Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Share Items Nov 14 & 17

Veggie Share
3 lbs sweet potatoes
3 lbs potatoes
2 lbs carrots
1 butternut squash or other squash
1  bu (or plant) kale
1 head broccoli
1 bu mizuna
1 bok choi  (KWT, Bushwick 2 bok choi)
.10 parsley
1 rutabaga

Fruit share: 4 lbs Granny smith OR Fuji apples
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

Farm Update: Last week of the CSA! Who can believe it? Thanks so much to all of our great members for your support. We feel good about the season which brought enough rain most of the time,  and we tried to give out as much produce as you could handle, hopefully you were able to use it all! It was a challenging season but we feel blessed to be in a location where the land protected us this season with her resiliency, draining floods, nurturing plants, and bringing us some decent weather along with the storms.

We’re gearing up for winter shares! Don’t forget to sign up for winter shares at Riverhead, Roslyn, Glendale,  Bushwick, Williamsburg, or Kensington-Windsor-Terrace, till Nov 20. First pickup is Dec 1! Returning member signups (with the usual returning member discount!) are likely to start in December, depending on your location. We are hoping to expand the popular Cheese and meat shares to most of our sites! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Share items for Nov 7 &10

Veggie Share:
1 Butternut Squash
1 lg bunch collards
.10 lb cilantro
4 pounds mixed potatoes (2 quarts w/o scale)
4 pounds sweet potatoes (2 qts w/o scale)
1 head savoy cabbage OR cauliflower
1 head escarole
3 lb carrots OR 1 bunch carrots

Fruit share: 5 lbs  apples 

Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

Farm News: Our thoughts are with those on Long Island and NYC neighborhoods that were hard hit by the storm… Ironically in a reversal of events, due to the effects on electric infrastructure, this one seems to have hit urbanites worse than farmers. We already went out to vote today and were heartened to see long lines at the polls, it seems people have finally woken up, no matter whom they were voting for.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the harvest this weekend the WB CSA harvest potluck celebrations from 7-9pm, held at the Wed Greenpoint CSA location (Church of the Messiah, on McGolrick Park, 129 Russell St; southside of McGolrick Park. RSVP

At the farm, we are taking reservations for turkeys. Email us for a reservation form. They are $5 per lb and will be picked up (fresh not frozen) Tues and Wed Nov 20 and 21. We are looking into possibly bringing turkeys into the city for sale on Wed Nov 21 – if you are interested in making a trip out to the farm to help with this (for a turkey and/or other compensation) let us know…

Friday, November 2, 2012

Share Items Oct 31 & Nov 3

Veggie Share
1 bu Radishes
1 bu OR .5 lb (if loose) Arugula
1 bu Kale
1 lb potatoes
1 garlic
Escarole OR raddichio
.5 lb bok choi
1 bulb kohlrabi

Fruit share: IdaRed and Golden Delicious apples (5 lbs total).
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Busy Wednesday Distribution!

CSA trick or treaters
This Wednesday’s distribution was action packed. First, we were extremely grateful that the farm was able to deliver this week’s share, especially knowing how much damage Long Island has sustained and the traffic conditions throughout the metropolitan area. Second, it was Halloween and we had many costumed kiddies stop by for a treat (thanks, Robbyn!).  It was so fun to see such smiling faces.

Boxes filling up for the Red Hook Initiative
Lastly, we collected six big boxes of dry goods for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and along with those goods, the CSA donated five crates of our leftover produce and fruit to the Red Hook Initiative on Wednesday evening. Thanks to all who helped out by bringing canned and dry goods, diapers, candles, and other items, and providing information regarding the donation locations. I spent some time at the Initiative when I dropped off the donations, and I can tell you that they were very appreciated (the apples were distributed within minutes of their arrival!), and that those of us who didn’t lose power or experience flooding are very, very fortunate.