Friday, July 11, 2014

CSA Share List Week 5

This week is an A-week with cheese and meat pickups. 

Note, as always, that the share list is the farm's best guess in advance and is subject to change.

Garden of Eve CSA 2014 News: Week 5

We hope everyone is enjoying summer vacation.  Please be sure to check out all our new farm events and programs at the end of the newsletter and on our calendar of events.  Most farm programs are free to CSA members!

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!  

Farmer's Update

We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather.  We are happy to bring you lots of greens this week, including kale.  The kale recipe in this week's newsletter is one of our favorites.

We added a lot of new events to our farm calendar that we hope some of you can attend, including a food swap, a tomato canning class, a health lecture and a new children's program.

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

VEGETABLE SHARE:

Scallions, 1 bunch
String beans OR snow peas
Mesclun
Bok choi, 1 head
Cucumbers
Kale, 1 bunch
Chard, 1 bunch
Lettuce, 1 head
Basil, 1 sprig
Cilantro .10 lb 
 
FRUIT SHARE: 

1 qt organic blueberries and non-og raspberries (wed) or cherries (sat)

EGG SHARE: ½ dozen pastured eggs

FLOWER SHARE: to be determined

CHEESE SHARE:

Goodale farm Feta AND 1 qt old Chatham farm Sheep Yogurt plain

MEAT SHARE: 

1 lb ground grass fed wagyu beef AND 1 pkg lamb OR pork  

This Week's Recipe:
Kale Chips

This is a simple recipe for kale. You can use any seasoning you like for the chips. We especially like to use Cajun or barbecue seasoning.

Ingredients:

Bunch kale, stems removed & leaves torn into bite size pieces
Olive Oil, to coat (about a Tablespoon)
Salt or favorite seasoning, to taste

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put in large bowl, add oil and seasonings.  Toss to coat.  Spread kale on baking sheet.  Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until crispy.   
Events at the Farm and 
In Our Community

Upcoming Events at the Farm


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.  

GARDEN SPROUTS! Children's Gardening with a Jewish Twist
Garden Sprouts is a sensory-rich experience on the farm that will help families create connections between nature and Jewish life. Values such as appreciation of beauty, stewardship and care, cooperation and teamwork, and the blessings of food, family and celebration are woven into each class. Activities include story walks, treasure hunts, singing, digging, planting, and tending to your own garden bed! A combination of free time for exploration and organized play will enrich everyone's appreciation for the natural world and create long lasting memories with other families. Each week a different topic.

All classes are 10:00-11:30, and are geared towards children 3-6 years of age and their caregivers.

Class 1: July 13 - Seeds and sprouts- We begin by preparing our garden bed and planting micro-seeds that will sprout quickly for great satisfaction. Learn how Jewish life is connected to the seasons and to agricultural activities. Take home a special piece of garden art that you and your family create together.

Class 2: July 27 - Night and day - Moon flowers, day lilies, and morning glories, oh my! Our garden grows up and it grows down - during the day and into the night. Discover the different ways our garden grows and how the moon plays a special role in our lives.

Class 3: August 10 - Little critters - Ladybugs and butterflies are just a few of the fascinating bugs that visit the fragrant flowers on the farm. We'll go on a bug hunt and be on the lookout for the most fragrant and beautiful flowers in the garden to decorate your kitchen table or give to a neighbor.

Class 4: August 24 - Dirty Dig In - It's time to play in the dirt and learn why worms are truly a gardener's best friend. Wiggle like a worm and become a budding conservationist. We'll start our own compost and set up a rain barrel to see how much water is falling on our garden.

Class 5: September 14 - Apples and honey - It's time to wish everyone a delicious year ahead, to prepare our beds for the following year, and even plant a few cold weather veggies and spring flowering bulbs too. Learn about the Jewish concept of Gleaning and when the Garden of Eve will hold their annual gleaning event which will continue our fun into October!


Saturday July 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
WE believe there is a definite link between physical and mental health, caused by the food and drink we consume. A healthy digestive system is an absolute necessity to good health. Find out some of the causes of poor digestion and gut health and how it affects our overall wellness. Poor gut health may be the link between Autism, ADD, and Depression and even schizophrenia. There is also a link between allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory conditions and poor gut health.
Find out about these conditions, how this occurs, and how to restore your gut health. You don't want to miss this workshop. FREE!

FOOD SWAP, Saturday August 2, 3-4:30 pm
What is a Food Swap? Anyone can come and share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Give away what you have too much of and get something different! e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs. Bring your Jam, Baked Goods, and more! Swap recipes and Make new friends!
Our SWAP will last approximately 2 hours. The first 30 minutes of the swap is devoted to setting up your wares and meeting other Swappers. We will supply all tables, however you are welcome to bring your own tablecloth and any decorations or signage you'd like for your table. Bring enough so that you can provide some samples and make copies of your recipe if you wish to share it! Then we will walk around, examine and sample the items from other swappers. You will write your name and the items you brought, on the FOOD SWAP list, and indicate any items you saw that you'd like to take home. During the last half hour, the swapping actually happens! Everyone goes back to the sheets, looks at the offers, find the people they would like to swap with and SWAP AWAY!  This event is free.  People can sign up and register here.

TOMATO CANNING CLASSES at TomatoFest, August 16 and 17th
The same class will be offered both Sat and Sunday:

Learn simple ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long. We will lead you step by step through the process of preserving your own garden bounty. After this class you will know how to prepare tomatoes and vegetables for canning, and how to do water-bath canning. We'll learn about food safety issues involved in the process. The materials fee includes use of our kitchen, tomatoes to preserve, and one jar per registrant. The best part - everyone takes home a jar of canned tomatoes to eat.

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.

Garden of Eve Farm | 4558 Sound Avenue | Riverhead | NY | 11901

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