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Wednesday
Aug192015

Sharecast for August 19th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our tenth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

1. Tote Bags: We have created some Harvest Astoria Tote Bags, which will be available for purchase at evening distributions starting tonight. The bags are made of heavyweight cotton canvas and measure 13"x18" with 28" straps. We are offering these bags to members for $5 each. At this time, we can only accept payment by check (made out to Harvest Astoria CSA) or with exact cash. Bags can be purchased from Duane at the add-ons table. 

2. Core Group Meeting Tomorrow Night: The core group will be meeting tomorrow night from 7-8pm at the Strand Smokehouse (25-27 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106). All members are welcome to attend the meeting. 


Thanks to our awesome morning volunteers! We look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening.

VEGETABLES

  • Beans: 0.75 pounds

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Eggplant: 3 pieces

  • Lettuce: 1 head

  • Onions: 1 pound

  • Peppers: 1 pound

  • Tomatoes: 1 pound

  • Watermelon: 1 piece

Don't love the texture of eggplant? Make it into a dip. Here is a great option. Even better - you can freeze the dip and enjoy it later!

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Donut Peaches: 1 quart

  • Italian Plums: 1 quart

  • Crispen Apples : 6 pieces


This is my favorite way to use Italian plums.

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

Wednesday
Aug122015

Sharecast for August 12th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our ninth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

Thanks to all our morning volunteers for setting up this morning. We look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening!

VEGETABLES

  • Cabbage: 1 piece

  • Cucumber: 2 pieces

  • Eggplant: 5 pounds

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Lettuce: 3 heads

  • Onions: 0.75 pounds

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Tomatoes: 0.5 pounds

Not a fan of coleslaw? Check out this great collection of delicious and nutritious cabbage recipes from around the world.

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Peaches: 1.5 pounds

  • Apricots: 1.5 pounds

  • Blueberries: 1 pint

  • Crispen Apples: 6 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly and biweekly shares

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

  • Cheese

  • Butter 

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Aug052015

Sharecast for August 5th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our eighth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

Thanks to our awesome morning volunteers! We look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening.

 

VEGETABLES

  • Beans: 0.75 pounds

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Cabbage: 0.5 head

  • Eggplant: 2 pounds

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Lettuce: 1 head

  • Pepper: 0.5 pounds

  • Tomato: 0.5 pounds

It looks like eggplant is here to stay this summer. Here are 15 easy recipes to try with your share.

 

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Peaches: 5 pieces

  • Yellow Plums: 1 quart

  • Apricots: 2 pounds

We also have apples for the weekly fruit members who did not receive extra apples last week.

 

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

Wednesday
Jul292015

Sharecast for July 29th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our seventh distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

Great to see some of you at the picnic this past Saturday! We will have more events later in the season, so keep your eyes open for those announcements.

Thanks to all our morning volunteers for setting up this morning. We look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening!


VEGETABLES

  • 1/2 Cabbage: 1 piece

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Cucumber: 4 pounds

  • Eggplant: 2 pieces

  • Fava Beans: 1 pound

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Lettuce: 3 heads

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Peppers: 2 pieces

  • Squash: 3 pieces

Are you tired of the hassle of shelling and peeling your fava beans? Try blanching them with baking soda or freezing them to speed up the peeling process. Or you can even leave the peels on.

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Apricots: 1 quart

  • Yellow Sugar Plums: 1 quart

  • AveryMac Apples: 2 pieces

Additional fruit for weekly fruit shares only (backordered from last week):

  • JonaGold Apples: 2 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly and biweekly shares

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

  • Cheese

  • Butter 

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Jul222015

Sharecast for July 22nd, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our sixth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

We are having a picnic! The annual Harvest Astoria CSA summer picnic will be held this Saturday, July 25th, from 1-4 pm in Astoria Park. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to all our morning volunteers! We look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening.

VEGETABLES

  •  Cucumber: 2 pounds

  •  Fava Beans: 1 pounds

  •  Fennel: 1 piece

  •  Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  •  Onion: 2 pieces

  •  Pac Choi: 1 piece

  •  Pepper: 2 pieces

  • Squash: 3 pieces

  • Beans: 1 pound

  • Napa Cabbage: 0.5 head


Kohl-what? Here is a quick primer on kohlrabi that includes five healthy recipe ideas.

