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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 Week #18


Happy Organic Harvest Month (better late than never)!



Didn’t really hear anything about it this year, and so I thought Organic Harvest Month might be October. Decided to check and lo and behold…it’s September! You can read about it here (and there’s still time to celebrate J )…




Much thanks to all who responded to the call for help this week. 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 Tuesday evening….warm and windy.



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 #18
September 28, 2017

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

Herb Share – Sept 2B
Mint AND Rosemary

*Dr. Weil says to eat more of it…


This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Eat more vegetables and fruits…seriously…
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  5. What you actually got last week
  6. It’s not all bad news…
  7. Buy pre-washed Greens? Read this…
  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 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, 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 $25.

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 October 12th (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, September 28th



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 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 21st



10:30am/11:30am/12:30pm (tentative times…haven’t been given the real schedule yet)



CSA Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Ride Tour!

Green Thumb Farm

Water Mill, NY

FREE

For more info and to make reservations…stay tuned!



It’s rain or shine…unless there’s a  torrential downpour. You get to check out where your food is coming from, meet our 12th generation farmers (Jesse and Ray for sure…maybe others) and if you have any questions about your own vegetable and herb gardens…this is the time to ask some folks that have a good deal of experience. It’s a lovely time for all on a beautiful organic farm and my recommendation is to head to Bay Burger for something to eat afterwards. Everyone I’ve sent there has been pleased so far and made return visits. I’m a fan of the Fish Burger/Veggie Burger/Falafel Pita/Veggie Sides (they’re on a SMALL card on the counter where you order…we usually get both of whatever they offer)/local craft Beers/local Ice Cream. Everything there is good and they sometimes have a grass-fed Beef burger option. Plus, a separate room for folks with young kids with a big screen tv that has Nickelodeon on it most of the time…




This is for CSA members of Green Thumb CSA – Huntington (and the farm’s other CSAs at Brookhaven Lab, our farm’s farm stand CSA, Long Island City – Queens, and Cobble Hill – Brooklyn) and immediate family members only!



If you’re sharing a CSA share, only one person/family is allowed to attend (the farm doesn’t recognize anyone but the official CSA members) so if you went to the Strawberry picking, you might want to let your share partner come to this one. You must sign up under the name of the CSA member if that’s not you!



If you attend the tour, you get a 10% discount on your purchases at the farm stand (check first to see if there are any restrictions on the discount but I think it’s everything)!





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.Eat more vegetables and fruits…seriously…



I just don’t know what more people need to know about the advantages of eating more vegetables and fruits…




If you eat what you’re given at the CSA every week, you’re on the right track…seriously! J







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



Tell FEMA that Florida farmworkers need help after Hurricane Irma…




Here’s what we New Yorkers get from Florida in December so if you plan to be eating any of this, encourage helping the people who grow, pick, and pack these foods for us this winter…








5.What you actually got last week



Week #17

September 21, 2017



  1. Tomatoes: Large, Red…Black, Green Zebra, Japanese Black Trifele, Orange – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $5.25
  2. Kale: Curly – 1 bunch* - $4.25
  3. Lettuce: Crisp, Green – 1 head - $3.25
  4. Beans, Snap: Green OR Romano – ¾ lb. (1 bag) - $3.00
  5. Peppers, Sweet: Lipstick, Orange Lunchbox, Romanian Wax – 1 lb. (1 bag) - $3.00



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $18.75

(we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more – this week it was $.25 - and it adds up over the course of the season and so far that total is $25.25…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…and the season isn’t even half over yet…lucky us! J )



*Raw Kale Caesar Salad…








6.It’s not all bad news…



Found this story of an everyday saint (of the food variety)…or an angel, or just a very good hearted human being.



As the saying goes…There but for the Grace go I…








7.Buy pre-washed greens? Read this…



To wash or not wash again?








8.And now for something completely different…



Watch Michelle Obama getting her funk on with a Turnip…at the White House back in the day (we will be getting these Turnips at some point between now and December)…




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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CSA alert! - Hurricane/Tropical Storm and Holiday Info


Greetings!



To our Jewish CSA members…Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah starts Wednesday night at sundown so, if you need to, be sure to make whatever arrangements you may want to make regarding picking up your CSA share, or having someone pick it up for you. You also have the option of having your CSA share packed up and left at the Cinema’s Box Office to be picked up before 11pm Thursday night (make sure you get that confirmed by me otherwise it won’t happen…ex. – you send email or call before 1pm Thursday, I’m not getting it because of some storm related problem, don’t get back to you, don’t know to pack bag, doesn’t get packed, you show up and are confused there’s no bag of food with your name on it).



