In the Box: Autumn, Week #20

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Join us at our farm's annual CSA Harvest Festival THIS SUNDAY! Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Butternut Squash – 1 or 2, depending on size
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Baby Arugula – 1 bag
Green Batavian Lettuce OR Green Kale OR Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Red Russian Kale – 1 bunch (Best variety to enjoy raw in a salad!)
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Mix of Red and Golden Delicious
(Notes on fruit: The apples should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them crisp.)

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

CSA Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 14
The farm’s annual Harvest Festival is THIS SUNDAY! Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Animal Shearing, Kids Events and lots more!

The Festival is FREE for all CSA members and their guests. You are welcome to meet us there —or— SIGN UP to ride the bus with us (if riding the bus, you must SIGN UP and please bring $5 per person to help pay for bus expenses).

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, October 14th for delivery on October 23rd. Anyone, not just CSA members, can order these products and pick up from our CSA. They have an amazing selection of items, all produced by small local farms. Please place your orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys by November 5th to be guaranteed a bird!!

Winter Veg & Fruit Shares via Winter Sun Farms
Early bird signup for the Winter Sun Farms winter share continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up online.

NOTES ON THE GOLDEN EARTHWORM VEGGIE SHARE
Kale is back! I am in heaven. Red Russian Kale for everyone this week and I highly recommend the kale salad recipe below. This variety is best enjoyed raw because of its super tender leaves and mild flavor. (If you’re getting more than one kale this week, you can identify the red kale by its red stem.) Green Batavian Lettuce or Green or Toscano Kale, depending on your pick-up day and location. Green Cabbage is back for the fall too. I think I may try a cabbage soup to warm things up one night this week. (See recipe below.) Butternut Squash, which we have been roasting in chunks in the oven, but is equally delicious in a creamy soup (kids love it!). Baby Arugula for a tender salad and Cilantro! See the Huffington Post link below for some great recipe ideas using cilantro!

NEWS FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Come visit the farm this weekend! Our CSA Harvest Festival is THIS SUNDAY, October 14th from 11am-3pm. Take a tour of the fields, get inspired by top chef cooking demos, chat with your farmers, let the kids frolick in the haystack and watch a puppet show, and enjoy a fun-filled day on the farm! Please note that this is a free, private event open to all current CSA Members and their guests. We hope to see you there!

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact them. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from! Your farmers are happy to hear from you at info [at] goldenearthworm.com at any time, for any reason.

RECIPES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Cilantro Recipes, courtesy of the Huffington Post
Raw Kale Salad (Use the red kale for this one!)
Rustic Cabbage Soup, courtesy of 101 Cookbooks

For more info about events and other ways of connecting with the farm, visit the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm website.

Happy eating!

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