In the Box July 23, 2015

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Parsley – 1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions – 1 bunch
Cucumbers – several pieces
Zucchini – several pieces
Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
Surprise Item – Hint: you may get this item this week OR next week! We’re harvesting them as fast as we can! Many more to come…

Sunnyside CSA’s Evening Soiree in the Garden

Meet your fellow CSA members, swap recipes, and learn about the Sunnyside Community Garden over drinks and appetizers. Join us for a summer social on Saturday, July 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the Sunnyside Community Garden (corner of 50th Street and Barnett Avenue). We’ll provide some mixers, cheese, crackers, and light snacks; bring any finger foods you’d like to share and your choice of beverage. Non-members are welcome, just let us know on your RSVP how many people are in your party.

Order Cheese from Lewis Waite by Tonight 7/7

For pickup on Thursday 7/16, please place your cheese orders tonight 7/7. The rest of your order can be placed by 7/13.

Why is there a cheese deadline?
We meet with our Cheese Makers at weekend markets, and they only cut on certain days of the week. For the Thursday delivery, this makes the cheese deadline well in advance of the delivery, since we pick up West River Creamery at the Dorset Market in Vermont, and Sugarloaf Cheese at the Spa City Market in Saratoga. We ask that you order by midnight tonight so we have an idea of what to order. We usually buy some extra for late orders, but can’t guarantee to have your flavor if you wait to order. We’ll always contact you to let you know.

Product updates:
Beth’s Farm Kitchen: We’ll be meeting up with Beth’s to get more Dilly Beans and Dilly Carrots, a great addition to summer hors d’oeuvres trays. We’ll get some more Gingered Pear jam as well, if your yogurt need a boost, give this flavor a try! Top off your ice cream, or make great tarts, with locally sourced fruit jams!

Champlain Valley Milling/Regional Pantry: We got some new beans in last week. Certified Organic, from various farms. It’s so hard to find beans this time of year! We’ll be adding Mung, Great Northern, and Pinto beans at some point this week.
Farmer Ground Flour: Greg ground us another batch of flour last week! Sorry if the labels are getting destroyed in the humidity, but we store the flour in the fridge to preserve it’s freshness, and when it comes out, the labels can’t handle the temp. change. We’ve checked, and no moisture makes it through the bags to the flour itself.

GEM Buffalo: We are hoping to make a run down to Castleton to get some more buffalo this week or next. Lean and delicious, why not try a Buffalo burger at your next cookout?

Lewis Waite Farm: We are keeping a steady supply of chops and bacon this season. If there is a roast you are looking for that you don’t see, please send us an email! We can get anything custom cut. We’ll be getting beef in by the end of the week, so feel free to send us an email reserving your favorite steaks. Missed out on Flat Iron last time? They go so fast!

Porter Ridge Farm: Caroline and Josh from Porter Ridge Farm are joining the list of farmers, though Caroline has been a long time member of the Lewis Waite family. She mans the main desk at the office, and if you have emailed the farm, she probably was the one to respond. Be sure to look for Porter Ridge’s specialty sausage flavors later this week, made with Teeny Tiny Spice Company’s unique organic seasonings!

West River Creamery: Cambridge is back in stock! Jane’s Cheddar style cheese is a longtime favorite at the office, and we’re so happy to have it back. All of Jane’s cheeses are made with raw milk (except Chevre), and she has several types of hard cheese. If you like Cheddar, give Londonderry a try. Slightly milder, but still full of flavor, it’s a Cheshire style cheese.


In the Box 7-9-15

Carrots – 1 bunch
Cucumbers – several pieces
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Basil – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Zucchini – several pieces
Red Leaf or Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head

Fruit share:
Blueberries – 1 container
Gooseberries – 1 container

*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.

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In the Box 7-2-15

Carrots – 1 bunch
Beets – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Zucchini – several pieces
Scallions – 1 bunch
Red Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
Kohlrabi – several pieces

*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak. (I have a feeling we will be getting something else instead of the zucchini since we got it last week.)

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In the Box June 25, 2015

Here’s the box list this week–it may be slightly different and I’ll update if I get any new info. Read the rest of the newsletter here.

White Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Zucchini – several pieces
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Red Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
Baby Toscano Kale – 1 bunch

*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.

Lewis Waite Order Deadline for Pick Up on June 18

Order by Monday June 15th and pick up with your veggies on Thursday, June 18.

Product Updates:

3 Corner Field Farm: Karen has had time to make and age some Shushan Snow mini-wheels after pausing for lambing season. Shushan Snow is her semi-soft mold ripened cheese, like Brie, made exclusively with her grass-fed sheep’s milk, and is an office favorite.

