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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Autumn/Halloween/Samhain/Dia de Muertos/Hallowmas!

And better late than never, happy Farm to School month!
http://www.farmtoschoolmonth.org/

Weather report for CSA…nice and warm and dry (till later tonight)!

MYSTERIES!!!
A. Somehow, the Lettuce was counted (twice) before the CSA and was correct, but at the end of the night there were 2 heads of Lettuce missing. So, two people didn’t get their Lettuce and since the count was correct at the start of the day, our farmer is under no obligation to replace the missing Lettuce and those folks missed out on the amazing Lettuce we had last week. Any clues/info on this one? Did anyone by chance leave their Broccoli Rabe (we had EXTRA Broccoli Rabe at the end of the night which makes this option look possible) and take extra Lettuce (this could happen if someone is picking up for a CSA member and thinks you can do substitutions)? You’d think someone working at the CSA would have seen an extra one of those honkin’ big heads of Lettuce walk out of the CSA but that’s why it’s a CSA best practice to have someone at every set of tables to make sure errors like this don’t happen (and if there is, it’s a LOT less likely to happen). However, we don’t have enough CSA members or people willing/able to work so it’s not the case this year. Nevertheless, it’s no excuse for it to happen.

B. Did anyone by chance take an extra Arugula as we were short one of those too?

C. There was an Herb Share missing at the end of the night (one Rosemary and one Marjoram). They were counted before anyone got to the CSA (there are only 7 of them) so did anyone take the Herb Share who didn’t pay for one? The person who paid for this Herb Share didn’t get it and again…it wasn’t the farm’s fault so they aren’t responsible for replacing it or paying for the loss, so who is? Me? Again, any clues/info?

Anybody make it out to the farm the other weekend for the CSA tour? If so, and you’d like to share, please email any comments and photos!

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.

FREE tickets to the NAVEL Expo (see under Event Listings for Nov 3rd) at Wild by Nature, the Vitamin Shoppe and Cactus Salon!

Thanksgiving week! The CSA delivery will be on Wednesday, November 27th, and the start time MAY be earlier depending on the availability of the room and when our farmer can arrive.

This email includes…

1. Your CSA does not need you this week, however…
2. It’s time to weigh!!!
3. News from the Farm
4. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that!)
5. The Purple Elephant wants to grow!
6. CSA member Debra Coritsidis is hoping we’ll join her for Cocktails and Shopping on December 3rd to benefit the Good Neighbor Fund of St. Paraskevi!
7. Local Caviar anyone?
8. Event Listings
9. Click here to help change the world!
10. What you actually got last week
11. Win stuff
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. News from the Farm

October 18, 2013

Mid-October is here. Our summer crops are still doing well! Still picking Tomatoes, Summer Squashes, Peppers and Beans. All will be done, mostly by the end of the month.

We harvested our Sweet Potatoes but it’s a smaller cop then we expected due to the colder than usual summer…especially August. Sweet Potatoes thrive on heat.

Winter Squashes have been harvested and are in our barn for storage to be distributed over the remainder of the year.

Our Greens are coming on strong due to the mild weather of the last six weeks – Broccoli Rabe, Tat Soi, Pak Choi, Arugula, Swiss Chard and others, all to be brought in over the next weeks.

Carrots and Scallions are doing well, as is our selection of Turnips…Golden Globe, Japanese Red, Purple Top White, as well as Rutabagas.

Our cole crops – Cabbages, Broccolis, and Cauliflowers are very limited this year due mainly to deer damage.

So still lots of produce left to bring in. This is the best time of year…fall plus summer crops all at once!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



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

Week #27
October 31, 2013

1. Scallions – 1 bunch
2. Tomatoes
3. Lettuce – 1 head
4. Collard Greens – 1 bunch
5. Snap Beans*
6. Fennel
7. Peppers, Sweet

Total Items: 7 (?)


Mushroom Share…LAST ONE!!!

*
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. The Purple Elephant wants to grow!

Spread the word if you know anyone that might be interested in getting in on this!

Contribute money…get stuff…from $5 for a glass of wine (good chance it’s organic and/or biodynamic), to $1,000 for a private dinner for two cooked in your home by Chef David. A decent deal is the $150 gift certificate for $100. If you don’t have to use it in one shot (I’m thinking not), it has to be used in 6 months and that should be no problem if you’re a regular…or even a semi-regular  !
Like indiegogo, but not…
https://www.luckyant.com/project/view/2328

To learn more about the Purple Elephant (the best way is to go there and eat!)…
http://thepurpleelephant.net/



6. CSA member Debra Coritsidis is hoping we’ll join her for Cocktails and Shopping on December 3rd to benefit the Good Neighbor Fund of St. Paraskevi!

Tuesday, December 3rd

7pm to 10pm

2nd Annual Cocktails and Shopping
Thatched Cottage
455 E. Main St
Centerport
$35
To purchase advance tickets (must be purchased in advance):
Email: thegoodneighborfund@yahoo.com
call Maria @ 516-343-9550
To learn more about the Good Neighbor Fund…
http://www.stparaskevi.org/GoodNeighborFund.htm

For those of you who don't know about the Good Neighbor Fund, it’s a philanthropic organization that helps individuals in the community (all of Long Island and Queens) who are having financial difficulties as a result of a car accident or illness. Whether they pay a LIPA or mortgage bill or supply food cards or perhaps pay for a medical device not covered by insurance, on and on the list goes on. So please join us and ask a friend or two..last year we had 200 women and we have a larger venue this year!

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, coffee and dessert, and a chance to win a handbag by Vasiliki Lagis.



7. Local Caviar anyone?

The holidays are coming up and what a treat for your holiday table or as a present for the discerning cook on your gift list.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium has Brook Trout Caviar for sale during the 4 weekends in November…it’s seasonal so get it while it lasts (and a recipe will be included)!
$10 pint
$15 quart

To order (no later than the Thursday of the weekend you wish to pick up):
Call 516-692-6768
Email: jlarosa@cshfha.org



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5pm

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! 


Friday, November 1st

8:30pm

Halloween Open Mic Night
Sip Tea Lounge
286 New York Ave
Huntington
For more info:
631-683-5777
Inkus001@gmail.com

Join CSA Mushroom Share person (and co-owner of the Sip Tea Lounge), Nicole Basso for a special Halloween Open Mic Night so wear a costume (or not), and share your favorite spooky poem, story or song, have some tea and in-house baked snackage!


Saturday, November 2nd

10am to 1pm

Cancer Free
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
FREE

At The Richard Linchitz Cancer Free Master Mind come meet 8 experts on cancer and alternative treatments. If you have the new Navel Expo magazine (see #11 ), you’ll see more details about this event. Included are Joyce O’Brien, author of Choose to Live: Our Journey from Late Stage Cancers to Vibrant Health, and Fred V. Eichhorn, ND (who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1976, given 3 weeks to live, and restored his health…and oddly enough, he was my next door neighbor as a child, I was best friends with his two sisters and haven’t seen him since…maybe it’s time to say hello!).

5 to 7pm

Beer & Cheese Pairing
Empire Cellars
Tanger Mall 1
308 Tanger Mall Drive
Riverhead
$20 Members/$25 General Public
For reservations:
631-369-3080
cellarguide@empirestatecellars.com

NY Cheese and Ommegang Beer with AJ Eckstein (Ommegang) and Mark Cassin (The Big Cheese). Tasting will include about 8 to 10 beers. Giveaways, half price pints and growlers.


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! Also, there’s an exhibiting section with lots of interesting and free stuff (food, massage, etc).
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/

3pm to 5pm

Biodynamic Workshop
The Farm
59945 Main Rd
Southold
FREE
For more info and to contact KK and Ira:
http://www.kkthefarm.com/contactus.htm
Join Biodynamic farmers, KK and Ira Haspel, as they invite you onto their Farm in Southold for a free, Hands-On Workshop. They will discuss the philosophy of biodynamics, and show you how to mix the preparations and use them in your garden or on your farm. Don’t miss this free workshop. It is KK’s gift to the planet!

