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In the Box: Summer, Week #10

cherry tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes! Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Scallions – 1 bunch
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Cucumbers – 4 pieces
Batavian Lettuce – 2 heads
Eggplant – 1 piece OR Green Frying Peppers – 3-4 pieces
Garlic – 1 head
Tomatoes – 1 red OR Cherry Tomatoes – .5 lb bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Yellow Peaches – 1 bag
Donut Peaches – 1 bag
Ripen peaches in a paper bag on the counter, then refrigerate.

Herb Share
Summer Savory
Oregano

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick up

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

A few friendly reminders & updates:

UPDATE: The farmers had intended for each box to contain a bunch of Purslane, but there will only be a handful of bunches available for our most passionate purslane fans—Please ask for it! Here’s what the famers have to say: “The purslane has developed a leaf spot (probably a nutrient deficiency of some kind) and we’ve decided to replace it with eggplant or peppers (long green frying peppers). However, we did pick some (37 bunches) anyway for your most ardent purslane fans. It will be a separate white crate.”

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
Storage Tips
-In a bag in the fridge: Scallions, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Purslane
-In the fridge: Cucumbers
-On the counter: Tomatoes, Garlic

This week’s share reflects the ongoing transition from mid-summer crops to late-summer produce; Tomatoes have started to come in, albeit slowly, and we have Cucumbers galore! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and relatively cool, particularly in comparison to July’s heat and humidity, but the trade off is that crops like tomatoes are taking a long time to ripen. As a result, the contents of this week’s share may fluctuate more than usual – please be sure to check back frequently for updates! And don’t forget, if you do not receive an item this week, we will work hard to try to provide it for you in the weeks to come.

A few more specific notes about this week’s share: We continue to have plenty of Batavian Lettuce, Scallions, and Swiss Chard, which have all done very well this season. The cucumbers have really taken off in the past week, and you may notice that they’ve increased in size due to the recent rain we’ve had. The water also helps to make them crisp and crunchy! Purslane is new this week, and is a personal favorite for many of us here at the farm. We will continue to distribute Garlic periodically; it’s such a beautiful sight to see it hanging/drying from the rafters in our front barn and we’re just a little sad to see it come down (though we’re always happy to provide it to our members!). Finally, please be aware that many of the tomatoes have cracks or crevices. Much of this is directly attributable to the wet and cool period we had during pollination. They are still very tasty despite the occasional deformities, and we hope to have many more tomatoes in the coming weeks.

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
Purslane Salad
Cucumber Purslane Yogurt Salad

In the Box: Autumn, Week #17

potato harvest
Recent potato harvest on the farm. Image via: GEOF

Veg Share*
Butternut Squash – 1 piece
Green Beans – .75lb
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – .35lb bag
Leeks – 2 pieces
Red Tomatoes – 4 plum & 1 red beefsteak
Yukon Gold Potatoes – 4 lb bag
Red Boston or Green Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Fruit Share
Greening & Russet Apples (baking varieties) – 1 bag mixed
Bosc Pears – 1 bag

Herb Share
Rosemary
Oregano

Milk Not Jails Dairy Shares & Monthly Dairy Specials
Weekly dairy share pick up AND à la carte specials pick up!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite orders today! Forgot to place an order? The next deadline is September 30th for delivery on October 4th.

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 Sun Farms’ winter shares continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up online.

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In the Box: Summer, Week #14

Veg Share*
Green Beans – .4 lbs (Harvested from a new planting—delicious, tender size!)
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – 1/2 lb
Savoy Cabbage – 1 head
Red or Yellow Onions – 1 lb
Yellow Potatoes – 1 quart
Red Tomatoes – 4 lb bag
Cilantro – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Mixed Apples (Gala & Gravenstein)
Nectarines

Herb Share
Lemon Verbena
Thyme

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share & Monthly Dairy Specials
Weekly dairy share pick up AND à la carte specials pick up!

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Tomato Shares, Available Now! ~ ORDER NOW for delivery this Thursday
Tomato shares are ready for this Thursday! Shares are $35 for 20 lbs. of plum canning/sauce tomatoes. Please deal with Golden Earthworm Farm directly—READ MORE HERE.

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, September 2nd for delivery on September 6th. Anyone, not just CSA members, can order these products and pick up from our CSA. They have an amazing selection of items, all produced by small local farms.

Milk Not Jails Monthly Dairy Specials
The next dairy à la carte order deadline is Friday, September 7th for delivery on September 20th. Anyone, not just CSA members, can order these products and pick up from our CSA. Enjoy amazing dairy products and support criminal justice reform at the same time.

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #14

In the Box: Summer, Week #13

Veg Share*
Green Beans – .75 lb bag
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – 1 quart
Spaghetti Squash – 1 piece
Yellow Onions – 3-4 pieces
Chioggia Beets – 1 bunch without tops
Red Tomatoes – 6 lb bag – WOW!
Basil – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Fruit Share
Peaches – 1 bag
Ginger Gold Apples – 1 bag

Herb Share
Oregano
Parsley

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Dairy share pick up is weekly. Don’t forget your milk!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is September 2nd for delivery on the 6th.

