Week #15 – Aug 8 [Aweek]

It has been a rough year for farmers in the region. Lack of water can be far more devastating than flooding. Consider the fact that Greig Farm saw its first rain in over a month this weekend and you will understand what a struggle the season has been, especially considering the cold Spring complete with devastating hail storms. Both our farmers have been hit by the hot weather. The blueberries are frying in the hot hot heat, waning earlier than normal. Over at MimoMex, the Rodriguez family has lost their string bean and epazote crops. Martin’s neighbor, a 4th generation farmer, says that this is the hottest Summer in 30 years and one of the worst that his family can remember. Despite the heat, we are getting a big bounty of absolutely amazing food, like our first batch of tomatoes and raspberries. Enjoy! We said good-bye to a treasured member last night; Jen is moving to Portland, Oregon for a big west coast adventure. She is the genius who hooked us up with the Cicero family — our maple farmers and her aunt & uncle — and facilitated the creation of our local Maple Syrup share. Her smiling face and amazing support of local produce will be missed, but have no fear, she will continue to facilitate the Maple Share from across the country. Speaking of Maple syrup, we have the last few bottles left from the 2011 harvest on sale at distribution. Pints & half pints of the A grade are available for purchase over at the picnic table market. Big superhero thanks to Jen for all your support of Southside CSA!

MimoMex Veg Share

  • 2 lbs Summer Squash. Mix & match your choice of yellow squash & green zucchini
  • 4 ears of Sweet Corn
  • 1 head of Celery
  • 1 bunch of Radish
  • 1 head Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 bunch of Basil
  • 2 lbs Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 lbs Peppers. Mix & match your choice of Cubanelle & Bell Peppers


Greig Farm Berry Share

  • 1 pint Blueberries
  • 1 pint Blackberries
  • a sample of Red Raspberries

NY Orchard Share

  • 2lbs White Peaches
  • 2 lbs Italian Plums

MimoMex Egg Share

  • 1 dozen farm fresh eggs. Your choice of color!

Northwind Farm Meat Share

  • 1 Pork Hocks
  • 1 Whole Chicken

We gleaned off veg for 2 side dishes for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and enough stuff to make green salad for the meal. The soup kitchen did not get its regular CSA donation on Saturday and therefore has no produce for the meal. (If you have a garden that is producing and would like to share, please send us an email. We are still trying to gather enough fresh veg  to make food for Wednesday’s meal. We are very  thankful for all your donations, allowing us to help out at the soup kitchen and still send a solid donation to the Southside Food Pantry.

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