CSA Newsletter #6 – August 3, 2012

Soul Fire Farm CSA Newsletter
Week #6 – August 3, 2012

Contents of Share this Week

  • string beans (green or yellow) – 1 lb
  • cucumbers – 4
  • chard – 1 bunch
  • kale – 1 bunch
  • lettuce – 1 head
  • onions – 1 bunch
  • parsley – 1 bunch
  • green pepper – 1 or 2
  • hot peppers (Hungarian Wax and Jalapeno) – 4 or 5
  • eggplant, summer squash, broccoli, or cauliflower – at least 2 items
  • garlic – 2 heads
  • eggs or sprouts (mung bean, green lentil, spicy mustard mix, chick pea)


  • Your CSA is delivered every Friday with one exception. CSA delivery will take place MONDAY AUGUST 20th instead of Friday August 17. Same times – 2:15 WHMS, 2:30 TVHS, 3-4:00 Albany, 4:00+ Troy. So the upcoming delivery dates are 8/10, 8/20, and 8/24. The farmers are going family camping for the week including 8/17. (What?!? Vacation? Yes, vacation.)
  • Please return your boxes, egg cartons, and clean, clear plastic bags. Thank you so much!
  • Remember that you are always welcome to visit socially and/or to volunteer. Give a call to schedule a time.
  • All of our newsletters are archived on our website http://www.soulfirefarm.com/?cat=3
  • We are processing our next batch of 50 meat birds on Sunday, August 26th, 8 AM to 1 PM. You are invited to come and help. We also have some more birds for sale. Order here.

Recipe of the Week

Leah’s Egg Fried Rice w/ Summer Veggies: Finely dice and saute green onions, garlic, green pepper, carrot, and kale or chard. Cook well beaten egg separately and cut into bite sized pieces. Add egg to sauteed veggies. To the veggie/egg combo add tamari, honey, cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper and other spices you like. Stir in cooked rice – white or brown until well mixed. Add chopped parsley and chopped peanuts. Cook for another minute or 2. Serve hot. Kids like it!

Food Justice News

A new food justice initiative has started in Albany NY, called Healthy Hearts on the Hill. They are grassroots and on point. Check them out and consider volunteering or donating!

Farm News and Notes

We welcome Sindhu and Dane to our internship team this week!

The Youth Organics crew, led by CSA member Rana, visited our farm on Tuesday. We had a great conversation about the reasons for farming, spanning from histories of land displacement to ensuring the health of our communities. We then tied and pruned tomatoes. We cooked and shared an amazing lunch of pasta primavera and salad! Not to have Albany outdo Troy, two youth groups shared time with us on Thursday from the Collar City. Collar City Growers and the Youth Media Alliance brought amazing heart and positive energy. We managed to clean and sort all the garlic, move chickens to fresh pasture, cook lunch, make commercials for healthy food, AND film for an information video about the farm. WOW!

A big congratulations to CSA members and friends Victorio and Laura, who held their devotion ceremony this last weekend. SFF collard greens were represented at the reception!

We finished off the week with a visit from Climate Confluence organizers Sundeep, Dara, and Courtney who received a donation of 1 bushel of chard, 1 peck of onions, and 3.5 lbs of garlic for their gathering this weekend – an honor for us to share.

Have a great week!
Jonah, Leah, Neshima and Emet