CSA share: Sept. 4

Happy September, folks!

Wow. This is the biggest share so far! Alfred, our Red Hook Senior Farm Assistant, and I were joking that this is the Asian share. Indeed, we have a lot of produce that is commonly found in East Asian cuisine, such as Pac Choi, Daikon Radish, Shiso, and Cilantro.

However, we also have the makings for a good Creole dish with okra, tomatoes, and peppers.

Shiso is an herb used all over East Asia but the word “shiso” is Japanese. It’s an amazingly versatile culinary plant that can be used as a garnish, pesto, or the outer leaf in making mini-wraps. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is full of tons of vitamins and Omega -3 fatty acids.

The farm is starting to buzz with Harvest Festival Planning. In the coming weeks we will have a sign-up sheet for members interested in volunteering to help us out with setting up the farm during the week before and running the festival on the day of.

Some tasks might include painting signs, fliering the neighborhood, running our farmers market, selling pumpkins, or face-painting. More information will be in the sign-up sheet next week. If you need to put in hours for your share, this is the perfect opportunity! A reminder that our Harvest Festival is October 16th.

On last note/housekeeping announcement. This weekend is the weekend before the final installments of share payments. Please be prepared to pay your final balance in the coming week.

Thanks so much and keep up the cooking!


In this week’s share

  • Peppers
  • Serrrano Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Kohlrabi (full)
  • Pac Choi
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Shiso
  • Daikon Radish
  • Beans

Photo by Shelley Bernstein

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