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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 Week #8



Happy Summer!

CSA Weather report…87 and sunny (don’t leave your CSA share in the car…it will be very unhappy because it’s WAY too hot in there)!

Keep in mind…any time you try a food you’ve never eaten before
1.       Do some reading about what it is, and find out if there are medical contraindications if you’re on medication or have health issues
2.       Eat a single serving size and give it 24 hours to see how your body reacts (some might be fine, a lot might not)
3.       When in doubt how to cook something, look to the countries that have been using it for decades/centuries, and see what they do and don’t do
4.       Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask

What happens if you don’t get any CSA emails and Thursday rolls around and it’s time to go to the CSA? GO ANYWAY! There have been times over the years when various things have prevented a CSA email from being sent…computers, storms, health emergencies, etc. However, the thing to do is to come to the Cinema and in all probability, your CSA share will be there (unless there’s weather that’s so treacherous travel would be extremely ill-advised and even then, the farm will show up and drive from Water Mill to Huntington before some CSA members would drive from Huntington…to Huntington). And if not (which I doubt…there was only one snowstorm where the farm showed up on Friday instead of Thursday because no one could drive anywhere), there would be a sign on the door saying something, or you could call me (though with Hurricane Sandy, even my land line was down because of the Verizon battery it’s hooked up to….grrrrrrr…I need to get that detached so I can get phone calls during those times when the power goes out).

Parking suggestion…try parking all the way around the building in the upper parking lot where the day care center play area is. You hopefully will find a spot, and it’s a short walk down the stairs to the entrance from there, and most people don’t seem to think of parking up there. If you park illegally you can get a parking ticket, it does happen!

If you are going to show up at the CSA later than 7:30pm, but before the Box Office is closing for the night (can be different every week but probably be open till at least 10pm) and it’s the last minute and you’re running late…call the Cinema Arts Centre Box Office at 631-423-7610 xt 0 and ask them to transfer the call to the café (do NOT leave a message to be given to the CSA because there have been occasions where we didn’t get the message and someone showed up to get their food and was not happy their food wasn’t there) so we can pack a bag for you, put your name on it, and leave it at the Box Office. If you don’t get to the Cinema before the Box Office closes, your food will NOT be there the next day. The Cinema is under no obligation to store your food, and we don’t want to be the cause of bugs being attracted to our wonderful CSA food.

If you’re sharing a CSA share with someone…it’s possible they’re not on this email list yet (if not email me their full name and email address…or have them do it), so check with them and then forward this if they didn’t get it (and always check the junk/spam folder).

Keep in mind that anything you read in this email (unless it’s directly related to the functioning and operation of the CSA) is subjective and like they say in the 12 step world…take what you like and leave the rest!

This week’s email includes…

1.       The CSA doesn’t need you this week (but we will soon enough)
2.       CSA 101 – Bring Bags!!!
3.       We started weighing our produce last week…not rocket science but there are things to be mindful of!
4.       Help change the world with a click…
5.       The List- subject to change without notice because…farming is like that!
6.       Sad news…death in our CSA extended family
7.       Article about CSAs in Wednesday’s NY Times (front page of the Food/Dining section)…
8.       Eat Bananas? Read this…
9.       Event Listings…both near and far
10.   It’s not all bad news!
11.   What you actually got last week
12.   And now for something completely different



1.The CSA doesn’t need you this week (but we will soon enough )

We’re talking about working at the CSA.

We have the help we need for this week. Whoo-hoo!

If you didn’t already get an email from Rene or/and suzanne talking to you about being at the CSA on the Early Shift (3:30pm to 5:30pm) or the Late Shift (5:30pm to 7:30pm) this week, you’re not on the schedule for this week.

HOWEVER, you can always show up a little before 3:30pm or 5:30pm and offer to help out just in case someone doesn’t show up (stuff happens J ).



2.CSA 101…Bring Bags!

CSA basic, for this CSA anyway, is that you need to bring your own supply of bags for packing up your CSA share every week from now till December 8th!

So, my suggestion…put bags that you’re setting aside for your CSA share in EVERY vehicle you own or might ride in! J Put them in the trunk, or the glove compartment, or in a bigger bag somewhere in the car, or whatever you think will work for your situation. That way, you don’t even have to remember, they’re just there.

