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A few surprises about optional shares, an amazing radish recipe and this week's expected produce.
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this week's pickup

Tuesday, August 30th (tomorrow!)
4:30pm – 7:00pm


263 W. 86th St.
(at the corner of West End Ave., just north of the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew)

Volunteers and Referrals!

First things first- we are shy 3 volunteers for Tuesday. 2 for the early shift and 1 for the middle shift. Please sign up here big you are able to assist.

Secondly, I'd like to ask your  help to spread the word about our CSA to friends and neighbors. I'm still amazed that there are SO many people who have no idea what CSA's are so I'm sure that if you take a moment to share the opportunity with them, they will be oh so grateful! I mean, who doesn't want to save money on groceries, right??

I realize we are all busy preparing for our Labor Day weekends, so I want to offer the following incentive: Anyone who refers a new member, (who joins by September 9th at prorated pricing) will get a $25.00 credit to be used in our web store.

Simply direct folks to our website, creamofthecropcsa.org where they will find all necessary information including weekly photos of our bountiful shares and the link to our online membership form. ***When the new member fills out the membership form, they will need to put your name in the box that asks "How did you hear about us?" so we can properly credit your account.

And if your not going to pick up this Tuesday or next because of the holiday, do consider giving your share(s)to a friend! That's actually the best way to introduce us as we often get new sign ups that way as well.

Thanks everyone! I, and the farmers, appreciate your efforts.

See you at distribution!
Bernie

Expected Produce

In addition to the optional shares that are consistent every week, we will have the following varieties today:

veggie share
VEGETABLES:
Red leaf, Boston, Broccoli, Carrots, Arugula, Radish, Scallions, Parsley, Corn, Cabbage, Kale, Asian eggplant, Frying or bell peppers, Tomato, Plum tomato, Oregano, Spaghetti squash (!!!)
fruit share

FRUIT:
Berries
Asian pear
Paula red apples
mushroom share

MUSHROOMS:
Oyster Mushrooms!
cheese share
CHEESE:   
Misty Mornings: Welsh Cheddar / Caerphilly    
beef and lamb share

LAMB/BEEF:
NY Strip
beef and lamb share

BEEF/PORK:
Ham Steaks

Recipes & Produce Tips

Kale and eggplant recipes!

Eggplant Parm!

3-4 large Eggplant, any variety or mixed
Marinara Sauce, about 4 cups
Basil, about 20 leaves
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, one large ball (CSA!)
Shredded Mozzarella, about 1 cup
Parmesan Cheese, about ½ cup
 
Olive Oil
Unbleached Flour
Italian Breadcrumbs
 
Salt and Pepper

Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado, and Parmesan

Serves one
6-8 ounces of kale (Tuscan or dino kale are particularly fantastic)
6-8 dried apricots
1/3 or so cup cooked beans (I love Good Mother Stallard beans, but also try cannellini or pinto beans)
1/4 or so cup almonds
8-10 flakes of Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 avocado
salt and pepper

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