All posts by Emily Smith

Winter Market is Coming!

It’s time for our annual holiday market, and this year it kicks off the first day of Winter Shares!

The holiday market is a chance to showcase local vendors, while giving you an easy one-stop location for holiday shopping. This year we’re featuring nine local vendors, including handmade accessories, soap, yummy treats and more.

Come check it out December 13th from 5:00-8:00pm.

Nov 15th Pickup: Vegetables & Lewis Waite

Welcome to our last week of Summer Shares. We’ve had a great season–thanks to everyone who’s been a part of it! If you loved it this year, stay tuned with our blog, sign up for emails, or follow us on Facebook to find out when next year’s Summer Share signups open up.

Or keep the veggie train going all winter by signing up for a Winter Share: https://goo.gl/forms/6xdLZ4EnJVGQjfoc2 Options include root vegetables, frozen/canned vegetables, apples and cider. Check out more specifics about what’s available here.

Also, we are still currently looking for volunteer coordinators to join our core group! The CSA runs entirely on our collective (and completely volunteer) group efforts. If you are interested in an open position, please send us a message.


And now, on to the food this week–veggies and Lewis Waite orders will both be here. For complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

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

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!

Nov 8 Pickup: Vegetables & Fruit

We’re winding down our Summer/Fall pick-ups–this is our second to last one. And the Winter Share sign ups are ready to go! There will be root vegetables, frozen/canned vegetables, apples and cider. Check out more specifics about what’s available here.

Plus, don’t forget our first Sunnyside CSA Cook Off! Bring your favorite, sample-able dishes to share this Thursday at pick-up (drop-off starts at 4:30). Then, while you’re picking up your shares that evening, enjoy tastes from your fellow members and vote on your favorite! The winning entry gets a Sunnyside CSA goodie bag. ($5 suggested donation for tasters helps fund our Subsidy Program.) Email subsidy@sunnysidecsa.com with any questions or early drop-off.


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

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

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!

Winter Share Plans are Open

Who’s excited for Winter Shares?! Info below, and details for each share can be found on the Food We Offer page.

Sign up for all Winter Share options here: https://goo.gl/forms/6xdLZ4EnJVGQjfoc2

Payments for Winter Shares are due November 16th.


  • Root Vegetable Share 

    $116 total. Each delivery is 15+ lbs of in-season vegetables from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm.

  • Frozen Vegetable Share

    $137 total. Each delivery consists of 1 jar of shelf-stable tomato puree plus 6 separately packaged frozen items from The Farm Bridge Shares.

  • Apple Share

    $29 total. Each delivery is 4 lbs of apples from Briermere Farms.

  • Cider Share

    $23 total. Each delivery is ½ gallon fresh-pressed apple cider from Briermere Farms.

The Sunnyside CSA Cook Off

It’s time to rev up that competitive cooking spirit, and warm up your Thanksgiving munching skills–all for a good cause!

Next week at pick-up you’ll have the chance to enter your dish, and vote on others + our annual Turkey Raffle is under way… All to raise money for the subsidy program. See the flyers below for details.

(If you’d like to donate to the subsidy program, but can’t participate in these events, email subsidy@sunnysidecsa.com.)

Nov 1 Pickup: Veg, Fruit, Special Shares & Lewis Waite

Happy Hallow’s Eve everyone! This week’s pickup kicks off the month, which means it’s the one where everyone has something to come get. If you haven’t already placed your Lewis Waite order, there’s still time! Click here to see what’s locally available this week.

Also look out for more info about the Winter Share sign-ups coming soon!

And our first Sunnyside CSA Cook Off is coming up! Bring your favorite, sample-able dishes to share at pick-up (drop-off starts at 4:30). Then, while you’re picking up your shares that evening, enjoy tastes from your fellow members and vote on your favorite! The winning entry gets a Sunnyside CSA goodie bag. ($5 suggested donation for tasters helps fund our Subsidy Program.) Email subsidy@sunnysidecsa.com with any questions or early drop-off.


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

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

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!

Oct 25th Pickup – Fruits and Vegetables

Are you all veggied out, or are you thirsty for more?