The CSA is under NO obligation to provide you with bags for your food.

I also recommend a selection of canvas, paper and plastic. I bag my CSA share up in my paper (Strawberries) and plastic bags (most everything else) and put it in my bigger canvas bag so when I get home, everything’s pretty much (with some exceptions…like herbs) ready to be put right into the fridge.

And if you send someone to pick up your CSA share for you, you need to tell them to…BRING BAGS! J



3.We started weighing our produce last week…not rocket science but there are things to be mindful of!

It’s time to weigh our food!

A.      Please be aware that it may take a little more time for you to collect your CSA share when weighing is part of the experience so plan accordingly.

B.      Check the CSA Wall Chart that our farmer brings in every week before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and please feel free to ask questions! J

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

D.      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 CSA members this week, and if every person is over by ONE OUNCE (for crying out loud! It’s only an ounce!!!) …that means we’ll be short over 4 1/2 POUNDS of produce and 5 CSA members (and one of them could be you) won’t get the food they paid for.

E.       IF you are asked to weigh more than one food item at the same time (and you probably will at some point in the CSA season)…please follow the directions given to you, and weigh in the order you are asked (you might not think there’s any good reason to be doing this but our farmer does, and that should be enough of a reason right there but if you want a further explanation – ask someone working at the CSA or contact suzanne…there is always a method to the madness J)



4.Help change the world with a click…

Get Pthalates out of our food…you can read why here and sign the petition…



5.The List - subject to change without notice because…farming is like that!

July 21, 2016
Week #8

1.Lettuce: Leaf, Green – 1 head
2.Carrots - 1 bunch
3.Radish – 1 bunch
4.Peas: Snow – .5 lb.
5.Beans, Snap: Yellow/Wax – 1 lb.
6.Squash, Summer – 2 lbs

Total Items: 6

Flower Share – maybe…maybe not

 
6.Sad news…death in our CSA extended family

I found out today that longtime CSA member “B” Hanson died on June 15th, at age 91.

She had a long and very interesting life…was a Broadway singer/actress, philanthropist, supporter of CSA, humanitarian, longtime resident of Huntington, and alternative health success story (had end stage Lymphoma, given 6 months to live, did Gerson therapy against her doctor’s orders [who was horrified and let her know in no uncertain terms she’d be dealing with quacks and throwing her money away], and died about 20 or so years later much to her doctor’s surprise…who died of cancer using conventional treatments way before she did).

B (yup, that was her name) would mention it almost every year that she believed being a CSA member and eating this organic food was an important part of keeping her alive and healthy, and being a member of a CSA with a 400 year history of farming on Long Island (and being certified organic for the last bunch of years…not sure how many…30? 40?) was something she felt strongly about as well.

Last year, her son and daughter-in-law, Blake and Lenore Hanson, were CSA members as B had hip problems and wasn’t able to get around easily and was living with them (with their young adult kids John Henry and Isabel picking up for them from time to time), and prior to that her daughter Polly Hanson was a CSA member as well when B was living with Polly.

Memorial service will be taking place…
Friday, July 29th
3pm
St. John’s Church
1670 Rt 25A
Cold Spring Harbor

Reception afterwards at Bleecker Hall

Brief article about her home…

 
7.Article on CSAs in Wednesday’s NY Times (front page of the Food/Dining Section)…

I’ve been talking about this issue for many years and am SO glad to see this getting recognition (there are businesses/groups that are calling themselves CSAs and they’re not, and there’s no laws preventing them from doing this though California is working on it)…

Was disappointed the one person Julia Moskin didn’t talk to was Elizabeth Henderson, godmother of CSA in the USA and author of the CSA “bible”, Sharing the Harvest. I’ve been wondering what Elizabeth thinks about this issue and haven’t been to any conferences lately to run into her and ask.

And there’s at least one thing that I noticed that’s not correct in the article that I will be emailing Ms. Moskin about (and will go over it more thoroughly before I do to make sure there’s no other errors).

It’s an important issue that needed to be brought to light and I’m VERY thankful to Ms. Moskin for that!

 
8.Eat Bananas? Read this…

Really hope I never have to sing the song…Yes, we have no Bananas…and actually mean it…

There’s a disease, and part of the problem is that Bananas are a mono-crop. The only one sold in this country (and around much of the world) is Cavendish.