Tuesday, November 5th

7pm

Dr Joseph Debe lecture – Super Immunity
Wild by Nature
369 West Main St
Huntington
FREE
Call for reservations:
631-424-6480 (walk-ins welcome)

Learn from CSA member Chiara Mathews’ doctor how you can tailor your diet and lifestyle to most effectively battle infections, allergies, autoimmunity and cancer.


Wednesday, November 6th

5:30pm to 8pm

Edible Long Island Launch Party
Jewel Restaurant
400 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20 (in advance includes subscription)/$30 (at the door)/$40 (at the door with subscription)
For more info and to order tickets:
http://www.ediblelongisland.com/event/edible-long-island-magazine-launch-party/

Presented by LI Wine Country and Edible Long Island, local food venders attending include 20 wineries and 5 breweries. Come meet the farmer, chefs, foodmakers, brewers and vinters that feed us.

7:30

Let’s Eat: Food on Film presents A Place at the Table with Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
$25/$50 VIP (includes pre-event VIP Reception at 6:30pm with panel members, food and wine, and preferred seating)
For more info:
http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/a-place-at-the-table/
To purchase tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/483344

With a superstar cast (in the food world) including Marion Nestle (author of Food Politics and other important reads), Chef Tom Colicchio and Raj Patel (author of the wonderful book Stuffed and Starved) and activist actor Jeff Bridges, this movie explores why 50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Panelists include Chef Tom Colicchio, Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest, Mike Xirinachs of CBS Radio, Congressman Steve Israel and will be moderated by NY State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine.This event is being co-presented with Island Harvest.


Thursday, November 7th to Monday, November 11th

14th Annual International Conference of the Weston A Price Foundation
Curing the Incurable: Holistic Therapies for Chronic Diseases
Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel
Atlanta, GA
For more info and to register:
http://conferences.westonaprice.org/main-conference/

Joel Salatin, Sally Fallon and Dr. Mercola will be there…will you?


Thursday, November 7th

7pm to 8:30pm

Holistic Moms Network (HMN) 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/

Please join CSA member Vickie Muller at these fun and informative meetings (and you don’t have to be a mom to go…or even female!). There will be tea and a healthy snack. Be green and bring your own mug.


Friday, November 8th to Sunday, November 10th

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference
Boys and Girls High School
1700 Fulton Ave
Brooklyn
$30 Adults/$15 Students
For more info and tickets:
http://www.blackfarmersconf.org/home-1

You don’t have to be a farmer, gardener or black to attend this event. If eating healthy, food justice, food deserts, food sovereignty, local food, supporting local farmers, healthy food in schools and diversity in the farming community as well as in the fields are subjects of interest to you, this might be a good place to go to discuss and learn more about the issues of race, health, class and food. Keynote speakers will be Monica White, Asst Professor of Environmental Justice/University of Wisconsin-Madison and President on the Board of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and Ben Burkett, President of the National Family Farm Coalition.


Thursday, November 14th

7pm to 8pm

Slow Food Huntington Monthly Meeting
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
All are welcome!

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/


Wednesday, November 20th

8:30am to 5pm

2nd Annual Harvesting Opportunities in NY: Growing Local Food Economies and Protecting Farmland
American Farmland Trust
Hilton Albany
40 Lodge St
Albany, NY
$90
For more info and to register:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7vm5zlgd7828107&llr=i5urjviab
This is a conference for people who care about New York agriculture and want to work together to grow local food economies, protect farmland from development and support the next generation of farmers. Conference participants will include: farmers, public officials from all levels of government, land trusts, local foods and public health leaders, hunger relief advocates, institutional food-service managers, agricultural organizations and concerned citizens. A Cider Doughnut Continental Breakfast with Chobani© yogurt will jump-start the day and a lunch will be Thanksgiving—Locally Grown!

Monday, November 25th

4pm to 6pm

Suffolk County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Meeting
H Lee Dennison Bldg
Division of Planning and Environment (4th floor conference room)
100 Veterans Hwy
Hauppauge
RSVP to:
Robin 631-283-3195
RHarris@PeconicLandTrust.org

Please attend and share your opinions and concerns as the county works to update the Suffolk County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. Light refreshments will be served. If you can’t make it to this meeting, there are other ones being held (11/12 – Riverhead, 11/13 – Farmingville, 12/12 – Southampton, 12/18 – Southold).

7:45 to 8:45

The Jewish Omnivore’s Dilemma: Eating Jewishly in the 21st Century
Institute for Jewish Studies
Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Ave
Plainview
$5
To register and for more info:
Carole Wolfner 516-349-7616
Sharon Kunoff 516-694-1896

This lecture is being given by Nigel Savage, the founder of Hazon, a VERY cool organization combining Judaism and sustainable food issues…it’s the largest American Jewish environmental organization.
To learn more about Hazon (and see Dec 29th about their food conference in CT)…
http://www.hazon.org/


Monday, December 2nd

6:30pm to 9pm

5th Annual Latke Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
NYC
$55 to $110
For advance tickets (none sold at the door):
http://latkefestival2013.eventbrite.com/
And for more info, pix and recipes:
http://www.greatperformances.com/the-dish/save-the-date-5th-annual-latke-festival

Sample Latkes made by some of the best chefs in NYC (and vote for the Latke Master of the year), along with Beer from the Schmaltz Brewing Company…who could ask for more?  Organized by Great Performances and co-sponsored by Edible Manhattan. I’ve gone for two years in a row with fellow CSA member Andrew Rudin and I’ll be there again this year.


Tuesday, December 3rd

7pm to 10pm

2nd Annual Cocktails and Shopping
Thatched Cottage
455 E. Main St
Centerport
$35
To purchase advance tickets (must be purchased in advance):
Email: thegoodneighborfund@yahoo.com
call Maria @ 516-343-9550
To learn more about the Good Neighbor Fund…
http://www.stparaskevi.org/GoodNeighborFund.htm

For those of you who don't know about the Good Neighbor Fund, it’s a philanthropic organization that helps individuals in the community (all of Long Island and Queens) who are having financial difficulties as a result of a car accident or illness. Whether they pay a LIPA or mortgage bill or supply food cards or perhaps pay for a medical device not covered by insurance, on and on the list goes on. So please join us and ask a friend or two..last year we had 200 women and we have a larger venue this year!

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, coffee and dessert, and a chance to win a handbag by Vasiliki Lagis.


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/


Sunday, December 29th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Hazon Food Conference: Recipes for The New Jewish Food Movement
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village, CT
$510/$460/$410/Children aged 4 to 16 $200 (if you register before December 8th…all inclusive cost includes room and board, kosher farm to table meals)/Children under 4 FREE
For more info and to register:
http://www.hazon.org/programs/food-conference/

Guest presenters celebrated cookbook author Joan Nathan, food writer Leah Koenig and Itta Werdiger-Roth (founder of underground supperclub in Brooklyn, The Hester)


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.


February 5th to February 8th

PASA’s 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference: Letting Nature Lead
State College, PA
For more info and to register:
http://www.pasafarming.org/events/conference

Keynote speakers this year are Daphne Miller, MD (author of Farmacology) and Miguel Altieri, PhD (Professor of Agroecology, UC Berkeley). Sign up for their emails or like their Facebook page to keep up to date on when registration begins.


