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In the Box; Summer Week 2

Hello neighbors!
Hope you all enjoyed last week’s share. I know I appreciated all the greens. So nice to be able to enjoy the share without having to turn on the oven!

Here’s what will be in our box this week. I know I cannot wait for those garlic scapes!
Be sure to click thru for storage tips and recipes.

Red Boston Lettuce, 1 head
Baby Spinach, 1 bag
Arugula, 1 bunch
Swiss Chard, 1 bunch
Red Beets, 1 bunch
Garlic Scapes, 1 bunch
Lettuce Mix, 1/2 lb bag
Strawberries (for all!)

Fruit Share:
Strawberries

*As always, please keep in mind that the list is subject to change, depending on what’s going on at the farm.

First pick up of the 2011 season

2009, week 1

Neighbors,
Our first pick-up of the fifth Sunnyside CSA season is THIS THURSDAY from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services on 39th Street (next to the NYSC.)
Fruit shares will begin the following week.

In case you’re rusty about the details for Thursday’s pick-up, here are a couple of reminders:

1) Pick up is between 5:00 and 8:00 pm at SCS (43-31 39th Street, b/t 43rd Ave and Queens Blvd).

2) Bring a couple of bags to take your produce home in. You may take home the waxy box the share comes in, but you will need to bring it back to us the next week.

3) Bring your calendars so you can sign up for your volunteer hours. Mary Beth, our volunteer coordinator will be there to answer all your questions.
Thanks for being so great about volunteering. As you know, this is vital to the livelihood of the CSA!

4) EVERYone, whether they have a veggie share or not, can buy some delicious and healthy eggs, beef, chicken, pork, bread, beans, cheese, etc. via our partnership with Lewis Waite Farm. Order by Sunday, June 12th, at midnight to get food for our next LWF delivery on Thursday, June 16th- details here.
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For those who have a share and need to find a partner (or have no share and would like to share one) you can try posting a message on Facebook or a comment on our website.

Also, the Woodside CSA may still have openings.
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Please visit our website often for the weekly share forecasts, recipes, veggie storage info and cooking tips. The site is a constant work in progress, so be sure to check in so you can stay up to date with news from us and our partner farms and vendors.

We will continue to publish the share forecast digitally and will post via Twitter, Facebook and this site as soon as we get updates from the farm.

4) In the Box:

Green Boston Lettuce, 1 head
Red Kale, 1 bunch
Spinach, 1 bunch
Arugula, 1/2 lb. bag
Rhubarb, 1 bunch
Japanese Salad Turnips, 1 bunch
Lettuce Mix, 1/2 lb bag

In the Box; Winter Week 4

Carrots – 7 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 3 lbs.
Beets – 2 lbs.
Rutabaga – 3 lbs.
Watermelon Radish – 2 lbs.
Green Kale – .35 bag
Potatoes – 3 lbs.
“Tiny” Arugula – .15 bag

Apple Share
Red and Golden Delicious varieties

Getting the most out of your winter share
Your winter share should last you several weeks if stored properly. Click on the crop name above to find a detailed description, links to recipes, and storage tips. Most root crops can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. However, sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated!

NEWS FROM THE FARM

We’re looking forward to a short February thaw over the next few days. The snow and ice is not melting fast enough and we’re tired of slipping and sliding on the roads and paths around the farm. Over the next few weeks we’ll start our onion seeding in the greenhouse. Onions are the first crops of the season to get seeded, because it takes so long for them to grow!

In the Box: Winter Week 3

Carrots – 6 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Beets – 2 lbs.
Rutabaga – 3 lbs.
Watermelon Radish – 2 lbs.
Russet Potatoes or Nicola Potatoes – 5 lbs.

Apple Share
Jonagold and Granny Smith varieties

Getting the most out of your winter share
Your winter share should last you several weeks if stored properly. Click on the crop name above to find a detailed description, links to recipes, and storage tips. Most root crops can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. However, sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated!

In the Box; Winter Week 2

Red Kale – 1/2 lb bag
Carrots – 6 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Beets – 2 lbs.
Rutabaga – 3 lbs.
Kohlrabi – 2 pcs.
Watermelon Radish – 2 lbs.
Yellow Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Surprise Item!

Apple Share
Jonagold and Cameo varieties

Getting the most out of your winter share
Your winter share should last you several weeks if stored properly. Obviously, the kale is freshly harvested and should be eaten right away! Click on the crop name above to find a detailed description, links to recipes, and storage tips. Most root crops can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. However, sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated!

In the Box: Winter Week 1

Red Kale – 1 bunch
Carrots – 5 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Broccoli – 3- 4 pcs.
Rutabaga – 3 lbs.
Kohlrabi – 2 pcs.
Watermelon Radish – 1 – 1.25 lbs.
Russet Potatoes – 5 lbs.

Getting the most out of your winter share
Your winter share should last you several weeks if stored properly. Obviously, the kale and broccoli are freshly harvested and should be eaten right away! Click on the crop name above to find a detailed description, links to recipes, and storage tips. Most root crops can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. However, sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated!

In the Box; Week 24

Note from the farm:
We have some delicious greens in the share this week, including mustard which I LOVE!!!! Just 2 more deliveries after this week and then the season will be over. It’s bittersweet for us every season, although perhaps a little more sweet than bitter because it means we can spend more time with our families.

Arugula – 1/4 lb. bag
Baby Bok Choy – 1 bunch
Green Mustard – 1 bunch
Russet Potatoes – 1 quart
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Leeks – 2-3 pieces.
Broccoli – 2 pieces

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm (last week!)
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Pink Lady and Granny Smith Apples- 1 mixed bag

In the Box; Week 23

Note from the farm:
We’re winding down our active season here at that farm, but that doesn’t mean that the last few CSA boxes will be redundant with roots and storage crops. No, not at all! This week we are happy to have radicchio again- and curly cress too! A lot of crops like the cool days and colder nights- especially the greens that take on a sweeter flavor when touched with a light frost.

Arugula – 1/2 lb. bag
Carrots – 1 bunch
Curly Cress – 1 bunch
Potatoes – 1 quart
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Radicchio – 1 head
Peppers – 1 pieces.
Broccoli – 2 pieces

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Mutsu and Empire Apples- 1 mixed bag

In the Box; Week 22

Note from the farm:
Golden beets are in this week’s share – for the first time in 3 years! I *love* the color of these beets– so pretty when roasted and tossed with arugula and toasted walnuts in a salad. Daikon radish may be new to many of you. It’s often used in Japanese cuisine. It can be sliced raw, or cooked in soups. We like to add it to a miso soup broth together with other vegetables and some udon or soba noodles. Guy Lon is just a fancy way of saying “Chinese Broccoli”. We love it in a veggie stir fry! The stems can be eaten– just remove the tough bottom inch or so. More leeks, beautiful cabbage and sweet potatoes round out the box. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry spot (55F-60F degrees) — Not in the fridge! — and they should last you a few months.

Arugula – 1/4 lb. bag
Golden Beets – 1 bunch
Daikon Radish – 2 pieces
Sweet Potatoes – 3.5 – 4 lbs
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 1 bunch
Leeks – 2-3 pieces
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) – 1 bunch

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Red and Gold Delicious Apples – 1 mixed bag