There’s over 1,000 varieties in 50 subgroups and we only eat ONE of them.

And also, buy organic!

ALL Bananas are grown, harvested and packed (partially to totally) using child labor. So at least if you buy organic, you don’t have children being exposed to pesticides in the important developmental years of their lives (they fly over the crops and spray WHILE the kids are out there picking…as well as spraying in the packing facilities, etc.). Getting rid of child labor is a whole other story…easier said than done though of course, that’s a goal.

 
9.Event Listings…both near and far

Monday, July 11th to July 23rd

Kick Sugar Addiction World Summit 2016 Online Conference
FREE

For 12 days hear 21 experts in the field of sugar addiction and sugar addiction recovery. Check website for the list of speakers.
 
Monday, July 25th to Monday, August 1st

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit (online)
FREE
To register…

Speakers include alternative healthy heavy hitters…Russell Blaylock, MD, Donna Gates, Mark Hyman, MD, Steven Masley, MD, Daniel Amen, MD, Josh Axe, DC

 Tuesday, July 26th

5:30pm

Vegan Japanese Garden to Table Cooking Class with Chef Bhavani
Old Westbury
$89
For more info and to purchase ticket…

 Sunday, July 31st

5pm

Hayground Chef’s Dinner
Hayground School (Jeff’s Kitchen)
151 Mitchell Lane
Bridgehampton
Tickets: $1200 (seriously)

A superstar chef event (http://www.haygroundchefsdinner.org/chefs-1/ ) for a good cause. If you got it, here’s a good place to spend it! J

About Hayground School…

 Tuesday, August 2nd

5:30pm

Vegan Mediterranean Garden to Table Cooking Class with Chef Bhavani
Old Westbury
$89
For more info and to purchase ticket…


Monday, August 8th to Monday, August 15th

The Sleep Success Summit (online)
FREE
To register:

Featured speakers include – David Wolfe (Nutribullet anyone? J ), Michale Breus (sleep expert), Arianna Huffington (newly obsessed with sleep), Alan Greene, MD (pediatrician), Donna Gates


Friday, August 12th to Sunday, August 14th

NOFA Summer Conference
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
For more info and to register (early bird prices till July 15):

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association) is the group that’s been certifying farms organic since the time before the USDA got involved. They rock. We have a NY chapter that you can join…
There are 2 conferences every year. In the winter, each NOFA member state (NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT) has their own winter conference (the one that farmers can attend because…they’re not working). In the summer, everybody from all the member states gets together for the summer conference and about 1,000 to 2,000 people that are interested in health, organic farming and gardening, healthy living and healthy eating get together for a WHOLE lot of workshops, movies and parties, and cafeteria style eating of organic/local foods that would accommodate most any dietary needs (gluten free, vegan, paleo, raw). It’s great for families (they have workshops for kids from 5 to 12, and 13 to 17…and they have childcare available for ages 2 to 4), singles, seniors, and just about anybody. If you go, a good time will be had by all! Feel free to ask me any questions as have been to the summer and winter conferences, and CSA member Vickie Muller has gone to the NOFA Summer Conference with her daughter for a few years too.
This year’s keynote speakers…


Tuesday, August 16th

5:30pm

Vegan Thai Garden to Table Cooking Class with Chef Bhavani
Old Westbury
$89
For more info and to purchase ticket…



10.It’s not all bad news!

There are 5 episodes about the food scene on the east end of Long Island. Anything that has Brian Halweil of the Edible publications in it (East End, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan) is worth looking at.

Scroll down to Food Talk for the video on demand episodes…



11.What you actually got last week (not always what was in the email the week before because farming is like that regarding occasional last minute changes)

July 14, 2016
Week #7

1.Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head - $3.00
2.Onions, Spring - 1 bunch - $3.50
3.Swiss Chard: Rainbow OR Red – 1 bunch - $3.50
4.Peas: Sugar Snap – 1 lb. - $6.50
5.Beans: Fava (medical alerts and general info)* – 1 lb. - $3.50

Total Items: 5
Total Amount: $20.00
(since we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share, this week we got $.50 more than we paid, SO that means at the moment, our farmer has given us $4.75 more than we paid for up to this point. Over the course of the CSA year…and over the years…we have gotten at least one, and sometimes up to two, share’s worth of food that we didn’t pay for…so keep reading this and see how it plays out from week to week)

