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Monday, November 20, 2017

**Important** CSA Thanksgiving Week Pick up THIS WEDNESDAY info!


Greetings!



***If you’re not picking up at the CSA this week and don’t have anyone picking up for you, PLEASE let us know so we don’t have to wait for you to not show up (and can have the option of possibly going home early)!



Our CSA pickup this week is on Wednesday, November 22nd.



The pickup times will be from 2:30pm to 7:30pm.



If you want to pick up your food at the Cinema Box Office later than 7:30pm, let us know and we’ll pack a bag for you. The food will not be held beyond 11pm (when the Box Office is closing this week) and would be donated at that point.

  1. If you know you’ll be picking up after 7:30pm, email or call and let us know from now till noon on Wednesday, November 22nd
  2. If you won’t know till Wednesday, call the Box Office between the CSA hours of 2:30pm and 7:30pm and have them connect you to the Sky Room Cafe to talk to someone from the CSA. Do NOT leave a message at the Box Office as we might not get the message, and will not be held responsible of you don’t get your food.



See you Wednesday, but if not…have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! J

suzanne

631-421-4864

CSA - PLEASE HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?


Greetings!



HELP! At the moment, NO ONE is scheduled to work at the CSA this week!!!



We’ll 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



Thanks!

suzanne

631-421-4864

CSA - PLEASE HELP! Can you help out at the CSA this week?


Greetings!



HELP! At the moment, NO ONE is scheduled to work at the CSA this week!!!



We’ll 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



Thanks!

suzanne

631-421-4864

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 Week #25


Happy Autumn!



Thanks to everyone that responded to this week’s call to work at the CSA (especially since the weather isn’t ideal for being outdoors for 2 hours J ).



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



CSA Alerts!



  1. This week  – the CSA will be outside, under the overhang by the building entrance near the stairs to the upper parking lot
  2. 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 NOT to 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).
  3. 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.



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 #25
November 16, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter*: Pharsi (cook like Butternut) - 1
  2. Lettuce – 1 head
  3. Ginger**
  4. Broccoli Raab/Rape/Rabe*** – 1 bunch
  5. Cabbage**** – 1 head
Total Items: 5

 *

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




This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Free online documentary about a Louisiana seed saver (saw the trailer and it looked good)…
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  5. Another reason to eat organic (and suggestions on washing produce)…
  6. Contest!
  7. What you actually got last week
  8. Monsanto’s at it again (well…they’re never really NOT at it J )…
  9. Got any Celeriac still hanging around?
  10. Eat rice? Read this!
  11. 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.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 $10.

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

The next one will be delivered on November 22nd (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…








2.Events – near and far



Thursday, November 16th



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, November 19th



2pm to 6:30pm



Healthy Planet’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving: Healthy, Green & Turkey-free!

Molloy College

The Sustainability Institute

1780 Republic Airport

Farmingdale, NY

$10 – Members/$15 – General Public…add $10 if eating food and not bringing a dish to share/FREE – under 12 years old

For more info:




Come for all or part of this yearly event (I often skip the potluck and come for the lecture at 4:30pm)…

2pm – soup and live music

3pm – potluck begins

4:30pm – members forum and guest lecturer (TBA)

5:30pm – raffles (one of which is a gift basket from Green Thumb Huntington – CSA) and more!





Tuesday, November 23rd



7pm



Community Solidarity’s Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share

E. 6th St. & Fairground Ave.

Huntington Station

FREE

If you have any questions about participating in this event, please email…




Volunteer to help distribute food to those in need and if you have toys/clothes/books/school supplies to donate they would be welcome as well. BTW…this is the group that gets any food leftover at the end of the night from our CSA.





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.







3. Free online documentary about a Louisiana seed saver (saw the trailer and it looked good)…



Till Saturday, November 25th, you can watch the movie Deeply Rooted online for free!



