Milk Not Jails A La Carte Ordering

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 stock up on Ronnybrook yogurt drinks for the school season – Special Discount on Mango and Strawberry yogurt drinks only $2.00 this month so you can send your family off to school with the protein they need to excel!

Deadline to place your order is Tuesday, September 2nd at 8pm. Place your order here, and we’ll deliver your farm-fresh dairy to your CSA pick-up the week of September 9th.

Enjoy beautiful cheeses and ferments you cannot find anywhere else in NYC! And this month we’re excited to have some new items from Tonjes Dairy, home to our amazing whole milk. 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!

Don’t see your CSA listed, contact us at milknotjails@gmail.com or (917) 719-6455 with any questions.

Thanks,

The Milk Not Jails Team

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In the Box 8-22-14

TOMATOES!

Red Beets – 1 bunch
Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
*Eggplant OR Other Item – 1 piece
Cherry Tomatoes – 1 bag
Red Tomatoes – 5 lbs!
Yellow Potatoes – 4 lbs!

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

Fruit share:
Peaches – 1 bag
Mixed bag Donut Peaches & Nectarines – 1 bag

For recipes and storage tips, read the newsletter here.

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In the Box August 15

Box contents subject to last minute change.

Green Bell Pepper – 1 piece
Fennel – 1 bunch
Cipollini Onions – 1 bunch
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Cherry Tomatoes – 1 bag
Red Tomatoes – 2-3 pieces
Red Potatoes – 4 lbs!

For the latest from Golden Earthworm Farm, read the rest of the newsletter here.

Fruit shares is a mixed bag of orange donut peaches and apricots and a mixed bag of yellow and white donut peaches.

Market Vegetable Mélange with Chicken

An original recipe by CSA member Melanie Suksomnil

Courtesy Melanie Suksomnil

Courtesy Melanie Suksomnil

A rustic homage to late summer produce, this recipe is incredibly flexible and can be customized to whatever the season’s harvest (or trip to the grocery store) has brought to your kitchen. For a vegan/vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with largely diced oyster mushrooms or simply omit the chicken!

Serves 4-6

Ingredients
6 skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 bunch baby leeks, wash thoroughly to remove sand and thinly chopped
8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 sweet red long pepper, cut into 1-inch squares (can substitute bell pepper)
1 sweet green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
2 medium zucchinis, halved lengthwise and cut into ½” thick slices
1 small eggplant, quartered lengthwise and cut into ½” thick slices
2 large heirloom tomatoes, peeled* and chopped
½ pound green string beans
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped –or- ½ teaspoon dried basil
6 sprigs fresh thyme, with tough stems removed then chopped –or- ½ teaspoon dried
thyme
¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped –or- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon celery seed (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced (optional, for garnish)

Directions

1. Heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in a large Dutch oven (or large, heavy skillet) over medium heat. Add chicken and brown, about 3 minutes each side. Transfer chicken to a bowl and set aside.

2. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, onion, leeks, and garlic to the pot and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until onions start to become translucent. Add the red long pepper, green bell pepper, and zucchini and cook 5 minutes longer. Transfer at least half of these vegetables to the bowl with the chicken.

3. Add eggplant to the pot and cook 5 minutes or until eggplant begins to turn golden. Add heirloom tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme and celery seed. Bring to rapid simmer, then lower heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Add chicken and reserved vegetables back to the pot. Cover and simmer additional 15 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and is beginning to fall away from bone.

5. Add green string beans, stirring them in and cooking until they become vibrant green, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper then (being careful not to burn your tongue!) taste to make sure it’s to your liking.

6. If you don’t need to thicken the mélange (see note below), you’re ready to serve! Garnish with the fresh parsley at serving time.

Serving suggestion: Serve over rice or egg noodles, though any cooked whole grain accompaniment will work nicely. You can also serve with a hearty whole-grain bread or crusty French baguette.

If your tomatoes are extra juicy and the finished mélange is too soupy for your taste, combine ¼ cup water with 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour in a cup and whisk until combined (this is a “slurry”). Pour the slurry into the still bubbling pot and simmer over medium-low heat while stirring constantly until mélange has thickened; this will take a minute or two.

*To quickly peel the tomatoes, score a large “X” on the bottom of each then immerse in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove tomatoes from boiling water with a spider and plunge into a bowl filled with cold water (straight from the tap is fine). The skins should slip right off!

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In the Box August 7th

Box contents are subject to last minute change. Check out the Golden Earthworm newsletter for recipe ideas and storage tips.

Yellow Onions – 1 quart
Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Cucumber – 1 piece
Cherry Tomatoes – 1 bag
Hardneck Garlic – 2 pieces
Red Norland Potatoes – 1 quart
Baby Watermelon – 1 piece

Fruit shares: a bag of apricots and a bag of peaches.

And herb shares start this week–no word on what we’re getting yet.

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In the Box–July 31

From the farmers:
“The contents of this week’s share will vary through the week, depending on your pick-up location. This is mainly due to the fact that we are still getting used to using our new harvesting equipment for the green beans and the arugula and we weren’t able to harvest them for every site last week. So this week we’ll be playing make-up for those groups who didn’t get them last week, and throwing in some new items for the ones who did.”

Yellow Onions – 3 pieces
Carrots – 1.5 lb bag
Batavian Lettuce – 2 heads
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Additional Items will vary depending on your pick-up location this week. These may include: Arugula, Green Beans, Zucchini, Cucumber

Fruit share will be peaches and apricots.

Milk Not Jails A la Carte

Deadline: Monday August 4th at 8pm
Delivery: Thursday, August 7th

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 year, we’ve added some Catskill creameries that make beautiful cheeses and ferments you cannot find anywhere else in NYC! And this month we’re excited to have some new items from Tonjes Dairy, home to our amazing whole milk. 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!

Don’t see your CSA listed, contact us at milknotjails@gmail.com or (917) 719-6455 with any questions.

Thanks,

The Milk Not Jails Team

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