NEWS FROM THE FARM
Rain, rain, rain! Yay for the rain!
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
Please forgive my abbreviated newsletter this week, but I've been up 3 nights straight with sick kiddos. The one thing getting us through this cold fest is soups! My kids love winter squash soups made with our own chicken stock and whatever cooked squash I have on hand. I usually roast the squash in the oven first-- cut in half, scoop out seeds, rub with olive oil on all sides and roast in a 350F oven until soft. Meanwhile in your soup pot, heat some olive oil and add diced onion and celery. Cook for a few minutes and add the flesh of the cooked squash (discard the skin), and add your broth. If you use a drier fleshed squash, you'll have to add more broth so that it's not too thick. Cook for another 15 minutes and then use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. We like to top our squash soup with fried sage leaves (pan fry the fresh leaves in little butter), smoked paprika and a dollop of plain greek yogurt or sour cream.
A quick note on the other items in the share... This planting of Carrots was full of weeds, so we decided to harvest them at this stage before more weed competition takes them over. We have another big planting of carrots coming in October. Swiss Chard is back again this week and the leaves in this planting are huge! I love it steamed alongside eggs for breakfast. Romaine Lettuce for your salads, Onions for your soup, and a few more Peppers because we just can't get enough of them!
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, walking 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
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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 15, 16, 17 & 18
Green Romaine Lettuce - 1 head
Sunshine OR Sweet Dumpling Squash - 1-2 pieces (depending on size)
Acorn Squash - several pieces
Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Baby Carrots - 1 bunch
Yellow Onions - several pieces
Red & Orange Long Peppers - several 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: Swiss Chard, Carrots, Yellow & Red Peppers, Sunshine Squash, Acorn Squash, Romaine Lettuce, Yellow Onions (Note: This picture shows sunshine squash. You may receive either sunshine or sweet dumpling this week, based on availability.)
In the fridge...
In a bag in the fridge...
Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Carrots (remove the tops for best storage life.)
On the counter...
Winter Squash, Onions
BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE
THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC! PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT.
1 bag of Gala Apples
1 bag of mixed Red Bartlett and Moonglow Pears