*In the box

In the Box: Winter, Week #3

Belgian Endive
Belgian Endive. Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Share*
Yellow Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Parsnips – 1 lb.
Rutabaga – 1 lb.
Watermelon Radish – 1 lb.
Beets – 2 lbs.
Kohlrabi – 2 lbs.
Carrots – 5 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Green Cabbage – 2 heads
May also include Belgian Endive
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Winter Sun Share
Sweet Corn
Green Beans
Butternut Squash Puree
Tomato Puree (24 oz. jar)
FRESH Pea shoots

Golden Earthworm Cider Share

Golden Earthworm Apple Share

A few friendly reminders & updates:

2013 Season Sign Ups
Returning members, if you couldn’t make it to our Town Hall and Returning Member sign ups last week, don’t worry! You can sign up during Open Sign Ups on February 21st from 6-8pm at SCS. Please Contact Us if you have questions.

Read about the Share Options
Download and print the Membership Contract: Sunnyside CSA 2013 Contract

New members are invited to attend Open Sign Ups on February 21st from 6-8pm at our regular CSA pick up spot, Sunnyside Community Services. Please read about the Share Options, then Download the Contract, and bring it, along with your check made out to Sunnyside CSA, to the sign up. Be sure to join our Yahoo group because this is how we send important info and updates!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Place your next Lewis Waite order by January 31st for delivery on Tuesday, February 5th. NOTE: The winter Lewis Waite deliveries occur on Tuesdays (not Thursdays!), and are available at our usual pick up location (Sunnyside Community Services). Place your order now!

Want to Join the CSA Core Group?!
Sunnyside CSA Core Group needs a Special Products Coordinator ~ Want to get more involved with your CSA? This is a great (volunteer) opportunity! Read more…

In our last email we welcomed Zinn, who is now four weeks today, and growing cuter by the day! Today, we welcome Stephen Searl, our new Farm Manager. He comes from a family farm on the North Fork and most recently worked for Peconic Land Trust, a not for profit conservation organization that preserves farmland and open space. He will be managing the CSA program and post-harvest production, and will be involved in many other aspects of the business including production, marketing, and outreach. Stephen lives in Southold with his wife and two children.

In other news, the bitter cold of last week kept the farm relatively quiet and kept us focused on indoor work. Despite the snow that continues to fall outside, this week looks warmer and wetter…

Something new…Belgian Endive!

You may receive Belgian Endive in your share this week, and if not this week, then in the next delivery.

Belgian Endive is a member of the chicory family and is a gourmet specialty prized by chefs. It starts out growing as a root crop in the fields during the summer. It is harvested in the fall and the tops are removed for storage. We then plant the roots in batches in shallow trays and allow them to force a head in complete darkness. (This is why the endive is white and pale yellow.) You can read more about the growing process of Belgian Endive.

We recommend savoring the endive raw in a salad with shaved parmesan cheese and a light vinaigrette. While most Belgian Endive is bitter and often cooked, ours is not, so we recommend trying it raw to best experience its delicate flavor and texture.

Store your veggies properly!

We encourage you to look at the vegetable list on the Golden Earthworm website to find a full page of information about each crop. Be sure to follow the storage instructions carefully to maximize the life of your veggies. When stored properly at home, you can expect the roots to last you through the full 3 weeks between each winter share delivery.

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Parsnip and Shallot Tart
Simple Sauteed Cabbage

Corn Chowder
Berry Cobbler

Happy eating!

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