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In the Box: Autumn, Week #21

picking carrots GEOF
Picking carrots. Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Baby Red Salad Kale – 1 bag
Escarole – 1 large head
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) – 1 bunch
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Carrots – 1 bunch
Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Tomatoes – 2 lb. bag
Green Peppers – 2 pieces
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag Pears (Bosc)
1 bag mixed Apples (Red Delicious & Elstar)

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
LWF pick-up

Village Fishmonger
Fish share pick-up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Kale, Escarole, Guy Lon, Cilantro, Carrots, Turnips, Lettuce, Peppers
On the counter: Tomatoes

Fish Shares
Now available!! Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! Low-mercury options are available. Sign-up today! Questions, Contact Us!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Thursday, November 7th. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Please be sensitive to the busy farmers and order on time. Late orders may not be filled. Place your order now!

NEWS FROM THE FARM
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday. It was a beautiful day and we hope everyone enjoyed seeing the farm! A very special thank you to Barbara Garriel, Alexa Weitzman, Stacey Ornstein and our lovely volunteer, Nancy Glover, for making the day such a success!

I think we’re finally turning a corner towards some real autumn weather this week. The farm is still bustling, but things do start to slow down just a bit by the end of this month. The tomatoes in this week’s share will be the last of the season. I’m still amazed that we’re harvesting so many tomatoes this late in the season. If you want to save them to use in soups this winter, just chop them up (with skins on!) and pop in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

– Maggie

CONNECT WITH YOUR FARM
Golden Earthworm welcomes you to explore their website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share.
+ FIND RECIPES+ VEGETABLE INFO & STORAGE TIPS

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact the farm. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!

RECIPES FROM THE FARM
Escarole and White Bean Soup
Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup
Turnip Soup with Turnip Greens
Guy Lon with Crispy Garlic
Guy Lon Stir-Fry

Enjoy!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #19

Red Salad Kale! Image via GEOF.
Red Salad Kale! Image via GEOF.

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Baby Salad Red Kale – 1  bunch
Napa Cabbage – 1 large head
Boston Lettuce – 2 heads (green or red)
Tomatoes – 2 lb bag of mixed variety
Arugula -OR- Spinach – 1 bag
Long Red Peppers – 4 pieces
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Apple varieties

Herb Share
TBD…

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
LWF pick-up

Village Fishmonger
**FIRST DELIVERY** Fish share pick-up

VEGGIE STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Kale, Cabbage, Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Peppers
On the counter: Tomatoes

A few friendly reminders & updates: 

Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival ~ Sunday, October 20th ~ 11am-3pm
This year’s Harvest Festival includes hayride tours, walking tours, kids activities, a giant haystack game, music from the talented Barbara Garriel, and cooking demos!! Please take a moment to fill out this sign-up form. We’ll do our best to provide transportation to and from the farm. FREE for CSA members! Read more about the festival…

Fish Shares
Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! ORDER DEADLINE is 10/14 for delivery on 10/17. Low-mercury options are available. Sign-up today! Questions, Contact Us!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Thursday, October 24th. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Please be sensitive to the busy farmers and order on time. Late orders may not be filled. Place your order now!

NEWS FROM THE FARM
I’m so excited about this week’s share! Little Farmer and I were discussing this over dinner last night and we’ve decided that the Baby Salad Kale in this week’s share is probably our favorite crop grown on our farm. (We were both chowing down on the kale salad with lemon, garlic and bread crumbs… recipe below.) DO NOT COOK THIS KALE! It is meant to be eaten raw in a salad. You can dress it up with your favorite house dressing, but I really cannot stress enough how fabulous our kale salad recipe is!

I must also note that this is the first time EVER that we’ve grown napa cabbage for the CSA. It’s a really lovely variety of cabbage with crisp-tender leaves. I’ve shared two great recipes below.
–Maggie

CONNECT WITH YOUR FARM
Golden Earthworm welcomes you to explore their website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share.

+ FIND RECIPES 
+ VEGETABLE INFO & STORAGE TIPS

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact the farm. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!

RECIPES FROM THE FARM
Kale Salad with Lemon, Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan
Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad
Napa Cabbage Salad

Enjoy!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #18

GEOF tomatoes
Tomatoes. Image via GEOF.