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

Check out the list of speakers scheduled for this year (includes a performance by Huntington’s own Jen Chapin…Harry’s kid  )…
http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/speakers/

Details TBA



9. Click here to help change the world!

Petition for GMO labeling in New York State…
https://nofa.wufoo.com/forms/online-petition-nys-gmo-labeling/

Tell Congress you want your tax dollars to go to programs that help families gain greater access to healthy, affordable food…
http://action.ewg.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1959&tag=2012GoodFoodWelome3

Anti-fracking petition…Cuomo…don’t encourage fracking by allowing LNG infrastructure!
http://act.credoaction.com/letter/ny_lng_comments/?akid=9263.4713906.kB9zz5&rd

Make sure the USDA takes real action to improve food and beverage options for students…
http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1793&ea.campaign.id=19919

Place your vote in the corporate Hall of Shame…the Food Chain Workers Alliance encourage people to vote for Walmart…
http://act.stopcorporateabuse.org/content_item/corporate-hall-shame-2013



10. What you actually got last week

Week #26
October 24, 2013

1. Arugula – 1 bunch - $2.75
2. Tomatoes: Red – up to 2 lbs - $5.75
3. Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head – $2.75
4. Broccoli Rabe (Raab/Rape) – 1 bunch - $3.00
5. Snap Beans*: Purple and/or Romano and/or Wax/Yellow – up to 1 lb - $3.50

Total Items: 5
Total Amount: $17.75 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $.25 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $30.50)


Herb Share
Marjoram 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. Win stuff

Win a $30,000 grant and a new playground (or a $5,000 grant) for your child’s preschool or elementary school courtesy of Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation from now till March 20, 2014!
http://www.togethercounts.com/at-school/win-for-your-school/sweepstakes

Submit (you have till Dec 2nd) a grant (it’s like winning a prize if you get it!) for a garden for schools K to 12 through Annie’s Grant for Gardens…
http://www.annies.com/giving-back/school-gardens/grants-for-gardens/

Start a fundraising campaign for a school garden and if you’re group is one of the top fundraisers, you could win an extra $400 to $1000 towards the garden…
http://www.crowdrise.com/anniesgardenfunder

Get a scholarship (again…like winning a prize if you get it) thru Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship (undergrad and grad school in sustainable agricultural studies)…
http://www.annies.com/giving-back/agricultural-scholarships/apply/



12. And now, for something completely different…

Girl Scout Cookies…lesbians? Planned Parenthood? Really???

I mean, I had issues with the trans fats/partially hydrogenated oils/high fructose corn syrup/artificial flavors/GMOs they used (being an ex-Girl Scout now concerned about healthier eating) but…did I miss something???

File under…it takes all kinds – and then some!
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/10/some-pastor-said-something-stupid-about-girl-scout-cookies.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSaByzB817PdsG

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Autumn!

And Happy Food Day (Thursday, October 24th)!
For more info, to find events, and to get hooked up for next year…
http://www.foodday.org/

Weather report for CSA…cool, breezy and dry!

Next CSA meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 26st 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 (or is it?). Also, we’ll be starting to talk about next year.

Anybody make it out to the farm last weekend for the CSA tour? If so, and you’d like to share, please email any comments and photos for the next CSA email. A last minute family thing came up so that took priority for me. I’ll have to look forward to being there next June in their Strawberry fields!

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.

FREE tickets to the NAVEL Expo (see under Event Listings for Nov 3rd) at Wild by Nature, the Vitamin Shoppe and Cactus Salon!

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. Good food on a tight budget…courtesy of the Environmental Working Group (EWG)
6. If you eat Eggs or Meat…
7. Win stuff!
8. Event Listings
9. Click here to help change the world!
10. What you actually got last week
11. Talk to your favorite local restaurant owners/chefs…
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 3 1/2 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 #26
October 24, 2013

1. Arugula – 1 bunch
2. Tomatoes
3. Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head
4. Broccoli Rabe (Raab/Rape) – 1 bunch
5. Snap Beans*: Purple and/or Romano and/or Wax/Yellow

Total Items: 5 (?)

Herb Share
Marjoram 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



5. Good food on a tight budget…courtesy of the Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Bookmark, print it out, or donate for a hard copy…
http://www.ewg.org/goodfood/?utm_source=201310goodfoodsubb&utm_medium=email&utm_content=second-link&utm_campaign=food



6. If you eat Eggs or Meat…

If you’re going to eat Eggs, take the Cage Free Pledge…
http://www.choosecagefree.org/take-pledge?j=16399815&e=dskolnick@pb.net&l=2739230_HTML&u=180473885&mid=71507&jb=0

And if you eat Meat, take the pledge to make more humane food choices by supporting animal friendly farming…
http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=23&ea.campaign.id=16082&ea.tracking.id=wspaca_rightbanner



7. Win Stuff!

A. This ends TODAY, October 23rd…
Win…Skype from the Beekman Boys (Josh and Brent) during your Thanksgiving dinner, 15 piece set of Williams Sonoma Goldtouch nonstick bakeware, selection of Beekman 1802 baking mixes, and a signed copy of the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook…
http://beekman1802sweeps.com/

B. Baking contest with a $25,000 prize…enter from now till Jan 2, 2014…
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2013/10/02/chocolate-adventure-contest-2013/



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5pm

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! 


Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, October 31st

4th Annual October Unprocessed Challenge
For more info:
http://www.eatingrules.com/october-unprocessed-2013/

Sign up for a coupon for Bob’s Red Mills products and pledge to eat all unprocessed food for the month of October. And there’s even a free guide for more info:
http://www.eatingrules.com/assets/ou/October-Unprocessed-2013-Official-Guide.pdf


Friday, October 18th to Monday, October 28th

Something Doesn’t Add up to ADD
For more info on the speakers, and to register:
http://www.wishsummit.com/add

What to do about ADD, ADHD and the autism spectrum conditions. This is a free online conference. They would like you to purchase transcripts, etc to be used after the conference but you don’t have to if you want to participate.


Wednesday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 27th

The NYC Food Film Festival
For more info:
http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/


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!


Thursday, October 24th

11:30am to 3pm

Food Day
Farmingdale State College
Campus Center Ballroom
2350 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY
FREE
For more info:
http://www.farmingdale.edu/news/news-2013/foodday10.24.13.shtml

Bhavani Jaroff of Slow Food Huntington will be one of the many participants.


Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th

GMO Mini Summit
FREE
To register:
http://www.gmosummit.org/?orid=400&opid=56

Join GMO expert Jeffrey Smith (author of Seeds of Deception), John Robbins (founder of the vegan group EarthSave), Vandana Shiva (international eco heroine), Michael Hansen (eco scientist with Consumer’s Union who’s been to the Cinema Arts Centre), Joseph Mercola (alternative health expert), and others, in a 3 day online conference. They would like you to purchase a $97 media package of all the materials from the conference and then some, but you don’t have to so it’s still a great deal and event!


Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference
New Bedford, MA
For more info:
http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/faqs

The 9th Annual Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference presented by the Marion Institute is an annual three-day, solutions based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities. This internationally acclaimed event summons environmental, industry and social justice innovators to bring focus on food and farming, health and healing, green business, indigenous knowledge, environmental and social justice, women and youth empowerment, spirituality and sustainability, all working to catalyze a movement to heal our world.

Keynote speakers include Joan Gussow, author of This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader.
Who’s Joan Gussow? Watch this…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-anCk_QO0J8&utm_source=CONNECTing+for+Change+Newsletter&utm_campaign=69a3b93d25-CFC+-+06.25.2013+Registration&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eab32be22c-69a3b93d25-261297289

You can register at the door (the website makes it look like you can’t) though they might be out of certain meal tickets. I’m sure they have some sort of alternatives and you won’t starve!


Friday, October 25th

7:30pm

Tea and Chocolate
Sip Tea Lounge
286 New York Ave
Huntington
$25
To register:
631-683-5777

Join CSA Mushroom Share member Nicole Basso (owner of Sip Tea Loungs) for 5 courses of Teas and Chocolates (from Chocola’j…they’re organic and good)!


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

11am to 2pm

Share the Health Expo
Vitamin Shoppe
191 Walt Whitman Rd
Huntington
FREE
For more info and to RSVP…
https://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE?sk=app_582383498442593&app_data%5Bwfrs%5D=043a114e-640b-11e2-867a-12313d286de3&sourceType=em&source=RI1310_STHE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=VSB&utm_campaign=1310_STHE&cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=retail&cm_pla=LM_1310_STHE&cm_ite=NA

Free gift bags while they last. Sample healthy goodies (supplements and snacks), learn about health and fitness, connect with other people that are into living a healthy lifestyle.


