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Veggies + Fruit + Special Shares! (Oct 12 pick-up)

Remember tomorrow is pick-ups for ALL SHARES–this includes beer, kombucha, fish and soap, along with the usual veggies and fruit. All pickups are October 12th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Also remember when you pick up you can enter the 50/50 raffle. This benefits our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares!

Fruit shares are a bag of bosc pears, and cortland & jonagold apples.

Veggies are listed below, all should be stored in the fridge:


Broccoli The more the merrier, right? Use within 5 days.


Romanesco Broccoli/Cauliflower Not a broccoli or a cauliflower, be very excited for this cool-looking veggie. It can be steamed, roasted or eaten raw. Use within 5 days.


Japanese Salad Turnips – Remember you can eat the greens on these too! Use within 5 days.


Long Green Peppers – We’re officially out of these as of this week. They can easily be frozen if you don’t want to eat them yet. Use within a week.


Toscano Kale – A great kale variety for soups. Use within a week.


Scallions – Do we smell more scallion pancakes in the future? Use within a week. 


Red Batavian Lettuce – Very beautiful and flavorful too. Use within a week.


Butternut Squash – There’s been issues with storage this season, so please don’t keep them on your counter. Store in the fridge. Use right away!!


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!

Veggies & Fruit – Oct 5

Here’s the list of what we’re getting tomorrow. All pickups are October 5th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Also remember when you pick up you can enter the 50/50 raffle. This benefits our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares!

Fruit shares are a bag of empire apples and bosc pears. Veggies are listed below:


Arugula This week is a larger share, so they’re bunched. Store in the fridge. Use now.


Green Cabbage – Because these grow so tight, they don’t really need to be washed inside–just peel the leaves until it’s clean. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Red Tomatoes – These beefsteak variety will be coming to an end soon, savor them! Store on the counter. Use now.


Cauliflower Did you know cauliflower stays white because their leaves shade them from the sun? Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Broccoli – A sure sign that fall is here! Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days.


Red Beets – A yummy earthy treat. You can saute the whole plant. Store in the fridge. Use the greens in 3 days, the root within a week. 


Mustard Mix – A peppery green to spice up your salad. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Collards – Best cooked, or used as a wrap. Store in the fridge.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. 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!

Veggies & Fruit for Sept 28

Hello and here’s what’s in the veggie box today! (Fruit shares are a bag of gala/cortland apples and seckel pears.) All pickups are September 28th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Arugula These leaves are tender, and it’s advised to wash and eat right away. Use now.


Bok Choi – This is a great favorite, and unlike most of the other greens, it should be stored on the counter. Use within a week.


Japanese Salad Turnips – You can eat both the tops and roots of these. Our favorite is to saute the tops and eat the bottoms raw. Use within a week.


Cauliflower Did you know cauliflower stays white because their leaves shade them from the sun? Use within a week.


Red, Yellow or Green Peppers – We’ve been patiently waiting for our peppers to change color–and now they’re ready! Use within 5 days.


Plum Tomatoes – These are the last of the season, so sad to see them go. Use now.


Collards or Napa Cabbage – These are in rotation, happy box surprise! Use within 5 days.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. 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!

Veggies, Fruit & Everything Else! (Sept 14th)

Tomorrow we’ve got vegetable shares, fruit shares (apples and pears this week), and all of our special shares too–kombucha, beer, soap and fish. Don’t forget which shares you need to pick up!

All pickups are September 14th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Acorn Squash – Cook it, eat it, love it–just don’t leave it on your porch as a decoration or you’ll be missing out. Store on the counter. Use within a week.


Cherry & Red Tomatoes – Tomato season has a few more weeks left, so we’ll be rotating these two types until their gone. Store on the counter. Use now.


Leeks – They look like big scallions, and you can eat both the white and green parts. Refrigerate. Use within a week.


Romaine Lettuce – You know what to do with this one. Refrigerate. Use within 5 days.


Cilantro Good in everything from salsa to soups. Refrigerate. Use within 3 days.


Green Long Peppers – Great in stir-fry, and they can freeze easily. Refrigerate. Use within a week.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Refrigerate. 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!

Veggies and Fruit for Sept 7

Happy back to school week–we’re rewarding you with delicious veggies (and more nectarines and peaches for fruit share members)!

All pickups are September 7th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Great for snacking and salads. Store on the counter. Use now.


Zucchini It’s still going strong, but any day now we’ll have to say good-bye. Use within a week.


Purple Potatoes – Great for salads or roasting. Use within a week.


Swiss Chard – This may be the last for the summer. Use within a week.


Green Beans Something new for your boxes this week, enjoy them steamed with butter and salt. Use within a week.