It’s the story of a seed saver, John Coykendall, in Louisiana…








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

I just signed an important petition demanding the Senate reject Trump's nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality. She's a dangerous right-wing climate change denier who holds extreme, anti-science views.

I think you should sign the petition, too: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_hartnett_white?referring_akid=a294963891.380222.uMJA-g&source=conf_email&aktmid=tm53836404.bbtsS8&akid=a294963891.380222.uMJA-g&t=2







5. Another reason to eat organic (and suggestions on washing produce)…



When talking to people who think buying organic food is a waste of money, or don’t think there’s any science behind why one would choose organic foods over non-organic, it’s not a bad thing to have a bundle of reasons/talking points as to why they might want to think differently.



Here’s another one…




And if you want to read the original NY Times article…




With a few tips on properly washing produce (it’s a common source of food poisoning if you don’t)…




And if you’re washing non-organic produce, you might want to try this…








6.Contest!



Win Maple Syrup from New York State, and more!








7.What you actually got last week



Week #24

November 9, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter: Acorn – 1 - $2.00
  2. Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head - $3.25
  3. Peppers, Sweet: Bell, Green – 2 lb. bag - $6.50
  4. Broccoli – 1 head - $3.25
  5. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lb. bag - $5.25



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.25

(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 $28.25…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 1A

Parsley AND Sage







8. Monsanto’s at it again (well…they’re never really NOT at it J )…



This is a good example of a downward spiral…




To reverse it, buy certified organic foods in general, and anything that uses Soy (or at least have it be organic Soy if it’s an ingredient).







9.Got any Celeriac still hanging around?



Here’s a great way to put Celeriac to use! A very cool vegetable bouillon recipe…








10. Eat Rice? Read this!



This is the world we live in…jeez!



This explains where the Arsenic in Rice comes from (for the most part toxic farming chemicals left in soil from non-organic Cotton farming…that’s why it’s a good thing to buy organic cotton clothing, etc.)…and to not eat Hijiki EVER unless you buy it from Maine Coast Seaweed…











11.And now for something completely different…



Pretty pictures of food both natural, and not so much J




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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CSA - HELP! Can you please help out at the CSA TOMORROW 11/16?


Greetings!



At the moment we’re still looking for…



THREE (3) people (please don’t make me do this alone L !) who can be at the CSA this week from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.



Keep in mind we’ll be outside this week (under the overhang at the entrance to the building that’s near the upper parking lot stairs), so be prepared to dress warm and bring a flashlight. The Cinema Arts Centre will be providing free Coffee and Tea to those working. IF the weather report gets worse (at the moment it’s a high of 53 degrees…not bad…and windy, but we should be out of the wind under the overhang), we’ll be in the Senior Center Cafeteria. Will keep you posted.

  

If you can help out…



Please respond to this email ASAP…from now to noon, Thursday, November 16th or…



  1. call 631-421-4864 anytime from now till noon, Thursday, November 16th or…
  2. call 631-423-7610 xt. 0 on Thursday, November 16th, 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



Thanks!

suzanne

631-421-4864

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 Week #24


Happy Autumn!



CSA weather report as of Wednesday evening….cool and pleasant.



CSA Alerts!



  1. November 16th – the CSA will be either outside, or in the Senior Center Cafeteria. Too soon to tell what the weather will be like so stay tuned.
  2. Thanksgiving – during the week of Thanksgiving, the CSA will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd, starting at 2:30pm, so plan accordingly.
  3. 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.



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 #24
November 9, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter: Acorn
  2. Lettuce – 1 head
  3. Peppers, Sweet
  4. Broccoli
  5. Sweet Potatoes
 Total Items: 6


 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. Events – near and far
  4. Want to get pregnant, or know someone who's trying?
  5. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  6. Like Oreo Cookies? Read this!
  7. Contest!
  8. What you actually got last week
  9. Endometriosis anybody?
  10. GMOs and Astroturf!
  11. Foods good for anxiety
  12. 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 still 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 9th or…



  1. call 631-421-4864 anytime from now till noon, Thursday, November 9th or…
  2. call 631-423-7610 xt. 0 on Thursday, November 9th, 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 $10.

