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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Autumn!

If you’re interested in the environment and all things anti-nuclear, the place to be this weekend is seeing planetary treasure (she really is!), Helen Caldicott (see below for Saturday, Oct 27th for details). Plus, there will be stuff to purchase to eat from The Purple Elephant (and some other places)!!! Haven’t been to TPE yet? This is a great chance to sample some of their healthy and delicious eats (the vegan Chinese spareribs are insanely good and taste just like Chinese ribs without the bone)…though I imagine they will sell out quickly so if you want to get something to eat, get there at 5:30pm! Or, go to The Purple Elephant and eat, and THEN go to this event and go at your leisure (at least if you prepaid or reserved tickets so it’s not sold out when you show up).

CSA member Vickie Muller wants to let us know that if you’re at all interested in joining her group, the Holistic Moms Network (Huntington Area Chapter), there’s a $10 discount if you join up to October 31st! If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll connect you with Vickie, or email the group at huntingtonhmn@aol.com .

Anybody out there make it to our farm over the weekend for the farm tour and Pumpkin picking? Want to share your thoughts/photos? Let me know!

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups).

Bulk Certified Organic Paste (Roma) Tomatoes available from our farm…$45 per 20 lb box (to place an order, call the farm at 631-726-1900 between 9am to 5pm and be ready to pay with a credit card).
Here’s some Tomato talk from the folks at the NYC Greenmarkets…
Forget proper storage, eat this fruit immediately! We suggest tomato sandwiches, mozzarella and tomato salad, tomato soup, tomato pie, salsa, gazpacho, tomato sauce, tomato juice, fried green tomatoes and plain old tomatoes eaten as is, or with a dash of salt. If you get a little overwhelmed by this steady diet, follow the lead of Greenmarket staff and host a tomato canning party at your house. Each September we pile into our co-worker's Brooklyn backyard and set up an assembly line to scald, peel, seed and can as many flats as we can get our hands on. If a perfect, local tomato is a treat in September, it's a bona fide treasure in the middle of March!

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 56) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. 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.

This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you to help out today, however…
2. Bags and you
3. News from the Farm
4. Want to start, continue or expand a school or community garden but need money?
5. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
6. Do you REALLY want that GMO labeling law in California to pass?
7. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
8. Any pet lovers out there? How about organizing a four legged pet drive???
9. What you actually got last week
10. Do you shop at Whole Foods?
11. Help change the world with a click of your mouse!
12. And now…for something completely different



1. Your CSA doesn’t need you to help out today, 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. 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.



3. News from the Farm

Mid-October, 2012

Fall is upon us, and the days are becoming cooler and shorter. We still have a few Tomatoes, Eggplants, and Peppers to pick. Beans are still growing but very slowly, and Summer Squash is about over.

Sweet Potatoes will be in abundance for the next weeks as will Lettuces, Radicchio, several types of fall greens, Turnips, Radishes, Leeks, and Scallions. Broccolis, Cauliflowers, Kales, Cabbages and Collards won’t be ready until November!

News 12 Long Island recently filmed at our farm stand and fields for a weekly feature they do. It aired last week as a six minute segment with the Green Thumb farm family being interviewed, and showing some of our vegetables. The segment can be seen by going to the News 12 website http://www.news12.com/Login/home_login , clicking “Features”, then clicking “East End”, and finding our segment (Of course this won’t work at all if you don’t have Cablevision…I don’t…and don’t pay extra to get into the News 12 website. Anyone know how to get a link to this without being a Cablevision subscriber?).

We hope all who visited our farm had a great time, and learned a little bit about farming. The next farm visit is June 2013!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



4. Want to start, continue or expand a school or community garden but need money?

Kids Growing Food School Garden Program - deadline Nov, 16, 2012 – up to $500 plus educational and gardening materials, workshop and webinar opportunities and access to a network of school gardeners
Teachers submit mini-grant proposals
Schools receive a cash award to start or maintain a food garden
http://www.agclassroom.org/ny/programs/kids_growing.htm


Fiskars Project Orange Thumb – deadline Dec 15, 2012 - $5,000 and Fiskars garden tools
Must be part of a community garden or civic organization (school, youth group, treatment center, etc)
For neighborhood beautification thru community gardens, and a possible total makeover for a new community garden…
http://www2.fiskars.com/Activities/Project-Orange-Thumb/Grant-and-Garden-Makeover-Application?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=October%202012%20blast%203%20(3)&utm_content=

Win a school garden from Annie’s - deadline Dec. 15, 2012 - $500 to $1,500
Can apply if you’re a parent, teacher, principal or after school program director
Funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies for a new or existing school garden
http://www.annies.com/school-gardens/grants-for-gardens/grant-application/



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

Week #27
October 25, 2012

1. Sweet Potatoes
2. Broccoli Raab
3. Lettuce: Escarole
4. Snap Beans
5. Peppers, Sweet

Total Items: 6

Herb Share – Oct 2B
Savory AND Sorrel



6. Do you REALLY want that GMO labeling law in California to pass?

You can sign up to call California voters to ask them to vote YES to label GMOs…for free!
http://www.carighttoknow.org/phone_bank



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

Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 28th

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! CSA member Ann Rathkopf (one of the founders of Slow Food Huntington) will be attending, and she’s been there before, so ask her if you have any questions.

10am to 11am

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.
This week, I will be interviewing Kathleen Furey. She is one of the environmental activists educating people about the dangers of GMO’s and working on Proposition 37 in California. She works with the Institute for Responsible Technology and Jeffery Smith as the Tour Coordinator for his California “Truth About GMO’s Speaking Tour.” She was also a researcher for the newly released documentary film Genetic Roulette.

Friday, October 26th

8pm

Spooky Storytelling
Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave
Malverne
$15 (suggested ages 16 and up)
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/475120479185957/
Take a dark journey through the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe in “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary,” a spooky presentation by the Malverne Community Theater!

Saturday, October 27th

11am

Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave
Malverne
FREE
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/475120479185957/

Enjoy a free family fun day, including hayrides, games, and pumpkin picking at the farm on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

12pm

Food Chain Radio
http://metrofarm.com/food-chain-radio

Great topics every week about food, farming, health, etc., and MANY archived topics…last week was Michael Hansen of Consumer’s Union talking about GMOs.

5:30pm

Dr. Helen Caldicott…the medical and political implications of Fukushima
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$10 Members of Healthy Planet/$15 General Public/FREE – Children under 12 years old
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/

5:30pm - Eco Café with live music and food (to buy) from The Purple Elephant, Sweet to Lick Vegan Bakery and Gentle Brew Coffee
7pm – Panel Discussion and Q & A – Karl Grossman, Kevin Kamps and Chris Williams (I’d go just for Karl Grossman)
8pm – Dr Helen Caldicott lecture

8pm

Spooky Storytelling
Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave
Malverne
$15 (suggested ages 16 and up)
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/475120479185957/
Take a dark journey through the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe in “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary,” a spooky presentation by the Malverne Community Theater!

