In the Box: Winter, Week #5

WS-blueberries
Frozen blueberries! Image via Winter Sun Farms

*Last winter share delivery*

Golden Earthworm Share*
Yellow Potatoes – 8 lbs.
Rutabaga – 3.25 lbs.
Watermelon Radish – 3.5 lbs.
Beets – 3.5 lbs.
Carrots – 8 lbs.
Belgian Endive – 2 pieces
Red or Toscano Kale – 1/2 lb. Bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Winter Sun Share
Sweet Corn (16 oz.)
Green Beans (12 oz.)
Broccoli (12 oz.)
Diced Peppers (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:

Welcome New CSA Members!
Thanks for joining us! We hope you will take the time to engage with our various offerings—like CSA Extras from Lewis Waite Farms, and later in the season, Dairy Shares and the U-Pick Strawberries trip to the farm! Please take a look at our website, especially the CSA Details and Volunteer sections. Contact Us anytime with questions, comments or suggestions! Also, 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 April 4th for delivery on Tuesday, April 9th. 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 Site Coordinator ~ Want to get more involved with your CSA? This is a great (volunteer) opportunity! This is a time-consuming role, that’s why it comes with HALF a CSA share FREE! Read more…

NEWS FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Hard to believe this is the last winter share of the season.  Thanks to all of you for being members of the winter share.  As always, we love to hear from you and would like to know what you liked about this year’s winter share and what could be improved.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info [at] goldenearthworm [dot] com with feedback.

You’ll notice that the share quantities are a little larger this week.  It’s always tricky planting and planning for the right amount, though it’s always better to have too much rather than too little.  In this case we have a little too much, which is why you will find slightly more produce in your last box.  Also, it should be known that any produce we have left over will be donated to local food pantries.

In other news, the farm is starting to hum with activity again.  Greenhouse seeding has begun, 2013 membership applications are pouring in, and we’re scrabbling to get all of our administrative and repair work done before spring is fully upon us.

Thank you again for participating this winter – we look forward to seeing you in the spring!

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.

RECIPES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Curried Rutabaga Soup
Apple, Walnut and Endive Salad

RECIPES FROM WINTER SUN
Broccoli and Green Bean Stir-Fry
Berry Muffins

Happy eating!

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