FARM BLOG

CSA 2011 - Week #17

What's in the Box - September 20, 21 & 22

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. 

Scallions - 1 bunch
Green Batavian Lettuce - 1 head
Shallots - 1 small bag
Red Beets & Greens - 1 bunch
Red Batavian Lettuce - 1 piece
Acorn OR Butternut Winter Squash - 1-2 pieces depending on size
Green Beans - 1 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 Bosc Pears - A Note on Ripening from Farmer Clark: "They should ripen a little more by letting them turn a golden brown and a little softer."

QUEENS HERB SHARE

Winter Savory
Chives

notes on the share

We have a limited size share this week, but you'll notice that we're moving straight into fall with cooler weather crops such as winter squash and head lettuce. We will be harvesting more root crops in the coming weeks, as well as more potatoes and hopefully some nice fall greens by early to mid-October.  Everything has been delayed this season because of the wet summer, but we should get back in the fall crop groove in another few weeks. 

News from the Farm

Join us for our annual CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 16th! 

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

Grilled Scallions with Lemon
Roasted Winter Squash Risotto