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Aug 2nd Pickup: Veggies & Fruit

Happy August to you all, and we hope you’ve been enjoying new and tasty recipes with your food this season. And let’s get on to this week…

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. As usual, all need to be stored airtight in the fridge.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter. All the veggies store in the fridge, everything except the green beans should be in an air-tight container.

Green Beans – For best flavor, steam them gently (2-3 minutes) until bright green but still a bit crunchy. Use within 3 days.

Zucchini – Breads, baked, grilled…even blended in a smoothie! Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Some more crunchy, fresh goodness for summer. Use within 5 days.

Sweet Corn – Don’t overcook this fresh corn, it cooks up quickly!  If you find an inch of earworm damage at the tip, that’s normal. If you find any more damage, contact Golden Earthworm for a replacement ear. Use within 5 days.

Swiss Chard  –  Swiss chard is one of the few cooking greens that grows well in the summer. Separate the roots from the greens before storing. Use within 5 days.

Green Romaine Lettuce – Romaine loves the summer heat! Use within 5 days.

Parsley –  If you think about parsley as a green, not just an herb, a whole new world will open up!  You can also wash the leaves and freeze it whole (no prep) in a glass container. Then pull out and use whenever you’d like. Use within 5 days.

Cippllini Onions OR Walla Walla Onions – The cipollini onions are small, the Walla Walla onions are large – both make wonderful roasted onion dishes or caramelized onions. 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!

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