Scallions – Have you been missing these the last couple weeks? They’re back! Use within a week.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Use within a week.


Peppers (in rotation) – For all you eggplant-less friends, dip these not-hot peppers into some hummus while thinking of future eggplant recipes. 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!

Veggies and Fruit for Aug 31

Tomatoes, glorious tomatoes! Two types this week (plus nectarines and peaches for fruit share members–let them ripen outside the bag, please.)

All pickups are August 31st at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Red Tomatoes – Another week of delicious beefsteak tomatoes. Store on the counter. Use now.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes & Blush Cocktail Tomatoes – Great for snacking and salads. Store on the counter. Use now.


Zucchini We’re on to the last planting of these, so enjoy the final harvest. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Peppers – These green frying peppers are not spicy. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Nicola Potatoes – A nice, waxy variety–great for salads or roasting. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Onions These can last up to three weeks in a cool, dark place–but it’s recommended to eat them sooner. Use within a week.


Red Batavian Lettuce – More yummy summer lettuce.  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!

Veggies & Fruit for Aug 24

Have you ever seen an orange watermelon? Get ready, it’s in your veggie share tomorrow. (And another bag of peaches and apples for the fruit shares–let them ripen outside the bag, please.)

All pickups are August 24th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Orange Watermelon – Give it a try and see how it compares to last week! Store in the fridge. Use now.


Red Tomatoes – This week is beefsteak tomatoes that have been growing since May. Golden Earthworm sent an email how to know when they’re ripe. Store on the counter. Use now.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Great for snacking and salads. Store on the counter. Use now.


Zucchini We’re on to the last planting of these, so enjoy the final harvest. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Peppers – These green frying peppers are not spicy. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Swiss Chard – This summer green is back and ready to be pan-fried. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days.


Cabbage One more week of cabbage this summer. Store in the fridge. Use within a week, but if you wrap it well it can last for longer.


Red Batavian Lettuce – Lots of greens this week! 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!

Veggies & Fruit for Aug 17th

You get a watermelon! And you get a watermelon! Watermelons for everyone! (Plus the fruit shares get a bag of peaches and apples–be sure to take them out of the bag when you get home.)

All pickups are August 17th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Watermelon – Two for each share. They have seeds, and they are grown more for flavor than transportation, so be gentle to avoid cracks. Store in your fridge. Use now.


Yukon Potatoes – These ones are great for potato salad. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Zucchini More zucchini, so yum! If it’s getting too much to handle, check out how to freeze it for later. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Scallions – This week Golden Earthworm shared a scallion dressing for these bad boys. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Cabbage Did someone say they wanted to try grilled cabbage still? Well, here’s your chance. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Red Tomatoes – Subtly sweet with a slight bitter and acidic taste. Use now.

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!

Veggies & Fruit for Aug 10

We’re transitioning from mid-summer to late-summer crops this week! For the fruit shares there are peaches and apples–be sure to take them out of the bag when you get home.

All pickups are August 10th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sweet Corn – Enjoy this goodbye batch of sweet corn. Store in the fridge. Use within 2 days (or you can freeze them).


Red Potatoes – Golden Earthworm did not wash them this week to protect the skins, so be sure to wash them at home. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Walla Walla Onions – Enjoy another round of these sweet onions. Store on the counter. Use within a week.


Lovelock & Magenta Lettuce – Fast-growing crops gave us two heads of lettuce this week! Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Zucchini We’re getting deep into zucchini season. Bring on the breads! Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Green Beans (in rotation) – These are harvested while small and tender (and delicious!). Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes (in rotation) – These are a first harvest and sweet as sugar. Store on the counter. Use now.

 

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!

Veggies & Fruit for August 3rd

This week is a delicious mix of favorites and new-for-the-season veggies. And for the fruit shares, there’ll be a bag of peaches/nectarines to enjoy.

All pickups are August 3rd at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sweet Corn – Delicious and ready to eat right away. Remember to let Golden Earthworm know if yours has earworm past the tip, and they’ll replace it next week. Use within 2 days (or you can freeze them).


Red Potatoes – This week we’ll be tasting Red Norland variety–they’re full of moisture and cook in half the time. Store in paper back in a dark place. Use within a week.


Swiss Chard – This is the second planting for the summer, and another chance to try a new recipe (or try it simple: steamed with butter and a little salt and pepper). Use within 5 days.


Parsley – A great way to use this is to make some pesto. Or you can wash and freeze it as a whole bunch to use this winter. Use within 5 days.


Cabbage – Have you tried it in a slaw yet? Now’s your chance! Use within a week.


Zucchini – It’s the end of the season for these veggies, so enjoy your last one this week. Use within a week.


Scallions  – Another summer favorite back in the box.  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!