Flower Share – Week #4
Strawflowers

Herb Share – July 1A
Cilantro AND Savory

*Fava Beans – health alerts – this is not to scare anyone out of eating these (they’re really good), but to be responsible and informed consumers of food
1.Are you on antidepressants (MAO inhibitors) or L-Dopa for Parkinson’s? Are you on a low Tyramine diet? Snow Peas have Tyramine too (learn something new every day)! Read this…
However if you’re not, Fava Beans might help relieve depression and Parkinson’s…
2.Do you have Favism? Affects 400 million people worldwide but mostly in Africa, New Guinea, the Middle East, parts of the Mediterranean and Asia and can effect 5 to 25% of the population depending on the location (there is a screening for it…wonder how much it costs?)…

How to cook, recipes and inspiration…



12.And now for something completely different

Too pretty to eat? J

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 Week #7



Happy Summer!

CSA Weather report…88 and sunny (don’t leave your CSA share in the car…it will be very unhappy because it’s WAY too hot in there)!

Keep in mind…any time you try a food you’ve never eaten before
1.       Do some reading about what it is, and find out if there are medical contraindications if you’re on medication or have health issues
2.       Eat a single serving size and give it 24 hours to see how your body reacts (some might be fine, a lot might not)
3.       When in doubt how to cook something, look to the countries that have been using it for decades/centuries, and see what they do and don’t do
4.       Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask

What happens if you don’t get any CSA emails and Thursday rolls around and it’s time to go to the CSA? GO ANYWAY! There have been times over the years when various things have prevented a CSA email from being sent…computers, storms, health emergencies, etc. However, the thing to do is to come to the Cinema and in all probability, your CSA share will be there (unless there’s weather that’s so treacherous travel would be extremely ill-advised and even then, the farm will show up and drive from Water Mill to Huntington before some CSA members would drive from Huntington…to Huntington). And if not (which I doubt…there was only one snowstorm where the farm showed up on Friday instead of Thursday because no one could drive anywhere), there would be a sign on the door saying something, or you could call me (though with Hurricane Sandy, even my land line was down because of the Verizon battery it’s hooked up to….grrrrrrr…I need to get that detached so I can get phone calls during those times when the power goes out).

Parking suggestion…try parking all the way around the building in the upper parking lot where the day care center play area is. You hopefully will find a spot, and it’s a short walk down the stairs to the entrance from there, and most people don’t seem to think of parking up there. If you park illegally you can get a parking ticket, it does happen!

If you are going to show up at the CSA later than 7:30pm, but before the Box Office is closing for the night (can be different every week but probably be open till at least 10pm) and it’s the last minute and you’re running late…call the Cinema Arts Centre Box Office at 631-423-7610 xt 0 and ask them to transfer the call to the café (do NOT leave a message to be given to the CSA because there have been occasions where we didn’t get the message and someone showed up to get their food and was not happy their food wasn’t there) so we can pack a bag for you, put your name on it, and leave it at the Box Office. If you don’t get to the Cinema before the Box Office closes, your food will NOT be there the next day. The Cinema is under no obligation to store your food, and we don’t want to be the cause of bugs being attracted to our wonderful CSA food.

If you’re sharing a CSA share with someone…it’s possible they’re not on this email list yet (if not email me their full name and email address…or have them do it), so check with them and then forward this if they didn’t get it (and always check the junk/spam folder).

Keep in mind that anything you read in this email (unless it’s directly related to the functioning and operation of the CSA) is subjective and like they say in the 12 step world…take what you like and leave the rest!

This week’s email includes…

1.       The CSA doesn’t need you this week (but we will soon enough J )
2.       CSA 101 – Bring Bags!!!
3.       We started weighing our produce last week…not rocket science but there are things to be mindful of!
4.       Help change the world with a click…
5.       The List- subject to change without notice because…farming is like that!
6.       Eat chicken? Read this…
7.       Support local business hiring young adults with disabilities by drinking and buying organic Coffee
8.       How to stay outside in your yard and garden without dousing yourself with pesticides…
9.       Event Listings…both near and far
10.   It’s not all bad news!
11.   What you actually got last week
12.   And now for something completely different



1.The CSA doesn’t need you this week (but we will soon enough)

We’re talking about working at the CSA.

