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In the Box: Autumn, Week #25

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Red Beets – 2 lbs
Carrots – 2 lbs
Rutabaga – 2 lbs
Leeks – 1 bunch
Sweet Potatoes – 1 qt
Cauliflower – 1 piece
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Green Cabbage – 1 piece
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share FINAL FRUIT SHARE OF THE SEASON
1 bag mixed apples (Empire & Fuji)

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
LWF pick-up — Don’t forget your turkey!

Village Fishmonger
Fish share pick-up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

No delivery next week due to the holiday. December 5th will be our final delivery of the 2013 Summer/Autumn season.

Winter Shares are SOLD OUT
We’re already excited to bring you winter veggies! The first Winter pick-up will be December 19th, from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services (43-31 39th St., Sunnyside, NY). Questions? Contact us!

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!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Tuesday, December 10th. IMPORTANT NOTE: Winter deliveries are on Tuesdays (NOT Thursdays). Place your order now!

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
Roasted Watermelon Radishes with a Shallot Vinaigrette
Mache with warm Brie and Apples
Pasta with Lentils & Kale

Enjoy!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #24

Kohlrabi. Image via GEOF
Kohlrabi. Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Kohlrabi – 2 piece
Fennel – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Carrots – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 3 heads
Cauliflower – 1 head
Surprise Item – 1 piece/bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed apples (Empire, Winesap, and Cortland or Fuji)

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Village Fishmonger
Fish share pick-up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: All veggies!

Winter Shares SIGN-UP NOW! DEADLINE Nov 18th
There are two kinds of Winter Vegetable Shares: 1. Golden Earthworm’s root vegetable share, and 2. Winter Sun Farms‘ frozen local vegetable share. The two shares complement each other well, so feel free to sign-up for both! In addition to veggies, you can also purchase a Cider Share and/or an Apple Share from Briermere Farms. Sign-Up DEADLINE is Monday, November 18th! Sign-Up now!

It’s Turkey Time with Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order turkey or other favorites (like bread, cheese, grains, meats, eggs, etc.) from Lewis Waite for delivery on Thursday, November 21st. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Turkey DEADLINE Nov 14th. 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
Snow! It may be beautiful, but it’s not nice weather for working in fields.  As the season comes to a close, it’s less comfortable for our workers picking and washing the veg in these cold temperatures. They deserve a big thank you for their hard work all season, and especially now as they work through the snow and wind and freezing wash waters.

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
5 Ways with Kohlrabi
Baked Radicchio
Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Soup

Enjoy!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #22

bok choi - GEOF
Bok Choi. Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Kale – Red, Green or Toscano – 1 bunch
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Beets – 1 bunch
Bok Choi – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 1 head
Cauliflower – 2 heads
Carrots – 1 bunch
Long Peppers – 7+ pieces
Eggplant – 1 piece

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Apples (Jonagold & Red Delicious)
1 bag mixed Apples (Fuji & Cameo)

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Village Fishmonger
Fish share pick-up **Don’t forget  your fish!**

A few friendly reminders & updates: 

VEGGIE STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Kale, Swiss Chard, Beets, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Peppers

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!

Fish Shares
Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! ORDER DEADLINE is 11/4 for delivery on 11/7. Low-mercury options are available. Sign-up today! Questions, Contact Us!

NEWS FROM THE FARM
Ok, so this is the last week of Peppers!  (I promise.) We’ve had a bumper crop of peppers this season and as is typical in CSA, you’ve received the bounty of the harvest over the past couple months.  Luckily peppers are easy to roast and freeze for use in recipes over the winter!  Check out the instructions under the Recipe section in this newsletter.The Cauliflower is a real treat this week!  This crop is not especially easy to grow and we haven’t had it for several seasons, so enjoy!
Bon appetit! – 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
Wondering what to do with all the peppers?  Try Roasting & Storing them!
Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Beet Salad with Orange & Beet Greens
Chickpea Stew with Swiss Chard

Cauliflower and potato soup
In a heavy bottomed soup pot, saute a chopped onion and 1 clove of minced garlic in some olive oil.  Add a head of cauliflower (roughly cut into 1″ chunks), 2-3 small potatoes and 1 carrot (all peeled and cut into 1/2″ chunks) and saute for a few minutes.  Add water to just cover the veg, put a top on the pot and boil, then simmer until the potatoes, carrots and cauliflower are tender.  Use an immersion blender to puree smooth and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #24

Veg Share*
Sweet Potatoes – 4 lbs
Rutabaga – 1 piece
Radicchio – 1 head
Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Cauliflower – 1 head
Bok Choi – 2 pieces
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Beets -OR- Carrots – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

Tonight: Donate Food for Hurricane Relief
Donate any/all of your CSA share that can be eaten raw AND bring other ready-to-eat foods to pick-up. We are partnering with Sunnyside Cares to coordinate a food drop-off in the Rockaways. Here are some ideas of what to bring: Orange Juice, Apple Juice, granola bars, powdered milk, jelly, jars of baby food, formula (see Sunnyside Cares on Facebook for more info on how to help). NOTE: NO GLASS, NOTHING THAT NEEDS A CAN OPENER.

Also Tonight: Sign up for Winter Shares
Tonight, from 5-8pm, is the ONLY in-person sign up for winter shares. If you plan to sign up in-person, please know the details of the shares you are purchasing and *bring your checkbook.* Remember, the easiest way to sign up is right here via web form and pay with PayPal. You can also sign up via web form then pay by sending a check to our P.O. box.
Note: Payment must be received by November 15th.

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #24

Cauliflower


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muffet

The milk, sweet, almost nutty flavor of cauliflower is at its best from December through March when it is in season and most plentiful in your local markets. It has a compact head (called a “curd”), usually about six inches in diameter that is composed of undeveloped flower buds.

Nutrition:
This vegetable is high in potassium, iron, and zinc. 1 cup (100 g) has 25 calories, 0 fat, 3 g dietary fiber and 2 g protein. One cup of boiled cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C(91.5% of the DV), folate (13.6% of the DV), and dietary fiber (13.4% of the DV). That same amount of cauliflower also serves as a very good source of vitamin B5, vitamin B6, manganese and omega-3 fatty acids

Storage:
Store uncooked cauliflower in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to a week. To prevent moisture from developing in the floret clusters, store it with the stem side down.
Origin:
A member of the cabbage family, Cauliflower originated from China.

Cooking tips:

Cauliflower florets are the part of the plant that most people eat. However, the stem and leaves are also edible and are especially good for adding to soup stocks.
To cut cauliflower, first remove the outer leaves and then slice the florets at the base where they meet the stalks.
Cauliflower contains phytonutrients that release odorous sulfur compounds when heated. These odors become stronger with increased cooking time. Some phytonutrients may react with iron in cookware and cause the cauliflower to take on a brownish hue. To prevent this, add a bit of lemon juice to the water in which you blanche the cauliflower.

Sauté cauliflower with garlic, minced ginger and tamari.
For cauliflower with a vivid yellow color, sauté with a spoonful of turmeric or generous pinch of saffron.

Puree cooked cauliflower, add fennel seeds and your other favorite herbs and spices and serve as soup.

Or just eat raw.

Substitutions:
broccoli

Equivalents:
1 lb = 1 small head = 1.5 c chopped = 7.5 oz cooked = 10 oz frozen = 2 cups chopped