Flushing CSA (Week 21) Update!

We hope that some of you made it out to the farm for the Harvest Festival. We’re sure you and your family/friends had a great day with great weather too!
Continuing with fall veggies – sweet potatoes this week and a return of fall greens including chicory and kale. And with five weeks left to go, we are already looking towards the winter season by providing the information on the Winter Share – see below.
2018-2019 Winter Share
We have received the Winter Share information from Golden Earthworm and are sharing some of the details with you. The same information will be in the agreement which is attached and also on our facebook page, website, upcoming newsletters and will have hard copies available at our pickups starting tomorrow. We will be able to sign you up at our pickups as well – payment by cash, check or PayPal or credit card payment in person. Our winter share pickups are indoors in the town hall basement next to the loading dock. Hours are from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – shorter in the winter. We will have people looking to split the share, so let us know if you feel the share might be too much for you and you want a share partner.

The Winter Season CSA consists of Certified Organic root vegetables and hearty winter greens. There will be four deliveries once a month from December through March. We also offer add-on Non-Organic Apple and Cider shares from Briermere Farm.  Our FAIR & SIMPLE PRICING – $28 per box!

ORGANIC VEGETABLE WINTER SHARE – $112 – Same boxes as last year!
Each box will contain 15+ lbs of the following crops grown on our farm and sourced from other local, organic family farms. (Actual crops depend on availability): Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage.  If we have a warm December, the first box may include greens from the fields.  Exact contents to be determined.
4 deliveries @ $28 per box = $112

4 pounds of apples per delivery.
4 deliveries @ $7.25 = $29

4 deliveries @ $5.75 = $23


Delivery 1 – December 13
Delivery 2 – January 10
Delivery 3 – February 7
Delivery 4 – March 7
Thank you to last week’s volunteers! A shout out to Kate and Elisabeth R. who stepped in and Amanda R. who offered to do another shift!
We will probably have pickups inside after tomorrow – it’s getting cooler and darker so we may have enough volunteers for the next 5 weeks, however, if there are still cancellations, we will need members who have kindly offered to do extra shifts.  
And if you have not yet signed up you will need to fulfill your commitment in the next few weeks or help out in some capacity.
This week’s volunteers are:
1st shift:  Ron, Donna (supervisor)
2nd shift: Martha, Judy C. (supervisor) 
On-site vendor this week:

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Lewis Waite delivery this week.
Your Core Team:
Caroline, Dionne, Emily, John, Judy and Larry

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

Sweet Potatoes – Freshly dug and more to come!  Remember that sweet potatoes cannot be stored in the refrigerator.  They need to stay above 50 degrees or they will get cold damage. It’s best to keep them on the counter or in a cool (not cold) spot.
Storage: In a cool (NOT cold) spot.  Do not refrigerate.  Uses: Cooked When to use:Within 3 days.
Mustard Mix – The first fall harvest of this new member favorite!  It’s perfect for salads at this size.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.

Red Radishes – Try roasting these!  They’re delicious (and beautiful) when roasted in the oven.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the greens.  Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Scallions – Wonderful in stir-fries, salads and roasted dishes.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Sugarloaf Chicory – A chicory that is just the slightest bit bitter when you eat it raw.  That bitterness disappears when cooked.  Try it in a salad with olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and hard cheese (like parmesan) to balance the bitter flavor.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Kale – It’s back for the fall!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.




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