THE BEET: Volume 14, Issue 20

In This Week's BEET:

  1. Winter Share Information
  2. Halloween Pick-Up
  3. Fall Related going's on around town

Pick up today: 5pm - 7:30pm at PS 56 on the corner of Gates and Downing


Hello Everyone,

Our last distribution is only a few weeks a way- November 5th.  Please stay tuned for our CSA survey; your opinions and suggestions are important to us, and help us make the CSA better.  Coming shortly we will have the information on next year's season, and below is the sign up for the winter share.

Windflower Farm's 2015-2016 Winter Share

Want to keep getting delicious organic veggies from Ted this winter?  You can!  Windflower Farm offers a less frequent winter share.  It is 4 pick-ups (once a month).  Each share includes 2 lbs of organic greens, 8-10 lbs of storage/root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, and 4-6 lbs of fruit or home made preserves.  An egg share is also available.

The pick up site is 35 Irving Place (2:30-4pm)

Total Cost - $178 (or $44.50 per pick up)

Pick up Dates (Saturdays):

  • November 21
  • December 19
  • January 9
  • February 6

Please sign up here by NOVEMBER 5TH.

Halloween Week at CHCSA

Our 2nd to last pick up falls on October 29th- just 2 days before Halloween!  We would like to encourage your youngsters to come to the pick up and show off their costumes!  There will be a few activities and treats to share to help get everyone in the Halloween Spirit.

Fall Events Around Town

The New York Botanical Garden is has a few Fall events coming up that you should check out: 

Pumpking Carving - October 24 & 25 from 10AM - 6pm

and, as part of the Frida Khalo exhibit (which, if you haven't seen, you should go before it closes at the end of this month!) DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Parade and Festivities the last 2 weekends in October.

For more info on both events click here.

Apple Picking

Want to go?  it's fun, whether it's you, you & friends, or you & family & everyone you know.  Time Out put together a great list of places near NYC.  Click here.  I went a few weekends ago, and in addition to picking enough apples to fill a small children's pool, I also played apple baseball.  Hitting the home run is supremely satisfying. 

A Farm just outside the city:  Stone Barns

Dan Barber is one of my favorite chefs- because he is both a chef and a farmer- he was one of the first chefs to open a high end restaurant in NYC that had a changing daily menu based on what his farm, Stone Barns, was producing.  His farm is not far from the city, (easily accessible by Metro North) and it's a real treat to see in action.  They also have a delicious casual cafe for everyone, and of course- for something special- the restaurant at Stone Barns.

Check out the farm events here.

And if you don't know Dan Barber- check him out on one of my favorite Ted Talks.  

DAN BARBER: How I fell in Love with a fish