We’re getting a visit from Hurricane Jose starting Tuesday AM and it’s hard to tell how it may or may not effect the CSA pickup this week. They say Thursday will be beautiful!



In any case, this is general CSA info you need to know regarding emergency situations (weather or otherwise)…



  1. If you don’t get a weekly CSA email, show up at the CSA at the regular time and place…check the doors when you enter the Cinema for any notices regarding changes or info you might need



  1. I may not have internet or phone access (downed trees, electrical outages) so might not be able to contact you, and you might not be able to contact me



  1. Be aware that the CSA goes on pretty much no matter what (we had a CSA delivery during Hurricane Sandy)…farmers are made of tougher stuff than most non-farmers, and fresh local produce waits for no one



  1. If there are power outages and you’re coming after sundown, bring a flashlight



  1. You can try calling the Cinema if you have questions on Thursday, but be aware there may be power outages so there might not be phone service, land line or otherwise (it may ring and they might not pick up because they can’t see the lines blinking so you can keep trying and maybe someone will pick up…or not even though they might be there)



  1. If you don’t pick up your CSA share and don’t make arrangements, it will be donated



Hopefully, we’ll all get through this without incident!

suzanne

631-421-4864

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Week #17


Happy Summer (still summer till 4:02pm on September 22nd)!



Much thanks to all who responded to the call for help this week. 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 Tuesday evening….warm and breezy.



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.

GREEN THUMB FARM LETTER to CSA Members:
September 18, 2017
Hello Green Thumb CSA family,

Already half way through September and Fall is right around the corner, crazy! The dust has begun to settle a bit after Labor Day came and went, making most of the madness dissipate.

There are a lot of beautiful vegetables and fruits still growing in the fields, we picked our first rounds of winter squash this week, and watermelons are on their way out. The nightshades are still in abundance in all their various sizes, shapes and colors.  Winter Squash, Collard Greens, Cauliflower, Broccoli and fall time cold-crops are beginning to get harvested.

We hope you all are having a nice summer and have been enjoying all the goodies that you’ve been getting.

Our fall themed pumpkin picking tour will be before we know it, and hopefully many of you can make it out to experience the farm and ask any questions you may have!

Organically Yours, The Green Thumb Farm Family

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 #17
September 21, 2017
Tomatoes: Large, Red – up to but not over 2 lbs.
  1. Kale: Curly – 1 bunch*
  2. Lettuce – 1 head
  3. Beans, Snap – ¾ lb.
  4. Peppers, Sweet – 1 lb.
 Total Items: 5

*Raw Kale Caesar Salad…


This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. News from our farm, Green Thumb Farm…
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )…
  5. What you actually got last week
  6. Dr. Weil says to eat these foods to promote healthy strong bones…
  7. More reasons to eat Bitter Melon (and another recipe)
  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 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, 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 $30.

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 28th (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



Tuesday, September 12th to Thursday, September 21st



Square One Healing Cancer Coaching Sessions (online)

FREE

To register and for more info…




Hear information from Chris Wark, who had Stage 3 Colon Cancer, who healed himself without the traditional cancer therapies of chemotherapy and radiation. If you’re interested in healing and preventing cancer, check this out.





Saturday, September 16th to Sunday, September 24th



Female Brain Summit (online)

FREE

To sign up to register…




Who doesn’t want a better functioning brain, to avoid Alzheimer’s, sleep better, and live healthier? Here’s some free info to help (and I imagine it will have something to do with eating more vegetables and fruits). The one doctor I’ve heard of involved is Dr. Stephen Masley, author of the 30 Day Heart Tune-up, and Smart Fat: eat more fat, lose more weight.





Thursday, September 21st



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.



7:30pm



Bay Shore Historical Society presents…

The Doxsee Legacy – Growing up in a fishing family

Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

1 South Country Rd.

Brightwaters

FREE

For more info:




Submitted by CSA member Tim Carew. Bob Doxsee, Jr. will be talking about his family (I’m going to go out on a limb and think he’s related to the Doxsee canned clam Doxsee’s) and refreshments will be served (could only hope there’d be something clammy 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!



10am to 6pm



Long Island County Fair

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

1303 Round Swamp Rd.

Old Bethpage, NY

$15 – Adults/$12 – Seniors (60+)/$ 8 - Children 5 to 12/FREE – Children under 5

For more info:




Entertainment and plenty of blue ribbons!



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



10am to 6pm



Long Island County Fair

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

1303 Round Swamp Rd.

Old Bethpage, NY

$15 – Adults/$12 – Seniors (60+)/$ 8 - Children 5 to 12/FREE – Children under 5

For more info:




Entertainment and plenty of blue ribbons!



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 21st



10:30am/11:30am/12:30pm (tentative times…haven’t been given the real schedule yet)



CSA Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Ride Tour!