Sunday, October 28th

2pm

A Harvest Homecoming
Dominican Village
565 Albany Ave
Amityville
$40 Adults/$10 Children
For more info and to purchase tickets:
516-842-6000 xt 307
Email: Sofiagardengrow@aol.com

Music, dancing, food, raffles, Chinese auction benefitting Homecoming Farm and Sofia Garden, and honoring Sister Ginny Maguire.


Tuesday, October 30th

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, October 31st

4pm

Boorito!
Chipotle
Any of them
For more info:
http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/boorito/boorito.aspx

Come dressed in costume (you or kids or whoever) to any Chipotle today from 4pm to closing (10pm usually) and you’ll get a taco, burrito, bowl or salad for just TWO DOLLARS!!! Chipotle is donating your $2 to The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to help create a more sustainable and healthy food supply and raise awareness concerning food issues.

PLUS…take a photo of you (or kids, etc) in costume in, or in front of, Chipotle on Halloween and enter the costume contest to win prizes up to $2,500!!!


Thursday, November 1st

10am to 11am

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.
This week, I will be interviewing Jeffrey Smith, author of "Seeds of Deception" and the newly released documentary "Genetic Roulette" on my show, to further discuss the GMO issue and to answer any questions you may have. Remember, my show is recorded live, so you can always call in with questions, and either my guest or I will answer them to the best of our ability. I hope you can join us and participate in this very important discussion!
6pm

NOFA-NY Fall Benefit Cocktail Party
Back Forty
190 Ave B (near 12th St)
NYC
$75 to $1,000
For more info and to get tickets:
https://www.nofany.org/?q=events/regional-events/fall-benefit-cocktail-party
Please join NOFA-NY (the NYS chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association) board members Scott Chaskey (of Quail Hill Farm, Amagansett) and Karen Meara at this fall benefit, honoring Frances Moore Lappe, and Benjamin and Lindsey Shute.
Local and organic wine, beer and cocktails will be served with a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and other small bites. Food and beverages donated by NOFA-NY member farmers and business will be prepared by the talented staff at Back Forty.
7pm

I’m Eating What???
Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting (Huntington, NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (on the northeast corner of Jericho and Elwood Rd…in the strip mall where a Blockbuster used to be)
E Northport
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Check them out on Facebook…
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Join CSA member Vickie Muller (co-founder of this chapter) at this month’s meeting with featured speaker Kathleen Furey, trained by GMO expert Jeffrey Smith talking about GMOs (what are they, labeling and our right to know) and growing our own food. Tea and healthy snacks will be provide but please bring your own mug to help keep us green! 


Sunday, November 11th

11am

Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Cooking Class
The Purple Elephant
81B Ft Salonga Rd
Northport
$40 (includes food and recipes…must be paid in advance)
For more info and to reserve:
631-641-5002

Chef David, owner and chef at The Purple Elephant, and Chef Elyse (raw food chef at Live Island Café), will be sharing their tools, tips and tricks for you to create a delicious vegan feast for the holidays! The class will take place at The Brittania Yachting Center (in the meeting room), behind The Purple Elephant.


Thursday, November 15th

8:30am

Harvesting Opportunities in NY
Hotel Albany
40 Lodge St
Albany
$85
For more info and to register:
http://newyork.farmland.org/harvesting-opportunities

A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support local agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland.

6:30PM

Organic Wine: The Vineyard as an Ecosystem
American Museum of Natural History
Linder Theater
Central Park West and 77th St
NYC
$35
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/adventures-in-the-global-kitchen/organic-wine-the-vineyard-as-an-ecosystem
Sip wine with agronomist, vintner, and co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards Barbara Shinn as she discusses the fostering of organic and biodynamic-based winegrowing and the ways in which harmony amongst the vines brings grace and clarity to the wines. Wine samplings from Shinn Estate will be provided.

Saturday, November 17th

6pm

Starstruck! The UUFH Services Auction
109 Browns Rd
Huntington
For more info:
http://uufh.org/community-life/services-auction/

The UUFH annual Services Auction is a highlight of the year, as well as our major fundraiser. It includes contributions from Green Thumb CSA – Huntington and from the Cinema Arts Centre through CSA member Dylan Skolnick.


Afternoon (more info TBA)
Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture by Gavin Schmidt, climatologist with NASA, on climate change
Healthy Planet
Molloy College
Farmingdale
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/



Sunday, November 18th

9am

The NAVAL Expo
Huntington Hilton
Melville
$20
For more info (if you look at the last one they had in May you’ll get an idea of what they’ll have in November) and to buy tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

All day alternative health expo with many lectures, demo, samplings, etc including Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman! More info TBA.


Friday, November 23rd

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB
90.1FM
Or listen online at:
http://www.wusb.fm/



8. Any pet lovers out there? How about volunteering for, or organizing, a four legged pet food drive???

The animal rights group Best Friends Animal Society is holding its 3rd annual Pet Food Drive with all the Petco stores from October 28th to November 11th (Fridays to Sundays only) to collect food (and maybe we can contribute natural/organic pet foods) to be delivered to food pantries for the holidays.

Here’s the info how to volunteer…(all volunteers will get a $5 off Petco coupon and one volunteer will win a $500 Petco shopping spree for the food bank partner of their choice)
https://petco.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=1209862

Or maybe you’d like to organize one for our neck of the woods at another time…
http://www.bestfriends.org/uploadedFiles/Content/Resources/Resources_for_Rescuers/Help_for_Individuals/HowtoOrganizeFourLeggedFoodDrive.pdf



9. What you actually got last week

Week #26
October 18, 2012

1. Tomatoes, Mini: Grape, Red – 1 pt - $4.25
2. Lettuce: Bibb, Green Leaf – 1 head - $2.75
3. Snap Beans, Yellow/Wax (1 lb) OR Beans: Soy (1/2 lb) – 1 bag - $3.25
4. Eggplant (Japanese, Thai green and others) and Peppers, Sweet (Bell, Hungarian Wax and others) Mix – 2 lb bag - $5.25
5. Senposai* - 1 bunch - $3.00
6. Bitter Melon – 1 – FREE (take it or leave it)

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 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 $32.75 – doesn’t include Aug 9th)

*
About Senposai…
http://www.anchorrunfarm.com/sm_db_item.php?id=10&featuretype=veggie
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds/search.php?cookies=no&listname=Mustard&item=3218&index=6

Recipe…
http://www.wildfrontiermusic.com/senposai.htm
http://summerveg.blogspot.com/2011/07/ginger-senposai-with-orange-bell-pepper.html
http://edibleearthscape.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/senposaijapanese-collardsquick-and-easy-stir-fry/
http://www.morningstarfarmoftaos.com/dox/newsletters/Morning%20Star%20Newsletter%204-21-2009.pdf
http://www.mealsformoderns.com/2010/10/ricotta-gratin-of-senposai-potatoes-and.html
http://vegetablematter.blogspot.com/2009/10/spicy-tofu-with-asian-greens.html