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

2pm

Targeted Nutrition for a Sharp Mind and Combating Dementia with Steve Blake
Healthy Planet Lunch/Lecture
Dao Asian Cuisine
6600 Jericho Tpke (1/4 mile west of the Syosset Bowling Alley on the south side of the road)
Syosset
$20 Members/$25 General Public/$30 At the door
To make reservations and for more info:
631-421-5591
Email: info@healthy-planet.org
http://www.healthy-planet.org/Series/index.asp

Lunch includes a selection of 3 appetizers and 7 entrees (all vegan). Dr. Blake is an expert on medicinal plants and he and his wife live on an organic farm in Maui.
More info about Steve Blake…
http://www.naturalhealthwizards.com/about-us.html

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/


Wednesday, October 30th

6 to 10pm

Public Hearing on Storing Nuclear Waste
Westchester Marriot
670 White Plains Rd
Tarrytown, NY

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a hearing in Tarrytown to receive public input and comments on a proposed rule on the long-term storage of radioactive nuclear waste at reactor sites (for us the closest is Indian Point). Attend the hearing and make your voice heard.

If you are unable to attend the hearing but do want your voice heard, you should consider submitting a written comment to the NRC. Please tell the NRC to require that radioactive waste be removed from spent fuel pools and stored on-site in protected casks, until long-term storage can be completed—and why that is so important to your family's and community's health and safety. If you would like help with developing your comment, or have any questions about this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us (Union of Concerned Scientists) at nuclearsafety@ucsusa.org.

Saturday, November 2nd

10am to 1pm

Cancer Free
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
FREE

At The Richard Linchitz Cancer Free Master Mind come meet 8 experts on cancer and alternative treatments. If you have the new Navel Expo magazine (see #11 ), you’ll see more details about this event. Included are Joyce O’Brien, author of Choose to Live: Our Journey from Late Stage Cancers to Vibrant Health, and Fred V. Eichhorn, ND (who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1976, given 3 weeks to live, and restored his health…and oddly enough, he was my next door neighbor as a child, I was best friends with his two sisters and haven’t seen him since…maybe it’s time to say hello!).


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! Also, there’s an exhibiting section with lots of interesting and free stuff (food, massage, etc).
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/


Tuesday, November 5th

7pm

Dr Joseph Debe lecture – Super Immunity
Wild by Nature
369 West Main St
Huntington
FREE
Call for reservations:
631-424-6480 (walk-ins welcome)

Learn from CSA member Chiara Mathews’ doctor how you can tailor your diet and lifestyle to most effectively battle infections, allergies, autoimmunity and cancer.


Wednesday, November 6th

5:30pm to 8pm

Edible Long Island Launch Party
Jewel Restaurant
400 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20 (in advance includes subscription)/$30 (at the door)/$40 (at the door with subscription)
For more info and to order tickets:
http://www.ediblelongisland.com/event/edible-long-island-magazine-launch-party/

Presented by LI Wine Country and Edible Long Island, local food venders attending include 20 wineries and 5 breweries. Come meet the farmer, chefs, foodmakers, brewers and vinters that feed us.

7:30

Let’s Eat: Food on Film presents A Place at the Table with Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
$25/$50 VIP (includes pre-event VIP Reception at 6:30pm with panel members, food and wine, and preferred seating)
For more info:
http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/a-place-at-the-table/
To purchase tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/483344

With a superstar cast (in the food world) including Marion Nestle (author of Food Politics and other important reads), Chef Tom Colicchio and Raj Patel (author of the wonderful book Stuffed and Starved) and activist actor Jeff Bridges, this movie explores why 50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Panelists include Chef Tom Colicchio, Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest, Mike Xirinachs of CBS Radio, Congressman Steve Israel and will be moderated by NY State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine.This event is being co-presented with Island Harvest.


Thursday, November 7th to Monday, November 11th

14th Annual International Conference of the Weston A Price Foundation
Curing the Incurable: Holistic Therapies for Chronic Diseases
Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel
Atlanta, GA
For more info and to register:
http://conferences.westonaprice.org/main-conference/

Joel Salatin, Sally Fallon and Dr. Mercola will be there…will you?


Thursday, November 7th

7pm to 8:30pm

Holistic Moms Network (HMN) 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/

Please join CSA member Vickie Muller at these fun and informative meetings (and you don’t have to be a mom to go…or even female!). There will be tea and a healthy snack. Be green and bring your own mug.


Friday, November 8th to Sunday, November 10th

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference
Boys and Girls High School
1700 Fulton Ave
Brooklyn
$30 Adults/$15 Students
For more info and tickets:
http://www.blackfarmersconf.org/home-1

You don’t have to be a farmer, gardener or black to attend this event. If eating healthy, food justice, food deserts, food sovereignty, local food, supporting local farmers, healthy food in schools and diversity in the farming community as well as in the fields are subjects of interest to you, this might be a good place to go to discuss and learn more about the issues of race, health, class and food. Keynote speakers will be Monica White, Asst Professor of Environmental Justice/University of Wisconsin-Madison and President on the Board of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and Ben Burkett, President of the National Family Farm Coalition.


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/


Monday, November 25th

4pm to 6pm

Suffolk County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Meeting
H Lee Dennison Bldg
Division of Planning and Environment (4th floor conference room)
100 Veterans Hwy
Hauppauge
RSVP to:
Robin 631-283-3195
RHarris@PeconicLandTrust.org

Please attend and share your opinions and concerns as the county works to update the Suffolk County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. Light refreshments will be served. If you can’t make it to this meeting, there are other ones being held (11/12 – Riverhead, 11/13 – Farmingville, 12/12 – Southampton, 12/18 – Southold).

7:45 to 8:45

The Jewish Omnivore’s Dilemma: Eating Jewishly in the 21st Century
Institute for Jewish Studies
Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Ave
Plainview
$5
To register and for more info:
Carole Wolfner 516-349-7616
Sharon Kunoff 516-694-1896

This lecture is being given by Nigel Savage, the founder of Hazon, a VERY cool organization combining Judaism and sustainable food issues…it’s the largest American Jewish environmental organization.
To learn more about Hazon (and see Dec 29th about their food conference in CT)…
http://www.hazon.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/


Sunday, December 29th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Hazon Food Conference: Recipes for The New Jewish Food Movement
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village, CT
$510/$460/$410/Children aged 4 to 16 $200 (if you register before December 8th…all inclusive cost includes room and board, kosher farm to table meals)/Children under 4 FREE
For more info and to register:
http://www.hazon.org/programs/food-conference/

Guest presenters celebrated cookbook author Joan Nathan, food writer Leah Koenig and Itta Werdiger-Roth (founder of underground supperclub in Brooklyn, The Hester)


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.


February 5th to February 8th

PASA’s 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference: Letting Nature Lead
State College, PA
For more info and to register:
http://www.pasafarming.org/events/conference

Keynote speakers this year are Daphne Miller, MD (author of Farmacology) and Miguel Altieri, PhD (Professor of Agroecology, UC Berkeley). Sign up for their emails or like their Facebook page to keep up to date on when registration begins.


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

Check out the list of speakers scheduled for this year (includes a performance by Huntington’s own Jen Chapin…Harry’s kid  )…
http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/speakers/

Details TBA



9. Click here to help change the world!

Coke and Pepsi are buying sugar from companies that have driven small farmers and indigenous communities off their land…tell them to stop that!
http://action.sumofus.org/a/land-grabs/3/3/?rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1&referring_akid=2467.504673.r5d-vS



10. What you actually got last week

Week #26
October 24, 2013

1. Kale: Lacinato* – 1 bunch - $3.25
2. Tomatoes, Mini: Grape, Red – 1 pt - $4.25
3. Bitter Melon – 1 - $.50
4. Lettuce: Boston – 1 head - $2.75
5. Squash, Summer: 8 Ball, Costata Romanesco, Gold, Kousa, Patty Pan (Green and Yellow), Yellow, Zucchini – up to 1 lb - $2.25 (weighed first and then add to this the Snap Beans)
6. Snap Beans***: Green and/or Purple and/or Yellow (Wax) – up to 1 lb - $3.50
7. Peppers, Sweet Mix – ¾ lb - $2.50

Total Items: 7
Total Amount: $19.00 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $1.50 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $30.25)

Mushroom Share

*
Kale…10 ways to prepare it!
http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/top-10-ways-to-prepare-kale.html


**
Bitter Melon…do your research before cooking with this one (most medicinal vegetable on the planet!!!)

The basics…and a good basic website for it…
http://bittermelon.org/eat/cookingbittermelon
And recipes…Bitter Melon Sorbet anyone?
http://bittermelon.org/eat/shareyourrecipes

Bitter Melon recipe discovered by CSA member Lisa McInnis Lonigro…
http://amisvegetariandelicacies.blogspot.com/2011/07/bitter-melon-salad.html

IF pregnant…don’t eat it as it can possibly cause a miscarriage. However, not seeing how much it would take to do this and….
http://www.drugs.com/npp/bitter-melon.html

this advice looks more reasonable and…
http://www.juicing-for-health.com/bitter-gourd-benefits.html

here’s another opinion that it could be useful for gestational diabetes…
http://pregnanteats.com/2010/05/05/eating-for-a-healthy-pregnancy-bitter-melon/

Oh yeah, I forgot it also slows down the growth of, and kills, breast cancer cells (and not surrounding normal cells) as an extract in a Petri dish…
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-02-24/entertainment/27057193_1_breast-cancer-melon-cancer-research
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100223131956.htm

They want to take the natural extract, turn it into something chemically produced and costing a fortune. I’d rather eat it and pay for the vegetable.

