In the Box: Summer, Week #16

GEOF leeks
Leeks in the field! Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Spaghetti Squash – 1 piece
Green Beans – 1 lb (Wow!)
Leeks – 1 bunch
Broccoli OR Zucchini – 1 head
Red Beets – 1 bunch
Red Tomatoes – 2 lb bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Gala Apples
Bosc Pears
(Notes on fruit: The apples should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them crisp. Bosc Pears should ripen outside the plastic bag. They will not be soft when ripe, just a little more golden in color. If you wait until they are soft, they will be rotten.)

Herb Share
Parsley
Marjoram

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Save the Date! CSA Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 14
Our farms annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm. FREE for all CSA members and their families and invited guests.

Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Animal Shearing, Kids Events and lots more! Stay tuned for more details…

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, September 16th for delivery on September 20th. 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.

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
Spaghetti Squash for all! Our planting yielded much more than expected, so they’re making a repeat performance in the shares this week. Leeks are a fall weather favorite– delicious braised alone (see recipe below) or in soups. Some more tender Green Beans and coming up on the last of the Red Tomatoes of the season. Red Beets or Sweet Dumpling Squash, depending on your pick-up day… (If you didn’t get it last week, you’ll get it this week!) And Broccoli OR Zucchini, again depending on your pick-up day.

NEWS FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
The beautiful fall weather we have been eagerly waiting for is finally here! With this dramatic shift in temperatures and cold nights (we expect to hit a low around 46F here tonight) our crops slow down their growth and it takes much longer for things to ripen.

Our massive potato harvest begins this week! We aim to get everything out of the ground as soon as possible. So far we’ve been harvesting sections of plantings by hand, but we’ll be using a large potato harvester for the rest. Photos and more details to come next week.

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
Braised Leeks with Lemon
Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter – Steamy Kitchen Blog
Green Beans with Lemon and Pine Nuts

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