Flushing CSA (Week 17)!

Bring a hefty bag this week (or plan to buy one of our totes). Its going to be a heavy week what with 2 varieties of squash, plus potatoes, tomatoes, and lots of greenery!
SAVE THE DATE!
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! One of the true benefits to CSA is getting to see exactly where your food comes from!
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 #MyFlushingis a grassroots effort to highlight the awesomeness, vibrancy, and diversity of Flushing. And#EQDailyPic, an Edible Queens tag, helps highlight the culinary awesomeness of our county.
We want to thank our volunteers and site supervisors last week for a job well done!
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: 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. Please remember we are a 100% volunteer organization, no one is paid, we all just need to chip in.
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)
Martha Ma, Dionne Rocke
 
Shift 2 (6:30-8:15 PM)
Elyse Richardson, 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 & meat 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.

Fruit shares:

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

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

We will have a new delivery of assorted small batch S & V Jams this week – $8 / jar.

No vendor this week. 

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:
Nicola or Purple Potatoes – The varieties will rotate depending on what you received last week.  Both varieties are waxy and great roasted or for potato salads.
Storage: In a cool, DARK place. Uses:Cooked. When to use: Within a week.Butternut Squash – These butternuts are wonderful in soup or roasted in chunks.  Try one of this week’s recipes.
Storage: On the counter. Uses:Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Scallions – For salads, soups or grilled.  Just great flavor and crunch!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Garlic – This hardneck variety is extremely special.  It’s the closest veg we have to “gold” on the farm because the seed is so expensive and we only grow a little bit.  Enjoy!  You can’t find this type in stores.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use:Within a month

Red Kale –  The very best kale variety for salads because the leaves are so tender.  Also wonderful gently steamed and dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, fresh raw garlic and salt to taste.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days

Parsley – Brighten up any soup or salad!  Freezes very well just as-is in a ziplock.  I pull out a bunch and roughly chop it before adding to soups all winter long.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Tomatoes – This may be the last week for our red tomatoes so savor them!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked.When to use: Now!

Acorn Squash –  These winter squash are for eating! You can keep them on your counter for about a week as decoration — no longer than that!  They are not the storage variety, so they will deteriorate in quality after a little while. Don’t be afraid– they’re pretty easy to cut in half with a large, sharp knife once you remove the stem.  They are delicious roasted. Try it!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

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