Flushing CSA (Week 7) Update!

We hope everyone stayed cool during last weekend’s heat wave! More zucchini and cucumbers this week. Not sure if we will get the culinary spearmint but we will get basil, plus a different onion variety, Swiss chard and lettuce has returned.
Our VolunteersThank you to last week’s volunteers: Grace, Judy H. and EmilyThis week’s volunteers are: Grace and Jenna

Lewis Waite delivery this week.No word on fruit shares yet.
Here’s a recipe from the New York Times using our veggies zucchini, garlic and fresh herbs. Thanks to our member Jillian for sharing with us. 
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019490-lemony-pasta-with-zucchini-and-fresh-herbs?te=1&nl=cooking&emc=edit_ck_20190717?campaign_id=58&instance_id=10942&segment_id=15287&user_id=ec2be5278093e9244acb38e92aa3151d®i_id=7011874920190717

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

Walla Walla Onions
These sweet, flavorful onions are perfect for slicing and grilling. You can also try caramelizing them…yum!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Sweetheart Cabbage
This is a beautiful cabbage variety shaped like a cone, or a flower bud. It’s also known as Hispi cabbage.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Swiss Chard
Goodbye kales and collards (which hate the heat of summer) and hello, Swiss chard! This is the only cooking green that reliably grows all summer long. Try this week’s recipe which is a hit in our family!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Cucumbers
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Red Batavian Lettuce
This is a wonderful, flavorful summer lettuce that is crunchy and sweet. It holds up well to heavier dressings or chopped veggies!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Zucchini
This planting is slowing down. We’ll get a little break, and then we have second planting to begin harvesting in August.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Basil
Fingers crossed we can harvest this basil crop before the downy mildew sets in. This relatively new disease is plaguing organic basil crops across the Northeast — to the point of eliminating the possibility of harvest altogether. We hope to harvest it just once for every member this year.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 3 days.

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Grannie’s French Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts & Raisins
The Best Cabbage Recipesfrom the Guardian
Cold Curried Zucchini Soup
Cucumber Salad with Garlic & Ginger
Walla Walla Onion Recipes
And…from your farmers at Golden Earthworm – Matt, Maggie, Kelly & Crew
Summer swiss chard is ready to harvest this week along with beautiful Rosebud cabbage and Walla Walla onions!  

Have a great week, friends!

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

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