All posts by Emily Smith

Sept 20th Pickup: Veg, Fruit & Lewis Waite

We’re getting into the fall food season: acorn squash and more yummy items in the box. Plus this week is Lewis Waite pickups–if you haven’t ordered yet, check out what they offer!

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. They also have info up there about a special CSA day on their farm on Sunday, October 14th.

The list below is most of what will be in the box this week, but items are subject to change. Pickups are from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services this Thursday.


The fruit share this week includes Gala apples and nectarines.

For vegetables:

Baby Arugula – This is super baby sized, and appropriately tender–don’t overdress it. Store in a container in the fridge, use within 3 days.

Parsley – Soups just aren’t the same without chopped parsley, and if you don’t have plans for it this week, you can always freeze for later. Store in a container in the fridge, use within 3 days.

Green Cabbage – It’s a great time of year for stuffed cabbage recipes. Also great in soup, chopped in coleslaw salads or just eaten in wedges for snacks. Store in a container in the fridge, use within 10 days.

Acorn Squash – To allow some of their NY farmland a rest, Golden Earthworm is partnering with another Certified Organic producer in Massachusetts to bring us these lovely squash. Store on the counter, use within 5 days.

Red Tomato – Tomatoes are on the decline now, but you can expect to see them a few more times, so enjoy! Store on the counter, use when they are a deep red.

Romaine Lettuce – Crunchy and flavorful for salads. Store in a container in the fridge, use within 3 days.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Sept 13th Pickup: Vegetable & Fruit

How is everyone handling the rain? I say as long as it’s not 95 and humid, I’ll take it. You know what else I’ll take? More veggies from Golden Earthworm!

Come get yours (and fruit) from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services this Thursday.

First, a message from Golden Earthworm about vegetables this season: Please note that this week we have a limited harvest of crops due to the lag from wet weather this summer that kept us from getting our plantings in on time.  Please know that we have a lot of wonderful crops growing in the fields and they will be in your shares very soon!  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work with Mother Nature to feed you well! 

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. The list below is most of what will be in the box this week, but items are subject to change.


The fruit share this week includes Gala apples and Bartlett pears

For vegetables:

Red Tomatoes – These are ready to eat when deep red. Store on the counter, use when ripe.

Garlic – This has been waiting and drying since June, and now it’s ready! Store on the counter, use within 3 weeks.

Long Green Peppers – These are great in salads, stuffed or sautéed with onions. Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 5 days.

Swiss chard – Try them in chard frittatas, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 5 days.

Yukon Gold Potatoes – Waxy with yellow flesh. Perfect for salads and roasting. Store in a cool, dark spot. Use within 2 weeks

Romaine Lettuce – Crunchy and flavorful for summertime salads. Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 3 days.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Last Day for Lewis Waite 3-Month Fish Shares

Lewis Waite is offering a great deal–three months of white fish, all caught in our lovely East Coast waters.

Each share contains 3-4 lbs of fish (frozen in individual serving packs) and will be delivered monthly with the other special share pickups. Shares include two types of fish, a mixed variety of Hake, Haddock, Cod, Monkfish and Pollock.

If you like fresh, tasty fish, this is a great opportunity! Don’t miss out, sign up now through this link. Last day to sign up is today!

Sept 6th Pickup: It’s All Here!

It’s that time again–the week where everyone has something to pick up. Vegetables, fruit, Lewis Waite & special shares…they’ll all be anxiously waiting for you to come claim them, anytime from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. Items are subject to change.


The fruit share this week is peaches and nectarines.

For vegetables:

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes and Red Tomatoes – These are ready to eat when fully yellow or deep red, respectively. Store on the counter, use when ripe.

Parsley – Adds bright flavor to salads, soups and more! Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 5 days.

Long Green Peppers – These are great in salads, stuffed or sautéed with onions. Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 5 days.

Swiss chard – Try them in chard frittatas, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 5 days.

Red Beets OR Eggplant –  These two items are on rotation right now–surprise! Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 5 days.

Red Batavian Lettuce – Crunchy and flavorful for summertime salads. Store in an airtight storage in the refrigerator, use within 3 days.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Aug 30th Pickup: Vegetable & Fruit

Who is loving their fresh fruit and veggies through summer? Well, we’ve got another box coming up this week!

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. Items are subject to change.


The fruit share this week is apples and peaches.

For vegetables:

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Also known as tomato candy they’re so sweet! Store on the counter, use now.

Red Tomatoes – The secret to a good tomato is letting it ripen. Set these on your counter (in a dry spot) until the flesh turns a deep red all over. Do not refrigerate.

Parsley – Adds bright flavor to dishes.  Try a salsa verde to top fish, poultry or roasted veggies. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, use within 3 days.

Long Green Peppers – These are great in salads, stuffed or sautéed with onions. Some are harvested in their green stage, and others we leave on the plant until they turn red. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, use within 5 days.

Yellow Storage Onions – Our storage onions will last if you leave them on the counter in a dry spot, but they’re best when using them while they’re still juicy and fresh inside. Store on the counter, use within 5 days.