10. Do you shop at Whole Foods?

Sign up for their newsletter so you can get coupons like this one…(every little bit of savings helps!)
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/special-coupon?utm_source=email&utm_medium=&utm_term=Whole%20Deal&utm_content=Promotion&utm_campaign=2012_10_22_Coupon_TestB



11. Help change the world with a click of your mouse!

Sign petition to encourage “organic” and “natural” companies to put their money where their mouths are and financially support the effort to pass GMO labeling in California!
Pro-GMO companies have contributed about $35 million to not label GMO foods and the natural and organic guys have come up with about $4 million (apparently Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Stonyfield Yogurt have contributed nothing so far)…
http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/08/prop37/

Ask the FDA to ban GMO Salmon…
http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10606

Do you shop at Trader Joe’s? Whether you do or not (but especially if you do), ask Trader Joe’s to support GMO labeling…
http://action.sumofus.org/a/proposition-37/31/89/

Help protect the Clean Water Act…
https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=318&autologin=true

Clean air = no schmutz on vegetables!
https://secure3.convio.net/lcv/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=903&JServSessionIdr004=k2ar1oruo3.app332b

keep speaking out against soot pollution
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1997&autologin=true&utm_source=EDF%20action%20network&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&JServSessionIdr004=oqjec2uqr2.app305b

tell BP to pay for the mess they made in the Gulf!
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2035&autologin=true&utm_source=EDF%20action%20network&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&JServSessionIdr004=0x0gzaul64.app304b

Protect our families from toxic chemicals thru the passage of the Safe Chemicals Act, as supported by the League of Conservation Voters
https://secure3.convio.net/lcv/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=847&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=6eqbeiryr4.app331b

tell Senators that you want oversight regarding toxic chemicals
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2033&autologin=true&utm_source=EDF%20action%20network&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&JServSessionIdr004=yk4ce7ufv6.app304b

ask Senators to support conservations efforts within the Farm Bill
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1989&autologin=true&utm_source=EDF%20action%20network&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&JServSessionIdr004=e42k4bujy5.app304b

stand up against plane pollution!
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1985&autologin=true&utm_source=EDF%20action%20network&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&JServSessionIdr004=0c3amvunf2.app306b

tell senators again to stand up against aviation pollution to help stop climate change!
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1985&autologin=true&utm_source=EDF%20action%20network&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&JServSessionIdr004=3qjrqcupj1.app341b

They want to destroy this mountain in West Virginia for coal and pollute the water surrounding it forever…just say no…
http://ilovemountains.org/protect-blair-mountain



12. And now for something completely different…

If you’re a fan of Japanese food, check out Monster Roll…fun short that will hopefully turn into a feature length movie.
http://vimeo.com/45725037

Oddest food museums around the world (and one is in NY State!)…
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/best-in-travel-2013/oddest-food-museums/

Woman finds live frog in bag of pre-washed, ready-to-eat (for the frog  ) Lettuce Mix bought at a Walmart (see the video)…and some folks eat this stuff right out of the bag without washing it again (please don’t!)…
http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/video-woman-finds-live-frog-in-bagged-salad/vgRfw/

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Autumn!

Anybody out there make it to our farm over the weekend for the farm tour and Pumpkin picking? Want to share your thoughts/photos? Let me know! I ended up with a wicked cold so didn’t make it (boo-hoo!).

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups).

Bulk Certified Organic Paste (Roma) Tomatoes available from our farm…$45 per 20 lb box (to place an order, call the farm at 631-726-1900 between 9am to 5pm and be ready to pay with a credit card).
Here’s some Tomato talk from the folks at the NYC Greenmarkets…
Forget proper storage, eat this fruit immediately! We suggest tomato sandwiches, mozzarella and tomato salad, tomato soup, tomato pie, salsa, gazpacho, tomato sauce, tomato juice, fried green tomatoes and plain old tomatoes eaten as is, or with a dash of salt. If you get a little overwhelmed by this steady diet, follow the lead of Greenmarket staff and host a tomato canning party at your house. Each September we pile into our co-worker's Brooklyn backyard and set up an assembly line to scald, peel, seed and can as many flats as we can get our hands on. If a perfect, local tomato is a treat in September, it's a bona fide treasure in the middle of March!

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 56) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. 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.

This week’s email includes…

1. HELP! Can anyone work at the CSA today from 5:30pm to 7:30pm?
2. Bags and you
3. New article by Michael Pollan about GMOs
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. How to store vegetables for the winter
6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
7. What you actually got last week
8. And now…for something completely different


1. HELP! Can anyone work at the CSA today from 5:30pm to 7:30pm?

I have a cold/flu and it would be a good thing if I didn’t have to be at the CSA today (beyond opening up the CSA and closing up…and I have help to get that done).

If you can fill in today please…
1. respond to this email before 1pm today
2. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm today
3. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm
4. show up a little before 5:30pm and tell me to go home! 

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. 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.



3. New article by Michael Pollan about GMOs

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/magazine/why-californias-proposition-37-should-matter-to-anyone-who-cares-about-food.html?WT.mc_id=NYT-L-P-FOOD-MAG-101412-L4



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

Week #26
October 18, 2012

1. Tomatoes, Mini
2. Eggplant
3. Lettuce
4. Snap Beans, Yellow/Wax OR Beans: Soy
5. Peppers, Sweet
6. Senposai*

Total Items: 6

*
About Senposai…
http://www.anchorrunfarm.com/sm_db_item.php?id=10&featuretype=veggie
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds/search.php?cookies=no&listname=Mustard&item=3218&index=6

Recipe…
http://www.wildfrontiermusic.com/senposai.htm
http://summerveg.blogspot.com/2011/07/ginger-senposai-with-orange-bell-pepper.html
http://edibleearthscape.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/senposaijapanese-collardsquick-and-easy-stir-fry/
http://www.morningstarfarmoftaos.com/dox/newsletters/Morning%20Star%20Newsletter%204-21-2009.pdf
http://www.mealsformoderns.com/2010/10/ricotta-gratin-of-senposai-potatoes-and.html
http://vegetablematter.blogspot.com/2009/10/spicy-tofu-with-asian-greens.html



5. How to store vegetables for the winter

Great article and great website…
http://awaytogarden.com/how-to-store-garden-vegetables-for-winter



6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
.
Thursday, October 18th

10am to 11am

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 my guest will be Jonny Dubowsky, the musician and Founder of Rock’n Renew, a non-profit organization that helps musicians, students, and their communities live and act in sustainable ways. Recognizing the connection between the health of culture and the health of the planet, Rock’n Renew uses art and music to generate excitement about green solutions as they custom-design eco-blueprints for concert tours, schools, businesses, and events. I’m really excited to have Jonny on my show, because getting young people involved in the sustainability movement is so important, and he has found a way!

