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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Autumn!

Weather report…Nice!

Also, Happy Organic Harvest Month and Hunger Action Month!

Our Annual Pumping Picking Hay Riding CSA Farm Tour is Saturday, October 19th! See Event Listings for details.

Next CSA meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 26st from 10:30am to noon (waiting for confirmation from the Cinema Arts Centre). The main topic will be…What exactly is meant by organic food, and why is it important to be certified organic (or is it?). Also, we’ll be starting to talk about next year.

Organic Tomato Sauce or Sun Dried Tomatoes anyone? Our farm is offering us 20 lb boxes of their own certified organic Red Italian Plum/Roma/Paste (all the same thing) Tomatoes for $45.00 per box if you’re interested in making your own canned Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce OR (if you have a dehydrator) making your own Sun Dried Tomatoes. To place an order, call the farm (631-726-1900) any day from 9 am to 5pm, but no later than noon on Wednesday for a Thursday delivery. Payment is to be made by credit card so have your credit card ready when you make the call.

Anybody want to be a farmer (or know anyone who does)? There’s a 3 bedroom ranch house for sale in Port Jefferson that has 2 acres of land (full basement and huge landscaped yard), 2 greenhouses with irrigation and heating systems, a warehouse and a kitchen with a walk-in fridge, PLUS an existing farm stand that’s now being rented by David Peach Farm. The property has been owned by three generations of the same family. The realtor is Rose Pinto of Realty Connect USA. It’s on the market for $575,000. You only need to be farming organic on non-organic certified land for 3 years to get organic certification (my guess is that they weren’t farming organically).
http://www.realtyconnectusa.com/agents/li-results.asp

This email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. It’s time to weigh!!!
3 Mushrooms anybody????
4. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that!)
5. News from the Farm
6. It’s Hunger Action Month so consider feeding the Hungry Basket
7. Register NOW for the NY Locavore Challenge!
8. Event Listings
9. Click here to help change the world!
10. What you actually got last week
11. Sell by/Use by/Best by dates on foods…what do they really mean?
12. 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!!!

A. Check the wall chart before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and please 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 56 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 AND A HALF 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. Mushrooms (or more Mushrooms) anybody???

We have a few people waiting and hoping that they’ll be able to get Mushrooms before the end of the season which is Halloween, October 31st. We need enough people to commit to 4 lbs more to get that 3rd five pound box.

People don’t have to be CSA members to get Mushrooms so ask anyone you know who might be interested and have them get in touch OR let you know.

If you’re interested…ask! If the only thing that’s stopping you is that you share with someone and they don’t want what you want…ask! I bet I could find someone for you to share with (or at least I’d try  ). If you have a share and want more than your one share…ask!

Anybody interested in the Mushroom Share who hasn’t spoken up yet? Let me know!  We’re starting another waiting list for a 3rd five pound box. Anyone who HAS a Mushroom Share…want to upgrade your share to get more Mushrooms? Just a thought! 



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

Week #22
September 26, 2013

1. Lettuce – 1 head
2. Tomatoes
3. Carrots – 1 bunch
4. Squash, Summer**
5. Snap Beans*
6. Mizuna – 1 bunch

Total Items: 6 (?)

Herb Share – Sept 2B
Cilantro AND Dill

Mushroom Share

*
Snap Bean recipes….

Green Beans 101 –
Roasted Green Beans…
http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-green-beans-133821
Green Bean and Orzo Pilaf…
http://lasvegasfoodadventures.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/orzo-and-green-bean-pilaf/
Green Beans with Eggs Mexican style (Ejotes con Huevos)…
http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/08/06/ejotes-con-huevos-or-mexican-green-beans-with-eggs/

Green Beans 201 – Green Bean Casserole 2.0
http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2011/11/thanksgiving-green-bean-casserole-with-crispy-shallots-.html

Snap Beans graduate level…Snap Beans with Taleggio and Fish Sauce
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/09/ignacio-mattos-string-bean-in-season-recipe.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSLhvZB81DSguj

**
Summer Squash Recipes…

Mark Bittman saves the day!!! Even though the title is Zuke Alors! we all must know by now that most any Summer Squash will do…
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/08/magazine/bittman-zucchini-recipes.html?_r=0

Zucchini (you know the drill about this) and Dill Pancakes…
http://beekman1802.com/recipes/zucchini-and-dill-pancakes/



5. News from the Farm

Mid September 2013

September is half over and our summer crops are beginning to wind down, and fall crops are starting. Winter Squashes (mostly Acorn and Butternut), Oriental greens (Mizuna, Tat Soi and Pac Chois), Broccoli and Cabbages and Winter Radishes. Turnips are still a couple of weeks away. We expect to dig our Sweet Potatoes next week so expect those in early October.

Beans, Tomatoes and Peppers still have several more weeks of harvest, and plenty of Beets, Carrots, and Leeks till the year ends. Lettuces will continue for a couple of more months.

Our CSA Fall Farm Tour and Pumpkin Picking will be Saturday, October 19th. More info about that in the next newsletter.

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



6. It’s Hunger Action Month so consider feeding the Hungry Basket…

Including today, there are 2 more Thursdays in the month of September so we CSA members can easily participate in Hunger Action Month by feeding the Hungry Basket!

What’s the Hungry Basket? It’s the plastic storage bin that you pass every week on the way in to the CSA that you may or may not notice. Bring a non-perishable food item, and consider making it an organic or natural one. Ex – Organic Tomato Sauce from Trader Joes, Organic Pasta from Trader Joes, Organic canned Beans…you get the idea (you don’t have to spend a lot of money to eat organic)! 



