Flushing CSA (Week 19) Update!

Hope everyone enjoyed last week’s fall bounty!  More to come this week!
Reminder: Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival is next Sunday, October 14th from 11 am – 3 pm.. It is open to all CSA members and their families/friends. See details below. For directions go to the farm’s website http://goldenearthworm.com/directions/.
 
Volunteers
 
Thank you to last week’s volunteers – fall weather in the garden is a treat!
 
We are still in need of volunteers for the Fall! 
Please let us know if you can volunteer.
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. 
 
Now that the school year is in full swing, we are looking for high school students as volunteers. And remember, we will sign “community service” forms for high school students if they volunteer with us.
 
This week’s volunteers are:
 
1st shift:  Donna, Larry (supervisor)
 
2nd shift: Amanda R., Judy C. (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.

 

If someone is picking up for you:
Please be sure they bring a bag, and please make sure they know what name your share in under and that they check that it is the correct card before signing.
 
No site vendor this week
Lewis Waite delivery this week
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Golden Earthworm’s

CSA Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm
All CSA Members and their guests are invited to the farm in Riverhead to tour the fields, see tractor and field work demonstrations, listen to live music, watch cooking demonstrations and enjoy a peaceful day on the farm!  More details to come, but we hope you’ll join us.  It’s always a great day!
Your Core Team:
Caroline, Dionne, Emily, John, Judy and Larry

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

Japanese Salad Turnips – They are back!  Don’t forget to eat the greens AND the roots!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator.  Separate the greens from the roots before storing.  Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Bok Choi – This crunchy bok choi is a member favorite!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Red Radishes – Radishes are spicy when they grow in hot weather. These are mellowing out, but I have had a few spicy ones!  You should try roasting them if you haven’t yet.  They’re delicious!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the roots and discard or use the leaves. (They are edible, but not my favorite.) Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Collards – A southern green that works well in many kale recipes.  Just remember that collards need to be cooked long enough so that they become tender.  Steaming is a good way to cook them, and then toss with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic or try this week’s recipe for a spicy peanut sauce.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Napa Cabbage – This cabbage variety has a great crunch and the frilly leaves are tender.  Makes great salads or stir-fries.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 10 days.

Acorn Squash – For the first time, we have partnered with a farmer friend (who grows high quality Certified Organic produce like us) in Massachusetts to grow these beautiful acorn squash for you. We are maxed out of land here on Long Island and we want to allow some of our farmland to rest instead of planting it intensively all season long. In typical CSA fashion, we forwarded money to him at the beginning of the season and he grew these just for us. Lucky us! We may consider purchasing more crops from him in future years to help round out our shares and allow us to farm in a less-intensive way that is more sustainable for the soil and our environment.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Butternut Squash – For the first time, we have partnered with a farmer friend (who grows high quality Certified Organic produce like us) in Massachusetts to grow these beautiful acorn squash for you. We are maxed out of land here on Long Island and we want to allow some of our farmland to rest instead of planting it intensively all season long. In typical CSA fashion, we forwarded money to him at the beginning of the season and he grew these just for us. Lucky us! We may consider purchasing more crops from him in future years to help round out our shares and allow us to farm in a less-intensive way that is more sustainable for the soil and our environment.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE: Empire & Gala Apples

RECIPES

Napa Cabbage Salad with Cilantro and Almonds
Stir-fried Napa Cabbage with Garlic Dressing
Collards with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Pasta with Collards Greens & Onions
Roasted Radishes

 

 

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