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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Summer!

The mystery of June 12th solved! We’re getting better at this. A CSA member mistakenly took a bunch of Mint (we were picking up some food items at the sign-in desk, like the Asparagus, so if one is in a rush you could see how that could happen) so to rectify that situation, the person that took the Mint will simply pay the person for the Mint they took. Yeah!

Last week…no mysteries! Keep up the good work!  Please continue to read the wall chart, ask questions, check your bag on the way out to make sure you have not too much…but not too little either, and if someone is picking up for you, please inform them of what they need to know (bring bags, tell the person at the desk they’ve never picked up before, know the name of the person who’s the CSA member – you’d be surprised what some folks have said, let them know if you have a special share – Flower, Herb, Basil – just in case the person at the desk forgets to mention it, and if unsure about anything to ask)!

About weighing…please weigh multiple things in the same bowl as the person near the scale asks you to OR check the wall chart and see what number they’re listed in…basically you’re weighing the heavier things before the lighter things…think putting big rocks in a bucket, then gravel and then sand…it’s kinda like that…only it will taste better. 

PLEASE PUT THIS NUMBER IN YOUR CELL PHONES!!! 631-386-1079…it’s the hall phone in the UUFH building and it’s the only reliable way to contact the CSA during the CSA! Use only on Thursdays from 3pm to 8pm. If no one picks up…keep calling until someone does. They’re there, they’re just not hearing it.

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 49) managed to find five more members our farmer would be VERY happy. We now have till the week after Labor Day to accept new members. After that, we’re talking April of 2013. If each of us got one more member to join, that would be great, and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School. I said I would do this last year and didn’t so, I’ll be walking the streets around the UUFH and leaving brochures with a cover sheet that’s an invite to visit the CSA in people’s mailboxes. The exercise will do me good  ! At the moment, I’m waiting to get confirmation as to if and when Dines Farm is returning before I print up any more CSA brochures or place any ads. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated and considered. Another thing that was talked about last year and not done that will be done this year is putting an a paid ad in The Beacon, the newsletter of the UUFH, for several issues.


This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. Honey Shares Now Available!
3. Bags and you
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Notes from the Farm
6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
7. Why can’t I (or anyone else for that matter) get a prescription from my doctor for vegetables and fruit?
8. House for sale!
9. What you actually got last week
10. You can do a lot by just clicking!
11. And now…for something completely different



1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 

If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week.



2. Honey Shares Now Available!

Farmer Bill just let me know that his daughter has Honey for us to buy from her hives. She’s a biodynamic beekeeper who lives upstate New York by the St. Lawrence River. Honey can’t really be certified organic as Bees will fly within a 5 mile radius, on average, if they’re not happy where they are and not getting the pollen and nectar they’re looking for. I imagine these upstate Bees are happy as the proverbial clams are they’re living out in what might be called “God’s country” (ie – the sticks) and so, aren’t going anywhere and thereby the Honey is as organic as it’s going to get.

Info about Biodynamic Beekeeping…
http://www.themelissagarden.com/beekeeping.html
Biodynamic beekeeping class in November upstate NY…
https://www.paymenttrakker.com/pfeiffercenter/courses.aspx

The Honey is $10 per 1 lb container. They come in plastic squeeze bottles. I would prefer glass but this Honey is shipped and she tried glass jars the first time but there was too much breakage to have confidence it shipping it again using glass. Plus, I haven’t heard anything yet about there being an issue with anything from plastic leaching into Honey (just don’t heat up the Honey in the plastic bottle…if you do, I bet then there could be some leaching…microwave – definitely, warm, not hot, water – maybe none to some, hot water – more likely). And since she’s a Biodynamic beekeeper I’d hope she’d keep informed about such matters and would change to glass if it indeed was a problem.

To order…bring cash or check (made out to Halseys Green Thumb Farm) to the CSA sign-in table with your name on it, and the number of containers of Honey you want, and the dollar amount enclosed. We have three weeks to get the order together so we’d be getting the Honey near the end of August and we may or may not get another opportunity to order Honey from her this season. Often we’ve had two chances…June/July and then again in November/December but won’t guarantee this will happen this year.

Why aren’t we getting Honey from Green Thumb Farm? My belief is that Farmer Bill is trying to be supportive of his daughter’s ongoing beekeeping efforts in hopes that someday she will come back to the family farm and become their beekeeper.

If your concern is using Honey for the treatment of allergies, you want to use Honey within a 10 mile radius of where you live and it’s not just a matter of then getting any old nearby Honey and consuming it whenever. It’s more complicated than I had originally thought. I’d be happy to discuss this with anyone interested in more info and/or go to Frederique Keller’s website and I’m sure she could help out…
http://beepharm.com/BeepharmSite/Home.html



3. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that!)

Week #14
July 19, 2012

1. Lettuce: Leaf, Green
2. Squash, Summer
3. Cucumbers
4. Tomatoes, Mini
5. Fennel
6. Radicchio: Chiogga *

Total Items: 6

*Radicchio…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radicchio
http://italianfood.about.com/library/rec/blr0094.htm
Comments about this page…pointed head is fine…small heads are fine when you know where they came from and how fresh they are (remember…they want you to buy from them and nowhere else!)
http://radicchio.com/for-chefs/
http://radicchio.com/blog/

Flower Share
Week #7
Sunflowers

Herb Share – Aug 1A (coming early)
Oregano AND Sorrel



5. Notes from the Farm

July 13, 2012

July is in full swing and our summer vegetables are arriving!

Lots of Summer Squash of many varieties will be coming in over the next weeks so get your Summer Squash recipes ready! Bean are coming along as well…Green, Yellow, Romano, and Purple. Later on, the following Beans…Cranberry, Lima, Soy and Black Eyed Peas…will be ready to go.

Tomatoes have just begun. We’re started picking minis and will be bringing them in first, starting in a coups of weeks, followed by many types of large and Paste (Plum/Italian) Tomatoes.

We harvested our Garlic this week and it looks much better than previous years but we won’t be bringing any in until the fall. It’s now curing in our barn. Our Sweet Potatoes are looking weed free and beginning to grow fast. we should have good fall crop of these as well.

Cucumber and Pickles (Kirbys) and Sweet Peppers are also beginning, and will be brought in over the next several weeks.

Summer’s bounty has begun, or is here now, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)

Thursday, July 26th

6pm (movie starts at 7pm)

Sustainable Film Series presents Dirt
Molloy College
Suffolk Center
Farmingdale
$5 suggested donation
For more info, to watch the movie trailer, and to RSVP:
http://www.molloy.edu/news-and-events/news-archive/dirt

This event, brought to my attention by CSA member Kenny Friedman, features the film Dirt, narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis. This film brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility-from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.


6:30pm

Farms Across the County
The Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Floral Park
$75
For more info:
https://nassaulandtrust.org/content/farms-across-county-tribute-long-island-farms

The Nassau Land Trust is paying tribute to LI Farms. Hosted by John Halsey of the Peconic Land Trust and LI Filmmaker Ron Rutdaitis. This is a benefit for Crossroad’s Farm at Grossman’s in Malverne, Nassau County.