7. Register NOW for the NY Locavore Challenge!

NOFA-NY is once again launching its month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online.

Register now and join hundreds of people who are participating in the Locavore Challenge. When you register you'll also receive a FREE copy of the "Food Justice" issue of our New York Organic News…
https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

Through the month of September, we'll bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, contests, and even introduce you to some great farmers.

There are other ways you can get involved in the Locavore Challenge….

1) Host a Harvest Dinner--win great prizes while raising money for NOFA-NY. To learn more…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Harvest%20Dinners

2) Patronize one of the wonderful restaurants participating in the Challenge. See a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the work of NOFA-NY…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5:30pm

Green Thumb Organic Farm
829 Montauk Hwy (east of the windmill)
Water Mill

Our CSA farm’s farm stand is open for the season! If you’re passing by, stop in and say hi and tell them you’re a CSA member and you’re sure to get a smile! There are plants for your garden, flowers for your home and/or friends you might be visiting in the area, and food…lots of food! 


Sunday, September 1st

The NY Locavore Challenge
To participate register here…
https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

NOFA-NY is once again launching its month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online. When you register you'll also receive a FREE copy of the "Food Justice" issue of our New York Organic News. Through the month of September, we'll bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, contests, and even introduce you to some great farmers.

There are other ways you can get involved in the Locavore Challenge….
1) Host a Harvest Dinner--win great prizes while raising money for NOFA-NY. To learn more…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Harvest%20Dinners
2) Patronize one of the wonderful restaurants participating in the Challenge. See a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the work of NOFA-NY…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners


Wednesday, September 25th

10am AND 6pm

Knit-Lit
Sip Tea Lounge
286 C New York Ave
Huntington, NY
For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sip-Tea-Lounge/369433176479841
http://siptealoungeny.com/
631-683-5777

Join Nicole Basso (owner of the Sip Tea Lounge and Mushroom Share member) for knitting, or the book discussion, or for the tea (they have Chai Lattes ) and snacks, or any combination! The book being discussed is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (with a discussion of the next book to be covered), the knitting (or crochet…they don’t discriminate ) level is from beginner to experienced (with assistance if you’re new to the craft but don’t consider it full on lessons), AND they have organic Pumpkin Bread, Vegan Peanut Butter Cups, and Pie (Apple and Pumpkin) for your snacking pleasure (and more).


Thursday, September 26th

Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD


Friday, September 27th

Raise money for NOFA-NY by going out to dinner!
The following restaurants are having Harvest Dinners (all in NYC, none in Long Island participating…maybe next year we can get The Purple Elephant to participate!). Part of the proceeds will be donated to NOFA-NY (the group that certifies your farm organic!)
Angelica Kitchen
Applewood Restaurant
Candle Café
Orwasher Bakery
For more info and to make reservations:
http://www.nofany.org/?q=Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners


Saturday, September 28th

10am to 4pm

LI Naturally Environmental Fair and Community Yard Sale
Manor Farm
210 Manor Rd
Huntington
For more info:
http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/

Live music, learn how to go greener, meet Walt Whitman, bring recyclable stuff (see website for details). There will be exhibits, games and demonstrations.

For $20 you get a 10’ x 10’ space to have your own yard sale at this event. To participate fill out this form and mail check (and maybe call to make sure there’s room for you)…
http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/yardsale13-2.pdf

Rain date is Sunday, September 27th but if the rain is too much that the ground is flooded the event might be cancelled.

10am to 6pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Washington Ave
Saugerties, NY
$10
For more info:
http://hvgf.org/

This is the big mamajama Garlic festival in NY State…’nuff said! 

Recommended by CSA member Lisa McInnis Lonigro who goes every year… “It has really exploded in size the last few years. I highly recommend the trip for any garlic lovers that haven't been. A few years back they had an svante garde puppet company perform, that alone was worth the trip. Lots of music, crafts, foodstuffs and GARLIC like you've never seen or tasted. It's like a wine tasting w/ garlic.”

2pm to 5pm

Backyard Fruit: A Tasting and a Workshop with Lee Reich
387 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY
$35
To register, mail a check to:
Lee Reich
387 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
Any questions:
Email: garden@leereich.com
845-255-0417

Lee Reich, author and fruit master, teaches us how to grow fruits naturally (Pears, Grapes, Pawpaws, Persimmons, Kiwi berries, and more!) and taste them! I went last year and though I probably won’t go this time, if he does it next year I hope to attend.


Sunday, September 29th

10am to 5pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Washington Ave
Saugerties, NY
$10
For more info:
http://hvgf.org/

This is the big mamajama Garlic festival in NY State…’nuff said! 

Recommended by CSA member Lisa McInnis Lonigro who goes every year… “It has really exploded in size the last few years. I highly recommend the trip for any garlic lovers that haven't been. A few years back they had an svante garde puppet company perform, that alone was worth the trip. Lots of music, crafts, foodstuffs and GARLIC like you've never seen or tasted. It's like a wine tasting w/ garlic.”


Wednesday, October 2nd

8pm

How to use, juice, grow and benefit from Wheatgrass!
FREE
Register here for this online workshop…
http://www.sproutman.com/education/online-classes/online-class-how-to-grow-and-take-wheatgrass

Join Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman, for this online lecture on how to grow Wheatgrass all year round and enjoy its health benefits.