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

The next one will be delivered on November 22nd (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.Events – near and far



Monday, November 5th to Monday, November 13th



Healing Hashimoto’s Summit (online event)

FREE

To register and for more info…




You just know they’re going to be talking about eating organic food at some point. J





Thursday, November 9th



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 11th



12pm to 5pm



Vegan Shop-Up

Pine Box Rock Shop

12 Grattan St.

Bushwick, Brooklyn

FREE

For more info:




21 and over…vegan food and drink (including alcohol), and other vegan stuff to buy.



1pm to 3pm



Zero Waste Thanksgiving!

Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St.

Flushing

$6.00 General Public/FREE - Members

For more info and tickets…




Demos of delicious recipes that involve zero food waste (a noble goal for all) using the principles of nose-to-tail (animals) and root-to-shoot (vegetables) cooking.





Sunday, November 19th



2pm to 6:30pm



Healthy Planet’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving: Healthy, Green & Turkey-free!

Molloy College

The Sustainability Institute

1780 Republic Airport

Farmingdale, NY

$10 – Members/$15 – General Public…add $10 if eating food and not bringing a dish to share/FREE – under 12 years old

For more info:




Come for all or part of this yearly event (I often skip the potluck and come for the lecture at 4:30pm)…

2pm – soup and live music

3pm – potluck begins

4:30pm – members forum and guest lecturer (TBA)

5:30pm – raffles and more!





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





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.







4.Want to get pregnant, or know someone who's trying?



Guess what? Eat organic!



If you know anyone who’s trying, forward this article and suggest they join our CSA…




And if this is true for women, it’s probably true for men as well.







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



A.Tell your US Representative to support organic agriculture in the next Farm Bill…




B.Sign on with the Skip the Slip campaign to get rid of paper receipts (that you get when you go food shopping for starters) that are covered with BPA (you can get receipt paper without BPA but the majority has it) and they get on your skin…








6.Like Oreo Cookies? Read this!



I grew up dunking Oreos in milk, didn’t you?




Now, on the rare occasions I buy cookies, I get Newman-O Cookies (they’re organic J ), and didn’t realize they have special Dairy Free Newman-O’s for vegans!







7.Contest!



Win a cheese grotto!



Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either, so go to the link and check it out…








8.What you actually got last week



Week #23

November 2, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter: Butternut – 1 - $2.50
  2. Arugula – 1 bunch - $3.25
  3. Lettuce: Crisp, Green – 1 head - $3.25
  4. Peppers, Sweet: Lunchbox – ¾ lb. bag - $3.50
  5. Leeks – 1 bunch - $3.25
  6. Celeriac/Celery Root – 1 - $2.50



Total Items: 6

Total Amount: $19.25

(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 $27.50…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 )







9.Endometriosis anybody?



Do you have, or know anyone with, Endometriosis?



If so, one of several suggestions to help from Dr. Weil is…eat organic (and eat cruciferous vegetables which we get from our CSA…this week it’s Broccoli)!!!!








10.GMOs and Astroturf!



Turns out that Astroturf is another problematic product brought to you by Monsanto, makers of GMOs…



What do your children play on? Do you really want them to be playing on this?




There’s no organizations yet that I’m aware of that have been formed to provide safe, non-toxic alternatives or protest the use of this stuff, but maybe you’re the person meant to start one up, or at least spread the word that there might be problems associated with Astroturf.







11. Foods good for anxiety



And who can’t use some of that! J



Foods that our CSA provides that are on this list, and in the recipes, are Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Cabbage (to make your own Sauerkraut), Scallions, Acorn Squash (and you can probably substitute any orange fleshed Winter Squash for the recipe)…








12.And now for something completely different…



Our farmer believes a healthy diet is a diverse diet.