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

Get more details about what’s in the box this week with Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. Items below are subject to change.

Also look out for our Winter Sign-ups coming soon!

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FRUIT:

Red Delicious & Winesap Apples

VEGETABLES:

Sweet Potatoes – Freshly dug and more to come!  Remember that sweet potatoes need to stay above 50 degrees or they will get cold damage. Store in a cool spot. Use within 3 days.

Collards – Collards are very similar to kale and can be used interchangeably in recipes as long as you give it a little more time to cook. Store airtight in the fridge. Use in 3 days.

Sugarloaf Chicory – Wonderful paired with sharp cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a salad. Store airtight in the fridge. Use in 5 days.

Japanese Salad Turnips – These are wonderful when roasted together with the radishes. Store airtight in the fridge. Use in 5 days.

Red Radishes – Try roasting these! They’re delicious (and beautiful) when roasted in the oven. Store airtight in the fridge, separate roots and greens. Use in 3 days.

Parsley – Adds bright flavor to dishes.  Also freezes very well. Store airtight in the fridge. Use in 5 days.

Red Potatoes – These are a waxy, red-fleshed variety.  Excellent for roasted potatoes. Store in a cool, dark place. Use in 10 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!

Oct 18th Pickup: Veg, Fruit & Lewis Waite

Are we into sweater weather yet? Because these CSA vegetables seem to be telling us it’s autumn time.

Check out what’s in the box this week with Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Or, have a look at the local foods you could be getting at this week’s Lewis Waite pickup if you order on their site before Wednesday at 9am.

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

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!

Visit Golden Earthworm This Sunday

Hey CSAers! It’s your friendly reminder that tomorrow is the members-only day to visit the farm where all our delicious vegetables come from.

If you didn’t receive the email, details are below:

CSA HARVEST FESTIVAL 2018!

WEATHER UPDATE: Perfect fall weather – cool, crisp & sunny!  Wear a light jacket and rain boots!

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th from 11am-3pm

This is a private event open to all current CSA Members
and their guests only
.  No RSVP needed.
  FREE!

AVOID THE TRAFFIC!  
Plan on arriving at the farm at 11am when we open.
The traffic (heading east) on the North Fork is crazy if you plan on arriving in the early afternoon.  Heading home (west) should be fine.

What to bring?
Please 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 Demos
11:30amAlexa Weitzman of Sustainable Pantry
1:30pm – Chef Robbi King

Kids Activities
Storytelling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Face Painting

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

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
We’re looking for a few folks to volunteer for two jobs – Parking & Traffic Coordinator and Welcome Table Attendants.
The time slots are 10:45am-12:45pm or 12:45pm-2:45pm.
Please e-mail us if you’re interested in helping out!  Thank you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at info@goldenearthworm.com or reply to this e-mail.

We hope to see you there!

– Maggie, Farmer Matt & the crew

Oct 4 Pickup: Veg, Fruit, Special Shares & Lewis Waite

There’s no denying it now, we’re squarely into October, and fall foods! Don’t forget to pick up your special shares and Lewis Waite orders as well.

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 Empire and Gala apples.

Japanese Salad Turnips – Don’t forget to eat the greens AND the roots. Separate the greens from the roots before storing. Store in an airtight storage in the fridge. Use in 3 days.

Bok Choi – A member favorite, year after year. Store in an airtight storage in the fridge. Use in 3 days.

Red Radishes – Radishes are spicy when they grow in hot weather. These are mellowing out, but there are some spicy ones in there. Delicious roasted. Separate the greens from the roots before storing (leaves can be eaten). Store in an airtight storage in the fridge. Use in 3 days.

Collards – A southern green that works well in many kale recipes.  Just remember that collards need to be cooked long enough so that they become tender. Store in an airtight storage in the fridge. Use in 5 days.

Napa Cabbage – This cabbage variety has a great crunch and the frilly leaves are tender.  Makes great salads or stir-fries. Store in an airtight storage in the fridge. Use in 10 days.

Acorn Squash – Another round of these yummy squash from our organic farm partner in Mass. Store on the counter. Use in 5 days.

Butternut Squash – Also from our farming partner up north. Store on the counter. Use in 5 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!