Thursday, October 3rd

7pm to 8:30pm

Holistic Moms Network Meeting (Suffolk County/Huntington Area/NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (and Elwood Rd)
Elwood
For more info and to join:
http://wsuffolkctyny.holisticmoms.org/

There will be tea and a healthy snack. Be green and bring your own mug.


Saturday, October 5th

1pm to 5pm

Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival
Peconic Bay Winery
31320 Main Rd
Cutchogue, LI, NY
$40 (advance purchase)/$65 (at the door…if still available)/$10 designated driver
To purchase tickets and for more info:
http://www.pourthecore.com/longisland/

Over 30 Ciders, including Peconic Bay Winery’s True Believer…one of Long Island’s first Ciders, to be tasted, live music, and seminars to learn everything you always wanted to know about cider. This is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and Beer for Brains. Food will be available for purchase. Rain or shine.


Friday, October 18th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Saturday, October 19th

Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Riding CSA Farm Tour!
Green Thumb Farm
Montauk Highway
Water Mill
To make your reservation (and you can probably call as late as 9am on the 19th before you left to go out east BUT it would be best if you called ASAP to assure your spot):
631-726-1900 (between 9:30 and 4:30pm any day of the week)

This is the last chance to visit your farm this season. We’ll ride on a very large tractor-pulled wagon filled with bales of hay and tour the farm. Then we’ll be selecting, as opposed to literally picking, Pumpkins that are not grown on our farm and are not organic. They don’t grow this variety of Pumpkin as it’s not a better eating variety however, they are edible.

This farm tour is for current CSA members and immediate family only. So, if you are sharing with someone you need to decide who’s going and make the reservation in the name of the CSA member (the person whose name is on the sign-in sheet). YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION TO ATTEND. I haven’t gotten all the info yet from the farm but the times available are usually 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm.


Wednesday, October 23rd

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Passport to Wellness
NY Coalition for Healthy School Food
NY Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Ave (103rd St)
NYC
$100 and up (it’s the yearly gala benefit)
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.healthyschoolfood.org/events.htm

This organization was started on Long Island by Amie Hamlin (she’s since moved upstate NY) and has grown over the years. The event is going to be hosted by a who’s who of plant food activists such as Rip Esselstyn (son of Dr. Esselstyn) and Victoria Moran, and the Board has Bart and Joy, the owners of Candle Café and Candle 79, on it, and an advisory Board including Dr. Oz, Dr. Fuhrman, Ann Cooper (the Renegade Lunch Lady…formerly of Long Island), and T. Colin Campbell! There will be delicious and healthy food and drink, and jazz and dancing. A good time will be had by all!


Friday, October 25th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Saturday, October 26th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Sunday, October 27th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Sunday, November 3rd

9am to 9pm

The 20th Navel Expo
Huntington Hilton
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20
For more info and to purchase tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

Jeffrey Life, author of Mastering the Life Plan, will be the keynote speaker, leading an all star cast of the best wellness minded healers from Long Island, the NY metro area and around the country! Join in for the celebration of your life!
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/


Friday, November 15th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday, December 6th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday,January 24th to Sunday, January 26th, 2014

NOFA-NY Winter Conference: Preserving the Past, Seeding the Future
Saratoga Hilton and City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
For more info:
http://www.nofany.org/events/winter-conference

Keynote speaker: Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land (with forward by Bill McKibben). Registration will begin mid-November.


Saturday, March 1st, 2014

10am to 5pm

TEDx Manhattan Viewing Party
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
FREE

Check out a sample of last year’s speakers such as chef Michel Nischan, LaDonna Redmond, Anna Lappe, White House chef Bill Yosses, Annemarie Colbin, etc, here…
http://www.youtube.com/tedxman

Details TBA



9. Click here to help change the world!

And spread the word around about all these if you’re so inclined.

A. Interested in organic fish? Or at least knowing what organic fish might or might not be? Then sign this…from the Center for Food Safety…
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12092

B (no pun intended…really!). Tell Lowe’s and Home Depot to stop selling pesticides (in particular, neoniconitoids) that kill Bees and are highly suspected of causing Colony Collapse Disorder…
http://action.sumofus.org/a/home-depot-lowes-bees-neonicotinoids/3/2/?rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1&referring_akid=1686.504673.KQfT5u

C. The Monsanto Protection Act is back (they don’t need protection…we need to be protected from them)…
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11974

D. Do you want your food labeled to know if there are GMOs in it? Then sign this…
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12068

E. Did you know that ORGANIC Pears and Apples are and were sprayed with ANTIBIOTICS??? I learn something new every day whether I want to or not! Sign this if you don’t want antibiotics on your organic fruit…
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12063



10. What you actually got last week

Week #21
September 19, 2013

1. Lettuce: Oakleaf, Green – 1 head - $2.75
2. Tomatoes, Mini: Cherry, Red OR Grape, Red OR Grape, Yellow – 1 pt - $4.25
3. Celery – 1 bunch - $3.00
4. Squash, Winter: Delicata – 1 - $2.00
5. Snap Beans: Green and/or Yellow (Wax)* - up to 1 lb - $3.50
6. Parsley, Italian Flat Leaf – 1 bunch - $2.50

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $18.00 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $.50 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $22.75)

Mushroom Share

*
Snap Bean recipes….

