MCFC CSA 2014: Fresh Fridays!

Support your local farms and eat organic this summer: Join MCFC CSA Fresh Fridays!

Montclair Community Food Co-op CSA begins June 13th and runs until Nov 14th. Fresh, local organic produce will be conveniently delivered to Montclair every other Friday for you and your family. In addition to produce, egg and herbal shares available as add-ons. Here are the costs for the season:

$300 for 12 deliveries of fruit
$300 for 12 deliveries of vegetables
$103 for 24 dozen eggs
$210 for 6 deliveries herbal share
plus $40 support fee

Print out PDF form in BOX to right and mail in with check by June 4th to be included in the first delivery. Orders received after this date will be included in the next delivery. Pro-rated orders must be received by the FRIDAY before the next delivery in order to allow the farmers planning time.
Local honey also available for pre-order. See form in BOX.

Online registration through Brown Paper Tickets is now closed.

Order Bee My Honey Apiary Products!

is your local pollen supply getting low too?

is your local pollen supply getting low as well?

Order Bee My Honey Apiary products for delivery this Friday October 3rd.  Order information is in “Forms” Box on the blog.

Enjoy!

MCFC Fresh Fridays: September 19th 2014 Delivery #8

Welcome to the 8th delivery of the MCFC for 2014. The day couldn’t be more perfect for a CSA pickup.

A few things- we are short on volunteers today so there may not be anyone there when you arrive at The Montclair Historical Society.

  • Please make an extra effort to keep the area clean.
  • There were no eggs delivered.
  • There are extra hot peppers (red chilis, jalapenos and poblanos) available to take if you wish.
  • There were 12 extra orders of tomatoes for members who pre-ordered.
what's in the box?

what’s in the box?

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MCFC CSA 2014: Updates for Sept 19th delivery

The Clark house on the Montclair Historical Society property is currently going under renovation and construction crews will be on the premises Friday. Due to the location of the dumpster in the lot and the limited parking, we ask that members find on the street parking and walk up. Let us know if you need assistance and one of our volunteers will be happy to help.

MCFC CSA needs some assistance with disposing of boxes that cannot be returned to the farmer. Please take a few with you if you have space in your car.

Also, pick up the new issue of Fair Trade Project report with news about fair trade farming practicing around the globe. Available at the sign in table.

See you soon!

MCFC CSA 2014 Core Group

MCFC CSA 2014: Delivery 8 Reminder

MCFC CSA 2014: Delivery Reminder
This Friday is a CSA delivery.
See you between 12 pm & 6 pm at 108 Orange Road Montclair NJ.

  • Return your clean bin & bag.
  • Check off next to each item on sign-in sheet
  • Please take your garbage with you.

The selection and amount of produce in a weekly share varies by season, by the farmer’s crop plan, the different types of vegetables growing throughout the season, and by daily availability. Shares are typically larger in August than in June. One aspect of CSA is sharing the risk of farming; there is no guarantee of how large or varied the shares will be each week. Enjoy the diversity, the assortment and the varieties each delivery.

MCFC CSA: Tomato cases for sauce

I love you from my head to Tomatoes by Ashy designs

Lets do it again! Lets make sauce!
Hepworth Farms has tomato seconds available for saucing and canning.
$15 for a of about 20-25 lbs in a cardboard box. Variety of tomatoes cannot be guaranteed.

Reserve your order by Tuesday Sept 16 by 11 am for delivery Friday Sept 19 2014.

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Pepper recipes: Chermoula

“It’s a Pepperpalooza!” Sarah said after seeing the abidance of peppers in the bin!

One of the favorite pepper recipes of the core team is Chermoula, a tasty pepper marinade that can be eaten as a dip or used as a marinade for vegetables or chicken. Its great with roasted eggplant. Try it this weekend!  and make enough to share!

What to do with all those peppers?

IMG_6443First things first, did anyone else receive a bonus addition to their veggie box yesterday?  I was quite surprised to find this little guy hanging out on this gorgeous yellow pepper!

IMG_6469Second, what will you be doing with all of those peppers???  I cut up a bunch of peppers last night that were overly ripe or spotted and roasted them hoping I’d come up with a plan.  Looks like I am going to try a recipe for Muhammara today.  These are the ingredients that get whirred in a food processor to make a yummy dip.

Muhamarra recipe from 101 Cookbooks                    http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/muhammara-recipe.html

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 
flakes or 1 small red chile
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
, plus more to serve
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 to 3 roasted peppers
1/2 to 1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt

What are your plans for all of those peppers? Post your ideas below!