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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday,Dec. 7, 2017 Week #28


Happy Autumn!



CSA weather report as of Wednesday evening...cool.



CSA Mystery…Did anyone by chance take an extra bunch of Scallions last week? We were one bunch short at the end of the night. If you have any insight, please get in touch.



CSA Alerts!



  1. December 7th – last day of the CSA!



  1. Winter Share cancelled – too little (number of interested people), too late (no more time to look for more people to join)…we’ll shoot for next winter and start signup earlier.



  1. Feel free to call the box office regarding late pickups, but please do not leave messages with the box office staff…ask to speak to someone with the CSA directly. If you don’t talk directly to a CSA member, the CSA will not be responsible if your food isn’t packed up, etc. The other week the box office person forgot the name of the CSA member by the time they walked over to the CSA.



  1. Regarding late night pickups…if your food isn’t picked up by the end of the night it will be donated. There isn’t a refrigerator for us to store food, and it can’t be left overnight in the box office because it could attract bugs.



Veggie info sheets added as needed. This is the link: Veggie Info Sheets. Print out, put in a notebook and you end up with a cookbook at the end of the CSA season. Also there are good tips on storage, prep, and nutrition.

The list…this is a general list and you’ll be sent another email within the next week with the detailed list after I get it (which isn’t till the day of the CSA…the list is subject to change without notice because farming is like that!  J However, most of the time it’s accurate and if it’s not…usually only one food item will be changed)…

CSA words to live by…when trying any new food that you’ve never eaten before…START SLOW!  Read up about it (make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications you might be taking or any health conditions you might have), see what traditional/conventional ways it’s prepared (cultures that have been eating certain foods for many years basically have a good idea what they’re doing and we can learn from that), try a small portion, see how your body/digestive system reacts, and proceed from there. Then try preparing in different ways and see what you come up with!
 
Paraphrased wise words by a nutritionist that I read and don’t remember where I read it or who said it, BUT it’s pretty smart info regarding eating seasonally in our part of the globe…
Spring is all about detoxing (what we get from the CSA at this time is a lot of green things that are really good to help clean us out from whatever we accumulated during the winter)
Interesting piece about spring greens (out of the 14 listed, we get 12 of them with our CSA…watercress nutritionally and botanically similar to Peppercress) and detoxing…
Summer is all about being hydrated (the popular summer foods are all full of water…Tomatoes, Lettuces, Summer Squashes, etc.)
Fall/winter is all about storing energy (we get all the dense vegetables…Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, etc…. that are energy powerhouses to fuel us through the winter) to get you through the winter to make it to…Spring!

Week #28
December 7, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter*: Butternut
  2. Arugula/Curly Cress** Mix
  3. Jerusalem Artichokes*** – 1 lb. (1 bag)
  4. Mustard Greens**** – 1 bunch
  5. Garlic – 1 bag
Total Items: 5

Herb Share – December 1A
Sage AND Thyme

*
A Guide to Winter Squash: How to Choose, Store and Cook Your Gourds

**
Curly Cress (Upland Cress/Cresson) – use sparingly (it’s spicy) in Salads, on Sandwiches or Wraps, or make Pesto substituting Basil with Cress
Eat it! It’s good for you…
A member of our sister CSA in Cobble Hill Brooklyn got Curly Cress and Jerusalem Artichokes one week like we are this week…
 ***
Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

****
Mustard Greens are considered by this website to be one of the 100 most healthy foods (and he confirms my way of storing greens by putting in a plastic bag and squishing out all the air possible and then sealing…I tie it in a knot and also wrap in paper towels so they don’t get slimy, and label the bag with what it is and the date so it doesn’t go to waste by knowing when to use it and what’s in the bag)!




This week’s email…



  1. HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  4. Contest!
  5. Sexual harassment on the farm, and in the food industry …
  6. But it’s not all bad news! J
  7. What you actually got last week
  8. And now for something completely different…



CSA caveat…anything in any of our CSA emails that’s not related directly to the workings of the CSA is an opinion and/or subjective, so please feel free to take it or leave it! J







1.HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?



 At the moment we’re looking for…



At least TWO (2) people who can be at the CSA this week from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, and TWO (2) people who can be there from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

  

If you can help out…



Respond to this email ASAP…from now to noon, Thursday, December 7th or…



  1. call 631-421-4864 anytime from now till noon, Thursday, December 7th or…
  2. call 631-423-7610 xt. 0 on Thursday, December 7th, after 3pm and ask to speak to someone from the CSA
  3. just stop by the CSA before 3:30pm or 5:30pm, and ask if we still need any help







2.Events – near and far



Thursday, December 7th



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



Join host Bhavani Jharoff (chef and head of the Slow Food North Shore chapter) talking food and food politics.





