Flushing CSA (Week 9)!

We are officially in our second trimester of CSA and the rainbows keep shining with red, orange and greens. This week we get to see the “golden” root end of those awesome garlic scapes we enjoyed so many weeks ago.

We want to thank our volunteers and site supervisors last week for a job well done! A special shoutout to Jessica for going above and beyond her 4 hour minimum and we’re only at week 9! (PS check out her awesome plarn bag sometime!)

This week’s volunteers are:

Shift 1 (4:45-6:30 PM)
Larry Leung, Anne Siegel
Volunteer: Christina Chan
 
Shift 2 (6:30-8:15 PM)
Jessica Colon & Nathan Brown
We need volunteers to help fill in extra slots  – we have a a number of volunteer slots open right now due to cancellations or members who have not signed up for their volunteer commitment. If you can help out, please go onto http://signup.com/go/GWaXij  email, call or speak to Larry or Dionne, our volunteer coordinators.

We are still looking for some high school volunteers if you know any teens with a service commitment to fill.

They’re here! Our new CSA tote bags will be available for sale tomorrow. The new bags are half-price –  only $5 

NOTE: If you’re not planning to buy a bag, please bring a bag with you to take your veggies (and other products) home.

Dairy & egg shares:

To those with milk (goat or cow) or egg shares: please bring your [rinsed] milk jars back, as well as your empty egg cartons, so Goodale can re-use them. Grocery store egg cartons welcome as well.

Fruit shares continue for members who bought them.

Notes to all:

Please remember to sign in! Occasionally a volunteer is distracted and forgets to insist, please try to remember yourself. Signing also reminds everyone exactly what you get which streamlines the process.

And please let us know if you can’t pick up your share. We will do our best to work out a plan for an alternate pick up time for you, but even if you definitely are forfeiting, please just drop a line (email, text, phone call, Facebook message, etc). We cannot hold/save your share for you if we do not hear from you by 7:59 – and yes we do check email and answer the phone all throughout pick-up hours.

Also if you notice anyone wander in off the street looking to buy vegetables, please direct them to the shift coordinator or to the volunteer table where we have flyers explaining what the CSA is, and how we work.

If you are volunteering this week, it is absolutely essential that you read the volunteer directions below. The directions are slightly different than last year, so even seasoned members need to read!

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Upcoming Events

Check out our (or Just Food’s) Facebook for some cool upcoming JF events.

This week in the shares: 

Red Long Onions – Like I said last week…Another week, another fresh gourmet onion!  These red long onions are particularly nice in salads. I’ve been eating them in my batavian lettuce salads with homemade croutons and sliced cucumbers.  Yum! 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Carrots – Sweet, crunchy and delicious! 
StorageSeparate the greens from the roots before storing in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Green Batavian Lettuce – This wonderful variety of lettuce grows pretty well in the heat of the summer.  It is sturdy and crunchy like Romaine, but it has a slightly softer leaf texture.  It’s my favorite lettuce variety of all!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw. When to use:Within a week.

Cucumbers OR Zucchini – These items are currently in rotation.  Cucumbers are high in alkaline magnesium, calcium and vitamin K1.  So they’re not only delicious, but super healthy too!  Zucchini are winding down for this planting. We’ll have more in a few weeks time.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Garlic – Our hard-neck garlic is like gold.  The garlic seed is super expensive and difficult to source in quantity, so we don’t grow too much of it.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw, Cooked. When to use: Within a week
FRUIT SHARE
1 container of Blueberries (for fruit share members ONLY)

Recipes
Quick Pickled Red Onions
Cucumber & Red Onion Salad 
*Super Simple* Lemon & Cucumber Water
Garlic Croutons (for your batavian lettuce & red onions salad…)
Corn Fritters Tons more recipes, cooking tips and photos from fellow CSA members on our 
FACEBOOK CSA MEMBERS PAGE!

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