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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Week #27


Happy Autumn!



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



CSA Alerts!



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



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



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



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



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

Week #27
November 30, 2017

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

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




This week’s email…



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



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





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



 At the moment we’re looking for…



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

  

If you can help out…



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



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





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



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

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

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

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

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

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








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



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



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



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



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



Check out Don’s Facebook page…


And website…








4.Events – near and far



Thursday, November 30th



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



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



7pm



Chef Rocco DiSpirito Talk & Book Signing

Book Revue

313 New York Ave

Huntington

FREE



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





Sunday, December 10th



2pm to 4:30pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, Large Meeting Room

95 Harbor Rd.

Cold Spring Harbor

FREE





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

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

For more info and to register:




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





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




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







5.Drink Coffee from pods? Read this…



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




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


IF you follow these tips…








6.Free cool bumper sticker



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




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







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



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








8.What you actually got last week



Week #26

November 22, 2017



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



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.00

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



Herb Share – November 2B

Rosemary AND Savory, Winter



*

Knife Skills – How to Prepare Butternut Squash


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


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








9.And now for something completely different…



Man buried with 2 cheesesteak sandwiches…




Spoiler alert…he died from complications of heart disease.



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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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


Happy Autumn!



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



CSA Alerts!



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



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



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



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



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



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

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

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

Week #26
November 22, 2017

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

Herb Share – November 2B
Rosemary AND Savory, Winter

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


This week’s email…



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



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





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



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



2:30pm to 4:30pm

3:30pm to 5:30pm

4:30pm to 6:30pm

5:30pm to 7:30pm

   

If you can help out…



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



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

  

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



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

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

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

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

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

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






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



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



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



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



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



Check out Don’s Facebook page…


And website…




  

4.Events – near and far



Thursday, November 23rd



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



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





Saturday, November 25th



1pm to 5pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Sunken Meadow State Park

1 Sunken Meadow Parkway

Kings Park, NY

$20 ($10 for under 12 years old)

To register (at least 24 hours in advance)…




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





Monday, November 24th



7pm



Dumpster Scavenger Hunt

Huntington Station

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




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





Sunday, December 10th



2pm to 4:30pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, Large Meeting Room

95 Harbor Rd.

Cold Spring Harbor

FREE





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

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

For more info and to register:




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





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




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







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



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




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








6.What you actually got last week



Week #25

November 16, 2017



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



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.75

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



*

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


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




**

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


How to store it…


How to freeze it…

Whole…


sliced…


or grated…




***

Broccoli Raab Smoothie!




****

Cabbage Pad Thai








7.And now for something completely different…



Artisanal Ice! Really? Really…




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



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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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