Fruit Shares are Coming

If you have signed up for a summer fruit share, it’s almost time to enjoy the delicious harvest!

Fruit Share pick-ups will begin August 8th. 

As a reminder, fruit shares will be delivered weekly, and are subject to the same time, location and rules of the other pick-ups (fruit not picked up at the end of the night will be donated to SCS).

If you have not yet signed up for your volunteer hours, please do so now. 

For more info about the weekly vegetable and fruit shares, follow Golden Earthworm’s Weekly Newsletter.

Pick-up June 20th: Vegetables

Yay for leafy greens tomorrow!

Get excited for this next box of veggies, ready and waiting for you from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services. Remember if you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so.

Here’s the vegetables for tomorrow. (Unless noted, store in an airtight container in the fridge.)

Spinach –  Try them sautéed with a little butter, salt and pepper. Use within 4 days.

Collards – If you’re not into cooking these, try them in place of a traditional lettuce wrap. Use within 5 days.

Cilantro – To keep it from drooping, try standing them up in a container with water, like you would flowers. Use within 3 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – This is our last week before moving to romaine–this week coming in red and green! Use within a week.

Red Radishes – If they’re too spicy raw, try roasting them. Use within 5 days, with tops separated from root.

Japanese Salad Turnips – Delicious raw, and no need to peel–try dipped in hummus or with a little salt. The greens can be roasted. Use within 5 days, with tops separated from root.

As a reminder:

  • Any items not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)

Pick-up June 13th: Veg, Special Shares & Lewis Waite

Tomorrow is our first week of special shares and Lewis Waite for the season! And we’re one week in on vegetable shares. Thanks to everyone who came and helped out last week, and worked with us through our first-week glitches. 🙂

As a reminder:

  • Pickups are Thursdays at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.
  • Any items not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)
  • All vegetables, all season long, should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (unless otherwise noted below).
  • If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so now! 

Here’s the vegetables for tomorrow:

Baby Arugula –  Be careful not to bruise the leaves–wash gently and dress lightly immediately before eating to avoid soggy greens. Use within 3 days.

Scallions – Great in stir-fry, scrambled eggs or sautéed with butter. Use within 5 days.

Garlic Scapes – Don’t eat the flower at the top, but the rest is delicious. Like asparagus and garlic had a baby. Use within 5 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Another week of this tender lettuce (next week will be the last for the season). Use within a week.

Toscano Kale – Also known as dinosaur or lacinato kale. They hold up well and are great for kale chips. Use within a week.

French Breakfast Radishes – Try the radish with butter and salt, cook the tops in a stir fry! Use within 5 days.

Bok Choi – The whole thing is edible – leaf and stem. Perfect braised, sautéed or gently steamed. Use within 5 days.

Pick-up June 6th – Veggies

Aaannndddd we’re off!! Who’s excited for their first box of the season? 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️ A few reminders since it’s the first delivery:

  • Pickups are Thursdays at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.
  • Any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)
  • All vegetables, all season long, should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (unless otherwise noted below).
  • If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so now! 

Here’s what’s in the box for July 6th:

Mustard Greens Salad Mix –  A mix of 11 different greens, hand selected by the Golden Earthworm farmer. Use within 5 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Use dressing lightly, these are soft, tender greens. Use within a week.

Bunched Red Kale – Kale Tip #1: remove the stem! Use in a soup if you want, but your salad will be much tastier without it. Use within a week.

French Breakfast Radishes – Try the radish with butter and salt, cook the tops in a stir fry! Use within 5 days.

Bok Choi – The whole thing is edible – leaf and stem. Perfect braised, sautéed or gently steamed. Use within 5 days.

 

Orientation Reminder – This Thursday

Drop by our Summer Season Q&A/Orientation this Thursday, May 30th from 6-8PM at Sunnyside Community Services. It’s your chance to come ask any questions about pick-ups, volunteering and events. Plus, we’ll have our new tote bags for sale! (Proceeds benefit the Subsidy Program.)

Vegetable pick-ups start the week after, on June 6th. Don’t forget to sign up for your volunteer shifts here (2 shifts per share). The Sunnyside CSA is 100% volunteer run–everyone doing their part to help is what keeps us going!

Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric from Pexels

Veggies are Coming!

Don’t forget: our Summer Season Q&A/Orientation is May 30th from 6-8PM at Sunnyside Community Services. It’s your chance to come ask any questions about pick-ups, volunteering and events. Plus, we’ll have our new tote bags for sale! (Proceeds benefit the Subsidy Program.)

Vegetable pick-ups start the week after, on June 6th.

Volunteer shifts are now open online! Remember, each share requires 2 volunteer shifts for the summer season. Sign-up early to save your spot. The Sunnyside CSA is 100% volunteer run–everyone doing their part to help is what keeps us going!

Important CSA Updates!

Lots of dates and great stuff to kick off our season this year! Please make note:

Vegetable start date has changed to June 6th. We’ve had a particularly rainy season so far, and shifting the start date allows for a stronger crop! The extra week share will be made up somewhere in the season, date TBD for now.

Share payments due May 13th. Payments and final numbers need to be sent to our vendors; please pay by Monday to secure your share.

Subsidy applications due May 17th. The CSA Subsidy program is amazing–it works out to roughly $12/week for vegetables, or $3.50/week for fruit. Click here to learn more.

2019 Summer Season Q&A is May 30th. Come to the Sunnyside Community Services (same place you pick up your veggies) for a Q&A with members of the core group. If your new to the CSA, you’ll learn all you need to know about pick-ups, volunteer hours, and CSA events. For returning members, come to brush up on how things run, ask anything that’s been on your mind, or share ideas!

Image credit: Photo by arj. on Unsplash

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