First Share Menu of the Season - June 5, 2012

Hello Members and welcome to another wonderful year of fresh local food from our CSA farmers!

We are looking forward to the first distribution tomorrow running what will be the regular time throughout the season, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Please note that tomorrow's distribution is vegetable/Green Thumb Farm only...fruit/Hepworth Farm begins slightly later in the season.

CSA Event: Strawberry Picking at Green Thumb Farm!


For Hellgate community members of all ages!

Saturday, June 16

Tours are offered at the farm midday every 1-2 hours.  Call the farm during business hours to confirm times and RSVP—631-726-1900.

As our longtime members know, Green Thumb Farm is a blast to visit and hard to get to except by car.  It takes 90-120 minutes to get there.  Directions and a map are available at

First Distribution June 5: Fresh Veggies and Core Member Meet and Greet!

Welcome to a new year of delicious produce through Hellgate CSA!

You're invited to pick up the first delivery of fresh vegetables this
Tuesday, June 5, anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm at Fresh Start
Organic Market (on 23rd Avenue just west of 31st Street).

This week, you'll also have the opportunity to meet many members of
the CSA's core group, who will be working this week's distribution,
greeting everyone, and answering any questions about the food, the

Share Menu - December 6, 2011

Hello Members,

This is the next to last regular distribution for this year. Please remember to bring your bags.

Vegetable Share
- Fennel
- scallions
- lettuce
- acorn squash
- carrots
- Mei Qing Choi

Herb Share (this is the last herb share of 2011's season)
- rosemary
- sage

Event: End-of-Season Celebration!

Join your fellow CSAers for a relaxed get-together to celebrate the end of a wonderful season. Holiday-style snacks and sweets, wine, beer, and other beverages will be offered.  Families are welcome; drop by or stay awhile.

Sunday, December 11

6:00-8:00 pm

Mosaic Cafe and Lounge

25-19 24th Avenue (N/Q to Astoria Blvd)

Questions? Email


Share Menu - November 29, 2011

Hello members,

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This week's share menu is below. Please remember to bring bags.

Vegetable Share
- Lettuce
- daikon
- red lacinato kale
- pok choy
- radishes
- leeks

Please be aware that the fruit shares ended last week.

Thanks so much and Happy Eating.

Share Menu - Novembre 22, 2011

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving, Members,

Please bring your bags and your patience to this week's distro. There will be many items for members to pick up including herb share, veggies, fruit, CSA extras AND TURKEYS!!!

Vegetable Share
- Savory or sage
- scallions
- rutabagas
- siberian white kale
- purple mizuna
- tsa tsai

- TBD but probably pears and apples

Herb Share
- rosemary
- thyme

Happy Eating!

Recipes - Root Veggies and squash, new takes and twists just in time for your Holiday table.

Home and sick today, I took a little time to read some of my favorite food blogs. A little daydreaming for when I have the energy to do some "real cooking". I came across a gorgeous use for your beets:

Beet and Caramelized Onion Galette

Serves 4
1 recipe for savory tart dough (mine has hazelnuts in it)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 medium golden beets, peeled and thinly sliced (with a mandoline)
Fresh thyme leaves
Beet greens, optional

Share Menu - November 8, 2011

Hello Members,

We hope you all enjoy the share this week. There are some very exciting items to try! Please reference past articles/recipes posted on this blog for recipes for many of these items.

Vegetable Share
- garlic
- carrots
- winter radishes
- lettuces
- kohlrabi
- celery root
- red Russian kale


Herb Share
- chives
- winter savory