Green Beans 101 –
Roasted Green Beans…
http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-green-beans-133821
Green Bean and Orzo Pilaf…
http://lasvegasfoodadventures.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/orzo-and-green-bean-pilaf/
Green Beans with Eggs Mexican style (Ejotes con Huevos)…
http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/08/06/ejotes-con-huevos-or-mexican-green-beans-with-eggs/

Green Beans 201 – Green Bean Casserole 2.0
http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2011/11/thanksgiving-green-bean-casserole-with-crispy-shallots-.html

Snap Beans graduate level…Snap Beans with Taleggio and Fish Sauce
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/09/ignacio-mattos-string-bean-in-season-recipe.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSLhvZB81DSguj



11. Sell by/Use by/Best by dates on foods…what do they really mean?

You might be surprised! I know I was…
http://www.rodalenews.com/sell-date?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Rodale-_-RecentNews-_-WhyYouShouldntAlwaysTrustExpirationDates

And along these lines…Trader Joe’s ex-president to turn expired food into cheap meals…
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/21/222082247/trader-joes-ex-president-to-turn-expired-food-into-cheap-meals

As much as I love fresh produce, there is comfort in knowing that you can make use of, and safely eat, wilted and not so fresh produce…
http://www.livestrong.com/article/522881-is-there-a-danger-in-eating-wilted-vegetables/

And last but not least…some news about eating aging Lettuce!
http://www.livestrong.com/article/548773-is-old-lettuce-unhealthy/



12. And now for something completely different…

Here’s a woman who knows how to play with her food!
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/09/sarah-anne-ward-artist-inspired-desserts.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSPJt8B81NQfCx

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Summer (it’s still summer till September 22nd)!

Weather report…Nice.

Also, Happy Organic Harvest Month and Hunger Action Month!

Next CSA meeting will be Saturday, September 21st from 10:30am to noon. IS ANYBODY COMING??? Please let me know so I can plan accordingly. The main topic will be…What exactly is meant by organic food, and why is it important to be certified organic. Also, we’ll be starting to talk about next year.

Organic Tomato Sauce or Sun Dried Tomatoes anyone? Our farm is offering us 20 lb boxes of their own certified organic Red Italian Plum/Roma/Paste (all the same thing) Tomatoes for $45.00 per box if you’re interested in making your own canned Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce OR (if you have a dehydrator) making your own Sun Dried Tomatoes. To place an order, call the farm (631-726-1900) any day from 9 am to 5pm, but no later than noon on Wednesday for a Thursday delivery. Payment is to be made by credit card so have your credit card ready when you make the call.

Question…do any of you folks know where there are organic (preferably certified) Apple orchards to pick Apples in New York? I found out that the Rodale Institute in PA has an event this weekend (see listings below).

This email includes…

1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for ONE (1) person to help out from 5:30pm to 7:30pm!!!
2. It’s time to weigh!!!
3 Mushrooms anybody????
4. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that!)
5. How about sharing recipes?
6. It’s Hunger Action Month so consider feeding the Hungry Basket
7. Register NOW for the NY Locavore Challenge!
8. Event Listings
9. Do you eat chicken? Then you seriously need to read this…
10. What you actually got last week
11. CSAs can be for more than things to eat and drink!
12. 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 5:30pm to 7:30pm!!!

If you can work this week from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, please…
A. respond to this email before 1pm Thursday
B. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm Thursday
C. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm Thursday
D. show up a little before 5:30pm Thursday

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. It’s time to weigh!!!

A. Check the wall chart before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and please 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 56 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 AND A HALF 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. Mushrooms (or more Mushrooms) anybody???

We have a few people waiting and hoping that they’ll be able to get Mushrooms before the end of the season which is Halloween, October 31st. We need enough people to commit to 4 ¼ lbs more to get that 3rd five pound box.

People don’t have to be CSA members to get Mushrooms so ask anyone you know who might be interested and have them get in touch OR let you know.

If you’re interested…ask! If the only thing that’s stopping you is that you share with someone and they don’t want what you want…ask! I bet I could find someone for you to share with (or at least I’d try  ). If you have a share and want more than your one share…ask!

Anybody interested in the Mushroom Share who hasn’t spoken up yet? Let me know!  We’re starting another waiting list for a 3rd five pound box. Anyone who HAS a Mushroom Share…want to upgrade your share to get more Mushrooms? Just a thought! 



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

Week #21
September 19, 2013

1. Lettuce – 1 head
2. Tomatoes, Mini – 1 pt
3. Celery – 1 bunch
4. Squash, Summer
5. Snap Beans*
6. Parsley – 1 bunch

Total Items: 6 (?)

Mushroom Share

*
Snap Bean recipes….

Green Beans 101 –
Roasted Green Beans…
http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-green-beans-133821
Green Bean and Orzo Pilaf…
http://lasvegasfoodadventures.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/orzo-and-green-bean-pilaf/
Green Beans with Eggs Mexican style (Ejotes con Huevos)…
http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/08/06/ejotes-con-huevos-or-mexican-green-beans-with-eggs/

Green Beans 201 – Green Bean Casserole 2.0
http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2011/11/thanksgiving-green-bean-casserole-with-crispy-shallots-.html

Snap Beans graduate level…Snap Beans with Taleggio and Fish Sauce
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/09/ignacio-mattos-string-bean-in-season-recipe.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSLhvZB81DSguj



5. How about sharing recipes?

Submit recipes by email, or in a form where they can be an attachment to an email, or if you’re feeling motivated, bring 60 copies for each CSA member.



