Flushing CSA (Week 13) Update!

Hard to believe we are just past the half-way point for the season! And watermelon three weeks in a row! Hopefully, with the relief in heat these last several days, we’ll see some improvement in the fruit shares.
A couple of important things…..read below.
Fruit Shares for those that get them
Thank you to last week’s volunteers, and a big thank you to intern Javier who has concluded his internship!
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: Kate, Caroline
2nd shift: Judy, Liu, Amanda
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
Lewis Waite delivery this week
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Your Core Team:
Caroline, Dionne, Emily, John, Judy and Larry

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

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Also known as tomato candy they’re so sweet!  Ready to eat when fully yellow!
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.

Kohlrabi – Crunchy and delicious in summer slaws and salads.  Please remember to peel and remove the skin.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked  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.

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 weeksMustard Mix – Remember these beautiful spicy greens from earlier in the season?  They’re back!  And they make the most amazing salad at this baby size.  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.  




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