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Friday
Mar172017

Register Now for 2017 Summer Season

Harvest Astoria CSA and Norwich Meadows Farm are already looking ahead to the 2017 harvest, and we are pleased to announce pricing for the Summer 2017 CSA season.  

Vegetable Shares:
$420 if paid before 4/30/2017

All prices include a $25 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. Fruit shares and additional products are now available. Complete and return this form to register.
 
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.

We are allowing all members to register online or by mail this year. Please complete and return the member registration form listed below. Include payment with your completed registration form or pay online (additional fee applies).

Member registration form

Registrations must be received by 4/30/17 to qualify for the summer season. The completed form and payment can be emailed to membership@harvestastoria.com or mailed to:

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

If convenient, registration and payment can be hand delivered to our mailbox at the UPS Store at the address listed above.

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 ($13.00 additional fee)

We are allowing all members to register online or by mail, but we do ask that new members attend an informational session before the start of the season. All members are welcome to register in person at one of our info sessions.
 
Wednesday, April 5th - 6pm-8pm

Informational Presentations begin at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 26th - 6pm-8pm
Informational Presentations begin at 6:15pm and 7:00pm

Information Sessions 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.

For more information please explore our website at www.harvestastoria.com and email any questions to info@harvestastoria.com.
Wednesday
Nov022016

Sharecast for November 2nd, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Winter Squash: 2 pieces

  • Greens: 0.75 pounds

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Radish: 1 pound

  • Potato: 1 pound

  • Sweet Potato: 1 pound

  • Carrot: 1.5 pounds

  • Pepper: 0.5 pounds


Is anyone else looking forward to Thanksgiving? Here are some easy & delicious potato, carrot, and sweet potato dishes that will be gracing my holiday table.

 

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Seckel Pears: 2.5 pounds

  • Empire Apples: 14 pieces

I am going to make this pie with some of the apples this week.

 

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk

Wednesday
Oct262016

Sharecast for October 26th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Lettuce: 1 head

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Butternut: 1 piece

  • Radish: 1 pound

  • Cabbage: 1 piece

  • Jerusalem Artichokes: 0.5 pounds

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Celery: 2 pieces

  • Parsnip: 1 pound

  • Lettuce Greens: 0.5 pounds

Parsnips are a root vegetable with a versatile, sweet flavor. Here are several ways to use yours.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and bi-weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Jupiter Grapes: 1 clamshell

  • Macoun Apples: 1 bag

  • Bartlett Pears: 1 pound

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly add-ons this week.

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Cheese

  • Eggs

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Chicken

  • Beef

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Oct192016

Sharecast for October 19th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Delicata: 1 piece

  • Ginger: 0.25 pound

  • Potatoes: 1 pound

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Lettuce: 1 piece

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Turnip: 1 pound

  • Greens: 0.5 pound


Pro tip: The fresh ginger in today's share doesn't last as long as what you get at the grocery store. I suggest cutting your share into 1-inch pieces and freezing any ginger that you won't use this week. It will last in the freezer for months and can be quickly defrosted and added to recipes without much change in flavor or texture.

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Bartlett Pears: 3 pounds

  • Fuji Apples: 1 bag

A conversation with a member reminded me that apple butter is a great way to use extra apples. Each pound of apples cooks down to about 1 cup of apple butter and it can be made in a slow cooker or in the oven, making the process extremely easy and hands-off.

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk

Wednesday
Oct122016

Sharecast for October 12th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Radish: 1 pound

  • Kohlrabi: 1 piece

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Delicata Squash: 1 piece

  • Cabbage: 1 piece

  • Peppers: 0.5 pounds

  • Lettuce: 1 piece *

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Mizuna: 0.5 pounds *

* Members who were shorted on Lettuce and greens last week are allotted a double share of Lettuce and Mizuna this week. You will be reminded at check in to take 2 lettuces and 1 lb of mizuna.

Delicata is one of the rare winter squashes that does not require peeling. I am going to try this beautiful and easy recipe. Or maybe one of these.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and bi-weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Grapes: 2 pounds

  • Honey Crisp Apples: 4 pieces

  • Gala Apples: 10 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly add-ons this week.

