NEWS FROM THE FARM
This week marks the final week of our CSA program for 2015. Our growing season stretches across 6 months of the year, May through November - many weeks longer than most CSA farms in the Northeast. Surrounded by water, our farm's climate is relatively temperate, allowing us to start planting outdoors in April and continuing to harvest crops through the month of November.
We hope you've enjoyed your membership this season and all the of beautiful produce we've harvested for you. If it weren't for the support of our members, we would not be here, farming this land on the eastern end of Long Island. This is an exceptionally expensive place to live and to farm, and the stability that the CSA provides us is the only way we are able to continue to do what we love - farming organically & growing nourishing food for our local community with love and care. So, THANK YOU!
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!
Applications for our 2016 CSA are now available online! We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back into our program next May! RENEW NOW!
SUPPORT FARMERS, NOT DELIVERY SERVICES
The food marketplace is getting crowded with lots of "farm to table" delivery services. They are not farmers, they are re-sellers. We encourage you to always buy directly from your farmer either at farmers' markets or through an authentic CSA like ours. No middleman, no warehouses, no mark-ups. Just the freshest organic produce grown for you by your farmers at the best price.
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EARLY WINTER CSA - SIGN UP NOW!
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.
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES...
I think this may be the first year we haven't ended our 26-week season the week of Thanksgiving. This was good planning on our part! This way you know well in advance what ingredients you'll have to share at your Thanksgiving table and pretty much everything in this week's box will hold up very well in the fridge. (Except for sweet potatoes - keep those on the counter!)
Baby Salad Greens - A green salad on the table is a must. Try one of the kale salads in our recipe section.
Collards - Farmer Matt planned for these to be harvested before they got too large. They are tender and don't need to be cooked for long. Southerners know how to cook collards- try the recipe links this week.
Sweet Potatoes - In pie or roasted with honey or lemon. When in doubt, just bake 'till soft and mash them with butter and salt.
Rutabaga - If you have a few more of these knocking around in the back of your fridge, you should definitely boil and mash them. They are my mother's favorite part of Thanksgiving. She could eat half the bowl herself. I love them too!
Fennel - They're small, yes, but slice up the whole bulb and about 1" into the stem and throw in your minestrone soup. It is delicious!
Cauliflower - Roasted is my favorite way to eat cauliflower. There are a couple recipes this week you could try.
Watermelon Radish - Just a few in this week's share, but sliced and sprinkled with sea salt, they make a bright and fresh appetizer.
White Turnips - Hey, add these to your appetizer platter of watermelon radish and sprinkle with salt. Yummy AND pretty AND unusual!
Broccoli - I have been making lots of cream of broccoli soup for the kids. It's their current fave! Or just steamed with butter. It's especially sweet when harvested in the fall.
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 Islip (Saturdays) and Huntington (Sundays). Visit our website to learn more about our markets and find a map! Brian looks forward to seeing you there!
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
November 17, 18, 19 & 20
Rutabaga - 1 piece
Baby Salad Greens (Arugula or Kale) - 1 bag
Collards - 1 bunch
Sweet Potatoes - 1 large bag (4+ lbs)
Cauliflower - 1-2 heads
White Turnips - 1 bunch
Broccoli - 1 or 2 pieces
Watermelon Radish - 2-3 pieces
Baby Fennel - 2 pieces
*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.
Clockwise from top: Baby Arugula, Collards, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, Rutabaga, Salad Radishes or Turnips, Broccoli, Watermelon Radish and Fennel.
In a bag in the fridge...
Arugula, Collards, Cauliflower, Rutabaga, White Turnips, Broccoli, Watermelon Radish, Fennel
In a warm, dry place
Lemon Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Southern Style Collard Greens
Vegan Garlicky Collard Greens
12 great Kale Salads
Caramelized Cauliflower with Fennel
Simple Roasted Cauliflower
Curried Roasted Cauliflower & Coconut Soup