NEWS FROM THE FARM
You can feel a chill in the air, even on these sunny days. Fall is finally here and we have harvested a beautiful fall bounty for you to celebrate!
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
Green Beans - This is one of our final green bean plantings of the season. I hope you've been enjoying them as much as we have! They are a crop that many farms don't grow for the CSA, because harvesting can be so tedious. Now with our green bean harvester and sorter, we can grow them for harvest throughout the summer and fall. We have one more planting coming in a few weeks...
White Salad Turnips - Don't forget that the tops are just as delicious as the roots. You can saute the tops like spinach, or roast them all together in the oven. My kids like to munch on the turnips raw...or dipped in hummus.
Chioggia Beets - The greens on these are not so beautiful, but cut into the beetroot horizontally and you'll see candy cane rings!
Bok Choi - The texture on bok choi is simply amazing in stir fries. You can eat the whole thing, leaf and stem - just slice off the very bottom where the stems meet.
Leeks - Nothing says fall like leeks...So delicious in soups. Try this week's recipe for Leek & Potato soup.
Winter Squash - For eating, not decoration! The baby butternut is a personal-sized variety that is just too cute!
Yellow Potatoes - A great waxy variety for roasting in the oven. I love the texture!
Sweet Potatoes - Back this year by popular demand! Oh how we love our sweet potatoes! Baked, steamed, in soups or even pies!
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!
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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 22, 23, 24 & 25
Green Beans - 1 lb.
White Salad Turnips - 1 bunch
Chioggia Beets - 1 bunch
Bok Choi - 1 bunch
Leeks - 1 bunch
Sweet Dumpling Squash - 1 piece
Baby Butternut Squash - 1 piece
Yellow Potatoes - 1 quart
Sweet Potatoes - 1 bag
*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: Yellow Potatoes, Leeks, Green Beans, White Salad Turnips, Sweet Dumpling & Baby Butternut Squash, Chioggia Beets, Sweet Potatoes & Bok Choi.
In a bag in the fridge...
Turnips, Beets, Leeks, Bok Choi, Green Beans
On the counter...
Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes
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.
1 bag of Apples
1 bag of Bosc Pears