7 to 9pm

From the Tree to the Patient: The Story of Taxol
NY Botanical Garden
20 W 44th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)
NYC
$13 Member/$15 General Public
To register and for more info:
http://conted.nybg.org:8080/WebModule/jsp/ed2df.jsp?df1=slayout:131BOT875&df7=location__MDTN
Although the isolation of Taxol® from the Pacific yew tree (Taxus brevifolia) in the 1960s was a major accomplishment, it took 20 years before the drug was approved by the FDA for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Today Taxol®, recognized as a major anti-cancer drug, has been given to more than one million patients. The story of Taxol® involves botanists, pharmacologists, chemists, oncologists, the National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical companies, and environmentalists, particularly those concerned with the preservation of biodiversity and sustainability.

This lecture will feature experts who have experience in drug development. Using Taxol® as an example, they will discuss the complexities of bringing a new drug of natural product origin to the market.

Friday, July 27th

8pm

Babette’s Feast
Guild Hall
East Hampton
$20 Members/$22 General Public
www.guildhall.org

Classic Danish film about a French woman and food, based on a story by Isak Dinesen. This event is celebrating the NY Film Festival and the Hamptons Film Festival with a treat from the restaurant Babette’s (a restaurant with a local, organic, and seasonal based menu)!


Saturday, July 28th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Pamela Miles, Reiki
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!

5:30

The Great Chefs
Hayground School
151 Mitchell La
Bridgehampton
$150 to $750
For more info and to get tickets:
http://greatchefsdinner.com/

Special guest is Ina Garten but also includes Eric Ripert and Claudia Fleming and many others. Ticket sales benefits Jeff’s Kitchen (a culinary school for the children at the Hayground School), and scholarships to the Hayground School.


Sunday, July 29th

An evening with Sandor Ellix Katz…author of The Art of Fermentation
61 Local
61 Bergen St
Brooklyn
$20
For more info:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/events/just-food/
To get tickets:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3766724374

As far as fermenting produce…Mr. Katz is the man! He lives in Tennessee so it’s a treat to get him in this neck of the woods.


Tuesday, July 31st

6pm

4th Annual Good Beer put on by Edible Manhattan
82 Mercer St
NYC
$55
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/event/good-beer/

Will feature LI beers from Blue Point Brewing, Greenport Harbor and Southampton Publick House as well as a LOT of brews from Brooklyn and other local spots. It’s NYs ultimate bear and food pairing event!

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Wednesday, August 1st


Enlightened Eaters: Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation
The Beard House
167 W 12th St (between 6th and 7th Ave)
NYC
$20 suggested donation for non-students
To make a prepaid reservation call 9am to 5pm:
212-627-2308
For more info about Sandor Katz:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/

For fermenting food…Mr. Katz is the man!


4pm to 5pm

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.

Today’s guest will be Wendy Kaplan, founder of SustainAbility Farm, a one-acre farm at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The farm was started as a way for Wendy's daughter, Rachel who is autistic to get her independence. Wendy & Rachel come six days a week. They are joined by a group of approximately 10 adults with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as their helpers: their parents or companions. The farm provides local produce to a community organization and also sells the produce from their small farm stand.
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Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th

6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Burlington, VT
For more info and to register:
http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org/6/
Farm to Cafeteria is Digging In! Whether you are new to the movement or have years of wisdom to share, the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is a great opportunity to network, build skills and get energized!
Farm to Cafeteria began with the common goal of building strong communities, healthy individuals and resilient local farms. Across the country great progress has been made connecting farm-fresh foods with K-12 schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons and beyond – now we are Digging In!
The conference will bring together food service professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers, representatives from government agencies and nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and others who are breaking down barriers and expanding the impact of Farm to Cafeteria.
There will be skill-building short-courses, field trips to innovative Vermont farms and institutions, a diverse workshop program, and plenty of opportunities to network with inspiring individuals from across the country.

Thursday, August 2nd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegan
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


6:30pm

Fermented NY: A Taste & Talk with Sandor Katz
The Tenement Museum
103 Orchard St
NYC
$25/$45 with book The Art of Fermentation
For more info about Sandor Katz:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/
For tickets:
https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/10819/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=632afc18-31c6-4583-905d-6cea0285df05

New York is home to diverse pickling traditions. Join Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation, for a taste of "fermented New York," followed by a home pickling workshop. Pickles will also be served.


7pm

How to Obtain a Legal Exemption to NYS Vaccine Law
Holistic Moms Network Huntington NY Chapter Meeting
1929 Elwood Public Library
E Northport
Jericho Tpke (intersection of Elwood Rd in the shopping center on the northeast corner)
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Facebook...
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Guest speaker Charles C. Nicholas, attorney speaks about your freedom of choice under the NYS Vaccine Law. Connect with other parents (and non-parents) interested in holistic health and green living. Tea and healthy snacks provided (or bring something to share) so please be green and bring your own mug!


Friday, August 3rd

3pm

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation
Williams Sonoma
121 E 59th St (between Lexington Ave and Park Ave)
NYC
FREE
For more info about Sandor Katz:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/
Join us at your local Williams-Sonoma store for a special book signing and cooking demonstration with Sandor Katz. He will be signing copies of his new cookbook, The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World. Learn the simple principles behind vegetable fermentation and how to use this important ancient art to preserve seasonal vegetables and produce probiotic delicacies, any time of year.

Saturday, August 4th

10am

Gateway Garden Vegetable Sale and Fundraiser
Gateway Community Garden
Rte 110 and Lowndes Ave
Huntington Station

CSA member Ann Rathkopf is involved in this project. Join Bhavani Jaroff for a food demo and learn how to prep all of the vegetables harvested from the garden, while helping to raise money for Huntington Station's Gateway Garden. The Gateway gardeners are pooling their hand-grown, pesticide-free vegetables to help keep the garden growing for the future. There will be live music, face painting and other entertainment for kids; expert talks on square foot gardening and other topics. Learn to make pesto and other ways to preserve vegetables.

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Lauren Zander, Life Coaching
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Sunday, August 5th

5pm

Peconic Land Trust Benefit…Through Farms and Fields
Whitecap Farm
Horsemill La
Water Mill
$275
For more info and to get tickets:
631-283-3195 xt 19

Includes a country dinner of local food, wine by Paumanok Vineyards, and preview of a film about the next generation of farmers.


Thursday, August 9th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Raw
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


August 10th to 12th

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
For more info:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/
And to register and see a listing of workshops:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/pdfs/2012_SC_regform.pdf

Featured speaker this year is Jeffery Smith, author of Seeds of Destruction and an authority on GE/GMO foods. Over 200 workshops, kid friendly, fun for everyone…singles, seniors, families – everyone! Great food and a good time will be had by all who attend.


Saturday, August 11th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Brad Thompson, Essential Oils
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!

