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Just in time for the delivery of beets yesterday, Chef Daniel whipped up a delicious beet salad with the help of a recipe and some improvisation. If you were there and got to chat with him as he made the salad then you know that he added mint (which the recipe doesn’t call for), leeks instead of chives, mustard seed powder in lieu of Dijon mustard, and may or may not have used chopped hazelnuts (this I’m still unsure about!). I also saw him begin making a vegan version of the salad with olive oil instead of sour cream (If anyone tasted the vegan version, please let us know what you thought of it in comments).
Substitutions and all, the Beet Salad with Apples and Raisins was refreshing and delicious! Chef Daniel definitely struck gold with this recipe (courtesy of Just Food).
Photos of Chef Daniel and his lovely assistant, Veronique, mixing and sharing are below. The beets tip sheet with recipes is available on PDF (just ignore my hand written notes – I forgot this needed to be shared this with all of you. Oops!). Can’t wait to see what the chef whips up the next time. Until then, happy eating!
What is Kohlrabi? (If you’re like me, a LIC CSA member, you had no idea it even existed until last week!)
Kohlrabi is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. It’s name is German meaning “cabbage turnip.” The part of the plant that is eaten is actually an enlarged stem from which the leaves develop and has a mild flavor similar to a sweet broccoli stem. More information is available on the Kohlrabi tip sheet (courtesy of Just Food).
Kohlrabi is a vegetable that was included in our distribution on July 6th. Luckily for members, our CSA Chefs , Daniel Herskowitz and Christy Robb, put together a great 2-hour demonstration showing how to clean, cut and prepare this odd and excitingly new vegetable.
We did capture some of the demonstration via photography and we have the kohlrabi tip sheet with recipes (from Just Food) that Daniel and Christy gave out to members. Which means even if you missed it, you still have the details!
Also, please stay tuned for future demonstrations because we plan to provide them in video format in the future. Hooray!
Yesterday afternoon LIC Market hosted the LIC CSA Meet Your Farmer event and, rain aside, it was a great! The afternoon proved to be a success with many returning members , as well as new members on hand. Children of members were also treated to a special session where they colored pictures and Farmer Chris discussed life on the farm.
Food was graciously supplied and prepared by Chef Alex Schindler of LIC Market, who served several delicious vegetable dishes, along with iced tea and lemonade.
If you didn’t make it to the event yesterday and are interested in getting a share, we still have shares. If you’re interested the season starts June 8th. Get your applications in now!
A few photos from the event are below. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event happen and to everyone who came out!
LIC CSA Farmer Meet & Greet
Are you curious about food issues? Are you interested in the local food movement? Are you interested in being part of a community? Have you considered joining a CSA, but aren’t sure? Do you need more details about what a CSA is? Are you curious about what goes in to running a CSA?
Well we have the answers for you!
Please, join us on Saturday, May 21st at 4:30pm for the LIC CSA Farmer Meet & Greet. On hand will be Chris Cashen from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing, a representative from Hepworth Farm, Richard from Red House Roasters Coffee, and the Western Queens Composting Initiative to answer any questions and discuss preparations for this year’s share, costs, sustainable agriculture, and all things farm-related. Additionally, current CSA members will be there to discuss their own experience. Interested parties will have the opportunity to sign up for produce shares on-the-spot! Light refreshments will be served.
This is not just an adult event, children are welcome to attend, too!
Between 4:30-5:15, we will be have a kids focused session that will include a crafting activity and an open conversation between Farmer Chris Cashen and the children attending about his life and work on the.
So come on out and…Meet Your Farmers!
4:30 – 7:00
21-52 44th Drive
LIC, NY 11101
On December 9 from 7-9pm, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger is co-sponsoring an event with Yelp! at the Armory in the Flat Iron District.Details about the event can be found by clicking here.
The event is free (suggested donation to NYCCAH of $10) – over 25 restaurants will provide free food, alcohol sponsors will provide free drinks and there will be DJs for entertainment.
NYCCAH is the organization that makes it possible for us to have a sliding scale on our CSA memberships and able to pay with foodstamps!
All supporters, donors, and friends of the Coalition Against Hunger are invited to attend but must RSVP by December 3, to Esther Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, December 15th the Flux Factory will hold their Annual Benefit and Auction at Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street.
To find out more details about the event and how to obtain tickets, please click here.
