FARM BLOG

CSA 2011 - Week #21

What's in the Box - October 18, 19 & 20

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. 

Head Lettuce OR Sweet Potatoes - 1 head/several pieces
Arugula - .4 lb bag
Lettuce Mix or Head Lettuce - .5 lb bag/1piece
Red Russian Kale - 1 bunch
Yellow Potatoes - 3 lb bag
Broccoli - 1-2 pieces

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  - Cameo & Fuji
1 Bag Bosc Pears

QUEENS HERB SHARE

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notes on the share

Broccoli is gorgeous this year!  Steam lightly -- aldente broccoli is fabulous-- mushy broccoli, not so much.  The Red Russian kale in this week's share is extremely tender.  I would recommend eating it raw in the salad recipe (see below).  I just devoured an entire salad bowl full myself for lunch today! 

News from the Farm

We've been harvesting more potatoes and cleaning up the fields in preparation for cover crop seeding. Our fall greens and roots are growing wonderfully.  I think we might just have a wonderful end to a not-so-great growing season, but I don't want to speak too soon! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Harvest Festival on Sunday.  The weather was glorious and it was great to see many of you! 

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

Raw Tuscan Kale Salad
Spicy Garlicky Broccoli Salad