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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!

Fruit & Veggies in the Box–July 27

Who’s ready for corn?! It’s in the box this week, along with some other tasty vegetables. If you are part of the Fruit Share this season, you’ll also receive a container of blueberries.

All pickups are July 27th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sweet Corn – Delicious and ready to eat right away. Note that because these are organic, there may be an earworm in the tip. Just cut it off and enjoy the rest. If you’re corn has been damaged by a worm, let Golden Earthworm know and they’ll replace it next week. Use within 2 days.


Red Long Onions – Another gourmet onion–these ones are particularly yummy in salads.  Use within a week.


Carrots – Sweet and crunchy. It’s best to separate the tops from the carrots before storing. Use within 5 days.


Green Batavian Lettuce – A nice summer lettuce, this variety is similar to Romaine, but a slightly softer texture. Use within a week.


Cucumber or Zucchini – These two are currently in rotation, both great summer veggies. Use within a week.


Garlic  – This variety of garlic is comes from a seed that is found in limited quantities–so lucky us for getting some of it! 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 In the Box–July 20

Hello fruit, you’re looking fine!

Tomorrow kicks off our fruit shares– plus we have our monthly special products pick-up (beer, soap, fish and kombucha), and Lewis Waite Farm orders. All pickups are July 20th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

And on to the veggies for this week–you know the drill, store them in an airtight plastic bag in the fridge…


Walla Walla Onions – Juicy, sweet and perfect for grilling. The stems can be discarded or used as a stock. Use within a week.


Beets – Try them raw or cooked, or our summer favorite: grilled! Use within a week.


Swiss Chard – A hearty summer green, this is one that is not meant to be eaten raw. Try this recipe from Golden Earthworm if you’re a newbie to this veggie. Use within a week.


Green Cabbage – This cabbage is great as a slaw, but can also be used stuffed, baked, in soups or salads. Use within 5 days.


Red Batavian Lettuce – A nice summer lettuce, this variety is similar to Romaine, but a slightly softer texture. Use within a week.


Parsley – A great fresh flavor and packed full of nutrients. Use within  a week.


Cucumber – Another round to keep you cool during the heat waves. Use within a week.


Summer Squash or Zucchini – These have had a bit of a mystery growing season, so we’re not sure when they’ll make it into the box.


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!

Spice Tree Organics at Today’s Pickup!

Veggie pickup for Thursday, July 13 will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Spice Tree Organics will be at pickup today, too! Check out their wide variety of organic spices, blended right here in Queens!

  • NYC Halal Cart Chicken
  • Middle Eastern Shawerma
  • Beiruti Zaatar
  • Lebanese Seven Spice
  • Damascus Kofta
  • Cairo Falafel
  • Mecca Rice & Meat
  • Athenian Gyro
  • Tandoori Masala
  • Garam Masala
  • Chai Confection
  • Mexico City Barbacoa
  • Southwest Taco & Fajita
  • Istanbuli Kofta

Spice Tree Organics was started by two health-conscious NYC moms with a passion for global cuisine. Our range of blends span the Middle East, India, Mexico, Greece and Turkey, and have been tried, tested, and perfected in our kitchens. We source the best quality certified organic spices, and hand grind them and blend them in small batches so they remain at the peak of freshness. Our blends make it easy for you to recreate your favorite restaurant and street-food dishes at home with quality ingredients you feel good about.

In the Box–July 13

Did you love that fresh basil smell from last weeks’ box? Well, we’ve got more of it–plus some vegetables firsts for the season. As usual, the veggies for this week are best stored in an airtight plastic bag in the refrigerator.

If you’d like another place to find recipes for your weekly share, Golden Earthworm has a great Facebook page you can join. 


The veggie pickup for Thursday, July 13th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Green Cabbage – This cabbage is great as a slaw, but can also be used stuffed, baked, in soups or salads. Use within 5 days.


Green & Red Batavian Lettuce – A nice summer lettuce, this variety is similar to Romaine, but a slightly softer texture. Use within a week.


Basil – This may be the last week for basil. If you feel like you have an overload, it can be frozen if you puree it with olive oil. Use within 3 days.


Carrots – So many uses and so tasty! It’s best to remove the tops before storing them in your fridge. Use within a week.


Cucumber – Another first week for this veggie, and a perfect summer addition to salads. Use within a week.


Cipollini Onions – These special onions, known as Little Italians, are super sweet and delicious caramelized. When to 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.

In the Box–July 6

Happy veggie share day! Lots of variety this week, but not to fret, there’s also still a good amount of lettuce for you salad-lovers. Don’t forget to check out more info, and recipe ideas, from the farm. All the veggies for this week are best stored in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator, but beets should be stored separately from the greens.


The veggie pickup for Thursday, July 5th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. It’s also pickup for Lewis Waite Farm orders.


