February 10th Share


Please see below for the share list for today. Please note that the eggs and granola did not get packed. Information in the form of a post on the blog and/or email to members will follow in the next few days. Thank you for your patience.

In any case, it is another great month of tasty items from the farm! Happy eating!


Share for January 13th


Good afternoon, everyone! The January share will be available this evening at our new pick-up spot, Fresh Start and is as follows:


2 lbs of regular potatoes
2 lbs carrots
.5 lbs garlic
2 lbs turnips
2 lbs onions
1 large yogurt
1 lb parsnip
1 lb fingerling potatoes
1 doz eggs
1 jam
1 milk

First Winter Share - December


Our first share came on Tuesday of this past week and while it is amazingly large, I already have found use for most of it in our holiday celebration meals.

The Omnivore Share:
- 1/2 chicken
- 1 jar of pickled beets
- 1 dozen eggs
- 2.5 pds. of carrots
- .33 pds of garlic
- 1.5 pds. onions
- 2.25 pds. of potatoes
- .75 pds of greens
- 1 head of green cabbage
- 1 winter squash

Our new location is a Fresh Start


We're pleased to announce that we have found another location for our distributions, now that the late, great Freeze Peach has closed. For at least the Winter 2008-2009 season (winter shares, meat and dairy), we will be at the Fresh Start health food store, located at 29-13 23rd Ave. This location is even closer to the subway than the Peach was. The management of the store has very kindly offered to let us use their covered back patio area.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm


November is here and our harvesting continues.  Our fall greens - tatsois, pak chois, broccoli raabs, and arugula all are thriving in the cold temperatures.  Our problems with our tomatoes and peppers seem only a distant memory as we begin picking broccolis and cauliflowers.  Lettuces, leeks, celery root, and jerusalem artichoks, thyme, rosemary, and sage are all doing well and will be brought in over the next several weeks.  Winter radishes - china white, china rose, isato rose, black spanish, and japenese daikons will be brought in also - these are delicious grated up and added to salads,

Beets, the Red-Headed Step-Spinach


In June of this year a top 11 list appeared in the New York Times titled "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating". Guess which food was number one! Honestly, I think a lot of people aren't eating them because they imagine that there is a lot of effort involved or they have had them prepared in a way that is unappealing to them. Maybe you had them too sweet or perhaps yours (or, dare I say, Grandma's?) lacked savory flair.

News from Hellgate CSA


Dear Hellgate CSA Member:

Can you believe we only have five more weeks of the CSA?  Crazy that it's almost over!  I think it's amazing that we are still getting string beans, which I always associate with summer.  To counter that, beets are on the menu this week.  Look for a separate "special report on beets" post  with recipes and storage tips. 


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