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Dark Cherries: 1 quart

  • Blueberries: 1 pint

  • Crispin Apples: 3 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

Wednesday
Jul152015

Sharecast for July 15th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our fifth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

A quick note for members this week:

We are having a picnic! Mark your calendars now -- the annual Harvest Astoria CSA summer picnic will be held from 1-4 pm on Saturday, July 25th in Astoria Park. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Thanks to all our morning volunteers for braving the rain! We look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening!

VEGETABLES

  • Cabbage: 1 piece

  • Cucumber: 4 pounds

  • Fava Beans: 1 pound

  • Fennel: 1 piece

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Squash: 5 pieces

  • Swiss Chard: 0.75 pound

  • Hakurei Turnips: 1 pound

  • Eggplant: 1 piece

Don't know how to use 4 pounds of cucumbers? Make pickles! Here is a good recipe for pickling beginners.

FRUIT

Weekly and Bi-Weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Tart Cherries: 1 pound

  • Dark Cherries: 1 quart

  • Blueberries: 1 pint

ADD-ONS

Weekly and biweekly shares

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

  • Cheese

  • Butter 

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Jul082015

Sharecast for July 8th, 2015

Here is the sharecast for our fourth distribution of the season. See below for details about what you can expect this evening. 

Here are a few notes for members this week:

1. We are having a picnic! Mark your calendars now -- the annual Harvest Astoria CSA summer picnic will be held on Saturday, July 25th in Astoria Park. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

2. Want to learn more about how the CSA is run? The core group will be meeting tomorrow night,July 9th, from 7-8pm at The Strand Smokehouse on Broadway between 29th and Crescent Streets. All members are welcome to attend the meeting.

Thanks to all our morning volunteers for unloading the vegetables and setting up the church. I look forward to seeing the rest of our members at the distribution this evening!

VEGETABLES

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Dandelion: 0.5 pound

  • Fava Beans: 1 pound

  • Fennel: 2 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • White Kale: 1 pound

  • Cucumber: 0.75 pound

Never cooked with dandelions before? Those weeds can be delicious! Here are some recipe suggestions.

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • White Cherries: 1 pint

  • Dark Cherries: 3 pints

Note: For the second week in a row, some of the cherries took a tumble when they were being brought into the church this morning. They are all accounted for and have been rinsed, but you should make sure to wash your cherries carefully before eating.

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Eggs

  • Yogurt

  • Milk

Wednesday
Jun172015

Sharecast for June 17th, 2015

This is our first distribution of the 2015 season!

Important notes for members: 

1. Distribution is from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be finished picking up your vegetables by 8pm, so please get to the church no later than 7:45.

2. PLEASE do not walk through the sanctuary when entering the church. Members should enter through one of the open red doors that lead directly to the parish hall.

3. We do not provide bags or boxes for your veggies. Please plan on bringing your own grocery bags to distribution each week. 

 VEGGIES:

  •  Hakurei: 0.75 pound
  • Garlic: 3 pieces
  • Black Radish: 1 pound
  • Red Kale: 0.75 pound
  • Lettuce heads: 2 pieces
  • Collards: 0.5 pound
  • Radish: 0.5 pound
  • Pac Choi: 3 pieces

FRUIT:

No fruit this week. Look for fruit shares to begin next week or the following.

ADD-ONS:

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Shares:

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Granola
  • Cider

Milk and butter are back ordered.

 

Tuesday
Jun022015

First Vegetable Delivery 6/17/15

We have just received confirmation that our first vegetable delivery of the summer season will be on Wednesday, June 17th. Check back on the 17th for a sharecast!

Thursday
May142015

Registration Closed for Summer 2015

Thank you for your interest in Harvest Astoria CSA.

Registration is now closed for the season. 

Please contact us if you'd like to be added to our e-mailing list for next year's sign-up announcements.

Sign-ups for the 2016 spring/summer/fall season will begin in January 2016.