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Tomato Shares, Available Now! ORDER NOW for delivery this Thursday
Tomato shares are ready for this Thursday! Shares are $35 for 20 lbs. of plum canning/sauce tomatoes. Please deal with Golden Earthworm Farm directly—READ MORE HERE.

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #13

In the Box: Summer, Week #12

Veg Share*
Green Beans – .75 lb bag
Arugula – .6 lb bag
Long Green Peppers – 3-4 pieces
Cherry Tomatoes – 1 pint
Red Tomatoes – 4 lb bag – WOW!
Orange Watermelon – 1 piece
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Peaches – 1 bag
Ginger Gold Apples – 1 bag

Herb Share
Thai Basil
Marjoram

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up—don’t forget you milk!

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Tomato Shares, Available Now! ~ ORDER NOW for delivery this Thursday
We just got word from our farmers, tomato shares ready for this Thursday! Shares are $35 for 20 lbs. of plum canning/sauce tomatoes. Please deal with Golden Earthworm Farm directly—READ MORE HERE.

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, August 19th for delivery on August 23rd. Anyone, not just CSA members, can order these products and pick up from our CSA. They have an amazing selection of items, all produced by small local farms.

Milk Not Jails Monthly Dairy Specials
The next dairy à la carte order deadline is Monday, August 20th at 5pm for delivery on August 30th. Anyone, not just CSA members, can order these products and pick up from our CSA. Enjoy amazing products and support criminal justice reform at the same time.

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #12

In the Box: Summer, Week #11

Tomato Shares are IN! See details below for ordering instructions.

Veg Share*
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Red Potatoes – 3 lb bag
Cucumbers – 3-4 pieces
Genovese Basil – 1 bunch
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Fresh Yellow Onions – 1 bunch
Baby Watermelon -OR- Sungold Cherry Tomatoes AND Green Beans – 1 piece or a mixed bag
Red Tomatoes – 3 lb
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Fruit Share
A mixed bag of Yellow and White Peaches

Herb Share
Rosemary
Garlic Chives

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Dairy share pick up is weekly. Don’t forget your milk!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is August 19th for delivery on the 23rd.

Tomato Shares, Available Now! ~ ORDER NOW for delivery this Thursday
We just got word from our farmers, tomato shares ready for this Thursday! Shares are $35 for 20 lbs. of plum canning/sauce tomatoes. Please deal with Golden Earthworm Farm directly—READ MORE HERE.

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #11

Gazpacho Salad


recipe and image via Food and Wine

With cherry tomatoes that are promised to “explode like water balloons and taste like Red Hots,” how can you not make this salad?

Ingredients
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
One 2 1/2-inch cinnamon stick

One 3 1/2-inch piece of baguette, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 pound sea beans, thick ends trimmed (If sea beans are unavailable, substitute with asparagus or haricots verts)
1 cucumber—peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

Method
1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice water. Cut a slit in the base of each tomato. Add the tomatoes to the boiling water and blanch them until the skins start to split, about 15 seconds. Drain the tomatoes, then transfer them to the ice water to cool. Drain and peel the tomatoes, then transfer them to a small bowl.

2. In the same saucepan, combine the water, sugar, salt, red pepper and cinnamon stick; simmer over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves. Strain the syrup over the tomatoes and let stand until cool, 45 minutes. Drain, discarding the syrup.

3. Preheat the oven to 350°. On a baking sheet, toss the bread with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden, about 8 minutes.

4. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the sea beans and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain in a colander and cool under running water, then pat dry.

5. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes, croutons, sea beans, cucumber, scallions, vinegar and the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Yield: 6 servings

Shrimp and White Bean Pasta


This adapted Michael Chiarello recipe is, as my husband puts it, a great mid-week dinner. -Jessica

Ingredients
8-10 (or more if you feel like it) raw deviened shrimp
2 chopped garlic clove
1/2 med. onion chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
3/4 can of white beans drained and rinsed (or use dried and soaked)
olive oil
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
crushed hot red pepper
salt
black pepper
fresh whole basil leaves
fresh parsley
hot cooked pasta ( I made with whole wheat cork screws) to serve 4
Parmesan (optional)

Method
1. Heat a generous amount of olive oil in pan on medium heat. You want enough that the whole pan is covered well. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and then put in pan and cook thru, turning frequently for about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and put aside.

2. Sometime before or after the shrimp are cooked put beans in bowl with some water and a little oil and microwave (probably about 1 minute and 30 seconds) till hot and set aside was well.

3. Throw onions and garlic in same pan with oil you cooked shrimp in and saute till almost soft.

4. Add cherry tomatoes, crushed red pepper, lemon/lime juice, salt and pepper to taste, basil and saute for a couple minutes.

5. Add warm beans and mix briefly on heat.

6. Pour over hot pasta, adding shrimp and toss together.

7. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese (if you dare to break Italian tradition and put cheese on a seafood pasta dish) and serve!