FARM BLOG

CSA 2011 - Week #20

What's in the Box - October 11, 12 & 13

VEGETABLE SHARE

The contents of the box may change this week.  Please check back daily for an updated list. You can click on a crop below for recipes and storage information. 

White Salad Turnips - 1 bunch
Arugula - 1/2 lb bag
Carrots - 1 bunch
Toscano/Green/Red Kale - 1 bunch
Broccoli OR Green Beans OR Head Lettuce - 1 piece/bag

FRUIT SHARE

The listing for the fruit share is for our Long Island sites ONLY.  Please contact your core group if you belong to a Queens pick-up site for your updated weekly share. 

1 Bag Mixed Apples  - Empire & Cortland
1 Bag Bosc Pears

QUEENS HERB SHARE

Lemon Thyme
Sage

notes on the share

We've just started harvesting our broccoli crop, so we'll be equally distributing it to all of our groups over the next few weeks.  If you don't get it this week, it's coming soon!  Our carrots are super sweet right now, and kale is back!  Maybe it's too warm this week to put the kale in your soup?  Try kale chips (recipe below) or steamed and tossed with garlic and parmesan on pasta. 

News from the Farm

The warm weather is keeping our crops happy (and growing fast!) and it's a welcome change from all the rain!  More rain is forecasted for later in the week, so we're quickly finishing up the sweet potato harvest.  Once the sweet potatoes are cured you'll be getting lots in your weekly share.  Yum! 

On a sad note, the excessive rain caused the last of our winter squash to rot in the fields.  I'm especially sad since it's my favorite... 

THIS WEEKEND!!!!!  CSA HARVEST FESTIVAL -- Sunday, October 16th 2011, from 11am-3pm

This is a private event open to all current CSA Members only.  Please bring your own picnic lunch, lawn chairs or a blanket and sturdy walking shoes for touring the farm. 

Highlights of the Festival
Hayride Tours
Walking Tours
Cooking Demonstrations
Animal Shearing

Kids Haystack Game
Live Music
Storytelling for Kids
Farmstand Open (Produce & Organic Baked Goods for sale!)
Q&A with Farmers 

No RSVP Necessary.  *Light* Rain or Shine (heavy rain will cancel).  We hope to see you there! 

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. Check out our CROP GUIDE to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box!

RECIPES

Kale Chips
Salad Turnips with Miso