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Sign up now for a Farm Spot Winter Share HERE!

>>> Deadline to sign up is November 20th, 2019. <<<

All the details:

The GOLDEN EARTHWORM ORGANIC WINTER VEGETABLE SHARE consists of Certified Organic root vegetables and hearty winter greens
Cost: $128.80 for a share (4 distributions)
Each box will contain 15+ lbs of the following crops grown on the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm (and sourced from other local, organic family farms). Actual crops depend on availability: Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage. If we have a warm December, the first box may include greens from the fields. Exact contents to be determined.

NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM APPLE SHARE – $33.35 for a share (4 deliveries, 4 lbs of apples per delivery)
NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM CIDER SHARE – $26.45 (4 deliveries)

PICK-UP DATES FOR ALL SHARES:
Delivery 1 – December 12, 2019
Delivery 2 – January 9, 2020
Delivery 3 – February 6, 2020
Delivery 4 – March 5, 2020

Pickup will be at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St, Jackson Heights, from 5:30-8:15pm

Note that we are *unable to save shares*. If you are unable to make it to pick up, please ask a neighbor, friend or family member to pick up for you. Unclaimed shares are donated to those in need.

Some additional announcements for this upcoming winter share season:
-You will notice a slight increase in price for the winter share. We strive to keep costs as low as possible but we needed to increase the price slightly to cover administrative fees (rent for distribution, etc).

-Please consider a donation to Farm Spot, even if you aren’t getting a winter share. Our margins have been extremely slim and we are working to fundraise for subsidized shares for the upcoming summer season – thank you!
To make a donation, please use the link for the winter sign up where there is an option to add a donation to your cart.

-Please remember to sign up for your volunteer shift for the winter share. This is a requirement of being a member (one volunteer shift per share for the winter season). Everyone’s efforts helps to make this happen. Please use this link to sign up:
https://signup.com/go/SOgZNyC

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras will deliver on Thursdays during our winter distribution this year! Please place your orders as usual. If you aren’t already aware of their great local selection, check out their website HERE and sign up to be able to place orders for local products

-Farmbridge frozen share is NOT available this year.

-We cannot save shares, please pick up during distribution hours. You can always send a neighbor or friend to pick up your share in your place.

Questions: farmspot@gmail.com


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.

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

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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.

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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).

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

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A batch of golden pakora after being fried!

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

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Here are the recipes. Enjoy!!

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Notes:

  • 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

Welcome to the 13th year of Farm Spot CSA in Jackson Heights!!

For members: the first distribution is this week, Thursday, May 31st, 5:30pm – 8:15pm at St. Mark’s Church. And every week at the same time for the next 25 weeks!

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We are SOLD OUT for the 2018 season and cannot accept any more members. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for next season (or to be notified if a share becomes available), or if you have any questions, please email us at farmspot@gmail.com