BOTZ-GREEN Member Diary

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We are new to the Southside CSA and enjoying it immensely. We are trying to eat especially healthy as I’m expecting our first baby in October. Here are two recipes we made from our produce this week.
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151 Kent Member Diary Week #13

Basil Our share feeds three in our household: one chef who works at Parish Hall, one expert baker and me, a girl whose cooking skills plateau at stir-fry. We typically plan dinner once a week, where we use the majority of our produce share (half-berry, half-orchard, full veggie). The amount of produce we get in a week is sometimes more than we can manage to eat. Making one meal large enough for leftovers is a convenient way to use it up. This week we received a plethora of blessed veggies: corn, onions, kale, leeks, squash, beets, carrots, and basil along with a bucket of blueberries. We store the veggies in the refrigerator and the basil in a glass of water.

blueberries

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Member Diary: 369 Studio’s October 28th Share

Hello CSA friends,
With all the pumpkins we received this last season, we thought to share our latest healthy pumpkin pie recipe.  Also,  we made some great popcorn from the dried cobs using a mixture of coconut oil and butter.  This was another first for us; much like figuring out what to do with the kohlrabi and other vegetables that we had not encountered nor cooked before.
Below the recipe are photos of the finished pie and this week’s favorite CSA gems.
Hope you Enjoy!

369 Studios: Gisel, Nelson and Horacio

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Member Diary: Kline’s October 15th Share

 

Our share name is KLINE and we are Katie Kline and Brett Scieszka. This is our third year as members of the Southside CSA! We have a veggie, egg, and berry share. I am a graduate student in visual arts at Columbia and Brett is a bartender at Vinegar Hill House (http://vinegarhillhouse.com/). Unfortunately our current schedules this fall have not allowed us to pick up every week any more so we are now dividing our share in half with a friend, Beryl. Even at that rate – we still have enough food to fill most meals – heck look at that squash!
For 10/15 we received the following:
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch kale
1 generous bunch cilantro
1 GIANT long island squash (I don’t remember the exact name)
12 apples
1 dozen eggs
2 tomatoes
6 jalapenos
1 bunch radish

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: 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: 73 Devoe- week of June 25th

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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