6. It’s Hunger Action Month so consider feeding the Hungry Basket…

Including today, there are 2 more Thursdays in the month of September so we CSA members can easily participate in Hunger Action Month by feeding the Hungry Basket!

What’s the Hungry Basket? It’s the plastic storage bin that you pass every week on the way in to the CSA that you may or may not notice. Bring a non-perishable food item, and consider making it an organic or natural one. Ex – Organic Tomato Sauce from Trader Joes, Organic Pasta from Trader Joes, Organic canned Beans…you get the idea (you don’t have to spend a lot of money to eat organic)! 



7. Register NOW for the NY Locavore Challenge!

NOFA-NY is once again launching its month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online.

Register now and join hundreds of people who are participating in the Locavore Challenge. When you register you'll also receive a FREE copy of the "Food Justice" issue of our New York Organic News…
https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

Through the month of September, we'll bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, contests, and even introduce you to some great farmers.

There are other ways you can get involved in the Locavore Challenge….

1) Host a Harvest Dinner--win great prizes while raising money for NOFA-NY. To learn more…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Harvest%20Dinners

2) Patronize one of the wonderful restaurants participating in the Challenge. See a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the work of NOFA-NY…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5:30pm

Green Thumb Organic Farm
829 Montauk Hwy (east of the windmill)
Water Mill

Our CSA farm’s farm stand is open for the season! If you’re passing by, stop in and say hi and tell them you’re a CSA member and you’re sure to get a smile! There are plants for your garden, flowers for your home and/or friends you might be visiting in the area, and food…lots of food! 


Sunday, September 1st

The NY Locavore Challenge
To participate register here…
https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

NOFA-NY is once again launching its month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online. When you register you'll also receive a FREE copy of the "Food Justice" issue of our New York Organic News. Through the month of September, we'll bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, contests, and even introduce you to some great farmers.

There are other ways you can get involved in the Locavore Challenge….
1) Host a Harvest Dinner--win great prizes while raising money for NOFA-NY. To learn more…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Harvest%20Dinners
2) Patronize one of the wonderful restaurants participating in the Challenge. See a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the work of NOFA-NY…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners


Wednesday, September 18th

7:30pm

Drill, Baby, Drill!
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
$10 Members/$15 General Public (includes reception)
For more info:
http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/drillbabydrill/
and advance tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/451613

True story of a farmer based rebellion against Chevron and fracking based in Poland! Co-presented by the Long Island Progressive Coalition and Food & Water Watch. Guest speaker is Alex Beauchamp from Food & Water Watch.


Saturday, September 21st

10:30am to noon

Green Thumb CSA – Huntington Meeting
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
For more info:
631-421-4864

Topic… What exactly is meant by organic food, and why is it important. Also, we’ll be starting to talk about next year.

10am to 5pm

Organic Apple Festival
Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Rd
Kutztown, PA
$5 per car
http://rodaleinstitute.org/event-registration/?ee=25

Fun for the whole family! Pick apples, eat apples, learn how to grow fruit trees organically, hear live music, have a great day!

10am to 6pm

10th Annual Long Island Garlic Festival
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$3 per person/Children under 6 FREE
For more info:
http://www.gardenofevefarm.com/garlic-festival.htm

Fun for the whole family! Food, live music, Garlic, games, animals to pet, hayrides, pony rides, Garlic eating contest, Garlic Iron Chef contest, and more! Rain or shine.

11:30am to 6pm

Organic Grape Harvest Festival
Deep Hole
156 Youngs Ave
Baiting Hollow, LI, NY
$10/Children FREE
To purchase tickets in advance:
http://farrmwine.com/events.html

Grape picking (at Long Island’s only certified organic vineyard), grape stomping, live music, hayrides and activities for children, and food and beverages. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs to hang out or participate.


Sunday, September 22nd

10am to 6pm

10th Annual Long Island Garlic Festival
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$3 per person/Children under 6 FREE
For more info:
http://www.gardenofevefarm.com/garlic-festival.htm

Fun for the whole family! Food, live music, Garlic, games, animals to pet, hayrides, pony rides, Garlic eating contest, Garlic Iron Chef contest, and more! Rain or shine.


Thursday, September 26th

Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD


Saturday, September 28th

10am to 4pm

LI Naturally Environmental Fair and Community Yard Sale
Manor Farm
210 Manor Rd
Huntington
For more info:
http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/

Live music, learn how to go greener, meet Walt Whitman, bring recyclable stuff (see website for details). There will be exhibits, games and demonstrations.

For $20 you get a 10’ x 10’ space to have your own yard sale at this event. To participate fill out this form and mail check (and maybe call to make sure there’s room for you)…
http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/yardsale13-2.pdf

Rain date is Sunday, September 27th but if the rain is too much that the ground is flooded the event might be cancelled.

10am to 6pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Washington Ave
Saugerties, NY
$10
For more info:
http://hvgf.org/

This is the big mamajama Garlic festival in NY State…’nuff said! 

2pm to 5pm

Backyard Fruit: A Tasting and a Workshop with Lee Reich
387 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY
$35
To register, mail a check to:
Lee Reich
387 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
Any questions:
Email: garden@leereich.com
845-255-0417

Lee Reich, author and fruit master, teaches us how to grow fruits naturally (Pears, Grapes, Pawpaws, Persimmons, Kiwi berries, and more!) and taste them! I went last year and though I probably won’t go this time, if he does it next year I hope to attend.


