*In the box

In the Box: Winter, Week #4

Golden Earthworm Share*
Yellow Potatoes – 6 lbs.
Rutabaga – 1 lb.
Watermelon Radish – 1 lb.
Beets – 1-2 lbs.
Carrots – 5 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
May also include Belgian Endive
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Winter Sun Share
Sweet Corn (16 oz.)
Green Beans (12 oz.)
Butternut Squash Puree (16 oz.)
Cauliflower or Kale (12 oz.)
Blueberries (8 oz.)
Tomato Puree (in a 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 March 7th for delivery on Tuesday, March 13th. NOTE: The winter Lewis Waite deliveries occur on Tuesdays (not Thursdays!) 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…

The recent snowfalls have made the farm a beautiful and quiet place. The only challenge has come as the days have warmed, turning the farmroads into a mushy mixture of mud, snow and ice. We’ve already had to rescue one car that ventured into partially unplowed territory making for a bit of excitement. Otherwise, all is relatively calm and peaceful as we continue to organize and prepare for the coming growing season. You can always tell when spring is around the corner: The light in the farm office is bright and full on these February afternoons, and we have just a little bit more time to finish our outdoor chores before darkness descends.

Kohlrabi Update
Some of you may have noticed the fuzzy grey growth on the Kohlrabi. We actually had quite a discussion about what to do. The part of the kohlrabi where the leaf stems were attached had degraded separately from the main part of the kohlrabi bulb and were either turning black or growing grey fuzzies. We tried to put them through our washer, but the concrete floor in the washroom was still frozen and the turned into an ice rink when we turned the water back on, so we stopped. We then rubbed off what we could and decided to give them out. We cut open a few kohlrabi to make sure the interior was firm and crisp. Since kohlrabi is completely peeled before cooking we decided that the outside growth would not stop us from distributing it.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about your produce. We always like to hear from you and it’s important for us to know if there are any concerns.

Store your veggies properly!
We encourage you to click on 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.

Roasted Carrot Soup
Simple Potato Gratin

Butternut Squash Pie
Cream of Tomato Soup

Happy eating!

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