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Pick-up June 20th: Vegetables

Yay for leafy greens tomorrow!

Get excited for this next box of veggies, ready and waiting for you from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services. Remember if you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so.

Here’s the vegetables for tomorrow. (Unless noted, store in an airtight container in the fridge.)

Spinach –  Try them sautéed with a little butter, salt and pepper. Use within 4 days.

Collards – If you’re not into cooking these, try them in place of a traditional lettuce wrap. Use within 5 days.

Cilantro – To keep it from drooping, try standing them up in a container with water, like you would flowers. Use within 3 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – This is our last week before moving to romaine–this week coming in red and green! Use within a week.

Red Radishes – If they’re too spicy raw, try roasting them. Use within 5 days, with tops separated from root.

Japanese Salad Turnips – Delicious raw, and no need to peel–try dipped in hummus or with a little salt. The greens can be roasted. Use within 5 days, with tops separated from root.

As a reminder:

  • Any items not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)

Pick-up June 13th: Veg, Special Shares & Lewis Waite

Tomorrow is our first week of special shares and Lewis Waite for the season! And we’re one week in on vegetable shares. Thanks to everyone who came and helped out last week, and worked with us through our first-week glitches. 🙂

As a reminder:

  • Pickups are Thursdays at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.
  • Any items not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)
  • All vegetables, all season long, should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (unless otherwise noted below).
  • If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so now! 

Here’s the vegetables for tomorrow:

Baby Arugula –  Be careful not to bruise the leaves–wash gently and dress lightly immediately before eating to avoid soggy greens. Use within 3 days.

Scallions – Great in stir-fry, scrambled eggs or sautéed with butter. Use within 5 days.

Garlic Scapes – Don’t eat the flower at the top, but the rest is delicious. Like asparagus and garlic had a baby. Use within 5 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Another week of this tender lettuce (next week will be the last for the season). Use within a week.

Toscano Kale – Also known as dinosaur or lacinato kale. They hold up well and are great for kale chips. Use within a week.

French Breakfast Radishes – Try the radish with butter and salt, cook the tops in a stir fry! Use within 5 days.

Bok Choi – The whole thing is edible – leaf and stem. Perfect braised, sautéed or gently steamed. Use within 5 days.

Pick-up June 6th – Veggies

Aaannndddd we’re off!! Who’s excited for their first box of the season? 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️ A few reminders since it’s the first delivery:

  • Pickups are Thursdays at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.
  • Any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)
  • All vegetables, all season long, should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (unless otherwise noted below).
  • If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so now! 

Here’s what’s in the box for July 6th:

Mustard Greens Salad Mix –  A mix of 11 different greens, hand selected by the Golden Earthworm farmer. Use within 5 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Use dressing lightly, these are soft, tender greens. Use within a week.

Bunched Red Kale – Kale Tip #1: remove the stem! Use in a soup if you want, but your salad will be much tastier without it. Use within a week.

French Breakfast Radishes – Try the radish with butter and salt, cook the tops in a stir fry! Use within 5 days.

Bok Choi – The whole thing is edible – leaf and stem. Perfect braised, sautéed or gently steamed. Use within 5 days.

 

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!

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!