Category Archives: In the box

In the Box–July 7, 2016

Veggie pickup for Thursday, June 30th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

Here’s what you’ll be getting in your box:

Beets Swiss Chard
Carrots
Basil
Scallions
Purple Kohlrabi
Radicchio
Zucchini/Summer Squash

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS and items are subject to change.


Spice Tree Organics will be at pickup on Thursday, too! Check out their 14 varieties 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.


PROGRAM NOTE: The fruit farmer at Briermere Farms has notified us that the start date of the Fruit Share will be the week of August 8th and run for 15 consecutive weeks. Please mark your calendars accordingly!

For more tips, recipe ideas, and more information on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog.

In the Box–June 30, 2016

The Lewis Waite and veggie pickup for Thursday, June 30th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

Radicchio
Sugarloaf Chicory
Red Romaine Lettuce
Green Romaine Lettuce
Fennel
Swiss Chard
Zucchini and/or
Summer Squash

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS and items are subject to change.

In general, greens should be stored in an airtight plastic bag or container. They “go bad” when they dehydrate, so never put them straight in your fridge. If you find that they have gone “limp”, a tell-tale sigh of dehydration, you can try soaking them in a bowl of cold water for a period of time. Often they will perk right back up again!

For more tips, recipe ideas, and more information on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog.

In the Box–June 23, 2016

The pickup for today, June 23th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. The Bridge and Tunnel Brewery will be there for a tasting. If you are interested in a beer share, put your name on the form at their table, or email special_products@sunnysidecsa.com for more info!

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

Kohlrabi
Parsley
Green Romaine Lettuce
White Salad Turnips
Escarole

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.

For storage tips, recipe ideas, and more information on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog.

From the farm: “Just a heads up…the Romaine Lettuce & Escarole look very similar this week. A quick bite of the stems will tell you what’s what in a flash. Bitter? Escarole. Sweet? Romaine. You can also see more white inner stems on the escarole when you cut it up.”

In the Box–June 16, 2016

Our esteemed web mistress, Annie Frisbee, has stepped down from managing the site. We would like to thank her for years of incredible and devoted service to the CSA and the Sunnyside community.

The pickup for tomorrow, June 16th, from 5pm-8pm will be at Sunnyside Community Services. Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

Green Curly Kale
Spinach
Cilantro
Garlic Scapes
Green Boston Lettuce
Red Boston Lettuce
Baby Arugula

Next week they will start harvesting kohlrabi and possibly fennel and cabbages!

For storage tips, recipe ideas, and more information on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog.

A NOTE ON STRAWBERRIES – We are just starting to harvest our beautiful, organic strawberries! They are extremely labor intensive to pick, so we don’t have enough time to harvest them for every single member in a given week. Instead, we will rotate through the groups so that everyone will receive them over the course of a few weeks. Please don’t worry – we keep careful track of who gets what so that everyone receives their fair, equal share at the end of the season. If you don’t receive strawberries this week, you will most likely receive them next week.

In the Box–June 2, 2016

Our first pickup of the 2016 season is this Thursday, June 2nd, from 5pm-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services. Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

Baby Arugula
Spring Salad Mix
Red Kale
Green Boston Lettuce
Red Boston Lettuce
Bok Choi
And a bonus “Farmer’s Choice” item!

For storage tips, recipe ideas, and more information on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog.

In the (Last) Box–November 19, 2015

That’s it for the 2015 regular season!  So much deliciousness from Golden Earthworm–and we hope you will join us for the winter season.  As always, recipe ideas, storage tips, and farm news are here.

Rutabaga – 1 piece
Baby Salad Greens (Arugula or Kale) – 1 bag
Collards – 1 bunch
Sweet Potatoes 1 large bag (4+ lbs)
Cauliflower 1-2 heads
White Turnips – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 1 or 2 pieces
Watermelon Radish – 2-3 pieces
Baby Fennel – 2 pieces

In the Box–October 29, 2015

For farm news, storage tips, and recipe ideas, visit the Golden Earthworm newsletter here.

Lettuce – 1 head
Radicchio – 1 head
Broccoli1 head
Red Radishes – 1 bunch
Japanese White Salad Turnips & Tops – 1 bunch
White Potatoes – 2.5 lb bag

*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.  (Given that we got radicchio last week, I bet we get something else in its place.)

Fruit will be one bag of non-organic mixed apples.

In the Box 10-22-15

For farm news (including some sad news about army worms), recipe ideas, and storage tips, click here.

Sweet Potatoes4 lbs
Broccoli2 heads
Cilantro 1 bunch
Bok Choi 1 bunch
Watermelon Radishseveral pieces

The updated box list will be on our Facebook page on Thursday.  Since we got broccoli last week, I think we will probably get something else instead this week.

The fruit share (not organic, please wash) will be one bag of mixed apples.  Next week is the official last week for the fruit share, but we will be getting one more week on 11/5 to make up for earlier in the summer.