Flushing CSA (Week 24) Update!

Well folks, we’re down to the last two pick ups of the season! 

It’s like a double bonus for your Thanksgiving holiday – we get a lot of great veggies tomorrow and next Tuesday, the 26th (July 4th makeup date).  Also, final week to sign up for the winter share. All the information is below.

Tuesday, November 26th – Last Pickup Make-up Date
Tuesday, November 26 will be the last pick-up date. This is the make-up date due to the July 4th holiday falling on a Thursday.

Winter Share 2019 – 2020 – deadline for sign-up Friday, November 22
Sign-up with our new farm, Garden of Eve has been extended to this Friday, the 22nd. Garden of Eve offers a variety of customizable CSA shares, however, their program is different from what we have had with Golden Earthworm. All winter share ordering and payment is done online at the farm’s website at gardenofevefarm.com/csa/wintercsashare ; payments can be made at one time by credit card or eCheck or in three installments via eCheck. Garden of Eve would like orders to be in by November 15.Sign up through their site at csa.farmigo.com/join/gardenofevefarm/winterspring20192020

There will be 7 (seven) pick-ups – December 5 and 19, January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2 and 30.NOTE: Flushing CSA has an administrative fee of $15, payable by check, PayPal or cash or credit card in person at the remaining pick-ups in November. The Membership Agreement – Winter Share 2019 – 2020 is attached. FlushingCSAWinter2019_2020..docx

Our Volunteers
Thank you to last week’s volunteers: Donna, Brandon, and Larry This week’s volunteers are: Elizabeth R., Carlos and and Larry
Final Lewis Waite delivery tomorrow, November 21. 

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

So much goodness! All of this will store well for your Thanksgiving meal next week. Just follow the storage instructions!

Celeriac (Celery Root)
This is not an attractive vegetable, but it’s so wonderful mashed for Thanksgiving or used in soups. It tastes like celery and it’s easy to prepare once you remove the thick skin with a knife.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Radicchio
I can’t get enough of radicchio salads with balsamic, olive oil, sliced parmesan and garlic. But if you’re not into the bitter flavor, just cook it! The flavor mellows wonderfully.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Carrots
Storage: Separate the roots from the greens, then store in an an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked/Raw When to use: Within 10 days.

Savoy Cabbage
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Butternut Squash
Remember this: Wash and make some knife holes in the flesh. Then roast WHOLE on a baking sheet at 400F until tender. Done. Ready for soup, risotto, mashed side dish, etc.
Storage: Store in a cool spot. Uses: Cooked When to use: On the counter for up to 2 weeks should be fine.

Leeks
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Cauliflower
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.

Sweet Potatoes
Storage: In a cool, NOT cold spot. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 10 days.

FARMHOUSE FAVORITE RECIPES

Celeriac MashBraised Leeks with LemonRoasted Cauliflower & Coconut SoupRoasted Radicchio Salad with Ricotta & DatesSavoy Cabbage Slaw with Applesauce Vinaigrette and Mustard Seeds

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

Farmer Matt and our crew have been busy harvesting everything out of the fields this past week and we have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday box for you!  We want to take this opportunity to give thanks to YOU for your support and membership and for trusting in our family to grow food for your family. We have dedicated our lives to this important work of farming, nourishing, feeding, connecting… and our CSA is at the heart of it all.

We can’t forget to give thanks to our amazing farm crew without whom we could not feed you.  They come in early and stay late, harvesting through rainstorms and blazing heat… Together we plant, transplant, stake, irrigate, weed, mulch, harvest, wash, pack and deliver.  What a team! 

We will be making plans for our 2020 season over the next few months and we’ll send out an e-mail when we open the enrollment.  Until then, we send you all our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season!  See you back here in June!

Warm wishes and love from the farm,
Maggie, Farmer Matt, Farmer Galen, Little Farmer Zinny & Crew!


There will be a make-up delivery on Tuesday, November 26th for the following locations due to a missed delivery back in July:
Rockville Centre (all locations), Valley Stream, Forest Hills, APEC/Douglaston, Farmspot (Jackson Heights), Sunnyside, Flushing, Syosset and Port Washington – Main Street. 

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

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