Thursday, November 18, 2010

Share Items for 11/20

Last week of the CSA! Who can believe it? Thanks so much to all of our
great members for your support. We grew a huge amount of produce this
year, it was a bountiful season and we hope you have enjoyed it. Don’t
forget to sign up for winter shares at at
Riverhead, Roslyn, Bushwick, Williamsburg, or
Kensington-Windsor-Terrace, till Dec 1. Returning member signups (with
the usual returning member discount!) are likely to start in January,
depending on your location.

Share items for Nov 20:

1.5 lbs sweet potatoes
1 bu Toscano OR curly kale
1 bu parsley OR sage
1 head red lettuce
1 cabbage
Bok choi
1 butternut squash
Broccoli OR cauliflower
Spinach or swiss chard

Fruit share: 6 lg apples and 1 quince, OR 6 lg apples and .5 pint NYS
chestnuts (Riverhead Farm pickup only)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Winter CSA options

There is a CSA with Winter Sun Farms, which provides mainly frozen produce from Hudson Valley farms. Also new this year, Garden of Eve farm, the farm that serves KWT's spring-fall CSA, is doing a Winter CSA in Kensington/Windsor Terrace for the first time. Please visit the web sites listed below to get details about these two options, as their offerings are very different. Note that the sign up for each of these options is handled directly through the farm, rather than through the KWT CSA google group - see the links below.

Garden of Eve Winter Share Visit:
Winter shares consist of a pre-boxed, once-a-month pickup from December through May of approximately 15-20 lbs of our own organic vegetables, and 2-3 dozen of our pastured organic eggs. Choose the "Garden of Eve" share or the "Shopping Basket" share, which includes some local products, see the website for more details.

Winter Share prices for 2010-11 will be $280 (for 6 months),
plus a REQUIRED BOX DEPOSIT of $2 per month, or $12 total, for a total of $292 for the season. You will receive $2 BACK for every box you return to the share site.

Where: Brooklyn Commune, 601 Greenwood Avenue (& Prospect Ave. Windsor Terrace)
When: Saturdays, 10am-12 noon December 4, 2010, January 8, 2011, February 5, March 5, April 16, May 7

Sign up online at:

Winter Sun Farms - Visit:
Winter Sun Farms partners with local sustainable farms to supply a wonderful winter share of great tasting frozen and storage vegetables all winter long. See exactly what's in a winter share here:

Base Share $128
Includes four monthly pick-ups of a variety of our produce. (December thru March) or Extended Share $160 Includes five monthly pick-ups of a variety of our produce. (December thru April)

Oak and the Iris, 2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway
When: Tuesdays
5pm-7:30pm December 14th, January 11th, February 8th, March 15th, *April 12th

Payment Checks can be sent to: Winter Sun Farms
195 Huguenot St.
New Paltz, NY 12561

Please include: Name,address,email,phone number and pick-up location
or Sign Up Online at :

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Share Items for November 13

Farm News: We’ve finally had our first frost the night of November 2, which put an end to the tomatoes for good… fortunately we plan ahead with lots of cold-hardy greens and herbs, which keep producing despite being frozen at times. For those of you with kids, one of our favorite recipes is macaroni and cheese with broccoli – a great way to work those veggies into some standard comfort food. Fennel is great slow-roasted with plenty of olive oil in a closed dish in the oven (after about 45 mins to an hour, it gets soft and sweet), while you’re roasting those winter squashes.

Winter share and egg share signups are officially open now, you can sign up online at with a credit card, or it can debit your checking account. We will have pickup locations at the Riverhead farm, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Kensington Windsor Terrace. In addition, we usually have people bringing boxes back to Bayport and Roslyn so we should be able to help you coordinate a carpool if you need that. Please contact us if you have questions or need help with the new system at!

We’re looking forward to celebrating the harvest at two CSA potlucks, one east and one west. This Sat Nov 13 from 7-9 pm we invite all our NYC CSA members, friends and family (and anyone from anyplace else who wants to make the trip) to join us at Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue.

Next Sunday, Nov 21 from 5-8 pm we invite our CSA members to join us at the Riverhead Farmstand for a Harvest Potluck featuring some home-grown meats, as well as veggies. We’ve seen you, but have we really gotten to meet? We’ll take advantage of this harvest to eat, drink and be merry. Email with questions and to RSVP. Both events are free!

Share items for Nov 10, 13:
3 lb sweet potatoes
2 Leeks
1 bu braising greens
1 bu cilantro
1 head lettuce
1 head broccoli OR cauliflower
1 bulb fennel
1 acorn squash and 1 carnival squash

Possible: 1 bu kale, bok choi or collards

Fruit share: approximately 10 apples (5 lbs).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Share Items for November 6

Share items for Nov 3, 6:
1.5 lb potatoes
2 leeks
2 Baby bok choi
1 bu dill
1 bag mesclun
1 bu arugula
1 head Broccoli
1 bu collards
1 acorn squash

Fruit share: 6 large JonaGold and Mutsu (similar to Granny Smith) apples (5 lbs).