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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 Week #14


Happy Summer!



CSA weather report as of Tuesday night…warm, windy and maybe rainy.



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.



CSA Alert…Does anyone remember leaving 2 very colorful Trader Joe canvas bags last week? They were found in between the Tomatoes and the Herb Share tables. Someone did so if it was you, please get in touch and they’ll be at the sign-in desk this week.


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 #14
August 31, 2017

  1. Lettuce – 1 head
  2. Tomatoes, Mini – 1 pt.
  3. Kale – 1 bunch
  4. Beans, Snap - 1 lb. (1 bag)
  5. Cilantro – 1 bunch
 Total Items: 5

This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase Bulk Tomato, or Flower, or Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Kids going back to school? Protect them from unnecessary pesticide exposure…
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )…
  5. What you actually got last week
  6. Lead in baby food!
  7. Tip on how to eat more fruits and vegetables
  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.You can still purchase our organic Bulk Tomato, or Flower, or Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone)!



It’s Bulk Tomato time! If you’d like to get a box of 20 lbs. of red Roma/Plum/Paste (different names for the same thing) Tomatoes, now’s the time to order them (make sauce, dehydrate, freeze to use over the winter).  It’s $45 per box and the delivery dates remaining are September 7th and 14th. Bring cash to the CSA or a check made out to Halseys Green Thumb.



Like the Flowers you’re seeing at the CSA? So far we’ve gotten Gomphrena, Peonies, Rudbeckia, Sweet William, Snapdragons, Strawflowers, Sunflowers, Yarrow, and Zinnia…have no idea what’s coming next.

If you’d like to get in on the next Flower Share for the season, the cost is $18 (there’s only 2 deliveries left!).

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 Basil, Chives, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Purple Sage and Rosemary!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $35.

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 September 14th (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, August 31st



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.





Friday, September 1st to Monday, September 4th



Rose Wine Soiree

Shinn Estate Vineyard

2000 Oregon Rd.

Mattituck, NY

For more info and to buy tickets (this will sell out)…




Everything you always wanted to know about Rose Wines! Shinn Estate Vineyard is the most organic vineyard on Long Island (not certified organic but certified “sustainable” through Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing which Barbara Shinn helped establish), and they’ve been sold (sad! L ), and I have no idea if the new owners are going to keep up the high standards that Barbara Shinn had. So, this may be part of the last swan songs for this wonderful winery. Enjoy it while you can!





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.



9am to noon

The Great Tomato Taste-Off

Quail Hill Farm

Deep Lane

Amagansett

FREE



It is just what it sounds like (they’re talking 42 varieties)!





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





Friday, September 8th to Sunday, September 10th



Vegetarian Vision Health & Wellness 25th Anniversary

Penn Plaza Pavillion

401 7th Ave. (and 33rd St.)

NYC

$15 to $100

For more info and to get tickets:




Speakers include Dr. Brian Clement (Hippocrates Health Institute), Bob DiBenedetto (founder of Long Island’s Healthy Planet), Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Gary Null, Dr. Robert J. Ostefeld, Dr. Will Tuttle and many others! There will be vendors and an exhibition area.





Saturday, September 9th



11am



Let’s Eat: Food on Film presents…What’s on Your Plate?

Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave

Huntington

Film only: $7 Member/$12 General Public/FREE children under 12

Veggie Sushi workshop: $10 Adults/$8 Children

For more info and to buy tickets…




The Cinema Arts Centre’s ongoing film series Let’s Eat: Food on Film partners with Slow Food North Shore to present this look at school lunches and food politics from the viewpoint of two young girls and the quest to find out exactly what IS on their plate. Afterwards, make veggie Sushi with Chef Bhavani Jharoff of Slow Food North Shore.



1pm



Tomato Taste-Off

Queens County Farm

Seasonal Farm Stand

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Floral Park, NY

For more info:






Sunday, September 10th



10am to 4pm



11th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

Peconic Land Trust Ag Center at Charnews Farm

3005 Youngs Ave.

Southold, NY

$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)!!!





Tuesday, September 12th



2:30pm to 5pm



Fall Lawn Renovation Strategies

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell La

Bridgehampton, NY

FREE

Sponsored by the Perfect Earth Project and presented by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics



5:30pm to 7:30pm



Composting Workshop

Queens County Farm

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Floral Park, NY

$5 Member/$10 General Public

For more info and to register:




Learn how to make compost with the folks from the NYC Compost Project out of your kitchen scraps. Will take home finished compost from the Queens County Farm.





Thursday, September 14th



7:30pm to 9pm



Inside the Hive: Beekeeping 101

Queens County Farm

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Floral Park, NY

$185 Members/$200 General Public

For more info and to register:




This is a 9 session course (6 Thursdays and 3 Saturdays) taught by Walter Blohm, beekeeper for the Queens County Farm and member of the Long Island Beekeepers Club.