Sunday, September 29th

10am to 5pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Washington Ave
Saugerties, NY
$10
For more info:
http://hvgf.org/

This is the big mamajama Garlic festival in NY State…’nuff said! 


Wednesday, October 2nd

8pm

How to use, juice, grow and benefit from Wheatgrass!
FREE
Register here for this online workshop…
http://www.sproutman.com/education/online-classes/online-class-how-to-grow-and-take-wheatgrass

Join Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman, for this online lecture on how to grow Wheatgrass all year round and enjoy its health benefits.


Thursday, October 3rd

7pm to 8:30pm

Holistic Moms Network Meeting (Suffolk County/Huntington Area/NY Chapter)
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (and Elwood Rd)
Elwood
For more info and to join:
http://wsuffolkctyny.holisticmoms.org/

There will be tea and a healthy snack. Be green and bring your own mug.


Saturday, October 5th

1pm to 5pm

Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival
Peconic Bay Winery
31320 Main Rd
Cutchogue, LI, NY
$40 (advance purchase)/$65 (at the door…if still available)/$10 designated driver
To purchase tickets and for more info:
http://www.pourthecore.com/longisland/

Over 30 Ciders, including Peconic Bay Winery’s True Believer…one of Long Island’s first Ciders, to be tasted, live music, and seminars to learn everything you always wanted to know about cider. This is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and Beer for Brains. Food will be available for purchase. Rain or shine.


Friday, October 18th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday, October 25th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Saturday, October 26th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Sunday, October 27th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Sunday, November 3rd

9am to 9pm

The 20th Navel Expo
Huntington Hilton
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20
For more info and to purchase tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

Jeffrey Life, author of Mastering the Life Plan, will be the keynote speaker, leading an all star cast of the best wellness minded healers from Long Island, the NY metro area and around the country! Join in for the celebration of your life!
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/


Friday, November 15th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday, December 6th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday,January 24th to Sunday, January 26th, 2014

NOFA-NY Winter Conference: Preserving the Past, Seeding the Future
Saratoga Hilton and City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
For more info:
http://www.nofany.org/events/winter-conference

Keynote speaker: Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land (with forward by Bill McKibben). Registration will begin mid-November.


Saturday, March 1st, 2014

10am to 5pm

TEDx Manhattan Viewing Party
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
FREE

Check out a sample of last year’s speakers such as chef Michel Nischan, LaDonna Redmond, Anna Lappe, White House chef Bill Yosses, Annemarie Colbin, etc, here…
http://www.youtube.com/tedxman

Details TBA



9. Do you eat chicken? Then you seriously need to read this…

This may either get you to eat locally raised and killed chickens (if you don’t already), or stop eating them altogether (if you don’t already  )…
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/16/chicken_is_killing_the_planet/singleton/

After reading the article above, I had to read this one…
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Turner-egg-farm-employee-killed-by-co-worker.html?pagenum=1
Why are they killing “stray” chickens? Don’t they want to kill and sell them?



10. What you actually got last week

Week #20
September 12, 2013

1. Lettuce: French Crisp, Green OR Red – 1 head - $2.75
2. Tomatoes: Orange, Red, Rose and/or Paste: Red, Yellow – up to 2 lbs – $5.75
3. Swiss Chard – 1 bunch - $3.25
4. Squash, Winter: Acorn – 1 - $2.75
5. Snap Beans: Green – up to 1 lb - $3.50
6. Peppers, Sweet: Green AND Purple – 1 of each color (2 total) - $1.20

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $19.25 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $1.75 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $22.25)


Herb Share
Parsley, Italian Flat Leaf AND Rosemary

Mushroom Share

*
Snap Bean recipes….

Green Beans 101 –
Roasted Green Beans…
http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-green-beans-133821
Green Bean and Orzo Pilaf…
http://lasvegasfoodadventures.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/orzo-and-green-bean-pilaf/
Green Beans with Eggs Mexican style (Ejotes con Huevos)…
http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/08/06/ejotes-con-huevos-or-mexican-green-beans-with-eggs/

Green Beans 201 – Green Bean Casserole 2.0
http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2011/11/thanksgiving-green-bean-casserole-with-crispy-shallots-.html

Snap Beans graduate level…Snap Beans with Taleggio and Fish Sauce
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/09/ignacio-mattos-string-bean-in-season-recipe.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSLhvZB81DSguj



11. CSAs can be for more than things to eat and drink!

CSA member, Debra Ettenberg, gave me an article about another kind of CSA…Community Supported Art.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/arts/design/buy-local-gets-creative.html?pagewanted=all

It started in Minnesota four years ago, and now it’s in NY (Brooklyn, of course)! Maybe some Huntington/Long Island artists could start one.
http://csa-d.org/how-it-works/



12. And now for something completely different…

Chipotle animated video about factory farming…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUtnas5ScSE

And check out the connected game where you can earn points for buy one/get one free food coupons at Chipotle! The $.60 per download is donated to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation which is dedicated to support family farming, sustainable agriculture and culinary education…
http://www.scarecrowgame.com/

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy Summer (it’s still summer till September 22nd)!

Also, Happy Organic Harvest Month!

REMINDER…Thursday is the first day of the Jewish holidays (L’shanah tovah y’all!  ). If you can’t come to the CSA because of the holidays this week…1) see if you can make arrangements for someone else to pick up for you or 2) let me know and I’ll see if another CSA member can pick up for you and hold your food till you can pick it up.

