*In the box

In the Box: Summer, Week #8

Veg Share*
Zucchini – several pieces
Cucumbers – 2-3 pieces
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Cippolini Onions – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 2-3 pieces
Garlic – 1 large or 2 medium heads
Beets – 1 quart
Batavian – Green & Red- 2 baby heads
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Peaches – 1 bag
Apricots – 1 bag
Blackberries -OR- Blueberries

Herb Share

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Dairy share pick up is weekly. Don’t forget your milk!

Beyond the bountiful harvest, a few friendly reminders:

CSA BBQ Sat, July 28th 4pm
Join your fellow CSA’ers for an evening barbeque at Sunnyside Gardens Park! Bring your friends and family, grilling items and a dish to share. Please RSVP by July 25th.

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your Lewis Waite extras now and have your burgers and brats in time for the CSA BBQ! Order deadline is Sunday, July 22nd for delivery on July 26th.

Milk Not Jails Monthly Specials
It’s time again to make your à la carte dairy purchases from Milk Not Jails. Milk, yogurt, butter, ice cream and more! Order and pay online. Deadline is Monday, July 23rd at 5pm for delivery on August 2nd.

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.

Where’s the rain? While some of you may have gotten rain and thunderstorms over the past week, many of the storms dissipate by the time they reach the East End. Our roads are dusty, and we’re doing everything we can to keep up with the irrigation of our crops in the fields. This is a time consuming, but crucial task. So on top of the daily tasks of seeding, planting, cultivating, staking and harvesting, we perform a complex dance of pipe moving and watering rotation to keep all the crops alive. Our efforts are paying off and everything is looking great!

Cucumbers are here! There’s nothing better than a crisp cucumber salad to beat the heat. I slice mine up with a little sliced red onion, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt & pepper. Cippolini Onions grill up so nicely, so try them this week along with some grilled Zucchini. Broccoli in this heat? Yes, try this spicy broccoli salad below. And Garlic! Our beautiful garlic makes its way into the shares this week. We grow a hard neck variety that is known for its excellent flavor! More Beets again (the last for a little while) without the tops this time. And to keep with the grilling theme, I found this great recipe for Grilled Beet Salad and even a great grilled Swiss Chard recipe that sounds amazing!

Stay cool, and bon appetit!

Grilled Beet Salad
Grilled Swiss Chard Pockets
Spicy Broccoli Salad

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

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