Saturday, September 16th



10am to 6pm



Garlic Festival

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Ave

Riverhead, NY

$5/FREE – Children under 6

For more info:




Long Island’s only Garlic Fest. Crafts, live music, family fun. Rain or Shine.



10am to 11:30am



Organic Lawn Care

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell La

Bridgehampton

$5 General Public/FREE – Members

For more info and to RSVP…




Partnered with the Peconic Land Trust and the Perfect Earth Project. Rain or shine.



10am to 11:45am



Harvesting and Enjoying Herbs

Agricultural Center at Chanews Farm

3005 Youngs Ave.

Southold, NY

$20 per person plus $10 materials fee

For more info and to RSVP…




3pm to 8pm



Food and Music Festival

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Tilles Center Plaza

720 Northern Blvd.

Brookville, NY

FREE

For more info:




Edible Long Island and the Tilles Center sponsor a day of food trucks, battle of the bands at 5pm (winning band opens for Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship…your vote counts!), the Long Island Fringe Festival…bring blankets, chairs, friends and family!





Sunday, September 17th



10am to 6pm



Garlic Festival

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Ave

Riverhead, NY

$5/FREE children under 6

For more info:




Long Island’s only Garlic Fest. Crafts, live music, family fun. Rain or Shine.



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





Saturday, September 23rd



9am to 2pm



2107 LINPI (Long Island Native Plant Initiative) Fall Native Plant Sale Benefit

SCC College Eastern Campus Greenhouse

121 Speonk Riverhead Rd.

Riverhead, NY

For more info and a complete list of plants for sale…




Some of the plants for sale are edible, and they’re all Long Island natives!



11am to 6pm



Queens County Fair

Queens County Farm

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Floral Park, NY

Free – Members/$10 Adults/$5 Children 3 to 12/Free Children up to 2 (extra fees for corn maize and other things mentioned on website)



For more info and to buy tickets:




Fun for the whole family! Beer garden, children’s entertainment, produce/culinary/livestock blue ribbon judging (you can submit an entry up to 9/22), environmental workshops, corn maize, arts and crafts and much more.





Sunday, September 24th



11am to 6pm



Queens County Fair

Queens County Farm

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Floral Park, NY

Free – Members/$10 Adults/$5 Children 3 to 12/Free Children up to 2 (extra fees for corn maize and other things mentioned on website)

For more info and to buy tickets:




Fun for the whole family! Beer garden, children’s entertainment, produce/culinary/livestock blue ribbon judging (you can submit an entry up to 9/22), environmental workshops, corn maize, arts and crafts and much more.





Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st



10am to 5pm



Hudson Valley Garlic Fest

Cantine Field

Washington Ave Ext.

Saugerties, NY

$10

For more info and tickets:




This is the big mamajama Garlic festival in our area. Planning to go, buy about 4 pounds of certified organic Garlic and will last me till March/April when I can start buying it at the Union Square Greenmarket it in NYC.





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





Thursday, October 19th to Sunday, October 22nd



Food Film Fest NYC

AMC Empire 25

234 W 42nd St.

New York, NY

$45 to $125

For more info and to buy tickets…




The 11th year of this film festival that always includes eating something that you’ve seen on the screen.





Saturday, October 28th



11:30am to 4pm



A Harvest Homecoming 20th Anniversary Celebration

Dominican Village

Helen Butler Hall

565 Albany Ave

Amityville, NY

$60

For more info and to buy tickets…




A fundraiser for Homecoming Farm, a CSA on property owned by Dominican sisters. Music by Homecoming CSA member Angela Solomon’s band, Steel Impressions. There will be raffle prizes, wine, and children are encouraged to come in costume since it’s close to being Halloween. Catered by Iavarone Brothers (Do they use anything from the farm? Or is anything organic? Don’t know).





Sunday, October 29th



10am to 5pm



Oktoberfest

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Ave

Riverhead

FREE

For more info:




Featuring the new Garden of Eve Brewery. Farm tour, live music, family fun.



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





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.Kids going back to school? Protect them from unnecessary pesticide exposure…



Why?




How? Spend some time with this one…




While one person can’t do everything, everyone can do something! J







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



A.This Trump policy can increase ADHD, autism, and lower IQs for kids, so tell your Senators to ban this IQ-lowering pesticide for good!




B.Urge Senators to ban Chlorpyrifos…








5.What you actually got last week



Week #13

August 24, 2017



  1. Lettuce: Leaf, Green – 1 head - $3.25
  2. Tomatoes: Red – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $5.25
  3. Leeks – 1 bunch - $4.50
  4. Squash, Summer: Costata Romanesco, Cousa, Eight Ball, Gold, Patty Pan: Green/Yellow, Yellow, Zucchini – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $4.25
  5. Purslane – 1 bunch* - $3.00



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.25

(we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more – this week it was $.75 - and it adds up over the course of the season and so far that total is $21.50…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…and the season isn’t even half over yet…lucky us! J )



*I am personally thrilled we’re getting Purslane as we haven’t had it at the CSA for a number of years. I asked, and we got!