Sunday, December 10th



9am to 1pm



Winter Farmers Market

Jefferson Primary School

263 Oakwood Rd.

Huntington, NY

For more info:




From now till March 25th. Don, the Sprout/Microgreen guy who did the tasting for 2 weeks at the CSA, will be here every week.



2pm to 4:30pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, Large Meeting Room

95 Harbor Rd.

Cold Spring Harbor

FREE





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

$77 to $500 (depending on how long you stay, where you stay and dining plans)

For more info and to register:




This is the organic conference where farmers show up because they’re not working (or at least most of them aren’t). Good info, good food, good parties, good time had by all that attend. Tricky part can be getting there and back depending on the weather (can take Amtrak or Grayhound). Includes a children’s conference for ages 6 to 12.





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




This is a holistic nutrition event filled with top names in the field…T. Colin Campbell, Joel Fuhrman MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens MD, Devra Davis, Brenda Davis and much more. FYI…the focus is on a vegan diet.







3.Click to change the world (or at least try J )



Tell Arkansas pesticide board not to allow 2,4-D to be used on tolerant Cotton…








4.Contest!



Win artisanal Olive Oil!!!








5.Sexual harassment on the farm, and in the food industry …



Farms across America (and California in particular where a lot of produce is grown), and other places connected with food, have serious issues regarding the treatment of women workers…


The customer isn’t always right…




If you don’t acknowledge it, you can’t change it. So looking at the big picture, this will be a good thing moving forward (while I personally am finding it overwhelming and pretty depressing at the moment).







6.But t’s not all bad news! J



In England, they’ve found a way to run public transit buses on Coffee grounds!








7.What you actually got last week



Week #27

November 30, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter*:

Acorn – 1 - $2.00

AND

Carnival – 1 - $1.50

  1. Lettuce: Boston, Red – 1 head - $3.25
  2. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lbs. (1 bag) - $5.50
  3. Tat Soi – 1 bunch - $3.50
  4. Scallions – 1 bunch - $3.50



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $19.00

(We pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more ($.50 this week) and it adds up over the course of the season. So far that total is $32.50…so, we’ve already gotten over one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gave us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )



*

A Guide to Winter Squash: How to Choose, Store and Cook Your Gourds




**

Sweet Potato Quesadillas









8.And now for something completely different…



I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for well-crafted miniatures. Pretty amazing food artistry (and everything else she does)…




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Monday, December 4, 2017

** WINTER SHARE Available!! SIGNUP ASAP!! ** Starts in 10 days!!


Greetings!



Don’t want Green Thumb CSA - Huntington to end this week? It doesn’t have to!



We’ve been offered the option of a Winter Share from Green Thumb Farm (our CSA farm) for the first time in many years! They’ve been doing it at Brookhaven Labs for the past several years, and now they’re offering to us.



For it to happen, they need a minimum of 20 members, and the sign-up needs to take place NOW!



If you want to share a Winter Share with someone (either weekly or bi-weekly) for reasons of timing (going away for part of the season), finances (can’t afford a whole share but a half share works), or the CSA share being too much food, and don’t have anyone to do so, get in touch and I’ll put you on a list to try and hook you up with a suitable partner.



If you’re interested…reply to this email ASAP, say yes, and you’ll be put on the list, emailed the contract, and we’ll take it from there.



We’ll also have a Living Foods Share available (the sprouts and microgreens that were at the CSA the past 2 weeks) and info will be forwarded once we’ve confirmed we’re doing the Winter Share.



The CSA will take place at the Cinema Arts Centre, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, on Thursdays (subject to change due to weather emergencies and will have more info about that once you join).



Here’s the details…



  1. Unlike our usual CSA, you have to join starting the first week of the Winter Share and you can’t join once the season starts.



  1. Cost…depends if you worked this season or not…



Non-working, or new, CSA member - $363 (If you work 8 hours over the course of the Winter Share, you’ll get $50 back)

Working CSA member - $313 (you need to work 8 hours over the course of the Winter Share to maintain your Working CSA Member status)



Breakdown is that it’s a 16 week season, the Farm Fee is $18 per week, there’s a $25 Administration Fee for the season, and a $50 Work Deposit if you didn’t complete 12 hours at the CSA this season or are a new member.