Recipes and chats about Bitter Melon (darker the Bitter Melon…more bitter it is)…
This is a scream…my new favorite cooking show…Cooking with Dog! That dog looks awfully close to the burner!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp-a5y8rY28&NR=1&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5bwWHImhUA (I’d take the pith and seeds out and don’t eat with bread…ugh…rice would be nice)
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/07/seriously-asian-bitter-melon-stir-fry.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/324491
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/asianveg/msg0818541820091.html
http://chinesefood.about.com/od/vegetablesrecipes/r/bittermelon.htm
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,bitter_melon,FF.html

Bitter Melon (spellings are more how to pronounce than correct…)
Goya – Japan
Kerala – India
Mah-Lah –Thailand
oh-Wah - Vietnam
Pahvahkah – India, in Kerala

General Info…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_melon
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69138.cfm#Warnings

I had no idea! The National Bitter Melon Council…
http://bittermelon.org/


***
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. Talk to your favorite local restaurant owners/chefs…

Talk about the Pride of NY Pledge to use more locally grown and produced food and drink, and encourage them to sign on, or patronize places that already have. Right now the only one located on Long Island is Shake Shack in Westbury.

http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/10192013-chefs-restaurants-take-pride-of-ny-pledge



12. And now, for something completely different…

wow, wow and WOW! 

Another person devoted to playing with their food…
http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-bento-food-art-samantha-lee/

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

For Thursday 10/17/2013 Pick up....
Happy Autumn!

Weather report for CSA…warm, slight chance of drizzle and breezy!

Our Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Riding CSA Farm Tour is THIS Saturday, October 19th! See Event Listings and #5 for details.

Next CSA meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 26st from 10:30am to noon (unless the farm tour is rescheduled for this day due to rain on the 19th). 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.

FREE tickets to the NAVEL Expo (see under Event Listings for Nov 3rd) at Wild by Nature, the Vitamin Shoppe and Cactus Salon!

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. Visual Guide to Winter Squash (with recipes)
7. The Raw Food Diet is Dead!!!
8. Event Listings
9. Click here to help change the world!
10. What you actually got last week
11. Take a short quiz on food storage/safety and help the terrific group Food Corps earn $$$!
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 3 1/2 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 #25
October 17, 2013

1. Kale: Lacinato* – 1 bunch
2. Tomatoes, Mini – 1 pt
3. Bitter Melon**
4. Lettuce – 1 head
5. Snap Beans***
6. Squash, Summer
7. Peppers, Sweet

Total Items: 7 (?)


Mushroom Share

*
Kale…10 ways to prepare it!
http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/top-10-ways-to-prepare-kale.html


**
Bitter Melon…do your research before cooking with this one (most medicinal vegetable on the planet!!!)

The basics…and a good basic website for it…
http://bittermelon.org/eat/cookingbittermelon
And recipes…Bitter Melon Sorbet anyone?
http://bittermelon.org/eat/shareyourrecipes

Bitter Melon recipe discovered by CSA member Lisa McInnis Lonigro…
http://amisvegetariandelicacies.blogspot.com/2011/07/bitter-melon-salad.html

IF pregnant…don’t eat it as it can possibly cause a miscarriage. However, not seeing how much it would take to do this and….
http://www.drugs.com/npp/bitter-melon.html

this advice looks more reasonable and…
http://www.juicing-for-health.com/bitter-gourd-benefits.html

here’s another opinion that it could be useful for gestational diabetes…
http://pregnanteats.com/2010/05/05/eating-for-a-healthy-pregnancy-bitter-melon/

Oh yeah, I forgot it also slows down the growth of, and kills, breast cancer cells (and not surrounding normal cells) as an extract in a Petri dish…
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-02-24/entertainment/27057193_1_breast-cancer-melon-cancer-research
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100223131956.htm

They want to take the natural extract, turn it into something chemically produced and costing a fortune. I’d rather eat it and pay for the vegetable.

Recipes and chats about Bitter Melon (darker the Bitter Melon…more bitter it is)…
This is a scream…my new favorite cooking show…Cooking with Dog! That dog looks awfully close to the burner!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp-a5y8rY28&NR=1&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5bwWHImhUA (I’d take the pith and seeds out and don’t eat with bread…ugh…rice would be nice)
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/07/seriously-asian-bitter-melon-stir-fry.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/324491
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/asianveg/msg0818541820091.html
http://chinesefood.about.com/od/vegetablesrecipes/r/bittermelon.htm
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,bitter_melon,FF.html

Bitter Melon (spellings are more how to pronounce than correct…)
Goya – Japan
Kerala – India
Mah-Lah –Thailand
oh-Wah - Vietnam
Pahvahkah – India, in Kerala

General Info…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_melon
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69138.cfm#Warnings

I had no idea! The National Bitter Melon Council…
http://bittermelon.org/


**
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. News from the Farm

October 1, 2013

October is here and it’s time for our CSA fall farm tour and Pumpkin picking! The date is Saturday, October 19th. If it’s raining HEAVY, it will be postponed to October 26th. Call the farm before you leave if you’re in doubt at 631-726-1900.

It will be a riding tour on a wagon pulled by a tractor starting at our farm stand, located at 829 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, and going through some of our farm fields. We will be viewing fall crops…Oriental greens, Winter Radishes, Turnips and perennial herbs, as well as several other crops.

Reservations are required as space is limited on each wagon. Times are 10am, 11:30am and 1pm. If these fill up, another tour will be added at 2:30pm. This is for our CSA members and immediate family only. If you are sharing a CSA share, you need to decide who’s showing up for this tour and please reserve in the name of the CSA member. It’s your last chance to visit the farm and talk to Farmer Bill until Strawberry season June 2014!

We urge any interested CSA members to join us and see what we’re doing.

Call Green Thumb Farm at 631-726-1900 for reservations between 9am to 4:30pm daily.

Thanks a lot! 

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



6. Visual Guide to Winter Squash (with recipes)

Check this out!  In the past, our CSA has gotten Acorn, Butternut, Carnival, Delicata and one not included called Pharsi which you cook like Butternut…
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/seasonalcooking/farmtotable/visual-guide-winter-squash



7. The Raw Food Diet is Dead!!!

Interesting article…food for thought! 
http://renegadehealth.com/blog/deathofraw?utm_source=Renegade+Health+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c622b37706-Dental+health+1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_75bfe8db44-c622b37706-14908165



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5pm

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! 


Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, October 31st

4th Annual October Unprocessed Challenge
For more info:
http://www.eatingrules.com/october-unprocessed-2013/

Sign up for a coupon for Bob’s Red Mills products and pledge to eat all unprocessed food for the month of October. And there’s even a free guide for more info:
http://www.eatingrules.com/assets/ou/October-Unprocessed-2013-Official-Guide.pdf


Monday, October 14th to Sunday, October 20th

Farmingdale Restaurant Week
For more info:
http://www.farmingdalerestaurantweek.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FarmingdaleRestaurantWeek#!/FarmingdaleRestaurantWeek

The Rolling Spring Roll is LI’s only Vietnamese place (truck now a restaurant). Hope 3 Brother’s Pizza gets on board for this! Chicimecas is part of it and owned by Huntington’s Alejandro Gonzalez (owner of Oaxaca and Quetzlcoatl).


