Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pickled Vegtables

Fast Homemade Pickles
from Everyday Food

Brine:
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 2-4 small chilies (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

Bring to boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Vegetables:
  • fresh dill with
  • 4 small cucumber (cut 1/8 inch thick, sprinkle with salt, pat dry after 15 minutes)
- or -
  • 1 lb green beans (trimmed)
- or -
  • 10 ounces pearl onions (soak 10 minutes in water and trim)
- or -
  • 2 fennel bulbs (trim and cut in 1/2 inch slices)
Arrange in jar. Pour in hot brine to cover vegetables and seal. Refrigerate until cool. Store for up to a week.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Share Items August 29

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes/sungold cherry tomatoes ($5)
  • Tomatoes 2+ lbs ($7)
  • Peppers = purple bells, green bells, and frying peppers ($5)
  • Eggplant 2+ lbs ($5.50)
  • Braising Greens .75 lb ($5)
  • Onions ($2)
  • Turnips ($2)
  • Savoy Cabbage ($3.50) (see New York Magazine – November 2008 for that article about Chris and our Savoy Cabbage!)
  • Fennel ($2.50)
  • Garlic ($1.50)


TOTAL: $39. We are excited to be able to give almost double what people have paid, in the value of the vegetables this week! And in a hard and challenging year, no less! We hope you are excited too!

Fruit share: our own organic cantaloupes, honeydew melons, pink watermelons, and yellow watermelons. Some of the watermelons have seeds, and some are even seedless!

Flower share: Sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, nigella, sweet peas, etc.

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht
Garden of Eve
www.GardenofEveFarm.com


Monday, August 24, 2009

Sustainable Seafood Event

Lindsay deJongh Stoulil, KWT CSA member and author of the blog Fridge and Tunnel (which often features recipes made with produce and fruit from the Garden of Eve) passes on information for the following:

Sustainable Seafood Event

What’s the Catch? A lively discussion on sustainable seafood.
September 10, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 pm (Registration begins at 6 pm)

Teachers College, Columbia University
Zankel Hall 125 (Milbank Chapel)
525 W. 120th St.
New York, NY 10027

Presented by GNYDA’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN) Special Interest Group
Co-sponsored by GNYDA; East Coast Shellfish Growers Association; Teachers College, Columbia University; and Whole Foods Market

Concerned with health and the environment but confused about seafood sustainability? Wondering what to recommend to your clients and feature on your menus? Join us for an evening of expert panel discussion, reception and tasting addressing:

* Local, organic, wild and farm raised seafood
* Over fishing and fisheries management
* Product labeling
* Fishing methods and their impact on the environment
* Environmental contamination of seafood and water systems
* Best seafood choices from a health and sustainability perspective

Panelists:

Timothy Fitzgerald, M.S.
Marine Scientist, Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Gef Flimlin, Ph.D.
Marine Extension Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Kate McLaughlin, M.S.
Seafood Program Director; Blue Ocean Institute

Chris Moore, Ph.D.
Chief of Partnerships and Communication,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service

Moderator:
Philip J. Cragg, CEC, CCE, AAC
Culinary Educator, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College
ReClam the Bay, Inc.

Registration:
Go to www.GNYDA.org and click on “Calendar of Events” to register.
GNYDA members $35 ($25 for student members)
Non-GNYDA members $55

Image courtesy of Fridge and Tunnel blog.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Share Items August 22

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes/sungold cherry tomatoes ($5)
  • Tomatoes ($5)
  • Italian Frying peppers (sweet, not hot) and/or Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers (these are very similar looking, you will probably have to taste them to figure out which is which) ($2)
  • Mesclun Lettuce ($3)
  • Baby Bok choi ($3)
  • Arugula ($4)
  • Basil ($1.50)
  • 1 head summercrisp lettuce ($2.50)
  • TOTAL: $27

Possibly: Braising greens, arugula, cabbage


Fruit share: our own organic cantaloupes and honeydew melons, possibly also peaches or nectarines. The melons have excellent flavor, but if they are not as sweet as you would like, use them in smoothies or fruit salads with some additional sweetener.

