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Monday, November 30, 2009

Dines Farms

Greetings!

If you’re a vegan/vegetarian, consider emailing this to your meat eating friends & family.

If you do eat meat, read on, and also consider forwarding this to potentially interested friends and family to support our other local farmer at the CSA, Jay Dines of Dines Farm.

Pre-ordering makes sure that when you show up at the CSA this week, Dines Farm hasn’t run out of what you want.

ALSO, if you want larger quantities of something PLEASE pre-order as one person can deprive everyone else of Hot Dogs, Ribs, Hamburgers, etc for the week (it’s been happening lately).

If you’ve never seen it, or it’s been a while, here’s the NY Times article about their Hot Dogs…
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/dining/05dog.html

TO PRE-ORDER FOR DINES FARM…

Please email your order by 12pm, noon, Tuesday, December 1st.. Allow more time for special requests.

Email your order to: dinesfarms@gmail.com
In this email you MUST include:
Your name
Your phone number
Huntington CSA
Otherwise the farm won't know WHO placed the order, WHERE TO CALL in case you're running late or haven't shown up (it happens...people forget) and WHERE the order should end up.

You should get a confirmation email. If you don't, call Larry to check on your order (914-403-5828). Also, call Larry if you have any questions or need help placing your order.

Payment is made when you pick up your order this week. Acceptable for payment are cash, a check, or a debit/credit card.


What:

Prices are per pound or as designated.
Prices are subject to change due to our increased costs for petroleum products and animal feed.

If you don't see something you're looking for...PLEASE ASK!


BEEF
Cocktail Franks - All Beef ($6.50)
Ground Beef ($5.00)
Hot Dogs - All Beef ($6.50)
Steaks:
NY Strip - Boneless ($13.00)
Rib Eye - Boneless ($12.00)
Stew Meat ($6.00)

Other cuts are available - PLEASE ASK!

CHICKEN
Eggs: Brown OR White, Extra Large ($4 per Dozen)
Breasts, Boneless ($7.00)
Chicken, Ground ($4.99)
Chicken, Whole ($3.50)
Leg & Thigh Quarters ($3.50)
Thighs, Boneless - Marinated ($6.00)
Thighs, Boneless - Plain($4.99)

Sausage, Chicken ($7.99 per pound)
Breakfast, Maple
Garlic & Sage
Italian, Hot
Italian, Sweet
Additional flavors will be available in the future (or ask)


DUCK

Breast ($13.00)
Whole ($5.50)


LAMB (as available)
Chops ($14.00)
Ground ($6.50)
Leg-of-Lamb, Bone In ($7.00)
Leg-of-Lamb, Boneless ($9.00)
Stew ($6.00)


PORK
Bacon ($6.00)
Chops, Pork Loin - Boneless ($7.00)
Roasts, Pork Loin - Boneless ($7.00)
Spare Ribs ($6.00)

Why: The better business is for Dines, the more likely they will continue to travel from Albany to Huntington. Please spread the word amongst family and friends as you don't have to be a CSA member to buy from Dines Farm!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Autumn!

Got the new computer but it’s still a mess and I don’t have all my email or other info (and I hope it’s retrievable) but Judi's is working and Jeff is holding down the fort with the postings at:
http://huntingtoncsa.blogspot.com

THANKSGIVING WEEK – Pickup is WEDNESDAY not Thursday AND pickups will start at 2:30pm (though Dines will arrive around 3pm for Turkey pickups, etc) and we’ll stay until everyone has picked up or 7:30…whichever comes first.

*Reminder –
Please bring bags to the CSA to pack your food.
If someone is picking up for you, please let them know they need to have
them on hand or provide bags for them.
Tip to help not to forget…put bags in every vehicle you own in the trunk
and/or glove compartment and replenish when you’re getting low and you’ll
never be without.


This email contains...

1. The CSA needs help at 2:30pm and 4:30pm...see below
2. This week's list



1. The CSA needs help at 2:30pm and 4:30pm

If you're available...

