We Jammin’ – Raina Member Diary – Week of Aug 4th

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Our share last week = blueberries, peaches, shiro plums, eggs, Swiss chard, red leaf lettuce, carrots, potatoes, lemongrass, onions, leeks and corn. Peaches and plums were quickly eaten as is, I think we washed them. 

We’ve found that the best way to use all the produce is to clean and break down as much of it as possible on Monday night. I’m not much of a recipe follower but inspiration usually hits sometime during this process. This week it was a simple potato pancake. Flour, egg, leek, shredded potato, salt, pepper and some Panko and paprika all mixed together and then fried in a shallow pan. It was hard to remember to save some for our daughter!  These are really best straight out of the pan, but can also stand up to the fridge for a couple days. 
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The highlight of our booty (have always wanted to say that) was blueberry jam.
We used this excellent recipe from Danielle Walker of Against All Grain 
  • 3 cups blueberries (frozen and thawed or fresh)
  • 3/4 cup honey (you can use more or less depending on how tart your berries are)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions:

  1. Place the blueberries in a medium sized sauce pan and crush them with the back of a fork or using a potato masher.
  2. Add the honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest, then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently while the mixture boils for 15-20 minutes and it starts to thicken. The best way to test if it’s done is to put a spoonful in the freezer for 5 minutes. If it won’t easily pour off of the spoon when you remove it from the freezer, then it’s done.
  3. Skim off any foam, then ladle the jam into a sterilized jar.
  4. Store tightly covered in the fridge for a couple of weeks or you can use canning methods to store in a pantry for longer storage.
We hope you enjoy!

Share Info – Aug 4th B Week

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MimoMex Vegetable
– 4 Ears of Corn
-1 Red Leaf Lettuce
– 1 Swiss Chard
-1 bunch Lemongrass
– 2 pieces Yellow Onion
-2 Leeks
-1 bunch of Carrots
– 2 Pickle Cucumbers
-1 lb Potato

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NY Orchard
– 1 lb Peach (=2 pieces)
-2lb Shiro Plums

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Greig Farm Berry Share
-2 quarts Blueberries

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Yellow Bell Egg Share
– 1 dozen good looking Eggs

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Yellow Bell Chicken Share
-1 gorgeous Roaster

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Northwind Farm Meat Share
– 1 Rib Steak
– 1 Belle a Rouge Chicken
– 1 package Hot Italian Sausages

July 28 -A week Distribution

MimoMex Veg
1 pound zucchini
1 pound white potatoes
1 pound red potatoes
4 ears of corn
1 bunch papalo
1 bunch kale
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch scallions
2 pieces white onions

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Greig Farm Berry
1 bucket of blueberries

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NY Orchard
2 pounds of peaches
1 pound of nectarines

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Northwind Meat
1 chicken
1 chorizo
1 beef shank
1 choice of turkey wings or drumsticks

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Yellow Bell Egg
1 dozen eggs

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Yellow Bell Chicken
1 chicken

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Share Info – July 21st

The Woods – our normal distribution spot – was busy with a private event so our weekly distribution relocated across the street. Big thanks to North Brooklyn Farms who lent us their beautiful space. (Super big thanks to Quinn & Carrie who really gave us a helping hand with set-up & clean-up) We got to enjoy a fabulous sunset in the shadow of the Domino Sugar Factory – super good stuff!! Thanks guys!!

Below is the list of what we got:

MimoMex veg
2 beets
1 pound potatoes
2 leeks
1 bunch kale
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch papalo
2 bulbs garlic
1 bunch of herbs: choose from basil, camomile, stevia and oregano

Double New York sOrchard
3 pounds of peaches
3 pounds of plums

Greig Farm Berry Share
1 bucket blueberries

Northwind Farm Meat Share
whole turkey
pork chops
split chicken breast

Yellow Bell Chicken Share
1 chicken

Yellow Bell Egg Share
1 dozen eggs

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July 14 A week – Veg, Berry, Orchard, Egg, Meat & Chicken

MimoMex Veg
Veggie:herbs (1 bunch), kale (1 bunch), red lettuce (1 head), cilantro (1 bunch), pearl onions (1 bunch), white onion (2 pieces), red onion (1.5 pounds), zucchini (2 pounds), beets (2 each)

Berry: blueberries (1 bucket)

Orchard: plums (1 pound), peaches (2 pounds)
Egg: eggs (1 carton)

Meat: eye round roast, chorizo, chicken
Chicken: chicken

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July, 7, 2014 B Week

MimoMex Farm Share
– Herbs: (1 bunch (choose one: basil, mint, sage, chamomile, rosemary

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– pearl onions (1 bunch)

- red onions (2 pieces)

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- white onions (2 pieces)

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- beets (3 pieces)

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- kale (1 bunch)

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- zucchini (2 lbs)

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- radish (1 bunch)

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- cilantro (1 bunch)

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Egg share
– 1 dozen eggs

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Meat Share
– 1 porter house steak
– 2 turkey drumsticks
– pork sausage
– hot Italian sausage

Orchard share
Note: There was a schedule mixup and there is no orchard this week. This will also be balanced out in later weeks.

Berry Share
– 1 qt blueberries
Note: There was an early mixup, and some people took 1 tray (4 quarts) instead of 1 quart, leaving some late comers berry-less. This will be evened out in later

June 30 – Week A Shares

MimoMex Vegetable

-1 bag Zucchini Blossoms
-1 bunch Mizuna
-1 lb Salad Mix
-1 bunch Swiss Chard
-1 lb Sweet Peas
-3 Red onions
-4 pieces Garlic
-2 White Onion
bonus garlic scapes

Greig Berry

-3 Qts Strawberries
-1pint Blueberries
-12 ounces Sweet Peas

NY Orchard
-2lb CHerries

Yellow Bell Egg
– 1 dozen Egg

Yellow Bell Chicken
– 1 Chicken

Northwind Farm Meat
– Bockwurst
-1package Guinea Hens
-Short Ribs
-Lamb Rib Chops

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