2pm

North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival
Martha Clara Vineyard
6025 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$55 Advance/$70 Door…IF there are still unsold tickets left/$15 Designated Driver (rain or shine…no refunds)
For more info and to get tickets:
http://northforkcraftbeerfestival.com/


Tuesday, August 14th

8pm

Dark Side of the Moon concert
East Village Green
Levittown
FREE
The band’s website…
http://www.wonderous-stories.com/
Directions and map:
http://www.recreationparks.net/NY/nassau/east-village-green-levittown

CSA member Kenny Friedman will be playing with Wondrous Stories doing the entire Pink Floyd piece, Dark Side of the Moon. Details TBA.


Saturday, August 18th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Dr Frank Lipman, Integrative Medicine
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Thursday, August 23rd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegetarian
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Saturday, August 25th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Stephanie Sacks, nutrition
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Sunday, August 26th

6pm

Farm to Table Fundraiser for Slow Food Huntington and LI CAN
Fox Hollow Farm
Huntington
$75

CSA member Ann Rathkopf is one of the founders of Slow Food Huntington and involved with LI CAN (Community Agricultural Network). The money is going towards sending a youth delegate from Slow Food Huntington to Terra Madre in Italy this year, and establishing new service gardens by LI-CAN. There will be a farm tour and dinner using all local and organic produce, and locally caught sustainable fish. More info TBA.


Monday, August 27th

7pm

I Could Write a Book: the story of Beverly Fite
East Meadow Public Library
1886 Front St
East Meadow
For more info:
516-794-2949
http://www.eastmeadow.info/

This movie is about CSA member Polly Hanson Greenberg’s mom and Polly and her mom will be attending! From pre-Civil Rights Alabama to Rodgers and Hammerstein-era Broadway to present-day suburban Long Island, this whimsical and heartwarming documentary tells the story of the life, career and indomitable spirit of a truly inspiring American voice. Beverly Fite began her Broadway career in the original Broadway production of Oklahoma! Her father, a country lawyer from a small town in Alabama was disbarred. Join Beverly on an emotional journey in search of the real story of her father's disbarment and ultimately the meaning of her own life's journey. Directed by special guest Emmy Award-winning Long Island filmmaker Ron Rudaitis.


Thursday, August 30th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Fish
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Saturday, September 1st

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Ragan Finalborgo, Hamptons Wellness Services
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Saturday, September 22nd

Farm Aid
Hersheypark Stadium
PA
$37.75 to $101.46
For more info:
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.2723605/k.C7B8/Concert.htm
For ticket info:
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.5307325/k.93C0/Ticket_Info.htm?msource=concert

So far it’s Willie, Neil, John, and Jack Johnson and Dave Mathews…and more!


Saturday, October 12th

8:30am

Holistic Moms Network presents…
9th Annual Natural Living Conference
Chicago, IL
$80 Member/$90 General Public/$45 child over 3 (lunch included)
For more info and to register:
http://register.holisticmoms.org/2012_HMN_NLC.pdf

Celebrate holistic parenting with special guests Andrea Beaman (natural foods chef, author, tv host and Top Chef contestant..and she cured herself of thyroid disease thru diet and natural methods) and Barbara Loe Fisher (National Vaccine Information Center Co-Founder). Learn…share…connect!


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th

Salone del Gusto & Terre Madre
Turin, Italy
For more info and to get tickets:
http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/

This is Slow Food’s biannual international event in the land where the organization Slow Food began…Italy!



7. Why can’t I (or anyone else for that matter) get a prescription from my doctor for vegetables and fruit?

Apparently some folks can if they live in RI, MA, ME and CA!!! Who’s going to make this happen in NY???
Wholesome Wave’s fruit and vegetable prescription program lets doctors in MA, ME, CA and RI, prescribe vouchers worth $1 per day for low-income families to spend at farmers markets. Now in its third year, already has shown remarkable results: Of the 1,200 participants in six towns and cities in the Northeast, 66 percent said they ate more fruits and vegetables as a result of the program and 38 percent improved their body mass index, a standard measure used to estimate healthy body weight. The program brought new customers to farmers markets. More than half of families that received fruit-and-vegetable prescriptions had never, or rarely, been to a farmers market.
http://wholesomewave.org/fvrx/



8. House for sale!

If this doesn’t interest you and you know someone who’d be interested…pass it on…

A friend of CSA member Deborah Ettenberg is selling her Victorian house in Huntington Village…

www.251parkavenue.com



9. What you actually got last week

Week #14
July 19, 2012

1. Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head - $2.75
2. Squash, Summer: Costata Romanesca, Cousa, Eight Ball, Gold, Yellow, Zucchini – up to 2.5 lbs - $4.50
3. Cucumbers – 2 Cucumbers + 2 Kirby Cucumbers - $2.00
4. Beets: Chiogga (and some had a White one in the mix) – 1 bunch - $3.25
5. Beans, Snap: Green OR Purple OR Yellow/Wax – 1 lb - $3.25
6. Onions, Spring – 1 bunch - $2.75

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $18.00 (We pay $17.50 per week to our farmer for the food we get every week. Today we’ve gotten $.50 extra, making the total extra that we’ve received from our farmer [over and above the $17.50 we pay per week] for the year so far $12.50)

Flower Share
Week #6
Ageratum



10. You can do a lot by just clicking!

We want a fair Farm Bill that supports local, organic and sustainable food…
http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11316

Stop the Monsato rider on the Farm Bill to let them do whatever they want without asking or being accountable to anyone!!! I don’t remember if I signed this one or not (they’re all starting to look alike but I THINK this is a new one), but I’ll sign it anyone and ask you to do the same…
http://signon.org/sign/stop-the-monsanto-rider?source=s.fwd&r_by=361762



11. And now for something completely different…

A nifty music project combining scienctists and music…

“The beauty of a thing is not the atoms that go into it
But the way those atoms are put together”

These lyrics got me to thinking how the science of GMOs is hubris of the highest order. Initially, what scientists thought of as molecular “junk” (and they did call it junk as a science term for the “empty” space between genetic material), turns out it wasn’t junk and, like a zen koan, the space/nothingness between the genetic sequences is just as important as the genetic material itself. This process of discovery and tweaking of theories and experiments would be fine if not for the fact that GMOs are being unleashed into our environment making us the largest collection of guinea pigs in the biggest uncontrolled experiment in the history of the human race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk


And on a lighter note…here’s Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Jimmy Fallon song about fracking! It’s cute…Don’t Frack My Mother!!!
http://www.frackaction.com/2012/07/14/artists-against-fracking/?key=26095041

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Summer!

This week’s mystery…did someone by chance take some Mint in error? We were short one bunch of Mint at the end of the night and had the correct amount at the start of the night. So, a CSA member was deprived of her Mint and we’re trying to make it right. Maybe someone picked up for someone else and took it by mistake like what happened in the next paragraph. Thanks!

One mystery solved…the missing Flower Share was indeed taken by someone picking up for a CSA member and they thought it was part of the CSA share. When someone picks up for you who’s not a CSA member, please give them the lowdown on things like bringing bags to pack the food, and whether or not you have a Flower Share or Herb Share or Basil Share or whatever. Thanks!

