FARM BLOG

CSA 2011 - Week #11

What's in the Box - August 9, 10 & 11

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. 

Nicola Potatoes - 3lb bag - These are a beautiful yellow-fleshed variety-- Farmer Matt's favorite!
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes - 1/2 lb.
Long Green Peppers - 2 pieces
Bell Pepper - 2 pieces
Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Parsley - 1 bunch
Asian Eggplant - 2 pieces
Lettuce - 2 baby heads

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. 

Mixed Nectarines & Yellow Peaches - 1 bag
Mixed Donut (UFO) Peaches & White Peaches - 1 bag

QUEENS HERB SHARE

Basil
Thyme

notes on the share

The tomatoes are finally coming in -- a bit later than usual, but better late than never!  This week we have cherry tomatoes and we hope to have some big red beefsteaks to give out in the share by next week.  Our watermelons and cantaloupes are ripening quickly in this heat, so those should be making an appearance in the share next week as well.  Some of you have asked about cucumbers...  Well, we lost the first few plantings due to poor germination & wet weather that kept us from getting them into the fields on time back in June, but our final planting looks good and should be ready to harvest in about 3 weeks.  The potatoes in the share this week are called Nicola, and are one of our favorites!  They have a beautiful yellow color, lovely textured flesh and delicious flavor!

News from the Farm

This week is our big push to seed all of our root crops for the fall and winter.  We're seeding acres of carrots, beets, and other cold weather crops that we'll be able to harvest from October onwards.  It looks like we have a good stretch of clear weather for the next few days to get everything done.  Farmer Matt has been heading back to the farm every night after dinner for the past few weeks to prepare the fields and make beds for this seeding.  There just aren't enough hours in the day(light) to get everything done, so it's a good thing that our tractors have headlights on them for nighttime tractor work!

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!

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS
Baked Cherry Tomatoes with Parmesan
Potato Salad with Green Beans & Salsa Verde
--great without the beans too!

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.