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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017 Week #9


Happy Summer!



It’s summer camp at the YMCA so somewhere between 3pm and 5pm it seems like there will be a line of cars blocking the way to get around the building to the back parking lot. I got around it last week by going into the wrong way lane as I had no other option to get around the line of cars (not happy about that but made it without getting hit, or hitting anyone on foot or in a car J ). Either park in the lot as soon as you come into the Cinema Arts Centre, or come after 5pm? Just a thought.



Veggie info sheets added as needed. Added today are Carrot and Endive Escarole Radicchio! 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 #9
July 27, 2017
  1. Lettuce
  2. Radicchio
  3. Carrots* (If we get the Carrot tops…don’t throw them out if they look green and vibrant…can be used like Parsley in soups or stews or make the Carrot Top Pesto recipe below)
  4. Onions
  5. Oregano
  6. Beans, Snap
Total Items: 6
 Herb Share – July 2B
Basil AND Mint
 *Carrot Recipe
2 ingredients and easy to boot!
Carrot Top Pesto and article…
I use the whole stem unlike the recipe above (can’t be bothered to trim off the leaves and it worked fine with the whole stem as in this recipe)…

This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase Flower or Herb Shares!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Ice Cream Alert! Read whether you eat it or not…
  4. What you actually got last week
  5. Sometimes you learn something new every day whether you want to or not! J
  6. Healthy grilling tips
  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.You can still purchase our organic Flower or Herb Shares!



Like the Flowers you’re seeing at the CSA? So far we’ve gotten Peonies, Sweet William, Snapdragons, Strawflowers and Yarrow…have no idea what’s coming this week (or indeed IF they’re coming this week J ).

If you’d like to get in on the next Flower Share for the season, the cost is $45.

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

The next Flower Share will be delivered ??? Sometimes we know in advance, and sometimes (like last week) we don’t know till our farmer brings them in the door the day of the CSA. The flowers show up when they’re ready.



Like the Herbs in the Herb Shares you’re seeing? So far we’ve gotten Chives, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Purple Sage and Rosemary, and this week we’re getting Basil and Mint!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $45.

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 August 10th (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



Monday, July 24th to Monday July 31st



Immune Defense Summit online event

FREE

To register…




There’s a lot of people I’ve never heard of but the ones I have are Donna Gates (founder of the Body Ecology diet), Sayer Ji (GreenMedInfo website) and Ronnie Cummins (head of the Organic Consumers Association), and the organizer of the event, Johnathan Landsman, is a Long Islander with a website Natural Health 365.





Thursday, July 27th



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.





Tuesday, August 1st to Thursday, August 10th



Sleep and Stress Event online conference

FREE

To register…




You can eat as healthy as you’d like but if you’re not getting enough quality sleep and are stressed out, you’re not going to be digesting that good food properly or feeling as good as you could.



David Wolfe sent me the email (NutriBullet guy…I’ve taken a workshop with him in the past…very nice and interesting human) and he mentioned Dr. Josh Axe as being a part of this (interesting guy…paleo but sympathetic to vegans).





Friday, August 4th to Thursday, August 10th



Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave

Huntington, NY

$16 to $5 (check website for exact pricing)

For more info and to purchase tickets…




You liked An Inconvenient Truth? This is the sequel. Hear it’s another winner, and an empowering bright light in these days of many reports of doom and gloom.



A few of the shows will have special speakers such as Dency Kane – a horticultural photographer trained by Al Gore for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Adrienne Esposito from The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Beth Fiteni of Green Inside and Out, and several speakers from Food & Water Watch. Check the website for what days and times those are taking place.





Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th



NOFA Summer Conference

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

For more info and to register:




This is the biggest event for organic farming/gardening in the northeast. NOFA is the group that certifies farms organic…long before the federal government got involved and I’m sure they would even if the federal organic program disappears. About 1500 people attend from all the NOFA member states (NY, NJ, MA, CT, NH, VT, RI…Main has MOGFA – they have to be different J ). I’ve been to a few and they’re great (lectures, tours, parties, movies and more). The people going range from young hipsters to families with kids of all ages (newborns to skulking teens…and there are workshops for kids – used to be from 5 to teens but not sure this year and the website has no info…I emailed them) to seniors…a general mix of humanity. Food is local, organic and they can feed anyone from vegan to paleo and pretty much anybody in between.