Next CSA meeting will be Saturday, September 21st from 10:30am to noon. The main topic will be…What exactly is meant by organic food, and why is it important to be certified organic. Also, we’ll be starting to talk about next year.

Organic Tomato Sauce or Sun Dried Tomatoes anyone? Our farm is offering us 20 lb boxes of their own certified organic Red Italian Plum/Roma/Paste (all the same thing) Tomatoes for $45.00 per box if you’re interested in making your own canned Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce OR (if you have a dehydrator) making your own Sun Dried Tomatoes. To place an order, call the farm (631-726-1900) any day from 9 am to 5pm, but no later than noon on Wednesday for a Thursday delivery. Payment is to be made by credit card so have your credit card ready when you make the call.

This email includes…

1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for TWO (2) people to help out from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, and ONE (1) person to help out from 5:30pm to 7:30pm…
2. It’s time to weigh!!!
3. You can still get in on the Herb Shares and Mushroom Shares!
4. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that!)
5. North Fork Foodie Tour coming up!
6. Three reasons to eat Sweet Bell Peppers…
7. Register NOW for the NY Locavore Challenge!
8. Event Listings
9. Buy raffle tickets by Thursday, September 5th for AMAZING raw foods/raw lifestyle raffle!
10. What you actually got last week
11. Roasted Cantaloupe and more!
12. 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 3:30pm to 5:30pm and ONE (1) person to help out from 5:30pm to 7:30pm…

If you can work this week from 3:30 to 5:30pm or from 5:30pm to 7:30pm OR from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, please…
A. respond to this email before 1pm Thursday
B. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm Thursday
C. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm Thursday
D. show up a little before 3:30pm or 5:30pm Thursday

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. It’s time to weigh…

A. Check the wall chart before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and please 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 56 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 AND A HALF 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. You can still get in on the Herb Shares and Mushroom Shares!

If you’re interested…ask! If the only thing that’s stopping you is that you share with someone and they don’t want what you want…ask! I bet I could find someone for you to share with (or at least I’d try  ). If you have a share and want more than your one share…ask!

Anybody interested in the Mushroom Share who hasn’t spoken up yet? Let me know!  We’re starting another waiting list for a 3rd five pound box. Anyone who HAS a Mushroom Share…want to upgrade your share to get more Mushrooms? Just a thought! 



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

Week #19
September 5, 2013

1. Lettuce – 1 head
2. Tomatoes, Mini
3. Squash, Summer*
4. Cucumbers
5. Cantaloupe
6. Snap Beans
7. Peppers, Sweet

Total Items: 7 (?)


Mushroom Share

*
CSA member Lisa McInnis Lonigro tried this recipe (put in a muffin pan as opposed to bread) and says it came out deeelicious! And having been a professional pastry person, I’d take her word for it! 
http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/articles/chocolate-quinoa-zucchini-bread.html



5. North Fork Foodie Tour coming up!

It’s happening on Sunday, September 8th (see below under Sept 8th for more info). I’ve got my ticket…do you? Went last year and it was great! It seems a little less ambitious but even this year it would be a challenge to visit all the farms, etc, that are offered…
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/366859

There will be tours of Catapano Goat Farm (I want to pet a goat…and eat cheese), Shinn Estate Vineyard (been there…best vineyard on Long Island), Satur Farms (I’ll be at this tour), Sang Lee Farms (been here…great people and farm), Koppert Cress (wouldn’t miss this for the world…they have Spilanthes [they’re calling it Sechuan Buttons]!!! Won’t tell you what it is, and my experience with it, unless you go  ), and MORE!



6. Three reasons to eat Sweet Bell Peppers…

According to Dr. Andrew Weil…
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04922/3-Reasons-to-Eat-Bell-Peppers.html



7. Register NOW for the NY Locavore Challenge!

NOFA-NY is once again launching its month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online.

Register now and join hundreds of people who are participating in the Locavore Challenge. When you register you'll also receive a FREE copy of the "Food Justice" issue of our New York Organic News…
https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

Through the month of September, we'll bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, contests, and even introduce you to some great farmers.

There are other ways you can get involved in the Locavore Challenge….

1) Host a Harvest Dinner--win great prizes while raising money for NOFA-NY. To learn more…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Harvest%20Dinners

2) Patronize one of the wonderful restaurants participating in the Challenge. See a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the work of NOFA-NY…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5:30pm

Green Thumb Organic Farm
829 Montauk Hwy (east of the windmill)
Water Mill

Our CSA farm’s farm stand is open for the season! If you’re passing by, stop in and say hi and tell them you’re a CSA member and you’re sure to get a smile! There are plants for your garden, flowers for your home and/or friends you might be visiting in the area, and food…lots of food! 


Sunday, September 1st

The NY Locavore Challenge
To participate register here…
https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

NOFA-NY is once again launching its month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online. When you register you'll also receive a FREE copy of the "Food Justice" issue of our New York Organic News. Through the month of September, we'll bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, contests, and even introduce you to some great farmers.

