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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!

July 19th Pickup: Vegetables

Tasty veggies coming your way 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.

 


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 12th Pickup: Veg, Special Shares & 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. All vegetables need to be stored airtight in the fridge except the garlic.

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

Fresh Garlic – The skin is still fresh, so it’s a little harder to peel than you’re used to.  You can let it sit out on the counter (at room temperature) to dry, or you can use it fresh now. Use within a month.

Carrots – Freshly harvested, sweet and crisp!
Use in 5 days.

Cilantro – This just tastes like summer! Use in 5 days.

Zucchini – This first planting is yielding well—new harvests every single day to keep up with the plant’s fast production.  Use in 5 days.

Cucumbers – Crispy, juicy and sweet! Use in 5 days.

Green Romaine Lettuce  – A great hot weather loving lettuce! Use in 5 days.

Kohlrabi –  A super versatile veg, it’s great grilled. Use in 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 5th Pickup – Vegetables

Happy post July 4th everyone! Enjoy your veggies for this week. As usual, all need to be stored airtight in the fridge.

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

Fennel –  If you’re not already hooked on fennel, this could be your year! Find a new recipe, and try it cooked for a more mild flavor. Use within 5 days.  

Zucchini – Always delicious simply prepared by steaming until tender and serving with butter and salt & pepper. Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – A first harvest of this crop! Crispy, juicy and sweet. Use within 5 days.  

Red Kale – We are loving icy kale smoothies in this heat! Use within 5 days

Green Romaine Lettuce – Have you ever tried grilling lettuce?  This hearty Romaine is perfect for it. Use within 5 days.  

Radicchio – This is an Italian leaf chicory that is packed full of vitamins and nutrients.  It has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows when it’s grilled or roasted. Use within 5 days.  

Red Beets – Cook up the greens like spinach.  The beet roots are great raw if you grate them finely. Store the roots and leaves separately. Use within 5 days.  

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!