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U-Pick Strawberries (final details)

UPDATE: Our bus is full! For those who are already signed up, please be ready to go at the Pathmark parking lot NO LATER than 8:50am.

As mentioned earlier, lots of folks are interested in sharing a bus ride to Golden Earthworm Organic Farm on June 10th for a day of Strawberry Picking! Now for  the final details… Please read and sign up for the trip!

Once a year Golden Earthworm Organic Farm opens up their beautiful organic strawberry fields for you and your family to enjoy a day of strawberry picking. SUNNYSIDE and ASTORIA CSAs will be traveling by bus to the farm, located in the North Fork of Long Island.

THE SPECIFICS

  • DATE: Sunday June 10th, 2012
  • TIME: Please be at the Pathmark parking lot for pick up NO later than 8:50am
  • We will be back in Astoria/Sunnyside by 5:30pm

***PICK UP: @ PATHMARK Parking LOT ***
Pathmark Long Island City
4202 Northern Blvd
LIC, NY 11101

If you are driving, visit the Golden Earthworm page for directions. Depending on traffic, the drive is a little over 2 hours.

PLEASE PACK A LUNCH! This trip is rain or shine please dress appropriately—the farm can be a little muddy in the Spring 🙂

Sorry, no animals are allowed on the bus or the farm.

Again, if you are definitely planning on attending the strawberry picking, please fill out the short form.

NOTE: Even if you already filled out the previous form expressing interest in attending the strawberry picking, we need you to fill out this new confirmation form. ***It is especially important to fill out the form if you plan on taking the bus!***

Bus for U-Pick Strawberries Sun. June 10th!

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Photo via: Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

Because interest in attending the U-Pick Strawberries event at Golden Earthworm Farm on Sunday June 10th was high, we have arranged for a bus to transport members to and from the farm!  The cost to ride the bus is $5 per adult CSA member, $10 per adult non-member, and children ride free (note, this is in addition to the cost to pick the strawberries, which is $4/quart).  We will be sharing the bus with members from the Astoria CSA.  The pickup will be at 9:00 am at the Pathmark on Northern Blvd, and the estimated arrival time back into Queens is 5 pm.

If you are definitely planning on attending the strawberry picking, please fill out the short form.

NOTE: Even if you already filled out the previous form expressing interest in attending the strawberry picking, we need you to fill out this new confirmation form. ***It is especially important to fill out the form if you plan on taking the bus!***

CLICK HERE to fill out the form

We hope you enjoy picking (and eating!) all of those delicious strawberries!

Questions? Feel free to Contact Us!

Strawberry Picking Spectacular!

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Photo via: Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

On Sunday, June 10th, CSA members can pick organic strawberries at $4 a quart at Golden Earthworm Organic Farm (our vegetable farm)! Depending on your interest, we are hoping to help arrange transportation to the farm, which is a couple of hours away on the East End of Long Island. Whether this is in the form of a bus or carpooling depends on the interest level, so if you are seriously interested in this fun event, please fill out our online survey now! Time is of essence!

Just so you know, Golden Earthworm Organic Farm is open on other weekends for strawberry picking as well. If you want to go on your own, you can check their site for a list of U-Pick dates.

Strawberry Mint Lassi

I ordered a summery Thai mango salad from I Am Thai, my favorite Wednesday nite local Thai (or when I’m not in the mood to hoof it over to Sripraphai).
Foolishly, I ordered the salad “spicy”, forgetting that they are one of the few who mean spicy when they say spicy.
Now I can handle heat, but I couldn’t handle this. Even after literally rinsing the mango in water, I couldn’t rinse the salad from the seeming millions of little white pepper seeds and of course, the red slivers of dried pepper.
I quickly adapted this Strawberry Mint Lassi recipe that I saw on Food52 to mitigate the burn.
It was delicious, and so pretty with its pink color flecked with green bits of mint.
It’s not too sweet (the original recipe calls for sugar, but I omitted), and a perfect use for any bottom of the barrel, less than pristine looking berries.

Ingredients
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
8 strawberries, leaves removed
a big bunch of mint leaves

Directions
1. Put all ingredients in a tall cup and mix with an immersion (hand) blender. You could do the same with a traditional blender, but then you’d have a big mess to clean up.

2. Drink with a straw.