This is not a healthy diet BUT it’s amazing how us humans can survive on an unhealthy diet for as long as we do…




And a man who lives on NOTHING but microwaved pizza (a vegetarian who won’t eat vegetables and has diabetes which could be controlled if he changed his diet but at the moment it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen…there’s always hope J )…




I used to watch this tv show based on people with selective eating disorder and occasionally I’ll still see episodes pop up…




All things in moderation (at least when it comes to food)! J



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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 Week #23


Happy Autumn!



Much thanks to all who responded to the call for help this week! J We’re good to go, but you can always ask at 3:30pm or 5:30pm in case someone cancels at the last minute.



CSA weather report as of Wednesday evening….warm and pleasant.



CSA Alerts!



  1. Missing vegetables! – Last week we were short 2 heads of Cauliflower and 2 bags of Sweet Potatoes at the end of the night. The people who counted the food before the CSA started were fairly sure they counted correctly however, we’re not 100% sure so this week they will be counting everything twice to make sure. So, if the count last week was correct and if it happened to be you that accidentally took extra, please let me know. If you still have the extra food, please bring it to the CSA this week. If it wasn’t you, this is just a good reminder that we should all be mindful when picking up our CSA shares to check the wall chart before, and even after, you take your CSA share to make sure you don’t end up with too much, or too little, food.
  2. November 16th – the CSA will be either outside, or in the Senior Center Cafeteria. Too soon to tell what the weather will be like so stay tuned.
  3. If you share a CSA share with anyone (weekly or biweekly)…A) please collect all your food and then go into the cafĂ© area to sort it out (unless you need to use a scale to weigh something and in that case, please wait till the scale is free), B) if you need/want to cut up your food, please provide your own knife (better idea might be to take it home, cut it up there and have your share partner pick it up by your house OR take the whole food item and the next time we get a similar food item, the other person gets it then), C) if you are leaving their half share at the CSA please write the first and last name of your CSA share partner on the bag that you have provided for that purpose (the CSA can provide permanent markers for that purpose).
  4. Thanksgiving – during the week of Thanksgiving, the CSA will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd, so plan accordingly.
  5. 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.



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 #23
November 2, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter: Butternut – 1
  2. Arugula – 1 bunch
  3. Lettuce – 1 head
  4. Peppers, Sweet
  5. Leeks – 1 bunch
  6. Celeriac/Celery Root
Total Items: 6


This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Contest!
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  5. Sign up for free online lectures from Dean Ornish, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, and more
  6. Eat Chicken? Know where your Chicken comes from!
  7. What you actually got last week
  8. Dr. Weil on Pumpkins/Winter Squash
  9. Americans are actively trying to eat healthier, so corporations must go elsewhere to try and make money, and make other folks overweight and sick…
  10. Sign up for the Food Mood Project free online lecture series
  11. 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.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 $15.

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

The next one will be delivered on November 9th (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…








2.Events – near and far



Thursday, November 2nd



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 4th



11am to 5pm



11th Annual Wellness Expo & Psychic Fair for Physical, Spiritual and Planetary Health

95 Old Country Rd.

Melville

$10/FREE under 12

For more info:




Gathering of Light and Creation magazine sponsor this annual event with vendors, children’s activities, speakers, raffles, yoga, demos, and healthy food.



11am to 3pm



Sang Lee Farm Open House

25180 County Road 48

Peconic

FREE



Tour farm and food tastings.



Noon to 1pm



Food Chain Radio (online radio show)




Excellent topics (food/farming/alternative health issues) and guests with a program archive.



2pm to 5pm



HOG Lounge Pants Lunch

HOG (Hamlet Organic Garden) Farm

319 Beaver Dam Rd.

Brookhaven

$55 Members/$65 General Public (cash or check only)/FREE – under 14

For more info and reservations:




It’s RSVP and BYOB. Press your own cider. Guest chefs Andrew Tarlow (Diner/Marlow & Sons/Reynard), Farmer Sean (HOG), Patty Gentry (Early Girl Farm), Fran Derby (The Cannibal). Menu is organic, local jerk style Chicken, legumes, and vegetables with dessert by Lili’s Baked Goods & Friends. Music by DJ Gabe (dub style reggae).





