Posted on September 23, 2013 by ryan la chica
Veg + Berry + Orchard + Egg Shares – Week of Sept 16, 2013
Marla + Adam (aka Dramalama) — Our share family size is two, consisting of me and my husband Adam, and we’ve been members of the Southside CSA since 2010. Having just moved from California where the produce is known for being fresh, I was eager to join a local CSA. A long time friend of my husband shared stories about the easy pickups at the Woods, the amazing quality of the fruits and vegetables, and of course the chance to meet other folks interested in healthy farm-fresh cooking. We were sold. The ability to choose from a variety of share packages of different sizes and prices has been very helpful, since our food budget took a hit when we made the transition to New York. This year, we chose the ‘Woods Deluxe’ package, which includes a full vegetable share & berry share and one dozen eggs and orchard share bi-weekly .
Berry Share – July 1, 2013
The berry share kicks in at the beginning of the summer. Each week, we receive *buckets* of fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Due to the quantity of fresh berries we end up freezing a lot of them. But whenever we’re in the mood for a smoothie, we are ready to go. (more…)
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Posted on September 18, 2013 by ryan la chica
I brought in my 2.5 y/o sous chef to help me create some magic in the kitchen today. Our kitchen took a beating but I think the end result was well worth the effort. I included a photo journal of what we were able to achieve.
Outer circle going clockwise from the top left:
- Diced zucchini ready for an adventure
- Prepping my ingredients for tea – mint/ lemon/ honey
- Mint tea
- Blueberry apple crisp
- Broiled pork chops over a bed of red quinoa & zucchini
- Sauteed zucchini with red quinoa
Inner circle from top to bottom:
- Apple Sauce cooling on the stove top
- Evan eating apples faster then I can peel them.
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Posted on July 30, 2013 by ryan la chica
Looking for a new way to enjoy your blueberry harvest…
Check out this great recipe shared by member Nicole Tanska. Check out her blog — Tiny Kitchen BK – for more yummy recipes and GORGEOUS pics!!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups berries
- 1 liter water
- pinch cornstarch
- tablespoon cream
- 2 cups cooked egg noodles
1.) add water, sugar and berries. bring to a simmer. don’t let it boil or the berries explode
2.) mix cornstarch w/ 1/2 cup water on the side. add the mixture to the pot.
3.) after about 3-4 minutes, turn off heat and ladle into bowls with noodles . top with cream.
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Posted on January 21, 2013 by ryan la chica
This month we received:
- 2 doz eggs
- tomato puree
- collard greens
- diced peppers
- butternut squash puree
- green beans
We used the tomato puree and frozen peppers in this dish. Locally made Severino papardelle pasta made this vegetarian dinner super awesome! (more…)
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Posted on August 9, 2012 by librarylostfound
Our Half Monty share of veggies, eggs, orchard, and berries is split between three
roommates: Mo, Michele, and myself, Teresa. Last month, Michele moved into her
own place, and I leave New York in just a week for the West Coast, so it’s with a heavy
heart that I cooked up this week’s share. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and farmshare
has provided me with a welcome challenge to incorporate new items into my repertoire,
and for that I – and my palate – are forever grateful! So consider this member diary my
departing love letter to Southside CSA.
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Posted on August 9, 2012 by librarylostfound
I’ve been doing the Southside CSA on and off for the past 4 years and I’m back “on” again for a bunch of reasons: the food variety is better and the share has gotten larger over the years, I’m eating more meals at home, I’ve grown more comfortable in the kitchen and it’s still really convenient for me to pick up the share at The Woods. I’m a triathlete so I don’t stop eating, ever, and the full share of veggies and half share of berries and eggs has proven to be a perfect amount of food for me. I might have people over or offer some meals to my three roommates towards the end of the week, sometimes I trade baked goods for coffee at my coffee spot or bring stuff to work to share with my colleagues but ultimately there’s barely any food leftover from the previous week and I always look forward to stocking up every Monday night. Monday and Tuesdays are my days off from my job so they’re usually heavy training, eating, and cooking/food prep days for me. This keeps the fridge relatively organized, not totally overflowing with four people’s food and I don’t have to worry about cooking the rest of the week if I take care of it all right after I pick up the share.
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Posted on July 15, 2012 by librarylostfound
I have to first say how much I look forward to Monday nights and our CSA pickup. There are always surprises and everything is delicious. This is our second year as members of Southside, not just for the fresh fruit and veggies but because this group is hyper-organized, super nice, and heavily involved in building and protecting the community. Speaking of community, our share ‘family’ is myself and my boyfriend, Andy, and our downstairs neighbors, Karen & Dave. We share the ‘woods deluxe’ which is vegetables and berries every week and eggs and orchard every other week.
So, I had thought last week was the week to blog and then I got word it was this week, so I have an combination to report.
Last week’s haul:
Blueberries, Kale, Purslane, Broccoli, Lettuce, English Peas, Spring Onion, Parsley
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Posted on December 29, 2010 by ryan la chica
pick-your-own raspberries @ Greig Farm
At the tail end of the raspberry season, a bunch of us piled into cars and drove north to check out where our berries comes from. Greig Farm is located in Red Hook, NY, which is part of Duchess County, just East of the Hudson River. We had about 4 cars full of members making the trek from Brooklyn through the gorgeous fall foliage of the Hudson Valley to see the land, pick raspberries & apples & pumpkins, and to hear more about Greig Farm.
Farmhouse & blueberry bushes @ Greig Farm
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