Purslane is a great fish substitute for vegetarians and vegans, and is just very healthy to eat (richest and rare vegetarian source of Omega 3 fatty acids…also antioxidant and antimicrobial…and it’s tasty too! J )…




Raw in a salad, or cook (if you do…cook quick OR simmer and think Okra…slimy and good thickener for soups and stews)



All about Purslane (do NOT eat anything from your yard/garden unless you KNOW what it is…Purslane good – looking similar Spotted Spurge toxic)…


Purslane with Cherries and Feta…


General what to do with Purslane…


45 ideas of what to do with Purslane…




Herb Share – Aug – 2B

Chives AND Dill







6.Lead in baby food!



There was more lead in the baby food version of these items than the regular ones…go figure!




The items of most concern were…

Fruit juice – under 1 year shouldn’t have at all anyway, over 1 buy organic, make your own or buy non-baby food versions

Cookies – Arrowroot and teething – buy organic, make your own

Root vegetables – Sweet Potatoes and Carrots – make your own, buy organic or get non-baby food versions




How to make all your own baby food on a budget…








7.Tip on how to inspire eating more fruit and vegetables



If they see it, they will come and eat!




As long as there isn’t junk food on display and easy reach as well J .







8.And now for something completely different…



Apparently Avocado Hand is a real medical thing…




Watch the videos and stay safe! J



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017 Week #13


Happy Summer!



CSA weather report as of Wednesday afternoon…lovely.



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 #13
August 24, 2017

  1. Lettuce – 1 head
  2. Tomatoes – up to but not over 2 lbs.
  3. Leeks – 1 bunch
  4. Squash, Summer – up to but not over 2 lbs.
  5. Purslane – 1 bunch*
 Total Items: 5

*I am personally thrilled we’re getting Purslane as we haven’t had it at the CSA for a number of years. I asked, and we got!
Purslane is a great fish substitute for vegetarians and vegans, and is just very healthy to eat (richest and rare vegetarian source of Omega 3 fatty acids…also antioxidant and antimicrobial…and it’s tasty too! J )…
 Raw in a salad, or cook (if you do…cook quick OR simmer and think Okra…slimy and good thickener for soups and stews)

All about Purslane (do NOT eat anything from your yard/garden unless you KNOW what it is…Purslane good – looking similar Spotted Spurge toxic)…
Purslane with Cherries and Feta…
General what to do with Purslane…
45 ideas of what to do with Purslane…
 
Herb Share – Aug – 2B
Chives AND Dill


This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase Bulk Tomato, or Flower, or Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Click to change the world (or at least try J )…
  4. What you actually got last week
  5. Do you eat gluten-free, or are interested in this diet lifestyle?
  6. How to better use your CSA share, save money, and help the planet!
  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 Bulk Tomato, or Flower, or Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone)!



It’s Bulk Tomato time! If you’d like to get a box of 20 lbs. of red Roma/Plum/Paste (different names for the same thing) Tomatoes, now’s the time to order them (make sauce, dehydrate, freeze to use over the winter).  It’s $45 per box and the delivery dates remaining are August 31st, and September 7th and 14th. Bring cash to the CSA or a check made out to Halseys Green Thumb.



Like the Flowers you’re seeing at the CSA? So far we’ve gotten Gomphrena, Peonies, Rudbeckia, Sweet William, Snapdragons, Strawflowers, Sunflowers, Yarrow, and Zinnia…have no idea what’s coming next.

If you’d like to get in on the next Flower Share for the season, the cost is $18 (there’s only 2 deliveries left!).

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 Basil, Chives, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Purple Sage and Rosemary!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $35.

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 September 14th (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, August 24th



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, 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





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 the USDA to create clear and consumer-friendly GMO disclosure standards…








4.What you actually got last week



Week #12

August 17, 2017



  1. Lettuce: Oscarde* – 1 head - $3.25
  2. Tomatoes, Mini: Sungold – 1 pt. - $4.50
  3. Scallions – 1 bunch - $3.50
  4. Beans, Snap: Green OR Yellow/Wax – 1 bag (1 lb.) - $4.00
  5. Beets: Gold – 1 bunch - $4.00



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $19.25

(we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more – this week it was $.75 - and it adds up over the course of the season and so far that total is $20.75…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…and the season isn’t even half over yet…lucky us! J )



*I thought it was Escarole but it wasn’t…just another variety of Lettuce that we get at our CSA!




Flower Share - Week #9

Rudbeckia







5.Do you eat gluten-free, or are interested in this diet lifestyle?



If so, you want to read this…




To do it healthfully, you can eat things you get at our CSA that are mentioned in this video like…Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks and Onions.







6.How to better use your CSA share, save money, and help the planet!



Saw a PSA on tv for this website, checked it out and looks like a keeper…








7.And now for something completely different…



Don’t you wish you had a cat who could do this?




I do! J



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