NEWS FROM THE FARM
Your farmers have been gearing up for winter, believe it or not! We're seeding winter cover crops in the fields that we've finished harvesting. These cover crops will grow over the next few months before it freezes, and will then protect the soil from erosion over the long, cold winter. In the springtime, we "turn in" the crop, which incorporates the biomass into the soil and increases soil organic matter. Cover crops are an essential part of our sustainable farming program.
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. We have pick-up available at two Long Island locations, Jamesport (Farm) and Port Washington. Due to the potential for freezing temperatures in the winter, we are only able to offer pick-up at indoor locations. The winter share boxes consist of our own CERTIFIED ORGANIC root vegetables and storage crops like Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Carrots, Beets, Rutabaga, Winter Squash, and possibly Broccoli, Kale and Cabbage. Exact contents may change. We also offer a Cider and Apple Share from Briermere Farms that is not organic.
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IN YOUR BOX...
Napa Cabbage - This is a great cabbage for salads. The leaves are tender, but they have a nice crunch to them. We're supposed to have a stormy few days, so it's perfect weather for making soup! I'm going to be making our family's favorite Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup with an Arugula Salad on the side. It's nice to have some baby greens back in the shares- they love this cooler weather. The Butternut Squash will last on your counter or in a cool dry place for a while (maybe a few weeks to a month) but the Sweet Dumpling Squash should be eaten immediately. It is not meant to be stored. Finally, the Nicola Potatoes have a wonderful waxy texture. They are excellent roasted in the oven with some herbs and olive oil. Be sure to store your potatoes in a cool, dark place away from any light!
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 29 & 30
OCTOBER 1 & 2
*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, Napa Cabbage, Sweet Dumpling Squash, Baby Arugula, Butternut Squash, Toscano Kale
In a bag in the fridge...
Napa Cabbage, Kale, Arugula
On the counter...
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 Peaches
1 bag of Bosc Pears