NEWS FROM THE FARM
The first week of September is here, although it feels more like July! It's transition time for most of us, and we're feeling it this year as our little one heads off to kindergarten. Transitions in the fields are happening too, as we finish up the last of our fall transplanting and get our fall greens seeded.
September is a great month for CSA harvests, with the summer crops still producing heavily (tomatoes, peppers, beans) and fall crops starting up. This week we're so excited for beets (and their delicious greens) to make their September come-back!
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
Tomatoes continue this week. If you need a little break (I hear you!) just throw them in a plastic bag in the freezer to use in soups and other cooked recipes later in the year. Green Beans are back and they are super tender and sweet. I like them with a bit of butter and salt - simple and delicious! Beets are a favorite in our kitchen for all types of dishes, but they are great in salads or you can try this week's recipe that uses both the beet roots and the greens. If you eat the Beet Greens separately, I like to steam the tops and top with butter and s&p, or you can saute them in a little olive oil and garlic. Red Peppers freeze great if you can't get to them this week, but I highly recommend trying to make your own roasted red peppers if you have never done so before. The flavor will knock your socks off! Red Onions are so great to slice in salads and more Yellow Potatoes for your salads or to roast in the oven.
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 & WELLNESS CORNER
Check out Kim's blog on eating Real, Living Food >>Read here
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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
SEPTEMBER 1, 2, 3 & 4
*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 Beets & their greens, Green Beans, Red Sweet Long Peppers, Red Onions, Swiss Chard, Yukon Gold Potatoes & Red Tomatoes in the middle.
In the fridge...
In a bag in the fridge...
Swiss Chard, Red Beets, Green Beans,
On the counter...
Red Onions, 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.
Donut Peaches - 1 bag
Peaches - 1 bag