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Chef Tony Liu gave a cooking demo last week during distribution at The Queensboro focusing on winter root vegetables. If you missed it, take a peek at the photos and recipes below.


Golden Earthworm Organic Farm sent us an extra box of winter vegetables, which chef used to make two dishes – both delicious and simple.


The first was Sweet Potato Gnocchi. A very simple dough of baked sweet potato, flour, and eggs was rolled out and cut off into small pieces. These were scored with a fork to create ridges (which catch the sauce), boiled, then pan-fried with butter.


The second dish chef made was Root Vegetable Pakora. For this, a variety of root vegetables (including carrots, golden beets, and leeks) were julienned using a mandolin (though a food processor or a knife can be used instead).


The julienned vegetables were then mixed into a chickpea flour batter before being fried.


A batch of golden pakora after being fried!


A tasting plate with a vegetable pakora (left), and sweet potato gnocchi (right).


Here are the recipes. Enjoy!!



  • besan, or chickpea flour, is available at Indian grocery shops.
  • in the gnocchi recipe the # sign is shorthand for “pound”, i.e. 3 pounds of sweet potatoes

Join us next Sunday, October 20th for our annual CSA Harvest Festival! 11am-3pm. Free for all current CSA members and their guests.

Hayride tours, walking tours, kids activities, music from Barbara S. Garriel, cooking demos for kids from Allergic To Salad and from Homemade tamales, soups and organic baked goods for sale, but you’re also encouraged to bring your own picnic!

Visit the Golden Earthworm website for more information.

The Golden Earthworm Organic Farm is hosting a fundraiser, SHARE: A Field to Plate dinner, on August 12th from 4-7pm.  There will be a farm tour, live music and an auction.  Tickets are $175 and will benefit North Fork Education Initiative, an amazing new organization that creates educational programs with a focus on arts and the environment on the East End.  They will be launching a K-3 school, Peconic Community School, in downtown Riverhead this fall.  Please join us for an enchanting evening featuring our delicious organic produce prepared by top local chefs, Shinn Vineyard wines and artisanal products from local producers.  It’s going to be an evening to remember! TICKETS now available for online purchase here. This is an intimate gathering, so seating is limited!

Friday, Feb. 24 8:30am – 7pm & Saturday, Feb. 25 8am – 6pm
Food and Finance High School 525 W. 50th St. NYC

5 members of Farm Spot can get a 25% discount on tix by using promotion code CSADISCOUNT

The CSA with the highest proportion of members attending will win a prize of a free canning class!

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Sunday, October 23 The Warsaw 261 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 4pm-8pm / All Ages

Suggested donation: $10 kids / $12 adults

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Brooklyn Grange, the roof-top farm on Northern Boulevard in LIC, is putting on New York City’s first annual Honey Festival in the Rockaways. It looks like a lot of fun with tastings, contests, music, and more. Check it out at here.

The harvest season is about to start! Next Thursday, June 2, is our first distribution of 2011 and we’re celebrating a new year of fresh, local fruits and vegetables with an opening day picnic and party. Local musician Scott Sylvester will be playing his songs while you pick up your share. We hope you’ll stick around to hang out, eat and enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors.

Please bring a blanket and picnic dinner. This isn’t a potluck, so all you need is food for yourself and your crew. Farm Spot will provide drinks, cups, paper plates, napkins and plastic cutlery (feel free to bring your own utensils, cups, etc. if you’d like to cut down on the evening’s trash).

The party runs from 5:30 to 8:00, same hours as the distribution. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We welcome any other musicians who are interested in performing. E-mail us at if you are interested.