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Cheese

  • Eggs

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Chicken

  • Beef

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Oct052016

Sharecast for October 5th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Tomatillo: 0.5 pounds

  • Greens: 1 pound

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Lettuce: 2 pieces

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Scallions: 1 pound

  • Cabbage: 1 head

  • Potatoes: 1 pound


I will be making these delicious enchiladas this weekend with my tomatillos, greens and squash. Do you have any favorite recipes that use several veggies at once?

 

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Pears: 4 pieces

  • Grapes: 1 clamshell

  • Apples: 7 pieces

Are you struggling to eat all of the apples we are receiving? Why not try oven-drying some of your apples or other fruit? Here are comprehensive instructions on how to dehydrate most fruits and vegetables.

 

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk

Replacements from last week:

  • Apple Cider

  • Ginger Jam

Wednesday
Sep282016

Sharecast for September 28th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Lettuce: 1 head

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Scallion: 1 pound

  • Radish: 0.75 pounds

  • Peppers: 2 pieces

  • Greens: 0.5 pounds

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes): 0.5 pounds

  • Tomatillo: 0.5 pounds

  • Lettuce: 1 head


Jerusalem Artichokes are related to sunflowers and not the more familiar globe artichokes. I have had great success with this recipe in the past, but here are several other uses for your sunchokes.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and bi-weekly fruit shares this week. Note the larger fruit share to make up for last week's shortfall.

  • Golden Supreme Apples: 1 bag

  • Red Bartlett Pears: 4 pieces

  • Empress Plums: 2 pounds

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly add-ons plus Market Day Orders. Note: There were some order discrepancies on the market day butter and jam varieties. We will do our best to fulfill all orders today, but some replacements will be sent next week.

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Cheese

  • Eggs

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Chicken

  • Beef

  • Cider

  • Granola

  • Creme Fraiche

  • Pickles

  • Jams

Wednesday
Sep212016

Sharecast for September 21st, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Cabbage: 1 head

  • Potatoes: 1 pound

  • Lettuce: 1 head

  • Peppers: 0.5 pounds

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Tomatoes: 0.5 pound

  • Tomatillos: 0.5 pieces

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Scallions: 1 pound


I tend to leave sturdier vegetables for last, which means that I now have a few weeks of beets and carrots in my fridge. Here are some beet and carrot recipe ideas in case you have a similar backlog.

 

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

NOTE: The farm is experiencing a fruit shortage this week, so they will send extra next week to make up for today's small share.

  • Peaches: 4 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk

Wednesday
Sep142016

Sharecast for September 14th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Squash: 2 pieces

  • Corn: 1.5 pounds

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Tomatillo: 0.5 pounds

  • Beets: 1 pound

  • Tomatoes: 1 pound

  • Pac Choi: 1 piece

  • Soybeans: 1 pound

  • Peppers: 0.75 pounds

  • Cabbage: 1 head

  • Lettuce: 1 head


I made sauerkraut last weekend and you should, too! The process was super easy and it used up all the cabbages that were languishing in my refrigerator. Not a fan of sauerkraut? Try your hand at kimchi instead.

 

FRUIT

Weekly and bi-weekly fruit shares this week.

  • Pears: 3 pieces

  • Empress Plums: 2 pounds

  • Concord Grapes: 1 clamshell


    My family has an infamous story about great-aunt Lida and a runny grape pie. I am going to try this recipe and hope that my pie turns out better than Lida's.

ADD-ONS

Weekly and bi-weekly add-ons this week.

  • Butter

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Cheese

  • Eggs

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Chicken

  • Beef

  • Cider

  • Granola

Wednesday
Sep142016

Sharecast for September 7th, 2016

VEGETABLES

  • Tomatillos: 0.5 pounds

  • Cabbage: 1 half head

  • Lettuce: 2 heads

  • Leeks: 0.75 pounds

  • Soybeans*: 1 pound

  • Carrots: 1 pound

  • Peppers: 2 pieces

  • Potatoes: 1 pound

  • Purslane: 0.75 pounds

  • Tomatoes: 1 pound


Did you like the malabar spinach last week? Today's purslane is another green in the succulent family, which has a unique tart and peppery flavor. Here are several ways to use your purslane.

*A member brought it to my attention that consuming raw soybeans can be dangerous. Please cook or ferment your soybeans before eating.

 

FRUIT

Weekly fruit shares only this week.

  • Italian Plums: 1 quart

  • Bartlett Pears: 4 pieces

  • Gala Apples: 5 pieces

ADD-ONS

Weekly shares only this week.

  • Beef

  • Eggs

  • Milk