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Special Products Shares Announced!

We have added a whole bunch of new special products for the 2014 season! I’m talking kombucha, fermented foods, wine, and eggs–plus, we’re bringing back the ever popular dairy, fish, beer, and herb shares.

In addition, Lewis Waite Farms has created share plans for all kinds of different products, including bread, organ meats, cheese, meat, and more. You can always order a la carte from Lewis Waite, but if you’d like them to do the work for you, sign up for a share plan.

All of the details and a link to the sign up form can be found on our new Special Products page. You may never need to go to the grocery store again!

Winter Shares, Week 2

Sweet-Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes! Image via GEOF

Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s what to expect at pick-up this evening, plus we’ve got some fun stuff going on this month—scroll down!

Golden Earthworm Share
Sweet Potatoes (2 lbs)
Watermelon Radish (3 lbs)
White Potatoes (2 lbs)
Beets (2 lbs)
Carrots (5 lbs)
Rutabaga (2 lbs)
Fennel (1 piece)

Bremiere Apple Share
1 mixed bag of Golden Delicious and Macoun apples

Bremiere Cider Share

Winter Sun Share
Sweet Corn
Broccoli
Butternut Squash
Edamame
Blueberries
Tomato Puree
Pea Shoots

Village Fishmonger Fish Share
Rainbow Trout

Big aLICe Beer Share
First pickup! (if you signed up for a beer share)

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Fruit Share Raffle
Briermere Farms has generously donated us a Summer Fruit Share for the upcoming season–that’s a $140 value! The fruit share runs for 16 or more weeks, usually beginning in July. Members receive 1-2 kinds of fruit a week from Briermere Farms, including a variety of berries, apples, pears, & peaches.

We’ll be selling tickets during this week’s pickup (1/9) and the following pickup (1/30). Tickets are $5 for 1, $10 for 3, and $20 for 10. Please bring cash. All ticket sales support our subsidy program, which offers reduced-cost CSA shares for families who want to eat healthily but could use a little financial help. For more info on summer fruit shares, check out our website.

Upcoming Member Items
The Annual Member Survey will be distributed via email soon. Please take the time to give feedback! Remember, it’s OUR CSA!

Town Hall Meeting ~ Save the Date ~ February 4th
Sign-ups for returning members will start at the Town Hall.

Winter Fish Share from Village Fishmonger

Village Fishmonger
Village Fishmonger

The Village Fishmonger Fish Share option was a success this fall and we are excited to bring another round of fresh fish to the CSA! Sign Up Now for a simple, 5-delivery, Winter Fish Share (prorated shares are available). The deliveries will be the same as our winter vegetable delivery dates.

Fish Shares are open to everyone, both CSA members and non-CSA members. You can choose a Small Share (1lb.) for $75 or a Medium Share (2 lbs.) for $150. Low-mercury, allergy-sensitive, and Kosher options are available too for those with dietary needs. You can also add extra seafood items such as scallops, oysters, and lobster to any or all of your deliveries!

Sign-up anytime, you will be prorated for the remaining weeks in the season. Right now, extra seafood items are only available to those with subscriptions.

Read more about the Fish Share of at Village Fishmonger.

Instructions for Sign-Up

IMPORTANT, when you Sign Up, make sure to choose “CSA Location Members” under “payment plan,” which will give you the 5-week winter plan.

When you choose a payment option, it lists “weekly” or “bi-weekly” but ignore that—both choices are set for the same amount and both of them get you the 5-delivery plan. Just pick one.

Sign Up Now...

If you had a fall fish share, your account will automatically go on hold until you sign up for the winter share. Do not be alarmed- they will take it off hold after they process your payment.

PLEASE NOTE
If you had a fall fish share and want to switch from a small to medium share or vice-versa, you need to email them and they will switch it for you- otherwise, it defaults to what you had last time. Email them at: info@villagefishmongernyc.com

If you miss the first pickup date, you can still join for the remaining four dates. And if you want the share but will be on vacation on one of those 5 dates, you can email them and they’ll credit you towards the next round of fish in the summer!

DELIVERY INFORMATION

LOCATION: Sunnyside Community Services (43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside)

Winter vegetable deliveries, including Fish Shares and Winter Sun deliveries:
DATES: December 19, January 9, January 30, February 20, March 13 (always Thursdays)
TIME: 5pm – 8pm

Make sure to sign-up for our CSA Yahoo email group to receive important CSA news.

In the Box: Autumn, Week #19

Red Salad Kale! Image via GEOF.
Red Salad Kale! Image via GEOF.

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Baby Salad Red Kale – 1  bunch
Napa Cabbage – 1 large head
Boston Lettuce – 2 heads (green or red)
Tomatoes – 2 lb bag of mixed variety
Arugula -OR- Spinach – 1 bag
Long Red Peppers – 4 pieces
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Apple varieties

Herb Share
TBD…

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
LWF pick-up

Village Fishmonger
**FIRST DELIVERY** Fish share pick-up

VEGGIE STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Kale, Cabbage, Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Peppers
On the counter: Tomatoes

A few friendly reminders & updates: 

Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival ~ Sunday, October 20th ~ 11am-3pm
This year’s Harvest Festival includes hayride tours, walking tours, kids activities, a giant haystack game, music from the talented Barbara Garriel, and cooking demos!! Please take a moment to fill out this sign-up form. We’ll do our best to provide transportation to and from the farm. FREE for CSA members! Read more about the festival…

Fish Shares
Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! ORDER DEADLINE is 10/14 for delivery on 10/17. Low-mercury options are available. Sign-up today! Questions, Contact Us!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Thursday, October 24th. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Please be sensitive to the busy farmers and order on time. Late orders may not be filled. Place your order now!