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Arugula – 1/2 lb. bag
Baby Beets – 1 bunch
Boston Lettuce – 2 heads (green or red)
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Long Red Peppers – 3 pieces
Tomatoes – 2 lb bag of mixed plums and beefsteak
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Bosc Pears & Macintosh/Red Delicious Apples

Herb Share
Rosemary – 1bunch
Lemon Verbena – 1 bunch

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-ups

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Fish Shares
Now available!! Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! ORDER DEADLINE is 10/7 for delivery on 10/10. Low-mercury options are available. Remember, you can always split a share with a friend, or find someone via our Facebook pageSign-up today! Questions, Contact Us!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Thursday, October 10th. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Please be sensitive to the busy farmers and order on time. Late orders may not be filled. Place your order now!

Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 20th ~ 11am-3pm
This year’s Harvest Festival promises to be a delicious and fun outing! Please take a moment to fill out this sign-up form. And we’ll do our best to provide transportation to and from the farm. Read more about the festival…

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
Happy October! What a beautiful start to the official fall season with warm temperatures and sunny days! Our crops are all growing well and we’ve even had to start irrigating again with no rain in the near forecast.

I’m finalizing plans for our Harvest Fest on October 20th and I’ll share some exciting details with you next week. Until then, enjoy this week’s bountiful harvest! –Maggie

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Salad Turnips, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Arugula, Kale, Peppers
On the counter: Tomatoes
FRUIT: Ripen pears on the counter. Bosc pears are ripe when they are fully brown (no green).  Small black spots on the pears are superficial and will not affect the taste or quality of the fruit. You can wash or cut it off.

CONNECT WITH YOUR FARM
Golden Earthworm welcomes you to explore their website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share.

+ FIND RECIPES+ VEGETABLE INFO & STORAGE TIPS

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact the farm. That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!

RECIPES FROM THE FARM
Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Swiss Chard
Roasted Red Peppers (Make them and freeze them if you want to save these beauties for later!)

 

Enjoy!

In the Box: Summer, Week #2

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Spinach – 1 bunch
Red Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Green Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
If you ordered, pick up your LWF goodies today

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #2

In the Box: Autumn, Week #19

Japanese Salad Turnips
Japanese Salad Turnips.
Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Escarole – 1 head
Mesclun Lettuce Mix with Baby Arugula – 1 bag
Baby Bok Choi – 1 bunch
Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Green Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes – 1 quart
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Kohlrabi – several pieces
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Fruit Share
Empire Apples

Herb Share
Herb shares have ended for the season.

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up. Place your next à la carte order! Deadline is October 8th at 5pm, for delivery on October 18th. Read more here.

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite orders today! Forgot to place an order? The next deadline is October 14th for delivery on October 18th.

A few friendly reminders & updates:

CSA Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 14
Our farm’s annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm. CSA members, their families and invited guests are welcome! Read more and sign up online.

Winter Veg & Fruit Shares via Winter Sun Farms
Signup for winter shares from Winter Sun Farms continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up online.

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #19

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.

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #5

In the Box: Summer, Week #4

pea_cover
Pea cover crop (img via GEOF)

Veg Share
Kohlrabi – 1 piece
Fennel – 1 piece
Carrots – 1 bunch
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Escarole – 1 head
Scallions – 1 bunch
Arugula – 1 bag
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Green Boston Lettuce – 1 head

Fruit Share
Red Currants – 1 pint

Herb Share
Starts this week!!

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!

Reminder: Early bird signup for Winter Sun Farms’ winter shares are *this Thursday (June 21st)!* Bring your checkbooks. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up (right now!) online.

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #4

In The Box: Summer, Week #2

Vegetable Share
Baby Arugula – 1 bag
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Garlic Scapes – 1 bunch
Collards -OR- Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
As always, please keep in mind that the list is subject to change, depending on what’s going on at the farm.

Fruit Share
TBD… (stay tuned)

Milk Not Jails Share
Today is a pick up for dairy!

Continue reading In The Box: Summer, Week #2

Boston Lettuce



General Facts

Modern lettuce had its start as a Mediterranean weed. As early as 55 B.C., lettuce was served on the tables of Persian kings and praised for its medicinal values. The name comes from Latin words referring to its milky juice.

Nutrition
1 cup of shredded boston lettuce has only 7 calories, and 1 gram each of fiber, protein, and sugar. While it is low on calories it has 36% of our reccomended allowance of Vitamin A! It also has lots of Vitamin K and folate.

AKA

Butter lettuce

Storage

Lettuce will perish quickly if not stored properly. Boston lettuce can be stored (unwashed) for 3 to 5 days in a perforated plastic bag (wrap in damp paper towels if you want to be fancy), inside your refrigerator.
A little trick? Do not place your lettuce near fruits that release ethylene such as apples, pears or bananas to avoid premature ripening. Wash your lettuce in cold water and just before preparing it. Dry it immediately before leaves soften.

Recipes