Yukon Gold Potatoes –  Waxy variety that holds up well when cooked. Store in a cool (not cold), dark place, use within 2 weeks.

Red Batavian Lettuce – Crunchy and flavorful for summertime salads. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, use within 3 days.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Aug 23rd Pickup: Veg, Fruit & Lewis Waite

It’s that time again–this week Lewis Waite will be there for pickup as well.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Also known as tomato candy they’re so sweet! Ready to eat when fully yellow! Storage on the counter, use now.

Red Tomatoes – The secret to a good tomato is letting it ripen (and not refrigerate). Storage on the counter, use when they are a deep red all over.

Kohlrabi – Crunchy and delicious in summer slaws and salads. Remember to peel and remove the skin. Storage in airtight storage in the refrigerator, use in 5 days.

Yellow Watermelon – First red, now yellow!  These are fragile, so please handle them carefully. Store in the fridge, use within 5 days.

Red Potatoes – There’s nothing better than freshly harvested potatoes–these are great in salads. Store in a cool (not cold), dark place, use within 2 weeks.

Mustard Mix – Remember these beautiful spicy greens from earlier in the season?  They’re back! Store in airtight storage in the refrigerator, use in 3 days.  


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Aug 16 Pickup: Veggies & Fruit (and Soap!)

Hello wonderful CSAers–we’ve got another delicious week of food for you coming up. Plus Backyard Bees soap shares will be there this week (there was a mixup with delivery last week).

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Baby Watermelon – Heads up that these babies are fragile! A cracked watermelon is usually still fine, as long as you get it into the fridge right away. Store in the fridge, use within 3 days.

Red Tomatoes – Let the tomatoes sit out on the counter until they reach a deep red color–then eat and enjoy! DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

Parsley – Make a parsley salsa verde with this bunch. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Cucumber – We are just about finished up with this cucumber planting! Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Green Batavian Lettuce – Batavian lettuce loves the summer heat! Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Sweet Corn – This planting has only yielded enough for a few ears per member. Spread the wealth by cutting them into a salad for all to enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 3 days.

Red Potatoes – Their water content is high so it takes less time for them to cook. Great in a potato salad. Store in a cool (not cold), dark place. Use within 2 weeks.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Aug 9 Pickup: Veg, Fruit, Lewis Waite & Special Shares

This week EVERYTHING is here for pick-up–including fruit! Don’t forget to check all your lists, and enjoy your food.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – These are the sweetest, most flavorful cherry tomatoes we can find. They are currently in rotation with baby watermelons–whichever you don’t get this week will come next week. Store on the counter. Use within 3 days.

Green Beans – We’re moving into the second green bean planting now, so these are fresh, crisp and sweet. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.  

Fennel – Summer fennel is here! Not a fennel lover yet? Try the caramelized fennel with goat cheese recipe before you give up completely. It’s a hit! Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Cucumber overload? Here’s 58 more ways to use them. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Red Batavian Lettuce – Batavian lettuce is loving this summer heat, and we’re loving our salads. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Red Long Onions –  These are delicious sliced and grilled and then served in salads or on sandwiches. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Aug 2nd Pickup: Veggies & Fruit

Happy August to you all, and we hope you’ve been enjoying new and tasty recipes with your food this season. And let’s get on to this week…

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. As usual, all need to be stored airtight in the fridge.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. All the veggies store in the fridge, everything except the green beans should be in an air-tight container.

Green Beans – For best flavor, steam them gently (2-3 minutes) until bright green but still a bit crunchy. Use within 3 days.

Zucchini – Breads, baked, grilled…even blended in a smoothie! Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Some more crunchy, fresh goodness for summer. Use within 5 days.

Sweet Corn – Don’t overcook this fresh corn, it cooks up quickly!  If you find an inch of earworm damage at the tip, that’s normal. If you find any more damage, contact Golden Earthworm for a replacement ear. Use within 5 days.

Swiss Chard  –  Swiss chard is one of the few cooking greens that grows well in the summer. Separate the roots from the greens before storing. Use within 5 days.

Green Romaine Lettuce – Romaine loves the summer heat! Use within 5 days.

Parsley –  If you think about parsley as a green, not just an herb, a whole new world will open up!  You can also wash the leaves and freeze it whole (no prep) in a glass container. Then pull out and use whenever you’d like. Use within 5 days.

Cippllini Onions OR Walla Walla Onions – The cipollini onions are small, the Walla Walla onions are large – both make wonderful roasted onion dishes or caramelized onions. Use within 5 days.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

July 26th Pickup: Vegetable & Lewis Waite

This week is a big pick-up week! Remember to get your special shares and/or Lewis Waite orders if you have them too.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. As usual, all need to be stored airtight in the fridge.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Green Beans – Crunchy and sweet! Store in the refrigerator. Use within 3 days.

Zucchini – The green squash game is going strong. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Who has tried these as a spa treatment? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Cipollini Onions – These are a wonderful sweet, milk onion. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Red Batavian Lettuce – This is a lettuce variety you won’t find in stores since it’s not commercially grown. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Kohlrabi –  Add to your coleslaw recipes, or try sliced and sprinkled with sea salt.  Just remember to peel it! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!