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Membership for the 2015 season is closed

You can learn more about the Hellgate CSA by exploring our web site. 

  • What is the Lewis Waite farm, and why do I keep hearing about it?
    Find out here.
  • Why is the CSA called Hellgate?
    The answer to this very good question is here.    
  • These shares are so big and/or full of produce that I'm not familiar with--I have no idea what to do with this stuff!
    Visit our blog and get recipes weekly.
  • This Farmer Bill--he seems nice and knows everything about vegetables. I woud love to hear more from him.
    Okay, then, go here, and check back monthly for more updates from the Green Thumb farm.
  • I can't believe membership is closed! Is there anything I can do?
    Yes, there is! Sign up for the wait list and you'll probably hear from us next spring.
 
Happy summer!  

 

What is the Hellgate CSA?

Hellgate CSA is a community-supported agriculture program in the Ditmars area of Astoria. Learn more about us!

How can I join?

We open membership in the Spring, and memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up on our waitlist to be notified when a slot is available.

Latest Blog Posts

Notes from Green Thumb Farm: Early December ‘15

Our season is drawing to a close; As every year, some crops have done well and others were more challenging.  We try every year to bring a large diversity of fresh Organic, local produce to our members for our season - Running from early June through mid December.  Though we never have enough of some crops for for some members and too much of other crops for some members, we do the best we can over the season to bring in whats abundant at the time.

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Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

A nice, simple salad for your Thanksgiving table.

 

1 bunch of kale

2 cups large diced butternut squash

1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon curry powder

pinch of cayenne pepper

Kosher salt

½ cup pecans

 

For the Dressing

2 tablespoons tahini

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon kosher salt

 

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Oven-roasted fall veggies

If you're looking for a last-minute veggie side for Thanksgiving (or any day in the long winter months ahead), here's your go-to. Easy, uncomplicated and tasty.

 

5 Carrots, Peeled and Chopped

1 Large Yellow Onion, Sliced

3 Large Sweet Potatoes

1 c. Rutabaga, Peeled and Chopped small

2 c. Butternut Squash, Peeled, seeded and chopped small

2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Garlic Powder

¼ tsp. Ground Black Pepper

½ tsp. Paprika

½ tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Brown Sugar

 

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