Project Leaf Drop in association with the Western Queens Compost Initiative welcomes the community to bring their bagged leaves without branches, trash, or wet yard waste, to participating sites on specific dates in October and November.
Project Leaf Drop is a coalition of community and botanical gardens, environmental groups, City agencies and community partners dedicated to directing fallen leaves from the trash bin to the compost bin, giving New Yorkers the chance to recycle residential leaves into compost and keep them out of our wastestream. Bagged leaves left curbside are sent to the landfill along with everyday garbage. Making a difference starts with you.
Click here for flyer and more information on participating sites.
Flux Factory invites you to an evening of performance art followed by a raucous dance party, themed on the people of Andy Warhol’s Factory.
With special performances by Man Bartlett, Rachelle Beaudoin, Andy Blowhole, Breck Brunson, Rachel Mijares Fick, Nelson Loskamp, Matthew-Robin Nye, Johanna van Overmeir, Andre Perkowski, The Spectacles, Misael Soto, Jude Traxler, Ultra Violet, Allison Ward, White Limo, Stephen Wuensch, and more hot eclectic works. Two dance floors with dj Mouse Trap and dj Tinseltown. Come dressed to impress (wigs and dancing shoes totally encouraged).
Cocktail hour from 8 to 10, delicious beer by donation afterward. Performances start at 9.
$10 donation at the door.
Each Fall we take a trip to The Farm at Miller’s Crossing. We head up early, have a picnic lunch together and then spend the day walking around the 200-acre farm learning more about Chris and Katie, the land and the wonderful food we receive all season. This year the trip offers us a great opportunity to meet with other members of our CSA community. Flatbush CSA and Forte Greene Farm Share also get their produce from Miller’s Crossing and will be visiting with us.
We are excited to announce we will be chartering a 49 seat bus to provide transportation to our members at the discounted rate of $10 per seat. Click here for details.
There is no fee to visit the farm. Members who do not wish to use the bus can drive and carpool and do not need to fill out a registration form. The drive is approximately 2.5 hours.
Here are the details:
When: Sunday, September 19, 2010
Bus departs from Hour Children at 8:30AM (36-49 11th Street Long Island City, NY 11106, Enter through a parking lot in the middle of 11th Street between 36th and 37th Avenue)
Bus departs from Miller’s Crossing back to Queens approximately 4PM
What to bring: Sunscreen bottled water, brown bag lunch & comfortable shoes
Please note: You must register and pre-pay $10 (in full, non-refundable) to secure a seat on the bus. The form must be filled out and returned with your payment. Cash or checks made payable to “NYCCAH”.
You can either bring your registration form and payment to distribution or mail them to NYCCAH:
New York City Coalition Against Hunger
50 Broad Street, Suite 1520
New York, NY 10004
Registration forms will also be available at distribution.
First come first served so get your registration form in ASAP.
The Farm at Miller’s Crossing is located at 81 Roxbury Road | Hudson, NY 12513, approximately a 2.5 hour drive.
A free rooftop BBQ will be hosted by Queenswest Church on Sunday, July 4 from 3 – 7 p.m The BBQ is open to the community. Food will be provided, kids are welcome (the space is kid friendly) and feel free to BYOB.
Address: 21-25 44th Ave., Suite 105.
(Take the elevator up and climb the last flight to the roof)
Skyline City Church
In the spirit of summer, Skyline is hosting barbecues in place of community groups throughout July and August. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, eat good food, and enjoy each other’s company. Skyline will be providing all of the necessities for a barbecue, however we ask that you bring your own meat. The barbecues will be at 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations throughout Long Island City.
July 6: “East Coast Building” 4720 Center Boulevard Long Island City, New York 11101
July 13: Matt and Chelsea Schoff’s: 47-14 11st Street Apt. 1 Long Island City, New York 11101
July 20: “The Foundry” 2-40 51st Street Apt 1F Long Island City, New York 11101
July 27: “Citylights Building” 4-74 48th Avenue Long Island City, New York 11101
August 3: “Avalon Riverview North” 4-75 48th Avenue Long Island City, New York 11101
August 10: “Rockrose Building” 4705 Center Boulevard Long Island City, New York 11101
August 17: 535 51st Avenue Long Island City, New York 11101 (Rooftop)
August 24: “Rockrose Building” 4705 Center Boulevard Long Island City, New York 11101
August 31: “Avalon Riverview South” 201 50th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101