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Week 19 update from our farmer

Posted 10/14/2020 10:35am by Katia Lampe.

Hi from Downtown Harvest CSA!

We are still looking for a new location. If you have any contact with a religious space or any community oriented association, please reach out!

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, October 14th from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry at 8pm.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped at the pickup site and behind the scenes. We could not do this without you. Our volunteers this week will be Nyier A. and Thomas Z. (5pm to 6.30pm) and Mario C. and Mimi H. (6:30pm to 8pm)

Full shares are now being delivered in boxes that cannot leave the pickup site.  Please bring your own bags so you can transfer the contents to them. If you have borrowed a reusable bag from us, we ask that you return it.  If you have received items in plastic containers, please return the containers.  Egg share members should also return their cartons. 

Remember that face coverings are mandatory when picking up as well as maintaining a 6 foot distance from others if they are not in your household. Only one member of your household will be allowed to enter the garage. Regulations from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services can be viewed here:
http://www.downtownharvest.org/blog/39286

We are still accepting new members for produce at prorated fees, but John has asked us not to take any new orders for eggs for the time being.

Sincerely,

Maria, Phil, Katia, Nancy, Jeff, and Pamela
 
 
And, here is an update from our farmer, John Krueger:
 

Hello Folks,

The weather has been copacetic this past week- one cold night but no frost. We are currently getting some rain, but it is not expected to be excessive. We are still waiting for a large planting of string beans to size up. They are growing very slowly but we should have enough for some groups this week and for the rest by next week. This will be the gasp for the summer vegetables. For the rest of the season we will be depending on tubers, root crops, brassicas, winter squash and the hardy
greens- spinach, chard, and mustard greens like arugula and broccoli raab. It’s soup weather and many of these items are great soup ingredients. If you are unsure what to do with beets, I suggest searching for a hardy borsch recipe which will include cabbage and sometimes potatoes (you can add other greens as well). The beets will come with greens this time, which are edible and very nutritious. If you are not going to use the beets promptly you should cut off the tops so that they do not pull the moisture out of the root. We are also sending some ornamental gourds for your visual pleasure- do not try to cook them!

Thanks to those who came out to lend a hand with the harvest. It was a big help. I hope to meet more of you over the next 2 Sundays.

The full share for this week will be: Lettuce, potatoes, delicata squash, tatsoi, broccoli raab, broccoli or cauliflower or cabbage, bok choy, beets, ornamental gourds, and an herb (parsley, cilantro, or dill).

Bon Appetit!

Farmer John

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