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Second Distribution News

Hi everyone! This week was our second distribution and it went great! We have officially sold out all of our vegetable and fruit shares, so if anyone else is interested they will be put on our waiting list.

Check out this week’s newsletter! ( In English and Spanish)

Bronx CSA Newsletter Issue 2 2013

And don’t forget to sign up for your volunteer hours!!

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)

Our Second CSA Season is Here!

Hello all and welcome to the 2nd season of the Bronx CSA!  We hope that the good weather is inspiring you to think about all of the fresh fruit and vegetables to come this growing season!  We have just met with our farmers and they are just starting to get planting, which means it’s time to sign up for your share!

Our vegetable farmer, Felix Gonzalez, is with us for our second season. Felix is busy at his farm, Fresh Radish Farm, planting the second harvest for our CSA. He is very excited to get growing, and we all have our fingers crossed for a bountiful and beautiful harvest!

Great news!  We will be offering an optional fruit share this season for the first time.  We know that many of you requested this and so we worked hard to make this happen.  Our fruit share will be provided by Hepworth Farms.  Hepworth Farms is a 7th generation family owned farm. It is located in Milton, New York on the banks of the Hudson River. The farm is owned and operated by Amy Hepworth, Gail Hepworth and Gerry Greco.  Read more about Hepworth Farms here.

  We are also working to bring an egg share to our CSA this season.  Stay tuned to hear more about our efforts with the egg share!

Please remember that fruit and eggs are optional, but if you are interested in purchasing any of the optional shares, you must first purchase a vegetable share. After you’ve sign up for your veggie share, you will receive information about these extra items and how to purchase them.

If you’d like to sign up for your vegetable share, click here to download the 2012 Membership Agreement or contact us at BronxCSANYC@gmail.com, or call us at 212-825-0028.  And be sure to tell your friends and family about where they can get fresh, affordable, locally grown vegetables and fruits right in their own neighborhood!