A. Call 631-421-4864 up till 12pm on Wednesday

B. Call 631-385-1079 from 2pm Wednesday onward

C. Show up a little before 2:30 or 4:30 and ask if there is any help needed



2. This week's list

November 25, 2009 (Wednesday)
Week #32

1. Sweet Potatoes
2. Rutabagas
3. Broccoli Raab (Rape/Rabe)
4. Fennel
5. Rosemary OR Sage

Total Items: 5

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Autumn!

Got the new computer but it’s still a mess and I don’t have all my email or other info (and I hope it’s retrievable) but Judi's is working and Jeff is holding down the fort with the postings at:
http://huntingtoncsa.blogspot.com

THANKSGIVING WEEK – Pickup is WEDNESDAY not Thursday AND pickups will start at 2pm (though Dines will arrive around 3pm for Turkey pickups, etc) and we’ll stay until everyone has picked up or 7:30…whichever comes first.

*Reminder –
Please bring bags to the CSA to pack your food.
If someone is picking up for you, please let them know they need to have
them on hand or provide bags for them.
Tip to help not to forget…put bags in every vehicle you own in the trunk
and/or glove compartment and replenish when you’re getting low and you’ll
never be without.


This email contains...

1. The CSA needs help at 3:30pm and 5:30pm...see below
2. This week's list AND next week’s list
3. Notes from the Farm
4. Events


1. The CSA needs help at 3:30pm and 5:30pm

If you're available...

A. Call 631-421-4864 up till 1pm on Thursday

B. Call 631-385-1079 from 3pm Thursday onward

C. Show up a little before 3:30 or 5:30 and ask if there is any help needed



2. This week's list AND next week’s list

November 19, 2009
Week #31

1. Garlic
2. Kale: Russian, Red
3. Cauliflower: Green
4. Sweet Potatoes
5. Radicchio
6. Winter Radish Mix: Black Spanish, China Rose, Daikon, Misato (Watermelon)

Herb Share – Nov 2B – The End!
Marjoram AND Mint

November 25, 2009 (Wednesday)
Week #32

1. Sweet Potatoes
2. Turnip Mix: Rutabagas & ?
3. Collards
4. Fennel
5. Rosemary, Sage, Thyme



3. Notes from the Farm
November 13, 2009

Our harvest season is coming to a close with only a few delivery weeks left. We still are picking many types of roots – Winter Radishes, Turnips, Rutabagas, Beets, Carrots and Celery Root. Our cold hard greens are still producing as well – Kales, Collards, Asian “Choi”s & “Soi”’s and Mizuna & Mibuna, and Radicchio. Our Cabbages are just reading maturity – Red, Green and Savoy. Broccoli and Cauliflower are still happening as well. We also still have many more Sweet Potatoes to bring in over the next several weeks – these store well outside of your refrigerator – for several months! So, as we arrive at Thanksgiving, we on the farm have much to be thankful for – much variety and abundance over our growing season, and many CSA supporters who encourage us and keep our farm growing. We appreciate all of you!

Thanks for all you do for us, in keeping us going!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



4. Events…

Saturday, November 21st

11am to 5pm

Green Living Expo
Suffolk Community College
Brentwood Campus
For directions and more info:
http://www.greenlivingexpoli.com/faq.html

Speakers include fitness expert John Basedow and wholistic lifestyle pundit and Top Chef contestant Andrea Beamon (and she’s also host of cable channel Veria’s healthy living shows Fed Up! and Wise Up!)

6pm to 10:30pm

UUFH Services Auction “Star Light, Star Bright”
http://www.uufh.org/calendar.html
Get ready for a sparkling evening of fun at our annual Services Auction! This event is a highlight of the Fellowship year and will definitely light up the night, and the year! By now members have received the Auction Booklet, and the offerings are also up on the Social Hall wall. Some of the things being auctioned thru the CSA are a Basket of Plenty from Green Thumb Farm, a Romantic Dinner & BBQ package from Dines Farm and a one year pass to the Cinema Arts Centre!
DInner (reservations required) is at 6:00 PM, and the Auction starts at 7:00. Entertainment, silent and oral bidding, raffles (beautiful baskets, 50-50, and the lovely UU Ewes afghan) and good company make this a memorable event for all!