  1. Time period

Starts – December 14th

Ends – May 30th



HOWEVER…there will be no CSA the week of December 28th (holiday recess), and there’ll be a break for most of February and all of March…in February, the food in the fields will be mostly gone and they’ll need February and March to get things growing in the greenhouses for us.

So…the exact CSA pick-up dates are as follows (subject to change due to weather emergencies and there will be more info about that once you join)…

December 14, 21

January 4, 11, 18, 25

February 1

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31



  1. What kind of food will we be getting in the Winter Share?



It’s local, certified organic and seasonal!



Greenhouse grown – Arugula, Baby Lettuces, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Mibuna, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tat Soi

Winter staples – Beets, Carrots, Celeriac, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Radishes, Winter Squash

Field grown (weather dependent) – Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale

Dried Herbs, Hot Peppers and possibly Garlic



And as usual, you’d be getting Veg Info Sheets for everything you get and if there’s no Veg Info Sheet, you’ll be provided with links for info and recipes.



  1. Working at the CSA



Every CSA member is requested to work 2 hours over the course of the Winter Share season, and an additional 6 hours (making 8 total) are what’s needed to either maintain Working Member status, or attain Working Member status and get the Work Deposit returned.



On most weeks our CSA will continue to look like a farmer’s market, BUT on certain weeks (due to bad weather or not having access to the Sky Room CafĂ©), the CSA shares may be individually pre-packed at the farm.



We now have the option of getting farm fresh, certified organic food from Green Thumb Farm ALL YEAR ROUND! Whoo-hoo!!! J



Join now!



Any further questions, please email and/or call (leave a voice message and I’ll return the call).



Organically yours…suzanne

631-421-4864

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Week #27


Happy Autumn!



CSA weather report as of Wednesday evening...cool.



CSA Alerts!



  1. December 7th – last day of the CSA!



  1. December 14th – first week of our CSA Winter Share – more info to follow!



  1. Feel free to call the box office regarding late pickups, but please do not leave messages with the box office staff…ask to speak to someone with the CSA directly. If you don’t talk directly to a CSA member, the CSA will not be responsible if your food isn’t packed up, etc. The other week the box office person forgot the name of the CSA member by the time they walked over to the CSA.



  1. Regarding late night pickups…if your food isn’t picked up by the end of the night it will be donated. There isn’t a refrigerator for us to store food, and it can’t be left overnight in the box office because it could attract bugs.



Veggie info sheets added as needed. This is the link: Veggie Info Sheets. Print out, put in a notebook and you end up with a cookbook at the end of the CSA season. Also there are good tips on storage, prep, and nutrition.
The list…this is a general list and you’ll be sent another email within the next week with the detailed list after I get it (which isn’t till the day of the CSA…the list is subject to change without notice because farming is like that!  J However, most of the time it’s accurate and if it’s not…usually only one food item will be changed)…
CSA words to live by…when trying any new food that you’ve never eaten before…START SLOW!  Read up about it (make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications you might be taking or any health conditions you might have), see what traditional/conventional ways it’s prepared (cultures that have been eating certain foods for many years basically have a good idea what they’re doing and we can learn from that), try a small portion, see how your body/digestive system reacts, and proceed from there. Then try preparing in different ways and see what you come up with!
Paraphrased wise words by a nutritionist that I read and don’t remember where I read it or who said it, BUT it’s pretty smart info regarding eating seasonally in our part of the globe…
Spring is all about detoxing (what we get from the CSA at this time is a lot of green things that are really good to help clean us out from whatever we accumulated during the winter)
Interesting piece about spring greens (out of the 14 listed, we get 12 of them with our CSA…watercress nutritionally and botanically similar to Peppercress) and detoxing…
Summer is all about being hydrated (the popular summer foods are all full of water…Tomatoes, Lettuces, Summer Squashes, etc.)
Fall/winter is all about storing energy (we get all the dense vegetables…Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, etc…. that are energy powerhouses to fuel us through the winter) to get you through the winter to make it to…Spring!