Saturday, September 2nd



9am to 5pm



Gaia Essence Women’s Wellness Conference

Melville Marriott

1359 Walt Whitman Rd

Melville

$25 to $60

For more info and to register to attend…





So far, the listed featured speakers are holistic dentist Dr. Linda Golden (Manhasset), and Dr. Mike Berlin of the Family Wellness Center in Plainview. There’s also a Kid’s Room, and if you have a business that’s in the holistic health universe you can apply to exhibit or be a speaker.





Monday, Sept 4th



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, September 7th



11:30am to 3:30pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave.

W. Babylon, 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, September 10th



10am to 4pm



11th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

Peconic Land Trust Ag Center at Charnews Farm

3005 Youngs Ave.

Southold

$25

To purchase your tickets and for more info…




Be there or be square. Great north fork food event. Looks like several CSA members are already talking about going. We usually figure out a time to meet for lunch at the Food Truck located at the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold. Last chance to visit Shinn Estate Vineyard as it’s been SOLD (and not sure of its future)!!!





Saturday, October 14th



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, October 29th



11:30am to 3:30pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave.

W. Babylon, 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, November 5th



10am to 6pm



NAVEL Expo

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

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 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







3. Ice Cream Alert! Read whether you eat it or not…



Glyphosate found in Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (sad!)...


Company that does a LOT for the environment but they can do more.



If you read the whole article, you’ll get down to the part where there was a test of Alden’s Ice Cream (organic), Julie’s Ice Cream (organic), Three Twins (organic) and Whole Food’s 365 brand Ice Cream (not organic). See where these companies are on this chart for dairy products…




The only way to avoid Glyphosate in this case is to...drum roll please...BUY CERTIFIED ORGANIC!







4.What you actually got last week



Week #8

July 20, 2017



  1. Lettuce: Oak, Green – 1 head - $3.25
  2. Beets* (make sure you eat the tops if there are any!) – 1 bunch - $3.00
  3. Squash, Summer: Costata Romanesco, Cousa, Eight Ball, Golden, Yellow, Zucchini – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $4.50
  4. Onions, Spring – 1 bunch - $3.50
  5. Basil, Cinnamon – 1 bunch - $3.50
  6. Beans, Snap: Green – 1 bag (2/3 lb.) - $3.00



Total Items: 6

Total Amount: $21.50

(we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more – this week it was $3.00 - and it adds up over the course of the season and so far that total is $13.75…so we usually end up with at least one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gives us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )



Flowers – Week #5

Strawflowers (everlasts…can be dried)



*Beets are good for lowering blood pressure, improving your sex life and more!




Beets do NOT decrease your sex life, they can INCREASE it (someone pointed out me error in the last CSA email J ) and do so much more…




Listed as one of the world’s healthiest foods (great website and article)…




Along with the Beet Greens…




Dr. Weil’s Beet Salad recipe…








5. Sometimes you learn something new every day whether you want to or not! J



What CSA foods have sirtuins in them? I never heard of the word sirtuins till today!




They’re good for you, and the CSA foods we get them have them are Onions and Parsley (they’re growing Tumeric at our farm but not in large enough quantities yet to offer beyond the farm stand, BUT if you visit the farm in October with our CSA, you might find it there)…







6.Healthy grilling tips



Grilling can be healthy…or not.



Here’s a few tips to keep it on the healthy side…








7.And now for something completely different…



Watch kids being tricked into eating vegan food…




How many adults do we know that would react the same way?



Full disclosure…not a vegan and have never been one (but never say never J ), but have friends that are.



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017 Week #8


Happy Summer!



