Flushing CSA (Week 16) Update!

More of Fall’s bounty! In addition to winter squash, tomatoes, and greens, we’ll get red radishes and kale makes a return. 

NOTE: We will hold the pickups indoors (in the basement next to the loading dock)  for the remainder of the season. As the fall season is progressing, it gets dark earlier  and with our shortened pickup hours it made more sense to be indoors.  

Our Volunteers

Thank you to last week’s volunteers: Jason, Jay, Kelvin and Larry This week’s volunteers are: Cindy, Jay and Kelvin

Fruit shares for those who get them. No Lewis Waite delivery this week.

SAVE THE DATE!  Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 20th from 11am-3pm at the farm in Riverhead. More information will be coming soon.

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

Acorn Winter Squash
Feeling intimidated by winter squash? Check out the cooking tips below!
Storage: In a cool, dry spot. It’s ok on the counter for up to a week. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Red OR Toscano Kale
It’s back for the fall! Kale and bean soups are so warming and nourishing this time of year. OR, fall kale salads!
Storage: In the fridge Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Romaine Lettuce
Beautiful, sturdy and sweet lettuce perfect for chopped salads. This is the type of lettuce that holds up well with heavier dressings and lots of toppings!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.

Red Tomatoes AND Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Let them ripen on the counter until fully red OR orange!
Storage: On the counter until they ripen to a uniform red (or orange) color. Then eat right away. If you store your tomatoes in the fridge, they will become mealy. No good. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Immediately once fully red (or orange).

Scallions
Try making these the star of the show! As in scallion pancakes (recipe below), grilled scallions, scallion sauce….
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Radishes
We love fall radishes because they are so bright and sweet this time of year. Just a hint of spice…the hot weather makes them hotter so fall radishes are a little more mellow!
Storage: Separate the roots from the greens and store in an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Briermere Farm Fruit Share – TBD!

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

HOW TO COOK WINTER SQUASH!
There are lots of winter squash varieties, but they can be cooked the same way. After years of fumbling around with large knifes and hard squashes, I finally discovered roasting them whole (yes, whole!) with just a few knife slits to release steam. It works like a charm. The traditional method (below) is still my favorite way to cook smaller squash when I’m serving them sliced on a plate.
The traditional method (video!)The “no-cut” cook it whole method!Quick Scallion PancakesSimple Roasted Radishes*Addictive* Ginger Scallion Sauce

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

Wow, your farmers are really rocking these September harvests!  Winter squash, cooking greens, lettuce, MORE tomatoes, radishes…  You’re all getting the newsletter early this week because I am going to be away for a few days.  Pick-ups will take place as usual, same place, same time.   

If, for any reason, you are not absolutely delighted with your produce, please contact Kelly in the farm office RIGHT AWAY (don’t wait!) and we will make it right.  If you wait to contact us we may no longer have a replacement item in the field to harvest for you.  We do everything we can to sort and look through the produce before we pack it into your shares, but at the rapid pace of our packing line, things do get missed.  We are growing produce, not manufacturing a product, so we can’t expect everything to be 100% perfect all the time.  That said, we have always set the bar high when it comes to the quality of our produce, so if you’re not happy, we’re not happy.  Please be in touch. 

SAVE THE DATE! 
Our CSA Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 20th from 11am-3pm here at the farm in Riverhead. 
Hope to see you there!

Have a great week, friends!

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

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