Beets – Separate the green tops from the roots and eat them both! Beets pair well with citrus, walnuts and soft cheeses. The tops can be sautéed with olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Use within 5 days.


Mustard Greens Salad Mix – This one’s back by popular demand, and we’re definitely excited to have more. Use within 5 days.


Green or Purple Kohlrabi – A very versatile veggie–but don’t forget to peel it first. Try it as a slaw, sliced in salads, eaten whole, braised, roasted, grilled… Use within a week.


Green Kale – Could this leafy green be any more healthy? Probably not. If you’re not sure how else to eat it, try one of the recipe links. Use within a week..


Basil – Who’s ready for a fresh batch of pesto? Use within 3 days.


Zucchini – This week you’ll see yellow and green varieties–they’ll make great zoodles for your pesto. Use within a week.


Scallion – Try these grilled and sliced into a salad. Fun fact: you can put the bottoms in a glass of water and they’ll regrow the green tops. Use within a week.


Fennel – This is your last week to enjoy fennel–and if you haven’t already tried it, the caramelized fennel recipe from last week is amazing. When to 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.

In the Box–June 29

Look at all the veggies (and blueberries!) Check out what’s in the box this week–and for tasty recipe ideas, click here. All the veggies for this week are best stored in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Blueberries should just be stored in the fridge.


The veggie pickup for Thursday, June 29nd will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Scallions – These green onions are mellow enough to slice in a salad, be grilled whole or tossed in a recipe. When to use: Within 5 days.


Fennel – The bulb and stems are the main parts to eat. Try one of the recipes in the link above! When to use: Within a week.


Collards – One of the most nutrient-dense veggies on the planet. A recent favorite is using them like lettuce wraps. When to use: Within a week.


Radicchio – This is a leaf chicory, with a bitter and spicy taste when raw (try it with a creamy, sharp cheese). If you’d like it more mellow, eat it cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.


Green Romaine Lettuce – This lettuce loves hot weather, and it’s nice and crunchy in a salad. When to use: Within a week.


Zucchini – Is there anything this veggie can’t do? Breads, noodles, raw, cooked… When to use: Within a week.


Blueberries – This sweet treat comes from Little Buck Farms. Store in a container in the fridge (not in a plastic bag). When to 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.


For more tips, recipe ideas, and info on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog. http://goldenearthworm.com/farmblog

In the Box–June 22 (veggies and more!)

Greens, greens, glorious greeeeennnss! Check out what’s in the box this week–and if you’re looking for more info or recipes, Golden Earthworm has some tasty looking ideas here. Everything on this week’s list is best stored in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.


The veggie pickup for Thursday, June 22nd will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

We also have Beer, Soap, Fish, Kombucha… AND Lewis Waite a la carte orders this week!


Napa Cabbage – A mild-tasting Chinese cabbage, high in vitamins A & C, potassium and calcium. Great raw–commonly used as kimchi. When to use: Within 5 days.


Green Kohlrabi – Another member of the cabbage family, but this one needs to be peeled. When to use: Within a week.


Cilantro – You know what to do with this one. 🙂 It also freezes well if you can’t use it all right away. When to use: Within 3 days.


Spinach – This is the next planing, so it’s extremely tender and best eaten raw in a salad. When to use: Within 3 days.


Bok Choi or Japanese Salad Turnips – Depending on the box, you’ll receive one or the other of these. The turnips don’t need to be peeled, and both can be eaten raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.


Green Romain Lettuce – This lettuce loves hot weather, and it’s nice and crunchy in a salad. When to use: Within a week.


Toscano or Red Kale – Try this one as kale chips, thrown in a cold smoothie or added to a soup. When to 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.


If you find that your greens have gone “limp,” a tell-tale sign of dehydration, try soaking them in a bowl of cold water for a bit to help them perk back up.


For more tips, recipe ideas, and info on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog. http://goldenearthworm.com/farmblog

What a day!

We would like to thank everybody for their patience today! We didn’t get veggies into the hands of the people until after 6:30, but so many of you came together and almost every single share was taken home! More people came out today between 6:30 and 8 than the last two weeks, can you believe it?! Over 60 of us were hanging out on the sidewalk waiting for the truck, getting to know our neighbors. There were restaurant suggestions and recipe swaps happening and we even saw a few numbers exchanged! We really put the community in our CSA today, and I am so proud to live here in Sunnyside!


Don’t forget next week we have a Lewis Waite Delivery, and it is the start of special products! If you ordered a fish, beer, kombucha or soap share, don’t forget to pick it up!

Truck Delay. Pickup Starts at 6pm!

The short message: Distribution will start at 6 today instead of 5. Sorry about that.


The long message: The Golden Earthworm truck broke down about an hour and a half from Queens and had to be towed. The farm loaded the veggies to another truck and is on it’s way but will not get to Sunnyside until 6.


We will unload the truck as quickly as we can and get you on your way. We regret the inconvenience to you, especially to those who pick up at 5.