Flushing CSA (Week 4) Update!

Welcome to week 4 of the CSA – hard to believe we’re receiving the first full month’s worth of beautiful fresh greens! And this week’s surprise – blueberries!
IMPORTANT INFORMATIONThere is no pick up next week – Thursday, July 4th – Independence Day. The next pick up will be Thursday, July 11. There will be a make up day in the fall – Tuesday, November 26. 
Our VolunteersThank you to last week’s volunteers – Nora, Judy and Larry. A shout out to Nora and Larry who braved the stormy weather before the sun came shining out. 
This week’s volunteers are: Caroline and Cindy

Lewis Waite delivery tomorrow

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 on Saturday, June 29– it’s free and open to the public — RSVP @ www.worldsfair.nyc today!!

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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

Escarole
It looks like lettuce, but it’s not! It’s a green leaf chicory that makes a wonderful soup (or side dish) paired with white beans (or chickpeas) and garlic. The outer leaves are best cooked, and the tender, light-colored inside leaves are best raw in a salad. Add them to the radicchio and arugula for an amazing salad combination!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or Raw in salad. When to use: Within 4 days.

Beets
They’re here! I’ve been waiting since last fall for the beets. You can roast them to slice in a salad, pickle them or grate them raw. The greens are amazing, so don’t toss them! Cook the greens like spinach – gently wilting them with some olive oil and garlic.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the leaves before storing. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Kohlrabi
This is probably the strangest looking veg we grow, but it’s really versatile and easy to prepare. Use a paring knife to peel off the skin and inside you’ll find a mild-flavored, slightly sweet veg that’s in the cabbage family, so it has all those wonderful health benefits! You can roast it, or make a slaw, or just slice it up and dip it in hummus!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 7 days.

Radicchio
This is a wonderful Italian chicory. It has a bitter flavor, which pairs well with a sharp cheese in a salad OR you can cook it which gets rid of the bitter flavor (if it’s not your thing!). Grilled radicchio salad is a new favorite of ours!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Arugula
The most tender, baby arugula! This pairs well with the radicchio in a salad with a light vinaigrette!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 4 days.

Blueberries
From our friends at Little Buck Organics in NJ…blueberries as a treat for all veg share members! Please note that these blueberries are not part of the fruit share. They are part of the vegetable share!
Storage: In their container in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Scallions
Have you tried these on the grill? They’re great!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Escarole SoupEscarole & Pine NutsSeared Radicchio with MozzarellaArugula, Radicchio & Escarole SaladBalsamic Roasted Beet Salad

Flushing CSA(646) 801-4021
Facebook.com/flushingcsa
FlushingCSA@gmail.com

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