NEWS FROM THE FARM
We hope to see all of you at the farm on Sunday! Please dress warmly! The forecast is for perfect fall weather - chilly, sunny, lovely! Bring jackets & blankets for cozying up and picnicking on the grass. We'll have hot soup and tamales for sale. Bring your family & friends! No RSVP needed. More details below...
CSA HARVEST FESTIVAL 2015 - PRIVATE EVENT!
Join us for our annual CSA Harvest Festival on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th from 11am to 3pm. Good food, cooking demos, kids' activities, live music, walking tours and more! Come meet your farmers and see how and where we grow your food.
This event is held at our farm on the North Fork - 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY
+ FREE for all current CSA members and their guests.
+ NO RSVP needed.
+ DRESS WARMLY!
+ BRING your picnic (some food available for purchase)
+ STROLLERS welcome & encouraged!
+ WEAR sturdy walking shoes for touring the farm.
We've now opened up our registration for our Early Winter CSA Program! This program is separate from our 26-week Full Season CSA. It consists of 3 deliveries (spaced 2 or 3 weeks apart) starting in December. We have pick-up available at two Long Island locations, Jamesport (Farm) and Port Washington. Due to the potential for freezing temperatures in the winter, we are only able to offer pick-up at indoor locations. The winter share boxes consist of our own CERTIFIED ORGANIC root vegetables and storage crops like Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Carrots, Beets, Rutabaga, Winter Squash, and possibly Broccoli, Kale and Cabbage. Exact contents may change. We also offer a Cider and Apple Share from Briermere Farms that is not organic.
+ LEARN MORE & SIGN UP HERE!
IN YOUR BOX...
Leeks - These are so versatile. Use them in place of onions in soups. Here's how to prep them.
Radicchio - A lovely leaf chicory. It's bitter, so I recommend pairing it with some hard cheese. Our favorite salad is radicchio sliced in thin strips with shaved Parmesan, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh minced garlic and some homemade croutons. This week's recipe for radicchio risotto is also delicious - cooking the radicchio mellows out the bitter flavor.
Carrots - We love these beauties every which way!
Russet Potatoes - A great variety for baked potatoes. They are flaky, not dense when cooked. They also make light mashed potatoes.
Toscano Kale - This kale is best cooked since it has a very sturdy leaf. Think soups & stews. Or try this week's recipe paired with lentils & pasta.
Farmer's Choice - We're rotating through a few different crops that are coming in at different times. We do everything possible to make sure that all members receive the same items over the course of a few weeks. If you don't get an item this week, you can look forward to receiving it in future weeks.
Bon appetit! - Maggie
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VISIT OUR FARMERS' MARKETS
Can't get enough of our veggies? Some of our best Farmers' Market customers are our CSA members! Stock up on more of the goodness you get in your shares at our markets in Port Washington (Saturdays), Islip (Saturdays) and Huntington (Sundays). Visit our website to learn more about our markets and find a map! Brian & Orlando look forward to seeing you there!
Clockwise from top: Leeks, Radicchio, Russet Potatoes, (Farmer's Choice - Broccoli in this photo), Carrots & Toscano Kale.
In a bag in the fridge...
Leeks, Carrots (remove tops), Kale, Radicchio
In a cool, dark place
BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE
THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC! PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT.
JUST 1 BAG THIS WEEK of mixed Bosc Pears and Apples