This Week in the Central Brooklyn CSA

This is what is going on this week in our Central Brooklyn CSA.

Hey Friends,

This week is a busy one for our CSA so we thought it prudent to remind everyone of when and where things are going on.

Week of 2 August 2010

Tuesday – We are posting this week’s expected harvest on our blog.

Wednesday – Share Distribution (4-7:30pm); Cooking Demonstration (5-7pm) at Hebron SDA Church.

Thursday – August Planning Team Meeting at LaunchPad workspace at 7pm. (LaunchPad is located at 721 Franklin Ave, on the corner of Park Place.)

Friday– Our “Weekend Cooking Blog” returns!

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Pink Beans in Sauce with Epazote

I take this bean thing seriously, so it was a personal challenge to incorporate epazote into my quest to make the best ever bowl of beans.

Recipe by John-Thomas Crockett

I love beans. Black, pinto, kidney, red, pink, garbanzo, it doesn’t matter: beans are my thing. For the past couple of years I have been in charge of the food at my brother’s Super Bowl Bash ( a fact I am quite proud of), and last year I was actually commissioned to make a couple of pots of beans. Think about that for a moment. More than chicken wings, tacos, ribs, or pizza, folks thought beans, my beans, would take the party to higher heights. With humility, I make a mean bean. It is, in fact, a family thing. After decades of bean dominance, my mother is the undisputed Queen of Beans. After years of studying her techniques and stealing glances at her seasoning selections, I think I am ready to challenge for the title “Bean King.”

I take this bean thing seriously, so when we got epazote in our CSA share and I learned it was often used as a bean seasoning, I took it as a personal challenge to incorporate the herb in my next  iteration of legume goodness.

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Cooking Demo Week 7: A Success!

Check out our Recipe Tab for more recipes recommended by the Food Education Team and visit the CSA Forum to sneak a peak at members’ recipes or add your own

Thank you to all who came and learned how to make Shredded Veggie Pancakes from Emily, our Community Chef! For those who missed the exhibition or simply would like to learn more, we will be having another cooking demonstration at next Wednesday’s ( 4Aug 2010) share distribution.

Check out our Recipe Tab for more recipes recommended by the Food Education Team and visit the CSA Forum to sneak a peak at members’ recipes or add your own.

"The Mona Lisa of Beet Pancakes"
Find out how to get this...
The whole is more delicious than the sum of its parts
....from this

Thank you Joe Wirtheim for the photos!

Week 7 Harvest

We are happy pass on the probable contents of this weeks share from our farmer friends at MimoMex Farms.

Greetings Central Brooklyn CSA Members,

We are happy to pass on the probable contents of this week’s share from our farmer friends at MimoMex Farms:

  • 1 head lettuce
  • 2 lbs red potatoes
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 lb. green pepper
  • 4 ears corn
  • 1 bunch beets
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 bunch oregano

There is a killer grilled corn on the cob with cilantro and lime butter recipe in the forum section already, and you can expect to see other bangin’ recipes from the community being posted all the time!

~Eat well until we meet again~


Week 6 Scheduled Harvest

Week 6 share

This week we are expecting red lettuce, celery, 4 ears of sweet corn, lemongrass, mentha, basil, 2 lbs. of red and white potatoes, cilantro, and green onions from MimoMex farms!

You can almost smell the fresh cilantro through the screen!

Be sure to keep an eye on the forum section where all members can post recipes using these awesome veggies!