In the Box: Summer, Week #1

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Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Lettuce Mix – 1 bag (unwashed)
Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Bok Choi – several pieces
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Arugula – 1 bunch
Red Kale – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Milk Not Jails
For those already signed up for a dairy share, Pick up your dairy share!

Everyone else, LAST CHANCE to sign up for a dairy share! Read more…

A few friendly reminders & updates:

We *heart* Volunteers!
To keep the CSA running—and the fresh produce flowing—we need everyone’s help! VolunteerSpot hosts our new volunteer calendar. Once there, navigate through the CSA season and sign yourself up directly for your shifts. Please keep in mind that each share is required to complete 2 shifts over the course of the season. Read more…

Dairy Shares from Milk Not Jails
This week is your last chance to order a dairy share. The 24-week share will include deliveries of milk and/or yogurt from small, local farms partnering with Milk Not Jails. Prices for shares vary by item and are prorated for 24 weeks (instead of the full 26). Read more…

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Deadlines to order your next delivery of Lewis Waite products start Friday, June 7th for delivery on Thursday, June 13th. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Please be sensitive to the busy farmers and order on time. Late orders may not be filled! Place your order now!

PRODUCT Order by midnight on
Raw Cow Milk Cheese Friday, June 7th
Sheep and Goat Milk Cheese Sunday, June 9th
Hearth Baked Bread Monday, June 10th by 1:30 pm
ALL OTHER PRODUCTS Monday, June 10th

Sign Up for the Sunnyside CSA Yahoo Group—you’ll get only important info, never spam. Our website can answer lots of questions, especially the CSA Details and Volunteer sections. You can also Contact Us with questions, comments or suggestions!

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
This week’s delivery is the official “CSA Week #1” delivery. Note that last week was a special early “Pre-Week” delivery to make up for the Thanksgiving conflict that will occur in November.

Don’t forget to wash the Lettuce Mix before serving!  The Salad Turnips are delicious sliced raw in salads or sprinkled with sea salt for a simple snack.  And don’t forget to eat the tops!  Turnip tops are so delicious – simply saute with olive oil and garlic.  They wilt down quickly –  similar to spinach. Bok Choi is traditionally eaten in stir-fries, but you may want to try the simple braising recipe below.  Romaine Lettuce is perfect for a Caesar Salad and the Arugula is delicious as a salad or cooked in the (totally fabulous) recipe I share below.  Finally, Red Kale is my favorite type of kale because of its sweet flavor and delicate leaf texture.  (Galen agrees and eats it raw!)  I prefer to eat this kale variety raw in a salad (see recipe below) or very gently steamed.  I’ll share my favorite ways to prep kale in an upcoming newsletter.  I think this is enough to get you started for now!  -Maggie

CONNECT WITH YOUR FARM
Golden Earthworm welcomes you to explore their website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share.

FIND RECIPES + VEGETABLE INFO & STORAGE TIPS + READ MAGGIE’S FARM BLOG

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact the farm. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!

RECIPES FROM THE FARM
Braised Baby Bok Choi
Baked Eggs with Arugula, Yoghurt & Chili
Kale Salad with Garlic, Parmesan & Bread Crumbs

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