FARM BLOG

CSA 2011 - Week #25

What's in the Box - November 15, 16, & 17

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. 

Red or Chioggia Beets - 1 bunch
Cabbage - 1 head
Green or Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Carrots - several pieces depending on size
Watermelon Radish - several pieces depending on size
Broccoli OR Broccoli Raab - 1 bunch
Red Kale OR Lettuce Mix OR Spinach - 1 bag - Tuesday ONLY

FRUIT SHARE - Final week for Rockville Centre and Valley Stream groups.  The fruit share is over for all other groups. 

notes on the share

Watermelon radish - what a beautiful and surprisingly versatile root veg!  You can eat it raw in salads, add it to soup or even roast it!  Kids love this one becuase it really does look like watermelon when sliced up. 

Watermelon Radish Links from the web...
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2010/10/meet-watermelon-radish.html
http://www.janespice.com/recipes/watermelon-radish-chips-with-cumin-salt

News from the Farm

The massive root vegetable harvest is underway.  We are harvesting all of the carrots, rutabagas, potatoes, beets, celery root, watermelon radish...(the list goes on) before we get our first hard freeze.  The only thing left in the fields will be the heartier greens and brassicas which can be harvested late into the season. 

SIGN UP FOR THE WINTER SHARE!

We offer a winter share for pick-up at the farm in Jamesport and in Manhasset ONLY.  To learn more about signing up for either pick-up site, please visit our CSA Winter Share Page!

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012

We are currently updating our membership application for the 2012 CSA Season and it will be available on our website later this week.  I'll post more information in next week's newsletter, but for those of you who want to get a head start on the process, you will be able to find the application form here SOON.

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

Braised Cabbage with Caraway
Celery Root & Beet Salad
(chances are you still have your celeriac sitting around in your fridge from last week!)