We have the help we need for this week. Whoo-hoo!

If you didn’t already get an email from Rene or/and suzanne talking to you about being at the CSA on the Early Shift (3:30pm to 5:30pm) or the Late Shift (5:30pm to 7:30pm) this week, you’re not on the schedule for this week.

HOWEVER, you can always show up a little before 3:30pm or 5:30pm and offer to help out just in case someone doesn’t show up (stuff happens).



2.CSA 101…Bring Bags!

CSA basic, for this CSA anyway, is that you need to bring your own supply of bags for packing up your CSA share every week from now till December 8th!

So, my suggestion…put bags that you’re setting aside for your CSA share in EVERY vehicle you own or might ride in! J Put them in the trunk, or the glove compartment, or in a bigger bag somewhere in the car, or whatever you think will work for your situation. That way, you don’t even have to remember, they’re just there.

The CSA is under NO obligation to provide you with bags for your food.

I also recommend a selection of canvas, paper and plastic. I bag my CSA share up in my paper (Strawberries) and plastic bags (most everything else) and put it in my bigger canvas bag so when I get home, everything’s pretty much (with some exceptions…like herbs) ready to be put right into the fridge.

And if you send someone to pick up your CSA share for you, you need to tell them to…BRING BAGS!



3.We started weighing our produce last week…not rocket science but there are things to be mindful of!

It’s time to weigh our food!

A.      Please be aware that it may take a little more time for you to collect your CSA share when weighing is part of the experience so plan accordingly.

B.      Check the CSA Wall Chart that our farmer brings in every week before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and please feel free to ask questions! J

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

D.      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 CSA members this week, and if every person is over by ONE OUNCE (for crying out loud! It’s only an ounce!!!) …that means we’ll be short over 4 1/2 POUNDS of produce and 5 CSA members (and one of them could be you) won’t get the food they paid for.

E.       IF you are asked to weigh more than one food item at the same time (and you probably will at some point in the CSA season)…please follow the directions given to you, and weigh in the order you are asked (you might not think there’s any good reason to be doing this but our farmer does, and that should be enough of a reason right there but if you want a further explanation – ask someone working at the CSA or contact suzanne…there is always a method to the madness)



4.Help change the world with a click…

A.Want to know if there’s GMOs in your food or not?
Read this and sign the petition and spread the work about it. They need another 80,000 signatures and only have about 30,000 to get the White House to pay attention to it…

B.Tell President Obama again to veto the DARK Act (the one that is the crappy GMO labeling bill and will REVOKE the better one they have in Vermont)…

C.Tell the EPA to take action against bee killing pesticides now!

Bees are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat so it doesn’t make any sense to kill them either for sustainability of humans, and even economically (can’t sell food we can’t grow because there’s no bees to pollinate it and if it had to be pollinated by hand…you think food can be expensive now???).

D.Europe has banned Atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting pesticide. We sprayed more than 60 million pounds on our food and lawns last year, second only to Glyphosate (main ingredient in Monsanto’s favorite product, Roundup).

Want Atrazine banned? Click here…



5.The List - subject to change without notice because…farming is like that!

July 14, 2016
Week #7

1.Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head
2.Onions, Spring - 1 bunch
3.Swiss Chard  – 1 bunch
4.Peas: Sugar Snap – 1 lb.
5.Beans: Fava (medical alerts and general info)* – 1 lb.

Total Items: 5

Herb Share – July 1A
Cilantro AND Savory

Flower Share – maybe…maybe not

*Fava Beans – health alerts – this is not to scare anyone out of eating these (they’re really good), but to be responsible and informed consumers of food
1.Are you on antidepressants (MAO inhibitors) or L-Dopa for Parkinson’s? Are you on a low Tyramine diet? Snow Peas have Tyramine too (learn something new every day)! Read this…
However if you’re not, Fava Beans might help relieve depression and Parkinson’s…
2.Do you have Favism? Affects 400 million people worldwide but mostly in Africa, New Guinea, the Middle East, parts of the Mediterranean and Asia and can effect 5 to 25% of the population depending on the location (there is a screening for it…wonder how much it costs?)…

How to cook, recipes and inspiration…



6.Eat chicken? Read this…

And consider buying organic (they don’t use the antimicrobial junk that causes this problem), or local and ask about whether they use the antimicrobial stuff at any point…

How the CDC recommends you deal with Chicken…



7. Support local business hiring young adults with disabilities by drinking and buying organic Coffee

The founder of Cause Café, Stacey Wohl, stopped by our CSA the other week and was interested in having local organic food for her café. Not sure that CSA is the best fit for what her needs are so, I’ve contacted her with other thoughts about what might work for her business.