NEWS FROM THE FARM
I’m so excited about this week’s share! Little Farmer and I were discussing this over dinner last night and we’ve decided that the Baby Salad Kale in this week’s share is probably our favorite crop grown on our farm. (We were both chowing down on the kale salad with lemon, garlic and bread crumbs… recipe below.) DO NOT COOK THIS KALE! It is meant to be eaten raw in a salad. You can dress it up with your favorite house dressing, but I really cannot stress enough how fabulous our kale salad recipe is!

I must also note that this is the first time EVER that we’ve grown napa cabbage for the CSA. It’s a really lovely variety of cabbage with crisp-tender leaves. I’ve shared two great recipes below.
–Maggie

CONNECT WITH YOUR FARM
Golden Earthworm welcomes you to explore their website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share.

+ FIND RECIPES 
+ VEGETABLE INFO & STORAGE TIPS

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact the farm. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!

RECIPES FROM THE FARM
Kale Salad with Lemon, Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan
Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad
Napa Cabbage Salad

Enjoy!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #18

GEOF tomatoes
Tomatoes. Image via GEOF.

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Arugula – 1/2 lb. bag
Baby Beets – 1 bunch
Boston Lettuce – 2 heads (green or red)
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Long Red Peppers – 3 pieces
Tomatoes – 2 lb bag of mixed plums and beefsteak
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Bosc Pears & Macintosh/Red Delicious Apples

Herb Share
Rosemary – 1bunch
Lemon Verbena – 1 bunch

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-ups

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Fish Shares
Now available!! Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! ORDER DEADLINE is 10/7 for delivery on 10/10. Low-mercury options are available. Remember, you can always split a share with a friend, or find someone via our Facebook pageSign-up today! Questions, Contact Us!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Thursday, October 10th. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Please be sensitive to the busy farmers and order on time. Late orders may not be filled. Place your order now!

Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 20th ~ 11am-3pm
This year’s Harvest Festival promises to be a delicious and fun outing! Please take a moment to fill out this sign-up form. And we’ll do our best to provide transportation to and from the farm. Read more about the festival…

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
Happy October! What a beautiful start to the official fall season with warm temperatures and sunny days! Our crops are all growing well and we’ve even had to start irrigating again with no rain in the near forecast.

I’m finalizing plans for our Harvest Fest on October 20th and I’ll share some exciting details with you next week. Until then, enjoy this week’s bountiful harvest! –Maggie

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Salad Turnips, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Arugula, Kale, Peppers
On the counter: Tomatoes
FRUIT: Ripen pears on the counter. Bosc pears are ripe when they are fully brown (no green).  Small black spots on the pears are superficial and will not affect the taste or quality of the fruit. You can wash or cut it off.

CONNECT WITH YOUR FARM
Golden Earthworm welcomes you to explore their website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share.

+ FIND RECIPES+ VEGETABLE INFO & STORAGE TIPS

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact the farm. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!

RECIPES FROM THE FARM
Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Swiss Chard
Roasted Red Peppers (Make them and freeze them if you want to save these beauties for later!)

 

Enjoy!

Village Fishmonger – Fish Share

Village Fishmonger
Village Fishmonger

We now have a fishmonger! The owners of Village Fishmonger are committed to bringing responsibly harvested seafood to consumers from trusted suppliers… and that’s why we are proud to work with them. Beginning October 10th, Sunnyside CSA will offer weekly fish shares. Our schedule is exactly 8 weeks thru Dec. 5th. You can choose a 1lb. or 2lb. weekly share, plus weekly add-ons, and a la carte items. Low-mercury, allergy-sensitive, and Kosher options are available too. You can sign up any time, and you’ll be prorated for deliveries until the end of the season. Note that, during this first season, only those households with weekly fish shares can order a la carte items.

To sign up for a weekly fish share:

1)    Go to the Village Fishmonger Farmingo page

2)    Choose your pick-up location, in this case, Sunnyside CSA.

3)    Choose from these 2 share sizes:

* Small Share – ~1lb fish per distribution, which will comfortably feed a family of 2 for 1 meal. Deliveries for 8 weeks x $15 per week = $120.

* Medium Share – ~2lb fish per distribution, which will comfortably feed a family of 2 for 2 meals. Deliveries for 8 weeks x $30 per week = $240.

4)    Choose your weekly Add-Ons: You have the ability to add the following to your weekly distribution: Clams, Oysters, Scallops, Lobsters

5)    Choose the Summer CSA members ONLY payment plan

6)    You will need to then create a Farmigo account to continue with the sign-up process.

7)    For payment, please choose the one time payment with a debit or credit card.
In sign-up comments box, note any allergies (shellfish) or dietary restrictions (low mercury for expectant and nursing mothers, kosher for those who would like to eliminate non-kosher fish from their shares).

8)    Go to our pick-up on the delivery date and get your food. During the Summer, deliveries are every week at the same time and place as the vegetable share.

9)    For a la carte ordering, the store is accessed through the Village Fishmonger website.
You can also access the link to manage your Farmigo account there as well in ‘my account’.

PLEASE NOTE:

–       ORDER DEADLINES for A La Carte Fish and Seafood is Midnight the Monday before delivery. Sorry, during this first season, only those households with weekly fish shares can order a la carte items.
–       If you do not pick up your fish share during the distribution time, it will be forfeited and donated.
–       If you need to sell your fish shares, you must notify Village Fishmonger. There are absolutely no refunds for canceled shares.

Questions? Contact Us!