Flushing CSA (Week 19) Update!

Red beets and purple kohlrabi make an appearance this week. We hope you’re planning to go out to our farm, Golden Earthworm, this Sunday, October 20, for their annual CSA Harvest Festival. It’s a great fun family day for CSA members, family and friends. More information below.

Our Volunteers
Thank you to last week’s volunteers: Kelvin, Kate, Judy K. and Larry.
This week’s volunteers are: Judy S., Toni and Lisa-Marie

Golden Earthworm Farm Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 20 from 11 am – 3 pm
More information on the farm’s activities and events at the end of this email

Date: Sunday, October 20th
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Location: Golden Earthworm Farm
Address: 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead
Map & Directions

Fruit shares for those who get them. 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

Red Beets

We wait all fall for the first beets! These are so sweet and delicious. Don’t forget the greens which are a veg all their own! It’s one of our 2-for-1 veggies! Just remember to store the greens separately from the roots so they stay fresh and they don’t wilt.
Storage: Separate the roots from the leaves and store both in an an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Best Cooked, but you can eat the roots raw. When to use: Within 5 days.

Purple Kohlrabi
If you think, “Oh no, more kohlrabi!”…give these little ones another chance! I have a few simple recipes below that will make you love it. And remember, it’s a cruciferous veggie, which means that it contains compounds that fight cancer!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Collards
I love collards in soups – cut into thin ribbons. They hold their form, even when cooked for a long time, and the flavor sweetens.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Baby Red Romaine Lettuce
Wow, this is such a beautiful lettuce! Can you feel how dense the head is, even though it is small? These are extra-special, selected for you by Farmer Matt.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Boston Lettuce
My favorite lettuce variety is back for the fall. Crunchy, yet sweet with a wonderful texture. You can’t get lettuce like this in the stores. Enjoy!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Cabbage
We all need to incorporate more cruciferous vegetables into our diet. I like to slice up a small green cabbage into wedges and snack on it all day long. When it’s sitting on the counter, it’s hard to resist its sweet crunch!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Yellow OR Red Long Peppers
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Briermere Farm Fruit Share 1 mixed bag of Jonagold and Red Delicious Apples

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Braised Cabbage with CarawayBraised KohlrabiLentil & Green Collard SoupHam & Collard Greens Soup Simple Sauteed Beet Greens
And…from your farmers at Golden Earthworm – Matt, Maggie, Kelly & Crew
This SUNDAY from 11am-3pm is our CSA Harvest Festival and we hope you can come!  **This is the biggest perk of CSA Membership!  You get to come visit the farm WHERE WE GROW YOUR FOOD!  Ask your farmers questions, feel the soil, walk the fields and CONNECT WITH THE LAND!** 

We kick things off with a Cooking Demo at 11am with the fabulous Emilie Raffa of The Clever Carrot.   We’ll have a special presentation of Gifts form the Earth at 1pm and a Farming Demonstration at 2pm with Farmer Matt and Little Farmer Galen.  All day long there will be walking tours of the fields, a kids area with face painting, crafts, a giant haystack to jump in, and music and storytelling by the wonderfully talented Barbara Garriel.  Please bring a picnic and chairs/blankets to picnic on our lawn.  We’ll have Mama Calla’s Tamales for sale, as well as a selection of drinks. (No soups this year, so please bring your own!)  We look forward to a beautiful day! 

The Harvest Festival takes place at our farm!
652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead
Map & Directions

Have a great week, friends!
XO Maggie for Farmer Matt, Kelly & the Crew

Flushing CSA(646) 801-4021
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