Friday, October 19th

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB-FM 90.1FM
Or listen online:
http://www.wusb.fm/stream


Saturday, October 20th

Noon

Wellness Walk/Lunch Party
Cactus Salon
258 Main St
Huntington
FREE
For more info and to register:
http://www.navelexpo.com/events/wellness-walk-lunch-party
Please join me, Alex Lubarsky (organizer of the Naval Expo…see Nov.18th), and a few of my close friends, in front of the Cactus Salon, as we help shift our national attention from disease to wellness. Join us, as we lay the foundation for an event that will eventually draw thousands of like-minded people, as well as the national media. Let's give being well, and the proactive approaches to vitality, fitness, lasting beauty and longevity, the attention it deserves.
Everyone who attends will receive 2 free tickets to the NAVEL expo, lunch complements of the Berry Healthy Cafe, NutraFit Wraps & Live Island Cafe, an opportunity to make a difference as you network with the leaders in the wellness arena.
1pm

Pour to the Core
Peconic Bay Winery
31320 Main Rd
Cutchogue
$40
For more info and to buy tickets:
http://www.pourthecore.com/index.html

Fee includes parking, admission, seminars, and tasting for 30+ local and international hard Ciders.


Sunday, October 21st

11am

Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s Fall Festival
480 Hempstead Ave.
Malverne
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/335323689898091/
For the third year, Crossroads will host a fun-filled event with hayrides, pumpkin picking, storytelling, antique engines & fire trucks, farm animals, live music, and face painting. Come visit one of Nassau’s last remaining farms for a great family event plus an exclusive “Made on Long Island” Market, and don’t forget to purchase your share of beautiful fall produce picked fresh from the fields!

Tuesday, October 23rd

6pm

Taste of the Harvest
Crest Hollow Country Club
Jericho Tpke
Woodbury
$295
For more info and to buy tickets:
http://www.islandharvest.org/page.aspx?name=fundraisingevents&eventid=123

Island Harvest is celebrating 20 years of service fighting hunger and touching lives, and honoring Stop and Shop.

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, October 24th

Food Day!
For more info and to get involved…
http://www.foodday.org/
And to find an event…
http://www.foodday.org/all_events

I notice that there’s nothing happening anywhere near Huntington (thoughts for all you food activists for next year…myself included), and the events I see scheduled are connected to schools, hospitals and social service agencies. We can do better than this! 

5pm

The Future of Food: 2050
US Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC
For more info and to get involved…
http://www.foodday.org/
To reserve a seat…
http://www.foodday.org/2012_marquee_event?utm_campaign=rsvp_marquee_ev&recruiter_id=109&utm_medium=email&utm_source=foodday
• Dr. Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture
• Eric Meade, Vice President and Senior Futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures
• A.G. Kawamura, farmer, former California Secretary of Agriculture
• Dr. Catherine Badgley, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
What will we be eating in the year 2050? How will that food be produced? Where is the food movement going? Food Day’s national marquee event conference will bring together forward-thinking experts on agriculture policy, nutrition, and sustainability to discuss the future of Americans’ diet and food system.

7:30pm

Plant-based Nutrition
UUFH
109 Browns Rd
Huntington
FREE

Do you want to learn more about the health benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition? In 2 lectures/discussions and 1 cooking demonstration, Nina G, D.O. will cover diseases of affluence and the impact of diet, healthy ethical eating and foods the whole family will love. Helpful tips on being good stewards to animals and our planet.


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 28th

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! CSA member Ann Rathkopf (one of the founders of Slow Food Huntington) will be attending, and she’s been there before, so ask her if you have any questions.

10am to 11am

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.
This week, I will be interviewing Kathleen Furey. She is one of the environmental activists educating people about the dangers of GMO’s and working on Proposition 37 in California. She works with the Institute for Responsible Technology and Jeffery Smith as the Tour Coordinator for his California “Truth About GMO’s Speaking Tour.” She was also a researcher for the newly released documentary film Genetic Roulette.

Friday, October 26th

8pm

Spooky Storytelling
Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave
Malverne
$15 (suggested ages 16 and up)
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/475120479185957/
Take a dark journey through the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe in “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary,” a spooky presentation by the Malverne Community Theater!

Saturday, October 27th

11am

Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave
Malverne
FREE
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/475120479185957/

Enjoy a free family fun day, including hayrides, games, and pumpkin picking at the farm on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

7pm

Dr. Helen Caldicott…the medical and political implications of Fukushima
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/

8pm

Spooky Storytelling
Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave
Malverne
$15 (suggested ages 16 and up)
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/events/475120479185957/
Take a dark journey through the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe in “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary,” a spooky presentation by the Malverne Community Theater!

Sunday, October 28th

2pm

A Harvest Homecoming
Dominican Village
565 Albany Ave
Amityville
$40 Adults/$10 Children
For more info and to purchase tickets:
516-842-6000 xt 307
Email: Sofiagardengrow@aol.com

Music, dancing, food, raffles, Chinese auction benefitting Homecoming Farm and Sofia Garden, and honoring Sister Ginny Maguire.


Wednesday, October 31st

4pm

Boorito!
Chipotle
Any of them
For more info:
http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/boorito/boorito.aspx

Come dressed in costume (you or kids or whoever) to any Chipotle today from 4pm to closing (10pm usually) and you’ll get a taco, burrito, bowl or salad for just TWO DOLLARS!!! Chipotle is donating your $2 to The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to help create a more sustainable and healthy food supply and raise awareness concerning food issues.

PLUS…take a photo of you (or kids, etc) in costume in, or in front of, Chipotle on Halloween and enter the costume contest to win prizes up to $2,500!!!


Thursday, November 1st

6pm

NOFA-NY Fall Benefit Cocktail Party
Back Forty
190 Ave B (near 12th St)
NYC
$75 to $1,000
For more info and to get tickets:
https://www.nofany.org/?q=events/regional-events/fall-benefit-cocktail-party
Please join NOFA-NY (the NYS chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association) board members Scott Chaskey (of Quail Hill Farm, Amagansett) and Karen Meara at this fall benefit, honoring Frances Moore Lappe, and Benjamin and Lindsey Shute.
Local and organic wine, beer and cocktails will be served with a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and other small bites. Food and beverages donated by NOFA-NY member farmers and business will be prepared by the talented staff at Back Forty.
7pm

GMOs!
Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting (Huntington, NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (on the northeast corner of Jericho and Elwood Rd…in the strip mall where a Blockbuster used to be)
E Northport
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Check them out on Facebook…
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Join CSA member Vickie Muller (co-founder of this chapter) at this month’s meeting with featured speaker Kathleen Furey, trained by GMO expert Jeffrey Smith.


Sunday, November 11th

11am

Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Cooking Class
The Purple Elephant
81B Ft Salonga Rd
Northport
$40 (includes food and recipes…must be paid in advance)
For more info and to reserve:
631-641-5002

Chef David, owner and chef at The Purple Elephant, and Chef Elyse (raw food chef at Live Island Café), will be sharing their tools, tips and tricks for you to create a delicious vegan feast for the holidays! The class will take place at The Brittania Yachting Center (in the meeting room), behind The Purple Elephant.