Wednesday, October 16th

5:30 to 7:30pm

The Quarterly Carousel presented by Brooklyn Brewery and Edible Long Island
Market Bistro
516 N Broadway
Jericho
For more info:
http://www.ediblelongisland.com/events/get-a-free-tasting-of-brooklyn-brewerys-latest-beer-at-a-copy-of-our-fall-issue-at-market-bistro-on-oct-16/
To register for this event:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8536814843/es2/?rank=1&sid=8f2a48f3366111e399b9123139057c14

Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery and snacks and a free copy of Edible Long Island!


Friday, October 18th to Sunday, October 20th

10am to 5pm

East Meadow Farm 2nd Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Sale
832 Merrick Ave
East Meadow
For more info:
http://www.ccenassau.org/

Pumpkins, cider, doughnuts, demos…in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County. How sad! CCE – Nassau County is closed till October 25th because of budget cuts!!!


Friday, October 18th to Monday, October 21st

Power Shift 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
For more info:
http://www.wearepowershift.org/register

More than ten thousand youth leaders from every walk of life — college students, young environmental justice leaders, DREAMers, young people of faith, young workers — will come together to learn from one another, to build and launch strategic campaigns in their own communities. We are leading the fight to solve the climate crisis and build a clean, just and thriving economy by standing up on our campuses and in our communities to demand real solutions that work for workers and Millennials. We have put our fists in the air and our bodies on the line to fight Keystone XL, fracking, and mountaintop removal — and we’re willing to do it again.
Are older people welcome at Power Shift 2013?
Yes! While Power Shift 2013 is largely a youth convergence, people of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Power Shift 2013 is an important space for young people to come together, but we also value working with people of all ages, and learning from other movement leaders and elders.

Friday, October 18th to Monday, October 28th

Something Doesn’t Add up to ADD
For more info on the speakers, and to register:
http://www.wishsummit.com/add

What to do about ADD, ADHD and the autism spectrum conditions. This is a free online conference. They would like you to purchase transcripts, etc to be used after the conference but you don’t have to if you want to participate.


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

10am to 2pm

Fall Festival Weekend
Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s
480 Hempstead Rd
Malverne
FREE
For more info:
https://nassaulandtrust.org/fall-festival-2013

Farm tour, organic produce, workshops…fun for the whole family!  Crossroads Farm is a 5 acre certified organic vegetable farm operated by the Nassau Land Trust under a lease from Nassau County.

10am to 3:30pm

Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Riding CSA Farm Tour!
Green Thumb Farm
829 Montauk Highway
Water Mill
FREE
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. The times available are 10am, 11:30am and 1pm. IF these fill up, another one will open up for 2:30pm.

Rain date (if it’s pouring HEAVILY) will be Saturday, October 26th. Call the farm (631-726-1900) if you have doubts whether it will be rescheduled or not.

10am to 5pm

Octoberfest
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$3/under 6 years old FREE
For more info:
http://gardenofevefarm.com/Oktoberfest.htm

The inaugural event on Chris and Eve Kaplan Walbrecht’s 50-acre farm features Port Jeff Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Rocky Point Artisan Brewers. The latter has used Garden of Eve-grown barley in “everything we’ve brewed since the end of August,” says Donavan Hall, co-owner. This includes a batch of Pilsner with Santiam, Perle, Tettnang and Hallertau hops grown by Hall and Mike Voigt, another co-owner. Fun for the whole family!

1pm to 2:30pm

No NLG Facility, No Fracking!
Long Beach Boardwalk
National Blvd.
Long Beach, LI, NY
To register for this event (and they recommend that you register if you’re coming)…
http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/GetTogether?cal_event_id=107421&gettogether=event_main&page=event_main&cal_invitee_id=&cal_activity_id=1000

Join us in sending TWO messages to Governor Cuomo: Reject the proposed Port Ambrose LNG facility and ban fracking in New York! As we recognize the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it is imperative that New York take steps to reduce the threat of climate change catastrophe and lessen our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.


Sunday, October 20th

8am to 5pm

LI Honey Bee Conference
St John’s University, D’Angelo Center
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens
$55
To get tickets in advance and for more info:
http://www.longislandbeekeepers.org/conference/conference.html

This event is sponsored by the LI Beekeepers Club.

10am to 4pm

Fall Festival Weekend
Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s
480 Hempstead Rd
Malverne
FREE
For more info:
https://nassaulandtrust.org/fall-festival-2013

Farm tour, organic produce, workshops…fun for the whole family!  Crossroads Farm is a 5 acre certified organic vegetable farm operated by the Nassau Land Trust under a lease from Nassau County.

10am to 5pm

Octoberfest
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$3/under 6 years old FREE
For more info:
http://gardenofevefarm.com/Oktoberfest.htm

The inaugural event on Chris and Eve Kaplan Walbrecht’s 50-acre farm features Port Jeff Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Rocky Point Artisan Brewers. The latter has used Garden of Eve-grown barley in “everything we’ve brewed since the end of August,” says Donavan Hall, co-owner. This includes a batch of Pilsner with Santiam, Perle, Tettnang and Hallertau hops grown by Hall and Mike Voigt, another co-owner. Fun for the whole family!


Wednesday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 27th

The NYC Food Film Festival
For more info:
http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/


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 to Sunday, October 27th

GMO Mini Summit
FREE
To register:
http://www.gmosummit.org/?orid=400&opid=56

Join GMO expert Jeffrey Smith (author of Seeds of Deception), John Robbins (founder of the vegan group EarthSave), Vandana Shiva (international eco heroine), Michael Hansen (eco scientist with Consumer’s Union who’s been to the Cinema Arts Centre), Joseph Mercola (alternative health expert), and others, in a 3 day online conference. They would like you to purchase a $97 media package of all the materials from the conference and then some, but you don’t have to so it’s still a great deal and event!


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

11am to 2pm

Share the Health Expo
Vitamin Shoppe
191 Walt Whitman Rd
Huntington
FREE
For more info and to RSVP…
https://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE?sk=app_582383498442593&app_data%5Bwfrs%5D=043a114e-640b-11e2-867a-12313d286de3&sourceType=em&source=RI1310_STHE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=VSB&utm_campaign=1310_STHE&cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=retail&cm_pla=LM_1310_STHE&cm_ite=NA

Free gift bags while they last. Sample healthy goodies (supplements and snacks), learn about health and fitness, connect with other people that are into living a healthy lifestyle. Plus, our CSA will be tabling at this location!


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

2pm

Targeted Nutrition for a Sharp Mind and Combating Dementia with Steve Blake
Healthy Planet Lunch/Lecture
Dao Asian Cuisine
6600 Jericho Tpke (1/4 mile west of the Syosset Bowling Alley on the south side of the road)
Syosset
$20 Members/$25 General Public/$30 At the door
To make reservations and for more info:
631-421-5591
Email: info@healthy-planet.org
http://www.healthy-planet.org/Series/index.asp

Lunch includes a selection of 3 appetizers and 7 entrees (all vegan). Dr. Blake is an expert on medicinal plants and he and his wife live on an organic farm in Maui.
More info about Steve Blake…
http://www.naturalhealthwizards.com/about-us.html

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/


Saturday, November 2nd

10am to 1pm

Cancer Free
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
FREE

At The Richard Linchitz Cancer Free Master Mind come meet 8 experts on cancer and alternative treatments. If you have the new Navel Expo magazine (see #11 ), you’ll see more details about this event. Included are Joyce O’Brien, author of Choose to Live: Our Journey from Late Stage Cancers to Vibrant Health, and Fred V. Eichhorn, ND (who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1976, given 3 weeks to live, and restored his health…and oddly enough, he was my next door neighbor as a child, I was best friends with his two sisters and haven’t seen him since…maybe it’s time to say hello!).


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! Also, there’s an exhibiting section with lots of interesting and free stuff (food, massage, etc).
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/


Tuesday, November 5th

7pm

Dr Joseph Debe lecture – Super Immunity
Wild by Nature
369 West Main St
Huntington
FREE
Call for reservations:
631-424-6480 (walk-ins welcome)

Learn from CSA member Chiara Mathews’ doctor how you can tailor your diet and lifestyle to most effectively battle infections, allergies, autoimmunity and cancer.


