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June 21st Pickup: Vegetables

Still going strong with the salads, but there’s quite a bit of other veggies in the mix this time. All vegetables this week should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Here’s what’s in the box for June 21st:


Baby Arugula – Super baby size, best eaten raw. Use within 3 days.


Escarole – This lettuce-looking green is best eaten two ways: cook the outer leaves, eat the inner ones raw. Use within 5 days.


Collards – These are great as wraps–you can blanch ahead of time and store in the fridge so they’re ready to go. Use within 5 days.


Red Beets – Another two-for-one…the greens can be cooked and eaten like spinach, the roots are sweet and tender this time of year for cooking or eating raw. Use within 5 days.


Cilantro – Get ready for pesto time! Use within 5 days.


Japanese Salad Turnips – These roots don’t need to be peeled, and can be eaten raw or cooked. The tops can also be wilted and eaten like spinach. Use within 5 days.


Bok Choi OR Spinach – Whichever one you didn’t receive before, you should be getting this week! 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!

June 14th Pickup: Veg + Special Shares

There’s a lot going on for this week’s pick-up; vegetables, beer, kombucha and fish special shares will be there. Plus we have Lewis Waite orders too! (Lewis Waite can be ordered a la carte at anytime through the season–so if you are feeling a little FOMO looking at everyone picking up their yummy food tomorrow, check out their site. It’s all from local farms, delivered twice a month.)

All vegetables this week should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Here’s what’s in the box for June 14th:


Arugula – Delicious eaten in salads or cooked/wilted. Use within 3 days.


Red Radishes – Try out a new way to eat–they’re good roasted, in soups, drizzled with dressing, stir fry… Use within a week.


Mustard Mix – A second batch of this crowd favorite. Use within 5 days.


Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Thanks to the cooler weather, this leafy green is still going. Use within a week.


Toscano Kale or Bunching Broccoli – These are in rotation, so it’s a surprise what you’ll get! Bunching broccoli is new this year–a cross between regular broccoli and broccoli raab. Use within a week.


Garlic Scapes – These are only available for a few weeks in June. Remove the head and eat the rest, anywhere you’d use normal garlic, or chopped into salads. 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!

We’ve got fish again!

There were some things to work out to ensure we had great fish from excellent sources for this year’s fish share–and now it’s ready!

To simplify some of the process between consumer and farm, Lewis Waite will be handling the fish share ordering and payment through their website. But not to fret, pickups will still be coordinated through the Sunnyside CSA, which means you’ll be able to pick up your monthly fish share at the same time as other special shares. See our Calendar Page for pickup details. (FIRST SPECIAL SHARE PICKUP IS NEXT THURSDAY, YAY!)

Steps for signing up for a fish share:

  1. Log in (or create an account) at csalewiswaitefarm.com
  2. Click “Shop by Product” and type “fish share” in the search bar
  3. Choose a fish share to see details (3 or 6 months are available)
  4. Click “Add to Cart,” then “View Cart” to complete your order
  5. Your order confirmation and invoice will be sent via email
  6. Payment can be made through PayPal, in person at pickup, or via check, mailed to: Lewis Waite Farm, 135 Lewis Hill Lane, Greenwich, NY 12834 (Please make a note that you are paying for a Sunnyside CSA Fish Share if you choose to mail a check)

If you have any questions about the ordering process, our CSA expert, Victoria can help you out! Email her at: special_products@sunnysidecsa.com

PS: If you happened to browse around the Lewis Waite site for their other amazing offerings, those are delivered every other week at the same time as the vegetable shares (next delivery is June 14th). It’s a great way to access dairy, meat, bread and other yummy items from local farms!

Veggie Pickup – June 7th

Did everyone enjoy their week of healthy salads? We’ve got more yummy greens for you this week! All vegetables this week should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Here’s what’s in the box for tomorrow, June 7th:

 


Bok Choi – Eat the whole thing, leaves and stems. Use within a week.


Toscano Kale – Great in soups or cut into ribbons and steamed. Use within a week.


Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Thanks to the cooler weather, this leafy green is still going. Use within a week.


Bunched Red Kale – A bonus second round of this variety as well. Use within a week.


Collards – The new cool thing in greens, these hold their flavor well and can be substituted in most kale recipes. 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!

IT’S HERE! 1st Veggie pickup – May 31

Hello and welcome to the official start of the 2018 Summer Season!

For the newbies: We’ll be posting here each week to remind you about pickups, and give you a quick rundown of what’s in the veggie box. These posts will also be on our Facebook page, if you want to follow along there or ask any questions. For more detailed descriptions, and recipe ideas, be sure to sign up for the Golden Earthworm email newsletter. Or follow Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for recipes and ideas from all their CSA members.

All pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change.

If you still need to sign up for your volunteer spots, check our volunteer page for what’s still available.

Here’s the list of what we’re getting tomorrow. All items stored in the fridge should be in an airtight plastic bag (see this week’s newsletter for more details).


Mustard Greens Salad Mix Featuring 11 different varieties! Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Boston Lettuce – Also known as butter or bib lettuce, it has soft leaves that are best with light dressings. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Red or Green Curly Leaf Lettuce – Another tender early-season variety. Use within a week.


Bunched Red Kale – Remove the stems and use in soup, they’re pretty tough for eating raw or steaming. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


French Breakfast Radishes– Try the radish with butter and salt–and you can cook the green tops! Store in the fridge after separating roots from stems. Use within 5 days.

Winter Share Pickup – March 8

Tomorrow is the final winter share pickup–5pm-8pm, at Sunnyside Community Services.

Last chance for these yummy winter veggies (then we look forward to summer shares!):

Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage.


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.

Winter Share Pickup – Feb 8

It’s time for another winter share pickup–5pm-8pm, at Sunnyside Community Services.

As a reminder, here are the items typically in the box (they may vary due to availability):

Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage.


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.

Winter Share Pickup – Jan 11

Here’s your friendly reminder that winter share pickups are tomorrow–5pm-8pm, at Sunnyside Community Services.

For winter, the boxes have fairly consistent items, although they may vary slightly due to availability. As a reminder, here are the items typically in the box:

Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage.


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.