About weighing…please weigh multiple things in the same bowl as the person near the scale asks you to OR check the wall chart and see what number they’re listed in…basically you’re weighing the heavier things before the lighter things…think putting big rocks in a bucket, then gravel and then sand…it’s kinda like that…only it will taste better. 

PLEASE PUT THIS NUMBER IN YOUR CELL PHONES!!! 631-386-1079…it’s the hall phone in the UUFH building and it’s the only reliable way to contact the CSA during the CSA! Use only on Thursdays from 3pm to 8pm. If no one picks up…keep calling until someone does. They’re there, they’re just not hearing it.

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 48) managed to find five more members our farmer would be VERY happy. We now have till the week after Labor Day to accept new members. After that, we’re talking April of 2013. If each of us got one more member to join, that would be great, and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School. I said I would do this last year and didn’t so, I’ll be walking the streets around the UUFH and leaving brochures with a cover sheet that’s an invite to visit the CSA in people’s mailboxes. The exercise will do me good  ! At the moment, I’m waiting to get confirmation as to if and when Dines Farm is returning before I print up any more CSA brochures or place any ads. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated and considered. Another thing that was talked about last year and not done that will be done this year is putting an a paid ad in The Beacon, the newsletter of the UUFH, for several issues.


This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. A MUST READ for every CSA member…anyone out there suffering from vegetable anxiety? Vegetable guilt? Vegetable confusion?
3. Bags and you
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Cooking and kids…
6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
7. Anybody looking for work? NOFA-NY is hiring…
8. Farm for sale!
9. What you actually got last week
10. You can do a lot by just clicking!
11. And now…for something completely different



1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 

If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week.



2. A MUST READ for every CSA member…anyone out there suffering from vegetable anxiety? Vegetable guilt? Vegetable confusion?

All these things are normal for any beginning CSA member…and even when you’re way past beginner.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/dining/coping-with-summers-bounty-of-vegetables.html?pagewanted=all

And other quick tips for how to handle your CSA share…though I disagree about not using the Carrot Tops (my mom always put some in her Chicken Soup)…
http://www.justfood.org/

Websites mentioned in the NY Times article…
http://www.purplekale.com/
Her blog…
http://www.purplekale.com/blog-2/
From the author of the Mom 100 cookbook…sounds like a good basic cookbook for anyone…
http://www.themom100.com/
Another great food blog…
http://smittenkitchen.com/
You can get recipes sent to you if you sign up AND, of course, he has a cookbook…
http://herbivoracious.com/

How to Cook Everything…the Basics – by Mark Bittman (the CSA has one of his other cookbooks on hand all the time but if you’re new to cooking OR want to make sure your cooking chops are up to snuff you may want to invest in this one)…
http://content.markbittman.com/node/71



3. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that!)

Week #13
July 19, 2012

1. Lettuce
2. Squash, Summer
3. Cucumbers
4. Beets
5. Beans, Snap
6. Onions

Total Items: 6 (?)

Flower Share
Week #6
(?)



5. Cooking with kids…

Another good one from Wednesday’s NY Times AND the start of a monthly column with parents and kids cooking together…
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/dining/chefs-cook-vegetables-with-their-children.html



6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)

Saturday, July 21st

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Jared Koch, founder of Clean Plates
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
For more info about Clean Plates:
http://www.cleanplates.com/
Jared Koch will lead a discussion on eating healthy while dining out. The healthy mind behind Clean Plates is a nutritional consultant and health coach certified by the Teachers College of Columbia University, the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition — he has plenty to share on the subject. Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


5pm (to 10am Sunday)

BBQ and Campout (overnight) at the Queens County Farm
Queens County Farm Museum
Floral Park
$75
For more info and tickets:
http://brooklynbrewery.com/blog/event/bbq-campout-queens-farm-queens/

Dancing and s’mores! Food provided by Brooklyn Brewery, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, produce from the Queens County Farm, cooking done by The Cleaver Company, Cannelle Patisserie.


Tuesday, July 24th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Wednesday, July 25th

4pm to 5pm

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.

Today’s guest will be Roger Doiron, the founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 20,000 individuals from 100 countries who are taking a hands-on approach to relocalizing the food supply. Doiron is also a free-lance writer and public speak specializing in gardening and sustainable food systems.


7:30pm

Occupy: Corporations Can’t Cry
Cinema Arts Centre
432 Park Ave
Huntington
$10 Members/$15 General Public
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/ows-corporations-cant-cry/

Co-hosted by Slow Food Huntington (CSA member Ann Rathkopf is one of the founders of SF – Huntington). An evening about the Occupy Wall Street movement with film, poetry, music and food, as well as attendance by other local activist groups.


Thursday, July 26th

6pm (movie starts at 7pm)

Sustainable Film Series presents Dirt
Molloy College
Suffolk Center
Farmingdale
$5 suggested donation
For more info, to watch the movie trailer, and to RSVP:
http://www.molloy.edu/news-and-events/news-archive/dirt

This event, brought to my attention by CSA member Kenny Friedman, features the film Dirt, narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis. This film brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility-from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.


6:30pm

Farms Across the County
The Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Floral Park
$75
For more info:
https://nassaulandtrust.org/content/farms-across-county-tribute-long-island-farms

The Nassau Land Trust is paying tribute to LI Farms. Hosted by John Halsey of the Peconic Land Trust and LI Filmmaker Ron Rutdaitis. This is a benefit for Crossroad’s Farm at Grossman’s in Malverne, Nassau County.


7 to 9pm

From the Tree to the Patient: The Story of Taxol
NY Botanical Garden
20 W 44th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)
NYC
$13 Member/$15 General Public
To register and for more info:
http://conted.nybg.org:8080/WebModule/jsp/ed2df.jsp?df1=slayout:131BOT875&df7=location__MDTN
Although the isolation of Taxol® from the Pacific yew tree (Taxus brevifolia) in the 1960s was a major accomplishment, it took 20 years before the drug was approved by the FDA for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Today Taxol®, recognized as a major anti-cancer drug, has been given to more than one million patients. The story of Taxol® involves botanists, pharmacologists, chemists, oncologists, the National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical companies, and environmentalists, particularly those concerned with the preservation of biodiversity and sustainability.

This lecture will feature experts who have experience in drug development. Using Taxol® as an example, they will discuss the complexities of bringing a new drug of natural product origin to the market.

Saturday, July 28th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Pamela Miles, Reiki
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!

5:30

The Great Chefs
Hayground School
151 Mitchell La
Bridgehampton
$150 to $750
For more info and to get tickets:
http://greatchefsdinner.com/

Special guest is Ina Garten but also includes Eric Ripert and Claudia Fleming and many others. Ticket sales benefits Jeff’s Kitchen (a culinary school for the children at the Hayground School), and scholarships to the Hayground School.


Sunday, July 29th

An evening with Sandor Ellix Katz…author of The Art of Fermentation
61 Local
61 Bergen St
Brooklyn
$20
For more info:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/events/just-food/
To get tickets:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3766724374

As far as fermenting produce…Mr. Katz is the man! He lives in Tennessee so it’s a treat to get him in this neck of the woods.