Flower share: Sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, nigella, sweet peas, etc.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the farm yesterday from nearly all of our CSA sites - it was a great time, with berry picking, egg-collecting, hot-dog and veggie-burger-eating, and at the end of the day, swimming! We'll probably make this an annual affair....

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht
Garden of Eve
www.GardenofEveFarm.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Share items August 15

Tomatoes are finally here! We are proud to announce, that through a combination of skill and good fortune, we have tomatoes to give to our CSA members this year, which is not the case for all farms in the NY area.

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes/sungold cherry tomatoes ($5)
  • Tomatoes OR sweet corn ($5)
  • Eggplant ($3)
  • Green bell peppers ($2)
  • Jalapeno hot peppers ($1)
  • Broccoli ($3)
  • Arugula ($4)
  • Basil ($1.50)
  • 1 head summercrisp lettuce ($2.50)
  • TOTAL: $27

Don’t forget! CSA farm trip this coming Sunday, Aug 16. Arrive by 11am for the tour, Organic BBQ lunch at 1pm for $7, veggie options available. Bring sun protection and water. All sites invited! Those who come will have a chance for On-the-farm only, Pick Your Own ˝ pint of our own organic blackberries, one per vegetable share, anytime in August (or as long as they are available).

Fruit share: Apricots OR white peaches, our own organic cantaloupes – unfortunately some of the melons are not as sweet as we wish they were, due to the rain and strange weather this season. If they are not as sweet as you would like, use them in smoothies or fruit salads with some additional sweetener, they do have great flavor.

Flower share: Sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, carnations, nigella, etc.

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht
Garden of Eve
www.GardenofEveFarm.com

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August 16: CSA Farm Tour and BBQ lunch

The Garden of Eve is hosting a farm tour and BBQ lunch next Sunday, August 16. Tour starts promptly at 11am, although it is not necessary to stay the whole day. Tour will include a walk of the fields, visit to the chickens to collect eggs and time to pick some tomatoes.

BBQ lunch will be available for $7, bring a bag lunch if you prefer; there will also have sandwiches, soups, snacks and sodas for sale at Garden of Eve's Organic Farm Market. The Garden of Eve recommends that you bring lots of water, sun protection and clothes you can get dirty. The beach is nearby so you may also want to pack a blanket and bathing suit.

Location: Garden of Eve Farm is on the East End of Long Island in Riverhead NY about 80 miles from NYC.

  • Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 71. Make a left at the stop sign onto Route 24 North/Edwards Ave.
  • Go through one light and keep going straight until you come to a second light at a T intersection.
  • Make a Right onto Sound Ave.
  • Go approximatly 6 miles until you pass Briermere farm on the left, we are the next farm on the left (North) side.
  • If you pass Northville Tpk and the "Gabrielsen" farm stand you have gone too far – so come back a bit.
Those interested in carpooling can use the comments or KWT CSA google group to find other interested parties.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Share items August 8

  • Eggplant (approx $2)
  • our own difficult-to-grow organic sweet corn ($5)
  • Cucumbers (approx $3)
  • Broccoli ($2.50)
  • Arugula ($3)
  • Baby Bok Choi ($2.50)
  • 1 bu sweet salad turnips ($2)
  • Basil ($1.50)
  • Baby Bok Choi ($2.50)
  • 1 head lettuce ($2.50)
  • TOTAL: $26.50

FYI: CSA Extra! On-the-farm only, FREE Pick Your Own pint of our own organic blackberries, one per vegetable share, anytime in August (or as long as they are available). Valid for All CSA locations. Check in at our [Garden of Eve] Organic Farm Market (open daily 10am-6pm) and tell them you are a CSA member, and location.

Fruit share:
cherries, apricots, sugar plums, possibly peaches

Flower share:
Sunflowers, cosmos, larkspur, zinnias, carnations, nigella, etc.