Thursday, November 15th

8:30am

Harvesting Opportunities in NY
Hotel Albany
40 Lodge St
Albany
$85
For more info and to register:
http://newyork.farmland.org/harvesting-opportunities

A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support local agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland.

6:30PM

Organic Wine: The Vineyard as an Ecosystem
American Museum of Natural History
Linder Theater
Central Park West and 77th St
NYC
$35
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/adventures-in-the-global-kitchen/organic-wine-the-vineyard-as-an-ecosystem
Sip wine with agronomist, vintner, and co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards Barbara Shinn as she discusses the fostering of organic and biodynamic-based winegrowing and the ways in which harmony amongst the vines brings grace and clarity to the wines. Wine samplings from Shinn Estate will be provided.

Saturday, November 17th

6pm

Starstruck! The UUFH Services Auction
109 Browns Rd
Huntington
For more info:
http://uufh.org/community-life/services-auction/

The UUFH annual Services Auction is a highlight of the year, as well as our major fundraiser. It includes contributions from Green Thumb CSA – Huntington and from the Cinema Arts Centre through CSA member Dylan Skolnick.


Sunday, November 18th

9am

The NAVAL Expo
Huntington Hilton
Melville
$20
For more info (if you look at the last one they had in May you’ll get an idea of what they’ll have in November) and to buy tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

All day alternative health expo with many lectures, demo, samplings, etc including Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman! More info TBA.

Afternoon (more info TBA)
Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/



7. What you actually got last week

Week #25
October 11, 2012

1. Tomatoes: Mix – up to 2 lbs - $5.25
2. Leeks – 1 bunch - $3.50
3. Pak Choi* - 1 bunch - $2.75
4. Snap Beans, Yellow/Wax – ¾ lb - $2.75
5. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lbs - $4.50

Total Items: 5
Total Amount: $18.75 (We pay $17.50 per week to our farmer for the food we get every week. Today we’ve gotten $1.25 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 $31.75 – doesn’t include Aug 9th)

*
See Bok Choi Veggie Info Sheet

Herb Share – Oct 1A
Thyme AND Rosemary



8. And now for something completely different…

New Symphony of Science video about climate change…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHP9Rh-ooh0

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Autumn!

Can you help out a fellow CSA member? Marissa Waller needs someone to hold her CSA shares till Friday.

She actually picks up three CSA shares (her one share and her mom’s two shares) but if you don’t have room in your fridge (which I imagine most people wouldn’t…unless you have an extra fridge in your garage or basement and in that case…you might have room), the temperature isn’t too bad to leave the food unrefrigerated in your basement or garage as the night time lows will be in the 40s (fridge temp) and the day is in the 50s. And bottom line, if you can only handle the one share…that would be fine too. If choose to accept this mission , please reply to this email before 1pm today (or call 631-421-4864 before 1pm today or call the CSA at 631-385-1079 after 3pm), or talk to the person at the sign-in table at the CSA. I’ll email Marissa’s contact info and vice versa with yours.

THIS SATURDAY IS OUR CSA FARM TOUR!!! See below under #5 on Saturday, October 13th.

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups).

Bulk Certified Organic Paste (Roma) Tomatoes available from our farm…$45 per 20 lb box (to place an order, call the farm at 631-726-1900 between 9am to 5pm and be ready to pay with a credit card).

Here’s some Tomato talk from the folks at the NYC Greenmarkets…
Forget proper storage, eat this fruit immediately! We suggest tomato sandwiches, mozzarella and tomato salad, tomato soup, tomato pie, salsa, gazpacho, tomato sauce, tomato juice, fried green tomatoes and plain old tomatoes eaten as is, or with a dash of salt. If you get a little overwhelmed by this steady diet, follow the lead of Greenmarket staff and host a tomato canning party at your house. Each September we pile into our co-worker's Brooklyn backyard and set up an assembly line to scald, peel, seed and can as many flats as we can get our hands on. If a perfect, local tomato is a treat in September, it's a bona fide treasure in the middle of March!

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 56) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. 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.

This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. Bags and you
3. News from the Farm
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
6. What you actually got last week
7. 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. 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.



3. News from the Farm

October 1, 2012

September is over and our summer crops are coming to an end. We still have a few more summer Squashes, Tomatoes, Eggplants and Peppers, but all of these will be done very soon.

We will have Snap Beans until the end of October if the weather cooperates. Our Sweet Potato crop has been dug and looks very good! We’ll be bringing in lots of these over the next two months.

Some fall greens have started to arrive but several types have been newly discovered by our local deer population, and they are enjoying them immensely. Broccoli Raab, Pak Choi, Mizuna, Winter Radishes, Daikon, all will be in short supply because of the deer.

The Annual CSA Fall Farm Tour, wagon ride and Pumpkin picking will be this Saturday, October 13th. See #5 under Saturday, October 13th for details. Call for reservations! Call the farm at 631-726-1900 between 9:30am and 4:30pm only! It’s your last chance to see the farm this season and chat with Farmer Bill. We hope everyone can make it!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



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

Week #25
October 11, 2012

1. Tomatoes
2. Leeks
3. Pak Choi*
4. Snap Beans, Yellow/Wax
5. Sweet Potatoes

Total Items: 5

*
See Bok Choi Veggie Info Sheet

Herb Share – Oct 1A
Thyme AND Rosemary



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

Thursday, October 11th

10am to 11am

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 my guest will be Sandor Ellix Katz, a self-taught fermentation experimentalist and author of Wild Fermentation - which Newsweek called the "fermenting bible". Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across the country, sharing his knowledge and demystify home fermentation. His new book, The Art of Fermentation, takes it one step further, sharing stories and history, while guiding anyone willing, into the wild arena of fermentation.


Friday, October 12th

4pm

Beer Tasting and Growler Fill (Great South Bay Brewery)
Syosset Beverage
600 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
Growlers: $11 to $15
For more info:
516-496-7271
www.Greatsouthbaybrewery.com

7pm

Pumpkin Palooza 2012 (pumpkin beers including Great South Bay Brewery)
Loyal Dog Ale House
288 E Montauk Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
For more info:
631-225-1535
www.theloyaldogalehouse.com


Saturday, October 13th

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!

10:30am

Green Thumb Farm CSA Annual Farm Tour and Pumpkin Picking
829 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill
FREE
To make your reservation:
631-726-1900 (M to Su from 9:30am to 4:30pm)

Tour schedule: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.

We do a riding tour on a farm wagon pulled by a tractor. We ride around the farm stopping to see our fall crops, some of our farming equipment, then up to a field where each person that comes can pick up a Pumpkin to take home (FYI - they are not organic and they are not grown on the farm). There is no charge for the tour or Pumpkin, but reservations are required since seating is limited on each wagon. Our tour is open to current CSA member and their immediate families only! If you are sharing a CSA share with someone, only one person/family can attend and you need to use the name of the person that is the CSA member. This is the last chance in 2012 to see a part of our farm, talk to farmer Bill, and ask any questions you might have about the farm, the food, and any gardening questions you might have (for starters you could ask why the Pumpkins aren’t organic and why they aren’t grown on the farm ).

