Tuesday, June 17, 2014

KWT CSA Week 2 Share List and Farm Updates

Please see below for this week's share list. As a reminder, the share list is the farm's best guess in advance and is subject to change.

This is a B-WEEK, so only weekly and biweekly B-week members are picking up. This is the first pickup for B-week members, so please leave extra time for orientation if you're picking up for the first time. Please see your original confirmation if you're confused about your pickup dates.

KWT CSA member Susan Palmer posted this delectable recipe to the KWT CSA facebook page in honor of National Strawberry Shortcake Day! It is from her seasonal cooking blog, The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen.

Happy eating!
Melissa for the KWT CSA Core Team


Garden of Eve CSA 2014 News: Week 2
We hope you enjoyed your first CSA share!

We welcome any recipes, comments or suggestions.  Newsletter items, events and recipes can be sent to Denise Hall (denisehallrd at gmail.com).  If you have a picture of the recipe or any fun pictures from the farm send those along too!  Thanks to CSA member Bruce for the recipe and photo this week.

Farmer's Update

We feel the CSA has gotten off to a great start, and we hope you do too. Thanks again for your support! The sunny, warmer weather is causing some of our early spring crops to be close to bolting (going to seed), and we're trying to get them to you before that happens. Broccoli Rabe and spinach are especially sensitive.

This week will see the first of our "summer crops" coming in - zucchini! Most likely it will be only one piece this week - not enough for most recipes, we know - but as returning members know, this will not be the case for long. Future weeks will bring pounds of zucchini, until you are likely to have more than enough. We love it though - saute'ed with herbs and butter, in soups, even baked whole or in a zucchini bread.

Fruit is in short supply locally due to the cool weather last week, so the share is smaller than we like but we will make it up in future weeks with blueberries etc.

Thanks for supporting our farm!
Chris, Eve, and the Farm Apprentices
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This Week's Share

VEGETABLE SHARE:

Spinach, 1 lb
Head lettuce 1 lg or 2 small heads
Radishes, 1 bu
sweet salad turnips, 1 bu
mesclun lettuce, .5 lb
Garlic scapes, 3
Zucchini, 1 or 2 pieces

Possibly:
Swiss Chard
Kale
Broccoli rabe
 FRUIT SHARE:

1 Quart strawberries AND 2 stalks rhubarb

EGG SHARE: ½ dozen pastured eggs

FLOWER SHARE: To Be Determined
This Week's Recipe:
Bruce's Bok Choy

CSA member, Bruce shares his Bok Choy recipe with us this week.  This is a simple recipe with only a few ingredients.  

Bruce's Bok Choy

Bok Choy, cut into one (1") inch pieces, on a diagonal 
1 Tablespoon Soy sauce 
Garlic scape, finely chopped *
1 Tablespoon oil, Olive or other 
Ginger based Asian seasoning -  to taste (or fresh ginger, sesame seeds and sea salt)

Heat oil in sauté pan.  Add garlic scapes and stir for a minute till fragrant. 

Add Bok Choy and soy sauce.   Stir to coat and reduce heat to medium.  Cook for two minutes and then cover. 

When cover has steam or moisture collecting, remove cover and continue to stir. 

Sprinkle on Asian Ginger seasoning or some fresh ginger, sesame seeds, and sea salt. 

When Bok Choy softens and the leaves are wilted remove from heat. 

Cook time was less than 10 minutes.

* If you don't have any garlic scapes, substitute fresh garlic or scallions. The garlic scapes are the shoots that grow out the top of the garlic.  They can be diced and used in any recipe where a garlic flavor would be welcome.
Endless Harvest
Cookbook cook-off contest coming soon...

Last year our recipe photo contest, using recipes from An Endless Harvest, was huge success and we plan to have another contest this summer.

All new CSA members should receive a copy of the book soon (and returning members should have the book already).

Look for details in future newsletters.
Events at the Farm and 
In Our Community

Upcoming Events at the Farm

Tots Cooking! Classes Ages 2 - 6 years: Series of 4 classes

Thursday, July 10: Pancake party Experience the entire wheat harvesting, threshing, winnowing, grinding, and eating process!

Thursday, July 17: Mesclun mix up Pick and eat our friends the lettuces

Thursday, July 24: Fairy Gardening: take a journey to fairy-land by planting our own fairy garden! We will include some herbs and foods for the fairies to eat.

Thursday, July 31: Tomato tasting, and learn your herbs Go on a tomato scavenger hunt & season your treasures with a flavor sensation

Farm Tour Sunday August 17, 2014
Sunday August 17, 11am-1pm
Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht founded Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in 2001.Eve and Chris started out as gardeners on half an acre in Riverhead and now grow on 50 certified organic acres, raise 1000 pastured laying hens, and sell their produce, eggs and flowers through an on-farm Farm Market, farmers markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs at 13 locations in New York City and on Long Island. Come with us to tour the farm, taste the veggies, and meet the various species that are part of our farm agri-ecosystem. Bring water, sun protection and shoes you can get dirty. Rain or shine. FREE. 

Reminder: Everyone gets 10% off anything you purchase at the farm stand (tell the cashier you are with the CSA), FREE admission to adult cooking classes, kids cooking classes, and more.  

To sign up for a workshop, visit our Calendar of Events.

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