Flushing CSA (Week 12) Update!

How sweet were the Sungold cherry tomatoes and baby watermelon! More tomatoes to come in the next few weeks. We are just about halfway through the CSA season; we hope you are loving it! 
 
A couple of important things…..read below.
 
Corn
There has been much posting about the corn on the Golden Earthworm CSA Facebook group page. Please check it out if possible. Long story short: its difficult to keep worms out of organic corn.
Fruit Shares have started!
Note: In order to get fruit shares you had to sign up and pay for them. The fruit shares come in separate crates and only the exact number of bags are provided for folks who bought them. Please remind your volunteer to check the sign-in card for your fruit. 
 
Volunteers
 
Thank you to last week’s volunteers and our intern Javier! 
A call out to our members who have not yet signed up or who are able to put in additional time beyond the four-hour commitment this week or in the next coming weeks. And remember, we will sign “community service” forms for high school students if they volunteer with us.
 
This week’s volunteers are:
1st shift: Jenna, Sue, Larry (supervisor)
 
2nd shift: Tiffani, Jay
If you Share:
Reminder: If you have a share partner and are away or not able to pick-up your share, please reach out to them so they can have first dibs on taking the full share. 
If you can’t make it:
Please let us know if you can’t pick up your share. You can call, email, text, FB message – we’ll get it. This allows us to better manage everyone’s time.
 
No on-site vendor this week
No Lewis Waite delivery this week 
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 always subject to change/substitution)

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Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Also known as tomato candy they’re so sweet!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Now!

Red Tomatoes – The secret to a good tomato is letting it ripen! This variety needs to sit out on your counter (in a dry spot) until the flesh turns a deep red all over. Then eat. DO NOT REFRIGERATE TOMATOES! It will cause the flesh to become mealy and the flavor to disappear.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: When they are a deep red all over.

Parsley – Make a parsley salsa verde with this bunch. You can use it on sandwiches, pasta, fish, poultry or best yet…potato salad!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Yellow Watermelon – First red, now yellow! These are fragile, so please handle them carefully. If they crack, you can still eat them as long as they smell good. (You’ll know.). Store them in your fridge!
Storage: In the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Cucumber – We are just about finished up with this cucumber planting. Can you believe that we’ve been harvesting from the same planting this whole time? Yeah, these cukes have rocked out. But after this we’ll give you a break.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Potatoes – There’s nothing better than freshly harvested potatoes. Their water content is high so it takes less time for them to cook. I recommend using them to make a summer potato salad!
Storage: In a cool (not cold), dark place. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 2 weeks.

Green Beans – We’re harvesting from a new planting. Summer growing is tough, so it’s nice to have these green beans to round out the shares.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

RECIPES

Parsley Salsa Verde
New Potato Salad with Parsley & Vinaigrette
No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce
Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad

 

 

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