Flushing CSA (Week 7) Update!

Well we have a treat this week – fresh garlic! The farm usually dries it out first so this is something different – check out What’s in the Shares for instructions on storing and using as well as recipes. But honestly, isn’t garlic delicious in just about any dish! 
 
And we hear you regarding the lack of love for the fennel we received. Please see the attached fennel recipes provided by core team member Larry’s wife Catherine. And a simple way to prepare by core team member Caroline. Thank you both!
 
Caroline’s fennel recipe:
Cut the fennel bulbs in half.  Drop them into boiling water and simmer for 5-10 minutes until translucent. Dot with butter, season with freshly ground pepper and top with grated cheese.  Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes till golden basting once with the buttery juices 
 
Dairy, Egg & Meat shares
Goodale Farm apologizes for not delivering last week due to their mix-up with the 4th of July holiday. They will make up for it with a double delivery of dairy and eggs. Meat shares this week.  
 
**Let us know if you would like to add a dairy or egg share to your vegetable share**
 
Thank you to last week’s volunteers – we couldn’t manage without you!
 
This week’s volunteers are:
1st shift: Melvin and Erin, Geetha and Larry
 
2nd shift: Amy, Judy H. 
 
Your on-site Vendor this week:  
Shweta Parma of Gutsier Living (gutsierliving.com)
 

Meet Flushing born Gutsier Living’s Shweta Parmar for practical holistic tips for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness; and upcoming Summer Travels!

~ Free Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, and herbal tips

~ Get some yummy homemade DIGESTIVE CHEW! 

~ Natural Solutions for sustained energy, digestive issues, quality sleep, focus, hormonal issues, stress, and more
~ Natural Bug Repellant, Calming & Cooling Spray for Anxiety, and Natural Sunscreen 

 

Lewis Waite delivery this week.
Still no word on fruit shares yet.
 
We hope to have interns volunteering again this week, courtesy of the Flushing Chamber of Commerce.
 
Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share your photos and recipes!
 
Your Core Team:
Caroline, Dionne, Emily, John, Judy and Larry

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

Fresh Garlic – Harvested just days ago, the skin is still fresh, so it’s a little harder to peel than you’re used to.  You can let it sit out on the counter (at room temperature) to dry, or you can use it fresh now.  The flavor is so bright compared to garlic you find in the stores.
Storage: On the counter at room temperature. Uses: Raw or Cooked  When to use: Within a month.Carrots – Freshly harvested, sweet and crisp!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the greens. Uses: Raw or Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.

Cilantro – I can’t get enough of this year’s cilantro…it tastes like summer!  Try a cilantro salsa verde.  Recipe below…
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini – This first planting is yielding well.  We harvest zucchini and cucumbers every single day to keep up with the plant’s fast production.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Crispy, juicy and sweet!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Green Romaine Lettuce  – A great hot weather loving lettuce!   Crunchy and sweet.  It holds up well with heavier dressings and salad ingredients.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

Kohlrabi –  A super versatile veg!  I’ve been grilling slices of it and it’s delicious!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.

RECIPES
Cilantro Garlic Salsa Verde
Zucchini with Cilantro and Cream
Braised Kohlrabi

QUICK NO-RECIPE IDEAS
Carrot Sticks
Cucumber Sticks
Grilled Zucchini

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s