Wednesday, November 6th

5:30pm to 8pm

Edible Long Island Launch Party
Jewel Restaurant
400 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20 (in advance includes subscription)/$30 (at the door)/$40 (at the door with subscription)
For more info and to order tickets:
http://www.ediblelongisland.com/event/edible-long-island-magazine-launch-party/

Presented by LI Wine Country and Edible Long Island, local food venders attending include 20 wineries and 5 breweries. Come meet the farmer, chefs, foodmakers, brewers and vinters that feed us.

7:30

Let’s Eat: Food on Film presents A Place at the Table with Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington
$25/$50 VIP (includes pre-event VIP Reception at 6:30pm with panel members, food and wine, and preferred seating)
For more info:
http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/a-place-at-the-table/
To purchase tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/483344

With a superstar cast (in the food world) including Marion Nestle (author of Food Politics and other important reads), Chef Tom Colicchio and Raj Patel (author of the wonderful book Stuffed and Starved) and activist actor Jeff Bridges, this movie explores why 50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Panelists include Chef Tom Colicchio, Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest, Mike Xirinachs of CBS Radio, Congressman Steve Israel and will be moderated by NY State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine.This event is being co-presented with Island Harvest.


Thursday, November 7th

7pm to 8:30pm

Holistic Moms Network (HMN) 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/

Please join CSA member Vickie Muller at these fun and informative meetings (and you don’t have to be a mom to go…or even female!). There will be tea and a healthy snack. Be green and bring your own mug.


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/


Monday, November 25th

7:45 to 8:45

The Jewish Omnivore’s Dilemma: Eating Jewishly in the 21st Century
Institute for Jewish Studies
Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Ave
Plainview
$5
To register and for more info:
Carole Wolfner 516-349-7616
Sharon Kunoff 516-694-1896

This lecture is being given by Nigel Savage, the founder of Hazon, a VERY cool organization combining Judaism and sustainable food issues…it’s the largest American Jewish environmental organization.
To learn more about Hazon (and see Dec 29th about their food conference in CT)…
http://www.hazon.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/


Sunday, December 29th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Hazon Food Conference: Recipes for The New Jewish Food Movement
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village, CT
$510/$460/$410/Children aged 4 to 16 $200 (if you register before December 8th…all inclusive cost includes room and board, kosher farm to table meals)/Children under 4 FREE
For more info and to register:
http://www.hazon.org/programs/food-conference/

Guest presenters celebrated cookbook author Joan Nathan, food writer Leah Koenig and Itta Werdiger-Roth (founder of underground supperclub in Brooklyn, The Hester)


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

Check out the list of speakers scheduled for this year (includes a performance by Huntington’s own Jen Chapin…Harry’s kid  )…
http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/speakers/

Details TBA



9. Click here to help change the world! Not asking y’all to do anything I haven’t already done… 

A. State of Washington might label GMOs, voice your support!
http://action.ewg.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=2046&tag=201310WAGMONat&utm_source=201310wagmonat&utm_medium=email&utm_content=first-link&utm_campaign=food

B. Stop using artificial dyes linked to hyperactivity…
http://www.change.org/MMsDyes

C. Stop using dangerous food dye in our Mac & Cheese…
http://www.change.org/petitions/kraft-stop-using-dangerous-food-dyes-in-our-mac-cheese

D. Stop poisoning paradise with toxic chemicals and GMO crops!
http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/tell_big_biotech_to_stop_poisoning_paradise/?rd=1&t=2&referring_akid=1017.31784.Gt5gFe

E. Support of bees…these companies want to bring back the pesticides that are killing bees…
http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees-lawsuit/2/4/?rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1&referring_akid=2133.504673.YEzhkf

F. Tell President Obama to revert anti-consumer and anti-worker poultry plant regulations…
http://action.sumofus.org/a/usda-chicken/2/3/?rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1&referring_akid=2068.504673.mYqWtb

G. Please remove fake Honey from stores…
http://action.sumofus.org/a/honey-fake-walgreens/4/2/?rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1&referring_akid=1806.504673.TS2bDK

H. Sign about the EPA opening up investigations about water pollution and fracking…
http://www.wearepowershift.org/investigate-fracking



10. What you actually got last week

Week #24
October 10, 2013

1. Celery* – 1 bunch - $3.50
2. Tomatoes – up to 2 lbs - $5.75
3. Escarole** - 1 head - $2.75
4. Squash, Winter: Delicata – 1 - $1.25
5. Snap Beans***: Green and/or Yellow (Wax) – up to 1 lb - $2.25
6. Squash, Summer: 8 Ball, Costata Romanesca, Gold, Kousa, Yellow, Zucchini – up to 1 lb - $3.50

Total Items: 6
Total Amount: $19.00 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $1.50 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $28.75)


Herb Share – Oct 1A
Chives, Garlic AND Parsley

Mushroom Share

*
Dr Weil gives us 4 reasons to be eating Celery (and of course, he recommends organic Celery)…
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04905/4-Reasons-to-Eat-Celery.html

**
Escarole
http://www.marthastewart.com/286399/escarole-recipes/@center/1009854/winter-produce
http://www.finecooking.com/item/5303/escarole
Sauteed Escarole (couldn’t get much easier than this…except if you use it in a Salad )…
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/saut%C3%A9ed-escarole
Though bitter is better (as far as vegetables that are the most healthy)…
http://www.livestrong.com/article/546361-how-to-cook-escarole-without-it-being-bitter/
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_escarole_recipes


**
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. Take a short quiz on food storage/safety and help the terrific group Food Corps earn $$$!

http://www.subzero-wolf.com/freshness-iq-challenge?utm_source=Freshness_IQ_Test_Subject1&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Quiz_btn&utm_campaign=Freshness_IQ_Challenge



12. And now, for something completely different…

Sirens of the Lambs by the artist Banksy (used to work in a butcher shop)…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WDIz7mEJOeA

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For Thursday 10/10/2013 Pick up...
Happy Autumn!

Weather report for CSA…cool, wet and windy!

Our Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Riding CSA Farm Tour is Saturday, October 19th! See Event Listings and #5 for details.

Next CSA meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 26st from 10:30am to noon (unless the farm tour is rescheduled for this day due to rain on the 19th). 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.

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, and ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30pm to 4pm…
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. Vote, from now till October 14th, to have a tv commercial during the Superbowl that will help small NY state farmers…
7. Food Alert - since the government is shut down this info might not be getting around as much as it would otherwise
8. Event Listings
9. Click here to help change the world!
10. What you actually got last week
11. Get a free copy of the Navel Expo magazine…
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, and ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30pm to 4pm…

If you can work this week from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, or 3:30pm to 4pm please…
A. respond to this email before 1pm Thursday
B. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm on Thursday
C. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm on Thursday
D. show up a little before 3:30pm or 5:30pm on 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 3 1/2 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 #24
October 10, 2013

1. Celery* – 1 bunch
2. Tomatoes
3. Escarole**
4. Squash, Winter: Delicata - 1
5. Snap Beans***: Green and/or Yellow (Wax)
6. Squash, Summer

Total Items: 6 (?)

Herb Share – Oct 1A
Chives, Garlic AND Parsley

Mushroom Share

*
Dr Weil gives us 4 reasons to be eating Celery (and of course, he recommends organic Celery)…
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04905/4-Reasons-to-Eat-Celery.html

**
Escarole
http://www.marthastewart.com/286399/escarole-recipes/@center/1009854/winter-produce
http://www.finecooking.com/item/5303/escarole
Sauteed Escarole (couldn’t get much easier than this…except if you use it in a Salad )…
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/saut%C3%A9ed-escarole
Though bitter is better (as far as vegetables that are the most healthy)…
http://www.livestrong.com/article/546361-how-to-cook-escarole-without-it-being-bitter/
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_escarole_recipes


**
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. News from the Farm

October 1, 2013

October is here and it’s time for our CSA fall farm tour and Pumpkin picking! The date is Saturday, October 19th. If it’s raining HEAVY, it will be postponed to October 26th. Call the farm before you leave if you’re in doubt at 631-726-1900.

