Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 19 – Distribution for 10/02/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #19

October 1, 2018

Just two weeks to go before our CSA Harvest Festival! Make sure you gather your family and friends and come out to the farm to tour the fields, chat with your farmers and connect with your CSA community! FREE for all members and their guests!

SAVE THE DATE!  Our CSA Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm.  All CSA Members and their guests are invited to the farm in Riverhead to tour the fields, see tractor and field work demonstrations, listen to live music, watch cooking demonstrations and enjoy a peaceful day on the farm!  More details to come, but we hope you’ll join us.  It’s always a great day!

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Japanese Salad Turnips – They are back!  Don’t forget to eat the greens AND the roots!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator.  Separate the greens from the roots before storing.  Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Bok Choi – This crunchy bok choi is a member favorite!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Red Radishes – Radishes are spicy when they grow in hot weather. These are mellowing out, but I have had a few spicy ones!  You should try roasting them if you haven’t yet.  They’re delicious!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the roots and discard or use the leaves. (They are edible, but not my favorite.) Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Collards – A southern green that works well in many kale recipes.  Just remember that collards need to be cooked long enough so that they become tender.  Steaming is a good way to cook them, and then toss with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic or try this week’s recipe for a spicy peanut sauce.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Napa Cabbage – This cabbage variety has a great crunch and the frilly leaves are tender.  Makes great salads or stir-fries.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 10 days.

Acorn Squash – For the first time, we have partnered with a farmer friend (who grows high quality Certified Organic produce like us) in Massachusetts to grow these beautiful acorn squash for you. We are maxed out of land here on Long Island and we want to allow some of our farmland to rest instead of planting it intensively all season long. In typical CSA fashion, we forwarded money to him at the beginning of the season and he grew these just for us. Lucky us! We may consider purchasing more crops from him in future years to help round out our shares and allow us to farm in a less-intensive way that is more sustainable for the soil and our environment.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Butternut Squash – For the first time, we have partnered with a farmer friend (who grows high quality Certified Organic produce like us) in Massachusetts to grow these beautiful acorn squash for you. We are maxed out of land here on Long Island and we want to allow some of our farmland to rest instead of planting it intensively all season long. In typical CSA fashion, we forwarded money to him at the beginning of the season and he grew these just for us. Lucky us! We may consider purchasing more crops from him in future years to help round out our shares and allow us to farm in a less-intensive way that is more sustainable for the soil and our environment.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE: Empire & Gala Apples

 

RECIPES

Napa Cabbage Salad with Cilantro and Almonds
Stir-fried Napa Cabbage with Garlic Dressing
Collards with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Pasta with Collards Greens & Onions
Roasted Radishes

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