CSA Harvest Festival is this weekend!

Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival is this Sunday, October 20th. Visit the farm, and enjoy fun events for members only (and their guests). This is a FREE event, with no RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy!

Take a walk around the farm fields and see where (and how) we grow your food, chat with your farmers, relax and picnic on the lawn with your family, watch a cooking demonstration and see the tractors in action, let the kids enjoy some fun farm activities and just breathe… Find more info here.

This event is held at the farm in Riverhead.
652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead

View directions to the farm here.

Hey look, we’re on Instagram!

Our Instagram is back up and running! Follow us there for day-of pickup reminders, event info, recipe tips and more. Tag us with @sunnysidecsa or #sunnysidecsa to share your weekly food pics.

We’re also looking into how to better communicate with all of our members and community friends. If you have any ideas of what info you’d like to see on social media, on the website, or in our emails–or where the best place to communicate with you is, please feel free to let us know! (Or if you’re a social media guru looking for some quality volunteer hours…)

Either send us a note here, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram: @sunnysideCSA.

As a reminder, you can also always find the full pickup info on Golden Earthworm’s blog, or by joining their weekly email newsletter.

Visit Golden Earthworm Farm on Oct 20th

Golden Earthworm’s CSA Harvest Festival is coming soon, and it will be filled with a lot of fun events for members only (and their guests). This is a FREE event, with no RSVP needed. Just show up and enjoy! View directions to the farm here.

Here is info from the farm:

What to Bring
A picnic lunch and lawn chairs or a blanket.
Wear sturdy shoes for walking around the farm! Strollers are welcome, but please leave your pets at home. (Per food safety regulations.)

Ongoing Activities
Walking Tours
Tractor Demonstrations
Live Music
Farmstand Open

Cooking Demo – 11:00am
Emilie Raffa of The Clever Carrot

Kids Activities
Storytelling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Face Painting
Gifts from the Earth – 1:00pm

Food
Please bring your own picnic lunch!  
We will have a limited supply of tamales and baked goods for sale as well.

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.

 

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