NEWS FROM THE FARM
This week marks the half-way point of our CSA harvest season. The next 13 weeks will take us through the bountiful harvests of late summer (which technically runs through September) and the fall, with the return of leafy greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes, winter squash and more. Our sweet potato and winter squash plantings look terrific this year, so you can look forward to seeing them in your shares in about a month or so.
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
It's a tomato explosion this week! Right on schedule, mid to late August is when the tomato plants really start to produce in full-swing! Now is the time to make salsa, tomato salads and maybe even freeze some sauce for the winter. If you're really busy, you can just put the tomatoes whole in a plastic ziplock bag and put them in the freezer to use in soups or sauces later in the year. Don't expect the texture of a defrosted tomato to hold up - you'll want to be sure you're cooking it when you use it again. The zucchini is large, sweet and wonderful for zucchini bread - try this week's recipe. Kids love it and it's perfect toasted with a little butter with tea or for breakfast. The Onions this week will store well if you keep them in a cool, dark place. Green Peppers - try grilling them this week! And more freshly-dug Red Potatoes for your summer potato salads.
Bon appetit! - Maggie
SAVE THE DATE!
Bring your family and friends to our celebration of CSA at our annual CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 18th. Good food, cooking demos, kids' activities, live music, hayride tours and more! Come meet your farmers and see where your food comes from. We hope to see you there!
KIM'S HEALTH & NUTRITION CORNER...
Read all about Sweeteners & Salt in Kim's blog this week!
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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!
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
AUGUST 18, 19, 20 & 21
*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: Red Potatoes, Onions, Zucchini, Red Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
In the fridge...
In a bag in the fridge...
In a cool, dry place...
On the counter...
Tomatoes - eat right away when fully red (or yellow for the cherries) and ripe!
BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE
THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC! PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT.
TBD by the Fruit Farmer - please check the sheet at your pick-up site. Thank you!