- celery (1-2 heads)
- pac choi or napa cabbage (1-2 heads)
- slicing cucumbers or japanese cucumbers (4-5 fruits)
- tomatoes (5 red, 2 yellow)
- cherry tomatoes and tomatillos (1 bag)
- jalapeño, ancho poblano and/or cayenne hot peppers (1 bag)
- scallions (1 bunch)
- zucchini (2-3 fruits)
- collard greens (1 bunch)
- cauliflower (1-2 heads) or summer squash
- salad mix (1/4#)
- edamame (1 bunch) – We love sharing this late season treat with you, but cannot take the time to pick each individual pod off of the plant. So we are giving you a bunch of full plants. Here’s how to use them: (1) Pull the whole seed pods off of the plants. (2) Steam for 2-3 minutes, or until pods turn light green. (3) salt and pop the seeds out of the pods. Do not eat the pods. These are great, served as an appetizer in their pods, or on top of a salad. If you are able, we would happily take the plants back to when you return your boxes. Otherwise, put the plant debris in the compost or your neighbor’s compost pile.
- COMMUNITY WORKDAY/SKILLSHARES. September 13 – transplanting strawberries, orchard and field prep for fall and winter, firewood, stone wall building. October 25 – garlic planting, more firewood, prepping high tunnel for spring planting.
- Please RETURN YOUR BOXES. You can leave them where you get your delivery. If you break them down, please make sure not to tear or bend any of the tabs, or just leave the assembled box for us and we are happy to break it down.
- WASHING YOUR VEGGIES. We do not extensively wash veggies before delivering them to you. We will do some washing if there is a lot of dirt on greens and we always rinse root crops. In general, this allows the food to stay fresher longer. It also means you need to wash your veggies before consuming them. For greens: fill a bowl with cold water. Soak greens in water for a minute. Drain water and repeat two more times. Dirt will rinse to the bottom. Bugs should float to the top.
- If you are a shareholder, you have the option of volunteering 5 hours over the course of the season in exchange for an additional week of food in the fall. Be in touch to schedule your work with us, or come to a workday.
- All of our newsletters are archived on our website, along with lots more, including educational resources and more recipes. Thanks!
Sunday, September 21 will be a historic day in NYC. Bring your friends and family as we make the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH the kick-off to the movement for a sane climate future. Organizers are projecting it will be the largest demonstration against climate change ever, with vibrant contingents of various sorts to call out our concerns and solutions to the climate crisis at our collective door.
Why now? On September 22, the UN is holding its next big Climate Summit and the leaders representing the major stumbling block to the past climate summits will be there: including and especially the U.S. Now’s our chance to make our voices heard. We cannot be silent nor hopeful that others will represent us on this most important issue. The future is in our hands. Let’s join together to let the world know that those of us in the US want to see a radical reduction in greenhouse gases, that we want to see a sane climate policy that will substitute renewables for fossil fuels, that will support local food systems and sustainable farming practices that conserve fossil fuels and sink carbon in the soil, and will create good jobs based on the needs of the people and the planet, not corporate profits.
Join the Food and Agriculture contingent – The food justice movement is organizing a Food and Agriculture contingent for the march that we hope you’ll join. Farmers and farmworkers, school and community gardeners, restaurant staff and culinary students, food processing workers, food business owners, anti-hunger and pro-health advocates will all join together to raise the importance of food policy and practice in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Please join us by emailing back to ClimateChangeBFC@gmail.com. Let us know if you want to help with outreach, graphics, media, educational events and if your organization (of any kind) wants to get involved with the March. Also let us know if your group would like to host a pre-march forum or event to help educate local residents re the relationships between climate change, food and agriculture.
- Email us with your interest at: ClimateChangeBFC@gmail.com
- Join the meet up group: http://www.meetup.com/Peoples-
- Join the Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.
- Come to the “Mayday” art space on Wednesday night (6-10 pm) August 20 and 27 (maybe more dates TBD) to help design and create a beautiful visual narrative of the politics of food and agriculture that can help save the planet. We’ll keep you posted on other meeting dates and events.
- Join the listserve by sending a blank email to: pcm-food-justice+subscribe@
See you on September 21 at Columbus Circle (59th St. and Bway) in Manhattan!
Specific time to meet and exact location TBD.
In other news, Leah and I returned from a week away from the farm, nurturing our spirits in the beautiful community that is Dance New England dance camp. We are ever-so-grateful for the farm crew, Capers, Crysbel and Lissa, who held down the farm operations while we were away, allowing for this incredibly restorative time. The space was a beautifully safe space to explore what it means to move without limit in our bodies, from a place with an open heart. For all of us it was a transformative time. We left inspired as dancers, parts of our community, parents, and partners to one another. We attended dance, body work, and movement healing workshops, went swimming, watched sunsets, ate food with our new community, played, and danced until the wee hours of the morn every day. We hope to carry this inspiration and rejuvenation back to the farm, and infuse our work we do here with the same spirit. Let us know if you think it’s rubbed off. Or at the very least, look for us on the dance floor…Follow soulfirefarm