12pm

Long Ireland in-store Tasting
StonyBrook Beverage
710 Rt. 25A
Setauket, NY 11733
For more info:
631-941-4545
www.longirelandbeer.com

1pm

Barrier Brewing Tasting
Big Z Beverage
1675 Jericho Tpke.
Huntington, NY 11743
FREE
631-499-3479
For more info:
www.bigzbeverage.com


Tuesday, October 16th

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.


Thursday, October 18th

10am to 11am

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 my guest will be Jonny Dubowsky, the musician and Founder of Rock’n Renew, a non-profit organization that helps musicians, students, and their communities live and act in sustainable ways. Recognizing the connection between the health of culture and the health of the planet, Rock’n Renew uses art and music to generate excitement about green solutions as they custom-design eco-blueprints for concert tours, schools, businesses, and events. I’m really excited to have Jonny on my show, because getting young people involved in the sustainability movement is so important, and he has found a way!

Friday, October 19th

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB-FM 90.1FM
Or listen online:
http://www.wusb.fm/stream


Saturday, October 20th

1pm

Pour to the Core
Peconic Bay Winery
31320 Main Rd
Cutchogue
$40
For more info and to buy tickets:
http://www.pourthecore.com/index.html

Fee includes parking, admission, seminars, and tasting for 30+ local and international hard Ciders.


Tuesday, October 23rd

6pm

Taste of the Harvest
Crest Hollow Country Club
Jericho Tpke
Woodbury
$295
For more info and to buy tickets:
http://www.islandharvest.org/page.aspx?name=fundraisingevents&eventid=123

Island Harvest is celebrating 20 years of service fighting hunger and touching lives, and honoring Stop and Shop.


Wednesday, October 24th

Food Day!
For more info and to get involved…
http://www.foodday.org/

5pm

The Future of Food: 2050
US Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC
For more info and to get involved…
http://www.foodday.org/
To reserve a seat…
http://www.foodday.org/2012_marquee_event?utm_campaign=rsvp_marquee_ev&recruiter_id=109&utm_medium=email&utm_source=foodday
• Dr. Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture
• Eric Meade, Vice President and Senior Futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures
• A.G. Kawamura, farmer, former California Secretary of Agriculture
• Dr. Catherine Badgley, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
What will we be eating in the year 2050? How will that food be produced? Where is the food movement going? Food Day’s national marquee event conference will bring together forward-thinking experts on agriculture policy, nutrition, and sustainability to discuss the future of Americans’ diet and food system.


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 28th

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! CSA member Ann Rathkopf (one of the founders of Slow Food Huntington) will be attending, and she’s been there before, so ask her if you have any questions.


Saturday, October 27th

7pm

Dr. Helen Caldicott…the medical and political implications of Fukushima
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Sunday, October 28th

2pm

A Harvest Homecoming
Dominican Village
565 Albany Ave
Amityville
$40 Adults/$10 Children
For more info and to purchase tickets:
516-842-6000 xt 307
Email: Sofiagardengrow@aol.com

Music, dancing, food, raffles, Chinese auction benefitting Homecoming Farm and Sofia Garden, and honoring Sister Ginny Maguire.


Wednesday, October 31st

4pm

Boorito!
Chipotle
Any of them
For more info:
http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/boorito/boorito.aspx

Come dressed in costume (you or kids or whoever) to any Chipotle today from 4pm to closing (10pm usually) and you’ll get a taco, burrito, bowl or salad for just TWO DOLLARS!!! Chipotle is donating your $2 to The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to help create a more sustainable and healthy food supply and raise awareness concerning food issues.

PLUS…take a photo of you (or kids, etc) in costume in, or in front of, Chipotle on Halloween and enter the costume contest to win prizes up to $2,500!!!


Thursday, November 1st

7pm

GMOs!
Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting (Huntington, NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (on the northeast corner of Jericho and Elwood Rd…in the strip mall where a Blockbuster used to be)
E Northport
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Check them out on Facebook…
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Join CSA member Vickie Muller (co-founder of this chapter) at this month’s meeting with featured speaker Kathleen Furey, trained by GMO expert Jeffrey Smith.


Thursday, November 15th

8:30am

Harvesting Opportunities in NY
Hotel Albany
40 Lodge St
Albany
$85
For more info and to register:
http://newyork.farmland.org/harvesting-opportunities

A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support local agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland.


Sunday, November 18th

9am

The NAVAL Expo
Huntington Hilton
Melville
$20
For more info (if you look at the last one they had in May you’ll get an idea of what they’ll have in November) and to buy tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

All day alternative health expo with many lectures, demo, samplings, etc including Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman! More info TBA.

Afternoon (more info TBA)
Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/



6. What you actually got last week

Week #24
October 4, 2012

1. Tomatoes, Mini: Grape, Yellow OR Pear, Red OR Pear, Yellow – 1 pt - $4.25
2. Arugula – 1 bunch - $2.75
3. Lettuce: Romaine – 1 head - $2.75
4. Snap Beans: Dragon Tongue, Green OR Romano – ¾ lb - $2.75
5. Scallions – 1 bunch - $2.75
6. Celeriac (Celery Root) – 1 - $1.25
7. Greens, Mustard: Red – 1 bunch - $2.75
8. Bitter Melon – 1 – no charge (so take it or leave it)

Total Items: 7
Total Amount: $19.25 (We pay $17.50 per week to our farmer for the food we get every week. Today we’ve gotten $1.75 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 $30.50 – doesn’t include Aug 9th)



7. And now for something completely different…

Hope you like Christopher Walken…

Cooking with Christopher Walken…Chicken and Pears…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScdUht-pM6s

Cooking with Christopher Walken parody from Australia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J06BU6Fj6Qs

Updated Chicken and Pear recipe with Christopher Walken & Richard Belzer (was at the Cinema Arts Centre last night)…
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/c3f5101381/cooking-with-christopher-walken
The dog with the Belz is Bebe, his constant companion that he found wandering the streets of France (yes, he brought Bebe to the Cinema Arts Centre).

Christopher Walken has a history with the food world as he grew up around his folks bakery in Astoria, Queens…Walkens Bakery…where he worked with Lidia Bastianich!
http://www.thefoodsection.com/foodsection/2010/08/who-knew-lidia-bastianich-and-christopher-walken.html

Walken as he revisits his old neighborhood where the bakery used to be and talks about his father, the baker…
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2010/04/19/100419ta_talk_stevenson



But if you don’t like Christopher Walken, try this…

Wine glass orchestra! Ad for an Italian wine…how cool is this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcI5Y3a4p3I
This piece was composed by Mario Bajardi…not sure how this was performed…if it was composed and dubbed, or from sampled sounds, or live, but whatever it is…it was still cool!
http://www.mariobajardi.com/about.html

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Autumn!

