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Distribution news!

Our amazing farmer Felix from Fresh Radish Farm brought members an amazing vegetable share this week! We got: beets, radishes, onions, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, zuccchini, green peppers, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, cilantro, AND sweet corn!!

We also got delicious white peaches, sour cherries, and yellow plums in our fruit share from Hepworth Farms!

 

This week’s newsletter: Bronx CSA Newsletter Issue 7 2013

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Distribution News!

Check out the BXCSA week 6 newsletter: Bronx CSA Newsletter Issue 6 2013

Important news:

We have a couple of extra fruit and vegetable shares to sell! Stop by during distribution hours (next Tuesday 5:00-7:30) and sign up!

If you have any recipe ideas you’d like to share, feel free to email them to: bronxcsanyc@gmail.com

This week at the BXCSA

Here is this week’s newsletter (in English and Spanish): Bronx CSA Newsletter Issue 5 2013

Important news!

Please remember to sign up for your volunteer hours. The schedule will be at the sign-in table during every distribution!

Weekly attendance is important! If you miss more than 3 consecutive distributions, you will unfortunately be dropped as a member of the CSA and your share will be available for re-sale.

Would you like to get more involved in the BXCSA? Ask us for information about becoming a Core Group member! Send us an email at: bronxcsanyc@gmail.com.

Check out some pictures from last week!

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Fresh beets and kale for BXCSA members!

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Members also got dill and onions!

Distribution News!

Check out this week’s newsletter ( Aqui puede leer el boletin de esta semana):
Bronx CSA Newsletter Issue 4 2013

This week members got: Mint, Dill, Kale, Carrots, Onions, Boston Lettuce, Green Leaf Lettuce, Beets, Cilantro, and Snap Peas!

Important CSA news: Everyone please remember to sign up for your mandatory volunteer hours! Volunteering ensures that the CSA runs smoothly and that everyone does their part in this COMMUNITY SUPPORTED program.

Also, a reminder that if you miss 3 consecutive pick-ups in a row you will be dropped as a member of the CSA and your share will be available for resale. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

PS- you can check out last week’s newsletter here: Bronx CSA Newsletter Issue 3 2013

Shares still available

Vegetable and fruit shares are still available for the 2013 CSA season! Head over to our How to Join page to learn more! Make sure to follow us on Twitter for up to date information about our weekly sign-up events!

It’s finally time!!

Hello Members and Soon-to-be-Members,

The wait is over and it’s now time to start signing up for your CSA share and focus on building our Bronx CSA community for the 2013 season!

This season we are happy to provide you with two convenient ways of purchasing your share online. If you would like to purchase your share in full using a credit card, go here. Please note, that if you choose to pay with a credit card, the share prices reflect additional credit card fees. If you prefer to pay by check or money order or are purchasing your share with SNAP/food stamp benefits, go here.

We like to offer our members as many options as we can, so if you prefer downloading, completing, and then mailing in your membership agreement, please go ahead: Bronx Membership Agreement or Bronx Contrato de Membresía.

Cilantro: A Super Herb

Welcome back to another wonderful week. As August is drawing to its imminent close we’re beginning to feel the changing of seasons. Despite all these new changes, the Bronx CSA still promises to offer the same quality produce! Check out this week’s vegetable share and the recipe of the week that is sure to cool you down.

  • Beets
  • Cilantro
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Yellow Onions
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Radish
  • Green Peppers
  • Romaine Lettuce

More to Cilantro Than Meets the Eye

This herb isn’t just a commonly-used leaf and seed ingredient found in many tasty
and exotic recipes, it’s also a powerful natural cleansing agent.

Cilantro is a popular Mediterranean herb recognized in Asia as a coriander. It is widely used in savory dishes in all many cultures and all sorts of cuisines.

 

Health Benefits

Cilantro has a multitude of health benefits. Cilantro contains essential oils, anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Benefits of Cilantro include maintaining cholesterol, boosting the immune system, reduces nausea, and many more.

 

Storing

Once at home, wash in clean water, discard roots, old or any bruised leaves. Fresh cilantro (coriander) should be stored in the refrigerator in a zip pouch or wrapped in a slightly damp paper towel. Use as early as possible since it loses flavor and nutrients quickly if kept for longer periods.

Cilantro Lime Ice Cream

Cool down with this tangy, sweet Cilantro Lime Ice Cream that’s a perfect end to a spicy evening!

1 packet unflavored gelatin

¾ cup lime juice

¾ cup sugar

½ cup cilantro

1 egg

1 cup heavy whipping cream

½ cup milk

Pour the gelatin into the lime juice and allow to sit for five minutes. Combine the lime juice mixture and sugar into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add cilantro. Allow to seep for 15 minutes. Strain out the cilantro. Cool the cilantro lime mixture completely.

In a stand mixer combine the egg and cilantro syrup. Beat for 1 minute. Stir in milk and cream. Do not whip.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker or blender. Allow the ice cream to churn until finished and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

(Recipe from:  Cherry Tea Cakes)