What’s in the Box 9/27/16

CSA Week #18 – September 27-30
Cabbage is here!  I’m loving the Napa in this week’s shares.  It is so versatile and a great way to change up your leaf salads. Try some of the recipes below.

SAVE THE DATE!  Our annual CSA Harvest Festival will take place at the farm in Riverhead on Sunday, October 16th from 11am-3pm.  It’s open to all CSA members and their guests!  Farm tours, Q&A with your farmers, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, live music.  It’s a really lovely day of farm fun and an opportunity for you to see where we grow your food and connect with other members. Stay tuned for more details coming soon…

Winter Squash2 portions – These are all edible squash – not ornamental!  You can prep them all the same way.  Cut the squash in half lengthwise and then scoop out the seeds.  You can either put these halves in a steamer and cook until the flesh is tender, or rub with olive oil and set the halves face down in a baking dish.  Sometimes I pour a few tablespoons of water around them and bake in the oven at 350F until soft.  Scoop out the flesh and season with salt and a little butter (or olive oil) and enjoy!
Storage: Winter squash should be stored at room temperature – and dry. Keep in paper bags or baskets out of direct sunlight and they will up to a month. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within a month

Red or Yellow Potatoes – These are freshly-dug and unwashed so that they will store longer at your home. Please try to eat them within a week.
Storage: In a cool, DARK place Uses: Cooked When to use: Within the week.

Yellow Onions – These will store well!  But it’s the perfect weather for onion soup…see delicious recipe below!
Storage: In a cool, dark well ventilated space. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a month.

Napa Cabbage – One of the most beautiful veggies to grace the shares.  I love the texture of Napa leaves.  Try one of the delicious recipes below…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days. 

Mystery Vegetable – Farmer’s Choice…

FRUIT SHARE – Mixed bag of Peaches & Gala Apples

Recipes

Simple Stir-Fry Cabbage
Asian Napa Cabbage Salad
Apple, Potato & Onion Gratin
French Onion Soup

Bon appetit! xoMaggie

At the Farmers’ Market

As a separate program from our CSA, we grow produce for 3 farmers’ markets on Long Island.  Our CSA members are often our best customers at the market, so please stop by and say “hello”!

Islip – Saturdays 7am-12am
Port Washington – Saturdays 8am-12pm
Huntington – Sundays 7am-12pm

Click here for maps & directions to the markets.