Wednesday, August 1st

Enlightened Eaters: Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation
The Beard House
167 W 12th St (between 6th and 7th Ave)
NYC
$20 suggested donation for non-students
To make a prepaid reservation call 9am to 5pm:
212-627-2308
For more info about Sandor Katz:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/

For fermenting food…Mr. Katz is the man!


Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th

6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Burlington, VT
For more info and to register:
http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org/6/
Farm to Cafeteria is Digging In! Whether you are new to the movement or have years of wisdom to share, the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is a great opportunity to network, build skills and get energized!
Farm to Cafeteria began with the common goal of building strong communities, healthy individuals and resilient local farms. Across the country great progress has been made connecting farm-fresh foods with K-12 schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons and beyond – now we are Digging In!
The conference will bring together food service professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers, representatives from government agencies and nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and others who are breaking down barriers and expanding the impact of Farm to Cafeteria.
There will be skill-building short-courses, field trips to innovative Vermont farms and institutions, a diverse workshop program, and plenty of opportunities to network with inspiring individuals from across the country.

Thursday, August 2nd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegan
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


6:30pm

Fermented NY: A Taste & Talk with Sandor Katz
The Tenement Museum
103 Orchard St
NYC
$25/$45 with book The Art of Fermentation
For more info about Sandor Katz:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/
For tickets:
https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/10819/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=632afc18-31c6-4583-905d-6cea0285df05

New York is home to diverse pickling traditions. Join Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation, for a taste of "fermented New York," followed by a home pickling workshop. Pickles will also be served.


7pm

How to Obtain a Legal Exemption to NYS Vaccine Law
Holistic Moms Network Huntington NY Chapter Meeting
1929 Elwood Public Library
E Northport
Jericho Tpke (intersection of Elwood Rd in the shopping center on the northeast corner)
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Facebook...
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Guest speaker Charles C. Nicholas, attorney speaks about your freedom of choice under the NYS Vaccine Law. Connect with other parents (and non-parents) interested in holistic health and green living. Tea and healthy snacks provided (or bring something to share) so please be green and bring your own mug!


Friday, August 3rd

3pm

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation
Williams Sonoma
121 E 59th St (between Lexington Ave and Park Ave)
NYC
FREE
For more info about Sandor Katz:
http://www.wildfermentation.com/
Join us at your local Williams-Sonoma store for a special book signing and cooking demonstration with Sandor Katz. He will be signing copies of his new cookbook, The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World. Learn the simple principles behind vegetable fermentation and how to use this important ancient art to preserve seasonal vegetables and produce probiotic delicacies, any time of year.

Saturday, August 4th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Lauren Zander, Life Coaching
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Sunday, August 5th

5pm

Peconic Land Trust Benefit…Through Farms and Fields
Whitecap Farm
Horsemill La
Water Mill
$275
For more info and to get tickets:
631-283-3195 xt 19

Includes a country dinner of local food, wine by Paumanok Vineyards, and preview of a film about the next generation of farmers.


Thursday, August 9th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Raw
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


August 10th to 12th

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
For more info:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/
And to register and see a listing of workshops:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/pdfs/2012_SC_regform.pdf

Featured speaker this year is Jeffery Smith, author of Seeds of Destruction and an authority on GE/GMO foods. Over 200 workshops, kid friendly, fun for everyone…singles, seniors, families – everyone! Great food and a good time will be had by all who attend.


Saturday, August 11th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Brad Thompson, Essential Oils
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Tuesday, August 14th

8pm

Dark Side of the Moon concert
East Village Green
Levittown
FREE
The band’s website…
http://www.wonderous-stories.com/
Directions and map:
http://www.recreationparks.net/NY/nassau/east-village-green-levittown

CSA member Kenny Friedman will be playing with Wondrous Stories doing the entire Pink Floyd piece, Dark Side of the Moon. Details TBA.


Saturday, August 18th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Dr Frank Lipman, Integrative Medicine
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Thursday, August 23rd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegetarian
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Saturday, August 25th

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Stephanie Sacks, nutrition
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Monday, August 27th

7pm

I Could Write a Book: the story of Beverly Fite
East Meadow Public Library
1886 Front St
East Meadow
For more info:
516-794-2949
http://www.eastmeadow.info/

This movie is about CSA member Polly Hanson Greenberg’s mom and Polly and her mom will be attending! From pre-Civil Rights Alabama to Rodgers and Hammerstein-era Broadway to present-day suburban Long Island, this whimsical and heartwarming documentary tells the story of the life, career and indomitable spirit of a truly inspiring American voice. Beverly Fite began her Broadway career in the original Broadway production of Oklahoma! Her father, a country lawyer from a small town in Alabama was disbarred. Join Beverly on an emotional journey in search of the real story of her father's disbarment and ultimately the meaning of her own life's journey. Directed by special guest Emmy Award-winning Long Island filmmaker Ron Rudaitis.


Thursday, August 30th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Fish
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Saturday, September 1st

11am

Urban Zen Sensible Wellness Lecture Series – Ragan Finalborgo, Hamptons Wellness Services
Urban Zen
4 Bay St
Sag Harbor
FREE
Since this is being held at Donna Karan’s store, Urban Zen, she may just be stopping by!


Saturday, September 22nd

Farm Aid
Hersheypark Stadium
PA
$37.75 to $101.46
For more info:
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.2723605/k.C7B8/Concert.htm
For ticket info:
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.5307325/k.93C0/Ticket_Info.htm?msource=concert

So far it’s Willie, Neil, John, and Jack Johnson and Dave Mathews…and more!


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th

Salone del Gusto & Terre Madre
Turin, Italy
For more info and to get tickets:
http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/

This is Slow Food’s biannual international event in the land where the organization Slow Food began…Italy!



7. Anybody looking for work? NOFA-NY is hiring…

Education Director…needs to relocate to Rochester or if you know anyone who’d be interested…pass this on…
http://www.nofany.org/workwithus



8. Farm for sale!

Again…if this doesn’t work for you and you know someone who’d be interested…pass it on…
The Center for Farm and Food Research, a 30 year old Agricultural Research and Educational 501-C3 Corporation, is now for sale.

