly.  See storage instructions for each item below.

Sweet Potatoes – 2.5 lbs of various sizes!  These are unwashed to maintain their freshness. Wash just before preparing.
Storage: In a cool (not cold), dry spot. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!  Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 10 days.

Carrots – A huge 4lb bag of our sweet early winter carrots!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 10 days.

Butternut Squash – A classic for the holiday table.  I love this as one of my mashed side dishes.  Simple and delicious!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked.. When to use: Within 10 days.

Leeks – The final harvest from this last planting. Just in time for the final share this season!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 10 days.

Watermelon Radish –  If you haven’t tried this radish before, you’ll be surprised when you cut through the skin!  These have become a staple on our fall and winter table.  Perfect sliced raw and sprinkled with sea salt as an appetizer or sliced thinly in salads. Equally delicious cooked, but note that the spectacular color fades when cooked.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 10 days.

Collards – Another favorite on our holiday table.  Here’s a great NPR story on the southern tradition of collards for Thanksgiving.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Parsley – To add fresh flavor to all of your holiday dishes.  A must ingredient for stuffing!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week.

RECIPES:

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chile Yogurt and Mint
Braised Leeks with Lemon & Parsley
Apple, Leek & Butternut Squash Gratin
Butternut Squash Mash
Watermelon Radish Salad with Citrus & Goat Cheese 
Watermelon Radish with Cilantro & Garlic
Collard Greens with Fennel and Orange Butter
Classic Southern Collard Greens
Sauteed Carrots

 


FRUIT SHARE MEMBERS:

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

  • 1 mixed bag of Bosc Pears and Jonagold & Granny Smith 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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