Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Share items for September 25th

Farm news: the tomato bounty continues. This is the latest, in the past, that we’d ever included tomatoes in our CSA share. This year we think they will continue to be in the share for at least a few more weeks. Wow!

We’re preparing for our festival and hoping for good weather. There is still time to enter the cookoff at noon either Sat or Sun! Details are on our website www.gardenofevefarm.com/garlic-festival.htm.

Gleaning is Sunday Sept 26 from 10am-noon. Come at 10am sharp if possible, we head out to the fields and pick some items we have left to donate to those less fortunate than we are. After we harvest it, the Long Island Cares truck takes it away to food pantries across Long Island. Each year we donate thousands of pounds of produce. Come out and join us for this biblical ritual which still makes a difference to people, even today!

Share items for Sept 21/22, 25:

5 lb tomatoes

1 bu French Breakfast Radishes

.5 lb string beans

2 stalks Edamame (soybeans for steaming and eating fresh)

.5 lb mesclun OR 1 head lettuce

1 bu Arugula

1 bu braising greens

1 bulb garlic

1 lb beets

1 bu parsley, cilantro, OR sage

1 pint plum tomatoes

Fruit share Sat: 2 lb plums, 2 lb sekel pears, apples

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, etc.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Share items for Sept 15,18

News from the farm: This week and next week are probably the height of the tomato season. Chris says this is shaping up to be one of the best tomato years ever (so please don’t be disappointed if next year is not as plentiful as this one!). The total lack of rain, combined with the foresight to use drip irrigation and some good organic fertilizers, have combined to produce two large tomato plantings that just keep giving and giving. Because it’s been so dry the fungus diseases that usually attack the older planting has not affected it, and the plants are still growing and producing. Now the second planting (planted in late June) is producing as well so we are passing on the bounty to you, and hope you enjoy!

Share items for Sept 15,18:

5 lb tomatoes

1 pint cherry or grape or plum tomatoes

.5 lb mesclun lettuce

.75 lb Arugula

1 Winter squash

1 bu herb (dill OR parsley OR sage)

1 lb string beans (purple, yellow or green)

3 peppers

1 bu sweet salad turnips OR 1 head bok choi

Fruit share: 2 lb plums, 4 sekel pears (this is a variety of mini pears, great for eating fresh), 4 apples, and 2 peaches

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, etc.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Share items for August 11th

The good news is that so-called hurricane Earl was barely a rainstorm on the East End, so our fields of lettuce, fall greens, and tomatoes were spared what we expected to be a thrashing. We hope everyone had a good labor day weekend and now we’re gearing up for fall and the “fall festival” season at the farm. You’ll start seeing the appearance of winter squashes in your share, we grow quite a number of very different ones. Over the next two months you will get: butternut, buttercup, kabocha, red kuri, sweet dumpling, acorn, and other squashes. You can take a minute to check out pictures of the abovementioned ones online so you’ll be all set to ID your squash when you get it! Some varieties are very sweet, some less so (use in soup or pie or add more maple syrup when you bake it!). The good news is that we had a good squash year this summer, unlike last year when it was so wet and the various mildews triumphed.

Share items for Sept 7/8, 11:

Tuesday pickup Sept 7: Roslyn & Ansche Chesed:

Remember: these sites will pick up Wed Sept 15, but TUES Sept 21 and TUES Sept 27 due to Jewish holidays

2 large heirloom tomatoes

1 large red tomato

1 head lettuce

1 bag mesclun lettuce

1 head bok choi

1 bu sweet salad turnips

.5 lb string beans

2 peppers

1 bag Arugula

Wed/Sat pickup: all other sites:

2 large heirloom tomatoes

1 large red tomato

1 bu sweet salad turnips

1 pt cherry tomatoes

1 buttercup squash

1 head lettuce

1 head bok choi

2 peppers

1 bag mesclun lettuce

1 bag Arugula

1 bunch celery

Fruit share: 2 lb plums, 6 apples, 6 pears

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, etc.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Share items for September 4th

Corn is now done for the season. The cool weather the past 2 weeks slowed tomato ripening – this heat will bring in our second planting, which is good. We are battening down our hatches for the start of the fall storm season!

Share items for Sept 1, 4:

Approx 2.5 lb tomatoes

1 head lettuce

.5 lb mesclun lettuce

2 lb potatoes

.5 lb string beans (purple or yellow)

2 red, yellow, purple or green peppers

1 bunch celery

Fruit share: 1 small Garden of Eve grown organic watermelon, AND 6 peaches white or yellow, AND 2 lb plums

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, etc.