It will be a riding tour on a wagon pulled by a tractor starting at our farm stand, located at 829 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, and going through some of our farm fields. We will be viewing fall crops…Oriental greens, Winter Radishes, Turnips and perennial herbs, as well as several other crops.

Reservations are required as space is limited on each wagon. Times are 10am, 11:30am and 1pm. If these fill up, another tour will be added at 2:30pm. This is for our CSA members and immediate family only. If you are sharing a CSA share, you need to decide who’s showing up for this tour and please reserve in the name of the CSA member. It’s your last chance to visit the farm and talk to Farmer Bill until Strawberry season June 2014!

We urge any interested CSA members to join us and see what we’re doing.

Call Green Thumb Farm at 631-726-1900 for reservations between 9am to 4:30pm daily.

Thanks a lot! 

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



6. Vote, from now till October 14th, to have a tv commercial during the Superbowl that will help small NY state farmers…

Josh and Brent, the owners of Beekman 1802 farm, are selling their Mortgage Lifter Tomato Sauce and 25% of the monies from this project will be going to other small farmers…
https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/NY/Beekman-1802/377887



7. Food Alert - since the government is shut down this info might not be getting around as much as it would otherwise

Know anyone in PA, WV or MD that eat or buy Ice Cream? If so, please read this and forward or let them know…
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/10/turkey-hill-ice-cream.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSVF9DB81moH0d



8. Event Listings

Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, December 8th

8:30am to 5pm

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! 


Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, October 31st

4th Annual October Unprocessed Challenge
For more info:
http://www.eatingrules.com/october-unprocessed-2013/

Sign up for a coupon for Bob’s Red Mills products and pledge to eat all unprocessed food for the month of October. And there’s even a free guide for more info:
http://www.eatingrules.com/assets/ou/October-Unprocessed-2013-Official-Guide.pdf


Saturday, October 12th

Noon to 2pm

5th Annual Gift of Life Wellness Walk & Lunch Party
Conklin Museum
2 High Street
Huntington
FREE

This is a walk to express gratitude for the wellness you have, and get the national attention off sickness and disease and on to prevention and health. For each person that attends, $5.00 will be donated (up to $5,000) to the Gift of Life (provides heart surgery for children around the world) PLUS you’ll get a FREE ticket to the NAVEL Expo (see Nov 3rd). Green Thumb CSA – Huntington will be tabling at this event, and there will be food from West East Bistro.
More about Gift of Life…
http://www.kidshearts.org/

1pm

March Against Monsanto (in celebration of World Food Day)
Bryant Park
41 W 40th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)
NYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/220287801461259/

2:30pm

March Against Monsanto (in celebration of World Food Day)
Smith Haven Mall
On the corner of Middle Country Rd and New Moriches Rd
Lake Grove, LI, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/519537048081990/


Monday, October 14th to Sunday, October 20th

Farmingdale Restaurant Week
For more info:
http://www.farmingdalerestaurantweek.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FarmingdaleRestaurantWeek#!/FarmingdaleRestaurantWeek

The Rolling Spring Roll is LI’s only Vietnamese place (truck now a restaurant). Hope 3 Brother’s Pizza gets on board for this! Chicimecas is part of it and owned by Huntington’s Alejandro Gonzalez (owner of Oaxaca and Quetzlcoatl).


Friday, October 18th to Monday, October 28th

Something Doesn’t Add up to ADD
For more info on the speakers, and to register:
http://www.wishsummit.com/add

What to do about ADD, ADHD and the autism spectrum conditions. This is a free online conference. They would like you to purchase transcripts, etc to be used after the conference but you don’t have to if you want to participate.


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

10am to 3:30pm

Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Riding CSA Farm Tour!
Green Thumb Farm
829 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. The times available are 10am, 11:30am and 1pm. IF these fill up, another one will open up for 2:30pm.

Rain date (if it’s pouring HEAVILY) will be Saturday, October 26th. Call the farm (631-726-1900) if you have doubts whether it will be rescheduled or not.

10am to 5pm

Octoberfest
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$3/under 6 years old FREE
For more info:
http://gardenofevefarm.com/Oktoberfest.htm

The inaugural event on Chris and Eve Kaplan Walbrecht’s 50-acre farm features Port Jeff Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Rocky Point Artisan Brewers. The latter has used Garden of Eve-grown barley in “everything we’ve brewed since the end of August,” says Donavan Hall, co-owner. This includes a batch of Pilsner with Santiam, Perle, Tettnang and Hallertau hops grown by Hall and Mike Voigt, another co-owner. Fun for the whole family!


Sunday, October 20th

10am to 5pm

Octoberfest
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave
Riverhead
$3/under 6 years old FREE
For more info:
http://gardenofevefarm.com/Oktoberfest.htm

The inaugural event on Chris and Eve Kaplan Walbrecht’s 50-acre farm features Port Jeff Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Rocky Point Artisan Brewers. The latter has used Garden of Eve-grown barley in “everything we’ve brewed since the end of August,” says Donavan Hall, co-owner. This includes a batch of Pilsner with Santiam, Perle, Tettnang and Hallertau hops grown by Hall and Mike Voigt, another co-owner. Fun for the whole family!


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/


Saturday, November 2nd

10am to 1pm

Cancer Free
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
FREE

At The Richard Linchitz Cancer Free Master Mind come meet 8 experts on cancer and alternative treatments. If you have the new Navel Expo magazine (see #11 ), you’ll see more details about this event. Included are Joyce O’Brien, author of Choose to Live: Our Journey from Late Stage Cancers to Vibrant Health, and Fred V. Eichhorn, ND (who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1976, given 3 weeks to live, and restored his health…and oddly enough, he was my next door neighbor as a child, I was best friends with his two sisters and haven’t seen him since…maybe it’s time to say hello!).


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! Also, there’s an exhibiting section with lots of interesting and free stuff (food, massage, etc).
For more info on Jeffrey Life…
http://drlife.com/


Wednesday, November 6th

5:30pm to 8pm

Edible Long Island Launch Party
Jewel Restaurant
400 Broadhollow Rd
Melville
$20 (in advance includes subscription)/$30 (at the door)/$40 (at the door with subscription)
For more info and to order tickets:
http://www.ediblelongisland.com/event/edible-long-island-magazine-launch-party/

Presented by LI Wine Country and Edible Long Island, local food venders attending include 20 wineries and 5 breweries. Come meet the farmer, chefs, foodmakers, brewers and vinters that feed us.


Thursday, November 7th

7pm to 8:30pm

Holistic Moms Network (HMN) 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/

Please join CSA member Vickie Muller at these fun and informative meetings (and you don’t have to be a mom to go…or even female!). There will be tea and a healthy snack. Be green and bring your own mug.


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!

Sign petition to have GMO foods labeled in NY state…
https://nofa.wufoo.com/forms/online-petition-nys-gmo-labeling/



10. What you actually got last week

Week #23
October 3, 2013

1. Lettuce: Oak Leaf, Green – 1 head - $2.75
2. Tomatoes, Mini: Sungold – 1 pt - $4.25
3. Mustard, Red – 1 bunch - $2.75
4. Squash, Winter: Acorn – 1 - $2.25
5. Snap Beans*: Dragon Tongue, and/or Green, and/or Romano – up to 1 lb - $3.50
6. Peppers, Sweet: Lunch Box mix – .75 lbs - $3.00
7. Squash, Summer: 8 Ball, Costata Romanesca, Kousa, Zucchini – 2 pieces - $1.00

Total Items: 7
Total Amount: $19.50 (we pay $17.50 for our weekly CSA share and this week we’ve gotten an extra $2.50 so the total extra value we’ve gotten so far this season…is $27.25)

Herb Share – Oct 1A
Parsley AND


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. Get a free copy of the Navel Expo magazine…

To get a free copy of the Navel Expo magazine (see Event Listings for Nov 3rd for more info…there are always good articles about alternative health and detailed descriptions about the workshops at the conference), send your name and email address to:
alex@healthmedia.us



12. And now, for something completely different…

What would you have done? 
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/10/coffee-shop-viral-video.html?om_rid=AADNgX&om_mid=_BSVF9DB81moH0d

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