CSA weather report…HOT…90 plus so don’t even THINK about leaving your CSA share in your car for any length of time, and there’s an air quality alert so take it easy! J


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 #8
July 20, 2017
  1. Lettuce
  2. Beets* (make sure you eat the tops if there are any!)
  3. Squash, Summer
  4. Onions
  5. Basil, Thai
  6. Beans, Snap
Total Items: 6
 Flowers – Week #5
Strawflowers (everlasts…can be dried)
*Beets are good for lowering blood pressure, your sex life and more!

We start weighing things this week so make sure to read #3!

This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase Flower or Herb Shares!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. This week…we weigh!!!
  4. What you actually got last week
  5. Click here to change the world (or at least try)…
  6. It’s not all bad news J
  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.You can still purchase our organic Flower or Herb Shares!



Like the Flowers you’re seeing at the CSA? So far we’ve gotten Peonies, Sweet William, Snapdragons and Yarrow…have no idea what’s coming this week (or indeed IF they’re coming this week J ).

If you’d like to get in on the next Flower Share for the season, the cost is $54.

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

The next Flower Share will be delivered ??? Sometimes we know in advance, and sometimes (like last week) we don’t know till our farmer brings them in the door the day of the CSA. The flowers show up when they’re ready.



Like the Herbs in the Herb Shares you’re seeing? So far we’ve gotten Chives, Dill, Mint, and Rosemary, and this week we’re getting Purple Sage and Lemon Basil!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $50.

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 July 27th (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 (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, July 20th



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



This week, host Bhavani Jharoff’s guest is Chef (and sommelier) Rene Rodrigues of his restaurant in Peru, Tawa…specializing in local Peruvian dishes using organic ingredients with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Chef Bhavani Jharoff met him taking a cooking class at his place in Peru this past spring.





Friday, July 21st



6pm to 7pm



Green Inside and Out live and online radio show

WUSB-FM 90.1 FM




Host Beth Fiteni’s guests this month are Paul Andersen of the Native Plant Initiative, and Erica Cirino – artist, wildlife rehabber, science writer, naturalist and adventurer.





Monday, July 24th to Monday July 31st



Immune Defense Summit online event

FREE

To register…




There’s a lot of people I’ve never heard of but the ones I have are Donna Gates (founder of the Body Ecology diet), Sayer Ji (GreenMedInfo website) and Ronnie Cummins (head of the Organic Consumers Association), and the organizer of the event, Johnathan Landsman, is a Long Islander with a website Natural Health 365.





Tuesday, August 1st to Thursday, August 10th



Sleep and Stress Event online conference

FREE

To register…




You can eat as healthy as you’d like but if you’re not getting enough quality sleep and are stressed out, you’re not going to be digesting that good food properly or feeling as good as you could.



David Wolfe sent me the email (NutriBullet guy…I’ve taken a workshop with him in the past…very nice and interesting human) and he mentioned Dr. Josh Axe as being a part of this (interesting guy…paleo but sympathetic to vegans).





Friday, August 4th to Thursday, August 10th



Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave

Huntington, NY

$16 to $5 (check website for exact pricing)

For more info and to purchase tickets…




You liked An Inconvenient Truth? This is the sequel. Hear it’s another winner, and an empowering bright light in these days of many reports of doom and gloom.



A few of the shows will have special speakers such as Dency Kane – a horticultural photographer trained by Al Gore for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Adrienne Esposito from The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Beth Fiteni of Green Inside and Out, and several speakers from Food & Water Watch. Check the website for what days and times those are taking place.





Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th



NOFA Summer Conference

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

For more info and to register:




This is the biggest event for organic farming/gardening in the northeast. NOFA is the group that certifies farms organic…long before the federal government got involved and I’m sure they would even if the federal organic program disappears. About 1500 people attend from all the NOFA member states (NY, NJ, MA, CT, NH, VT, RI…Main has MOGFA – they have to be different J ). I’ve been to a few and they’re great (lectures, tours, parties, movies and more). The people going range from young hipsters to families with kids of all ages (newborns to skulking teens…and there are workshops for kids – used to be from 5 to teens but not sure this year and the website has no info…I emailed them) to seniors…a general mix of humanity. Food is local, organic and they can feed anyone from vegan to paleo and pretty much anybody in between.





