What's in the Box - August 17, 18 & 19
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VEGETABLE SHARE Check back daily for an updated list - it will change during the week!
FRUIT SHARE from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at email@example.com
FRUIT SHARE for Long Island - Wednesday
1 bag Peaches - Just 1 bag this week!
FRUIT SHARE for Queens
1 bag Peaches
1 container berries (blueberries -OR- raspberries)
FRUIT STORAGE INFORMATION
Leave peaches at room temperature, or put them in a paper bag. This does help - the ethylene gas given off by the ripening fruit is trapped in the bag and speeds up the process. Berries should be kept in the fridge.
Notes on the Box...
We're swimming in tomatoes now! What a difference from last year! I think this weather calls for some salsa, don't you? If you can't eat all your tomatoes right away, you can can them, or even easier- freeze them! I just chop them up and freeze them in ziplock bags. No pre-cooking necessary! As long as you're cooking them (in a soup, sauce, etc.) when you take them out they keep perfectly like this. Same goes for the peppers- just remove the stem and seeds, chop, and freeze in plastic ziplocks.
*A Note on Tomatoes...
The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight fungus. This spray is certified for use in organic production, but must be washed off before eating. Also be sure to ripen red tomatoes completely on the counter before eating! They should be a deep red and slightly soft to the touch. Cherry tomatoes are picked ripe and ready to eat.
Save the Date!
We've set a date for our annual CSA Harvest Festival for Sunday, October 17th. Rain date will be the following Sunday. This year's activities will include hay rides, live music and entertainment, cooking demos, a local artisan market and more! Stay tuned for more info...
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Explore our Website
We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. You may find our PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS page useful in figuring out how to maximize the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box! And maybe you need help identifying a particular mystery vegetable? Try our CROP GUIDE.
If you would like to place a special order, or if there is a problem with your box, please contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org All other inquiries should be directed to our general CSA mailbox at email@example.com.
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