This is in Northport and provides a place of employment for young adults with disabilities, and it looks like they serve organic Coffee (or at least they sell it)…
Cause Café
1014 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport
Tu to Sun – 8am to 3pm

And you can purchase organic Coffee from them…



8.How to stay outside in your yard and garden without dousing yourself with pesticides…

Make your own natural mosquito repellent…



9.Event Listings…both near and far

Monday, July 11th to July 23rd

Kick Sugar Addiction World Summit 2016 Online Conference
FREE

For 12 days hear 21 experts in the field of sugar addiction and sugar addiction recovery. Check website for the list of speakers.


Monday, July 18th

8:30am to 7pm

Farm Tour and Organic Agriculture Workshop
The Rodale Institute
Kutztown, PA
$90
For more info and to make reservations:
516-626-0908

Join the Long Island Food Coalition, Slow Food North Shore and iEat Green on a chartered bus road trip to The Rodale Institute for a farm tour and workshop about organic agriculture!


Sunday, July 31st

5pm

Hayground Chef’s Dinner
Hayground School (Jeff’s Kitchen)
151 Mitchell Lane
Bridgehampton
Tickets: $1200 (seriously)

A superstar chef event (http://www.haygroundchefsdinner.org/chefs-1/ ) for a good cause. If you got it, here’s a good place to spend it! J

About Hayground School…


Friday, August 12th to Sunday, August 14th

NOFA Summer Conference
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
For more info and to register (early bird prices till July 15):

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association) is the group that’s been certifying farms organic since the time before the USDA got involved. They rock. We have a NY chapter that you can join…
There are 2 conferences every year. In the winter, each NOFA member state (NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT) has their own winter conference (the one that farmers can attend because…they’re not working). In the summer, everybody from all the member states gets together for the summer conference and about 1,000 to 2,000 people that are interested in health, organic farming and gardening, healthy living and healthy eating get together for a WHOLE lot of workshops, movies and parties, and cafeteria style eating of organic/local foods that would accommodate most any dietary needs (gluten free, vegan, paleo, raw). It’s great for families (they have workshops for kids from 5 to 12, and 13 to 17…and they have childcare available for ages 2 to 4), singles, seniors, and just about anybody. If you go, a good time will be had by all! Feel free to ask me any questions as have been to the summer and winter conferences, and CSA member Vickie Muller has gone to the NOFA Summer Conference with her daughter for a few years too.
This year’s keynote speakers…



10.It’s not all bad news!

In our country, we can protest about the environment and food issues and live to tell the tale so let’s be thanks for that! Other countries…not so much…



11.What you actually got last week (not always what was in the email the week before because farming is like that regarding occasional last minute changes)

July 7, 2016
Week #6

1.Lettuce: Salad Bowl, Green – 1 head - $3.00
2.Beets: Chiogga (and I saw a few White ones…any plain Red?) - 1 bunch - $3.50
3.Radishes: French Breakfast  – 1 bunch - $3.50
4.Peas: Shelling – 1 bag - $6.00
5.Squash, Summer: Costata Romanesco, Golden, Kousa, Zucchini – up to but not over 2 lbs - $4.25

Total Items: 5
Total Amount: $20.25
(since we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share, this week we got $.75 more than we paid, SO that means at the moment, our farmer has given us $4.25 more than we paid for up to this point. Over the course of the CSA year…and over the years…we have gotten at least one, and sometimes up to two, share’s worth of food that we didn’t pay for…so keep reading this and see how it plays out from week to week)

Flower Share – Week #3
Snapdragons



12.And now for something completely different

Cool short video of a the first year at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy yard. As you can see…the most action at farms in our neck of the woods happens in August/September…

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