Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Regular Distribuitons this Week

Eve says there will be regular distributions this week - tomorrow Wed 10/31 and Saturday 11/3.

No share list yet.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Winter Share 2012-2013 Sign-Up is Open!

Who can believe that the 2012 Summer/Fall CSA season is almost over!

Garden of Eve has started accepting registration for this winter's CSA season, which begins on December 1. Pick up will occur monthly on Saturdays at Brooklyn Commune (December 1, January 5, February 2, March 9, April 13, and May 4). No volunteer time is required for the Winter CSA and a friend can pick up for you.

There are a variety of options this year, including a local meat share and additional egg shares. Check out the registration info and share options on Garden of Eve's CSA website.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Share items: Oct 24 & 27

Vegetable Share:
Happy Rich (like spinach)
Beet root
Broccoli raab
Kale, 1 bu
1 bu radishes
.5 lb mesclun lettuce
1 butternut squash
Other items TBD

Fruit share: apples. Sorry, it’s just going to be apples from here on out till the end of the season – but there are so many delicious ways you can use apples! Roasted apples, applesauce, apple fritters, and more.

Flower share: last week was the last week of the flower share. See you with flowers in the spring!

½ dozen pastured eggs

Friday, October 19, 2012

Share items: Oct 17 & 20

Veggie Share
Broccoli 1 head
Carrots rainbow color 1 bunch
Potatoes 2.5 lbs
½ lb arugula
1 bunch collards
1 or 2 bok choi
½ lb choice of either eggplant or pepper
1 bunch swiss chard

Fruit share:  apples  5 lbs

Flower share: 1 bouquet flowers (GP, BH -due to space restrictions in the truck) OR (other sites) 1 pot organically grown hardy fall chrysanthemum! It will keep blooming hopefully almost till Thanksgiving, if you keep it well watered (probably needs to be watered almost every day). This is the last week of the flower share!

Farm News: No frost yet, although much of the NE did already get one. You’ll be getting some of the last of the eggplants and peppers this week, and greens should be sweetening as night temps drop, turning their starches into sugars.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Share Items: Oct 10 & 13

Vegetable Share:
1 bu Broccoli Raab (mostly leaves, some small florets)
1 head lettuce
1 head tatsoi (cook like spinach)
1 bu Kale
.25 lb Green or yellow beans
Butternut squash
.10 lb (loose) cilantro
.25 lb Mesclun lettuce
1 bu Sweet salad turnips

Fruit share:  Wed: sekel pears (mini pears – excellent for kids! And adults too), and apples. Sat: apples

Flower share: zinnias, celosia, cosmos, etc.
REMINDER: Flower shares end on Oct 20 – this is the next-to-last week for flowers!
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

Farm News: We harvested 10,000 lbs of sweet potatoes on Saturday – we are curing them in a hot, dry area, so that they will store longer – and then we’ll be giving them out all through late Oct and Nov! (and in the winter share). Remember our Gleaning event is on the farm this Sunday from 10am-noon, together we’ll harvest some crops that have been left behind for various reasons, and donate the produce to Long Island Cares food bank. If you are on Long Island (or heading our direction), we have our Pumpkin Festival “funpass” every Sat and Sun in October from noon-4pm including a bounce house, pony rides, pedal kart track, and farm train which are a lot of fun for kids. Free for CSA members!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunday Canning Workshop Photos and Recipe

We had a lovely canning workshop on Sunday.  Thank you to Mike and Diana King for hosting the workshop in their beautiful backyard.   Thank you Michaela Hayes, our fantastic instructor, and Greg Anderson from Just Food.  Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop!

We prepared Dilled Green Tomatoes (recipe below)

Share Items: Oct 3 & 6

Veggie Share
1 lb carrots
1 bunch arugula
.25 lb mesclun
1 bu collards
1 lg or 2 small bok choi
.5 lb string beans, green or yellow
2 peppers
1 lb potatoes
1 bu Radishes
1 head Broccoli
1 butternut squash

Fruit share:  2 lbs Asian Pears AND 3 lbs apples. NOTE: Asian Pears don’t really soften much when ripe. They are ripe when they smell good, and are still firm. If you let them sit too long, they will go straight to rotten. Yes, a challenge, but still crunchy and tasty at the right time. Great sliced with some cheese!
Flower share: zinnias, sunflowers, celosia, cosmos, etc.
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

Farm News: Thanks to all who came out to the Garlic Festival! It was great meeting some of you for the first time, seeing longtime CSA members who helped out (and entered) the Garlic Iron Chef and Garlic Eating Contests, and those who made the long trek out from NYC!  Collards and beans are loving the fall weather. This year’s collards are so huge, they remind us of elephant ears! Send in your interesting collard recipes, because you’ll be getting a lot of them this fall.