Healthy Planet’s Annual Turkey-free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
For Reservations:
631-421-5591
Email: info@healthy-planet.org
http://www.healthy-planet.org

The lecturer this year will be Luanne Pennesi, RN, MS, Founder of the Metropolitan Wellness Group and a dynamic motivational speaker on “Living Authentically: How to be happy, healthy & financially free!” Hear Luanne’s inspiring story from being a Nursing Administrator for LIJ and contracting Hepatitis C, Epstein Barr, etc and jumping into the world of alternative medicine and now being disease free!
6pm – doors open, social time, live music, food provided by Whole Foods
7:30pm – dinner (Healthy Planet members & Guests) with contributions from House of Dosas and Green Melody
8:30 Lecture & afterwards, announcement of the “Taster’s Choice Awards”


Sunday, November 22nd

11am to 5pm

Green Living Expo
(see Saturday, November 21st)
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Autumn!

Still no computer for me (possibly this weekend?) but Judi's working and Jeff is holding down the fort with the postings at: http://huntingtoncsa.blogspot.com

THANKSGIVING WEEK – Pickup is WEDNESDAY not Thursday. Stay tuned for the times as we may start earlier than the usual 3:30pm.

*Reminder –
Please bring bags to the CSA to pack your food.
If someone is picking up for you, please let them know they need to have
them on hand or provide bags for them.
Tip to help not to forget…put bags in every vehicle you own in the trunk
and/or glove compartment and replenish when you’re getting low and you’ll
never be without.


This email contains...

1. The CSA needs help at 3:30pm and 5:30pm...see below
2. This week's list


1. The CSA needs help at 3:30pm and 5:30pm

If you're available...

A. Call 631-421-4864 up till 1pm on Thursday

B. Call 631-385-1079 from 3pm Thursday onward

C. Show up a little before 3:30 or 5:30 and ask if there is any help needed



2. This week's list

November 12, 2009
Week #30

1. Lettuce
2. Mei Quing Choi – Green OR Red
3. Broccoli
4. Leeks
5. Turnips: Golden Globe AND/OR Red Japanese
6. Pepper: Anaheim (flesh is sweet and the seeds are hot)
7. Beans: Green (the last of these)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Greetings!

Still no computer for me (maybe by next week) but Judi's is back and Jeff is holding down the fort with the postings at: http://huntingtoncsa.blogspot.com

*Reminder –
Please bring bags to the CSA to pack your food.
If someone is picking up for you, please let them know they need to have them on hand or provide bags for them.
Tip to help not to forget…put bags in every vehicle you own in the trunk and/or glove compartment and replenish when you’re getting low and you’ll never be without.


This email contains...

1. The CSA needs help at 3:30pm and 5:30pm!!!...see below
2. This week's list
3. Notes from the Farm


1. The CSA needs help at 3:30pm and 5:30pm!!!

If you're available...

A. Call 631-421-4864 up till 1pm on Thursday

B. Call 631-385-1079 from 3pm Thursday onward

C. Show up a little before 3:30 or 5:30 and ask if there is any help needed



2. This week's list

November 5, 2009
Week #29

1. Lettuce
2. Fennel
3. Cauliflower
4. Kale: Russian, White
5. Turnips, White (with purple shoulders)
6. Potatoes, Sweet
7. Beans: Cranberry (shelling)

Herb Share - Nov 1A
Lemon Verbena AND Marjoram



3. Notes from the Farm

November 1, 2009

November is here and we're down to our last bunch of weeks of the 2009 season. We still have lots left to bring in to all of our CSA shareholders. Sweet Potatoes have been a plentiful crop, so expect those several times. We raise five types of Kale so those, plus Collard Greens, will be on your late fall menu. We also raise three types of Turnips plus Rutabagas. Winter Radishes include Daikon and 4 other varieties. There are eight kinds of Asian Greens and several Italian green including Broccoli Raab (Rabe/Rape), Arugula and Radicchio. All of these will be brought in, in additon to Leeks, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, four kinds of Cauliflower (even Green!) and maybe even more Purple Broccoli/Cauliflower.

We still have a few summer crops for a couple of weeks more which will include Peppers, Eggplants and Beans. Lettuces are also still quite abundant in our fields.

So, we have MUCH to be thankful for as we look to the final weeks (last one is December 10th) of our 2009 season.

Organically Yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)

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