Win a Free Turkey!

This year Lewis Waite and Stonewood Farms have generously offered the CSA an all-natural, humanely raised Turkey to giveaway before the big day. We’ll be selling raffle tickets at this week’s pickup (10/30) and the following pickups (11/6 & 11/13). And we’ll announce a winner by 11/15. Try your luck! Tickets are $5 for 1, $10 for 3, and $20 for 10. Please bring cash!

Milk Not Jails A La Carte Order Form Live

Place an order today for a special, one-time delivery of any of our dairy products to your CSA. In addition to your dairy share items, Milk Not Jails offers greek and flavored yogurts, kefir, cheese and more from the seven family farms we serve.

This month order one of our beautiful french butter rolls and some cream or creme fraiche to turn your winter squash into the most delicious pies and soups of the season!

Deadline to place your order is next Monday, October 27th at 8pm. Place your order here, and we’ll deliver your farm-fresh dairy to your CSA pick-up the week of November 3rd.

Enjoy beautiful cheeses and ferments you cannot find anywhere else in NYC! And stock up on cream and quark to make delicious soups with your fall vegetables next month. We’ll be adding more items throughout the season, so please let us know what your hungry for and we’ll work with our dairy farmer network to find it!


In the Box October 23

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Baby Toscano Kale – 1 bag
Lettuce Mix – 1 bag
Leeks – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 1 head
Arugula – 1 bag (Tues & Wed only)
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Bok Choi – 1 bunch

Mixed bag of Bosc Pears & Golden Delicious and Empire Apples

Order Lewis Waite by tonight for delivery 10/23

Place your Lewis Waite orders here for delivery on Thursday 10/23.

Product Updates:

Beth’s Farm Kitchen: It is canning season. We are stocking up on preserves, jams and chutneys. Including cranberry sauce seasoned with orange and cardamom, for you upcoming holiday meals.
Earth Sky Time: Goldburgers, Hoomoos and Pesto are restocked. The pesto is seasonal, so stock up on frozen pesto while it is still here and have fresh summer pesto all winter long (made with sunflower seeds instead of nuts, perfect for people with nut sensitivities).

Farmer Ground Flour: is restocked. Organic, heritage grains. Choose from whole wheat, white flour, pastry flour, rye flours, buckwheat, spelt flour and corn meal. As the days get cooler, there is nothing like homemade bread. Try mix and match flours in this “No-Knead Recipe” to make your own multi-grain bread.

Gatherer’s Granola: Was delivered today and is restocked with plenty of delicious gluten-free varieties for breakfast or a power snack.

Grazin Acres Farm: Great news for Grazin Acre fans, we will be stocking a limited number of non-GMO, pastured raised turkeys! Look for them as we get closer to Thanksgiving.

Hawthorne Valley Farm: Try any of their sauerkraut with a fresh Lewis Waite fresh pork roast for an old-world soul warming meal.

Lewis Waite Farm: Pork is finally here! We are still waiting for our smoked pork products. But the freezer is full of fresh pork loin chops, sirloin chops, sirloin cutlet, tenderloin, sirloin roast, fresh ham roast, Boston butt, shoulder roast, ham steaks as well as ground pork and nitrate-free pork sausage. Hooray!

Teeny Tiny Spice Company: fresh ground organic spice blends. These colorful blends are well balanced with a lot of variety for every palette. The gift packs include 3 different spice blends to add to your menu, they are pleasing to the eye and belly, and a great food gift this holiday season.

Butternut Squash Soup with Pear & Sage

An original recipe by CSA member Melanie Suksomnil

Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

Roasting the butternut squash brings out its natural sweetness and adds depth of flavor to the soup. The sage brings in notes of late autumn while the pear reminds us that it’s not quite time to dig out the flannel pajamas yet. Curiously, this soup tastes a lot like a pierogi – so side bonus for anyone with a hankering for his or her baba’s home cooking.

Serves 4-6


1 medium butternut squash, halved and seeds removed
3 Tablespoons good quality unsalted butter
1 bunch baby leeks, wash thoroughly to remove sand and thinly chopped
2 firm pears, peeled, cored and chopped
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
½ Tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped –or- 1 teaspoon dried sage, crumbled
1 teaspoon summer savory, minced–or- ¼ teaspoon dried savory
salt and pepper, to taste
sour cream, for dolloping
fresh sprigs of savory, for garnish (optional)


1. Heat oven to 425°F. Add 1 cup of water to a large casserole dish and lay butternut squash on top, cut side down. Bake for 30-45 minutes until squash has softened. Set aside to cool.

2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. When butter begins to sizzle, add leeks and pears to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes or until leeks have wilted down and are just beginning to get golden. Meanwhile, scoop the butternut squash out of its skin.

3. Add sage and savory to the pot and sauté with the leeks and pear until fragrant, about a minute.

3. Add chicken stock and butternut squash to the pot and turn heat to medium-high, stirring and mashing squash with the side of your wooden spoon to break it down into smaller chunks. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble rapidly, lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper. Let the soup cool at room temperature, then working in batches, blend the soup.


Farm Trip–Harvest Festival–Sign up here!


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Mark your calendars now for our annual CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 19th from 11am-3pm. Free for all CSA member families and their guests. Hayride & Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Kids’ Activities, GIANT Haystack and more!

Our free bus will leave from SCS at 9am and will include a stop at the Briermere Farmstand where you can buy fruit and pies.

For more information and for a spot on our free bus, sign up here! Please sign up even if you are self driving so we know to expect you.


In the Box October 9th

Read the latest newsletter here.

Arugula – 1 bag
Collards – 1 bunch
Potatoes – 1 quart
Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Pink Beauty Radishes – 1 bunch
Napa Cabbage – 1 head

*The contents of the share may change through the week.

Mixed bag of Bosc Pears & Gala Apples

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