And a Happy National Fair Trade Month as well! If you sign up for emails from Ben & Jerry’s you might get the coupon I just did…buy any size cone with a Ben & Jerry’s flavor Ice Cream that has Fair Trade ingredients in it from one of their scoop shops and get another of the same size free!
http://www.benjerry.com/

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups).

Bulk Certified Organic Paste (Roma) Tomatoes available from our farm…$45 per 20 lb box (to place an order, call the farm at 631-726-1900 between 9am to 5pm and be ready to pay with a credit card).

Here’s some Tomato talk from the folks at the NYC Greenmarkets…
Forget proper storage, eat this fruit immediately! We suggest tomato sandwiches, mozzarella and tomato salad, tomato soup, tomato pie, salsa, gazpacho, tomato sauce, tomato juice, fried green tomatoes and plain old tomatoes eaten as is, or with a dash of salt. If you get a little overwhelmed by this steady diet, follow the lead of Greenmarket staff and host a tomato canning party at your house. Each September we pile into our co-worker's Brooklyn backyard and set up an assembly line to scald, peel, seed and can as many flats as we can get our hands on. If a perfect, local tomato is a treat in September, it's a bona fide treasure in the middle of March!

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 56) managed to find three 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.

This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. Anybody still have those Soybeans in the fridge?
3. Bags and you
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. There’s HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in what???
6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
7. Click here and help change our world!
8. Baby Food Recipes (pass it on if you don’t have a baby!)
9. What you actually got last week
10. 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. Anybody still have those Soybeans in the fridge?

Great suggestions so this one is a keeper…
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/dining/how-to-cook-everything-edamame-snacks-that-are-simple-to-make.html?ref=dining&_r=0



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 #24
October 4, 2012

1. Tomatoes, Mini
2. Arugula – 1 bunch
3. Lettuce: Romaine – 1 head
4. Snap Beans, Green
5. Scallions – 1 bunch
6. Celeriac (Celery Root)
7. Greens, Mustard: Red – 1 bunch

Total Items: 7



5. There’s HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in what???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/04/corn-syrup-foods-high-fructose-_n_1854790.html?utm_campaign=090512&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-healthy-living&utm_content=FullStory#slide=1467578




6. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
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Thursday, October 4th

10am to 11am

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 my guest will be Amie Hamlin. Amie is the Executive Director of New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF). NYCHSF is a statewide nonprofit that works to improve the health and well-being of New York's students by advocating for healthy plant-based foods, comprehensive nutrition policy, and education to create food and health literate students.

7pm

Nutrition for Children’s Health
Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting (Huntington, NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (on the northeast corner of Jericho and Elwood Rd…in the strip mall where a Blockbuster used to be)
E Northport
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Check them out on Facebook…
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Join CSA member Vickie Muller (co-founder of this chapter) at this month’s meeting with featured speaker David Pollack, DC, from the Creating Wellness Center in Commack.


Friday, October 5th

4pm

Beer Tasting and Growler Fills (Great South Bay Brewery)
South Fork Beverage
1526 Montauk Highway
Mastic, NY 11950
631-399-1700
Growlers $11 to $15
http://www.greatsouthbaybrewery.com/home.php


Saturday, October 6th

7am

Plant & Sing
Sylvester Manor
Shelter Island
$25 Adults/$10 Students (8 to 21)/FREE Children 7 and younger
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.plantandsing.com/wp/

A weekend of workshops, music (Bela Fleck), good food and fun for the whole family!

12pm

Port Jefferson Brewing Company’s First Anniversary Party
Port Jeff Brewing Company
22 Mill Creek Road
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
877-475-2739
For more info:
http://portjeffbrewing.com/

1pm

Long Ireland Tasting
Big Z Beverage
1675 Jericho Tpke.
Huntington, NY 11743
FREE
For more info:
http://bigzbeverage.com/Events.php

2pm to 5pm

Growing Backyard Fruits, a Workshop and Tasting
387 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
$35
To register:
Mail a check to Lee Reich at the above address and include your email address and phone number in case of the need to cancel due to severe weather
Questions:
Email Lee: leeareich@gmail.com
Call Lee at 845-255-0417

Join fruit master, Lee Reich, in his garden. You can harvest DELECTABLE, ORGANIC, NO-SPRAY FRUITS right in your own BACKYARD. This workshop will cover which hardy fruits are best and easiest to grow, and how to grow them. Participants will also get to taste luscious fruits such as pawpaws, persimmons, hardy kiwifruit, and whatever else is ripe (grapes?, pears?, aki-gumi?, lingonberry?, medlar?)!
Check out his blog and website for other events…
http://leereich.com/
http://leereich.blogspot.com/


Sunday, October 6th

7am

Plant & Sing
Sylvester Manor
Shelter Island
$25 Adults/$10 Students (8 to 21)/FREE Children 7 and younger
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.plantandsing.com/wp/

Garlic planting day!


Tuesday, October 9th

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.

7:30pm

Let’s Eat! Food on Film presents…Sushi: The Global Catch
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
$10 Members/$15 General Public (includes reception)
For more info, to watch the trailer, and get info about purchasing tickets in advance (these events often sell out):
http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/sushi-the-global-catch/

CSA members Dylan Skolnick (Cinema Arts Centre) and Ann Rathkopf (Slow Food Huntington) are co-presenting this important documentary. Sushi is more popular than ever, and no fish is more beloved by connoisseurs than Blue Fin Tuna, but that fish and many other favorites are in danger of being over-fished to extinction. This fascinating new documentary explores how we can all enjoy this delicacy and preserve the ocean.


Wednesday, October 10th

6:30pm

Plant a Healthy School Lunch…
The NY Coalition for Healthy School Food’s Fall Gala
NY Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Ave (at 103rd St)
NYC
$100
For more info about NY Coalition for Healthy School Food:
http://www.healthylunches.org/
For more info about the gala:
http://www.healthylunches.org/events.htm

Ex-Long Islander Amie Hamlin is the Executive Director of this organization, and Joy Pierson (of Candle Café and Candle 79) is their board chair. A lot of the food at this event will be organic, local, vegan and raw (check the website and look who’d providing it).


Thursday, October 11th

10am to 11am

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 my guest will be Sandor Ellix Katz, a self-taught fermentation experimentalist and author of Wild Fermentation - which Newsweek called the "fermenting bible". Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across the country, sharing his knowledge and demystify home fermentation. His new book, The Art of Fermentation, takes it one step further, sharing stories and history, while guiding anyone willing, into the wild arena of fermentation.


Friday, October 12th

4pm

Beer Tasting and Growler Fill (Great South Bay Brewery)
Syosset Beverage
600 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
Growlers: $11 to $15
For more info:
516-496-7271
www.Greatsouthbaybrewery.com

7pm

Pumpkin Palooza 2012 (pumpkin beers including Great South Bay Brewery)
Loyal Dog Ale House
288 E Montauk Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
For more info:
631-225-1535
www.theloyaldogalehouse.com


Saturday, October 13th

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!

