NEWS FROM THE FARM
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
I promised that we'd bring back lettuce and cooking greens in September and here they are! This week's Red Leaf Lettuce is beautiful and tender. I'm so excited to enjoy soft lettuce salads again. My kids have been on a homemade crouton kick, so no salad is complete without them these days. I just cube up some of our sourdough bread, and toast the cubes in a saute pan with a couple (or more) glugs of olive oil and a pat of butter. I usually add some minced garlic and a handful of random minced fresh herbs from the garden. Toss the bread until it's nicely browned on all sides and crunchy! Lettuce salads with homemade croutons, red onions and homemade sliced roasted peppers is our new favorite! Toscano Kale is back for all you kale lovers! Steamed and topped with olive oil, fresh garlic and ume plum vinegar is always a winner in our house. It's also great in your smoothies or salad. If you do make a kale salad with this variety, I recommend letting it sit for 15-20 minutes in the dressing to soften up. Acorn Squash, oh my, you are delicious! If this is your first go at preparing winter squash, do not worry! Using a large, sharp chef's knife, carefully cut the squash vertically in half. Scoop out the seeds and lay face down in a baking dish with 1/4 inch of water. Bake at 350F until the flesh is soft. Tomatoes and Peppers return for another week. When in doubt, just freeze them for later! And finally, who's a fan of the PBS show, A Chef's Life? If you saw last week's episode, you may be inspired to try making Squash & Onions with our Zucchini!
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
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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 8, 9, 10 & 11
*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: Toscano Kale, Red & Plum Tomatoes, Zucchini, Yellow Peppers, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Peppers, Acorn Squash
In the fridge...
In a bag in the fridge...
Kale, Zucchini, Lettuce
On the counter...
Acorn Squash, Tomatoes - eat right away when fully red and ripe!
BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE
THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC! PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT.
Peaches - 1 bag
Pears - 1 bag