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Wednesday
Jul202016

Sharecast for July 20th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Squash: 3 pounds

  • Fava Beans: 1.5 pounds

  • Greens: 1 pound

  • Green Beans: 1.5 pounds

  • Lettuce: 2 heads

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Kohlrabi: 2 pieces

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Cucumber: 3 pounds

    We tend to think of beets as cold weather vegetables. Here are some ideas of how to use your summer beets.

FRUIT

Weekly and bi-weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Cherries: 1 quart

  • Blueberries: 2 pints

Do you ever have problems with your berries going bad before you can eat them? Try this unique washing technique to extend their shelf life.


ADD-ONS

Market Day orders plus regular weekly and bi-weekly shares this week. Granola is still back-ordered.

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Cheese

  • Creme Fraiche

  • Eggs

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Chicken

  • Beef

  • Cider

  • Jams

  • Pickles

Wednesday
Jul202016

Sharecast for July 13th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Lettuce: 1 piece

  • Fennel: 1 Piece

  • Cabbage: 1 half head

  • Cucumber: 2 pounds

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Squash: 3 pieces

  • Fava Beans: 1 pound

  • Swiss Chard: 1 pound

  • Basil: 0.5 pounds

  • Spinach: 0.5 pounds

Don't be intimidated by the fava beans! Here are clear instructions on how to prepare them.

 

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Sweet Cherries: 2.5 pounds

  • Organic Blueberries: 1 pint

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week, plus back-ordered chicken.

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk 

  • Chicken (2 each)

 

Wednesday
Jul202016

Sharecast for July 6th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Squash: 3 pieces

  • Radicchio: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 4 heads

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Mixed Greens: 1 pound

  • Kohlrabi: 2 pieces

  • Garlic Scapes: 7 pieces

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Cucumber: 2 pieces

How will you use your radicchio? I plan to try this salad using CSA cherries instead of grapes. Not into pickled fruit? Here are 19 other radicchio recipes.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and bi-weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Cherries: 4 pounds

Want to bake some of your cherries? Here is a recipe for a flawless cherry pie.

 

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly shares this week. Chicken and granola are back-ordered. We hope to have replacements delivered next week.

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Honey

  • Cheese

  • Maple Syrup

  • Eggs

  • Beef

  • Cider

Wednesday
Jun292016

Sharecast for June 29th, 2016

Hello Harvest Astorians!


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

Here are a few notes before you get to the church this evening:

1. Distribution is from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be finished picking up your vegetables by8pm. Please get to the church no later than 7:45pm.

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. While we don't provide free bags for members, you are always welcome to purchase a Harvest Astoria tote bag for your veggies. Pick one up tonight for just $5.

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
  • Cucumbers: 3 pieces
  • Squash: 2 pieces
  • Radish: 0.5 pounds
  • Pac Choi: 2 pieces
  • Lettuce: 3 heads
  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece
  • Garlic Scapes: 7 pieces
  • Mixed Greens: 0.75 pounds
Did you know that you can cook with radish greens? Here are a few recipe suggestions

FRUIT

This is the first delivery of weekly fruit shares. Enjoy the bounty this week!

  • Strawberries: 2 quarts
  • Rhubarb: 0.9 pounds

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Beef
  • Eggs
  • Milk 

Wednesday
Jun222016

Sharecast for June 22nd, 2016

I hope that you enjoyed your first delivery of vegetables last week! See below for what to expect tonight.


Here are a few notes before you get to the church this evening:

1. Distribution is from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be finished picking up your vegetables by8pm. Please get to the church no later than 7:45pm.

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. Plan on bringing your own grocery bags to distribution each week. We do not provide bags or boxes for your veggies, but we will have Harvest Astoria tote bags for sale tonight for just $5 each.

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

  • Garlic Scapes: 5 pieces

  • Cucumber: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 4 heads

  • Kohlrabi: 2 pieces

  • Mixed Greens: 1 pound

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

I plan to use my garlic scapes in a stir fry. Here are seven other ways to use yours.

FRUIT

No fruit this week. We anticipate the first delivery will be on 6/28/16.

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly shares this week

Chicken is backordered this week. We are still waiting on an alternate supplier for granola
  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Honey

  • Cheese

  • Granola (Diabetic ONLY)

  • Maple Syrup

  • Eggs

  • Beef

  • Cider

Wednesday
Jun152016

Sharecast for June 15th, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 summer season!

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

Here are a few notes before you get to the church this evening:

1. Distribution is from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be finished picking up your vegetables by8pm. Please get to the church no later than 7:45pm.

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. Plan on bringing your own grocery bags to distribution each week. We do not provide bags or boxes for your veggies, but we will have Harvest Astoria tote bags for sale tonight for just $5 each.

