Flushing CSA (Week 8) Update!

How great was the culinary spearmint! This weeks brings another treat – organic sweet corn!  The farm also confirmed they are clearing out the fields and distributing what’s left so we should get a bonus item not on the below list.   


Our VolunteersThank you to last week’s volunteers: Grace and JennaThis week’s volunteers are: Judith F, Norma and Jillian

Fruit shares start next week – August 8.No Lewis Waite delivery this week.


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


Sweet Corn

The best, organic sweet corn! Conventional corn is heavily sprayed with pesticides, so you really should always look for organic corn. (Please note that you may have a visitor at the tip of the corn – a corn earworm! They love to eat the tip of the corn, so just discard and cut off the tip if there is any brown damage. THIS IS NORMAL FOR ORGANIC CORN. We can’t see from the outside if there has been a worm inside or not. If the damage extends down into the ear, just let us know and we’ll send you a replacement ear. Don’t toss the whole ear if there is a little damage on one end. Organic corn is so hard to grow, so please don’t waste any good part of it! Savor it and enjoy!)
How to cook: Boil a pot of water. Shuck the corn (remove the husks). Cut off any earworm damage with a sharp knife. Turn off the heat and put the corn in the pot of boiled water and cover for 3-4 minutes. It’s done!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Green Beans
You can’t get beans like this in stores! Freshly harvested and sweet! Don’t overcook them. Just cook in a steamer or boiling water for 3 minutes until just tender and bright green!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

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.

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.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini
This is the end of this planting. Then we get a break…until the next planting kicks in!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Bonus Item – We’re clearing out the fields and distributing what’s left, so depending on your pick-up day, you may receive a different item.

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Green Beans with Lemon & Pine Nuts
Garlicky Swiss Chards
Garlic & Parmesan Sauteed Zucchini


And…from your farmers at Golden Earthworm – Matt, Maggie, Kelly & Crew


Sweet corn is here!  Now summer can really begin! We would usually start harvesting some more of our summertime crops in the next week or so, but these plantings are all delayed due to the very wet, rainy May and June.  In farming, you don’t feel the effects of weather until weeks, or sometimes, months down the road.  The tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and watermelons are growing well, but it will be a few more weeks (or a month) until we can harvest them.  This week we are excited for the corn and green bean harvest.  We will be clearing out the fields of any remaining crops, and distribute those to you as “bonus” items each day this week.  Not everyone will receive the same items, but we’d rather give them out to you than let them spoil in the fields! 

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

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