August Newsletter

WHAT’S HAPPENING …

It's been a very busy couple of weeks since our last newsletter that we almost missed this month's issue!  We are almost halfway thru our CSA Program and the fresh produce we've been providing has transitioned from the leafy spring greens to summer veggies--- eggplants, peppers and of course tomatoes!
We all know that nothing that can compare from a fresh organic tomato grown in Long Island or from your own garden.  Vine-riped on the plant and harvested on it's peak.  Our tomatoes seemed to have taken a long time to be ready but it was worth the wait.  It's starting to come in and soon we'll have plenty.  Tomatoes are widely known for its anti-oxidant = and phyto-nutrient content, lycopene and vitamin C are just a few.  Whatever variety, size or color they may be, we recommend that you always go for Certified Organically grown tomatoes to benefit from all the nutrients that a tomato provides without the harmful chemicals.  Enjoy the season of Long Island organic tomatoes starting now, but don’t forget to enjoy it throughout the winter as well.  Get on our list for tomatoes by the case so you can preserve it in jars or your freezer.  You can be confident that you have the best organic tomatoes for your sauce, soups, stews, and casseroles come winter time.  Click here to order…

On other news, besides our very busy harvesting days, there's other farm work that needs to get done and checked upon.... our potato plants that were doing good changed its course.  We started digging the potatoes from the ground before we lose the rest of it.  
It seems that this year is not a good year for our cucumbers and watermelons as well.  We apologize if you have received a bitter cucumber.  There were some cucumbers from our previous harvest that tasted a little bitter.  Most of what we have tasted were good until the last batch, we have encountered a bitter one that could have been due to stress from the beetles.  Our current cucumber planting still has not produced any fruit. Also, we lost a lot of melon plants, either from the rain that flooded the field or from a disease. Also, we recently discovered that the crows started pecking some of the melon fruits.

We're also battling with one of nature's critters, the groundhog.  Besides the ones running all over the field making damages, some started getting in our greenhouse where our fall transplants are waiting to be planted.   We never thought that the groundhogs will be able to climb the benches and start munching on their own version of microgreens.  The first transplants that they did damaged on seems to be doing well out in the field now.  Our next transplants were recuperating inside the greenhouse when the critters came back to eat it again before we were able to plant it out in the field.  

There's still going to be a constant battle with the groundhogs, the beetles, and the weeds.  We're trying our best and so far we're still being able to provide our CSA members and market communities with fresh and nutritious vegetables that are in-season.

National Farmer's Market Week

August 6 to 12 was dubbed as National Farmer's Market week.  We love our farm friends at our participating Farmer's Markets, but if you can't get to our participating markets, you can always order online and pick up at our farm, so that you won't miss having our fresh certified organic vegetables during the week.   Click here to see what's available each week.  
If you have taken any photo of our veggies, please do share on Instagram or Facebook and tag us #ilovemyorganicfarmer @naturalearthfarms #nationalfarmersmarketweek

CSA Waitlist

If you are not part of our currently running CSA program, you can join our waitlist for the next season.  Our current CSA members are guaranteed a spot for next season, and once a spot becomes available we start contacting the next in line on our waitlist.  So get your name on the list! Click here

We also ran a 4 week Fall CSA Program that you can pick-up at our farm in Calverton.  Please sign-up if you are interested to join so we can contact you once we open the application for the  2017 Fall CSA Program. Click here...  

OTHER NEWS:

Be part of our Harvest Crew!  If you live locally from our Calverton Farm, contact us for an opportunity to be part of our team.  This is a part-time job that starts immediately and goes till November.  Send us your resume with contact information and availability at farmer@naturalearthfarmsny.com

July Newsletter

What’s happening …

Our CSA harvest is in full swing and we are now going on our 3rd week. 
Our awesome members are loving the fresh produce they've been receiving from our farm each week, sharing creative recipes and meal ideas with us and they all look delicious! 

The work at the farm never stops.  We're still constantly sowing seeds for succession planting and for Fall crops.  We got alot of rain the past month that it's just recently that we've been running irrigation now that the summer heat is hitting.  There's lots of weeding to do in between the harvesting, but we try our best to do what we can each day.  We are thankful for our farm friends who volunteer their time when they can to come help us.  

Join our CSA waitlist

If you are not part of our currently running CSA program, you can join our waitlist for the next season.  Our current CSA members are guaranteed a spot for next season, and once we a spot becomes available we start contacting the next in line on our waitlist.  So get your name on the list! Click here...

We also ran a 4 week Fall CSA Program that you can pick-up at our farm in Calverton.  Please sign-up if you are interested to join so we can contact you once we open the application for the  2017 Fall CSA Program. Click here...

Summer Eating and Hydrating


During the summer season, everyone tends to make a quick and easy meals.  Because who wants to be cooking elaborate meals when it's hot outside?  But making simple dishes packed with nutrients is easier than it looks.  Just remember to make sure that there's always vegetables with your meals.  Make a salad, grill or roast your veggies, or quick steam them.  
Don't forget to hydrate!  Drink lots of water.  Convert half of your weight in ounces and that's your recommended minimum water intake should be in a day.  Put a slice of cucumber or lemon or any fruit you desire for fun and natural flavor.   Always on the go? Juice or blend your fruits and vegetables.  It's always better to consume your vegetable and fruit juice within a few hours after blending.   But if you're pressed for time, just prepare it the night before and put in your refrigerator, then you can take it on the go the following day.   

OTHER NEWS:

Don't fret if you were not able to join our 2017 Summer CSA Program,  you can Pre-Order our organic produce online for pick-up any day from Monday to Thursday or Saturdays. (click here)
Or find us at our local participating Farmer's Markets on Fridays and Sundays (click here)

Be part of our Harvest Crew!  If you live locally from our Calverton Farm, contact us for an opportunity to be part of our team.  This is a part-time job that starts immediately till November.  Send us your resume with contact information and availability at farmer@naturalearthfarmsny.com

HAPPY 4th of JULY to ALL!

CSA Harvest Starts

Attention CSA Members!  It's about time... Save the date!  We will start harvesting on June 17th for you CSA shares.  Please check your email inboxes for details and information on claiming your CSA shares.  

Please don't forget to join our exclusive CSA Member group page on Facebook where you can find recipe ideas and other tips about the fresh veggies you will be receiving from our farm.  The link to the Facebook page will be sent to you via email.. 

With the fresh certified organic produce you will receive from our farm and a good farmer-member communication, it will make the CSA experience great.  So please don't hesitate to contact us or send us an email about any CSA concerns.