Flushing CSA (Week 5) Update!

Now that we’re officially in summer with the July 4th holiday around the corner, the produce has gotten more substantial – starting with the season’s first beets. Blueberries this week!
 
Thank you to last week’s volunteers. 
This week’s volunteers are:
1st shift: Carlos, Nora and Eustacia
 
2nd shift: Tiffani, Nancy and Larry 
 
Your on-site Vendor this week: 
Ruth of HoneyGramz  – there will be some Flushing honey for sale 1/2 lb $20. Plus you can also order at Ruth’s website: HoneyGramz and email at ruth@HoneyGramz.com
 
Please note that Elisabeth of Sweet William’s Tortes has some pre-orders to deliver next Thursday, July 5 that will be delivered around 7:15 that evening. If you are interested you can pre-order until July 3rd . Torte varieties are peach, plum or strawberry. Email Elisabeth at
 
Online vendor Lewis Waite delivery tomorrow, June 28

You should have received emails from the online vendor Lewis Waite. For those folks who ordered, delivery will be tomorrow. If you would like to order anything from them (these are not shares, but rather individual purchases), please visit their website. The next delivery will be July 12. You order and pay them directly online via Paypal or send them a check. We do not handle payments to Lewis Waite. 

No word on fruit shares yet.

High School Student Volunteers

We are looking for High School Student volunteers who need to get credit and fulfill their community service requirements. The student must be 16 years of age or older. We are asking for a minimum 5 week commitment of 4 hours each week (20 total service hours). Our site supervisor will sign their service credit forms every week and will provide a reference letter at the end of the season that the student can use when applying for a job or college. The high school term will soon be finished, so please let your family, friends and neighbors know about this opportunity.

Golden Earthworm Farm 

Golden Earthworm has launched a new Member Portal on our website.  All important notices and program information can be found on this page.  In case members miss an e-mail or a social media post, everything will be archived here.  Please direct your members to this page so that they can easily find the information that may be looking for:
 
Your Core Team:
Caroline, Dionne, Emily, John, Judy and Larry

In the Shares… (please note, the contents are subject to change/substitution)

Kohlrabi – This is the green and purple bulb with leaves you’ll find in your box.  What to do with it?  Anything!  Just peel it first — the bulb is the part you eat, although the leaves are perfectly edible too.  After peeling, I often just slice them and sprinkle with sea salt to enjoy raw.  You can braise them (recipe below), slice and grill them (which I’ve heard is great!), add them to soups or make a slaw.  You can’t go wrong..the flavor is juicy and sweet and mild. >>How to prep kohlrabi from the Kitchn
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Toscano Kale – The perfect, sturdy kale for steaming and tossing with lemon juice, olive oil, fresh pressed garlic and sea salt.  Simple and delicious!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Romaine Lettuce – Have you ever tried grilling lettuce?  This hearty Romaine is perfect for it.  Recipe below.  Also fabulous in a Caesar salad!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Golden Beets – We all know about red beets, but these are special.  They are very hard to germinate, so when they do, and we have enough to harvest for you, we’re all singing YAY!!!!! Beets are another two-for-one veg because the beet greens are super delicious! Cook them like spinach.  The roots are great roasted or boiled and then sliced in salads or served warm.  You can shave or grate them raw in salads.  So sweet and tender this time of year!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the greens first. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Carrots –  So good, just eat them as-is!  Everyone asks about the tops.  I personally choose to compost them.  You can eat them if you really (really)  want to.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the greens from the tops. Uses: Raw! or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Napa Cabbage – This is the perfect cabbage for summer cabbage salads!  Try one of the recipes below.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Blueberries – These are a treat!  We buy these blueberries from our friends at Little Buck Organics, a family blueberry farm in New Jersey and put them into the shares for you because #1, we love blueberries and #2, we love you.  So enjoy them!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

RECIPES

Braised Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi Slaw with Cilantro, Chile and Lime
Napa Cabbage Salad with Almonds 
Stir Fried Napa Cabbage
Kale with Goat Cheese and Toasted Crumbs

QUICK NO-RECIPE IDEAS
Kohlrabi slices with sea salt
Blueberries in a bowl
Carrot sticks!

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