Member Diary: Caitlyn’s September 10th Share


Hi there CSAers! Our share family consists of my girlfriend Mary and I (Caitlyn), and we have the Bridge share plus a Berry share, which means we do our veggie and orchard share every other week, and berries every week. This has been going a long way towards feeding us this summer. Mary is a vegetarian, and I have recently given up meat, so we’re eating a lot of produce. We do supplement our share with trips to the Greenmarket for things like garlic, onion and herbs, along with milk and yogurt. Here’s our haul for this week:

Member Diary- Katerina’s September 3rd Share

This is our fourth year as CSA members.  We have a Full Monty share.  Each year it gets easier.  By now we pretty much know what to do with everything and rarely get surprised by new vegetables.  We cook mainly vegan at home (no meat, fish or dairy), but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm.

We usually make a couple of big dishes each week that can then be eaten for lunch or dinner on days we don’t have time to cook.  We try to come up with ideas for what to do with our fruit and veggies on Monday evening, then drop by the grocery store for extra recipe ingredients on Tuesday after work, and spend a couple of hours Tuesday or Wednesday cooking.  We’re both competent cooks, so together it only takes us a few hours to turn most of our share into food for the week.

This week’s share included Eggs, Peaches, Apples, Acorn Squash, Kale, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint and Rosemary (traded half our mint for half my sister’s rosemary, so got some of both).

Member Diary: Marcy’s August 27th Share

This is my second summer with the southside CSA.  I began two winters ago and was so impressed by the quality of the vegetables and fruit that I signed up for the regular season and have been hooked ever since.  i love to cook, but it’s just me and my husband, so i have a half monty share which is more than enough for us to make at least 2 or 3 meals from (with leftovers).  this year i also signed up for a half meat share, which has also been fantastic.  last week’s distro was plentiful – corn, swiss chard, purple potatoes, onions, peppers (anaheim/cubanelle and serrano), cherry tomatoes, tomatillos and papalo herb. i decided to try to make a one pot dish out of as many ingredients as i could from the share

Winter Share on sale NOW

 

Our Winter Share is ON SALE NOW!! 

We are super excited to be partnering with Winter Sun Farms again this Winter, bringing us a taste of the Hudson Summer during our cold Brooklyn Winter!!

Each monthly distribution contains 6 items put up at the height of the season and one bag of fresh pea shoot. New this year is canned tomatoes. Ooooh la la!!

Also, due to logistics and whatnot we will be distributing at our unofficial headquarters– 140 Metropolitan Ave. Distributions will be on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from Dec to April.

All the dirty details are located on our info page, WINTER SHARE. You can sign up starting today at distribution (or via appointment) and keep the local produce flowing all Winter long…

Member Diary: Funcore’s August 13th Share

With a crazy, busy week ahead of us we picked up our CSA share on Monday night and immediately got down to procrastinating about what we were going to make this week.  Our time was going to be pretty limited, so we decided to try to combine as many ingredients as we could into two large meals, which would provide us with ample leftovers for the week.  Here is what we got this week:

1 dozen eggs

4 lbs peaches

4 ears of corn

1 bunch of papalo

1 bunch of chard

3 green peppers

1/2 lb cherry tomatoes

1/2 lb tomatillos

3 cucumbers

2 onions

1 lb purple potatoes

1/2 lb serrano peppers

So on to the first meal!

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Member Diary- Estefania’s August 6th Share

Three of us split one full veggie share, one berry share, one orchard share, and eggs.  My husband and I have one half of all the above and our friend Nia has the other half.  We alternate weeks when it comes to the eggs, but basically everything else is split down the middle.