Week #27
November 30, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter*: Acorn AND Carnival – 1 of each kind
  2. Lettuce: Boston, Red – 1 head
  3. Sweet Potatoes** – 2 lbs. (1 bag)
  4. Tat Soi – 1 bunch
  5. Scallions – 1 bunch
Total Items: 5
*
A Guide to Winter Squash: How to Choose, Store and Cook Your Gourds

**
Sweet Potato Quesadillas
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/11/cheese-free-sweet-potato-quesadilla-recipe.html




This week’s email…



  1. HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?
  2. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  3. Sprout/Microgreen tasting at the CSA again this week…if you missed it last week!!!
  4. Events – near and far
  5. Drink Coffee from pods? Read this…
  6. Free cool bumper sticker
  7. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  8. What you actually got last week
  9. And now for something completely different…



CSA caveat…anything in any of our CSA emails that’s not related directly to the workings of the CSA is an opinion and/or subjective, so please feel free to take it or leave it! J





1.HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?



 At the moment we’re looking for…



ONE (1) person who can be at the CSA this week from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

  

If you can help out…



Please respond to this email ASAP…from now to noon, Thursday, November 30th or…



  1. call 631-421-4864 anytime from now till noon, Thursday, November 30th or…
  2. call 631-423-7610 xt. 0 on Thursday, November 30th, after 3pm and ask to speak to someone from the CSA
  3. just stop by the CSA before 3:30pm and ask if we still need any help





2.You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!



Like the Herbs in the Herb Shares you’re seeing? So far we’ve gotten Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Purple Sage, Rosemary and a bunch more!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $5.

Say yes to this email, and bring cash or a check made out to Halseys Green Thumb Farm to the next CSA.

The last one will be delivered on December 7th (two different herbs show up on the 2nd and 4th week of every month except for December where it will be the 1st week as that’s the last week for the CSA).

Think it’s too much to use? Dry the hearty ones (Rosemary), and freeze the delicate ones (Chives/Dill/Mint/Basil/Sage).

Herbs have more antioxidants than Blueberries and a lot of other foods that are popular because of their antioxidant levels…








3.Sprout/Microgreen tasting at the CSA again this week…if you missed it last week!!!



If you like Sprouts/Microgreens and want to taste and buy some, we’re having a visit this week from local Sprout/Microgreen grower Don DiLillo.



His food isn’t certified organic but is non-GMO and pesticide free.



We might be doing a Living Foods Share as part of our CSA Winter Share this year (and for the regular season starting in June too). So, check it out and let us know what you think!



Met him at the Navel Expo the other week, liked what I heard, bought some of what he sells, and am liking it.



Check out Don’s Facebook page…


And website…








4.Events – near and far



Thursday, November 30th



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



Join host Bhavani Jharoff (chef and head of the Slow Food North Shore chapter) talking food and food politics.



7pm



Chef Rocco DiSpirito Talk & Book Signing

Book Revue

313 New York Ave

Huntington

FREE



He’ll be talking about, and signing, his new book Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious: more than 200 (mostly) plant-based recipes.





Sunday, December 10th



2pm to 4:30pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, Large Meeting Room

95 Harbor Rd.

Cold Spring Harbor

FREE





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

$77 to $500 (depending on how long you stay, where you stay and dining plans)

For more info and to register:




This is the organic conference where farmers show up because they’re not working (or at least most of them aren’t). Good info, good food, good parties, good time had by all that attend. Tricky part can be getting there and back depending on the weather (can take Amtrak or Grayhound). Includes a children’s conference for ages 6 to 12.





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




This is a holistic nutrition event filled with top names in the field…T. Colin Campbell, Joel Fuhrman MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens MD, Devra Davis, Brenda Davis and much more. FYI…the focus is on a vegan diet.







5.Drink Coffee from pods? Read this…



Basically not good for the environment (we need less plastic in the world as we’re eating plastic in everything from sea salt to sea food), or our health (the plastic pod cups can leach and test positive for  estrogenic activity…think cancer and declining reproductive health for men/women/children)…




Is it really worth it? Especially since Coffee is pretty good for you…


IF you follow these tips…








6.Free cool bumper sticker



Click here to get a free “No Farms, No Food” bumper sticker…




The American Farmland Trust is a decent organization to donate money to if you feel so inclined.







