A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

THE HAUL: NOVEMBER 28th


CSA FINAL DELIVERY
WEEK 25

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 TONIGHT, November 27th.  Four monthly deliveries, December through March.  Sign up here…


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.


 

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES:

Carrots – Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 10 days.

Collards – Just like kale, collards are super versatile and super healthy. On a scale from 1 to 10, collards are off the charts in terms of nutrient content.  A cancer-fighting, immune-boosting powerhouse!  You can steam it, put it in soups, make a quiche, or freeze the leaves to use in smoothies in the winter….  Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Leeks – Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 10 days.

Salad Turnips (should be peeled) – Storage: Store the greens and the roots separately in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Rutabagas – The rutabaga oven fries recipe 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.

Kohlrabi – If the skin feels thick or rubbery, you can peel it off with a vegetable peeler, but otherwise you can leave the skin on. Kahlrabi is delicious raw. It can be cut in wedges and eaten as a crunchy snack just like an apple. Serve it with a creamy dip or add a bit of soy sauce to it. Also can be roasted in the oven with a bit of oil and salt until it turns brown and tender.  Kohlrabi globes will last a few weeks in the refrigerator, but the leaves are more perishable and should be used within a few 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.

Savoy Cabbage – Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 4 days.

 

 

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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