Green Thumb Farm

Water Mill, NY

FREE

For more info and to make reservations…stay tuned!



It’s rain or shine…unless there’s a  torrential downpour. You get to check out where your food is coming from, meet our 12th generation farmers (Jesse and Ray for sure…maybe others) and if you have any questions about your own vegetable and herb gardens…this is the time to ask some folks that have a good deal of experience. It’s a lovely time for all on a beautiful organic farm and my recommendation is to head to Bay Burger for something to eat afterwards. Everyone I’ve sent there has been pleased so far and made return visits. I’m a fan of the Fish Burger/Veggie Burger/Falafel Pita/Veggie Sides (they’re on a SMALL card on the counter where you order…we usually get both of whatever they offer)/local craft Beers/local Ice Cream. Everything there is good and they sometimes have a grass-fed Beef burger option. Plus, a separate room for folks with young kids with a big screen tv that has Nickelodeon on it most of the time…




This is for CSA members of Green Thumb CSA – Huntington (and the farm’s other CSAs at Brookhaven Lab, our farm’s farm stand CSA, Long Island City – Queens, and Cobble Hill – Brooklyn) and immediate family members only!



If you’re sharing a CSA share, only one person/family is allowed to attend (the farm doesn’t recognize anyone but the official CSA members) so if you went to the Strawberry picking, you might want to let your share partner come to this one. You must sign up under the name of the CSA member if that’s not you!



If you attend the tour, you get a 10% discount on your purchases at the farm stand (check first to see if there are any restrictions on the discount but I think it’s everything)!





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.News from our farm, Green Thumb Farm…



Click attachment and you’ll see what there is to see…and our farm tour is scheduled for October 21st and that’s listed in the events listing above.







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



A.Tell California to ban Chlorpyrifos (a lot of produce comes from California in the winter so if you don’t want to be eating it, buy organic and/or have this banned)…




B.Tell this company (POM Wonderful pomegranate stuff and HALO citrus) to not pollute our fruit (they’re using waste water from oil production containing toxic chemicals to water crops in California and they need to stop this immediately)…








5.What you actually got last week



Week #16

September 14, 2017



  1. Potatoes: Bora Valley – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $8.50
  2. Tomatoes, Mini: Sungold & Red Grape mix* – 1 pt. - $4.50

  1. Cabbage: Green – 1 head - $3.00
  2. Beans, Shelling: Soy - ½ lb. bag - $3.50



If you want to learn more than you ever knew you could learn about Soybeans, this is the place…


Bottom line according to this website is if you’re going to eat Soy products, eat plain old Soybeans like we’re getting, or fermented Soybean products like Tempeh, Miso, Natto, and fermented Tofu (getting them all certified organic so they’ll be non-GMO).



Total Items: 4

Total Amount: $19.50

(we pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more – this week it was $1.00 - and it adds up over the course of the season and so far that total is $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…and the season isn’t even half over yet…lucky us! J )



Flower Share

Week #11 – Mixed Bunch – THE END! L



Herb Share – Sept 1A

Oregano AND Parsley



*Here’s one from Mark Bittman…Summer Tomato Tart…








6.Dr. Weil says to eat these foods to promote healthy strong bones…



And a number of them we get at our CSA…




We get…dark leafy greens (this week it’s Kale), Soy Beans (that was last week), Spinach, Broccoli, Pumpkin Seeds (which basically means all Winter Squash seeds as Pumpkins are Winter Squash just not all Winter Squashes are Pumpkins), whole vegetables and fruit (if we’re lucky, Melons of some sort may be coming soon)!







7. More reasons to eat Bitter Melon (and another recipe)



Nice post and recipe about Bitter Melon…




Bitter Melon vs Head and Neck Cancer




Bitter Melon vs Breast Cancer





Bitter Melon vs Pancreatic Cancer




Like I keep sayin’…the most medicinal vegetable on the planet!







8.And now for something completely different…



The Vulgar Chef presents…the Eat Like Shit Cookbook!


Ridiculous, revolting, and yet oddly compelling!



If you want to get some of these recipes for free (or just to look at the insanity…it’s the stuff that either dreams and/or nightmares are made of J )…


If you keep up with recent food trends, you’ll recognize a number of them…if you’re not, people are eating components of this stuff in NYC at this very moment (like a Hamburger bun made out of ramen noodles used to create the extremely popular Ramen Burger).



Actually, the Nutty-Ass Bacon Bourbon Bread looks good to me (though I’d do my own thing and not use a boxed mix…same with the Twix and Oreo Shot Glass - one could use Newman’s O’s and possibly some other Twix-like cookie and some decent chocolate for a decadent party food – hmmmmm J ).



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