Flushing CSA (Week 22) Update!

More sweet potatoes this week and a return of collard greens and sugarloaf chicory. It seems a disease destroyed the fall kale crop but collard greens and chicory survived. 
Countdown – four weeks left to go before our last week – November 15.
We are accepting the winter share applications – you should have seen some copies at last week’s pickup. It is also attached or you may download here . Please see details below.
 
NOTE: Tomorrow’s pickup will be indoors due to the cooler weather and increasing darkness.
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2018-2019 Winter Share
We have received the Winter Share information from Golden Earthworm and are sharing some of the details with you. This information is in the agreement which is also attached, on our Facebook page, flushingcsa website. It will be in all our newsletters and we will have hard copies available at our remaining pickups. 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

NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM APPLE SHARE – $29
4 pounds of apples per delivery.
4 deliveries @ $7.25 = $29

NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM CIDER SHARE – $23
4 deliveries @ $5.75 = $23

PICK-UP DATES 

Delivery 1 – December 13
Delivery 2 – January 10
Delivery 3 – February 7
Delivery 4 – March 7
 
Volunteers
 
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, Larry (supervisor)
 
2nd shift: Alan, John C., and Martha (supervisor) 
 
No on-site vendor this week.
 
No 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.Collards -OR- Toscano Kale – Collards are very similar to kale and can be used interchangeably in recipes as long as you give it a little more time to cook.  I love to stew collards until tender, which takes a while!  Patience is key.

Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.Cabbage 

Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days. Baby Red Kale –  The most tender, baby size for salads!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Cilantro
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Bok Choi – Wonderful in a quick stir-fry!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Nicola Potatoes – These are a waxy, yellow-fleshed variety.  Excellent for roasted potatoes.
Storage: In a cool (NOT cold), dark place. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 10 days. 

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE: Red Delicious & Winesap Apples

 

 

 

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