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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.

Last pick-up & last days to register!

This is the last week for Summer Shares! But not to worry, you can still sign up for Winter Shares until THIS FRIDAY–options for fresh winter crops and preserved summer goodies.

Today is also the last day to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market, held Dec. 14.

And don’t forget the 50/50 raffle is still going. Proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program. We’re currently around $500, which means you’d get half of that if you win!!

And, here’s what’s in our last box for November 16th. Pickup at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

Fruit shares this week are bosc pears + jonagold and granny smith apples.

Veggies are below:


Sweet Potatoes2.5 lbs of various sizes! Store in a cool, dry spot–not the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Carrots – A big bag to preview some of the sweet winter veggies. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Rutabaga – Another round of these slightly sweet, tasty root vegetables. Store in the fridge Use within 5 days.


Butternut Squash Try it mashed–it may be your new holiday favorite. Store on the counter Use within 10 days.


Collards – A yummy holiday traditional dish in the South. Store in the fridge. Use within a week. 


Leeks – It’s the last round for this great vegetable. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Watermelon Radish – If you haven’t tried this variety before–you’re in for a treat! These are great raw or cooked. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days. 


Red Kale – A great, versatile variety. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Parsley – Perfect to add a little fresh flavor for you holiday dishes. Store in the fridge. Use within a week


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.

Nov 9 pickup: veggie, fruit, fish, beer, kombucha, soap & Lewis Waite

A few quick CSA reminders:

  1. Click here for Winter Sign-ups. Deadline is Nov 17.
  2. Buy your 50/50 raffle tickets at pickup–proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program.
  3. Register online to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market, held Dec. 14. One week left–registration ends Nov 15!

And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, November 9th, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are fuji and jonagold apples.

Veggies are below (all vegetables this week except the potatoes are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge).

DON’T FORGET, this week is a special products pick-up too! This includes fish, beer, kombucha, soap and Lewis Waite orders.


Fennel It’s back again! If you need recipe ideas, a comment feed just started on the Golden Earthworm Facebook page. Use within 5 days.


Carrots – Sweet, crunchy carrots of the Mokum variety. Use within a week.


Rutabaga – A winter favorite. These are great as fries or mashed like potatoes. Use within 5 days.


Cabbage It’s a cabbage surprise this week–different varieties depending on pick-up location. Use within 5 days.


Baby Red Kale – Some say take the stem off for salad, others say leave it be. Use within 3 days.


Swiss Chard – Great in stews to keep you warm on chilly days. Use within 3 days. 


White Potatoes – Great in stews to keep you warm on chilly days. Store in a cold, dark and dry 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.

Nov 2: Veg, Fruit, & Winter Sign-ups

A few quick CSA reminders:

  1. Click here for Winter Sign-ups. Deadline is Nov 17.
  2. Buy your 50/50 raffle tickets at pickup–proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program.
  3. Register online to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market.
    (Find out more info about these in the links, or from last week’s post.) 

    And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, November 2nd, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are a bag of bosc pears and mutsu apples.

    Veggies are below (all vegetables this week are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge):


    Radiccio A pretty purple addition for this week–similar to last week’s chicory in flavor. Use within 5 days.


    Leeks – Need another leek recipe? Check out Golden Earthworm’s Facebook page! Use within a week.


    Kohlrabi – A nutty-flavored bulb that’s good raw or cooked. Use within 5 days.


    Savoy Cabbage A frilly cabbage that works great cooked or in salads. Use within 5 days.


    Toscano Kale – Here for another week to ensure you’re getting your greens in! Use within 5 days.


    Parsley – Bring on the plethora of vitamins!! 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.