7.Click to change the world (or at least try J )



Tell your Congressional delegation to cosponsor the Food and Farm Act…








8.What you actually got last week



Week #26

November 22, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter*: Butternut – 1 - $3.00
  2. Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head - $3.25
  3. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lbs. (1 bag) - $5.25
  4. Kale: Curly, Green – 1 bunch - $3.75
  5. Turnips – 2 lbs. - $4.75



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.00

(We pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more ($1.50 this week) and it adds up over the course of the season. So far that total is $32…so, we’ve already gotten over one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gave us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )



Herb Share – November 2B

Rosemary AND Savory, Winter



*

Knife Skills – How to Prepare Butternut Squash


A Guide to Winter Squash: How to Choose, Store and Cook Your Gourds


Butternut Squash Smoothie! I’m sure you can substitute any Vanilla flavored protein powder…








9.And now for something completely different…



Man buried with 2 cheesesteak sandwiches…




Spoiler alert…he died from complications of heart disease.



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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CSA Pick up TODAY! Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 Week #26


Happy Autumn!



CSA weather report as of Tuesday evening….mild but windy.



CSA Alerts!



  1. Thanksgiving – during the week of Thanksgiving, the CSA will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd, starting at 2:30pm, so plan accordingly, AND if you’re not coming and no one is picking up for you, PLEASE let us know so we don’t have to wait for you to not show up (hoping to get to leave early if possible but if not…that’s ok too…just don’t want to wait for people who aren’t coming).



  1. Feel free to call the box office regarding late pickups, but please do not leave messages with the box office staff…ask to speak to someone with the CSA directly. If you don’t talk directly to a CSA member, the CSA will not be responsible if your food isn’t packed up, etc. The other week the box office person forgot the name of the CSA member by the time they walked over to the CSA.



  1. Regarding late night pickups…if your food isn’t picked up by the end of the night it will be donated. There isn’t a refrigerator for us to store the food in and it can’t be left overnight in the box office because it could attract bugs.



  1. December 7th – last day of the CSA!



  1. December 14th – first week of our CSA Winter Share – more info to follow!



Veggie info sheets added as needed. This is the link: Veggie Info Sheets. Print out, put in a notebook and you end up with a cookbook at the end of the CSA season. Also there are good tips on storage, prep, and nutrition.

The list…this is a general list and you’ll be sent another email within the next week with the detailed list after I get it (which isn’t till the day of the CSA…the list is subject to change without notice because farming is like that!  J However, most of the time it’s accurate and if it’s not…usually only one food item will be changed)…

CSA words to live by…when trying any new food that you’ve never eaten before…START SLOW!  Read up about it (make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications you might be taking or any health conditions you might have), see what traditional/conventional ways it’s prepared (cultures that have been eating certain foods for many years basically have a good idea what they’re doing and we can learn from that), try a small portion, see how your body/digestive system reacts, and proceed from there. Then try preparing in different ways and see what you come up with!
 Paraphrased wise words by a nutritionist that I read and don’t remember where I read it or who said it, BUT it’s pretty smart info regarding eating seasonally in our part of the globe…
Spring is all about detoxing (what we get from the CSA at this time is a lot of green things that are really good to help clean us out from whatever we accumulated during the winter)
Interesting piece about spring greens (out of the 14 listed, we get 12 of them with our CSA…watercress nutritionally and botanically similar to Peppercress) and detoxing…
Summer is all about being hydrated (the popular summer foods are all full of water…Tomatoes, Lettuces, Summer Squashes, etc.)
Fall/winter is all about storing energy (we get all the dense vegetables…Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, etc…. that are energy powerhouses to fuel us through the winter) to get you through the winter to make it to…Spring!

Week #26
November 22, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter*: Butternut - 1
  2. Lettuce – 1 head
  3. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lbs. (1 bag)
  4. Kale: Curly, Green – 1 bunch
  5. Turnips – 2 lbs.
Total Items: 5

Herb Share – November 2B
Rosemary AND Savory, Winter

*
Knife Skills – How to Prepare Butternut Squash
A Guide to Winter Squash: How to Choose, Store and Cook Your Gourds
Butternut Squash Smoothie! I’m sure you can substitute any Vanilla flavored protein powder…


This week’s email…



  1. HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?
  2. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  3. Sprout/Microgreen tasting at the CSA this week!!!
  4. Events – near and far
  5. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  6. What you actually got last week
  7. And now for something completely different…



CSA caveat…anything in any of our CSA emails that’s not related directly to the workings of the CSA is an opinion and/or subjective, so please feel free to take it or leave it! J





1.HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?