Serious inquiries call 518-733-6063 or write PO Box 393, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Lucille Sadwith
Boy this sounds interesting…here’s an old cookbook this woman wrote and apparently she started her project back in 1975 and moved from Connecticut to NY…
http://www.biblio.com/books/140991113.html



9. What you actually got last week

Week #12
July 12, 2012

1. Lettuce: Romaine – 1 head – $2.75
2. Squash, Summer: Costata Romanesca, Cousa (Middle Eastern), Eight Ball, Golden, Yellow, Zucchini – up to 2 lbs - $3.00
Weighed together with…
3. Beans: Fava* – up to 1 lb (both together totaling 3lbs) - $5.00
4. Carrots: Round and Small (my guess is they could be Thumbalina or Tonda di Parigi) – 1 bunch - $3.00
5. Beans, Snap: Green – 1 lb - $3.00
6. Kale: Green Curly – 1 bunch - $3.25

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $20.00 (We pay $17.50 per week to our farmer for the food we get every week. Today we’ve gotten $1.00 extra, making the total extra that we’ve received from our farmer [over and above the $17.50 we pay per week] for the year so far $12.00)

Flower Share
Week #5
Snapdragons

Herb Share – July 2B
Mint AND Rosemary

*Beans: Fava (fresh…as opposed to dried)
Please read “Health Issues” especially if you’re taking MAO inhibitors and if you have favism (and then, read it anyway  )…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9163283
http://localfoods.about.com/od/favabeans/tp/All-About-Fava-Beans.htm
http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://www.honest-food.net/blog1/2008/04/30/fresh-fava-beans/
http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/7-recipes-featuring-fresh-fava-beans



10. You can do a lot by just clicking!
A. A so-called 'Monsanto rider,' quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require - not just allow, but require - the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed. All the farmer or the biotech producer has to do is ask.
http://signon.org/sign/stop-the-monsanto-rider?source=mo&id=46338-620103-ocJEQ_x

And might as well sign this one too…
http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_the_monsanto_protection_act/

B. This is from the Environmental Working Group (the people who keep track of the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen food lists)…
The House could vote any day now on its version of the 2012 farm bill. It's the worst food bill in decades. This bill would feed fewer people, help fewer farmers, do less to promote healthy diets and weaken environmental protections - all while giving billions in hand-outs to Big Ag! Tell your member of Congress to reject this bill today!
http://action.ewg.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1987&tag=201207HouseFarmBillSubA&utm_source=201207housefbsuba&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image&utm_campaign=foodg


C. Tell Congress not to let agribusiness write their own rules (from the folks at the Center for Food Safety)…
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8071


D. Keep antibiotics out of our food (courtesy of CREDO Action)…must do TODAY!
https://act.credoaction.com/campaign/fda_comments/index.html?r=6906153


E. Ban pesticide that’s killing bees…also courtesy of CREDO Action…
http://www.credoaction.com/campaign/bee_decision/?rc=homepage



11. And now for something completely different…

A vegetarian dream? McDonalds underwater…
http://vimeo.com/2966602

And for you non-vegetarians…colored Bacon…
http://bacontoday.com/colored-bacon/
Don’t do this at home kids…Cool to look at but probably not healthy to eat…artificial coloring that they probably used would not be advised for healthy eats.

And finally...rock and roll McDonalds with Kate Moss…no comment 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrE6tmKO0u4

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Summer!

Did anybody perchance happen to take a Flower Share or an extra Flower Share by accident last week (if someone picked up for you maybe they took it by mistake thinking it was part of your share)? If so, please let me know as there might be one that went missing.

False alarm on the weighing last week but…it will happen at some point (it might be this week) so it wasn’t a bad idea to read about it now. Once we start weighing things, plan to take a little more time picking up your food at the CSA as there may be a line at the scale.

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 48) managed to find five more members our farmer would be VERY happy. However, even one more member each would be a help and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School. I said I would do this last year and didn’t so, I’ll be walking the streets around the UUFH and leaving brochures with a cover sheet that’s an invite to visit the CSA in people’s mailboxes. The exercise will do me good  ! At the moment, I’m waiting to get confirmation as to if and when Dines Farm is returning before I print up any more CSA brochures or place any ads. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated and considered. Another thing that was talked about last year and not done that will be done this year is putting an a paid ad in The Beacon, the newsletter of the UUFH, for several issues.


This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA does need you this week, we’re looking for ONE (1) person to work from 3:30 to 5:30pm…
2. Notes from the Farm
3. Bags and you
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Another reason to avoid HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)…
6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
7. Summer Squash Recipes to Keep Handy!
8. File under…please don’t!
9. What you actually got last week
10. You can do a lot by just clicking!
11. And now…for something completely different



1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30 to 5:30pm…

If you can work this week from 3:30 to 5:30pm, please…

A. respond to this email before 1pm today
B. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm today
C. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm today
D. show up a little before 3:30pm today

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 

If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week. And if you got an email from Judi asking you to confirm that you’re working…you need to respond to that in the time frame stated in the email otherwise she’s going to try and find someone else to take your place.



2. Notes from the Farm

July 1, 2012

Summer is officially here…and so is the heat!

The extreme heat over the last two weeks (six days over ninety degrees) have pushed all of our crops. Asparagus is done for the year, and Peas are close behind with probably only one or two more weeks left for them. Lettuces are growing fast! We’re now picking our third planting. Lettuce is planted every two weeks so we have a constant supply until December. Fava Beans have begun and Carrots, Beets, Scallions, Kale, and Fennel have all come on strong in the last couple of weeks. Tomatoes are growing well but are still several weeks away. Summer Squashes and String Beans will begin in a week or so. Peppers and Eggplants are still three or four weeks away before we begin their harvest.

So, plenty of summer bounty is just beginning. Swiss Chards, Mustards, Radicchios, Lettuces, Spring Onions, and several types of herbs will all be on your menus throughout this month.

Enjoy it all (nothing lasts long enough) and be careful of the heat. It can be extreme!!!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



3. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that!)

Week #12
July 12, 2012

1. Lettuce
2. Squash, Summer
3. Kale
4. Carrots
5. Beans, Snap
6. Beans: Fava*

Total Items: 6 (?)

Flower Share
Week #5
Snapdragons (?)

Herb Share – July 2B
Farmer didn’t tell me what it’s going to be yet

*Beans: Fava (fresh…as opposed to dried)
Please read “Health Issues” especially if you’re taking MAO inhibitors and if you have favism (and then, read it anyway  )…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9163283
http://localfoods.about.com/od/favabeans/tp/All-About-Fava-Beans.htm
http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://www.honest-food.net/blog1/2008/04/30/fresh-fava-beans/
http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/7-recipes-featuring-fresh-fava-beans



5. Another reason to avoid HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)…

Even though this is not a new article and there are questions…the amount of mercury we should ideally be consuming is…zero.
http://planetark.org/wen/51392

Study/report it was based on…recommendation is to not consume HFCS…
http://iowa.sierraclub.org/Mercury/HgandFructose.pdf



6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)

Tuesday, July 17th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Wednesday, July 18th

4pm to 5pm

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.

Today’s guest will be Stephen Ritz. Stephen is an acclaimed NYC DOE educator/administrator whose work in the Bronx continues to attract national attention and support. To date, he has grown more than 20,000 pounds of Bronx vegetables with his extended Bronx Family - the youngest certified workforce in America - who operate a profitable, in school, student Farmer Market and routinely install green walls and green roofs across NYC/NYS.


Thursday, July 26th

6pm (movie starts at 7pm)

Sustainable Film Series presents Dirt
Molloy College
Suffolk Center
Farmingdale
$5 suggested donation
For more info, to watch the movie trailer, and to RSVP:
http://www.molloy.edu/news-and-events/news-archive/dirt

This event, brought to my attention by CSA member Kenny Friedman, features the film Dirt, narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis. This film brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility-from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.


Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th

6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Burlington, VT
For more info and to register:
http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org/6/
Farm to Cafeteria is Digging In! Whether you are new to the movement or have years of wisdom to share, the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is a great opportunity to network, build skills and get energized!
Farm to Cafeteria began with the common goal of building strong communities, healthy individuals and resilient local farms. Across the country great progress has been made connecting farm-fresh foods with K-12 schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons and beyond – now we are Digging In!
The conference will bring together food service professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers, representatives from government agencies and nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and others who are breaking down barriers and expanding the impact of Farm to Cafeteria.
There will be skill-building short-courses, field trips to innovative Vermont farms and institutions, a diverse workshop program, and plenty of opportunities to network with inspiring individuals from across the country.

Thursday, August 2nd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegan
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


7pm

Holistic Moms Network Huntington Chapter Meeting
1929 Elwood Public Library
E Northport
Jericho Tpke (intersection of Elwood Rd in the shopping center on the northeast corner)
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com

Something about vaccinations with guest speaker Charles Nicholas, vaccine attorney…more info TBA


Thursday, August 9th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Raw
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


August 10th to 12th

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
For more info:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/
And to register and see a listing of workshops:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/pdfs/2012_SC_regform.pdf

Featured speaker this year is Jeffery Smith, author of Seeds of Destruction and an authority on GE/GMO foods. Over 200 workshops, kid friendly, fun for everyone…singles, seniors, families – everyone! Great food and a good time will be had by all who attend.


Tuesday, August 14th

Dark Side of the Moon concert
Village Green
Levittown
FREE

CSA member Kenny Friedman will be playing with Wondrous Stories doing the entire Pink Floyd piece, Dark Side of the Moon. Details TBA.


Thursday, August 23rd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegetarian
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Thursday, August 30th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Fish
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Saturday, September 22nd

Farm Aid
Hersheypark Stadium
PA
$37.75 to $101.46
For more info:
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.2723605/k.C7B8/Concert.htm
For ticket info:
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.5307325/k.93C0/Ticket_Info.htm?msource=concert

So far it’s Willie, Neil, John, and Jack Johnson and Dave Mathews…and more!


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th

Salone del Gusto & Terre Madre
Turin, Italy
For more info and to get tickets:
http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/

This is Slow Food’s biannual international event in the land where the organization Slow Food began…Italy!



7. Summer Squash Recipes to Keep Handy!

Summer squash recipes from the gals at Big Girls, Small Kitchen (though it says for 20 somethings I think it’s helpful to cooks new and not so new)…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/big-girls-small-kitchen/summer-squash-zucchini-recipes_b_943123.html



8. File under…please don’t!

Bioengineering weather to help farmers…
“Scientists have been messing around with local weather for decades.”? “China does it all the time…”??? Maybe we’re seeing the results of this and we only think it’s global warming/climate change????
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/20/145535536/geoengineered-food-climate-fix-could-boost-crop-yields-but-with-risks



9. What you actually got last week

July 5, 2012
Week #11

1. Peas: Sugar Snap – ½ lb - $3.25
2. Lettuce: Crisp, Green – 1 head - $2.75
3. Radicchio: Traviso* - 1 head - $3.00
4. Carrots – 1 bunch - $3.25
5. Beans: Fava** - 1 lb - $3.25
6. Swiss Chard – 1 bunch - $3.00

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $18.50 (We pay $17.50 per week to our farmer for the food we get every week. Today we’ve gotten $1.00 extra, making the total extra that we’ve received from our farmer [over and above the $17.50 we pay per week] for the year so far $9.50)


Flower Share
Week #4
Snapdragons

Herb Share – July 1A
Thyme, Lemon AND Sage

*Radicchio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radicchio
http://italianfood.about.com/library/rec/blr0094.htm
Comments about this page…pointed head is fine…small heads are fine when you know where they came from and how fresh they are (remember…they want you to buy from them and nowhere else!)
http://radicchio.com/for-chefs/
http://radicchio.com/blog/

**Beans: Fava (fresh…as opposed to dried)
Please read “Health Issues” especially if you’re taking MAO inhibitors and if you have favism (and then, read it anyway  )…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9163283
http://localfoods.about.com/od/favabeans/tp/All-About-Fava-Beans.htm
http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://www.honest-food.net/blog1/2008/04/30/fresh-fava-beans/
http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/7-recipes-featuring-fresh-fava-beans



10. You can do a lot by just clicking!

Sign the Consumer’s Rights Pledge…
http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10003

In a set of decisions this fall, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against U.S.country-of-origin labels on meat, dolphin-safe labels on tuna, and the ban on sweet-flavored cigarettes designed to combat youth smoking. These are the policies we rely on to allow us to protect children’s health and make informed decisions as consumers. Under current rules, the U.S. will have to water down or eliminate these policies, or face trade sanctions.



11. And now for something completely different…

CSA member Kenny Friedman showed this to me…it’s good to be able to laugh at oneself…I’ve actually eaten Eggs Rothko and hope to try the carmelized Grapefruit with mint (this are items from the menu at the very popular brunch spot Egg in Brooklyn…they serve brunch on weekends till 6pm so you can have breakfast for dinner and it’s less crowded then…unless you go on an off day with off weather be prepared to wait) and I own a t-shirt from the movie Waking Life (written on the crossword puzzle)…jeesh! 
http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6663206/brunchables

Why I like Egg in Brooklyn (and the food’s pretty good too)…
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/08/video-egg-restaurant-farm-williamsburg-food-curated-video-goatfell-george-weld.html#continued
http://www.pigandegg.com/

Another one from Mr. Friedman…a skit with a new take on omnivore vs vegetarian…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63NNuG-6-hQ

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Summer!

It’s time to weigh!!! Please read #2.

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 47) managed to find five more members our farmer would be VERY happy. However, even one more member each would be a help and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School. I said I would do this last year and didn’t so, I’ll be walking the streets around the UUFH and leaving brochures with a cover sheet that’s an invite to visit the CSA in people’s mailboxes. The exercise will do me good  ! At the moment, I’m waiting to get confirmation as to if and when Dines Farm is returning before I print up any more CSA brochures or place any ads. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated and considered. Another thing that was talked about last year and not done that will be done this year is putting an a paid ad in The Beacon, the newsletter of the UUFH, for several issues.


This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. It’s time to weigh our food!
3. Bags and you
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Still got your Kohlrabi hanging around?
6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
7. Gardeners beware!
8. Health insurance rebates for CSA membership!!!
9. What you actually got last week
10. You can do a lot by just clicking!
11. And now…for something completely different



1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 

If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week.



2. It’s time to weigh our food!

A. Check the wall chart before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and ask questions! 

B. Bring your reading glasses or ask someone to help if you can’t see the numbers on the scale clearly.

C. PLEASE DO NOT GO OVER THE AMOUNT STATED on the Wall Chart. Please err on the under side of the weight posted…NEVER over. It may not seem like much to you but we have 47 members and if every person is off by ONE OUNCE (for crying out loud! It’s only an ounce!!!) …that means we’ll be short almost THREE POUNDS of produce and 3 CSA members won’t get the food they paid for. And I’m sure you wouldn’t want it to be you.

