Flushing CSA (Winter Share #2) Update!

Second winter share pick-up – January 10th.
 
Our first winter share last month was the start of a great variety of winter produce and the second is no exception! Lots of color too!
 
Apple (1 bag) and Apple Cider (1 bottle) shares for those who ordered them. 
 
There is also a Lewis Waite delivery tomorrow so be sure to remember to tell your volunteers to give you your order.
 
2019 Season Sign-up
We’re hoping to hear soon from Golden Earthworm regarding the 2019 full season. We will let you all know as soon as the information comes in.
 
This month’s volunteers are:
Shift 1 (5:15-6:30 PM)
Caroline Lane and Nora Gamer
 
Shift 2 (6:15-7:40 PM)
Chanah Greenstein and Geetha Murthy
 
If all volunteer slots for February and March are full, we will able to use volunteers for our annual Meet the Farmer event on Sunday, March 24th. This will include a special documentary screening. Details to follow in the next few weeks.
 
And please, follow us on Instagram! @FlushingCSA and hastag your shares and recipe creations #FlushingCSA
 
In the shares (please note, the contents are subject to change/substitution)
 

Carrots –  A perfectly sweet, crunchy, orange variety.  The kind that make you never want to eat any other type of carrot ever again.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw. When to use: Within 2 weeks.

Red Beets – I love beets every way – boiled (or roasted) and sliced as a side dish, grated raw in a salad with lemon juice and olive oil, juiced or sliced in salads.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Golden Beets Lovely beet flavor with a rich, golden color!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Yellow Potatoes – These are a waxy variety – perfect for roasting.  My trick to roasting potatoes is to roast with a top on the baking dish.  Foil works well too.  The point is to steam the potatoes.  Once tender, remove the top and continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes until nicely browned.
Storage: In an cool (not cold) space. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Rutabaga – Also known as a Swede or a yellow turnip, rutabagas have a sweet, earthy flavor that is excellent roasted.  These roast quickly when cut into slices or fries, tossed in olive oil and salt and roasted on a cookie sheet in a hot oven.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Watermelon Radish – My favorite saying about these radishes….Boring on the outside, party on the inside!  Try roasting them if you haven’t already.  They are excellent!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Sweet Potatoes – A staple in our house.  I bake them whenever my oven is on and then they’re ready to go!
Storage: In a cool, but not cold spot. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 2 weeks.

Leeks – A perfect base for soups or let them be the star of the show!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 2 weeks.

BRIERMERE FARM APPLE SHAREFuji & Granny Smith Apples

RECIPES!

Rutabaga Oven Fries
Mashed Rutabaga with Pan-Fried Leeks
Simple Roasted Beets with Citrus
Roasted Watermelon Radish with Herbed Tahini Sauce
Carrot Leek Soup

 
 
FIND MORE RECIPES FOR ALL THE VEG IN YOUR BOX!  If you need recipes that are not included in the newsletter, we have a massive recipe index on our website where you can search by vegetable here: http://goldenearthworm.com/cropswegrow/  

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