Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 20 – Distribution for 10/09/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #20

October 9, 2018

This Sunday is our CSA Harvest Festival! The weather forecast looks beautiful, so grab your friends, pack a picnic and be sure to wear sturdy footwear (boots are best!) to tour the fields! This event is held at our farm in Riverhead – 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY. Official invite to come this week!
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…

Green Beans –  The first harvest of our fall planting of green beans.  Snap off the tops and steam gently until bright green.
Storage: In an airtight container in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Cilantro – This flavorful green is back this week!  I love making a cilantro-flavored chicken soup with potatoes and leeks.
Storage: In an airtight container in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use:Within 3 days.

Leeks – A fall staple for soups or just braised on its own.  Be sure to wash the leeks well. Use this tutorial for washing and prepping leeks.
Storage: In an airtight container in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Boston Lettuce – Beautiful butter soft lettuce is back this week!
Storage: In an airtight container in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Broccoli – We’re starting the broccoli harvest this week. It will rotate in for all members over the coming weeks.
Storage: In an airtight container in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked/Raw 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: Red & Golden Delicious Apples

 

RECIPES

Braised Leeks
Butternut Squash & Leek Soup
Cilantro Chicken Vegetable Soup

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