The CSA will be open from 2:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday this week so we’re more flexible and are looking for people to work…



2:30pm to 4:30pm

3:30pm to 5:30pm

4:30pm to 6:30pm

5:30pm to 7:30pm

   

If you can help out…



Please respond to this email ASAP…from now to noon, Wednesday, November 22nd or…



  1. call 631-421-4864 anytime from now till noon, Wednesday, November 22nd or…
  2. call 631-423-7610 xt. 0 on Wednesday, November 22nd, after 2pm and ask to speak to someone from the CSA
  3. just stop by the CSA before 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm or 5:30pm, and ask if we still need any help

  

2.You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!



Like the Herbs in the Herb Shares you’re seeing? So far we’ve gotten Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Purple Sage, Rosemary and a bunch more!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $5.

Say yes to this email, and bring cash or a check made out to Halseys Green Thumb Farm to the next CSA.

The last one will be delivered on December 7th (two different herbs show up on the 2nd and 4th week of every month except for December where it will be the 1st week as that’s the last week for the CSA).

Think it’s too much to use? Dry the hearty ones (Rosemary), and freeze the delicate ones (Chives/Dill/Mint/Basil/Sage).

Herbs have more antioxidants than Blueberries and a lot of other foods that are popular because of their antioxidant levels…






 3.Sprout/Microgreen tasting at the CSA this week!!!



If you like Sprouts/Microgreens and want to taste and buy some, we’re having a visit this week from local Sprout/Microgreen grower Don DiLillo.



His food isn’t certified organic but is non-GMO and pesticide free.



We might be doing a Living Foods Share as part of our CSA Winter Share this year. So, check it out and let us know what you think!



Met him at the Navel Expo the other week, liked what I heard, bought some of what he sells, and am liking it.



Check out Don’s Facebook page…


And website…




  

4.Events – near and far



Thursday, November 23rd



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



Join host Bhavani Jharoff (chef and head of the Slow Food North Shore chapter) talking food and food politics.





Saturday, November 25th



1pm to 5pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Sunken Meadow State Park

1 Sunken Meadow Parkway

Kings Park, NY

$20 ($10 for under 12 years old)

To register (at least 24 hours in advance)…




Read all the info about what to bring, etc. before you sign up and for meet-up directions. He’s awesome…’nuff said. J





Monday, November 24th



7pm



Dumpster Scavenger Hunt

Huntington Station

Location given when you RSVP (they didn’t really give info or a link on the website for this event but I’d hope this would work)…




Community Solidarity is holding this event. Thanksgiving is the most wasteful day of the year so to see how bad the wastefulness is, teams will form and scour Long Island to see what hidden treasures they come across. Expect a night of adventure, meeting new friends, and down and dirty fun (dress to dumpster dive)!





Sunday, December 10th



2pm to 4:30pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, Large Meeting Room

95 Harbor Rd.

Cold Spring Harbor

FREE





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

$77 to $500 (depending on how long you stay, where you stay and dining plans)

For more info and to register:




This is the organic conference where farmers show up because they’re not working (or at least most of them aren’t). Good info, good food, good parties, good time had by all that attend. Tricky part can be getting there and back depending on the weather (can take Amtrak or Grayhound). Includes a children’s conference for ages 6 to 12.





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




This is a holistic nutrition event filled with top names in the field…T. Colin Campbell, Joel Fuhrman MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens MD, Devra Davis, Brenda Davis and much more. FYI…the focus is on a vegan diet.







5.Click to change the world (or at least try J )



A.Oppose legislation that weakens endangered species from being protected from pesticides…




B.Oppose the merger between Monsanto and Bayer…it’s bad for farmers and consumers…








6.What you actually got last week



Week #25

November 16, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter*: Pharsi (cook like Butternut) – 1 - $4.00
  2. Lettuce: Leaf, Green – 1 head - $3.25
  3. Ginger** - ½ lb. - $6.25
  4. Broccoli Raab/Rape/Rabe*** – 1 bunch - $3.50
  5. Cabbage: Savoy**** – 1 head - $3.75



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.75

(We pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more ($.75 this week) and it adds up over the course of the season. So far that total is $30.50…so, we’ve already gotten over one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gave us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )



*

A Guide to Winter Squash: How to Choose, Store and Cook Your Gourds


Butternut Squash Smoothie! I’m sure you can substitute any Vanilla flavored protein powder…




**

Good info about Ginger including health info, storage, preparation, and some cooking suggestions…


How to store it…


How to freeze it…

Whole…


sliced…


or grated…




***

Broccoli Raab Smoothie!




****

Cabbage Pad Thai








7.And now for something completely different…



Artisanal Ice! Really? Really…




It may be cool, but not so much for the environment!



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