4. We had a number of last-minute cancellations, so we are very light on volunteers this evening. If you are able to pitch in for even part of the evening, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Carroll, (allison@harvestastoria.com) or Mumon Akiyama, who will be leading the volunteer shift tonight (mumon@harvestastoria.com). As a general note for all members - we understand that you may need to cancel a volunteer shift on occasion, but please give us as much notice as possible so that we can find another member to replace you. The CSA is entirely run by volunteers and we count on all members to contribute over the course of the season.

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

  • Lettuce: 1 head
  • Garlic: 3 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Dandelion: 0.5 pounds

  • Fennel: 1 piece

  • Mixed Greens: 0.5 pounds

Not familiar with everything in your share? Here are some ideas for using dandelions and kohlrabi

FRUIT

No fruit this week. We anticipate the first delivery will be on 6/28/16.

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk 

Sunday
Jun122016

First Delivery Scheduled for June 15th, 2016

Our first delivery will be on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 from 5:30-8pm at the Church of the Redeemer. Members, look out for your first sharecast email of the season on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday
Jun072016

Registration Closed for Summer 2016

Registration has closed for the summer 2016 season. Our delivery is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th. Members will be sent email updates in the lead up to the start of the season.

Wednesday
May182016

Last Chance to Register for Summer 2016

Good news! Registration for the summer 2016 season has just been extended by the farm. We can now accept registration for all shares until 5/28/16. 

Vegetable shares cost $410 and include a $20 admin fee. This year’s share includes approximately 22 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables straight from Norwich Meadows Farm, NY, with options for fruit shares and add-ons such as organic dairy, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef and more. Prices for Fruit and other products are now available. See below.

Our distribution site is located on Crescent Street near 30th Avenue. Pick-up times are from 5:30 to 8 PM on Wednesdays starting in June and ending in November.

Harvest Astoria is a volunteer-run organization. We cannot function without gracious time commitments from each of our share-members. Each share is required to contribute a total 6 hours of volunteering at our distribution site, on Wednesday mornings or evenings.

If you wish to register for the 2016 season, please complete the forms below and return them by mail or email.

Member registration form
Additional Products Order form
Payment and Volunteering form


All registrations must be received by 5/28/16 in order to guarantee registration for the season. The completed forms can be mailed to:

Harvest Astoria CSA
28-24 Steinway Street, #235
Astoria, NY 11103

Please Note:
You must sign-up for your volunteer hours when you register for the season.

Payment Methods:
• Exact Cash
• Personal Check or Money Order (made out to Harvest Astoria CSA)
• Credit/Debit Card ($10 additional fee)

For more information please explore our website at www.harvestastoria.com and email any questions to info@harvestastoria.com.

Tuesday
Jan262016

Register Now for Summer 2016 Season

Hello, Harvest Astorians!

We hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather!  We have already begun taking registrations for the 2016 Summer season, and now is your last chance to save on your membership. Here is pricing: 
 
$410 if paid between 3/20/2016 and 4/30/2016

As in years past, prices increase through the spring, so sign up early for the best prices.

All prices include a $20 admin fee. This year’s share includes approximately 22 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables straight from Norwich Meadows Farm, NY, with options for fruit shares and add-ons such as organic dairy, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef and more. Prices for Fruit and other products are now available. See below.

Our distribution site is located on Crescent Street near 30th Avenue. Pick-up times are from 5:30 to 8 PM on Wednesdays starting in June and ending in November.

Harvest Astoria is a volunteer-run organization. We cannot function without gracious time commitments from each of our share-members. Each share is required to contribute a total 6 hours of volunteering at our distribution site, on Wednesday mornings or evenings.

There is still time to sign up for the summer season:

Wednesday, March 30th, between 6pm and 8pm
Wednesday, April 20th, between 6pm and 8pm


Registration dates will be held in the Parish Hall at Church of the Redeemer (30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102-3249). Please use the second entrance (single red door with peephole) on the side of the church; when inside, turn left. Please do not pass through the church sanctuary unless you are attending the service.

We are also allowing returning members only to register by mail this year. If you are unable to attend one of our sign up dates, you may complete and return the following forms:

Member registration form
Additional Products Order form
Payment and Volunteering form


All mailed registrations must be received by 4/30/16 in order to guarantee registration for the season. The completed forms can be mailed to:

Harvest Astoria CSA
28-24 Steinway Street, #235
Astoria, NY 11103

At this time, this service is only available to returning members. If you are new to the CSA, please attend one of our in-person registration sessions.

Please Note:
You must sign-up for your volunteer hours when you register for the season.

Payment Methods:
• Exact Cash
• Personal Check or Money Order (made out to Harvest Astoria CSA)
• Credit/Debit Card ($10 additional fee)

For more information please explore our website at www.harvestastoria.com and email any questions to info@harvestastoria.com.