10:30am

Green Thumb Farm CSA Annual Farm Tour and Pumpkin Picking
829 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill
FREE
To make your reservation:
631-726-1900 (M to Su from 9:30am to 4:30pm)

Tour schedule: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.

We do a riding tour on a farm wagon pulled by a tractor. We ride around the farm stopping to see our fall crops, some of our farming equipment, then up to a field where each person that comes can pick up a Pumpkin to take home (FYI - they are not organic and they are not grown on the farm). There is no charge for the tour or Pumpkin, but reservations are required since seating is limited on each wagon. Our tour is open to current CSA member and their immediate families only! If you are sharing a CSA share with someone, only one person/family can attend and you need to use the name of the person that is the CSA member. This is the last chance in 2012 to see a part of our farm, talk to farmer Bill, and ask any questions you might have about the farm, the food, and any gardening questions you might have (for starters you could ask why the Pumpkins aren’t organic and why they aren’t grown on the farm ).

12pm

Long Ireland in-store Tasting
StonyBrook Beverage
710 Rt. 25A
Setauket, NY 11733
For more info:
631-941-4545
www.longirelandbeer.com

1pm

Barrier Brewing Tasting
Big Z Beverage
1675 Jericho Tpke.
Huntington, NY 11743
FREE
631-499-3479
For more info:
www.bigzbeverage.com


Friday, October 19th

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB-FM 90.1FM
Or listen online:
http://www.wusb.fm/stream


Saturday, October 20th

1pm

Pour to the Core
Peconic Bay Winery
31320 Main Rd
Cutchogue
$40
For more info and to buy tickets:
http://www.pourthecore.com/index.html

Fee includes parking, admission, seminars, and tasting for 30+ local and international hard Ciders.


Tuesday, October 23rd

6pm

Taste of the Harvest
Crest Hollow Country Club
Jericho Tpke
Woodbury
$295
For more info and to buy tickets:
http://www.islandharvest.org/page.aspx?name=fundraisingevents&eventid=123

Island Harvest is celebrating 20 years of service fighting hunger and touching lives, and honoring Stop and Shop.


Wednesday, October 24th

Food Day!
For more info and to get involved…
http://www.foodday.org/

5pm

The Future of Food: 2050
US Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC
For more info and to get involved…
http://www.foodday.org/
To reserve a seat…
http://www.foodday.org/2012_marquee_event?utm_campaign=rsvp_marquee_ev&recruiter_id=109&utm_medium=email&utm_source=foodday
• Dr. Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture
• Eric Meade, Vice President and Senior Futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures
• A.G. Kawamura, farmer, former California Secretary of Agriculture
• Dr. Catherine Badgley, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
What will we be eating in the year 2050? How will that food be produced? Where is the food movement going? Food Day’s national marquee event conference will bring together forward-thinking experts on agriculture policy, nutrition, and sustainability to discuss the future of Americans’ diet and food system.


Thursday, October 25th to Sunday, October 28th

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! CSA member Ann Rathkopf (one of the founders of Slow Food Huntington) will be attending, and she’s been there before, so ask her if you have any questions.


Saturday, October 27th

7pm

Dr. Helen Caldicott…the medical and political implications of Fukushima
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Sunday, October 28th

2pm

A Harvest Homecoming
Dominican Village
565 Albany Ave
Amityville
$40 Adults/$10 Children
For more info and to purchase tickets:
516-842-6000 xt 307
Email: Sofiagardengrow@aol.com

Music, dancing, food, raffles, Chinese auction benefitting Homecoming Farm and Sofia Garden, and honoring Sister Ginny Maguire.


Thursday, November 1st

7pm

GMOs!
Holistic Moms Network Monthly Meeting (Huntington, NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (on the northeast corner of Jericho and Elwood Rd…in the strip mall where a Blockbuster used to be)
E Northport
FREE
For more info:
www.holisticmoms.org
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
Check them out on Facebook…
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967

Join CSA member Vickie Muller (co-founder of this chapter) at this month’s meeting with featured speaker Kathleen Furey, trained by GMO expert Jeffrey Smith.


Thursday, November 15th

8:30am

Harvesting Opportunities in NY
Hotel Albany
40 Lodge St
Albany
$85
For more info and to register:
http://newyork.farmland.org/harvesting-opportunities

A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support local agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland.


Sunday, November 18th

9am

The NAVAL Expo
Huntington Hilton
Melville
$20
For more info (if you look at the last one they had in May you’ll get an idea of what they’ll have in November) and to buy tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

All day alternative health expo with many lectures, demo, samplings, etc including Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman! More info TBA.

Afternoon (more info TBA)
Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture
Healthy Planet
Sweet Hollow Hall
Gwynne Rd
Melville
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/



7. Click here and help change our world! (and spread the word if you’re so inclined)

Michelle Obama: Tell Barack to honor his campaign promise to label GMOs…
http://signon.org/sign/michelle-obama-tell-presiden?source=c.url&r_by=5382364

Dole foods wants corporations to get away with murder…literally…
http://sumofus.org/campaigns/shell-kiobel/



8. Baby Food Recipes

The CSA gets the following foods mentioned in the recipes…Peas (these are reasonably priced to buy organic and frozen if you need more), Cilantro, Onions, Butternut Squash, Strawberries…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/norah-o-donnell/baby-love_b_697375.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=083110&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry#comments



9. What you actually got last week

Week #23
September 27, 2012

1. Tomatoes: Red and/or Paste, Red – up to 2 lbs - $5.00
2. Squash, Summer ** : Costata Romanesco, Cousa, Eight Ball, Yellow, Zucchini - up to 1 ½ lb – $2.75 (weighed with Peppers)
3. Peppers, Sweet* - up to 1 lb - $3.25
4. Lettuce: Leaf, Green – 1 head - $2.75
5. Snap Beans, Green – 1 lb - $3.25
6. Tat Soi – 1 bunch - $2.75
7. Foo Gwa – 1 – no charge

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $19.75 (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 $28.75 – doesn’t include Aug 9th)

Herb Share – Sept 2B
Dill AND Sorrel

*Dr Weil says eat your Peppers!
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04552/3-Reasons-to-Eat-Bell-Peppers.html

** Can be made with any type of Summer Squash…and you can do it without the Basil…or if you made Pesto this summer you could put a drop of that on top…
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/dining/a-little-zucchini-for-your-grated-cheese-a-good-appetite.html?ref=dining&_r=0



10. And now for something completely different…

You may find this really gross…or interesting…
Butcher sells fake “human” meat…
http://www.thebraiser.com/london-butcher-human-meat-resident-evil-nsfl/#6

And on the lighter side…political portraits created with Cheetos…
http://bites.today.com/_news/2012/10/03/14201159-cheetos-in-chief-artist-creates-cheesy-presidential-portraits?lite
And you can enter to win one of them if you click on the link in the article!

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