A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

Week 9: What’s in the box?

Sweet Corn
The best, organic sweet corn!  Conventional corn is heavily sprayed with pesticides, so you really should always look for organic corn.  (Please note that you may have a visitor at the tip of the corn – a corn earworm!  They love to eat the tip of the corn, so just discard and cut off the tip if there is any brown damage. THIS IS NORMAL FOR ORGANIC CORN.  We can’t see from the outside if there has been a worm inside or not.  If the damage extends down into the ear, just let us know and we’ll send you a replacement ear.  Don’t toss the whole ear if there is a little damage on one end.  Organic corn is so hard to grow, so please don’t waste any good part of it!  Savor it and enjoy!)
How to cook: Boil a pot of water.  Shuck the corn (remove the husks).  Cut off any earworm damage with a sharp knife.  Turn off the heat and put the corn in the pot of boiled water and cover for 3-4 minutes.  It’s done!  
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses:Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Green Beans
You can’t get beans like this in stores!  Freshly harvested and sweet!  Don’t overcook them.  Just cook in a steamer or boiling water for 3 minutes until just tender and bright green!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Walla Walla Onions
These sweet, flavorful onions are perfect for slicing and grilling.  You can also try caramelizing them…yum!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 7 days.

Swiss Chard
Goodbye kales and collards (which hate the heat of summer) and hello, Swiss chard!  This is the only cooking green that reliably grows all summer long.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini
This is the end of this planting.  Then we get a break…until the next planting kicks in!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Bonus Item – We’re clearing out the fields and distributing what’s left, so depending on your pick-up day, you may receive a different item.

 

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