Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 13 Announcements and Share List

Updates for B-week September 10 and 13. See below for the share list, farm news, and a discount to Just Food's foodie fundraiser.

Learning to cook healthy Indian food:
Kensington Windsor-Terrace CSA members enjoyed a free Indian cooking class with Mukti Banerjee of Mukti's Kitchen on Saturday, August 16. During the class we learned about Indian spices, how to prepare masala, how to make pakoras (Indian veggie fritters) and how to easily stir fry CSA veggies Indian-style. Mukti's dishes were delicious while having the added benefit of being healthy! Mukti teaches all sorts of Indian cooking classes out of her home in Kensington and is available to teach private groups and parties at locations across the city. Mukti teaches for all skill levels and dietary preferences (including vegan and gluten free). We love supporting this Kensington-based entrepreneur who cares deeply for supporting a healthy local food system.

Learn more about Mukti's Kitchen and her ongoing classes at http://muktiskitchen.com.

Farm News:
Coming in to the home stretch of the farm season, we harvested tons and tons of winter squash last week, which will start appearing in shares soon. Onions are almost done being cured in the greenhouse – about 6,000 lbs of them – and it will be time to plant garlic again soon for next year – don’t forget our upcoming LI Garlic Fest September 20 & 21!

Share items for 9/10 and 9/13 (best guess in advance):
Tomatoes 3-5 lbs
Cherry tomatoes, 1 pint
Mesclun, ½ - ¾ lb
Lettuce, 1 head
Broccoli, 1-2 heads
Sweet corn, 6 ears
String beans green or yellow, .5 lb
sweet peppers, 3 peppers
cilantro, .10 lb
Hot peppers

Fruit share: 3 lbs of Plums
Flower share: zinnias, goldenrod, sunflowers, celosia, etc.
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

From our friends at Just Food: 
Tickets are still available for Just Food's seventh annual tasting benefit, Let Us Eat Local! And this year Just Food is offering a 15% discount on tickets to CSA members! 

Enjoy unique, seasonal tastings from over 30 of NYC's most celebrated chefs while supporting Just Food's mission to make fresh, local food available in underserved NYC neighborhoods. This year's Let Us Eat Local will be held on September 17th at The Altman Building from 7:30-10pm, with a VIP Hour from 6:30-7:30pm featuring cocktails and raw bar by abc cocina, Blue Hill, L&W Oyster Co. and Print. 

Also- When you buy your ticket be sure to let them know that you are a member of your CSA. If your CSA has the greatest representation at Let Us Eat Local, each person from the CSA who purchased a ticket will also receive a complementary ticket to the 2015 Just Food Conference!

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