Flushing CSA (Week 9) Update!

Hope everyone enjoyed the sweet corn. More this week and next. We were informed that there might be earworm damage to the corn tips but if you had brown areas on the rest of the ear, let us or Golden Earthworm know and they will send a replacement. 

Our Volunteers
Thank you to last week’s volunteers: Jillian and Joyce. Shout out to Joyce for filling in on short notice.This week’s volunteers are: Eustacia, Amy and Supervisor Judy S.
Fruit shares start tomorrow. Please let the volunteers know if you have a fruit share.Lewis Waite delivery this week.

Flushing Fantastic 2019 FNO Community Market
Flushing Fantastic’s Fourth Annual FNO Community Market 2019 will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 12pm – 6pm .  Check FNO’s official FB page here for all the details! Or visit FNO 2019

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

Fresh Red Potatoes
Delicious summer potatoes, freshly dug! This is a waxy variety that holds up well in potato salads.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

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.

2 Summer Crisp Lettuces
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Green Beans
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 When to use: Within 5 days.

FRUIT SHARES (A separate share from Brieremere Farm) – 1 bag of fruit

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Potatoes, Green Beans & Salsa Verde
Red Potatoes with Olive, Feta & Mint
Simple Zucchini & Corn Torta (Pie)

And…from your farmers at Golden Earthworm – Matt, Maggie, Kelly & Crew
FRUIT SHARES BEGIN THIS WEEK (For Fruit Share Members only!) 
Potatoes are ready for harvest this week!  Our potatoes are freshly dug, full of flavor, nutrients and moisture, so they cook very quickly.  This red variety is waxy and perfect for potato salads!  More sweet corn this week — we’ll have it for 3 consecutive weeks, so next week will be the end…enjoy!

Have a great week, friends!

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

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