Argyllshire Farm: Barbara has dropped off some more of her grass fed lamb. Look for cuts on special as we help Barbara clean out her freezer. Just in time for grilling season. Try this recipe for grilled lamb loin chops with cucumbers and mint.

Beth’s Farm Kitchen: Just in time for cookout season, we’re getting in Beth’s Barbeque Sauce! We also have the mustards, made with Cayuga Pure Organics mustard seeds, on special this month. Hudson Valley Ketchup completes your sauce needs for a great cookout.

Fior D’Italia: The raviolis, pastas and sauces have been a big hit! Vic is so pleased with the good reception, and says thanks! We just got in more frozen entrees for those nights you just don’t want to cook.

Grazin’ Acres Farm: Nathan and Meghan just received more of their Heritage breed pork back from the processors. New cuts including no nitrite hot dogs and no nitrite kielbasa are now available. They are also busy raising new chicks for the summer, so we are clearing out the freezer with a special on their non-GMO, pasture raised, Heritage chickens.

Harry’s Honey House:* Derek is out of the 2 lb jars of Raw Honey – what we have now is it until fall, but we should have plenty of 1 lb jars to last until the harvest. Raw honey is very lightly filtered, just enough to remove big chunks. It contains bits of pollen and propolis, and is a natural source of minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium as well as vitamin B complex. *not available to Stoneledge CSAs – please source your honey, syrup, and coffee through their Marketplace.

Iceberg Farm: We just picked up some Pork Garlic and Parmesan sausage and some Lamb with Red Wine and Feta sausage. Delicious sausage links for the grill go great with your veggie salad from your CSA share.

Lucy Jo’s: has two new flavors: organic Kick Pow Punch and organic Bolivia. The Kick Pow Punch is a low acid Sumatra flavor that has been well received by the office staff. The Bolivia is a medium roast that has a pleasant sweet taste and nutty roast notes with milk chocolate undertone and mild lemongrass finish. *not available to Stoneledge CSAs – please source your honey, syrup, and coffee through their Marketplace.

Kimball Brook Organic Dairy: A few CSAs asked us to offer a Milk Share this season. We have to order in set case amounts, so any items that are not going to a share will be made available to a la carte orders. First come, first served! (Please only order for your next delivery and not in future dates.)

Kriemhild Dairy: Bruce just dropped us of another load of Meadow Butter – the 1 lb rolls now come in salted or unsalted, no plastic tub to recycle.

Maplebrook Farm: produces Mozzarella Cheese in the mountains of Bennington, Vermont. We are offering the 8 oz.; shrink wrapped Fresh and Cherry Smoked this month. We hope this can be a regular offering, so let us know how you like it!

Stonewood Farm: Peter let us know that he is out of dark ground turkey until after Thanksgiving – sorry folks! We should have plenty of half light, half dark meat, and all white breast meat. We’re also getting in more lean turkey breast cutlets, great for a quick dinner.

West River Creamery: The crew is introducing a Steel Wheel Tomme. This cheese is a tome style natural rind sheep’s milk cheese. The texture is smooth with a light and mildly sweet taste. If you prefer cow milk cheese, West River also has a cow milk tomme; Middletown Tomme. The Middletown is a favorite in the office.

Yoder Farm: Ryan is out of all beans except for Black Beans until the fall – grab your heritage beans while they last, we are really running low.

The Seed Generic Ad email Circle 5-5-15

Raffle! The Seed Experience

We are raffling off two tickets The Seed Experience, which sounds like a fascinating event. Bring cash to pickup this week and next week and help us raise money for our subsidized share program.

4th Annual Plant-based Food & Lifestyle Expo – The Seed Experience 2015

Eat, drink, shop and discover a vast market of 100+ delicious plat-based foods, and eco-friendly products and services from a variety of national and local artisan exhibitors. Get inspired by world-renowned speakers, champion athletes, and top chefs, and film screenings. Learn how to live a healthy, compassionate and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Highlights are: interview with Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd, presentation about nutrition and performance by ultra endurance athlete Rich Roll, and exclusive pre-premier screening of PlantPure Nation with Q&A with Nelson Campbell, 10+ cooking demos from top chefs, and much more.

• DATE: Weekend of June 20th & 21st, 2015
• HOURS: 10am – 6pm
• VENUE: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Tickets include:
• FREE membership to Food Matters TV value $7.95
• $25 off new users first UBER ride, or $20 off existing users first uberPOOL ride.


In the Box 6-11-15

Parsley or Oregano
Red Leaf Lettuce
Toscano Kale
Baby Spinach

Please note you will be receiving Strawberries and Swiss Chard next Thursday instead of today.

*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.

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