D. IF you are asked to weigh more than one food item at the same time…please follow the directions given to you and weigh in the order you are asked (you might not think there’s a good reason to be doing this but our farmer does and that should be enough of a reason right there…if you want a further explanation – ask suzanne…there is a method to the madness )



3. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that!)

Week #11
July 5, 2012

1. Peas: Sugar Snap
2. Lettuce
3. Radicchio*
4. Carrots
5. Beans: Fava**
6. Swiss Chard

Total Items: 6 (?)

Flower Share
Week #4
Snapdragons

Herb Share – July 1A
Thyme, Lemon AND Sage

*Radicchio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radicchio
http://italianfood.about.com/library/rec/blr0094.htm
Comments about this page…pointed head is fine…small heads are fine when you know where they came from and how fresh they are (remember…they want you to buy from them and nowhere else!)
http://radicchio.com/for-chefs/
http://radicchio.com/blog/

**Beans: Fava (fresh…as opposed to dried)
Please read “Health Issues” especially if you’re taking MAO inhibitors and if you have favism (and then, read it anyway  )…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9163283
http://localfoods.about.com/od/favabeans/tp/All-About-Fava-Beans.htm
http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://www.honest-food.net/blog1/2008/04/30/fresh-fava-beans/
http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/7-recipes-featuring-fresh-fava-beans



5. Still got your Kohlrabi hanging around?

Kohlrabi Potato Pancakes courtesy of the South Philly Food Co-op…
http://southphillyfoodcoop.org/2012/07/03/kohlrabi-potato-pancakes/#more-3850



6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)

Thursday, July 5th

7pm

1st Anniversary of the Holistic Moms Network Huntington Chapter!
1929 Elwood Public Library
E Northport
Jericho Tpke (intersection of Elwood Rd in the shopping center on the northeast corner)
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com

Join the gang (this group was started by CSA member Vickie Muller) for an informal evening of socializing and planning events for the coming year. Come connect with other parents (and grandparents) interested in holistic health and green living.


Tuesday, July 10th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Wednesday, July 11th

4pm to 5pm

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.

Today’s guest will be Majora Carter. Majora is an economic consultant, public radio host and environmental justice advocate from the South Bronx area of New York City. By, 2003 Majora coined the term: "Green The Ghetto" as she pioneered one of the nation's first urban green-collar job training & placement systems, and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs.


Thursday, July 26th

6pm (movie starts at 7pm)

Sustainable Film Series presents Dirt
Molloy College
Suffolk Center
Farmingdale
$5 suggested donation
For more info, to watch the movie trailer, and to RSVP:
http://www.molloy.edu/news-and-events/news-archive/dirt

This event, brought to my attention by CSA member Kenny Friedman, features the film Dirt, narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis. This film brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility-from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.


Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th

6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Burlington, VT
For more info and to register:
http://farmtocafeteriaconference.org/6/
Farm to Cafeteria is Digging In! Whether you are new to the movement or have years of wisdom to share, the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Digging In! is a great opportunity to network, build skills and get energized!
Farm to Cafeteria began with the common goal of building strong communities, healthy individuals and resilient local farms. Across the country great progress has been made connecting farm-fresh foods with K-12 schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, colleges, universities, hospitals, prisons and beyond – now we are Digging In!
The conference will bring together food service professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers, representatives from government agencies and nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and others who are breaking down barriers and expanding the impact of Farm to Cafeteria.
There will be skill-building short-courses, field trips to innovative Vermont farms and institutions, a diverse workshop program, and plenty of opportunities to network with inspiring individuals from across the country.

Thursday, August 2nd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegan
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Thursday, August 9th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Raw
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


August 10th to 12th

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
For more info:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/
And to register and see a listing of workshops:
http://www.nofasummerconference.org/pdfs/2012_SC_regform.pdf

Featured speaker this year is Jeffery Smith, author of Seeds of Destruction and an authority on GE/GMO foods. Over 200 workshops, kid friendly, fun for everyone…singles, seniors, families – everyone! Great food and a good time will be had by all who attend.


Thursday, August 23rd

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Vegetarian
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Thursday, August 30th

6pm

iEat Green’s Farm to Table Cooking Series: Fish
Old Westbury
$89
To register email:
Bhavani
Bhavani@iEatGreen.com


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th

Salone del Gusto & Terre Madre
Turin, Italy
For more info and to get tickets:
http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/

This is Slow Food’s biannual international event in the land where the organization Slow Food began…Italy!



7. Gardeners beware!

Tulsa, OK code enforcement inspectors destroy home garden of woman who used herbs for medicine and edibles for food…
http://www.newson6.com/story/18802728/woman-sues-city-of-tulsa-for-cutting-down-her-edible-garden

This article has a link for a petition for the city of Tulsa to replant the woman’s garden…
http://www.naturalnews.com/036234_edible_landscaping_medicinal_plants_Tulsa.html



8. Health insurance rebates for CSA membership!!!

How can we do this in NY???
http://www.prlog.org/11781936-health-insurance-companies-provide-rebates-to-consumers-who-buy-from-local-farms.html



9. What you actually got last week

Week #10
June 28, 2012

1. Peas: Sugar Snap – 1/2 lb - $3.00
2. Peas: Snow – .75 lb - $4.25
3. Kohlrabi – 1 bunch - $3.00
4. Radishes: French Breakfast OR Red OR Mixed – 1 bunch - $2.50
5. Fennel – 1 bunch - $3.25
6. Lettuce: Boston, Green – 1 head - $2.75

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $18.75 (We pay $17.50 per week to our farmer for the food we get every week. Today we’ve gotten $1.00 extra, making the total extra that we’ve received from our farmer [over and above the $17.50 we pay per week] for the year so far $8.50)

Herb Share – June 2A
Upland Cress AND Chives



10. You can do a lot by just clicking!

Tell FDA…your inaction is threatening our health!!!
It’s about E coli and antibiotics in food…
https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2821&autologin=true&utm_source=alert&utm_medium=actr&utm_campaign=email&

GE mosquitoes to be let out in the wild in Florida…please stop this!
https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/455/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10797&tag=actcenter3

Urge Trader Joe’s to only sell meat that isn’t raised using antibiotics…
http://hq-salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=8006



11. And now for something completely different…

Two videos…one featuring vegetables (not so crazy about the product being advertised but they do have a version that’s organic that uses organic rapeseed oil – which is a questionable choice but…) and the other one is a mini-documentary about a burger joint across from St Pat’s in NYC (there’s a million stories in the windy city and in NYC too!)…
http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/02/lurpak-vegetable-ad-prime-burger-profile-video.html

Spot all the vegetables in the video that we get at the CSA?
Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Celery, Daikon, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Hot Peppers, Kale (? Or something that looks like it), Leeks, Okra, Onions, Red Cabbage, Scallions, Shelling Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini…did I forget anything? We don’t get White Potatoes.

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