Member Diary: Chris and Jenna’s July 23rd Share

Beets, squash, and leeks, oh my.

Don’t forget lettuce, potatoes, radish, carrots, papalo, plums, and eggs. This week’s CSA offerings were quite beautiful.

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Member Diary: Max’s July 30th Share

This is my third year in the Southside CSA and it’s always a highlight of my summer.  This year I have a half veggie, half orchard, half eggs, and half (shared) berry.  Officially, this share is mine alone, but I tend to cook for my roommate, my boyfriend, friends or coworkers often.  The vegetables make up most of my lunches and dinners for the first week with a few things saved for the next (off) week.  To keep from getting overwhelmed, I set up my berry share on the opposite week of my vegetable/fruit/egg share.

What a haul this week!  Cilantro, basil, carrots, kale, leeks, beets, green peppers, zucchini, purple potatoes, corn, a dozen eggs, and two kinds of plums.


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Membery Diary: Lara’s July 16th share

July 16th distribution,
Tonight I arrived late from work and had a huge box of fresh veggies waiting for me at the Woods, which i promptly took home and turned into a cold salad with beans to last for the week.
So, although I don’t know the exact amount of what I got, for a single person, it’s plenty for the week.
I get a full veggie share every week, and a dozen eggs every other week (which is a half share of eggs). In the summer, I rarely need to grocery shop.
There are some months as a freelancer when I have all the time in the world for cooking every night, and holding dinner parties, but this is not one of them. I’m sure lots of Brooklyners can relate.
As a freelance lighting technician on movies, I work on all kinds of shoots with great food, to not so great food, to no food at all. This particular job is loads of fun, but there is no catering. So I whipped up a few great dishes, doubled the recipes and have been throwing healthy size portions in tupperware before work every day this week.
Here was my super simple recipe for last week’s work meals:
A can of black beans, red beans, chick peas, lentils, a chopped red onion, juice from a lime, Brooklyn Salsa company’s Curry salsa
from the CSA: Chopped hot peppers, cilantro, a sweet onion, and all the other greens (not chopped, but washed and ripped into bite size leaves)
I mixed it all together in a huge bowl, added some sea salt and tossed it in the fridge.
Here are a few photos of the veggies, the cans of beans and salsa i used, the bowl of chopped goodness, and enjoying it late at night at work for a great dinner! – We were actually shooting 2 blocks from the Woods Bar, where the Southside CSA is distributed.

Member Diary: Meeshka’s July 16th share

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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Member Diary: Vlad’s July 9th Share

Jenny named our share Vlad, after her cat. There are four of us in the share, and every
Monday we ride our bikes to the Woods, divide up the produce, and cheers another hard
earned week of veggies.


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Member Diary: Joey- July 2nd share

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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Week #13 — July 30th [A week]

MimoMex Vegetable Share-

Week #8 of 24

  • 1 bunch Basil
  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 4 ears of Sweet Corn
  • 3 Green Peppers
  • 1 bunch of Kale
  • 3 Beets
  • 1 bunch of Cilantro
  • 2 Leeks
  • 1 pound of Carrots
  • 1.5 pounds of Purple Potatoes
  • 1.5 pounds of Zuchini

Greig Farm Share

Week #13 of 24

  • 4 quarts of  Blackberries

NY State Orchard Share

Week #4 of 18

  • 2 pounds Early Red Magic Plums
  • 2 pounds Red Heart Plums

Feather Ridge Farm Egg Share

Week #13 of 24

  • 1 dozen farm fresh eggs

Northwind Farm Meat Share

Week # 13 of 24

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 Boneless Rump
  • 1 Chorizo Sausage
  • 1 Beef for Stew
  • 1 Ground Pork

Feather Ridge Farm Chicken Share

Week # 6 of 12

  • 1 fresh Whole Chicken