Flushing CSA (February 7) Update!

Third winter share pick-up – February 7th.
 
Now that last week’s bitter cold weather is behind us, we can enjoy this weeks relatively balmy weather so our pickup will be that much more pleasant.
 
Apple (1 bag) and Apple Cider (1 bottle) 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 have heard from Golden Earthworm regarding the 2019 full season but there are some unexpected changes and the CSA is working out the details. We will let you all know as soon as possible. 
 
2019 Meet the Farmer – Sunday, March 24th
Save the date! Flushing CSA’s annual Meet the Farmer event is currently planned for Sunday, March 24th at the Flushing Friends Meeting House. Details will be sent shortly. 
 
Our CSA member and contributing writer, Jillian Abbott has contributed her article published in Edible Queens about pasties – a childhood comfort food from her native Australia which she has made her own right here in Queens. Click on the link below. Thank you Jillian!
 
This month’s volunteers are:
Shift 1 (5:15-6:30 PM)
Nora Gamer and Jillian Abbott
 
Shift 2 (6:15-7:40 PM)
Eustacia Wilson and Amy Edelstein
 
If all volunteer slots for March are full, we will be able to use volunteers for our annual Meet the Farmer event (see above).
 
And please, follow us on Instagram! @FlushingCSA and hashtag 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 SHAREGranny Smith, Fuji & Pink Lady Apples

Recipes!

Heart-Shaped Roasted Beets & Potatoes
Rutabaga Pasta (what?)
Savory Potato Tart
Curried Sweet Potato & Apple Soup

 

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