Flushing CSA (Week 15) Update!

More hot weather this week. This is bound to affect the produce we are receiving – extreme weather can affect crops in a matter of hours.

 
This week’s pickup – Free Compost  Giveback Event!
The Department of Sanitation will host a free compost giveback event in front of Flushing Town Hall on Thursday Sept 6, from 3-8 pm. At this event, they will distribute information and free 1-pound sample bags of compost made from the new organics recycling initiative (with the brown bins).
 
Also of interest…..SPICE up Your Life: Eat, Heal,Shop Tour hosted by Gutsier Living with Ayurvedic practitioner and birthworker Shweta Parmar takes place Sept 2 – 9 for 2 hour workshop/tours $20, meal not included. For more details and to obtain tickets check out fb page https://www.facebook.com/events/303753517077625
and web link www.gutsierliving.com

 

Fruit Shares for those that get them
Volunteers
Thank you to last week’s volunteers and 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:
 
Additional second shift volunteer needed
 
1st shift:  Judith, Ying, Judy K.(supervisor)
 
2nd shift:  Angela, Larry (supervisor)
 
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.
 
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 may be back September 20th so you will have a chance to pre-order well in advance
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 – These are 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.

Parsley – Adds bright flavor to salads, soups and more!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Long Green Peppers – These are great in salads, stuffed or sautéed with onions.  Very versatile!  We harvest some in their green stage, and others we leave on the plant until they turn red.  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Swiss chard – This beautiful green is back!  We’ve been enjoying chard frittatas which are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Red Beets OR Eggplant -You’ll receive one OR the other this week as we work our way through harvesting the field.  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  Red Batavian Lettuce – Crunchy and flavorful for summertime salads.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.  

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE : Peaches & Nectarines

 
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