*In the box

In the Box: Summer, Week #5

Our veggie farm, planting new strawberries! (image via GEOF)

Veg Share
Zucchini – several pieces
Cipollini Onions – 1 bunch
Fennel -OR- Kohlrabi – 1 bunch
Baby Spinach – 1 bag
Radicchio – 1 head
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head

Fruit Share
Blueberries – 1 pint

Herb Share
Oops! Sorry for the confusion, herb shares start this week (not last week as we had posted earlier).
Lemon Thyme
Summer Savory

Milk Not Jails Share
If you have a dairy share this season, remember it is a weekly share, so pick up your dairy today too!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is July 8th for delivery on the 12th.

Reminder: Early bird signup for Winter Sun Farms’ winter shares continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up (right now!) online.

Zucchini in the share means just one thing… it’s been hot, and summer is in full swing!  Zucchini is an amazingly versatile veg. Try making a zucchini soup (with your leftover cilantro from last week- recipe below) or slice them lengthwise and put them on the grill. Cipollini Onions, aka “Little Onion” in Italian, are a beautiful variety that are best eaten caramelized in a dish or simply roasted in the oven. Here is a simple recipe for roasting them: Kohlrabi -OR- Fennel Read my comments from last week’s newsletter. Baby Spinach is incredibly tender, so I would recommend eating it raw in a refreshing salad for dinner one night this week. Radicchio is a bitter chicory green that is quite popular in Italian cooking where it is usually eaten grilled in olive oil. Its bitter flavor mellows when cooked, but some people (like me!) actually love it raw in a salad, especially when it’s tempered with a shaved hard cheese like Locatelli. If you’re not sure what to do with it, try this week’s recipe below for Penne with Caramelized Onions & Radicchio—you can use your Cipollini Onions for the recipe too! I have a similar recipe for Pasta with Caramelized Onion, Swiss Chard and Garlicky Bread Crumbs…try either (or both) pasta dishes this week for easy weeknight meals. Toscano Kale – Make some Kale Chips this week if you haven’t tried them yet… they’re addictive! Red Boston Lettuce will make a delicious tender salad to accompany your meals.  What an exciting week of produce—I wish you all good times in the kitchen. Bon Appetit!


News of late blight on local potato and tomato crops have put us on the offensive. We’re carefully monitoring and taking preventive action to ensure that our fields are not affected.

New strawberry plants (for next year) were planted last week. Here is a photo of the process!  (Note the assitant tractor driver checking out the progress!)

Penne with Caramelized Onions and Radicchio
Zucchini and Cilantro Soup with Mint
Penne with Caramelized Onion, Swiss Chard and Garlicky Bread Crumbs

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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