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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!

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!

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.

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.

Veggies + Fruit (and Winter Sign-ups!)

Before we get to the list of vegetables, a few CSA announcements: 

  1. Winter sign-ups are open! Check out all the info, and a link to sign up online. Deadline for signing up is Nov 17.
  2. The 50/50 raffle is still going–buy tickets at pick-up. All proceeds benefit 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.
  3. The annual CSA Holiday Market will be Thursday, Dec 14th. Register online to reserve a table & join other local businesses (and meet all the CSA community!). We’re really excited about the vendors we have so far.

And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, October 26th, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are a bag of jonagold and gala apples. Veggies are below:


Sugarloaf Chicory Another one that looks like lettuce, but isn’t! This is closer to the radicchio family. Cut into thin ribbons and dress with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and parmesan to balance the bitterness. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Scallions – Yep, there are still more for the eating. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Collards – These are so healthy and similar to kale in versatility. Store the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Sweet Potatoes Get in your Vitamin A and beta-carotene for this week. Don’t wash until your ready to use–the dirt protects their fresh-picked skin! Store on your counter. Use within a week.


Japanese Salad Turnips – They’re back for another round. Don’t forget to eat the tops. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Baby Arugula – Wash gently and dress lightly. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days. 


Cilantro or Parsley – Check your box, it’s a surprise which you’re getting this week. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 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!