Flushing CSA (Week 15)!

Its harvest season, and it shows! If you feel overwhelmed by your box, remember to freeze! But then again, the blustery weather of late is tailor-made for holing up inside and cooking.
Bring your family and friends to visit the farm on Sunday, October 15th from 11am-4pm. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the fields, learn how we grow your food, watch cooking demonstration, enjoy kids’ activities and more!  More details to come..
If you don’t follow us on social media, please do. But more importantly, if you are on social media and posting about your share, please help some hashtag campaigns we support: #ShareYourShare and #JustDelivered are a Just food initiative to spread the word about CSAs in NYC. And #MyFlushing is a grassroots effort to highlight the awesomeness, vibrancy, and diversity of Flushing.
We want to thank our volunteers and site supervisors last week for a job well done!
If you are able to give more than your minimum 4 hours, please do! We still have a lot of shifts needing coverage for the fall.
We need site supervisors for the early and later shift tomorrow evening if anyone is able to fill in please let us know.

This week’s volunteers are:

Shift 1 (4:45-6:30 PM)
Site Supervisor – none, Geetha Murthy 
Shift 2 (6:30-8:15 PM)
Site Supervisor – none, Amanda Pagano and Judy Chang
School has started! We are still looking for some high school volunteers for the fall if you know any teens with a service commitment to fill.

They’re here! Our new CSA tote bags are always available for sale at pick-ups. The new bags are 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.

Goodale Farm just informed us that meat shares will be delivered next week, Sept. 14th.

Fruit shares:

Fruit shares will continue for those that get them. One bag of nectarines/peaches per share. 

We will have replacement bags of fruit for the members who received damaged/bruised fruit and requested it. 

This week’s vendor: Sweet William’s Torte Shoppe

Elisabeth will be accepting pre-orders tonight. The fruit tortes are 8″ for $25 or 4″ for $6. Email Elisabeth @sweetwilliamstorteshoppe@gmail.com or txt/call (646)483-8046Tortes usually sell out within the first hour of CSA pickup. Place your orders…don’t miss out!!

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 are 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.

Upcoming Events
Check out our (or Just Food’s) Facebook for more cool upcoming JF events or any local events.
And please, let us know if you have a food related local event coming up you’d like us to mention!
This week in the shares:
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – These little guys are perfect to pop in your mouth or throw in your favorite salad, Yum!

Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw When to use: Now!

Zucchini – We’re now harvesting from our last zucchini planting. Enjoy them while they last.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Purple Potatoes –  Purple inside and out!  Perfect texture for salads or roasting!
Storage: In a cool, DARK place.  Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a week

Swiss chard –  Probably the last chard for a while.  We say goodbye to it along with the summer weather…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Green Beans – These are such a treat!  Steam until tender and serve with olive oil or butter and salt. Simple, delicious!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Scallions – Enjoy in your salad or grilled!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Eggplant  Item in Rotation! – The eggplant plants don’t produce fast enough to harvest them for everyone on the same week.  So we will harvest them as they are ready on the vine and give them out to group by group.  Everyone will receive an eggplant by the time the season ends.  We keep careful track of who receives what. If you don’t get one this week (and didn’t receive one last week) it’s coming, I promise!  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Peppers – Item in Rotation! – These are green frying peppers.  They are not hot!  I love using them in stir-fries, but they are also great cut up and dipped in hummus, in salads, stuffed…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week


Please be sure to remove the fruit from the bag immediately when you get them home.  They should ripen sitting out on a platter or on a dry dish cloth.
1 mixed bag of Nectarines/Peaches (for fruit share members ONLY)

Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.

And from the farm….
September harvests are what I wait for all year. Summer crops are still coming in strong, but the cool evenings and shorter days bring the first of the fall’s bounty too… We will continue to harvest our tomatoes for several more weeks, eggplants are starting in rotation (see below), the last planting of green beans are here and you can expect to see winter squash (!) in the shares next week.  Leafy greens will be coming back soon too… Bon appetite, my friends!

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