Sunday, November 5th



10am to 6pm



NAVEL Expo

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

$20

For more info:




If you’re interested in alternative/holistic health and healthy living…this is the event for you! Lectures by many well-known holistic health doctors and practitioners.





Saturday, November 11th



12pm to 5pm



Vegan Shop-Up

Pine Box Rock Shop

12 Grattan St.

Bushwick, Brooklyn

FREE

For more info:




21 and over…vegan food and drink (including alcohol), and other vegan stuff to buy.





Sunday, November 19th



2pm to 6:30pm



Healthy Planet’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving: Healthy, Green & Turkey-free!

Molloy College

The Sustainability Institute

1780 Republic Airport

Farmingdale, NY

$10 – Members/$15 – General Public…add $10 if eating food and not bringing a dish to share/FREE – under 12 years old

For more info:




Come for all or part of this yearly event (I often skip the potluck and come for the lecture at 4:30pm)…

2pm – soup and live music

3pm – potluck begins

4:30pm – members forum and guest lecturer (TBA)

5:30pm – raffles and more!





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





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.







3.Contest!



Win $100 gift certificate from Open Table for Fall Long Island Restaurant Week from Edible Long Island…








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



A.Stop Dow Chemical from poisoning kids and farmworkers…




B.Tell your Senator to reject Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the EPA, Michael Dourson, as he’s a hack for the chemical industry and has spent his career advocating AGAINST strong standards on pesticides and toxic chemicals in consumer products…




C.Sign petition to keep the soil in organics (so hydroponically grown foods cannot qualify for organic certification…the short answer is this is a good thing…feel free to talk to me or research yourself)…








5.Sign up for free online lectures from Dean Ornish, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, and more



This is part of the Plant Powered and Thriving Expert Series about healthy eating and disease prevention…you also get the free starter kit with tips and recipes…




Spoiler alert…eating lots of fresh vegetables (they may recommend them being organic) are part of this program. J







6.Eat Chicken? Know where your chicken comes from!



Know where your Chicken comes from…




The wonderful thing about food is you get three votes a day. Every one of them has the potential to change the world…Michael Pollan







7.What you actually got last week



Week #22

October 26, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter: Acorn – 1 - $3.50
  2. Cauliflower: Green – 1 - $3.50
  3. Lettuce: Leaf, Green – 1 head - $3.25
  4. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lb. bag - $5.25
  5. Radishes: Red – 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 $26.75…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 – October 2B

Chives, Garlic AND Thyme







8. Dr. Weil on Pumpkins/Winter Squash



He’s saying Pumpkins, but Pumpkins are just one variety of Winter Squash so it’s like Summer Squash…whatever you can do with one, you can do with the other varieties…




Pumpkin spice smoothie…oh yeah! J







9. Americans are actively trying to eat healthier, so corporations must go elsewhere to try and make money, and make other folks overweight and sick…

Story on how Brazilians are eating more junk food, and the population is getting fatter and sicker (adults and children), thanks to companies like Nestle that are looking elsewhere for customers since the Americans are looking towards eating healthier…




This is not what America needs to be exporting to the rest of the world.







10.Sign up for the Food Mood Project free online lecture series



Starts November 6th




Presented by Kiran Ram, a UK lifestyle coach interested in woman and hormonal balance. For more info about Kiran Ram…


However, I tried to sign up for her newsletter and it wouldn’t work but emailed to tell her and hopefully, it will be fixed.







11.And now for something completely different…



Food celebrity Anthony Bourdain creates a slasher movie trailer for good friend and chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in NYC…




Even funnier that Eric Ripert is a long time practicing Buddhist. J



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