THE BEET: Volume 15, Issue 12


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

This Week's Share

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Corn
  • Carrots
  • Squashes or Melons
  • Peppers or Eggplants
  • Edamame

It's Not too late!

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 Fresh Tomato Risotto

Fresh Tomato Risotto

Recipes & Ideas

Tomato Season is here!  

Earlier this week I made fresh tomato risotto, which, if you haven't tried- I would highly recommend.  The Kitchn has a great recipe here.  They also have a article on 11 easy 3 ingredient tomato salads, which I love.  All of them would make great side dishes for a week night meal.

I would also highly recommend this amazing roasted tomato pesto form Oh She Glows. . IF you're ready to turn the oven on.  The heat has broken, so it's not as crippling as it was last week, and this dish is highly satisfying.  Another great thing to do with the oven- is to make baked tomato and eggs for breakfast.  It's especially luxurious for weekend brunch, and goes well with mimosas.  This recipe uses cherry tomatoes- but I have also done it with chopped Romas or Heirlooms.  If using those- I would recommend pre-baking to tomatoes until some of their juice has evaporated off, before adding the eggs.

Serious Eats published this interesting article about Tomato Storage.  It recommends that if you're going to eat your peak-season tomatoes within 24 hours, to leave on the counter- BUT if you're not going to use them for a few days, to put them in the refrigerator.  

In Town, This Weekend

For everyone that's un-able to goto our beautiful farm this weekend, here's a few things that are happening around Brooklyn & Western Long Island this weekend.

Saturday :: in Greenpoint :: ESME is hosting a Mezcal and BBQ Bonanza Event.  Admission is free and there will be delicious treats and drinks for all to sample from 1pm to 6pm.

Saturday  ::  North Williamsburg :: HANGRY GARDEN MARKET :: It's an unconventional food market!  Check out new food trucks, play games like shuffle board, and enjoy their ever-changing art installations. 

Saturday  :: The Navy Yard  :: Local Whisky Tour!  Did you know that delicious Whisky is being made in the Brooklyn Navy Yard?  Tour the Kings County Distillery facility & get a history lesson about all the illegal past whisky making that used to happen in the Navy Yard at the turn of the 19th century.

Saturday :: West Sayville NY :: Sea food festival from 10am - 7pm.  About an hour east on Long Island, get your seafood fix!