Flushing CSA (Week 3) Update!

Another week of awesome leafy greens, French breakfast radishes, salad turnips and garlic scapes – a real delicacy!  Please check the farm’s newsletter below to see what will come on Thursday.
Some important information: If someone is picking up your “box” on your behalf, we need to know in advance the name of the person picking up, and  the first/last name of the person they are picking up for. 
Our VolunteersYour volunteers this week – Nora and Judy K.A big thank you to last week’s volunteers – Nora, Larry and to Carlos – who answered our call for volunteers in the newsletter.
Volunteer Sign-upWe are looking for more volunteers, so if you can offer extra shifts over the course of the season, please let us know.All members should have received the  Summer Fall 2019 CSA SignUp  link. Please choose your date/time volunteer commitments. We understand these might change over the course of the season so you can change them online or by emailing us. Any questions, email us or see Larry, core member/volunteer coordinator at the pickups.
No Lewis Waite delivery tomorrow. The next delivery is Thursday, June 27th.
Goodale FarmsThe farm is still accepting applications for dairy, egg and meat shares so we are attaching the application for those who are interested. If you can bring your form and payment to the pick up it would be appreciated (or pay via PayPal). To order ala carte from them  click here to set up or log in to your account. When to place your order: Except for holiday weeks, the form is available from 6:00 am on Thursday until 12:00 noon on Monday.  If you still want a share or there are issues regarding your orders, contact us via email or see Emily, CSA Goodale Coordinator. FlushingCSAMeatDairyEggSeasonAgreement2019.docx
Our CSA Members
Here’s the latest piece by our member Jillian Abbott featured in Edible Queens. Some of you may even recognize the people in this article, former members Taehoon Kim and his wife Lea.Thank you Jillian!Two Flavors of Flushing: Old-school grit survives amid gentrification, deliciously

Flushing Town Hall’s 40th Anniversary
Our very generous host site Flushing Town Hall has their 40th anniversary this year. We thought you would like to read this piece and watch this video on how this beautiful venue was brought back to life 40 years ago and the visionary people who felt this Flushing treasure was worth saving. And now it is bringing global arts to a global work right in our home town.
Flushing Town Hall at 40

Flushing’s World Fair June 28 – 29, 2019

Check out Flushing’s World Fair on Friday, June 28, 12pm, at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel for a keynote by the King of Queens Joe DiStefano, expert presentations, workshops, showcase, walking tours, and the launch of our “Passport to Flushing” food and culture crawl — it’s free and open to the public — RSVP @ www.worldsfair.nyc today!!

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Golden Earthworm Farm – Strawberry Picking and Farm Tour Last chance to pick strawberries on Saturday- June 22- 9am – 5 pm
Members are also welcome to come pick during Public Hours, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.  Be sure to bring your orange U-Pick Strawberry slip or tell the farm that you are from Flushing CSA.PRICE: $7 per quart (No entry fee), CSA Members receive 1 quart free and additional quarts at 10% discount
Golden Earthworm Farm CSA Member Portal
Check out the farm’s CSA Member Portal http://goldenearthworm.com/members/All important notices and program information can be found on this page.  In case you miss an e-mail or a social media post, everything will be archived here. 
Your Core Team:
Caroline, Dionne, Emily, John, Judy and Larry

And now……What’s In The Share (note items are subject to substitution) – also check the Golden Earthworm Farm website

Spinach
Super beautiful, healthy spinach!  This will cook down quickly.  I like to put it in a pan with a little bit of water until it is soft and wilted.  Then I turn off the heat and serve it with butter (or olive oil) and salt & pepper.  Simple and delicious.  This is also great for spinach salads!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw in salad. When to use: Within 4 days.  

Collards
Long a staple of the Southern United States, collard greens, unlike their cousins kale and mustard greens, have a very mild, sweet flavor.  Collard wraps are all the rage, and I have to admit that they are delicious!  See recipes below. Also wonderful slow-cooked or added to soup. 
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.  

Cilantro
The whole barn smells like cilantro this week!  It’s one of these love-it-or-hate-it herb greens.  I happen to love it.  The halloumi recipe below is a star, and so is the cilantro pesto.  I also love making my chicken soup with a bunch of cilantro and garlic.  I hope you’ll love it too!  Cilantro will “droop” easily if it gets dehydrated.  I do recommend standing it up in a glass of water (bouquet-style) in the fridge.
Storage: Standing up in a glass of water in the fridge — or in an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 3 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce RED & GREEN!
This is it for the Boston lettuce!  After this, we may take a break for a week or so and then we’ll be moving on to Romaine varieties! 
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Red Radishes
A new variety of radish!  Try roasting them if they’re too spicy for you.  They are delicious and mild when heated!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator.  Separate the roots from the greens first- then they can be stored in the same bag.  Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Bok Choi
We don’t usually repeat crops like this, but this is a new planting of bok choi that is ready to harvest and it is so beautiful right now! 
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Vegan Collard Green BurritosThai Chicken Collard Green WrapsCilantro PestoHalloumi Cheese with Cilantro, Lime & Capers Bok Choi SaladRadish, Cilantro & Goat Cheese SaladAnd from your Golden Earthworm farmers“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
― Joel Salatin

We’ve so enjoyed meeting many of you at the farm these past few weeks!  This coming Saturday will probably be the last Saturday of U-Pick Strawberries for the season.  The berries are still bountiful, but they will slow down over the next week or so.  If you can come mid-week, we’ll also be open Tuesday & Wednesday (9 to 2) and Friday (9 to 5) this week for U-Pick.  On Saturday, we’ll be open from 9 to 5 and there will be a farm tour at 1pm. Hope to see you there!
Have a great week, friends!
XO Maggie, Farmer Matt, Kelly & the Crew

Flushing CSA(646) 801-4021
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