Package Spotlight – Oh My Pie!

peaches from orchard share. aug 2010

We organize the shares offered at Southside  CSA into packages. This helps us volunteers keep things organized while meeting our farmer’s sales needs. The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get whatever type of package your heart desires. We have crafted a big variety of packages — Full Share Packages & Mixed Full -Half Share Packages & Half Share Packages. We tried to make that list complete BUT if you don’t see the combo that fits your needs, let us know what you would like to purchase. At this point we can pretty much put together any type of combination.

Orchard Share - Aug 11, 2010

Orchard Share – Aug 11, 2010

Farm Fresh Eggs

Farm Fresh Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year we have designed the perfect share for those of you who love to support your local farmers but don’t really spend a lot of time cooking up dinners – the OH MY PIE! share. This baker’s combo of the NY Orchard Share & Egg share is the perfect union for those who like to bust out those peach pies, plum cobblers, and egg custards. Of course, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to rock the Oh MY PIE share. This is also a great purchase for those who like to start their days with a breakfast of local fruits and eggs. Purchase some of our Circle C Maple Syrup and you have the makings of the most perfect Sunday Brunch! Hello apple-cardomon pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Just imagine all the morning glory you can create with your share of local fruits and eggs…

Check out our upcoming events and sign up for the Southside CSA right away!

mimomex eggs, sunny!

local eggs, sunny!

My Oh My Pie!

My Oh My Pie!

NY Orchard Share

NY Orchard Share

Veggie Monster Member Diary from Oct 28th Share Week

Share pic by katerina barry This week we got butternut squash, potatoes, red onions, carrots, kale, mustard greens, cilantro, parsley, popping corn, apple and apple cider.  We have a Full Monty share; We eat mostly vegan and usually have no problem getting through our fruit and vegetables each week.  This is our 5th year in the CSA, so by now there are very few surprises.  We have our favorite recipes for each vegetable that we return to each year.
Image02_SquashChickpeaCurryWith butternut squash, we pretty much always make a butternut squash and chickpea curry from Madhur Jaffrey’s wonderful “World Vegetarian” cookbook. Continue reading

Sugar Ladies Member Diary for the Week of Oct 14th

Full Fridge pic by Beth ArnoldThe shared: Pears, Butternut squash, Acorn squash, Carrots, Parsnips, Parsley, and Greens Galore (Kale, lettuce, arugula, and other green things I don’t know the proper name for).

The sharers: We are three sweet female roommates (i.e., sugar ladies).

granola crisp pic by Beth ArnoldThere are two approaches to cooking.  The first is scientific, i.e., following a recipe. The other is improvisational, i.e., “winging it.” This week, we did a little of both. Continue reading

Palambino Member Diary for Week of Oct 7th

pic by alyssa palambinoThis is our fourth year with the Southside CSA; each week we pick up vegetables, eggs, a chicken, orchard fruit and berries, plus an armload of maple syrup when we can get it. It’s an ideal system for us – I don’t have to plan ahead or visit Whole Foods, and we’re getting a truly superior product. We used the delivery service from the Cargo Bike Collective for the first time this week, and it really tipped the experience into luxurious territory. If there were CSA Olympics, I think we’d have a gold medal winner on our hands with the Southside CSA.

pic by alyssa palambino

Because eating in a restaurant with two small kids can be nightmarish, we prepare a simple-but-delicious dinner every night at home (pizza night is the exception, of course). These are some of the dishes we’ve made in the last week with our CSA haul: Continue reading

Member Diary: Alyssa’s September 27th Share

You probably recognize me as the grouchy lady who is always yelling at her kid on Monday night at The Woods. I’m Alyssa Palombino, and this is my third year with the Southside CSA.

I’m a really terrible grocery shopper. I went to Fairway a few weeks ago, only to return with $40 worth of Belgian candy, some grapefruit soda, and four kinds of cheese. It is fortunate, then, that I can walk up the street every Monday and have my food for the week pre-selected.  I pick up veggies, orchard fruit, and berries every week, and one chicken every other week. With a small amount of pantry goods that we always keep on hand, some bread, and all of the cheese I bring home, that feeds three out of four members of our family VERY WELL (the fourth is five months old). This week’s share required some supplemental shopping, but in the summer I can go for weeks without setting foot in a grocery store (it helps that we don’t eat much meat). Since the food is coming straight from the farm, it lasts longer than conventional grocery store produce, and anything not used one week is still fresh the next.  Except for a few dozen jars of jam, I don’t do any canning, and everything gets eaten.

While I love to cook, I don’t have a lot of time to do it. Since the baby screams every time I set him down, I also usually have only one free hand. That means that most of our dishes are either prepared in lightning speed while the baby naps, with the baby in his Ergo, or by my five year-old (I man the knives and the oven, of course). Everything that can be roasted usually is, and served with simple seasonings. If I find myself with some extra time (ha!) or I’m stumped by an ingredient, Epicurious is my go-to recipe resource.

Our must-have pantry items include: olive oil, garlic, shallots, lemons, salt, pepper, Old Bay, red pepper flakes, dry pasta, brown rice, capers, olives, grating cheese, dried or canned beans, canned tomatoes, and a million billion types of vinegar.

This week’s share offered: potatoes, salad greens, lemongrass, onions, zucchini, tomatillos, cilantro, a pumpkin, jalapenos, apples, and pears.

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Member Diary #15– Samantha & Evan

Southside CSA Diary  for the week of 9/20

One important thing to note about our share is that my boyfriend does not eat vegetables, only lettuces, potatoes, and raw carrots.  But he loves fruits, berries, eggs, and meat of all sorts.  This means I have to really make the most of the veggie share all on my own, especially as I hate to waste good food.


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Bringing back the Buckle…

and other cooking adventures with seasonal fruit. Continue reading