Saturday, September 2nd



9am to 5pm



Gaia Essence Women’s Wellness Conference

Melville Marriott

1359 Walt Whitman Rd

Melville

$25 to $60

For more info and to register to attend…





So far, the listed featured speakers are holistic dentist Dr. Linda Golden (Manhasset), and Dr. Mike Berlin of the Family Wellness Center in Plainview. There’s also a Kid’s Room, and if you have a business that’s in the holistic health universe you can apply to exhibit or be a speaker.





Monday, Sept 4th



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, September 7th



11:30am to 3:30pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave.

W. Babylon, 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, September 10th



10am to 4pm



11th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

Peconic Land Trust Ag Center at Charnews Farm

3005 Youngs Ave.

Southold

$25

To purchase your tickets and for more info…




Be there or be square. Great north fork food event. Looks like several CSA members are already talking about going. We usually figure out a time to meet for lunch at the Food Truck located at the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold. Last chance to visit Shinn Estate Vineyard as it’s been SOLD (and not sure of its future)!!!





Saturday, October 14th



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, October 29th



11:30am to 3:30pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave.

W. Babylon, 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, November 5th



10am to 6pm



NAVEL Expo

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

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 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







3.This week…we weigh!!!



It’s time to weigh our food!



  1. 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.



  1. 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!



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



  1. 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 45 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 2 1/2 POUNDS of produce and 1 or 2 CSA members (and one of them could be you) won’t get the food they paid for.



  1. 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.What you actually got last week



Week #7

July 13, 2017



  1. Lettuce: French Crisp – 1 head - $3.25
  2. Peas, Sugar Snap – 1 bag (1 lb.) - $8.50
  3. Beans, Fava* - 1 bag (1 lb.) - $4.00
  4. Onions – 1 bunch - $3.50
  5. Radishes: French Breakfast – 1 bunch - $3.50



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $21.75

(we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more – this week it was $3.25 - and it adds up over the course of the season and so far that total is $10.75…so we usually end up with at least one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gives us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )



Flower Share – Week #4

Snapdragons



Herb Share – July 2B

Basil, Lemon AND Sage, Purple



*Fava Beans – do not eat if you’re on MAOI antidepressants ( http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/maois/faq-20058035 ) OR if you have G6PD (also known as favism…rare genetic disease in Sephardic Jews, and people of Mediterranean or African descent http://g6pddeficiency.org/wp/g6pd-deficiency-home/overview-of-g6pd-deficiency/#.WWXB1RtK3ug  if you don’t have a problem with Soy there’s a decent chance you don’t have this…and it is rare…and seems to get detected in childhood)



How to prepare…




Nutrition info…


Recipes…

Easiest…however you make Hummus – substitute cooked, skinless Fava Beans for your Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas and proceed and use however you’d use Hummus

Fava Beans with Snap Peas and Mint


Grilled Fava Beans


Fava Bean and Goat Cheese Dip with Radishes








5. Click here to help change the world (or at least try)…



A.Call or tweet Gov. Cuomo NOW and ask him to not release GMO moths in NY!!!

“HALT THE CORNELL GMO MOTH RELEASE UNTIL NEW YORK DOES FULL ENVIRONMENTAL/HEALTH REVIEW.”
“I DON’T WANT TO EAT DEAD GMO MOTH LARVAE IN MY NEW YORK GROWN BROCCOLI, CABBAGE AND CAULIFLOWER.”

We could end up eating the GMO moth larvae in organically grown Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbage grown in NY as they’re “designed” to die on the plants they eat.

Read the details here…




B. Ban fracking…support clean drinking water…

It’s not in NY, but the world needs clean water and maybe if we get a NY petition, some folks from Delaware will sign for us… J








6.It’s not all bad news! J



Papa John’s owner looked at what went into his pizzas, basically said yuck, and is making changes for the better…




Every little bit helps!







7.And now for something completely different…



Bread as art…


never eaten her pastry but I have a feeling it might be good…




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