June 23rd Distribution

This week’s share from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing:

  • 1 bunched cilantro
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 bunched radish
  • .5 lb Snap peas
  • 1 bunched beets
  • 1 bunched tatsoi

Reminders:

  • Pick up: 5pm – 8pm; composting: 5pm-7pm
  • Everyone wants to know what everyone’s cooking: please submit all those great recipes you’ve been experimenting with to the Newsletter@flatbushfarmshare.com (doesn’t matter if the recipe comes from elsewhere–just reference your source!)
  • If you have paper or plastic bags to spare, please bring them – fellow members can always use!
  • We will have tempeh sign-ups from 5-8pm–come ready to make the full payment

See you there!

October 20th Distribution

Once again we were fortunate enough to have another beautiful fall evening for distribution.

Our veggie share tonight was Romaine lettuce, red onions, butternut squash, spinach, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli rabe, daikon, potatoes, and carrots.

The fruit share included Bosc pears, winesap and empire apples, and sweet sweet concord grapes.

Pasta shares tonight were red beet fettucini.

Thanks to all the volunteers tonight for showing up on time and making our distribution happen. 

We are winding down for the season but don’t forget to sign up for your winter shares by Wednesday October 27!

See you next week,

Mike

October 13th Distribution

Another beautiful fall evening for farm fresh veggies! The season is almost over but the veggies just keep getting better. This week’s share included leeks, turnips, Japanese eggplants, green peppers, deliciously tart green tomatoes, kale, butternut squash, and salad mix. The fruit share was cider(!), and tons of apples.

Thanks to all the volunteers tonight and also to everyone who contibuted to our squash cook-off (or “The Squashening”).

Don’t forget to sign up for your winter shares by October 27th.

See you next week,

Mike

October 6th Distribution

Hello fellow farm sharers!

 

We’ve officially entered our final month of the season (I’m going to miss all these beautiful vegetables each week!). It’s getting colder and darker week by week–we still hope we can find an indoor location for the last weeks of distribution so our volunteers don’t have to be too cold or struggle to read the scales by candlelight. If any one knows of a location that could host us, please let us know!

 

Thank you to the volunteers who showed up and arrived on time, you make our CSA work!

 

Our veggies this week: cabbage, acorn squash, red onions, peppers, eggplant, beets, tomatoes and salad greens. The fruit share included apples and pears. 

 

See you next week!

Belinda

September 29th Distribution

Tonight went pretty smoothly with the exception of a few of the volunteers from the first shift being late. The weather was cool and mild. It’s getting dark a bit earlier now which is easily remedied through lanterns and candles which makes it feel like we’re camping.

Tonight’s veggie share consisted of red peppers, butternut squash, potatoes, tomatoes (both beefsteak and heirloom),spinach, cauliflower, and mixed greens. The pasta was red pepper shells. The fruit share tonight was both golden delicious and Cortlandt apples.

Thank you to the volunteers tonight (especially the ones who showed up on time). 

See you next week,

Mike

September 22nd Distribution

Tonight’s humid and hot temperatures seemed a little out of place with the beautiful fall vegetables we received in our share (eggplant, acorn squash, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, spinach and lettuce). Fruit shareholders received lots of apples and a watermelon. We were treated to a wonderful and informative demonstration of natural household cleaning solutions by farm share member Evelyn Funes. Thank you, Evelyn!

Thank you also to the volunteers who worked especially hard due to some no-shows. Please remember to show up when you are scheduled, and to be on time. The first shift starts at 4:30, and it really does take that much time to get everything set up by 5pm. When people are late or don’t show up, it makes it that much harder on everyone else. Thank you to the handful of people (not even scheduled to volunteer!) who helped during clean-up–it’s wonderful when getting the work done feels like a group effort.

Enjoy your vegetables!

Belinda

September 15th Distribution

A cool dry evening (not completely free of mosquitoes yet!) and beautiful stuff: sunshine winter squash (oddly like pumpkins), leeks, beets, Easter egg radishes, tomatoes, tatsoi, arugula, mixed salad greens, apples, pears, whole wheat pasta, farm trip plans in the air, fund raising talk on the porch, lovely Union produced FFS totes and tees for sale (speaking of fund raising), and, last but not least, great volunteers! Thanks to all.

Apologies to those of you who did not receive your due tomatoes–there was some miscommunication about the portions; we have been in touch with Chris, and you will be compensated in next week’s share.

Happy eats everyone!

- Natalia