There are other ways you can get involved in the Locavore Challenge….
1) Host a Harvest Dinner--win great prizes while raising money for NOFA-NY. To learn more…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Harvest%20Dinners
2) Patronize one of the wonderful restaurants participating in the Challenge. See a list of restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support the work of NOFA-NY…
https://www.nofany.org/Events/Locavore%20Challenge/Restaurant%20Dinners


Sunday, September 8th

10am to 4pm

7th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour
Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm
3005 Youngs Ave (between Routes 25 and 48)
Southold, NY
$25/Children under 12 – FREE
To purchase tickets and for more info:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/366859

A festival of tours, visits and events celebrating the unique artisanal foods produced on the north fork of Long Island. Meet the folks who dedicate their lives to producing unique local foods and learn how they do it. Sponsored and organized by the North Fork Reform Synagogue.


Friday, September 13th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Saturday, September 14th

Noon to 6pm

Vegan Shop Up…an all vegan market
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St
Bushwick, Brooklyn
For more info and to get on their email list…
http://veganshopup.wordpress.com/

30+ local vegan vendors! If the weather is nice, I think I’ll be checking it out!


Tuesday, September 17th

8pm

Get off the food grid. Grow your own greens. No soil!
FREE
Register here for this online workshop…
http://www.sproutman.com/education/online-classes/online-class-growing-salad-in-your-automatic-sprouter

Join Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman, for this online lecture on how to get beautiful greens from your Freshlife or other sprouter.


Saturday, September 21st

10:30am to noon

Green Thumb CSA – Huntington Meeting
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
For more info:
631-421-4864

Topic… What exactly is meant by organic food, and why is it important. Also, we’ll be starting to talk about next year.


Thursday, September 26th

Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD


Wednesday, October 2nd

8pm

How to use, juice, grow and benefit from Wheatgrass!
FREE
Register here for this online workshop…
http://www.sproutman.com/education/online-classes/online-class-how-to-grow-and-take-wheatgrass

Join Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman, for this online lecture on how to grow Wheatgrass all year round and enjoy its health benefits.


Friday, October 18th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday, October 25th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Saturday, October 26th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/


Sunday, October 27th

New Life Yoga and Raw Food Expo
Hotel New Yorker
481 8th Ave (34th St)
NYC
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.nyyogaexpo.com/
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Sunday, November 3rd

9am to 9pm

The 20th Navel Expo
Huntington Hilton
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20
For more info and to purchase tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

Jeffrey Life, author of Mastering the Life Plan, will be the keynote speaker, leading an all star cast of the best wellness minded healers from Long Island, the NY metro area and around the country! Join in for the celebration of your life!
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/


Friday, November 15th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Friday, December 6th

6pm to 7pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Show
WUSB-FM (90.1 FM)
To listen live or on the archives…
http://wusb.fm/station/schedule/week
For more info:
http://www.healthy-planet.org/


Saturday, March 1st, 2014

10am to 5pm

TEDx Manhattan Viewing Party
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
FREE

Check out a sample of last year’s speakers such as chef Michel Nischan, LaDonna Redmond, Anna Lappe, White House chef Bill Yosses, Annemarie Colbin, etc, here…
http://www.youtube.com/tedxman

Details TBA



9. Buy raffle tickets by Thursday, September 5th for AMAZING raw foods/raw lifestyle raffle!

One ticket is $5.00!!!

This raffle is to support the work of Ann Wigmore, and the 2nd Annual Dr. Ann Wigmore Living Foods Conference being held in Lithuania.

If you’re drinking Wheatgrass juice and don’t know who this is…look it up! 

Check out the prizes!!! One is a week at the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida…
http://www.livingann.com/raffle-to-support-the-conference



10. What you actually got last week

Week #18
August 29, 2013

1. Lettuce: Romaine – 1 head - $2.50
2. Tomatoes: Orange, Red, Rose and/or Paste: Red, Yellow – up to 2 lbs - $5.50
3. Squash, Summer*: 8 Ball, Gold, Kousa, Patty Pan, Yellow, Zucchini – up to 2 lbs - $2.50
4. Cucumbers – 3 - $1.50
5. Cantaloupe – 1 - $2.50
6. Snap Beans: Green and/or Purple – up to 1 lb - $3.50
7. Peppers, Sweet: Gold – 2 - $1.25

Total Items: 7
Total Amount: $19.25 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $1.75 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $19.75)


Mushroom Share

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CSA member Lisa McInnis Lonigro tried this recipe (put in a muffin pan as opposed to bread) and says it came out deeelicious! And having been a professional pastry person, I’d take her word for it! 
http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/articles/chocolate-quinoa-zucchini-bread.html



11. Roasted Cantaloupe and more!

Cantaloupes (also known as Muskmelons) are in the same family as Summer Squash and Cucumbers. Part of the summer foods that keep us hydrated in the warm and muggy weather of the season.

Roasted Cantaloupe…
http://www.thejoykitchen.com/recipe/roasted-cantaloupe

Cantaloupe Yogurt Beverage…
http://www.marthastewart.com/316158/cantaloupe-yogurt-drink?czone=food%2Fproduce-guide-cnt%2Fsummer-produce-recipes&gallery=275379&slide=316158¢er=276955

Cantaloupe Basil Granita…
http://www.azgrabaplate.com/2013/06/cantaloupe-basil-granita.html

Summer Melon Salad with Harissa, Feta and Mint…
http://food52.com/recipes/12856-summer-melon-salad-with-harissa-feta-and-mint

How to freeze Melons…
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Food_Tips_and_Info/Freezing/Fruit_and_Berries/Freezing-Melons-Cantaloupe-Crenshaw-Honeydew-And-Watermelon-.html



12. And now for something completely different…

Classic comedians Sid Caesar and Imogene Coco at a “health food” restaurant circa ???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

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