Flushing CSA (Week 8) Update!

Just when you thought you wouldn’t get anymore cucumbers or zucchini – more cucumbers and zucchini! These are harvested over several weeks in the summer – but once they’re gone, they’re gone! Spoiler alert – you just may find sweet corn in your box this week – but if not, then next week. Golden Earthworm’s sweet corn is not to be missed!
 
We want to thank last week’s volunteers and student intern Javier for a job well! We know it was a bit of a challenge due to a last minute change in the pick-up location and we appreciate you!
 
This week’s volunteers are:
1st shift: Caroline H. and Caroline L.
 
2nd shift: Amy, Judy C. Larry/Dionne
 
Your on-site Vendor this week:  
Elisabeth of Sweet William’s Tortes. If you want to pre-order, contact Elisabeth at sweetwilliamstorteshoppe@gmail.com by tonight. And if you miss her tomorrow, Elisabeth will be back August 16th so you will have a chance to pre-order well in advance
 
And if you did not have a chance to purchase any Gutsier Living products, Shweta will be back August 2nd.
 
Fruit Shares
Fruit shares will start August 9. 
 
No Lewis Waite delivery this week.
 
We hope to another intern 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)

Sweet Corn – IN ROTATION!  Hopefully we will have enough ears to distribute to everyone this week, but if not this week, then next week!  We have to wait until the corn kernels have fully matured.  This means that each ear on the cornstalk must be inspected to determine if it is large enough and ready to harvest.  If we harvest it too early, the corn is not yet sweet. Bummer.  Don’t overcook your corn!  First remove the husk (and the ear worm if applicable, see farm’s website) and then steam or boil for just a few minutes (2-3 minutes).  I find the best way is to boil a pot of water, then drop in the corn and turn the heat off.  They are ready in 3 minutes using this method.  
Storage: In the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Zucchini 
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Cucumbers
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Swiss chard – So long kale, hello Swiss chard!  The only cooking green that loves the summer heat is Swiss chard!  Try this weeks’ recipe.  It’s a keeper and the kids love it! If you’re new to Swiss chard, please remember that you really do need to cook it.  It’s not for eating raw.  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Scallions – These are so wonderful grilled whole or sliced in salads.  You can use the whole thing up to the top of the greens!  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Parsley – Parsley pesto is wonderful drizzled on your grilled veggies.  Also great in salads or smoothies or juiced.  Adds fresh bright flavor when added to soups!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Green Cabbage  This sweet cabbage variety is great for coleslaw and salads!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw  When to use: Within 5 days. 

RECIPES

Parsley Pesto
French Swiss chard with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Coleslaw with Yogurt Dressing

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