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In the Box: Autumn, Week #21

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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: Summer, Week #3

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Image via Golden Earthworm

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Escarole – 1 head
Purple Kohlrabi – 1 bunch
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Scallions – 1 bunch
Baby Arugula – 1 bag
Red Beets – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Deadlines to order your next delivery of Lewis Waite products start Friday, June 21st for delivery on Thursday, June 27th. 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!

We *heart* Volunteers!
To keep the CSA running—and the fresh produce flowing—we need everyone’s help! VolunteerSpot hosts our new volunteer calendar. Once there, navigate through the CSA season and sign yourself up directly for your shifts. Please keep in mind that each share is required to complete 2 shifts over the course of the season. Read more…

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
I’m loving the share this week! Escarole is one of my absolute favorites and it only comes around a few times each season. Be careful—it looks a lot like Romaine Lettuce, but it has frilly outer leaves and a white center. It’s a bitter green, so you have to know how to prepare it well. If you’re going to try it in a salad, I would stick to the inner leaves with the white stem. This part is more tender and less bitter. Save the outer leaves to cook. (Or you could cook the whole head.)

The Red Beets are small and incredibly sweet. The tops are not only edible, they’re delicious too! You can cook them like spinach—they’ll wilt down quickly in a pan with some olive oil and salt and pepper. I usually plop the beetroot in a pot of boiling water with the skins on and cook til knife tender. (Roasting them in the oven intensifies their flavor, but I opt to keep the oven off during the summer.) Once cooked and cooled, the skins will slip off easily.

Purple Kohlrabi is probably new to many of you. We like to call it the “Sputnik” veg because of its unusual shape. Peel the skin carefully and then you can slice raw in a salad or braise gently. I like its cabbage flavor raw in salads this time of year.  Scallions are great sliced and sprinkled on any salad and the baby Arugula practically melts in your mouth. Be sure not to dress with an overpowering dressing. A light coating of good quality olive oil, a splash of vinegar and some salt and pepper with bring out its peppery flavor nicely.

Finally, Cilantro! My love affair with this herb is well-known, and I can’t keep myself from adding it to every salad and bean dish (as well as chicken soup!). However, the recipe below for Halloumi with cilantro, lime and caper vinaigrette is the first recipe I make when the cilantro comes in from the fields. Halloumi is a greek cheese that doesn’t melt when cooked! You can find it at Whole Foods and some Trader Joe’s and I’ve even seen it at the local grocery after I pestered them about carrying it. The recipe calls for a sprinkling of cilantro, but I usually serve the cheese over a salad of equal parts arugula and cilantro.

Bon appetit, mes amis! – Maggie

U-PICK ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES
And finally, don’t miss out on Golden Earthworm’s pick your own strawberries! It’s likely only going to last one more weekend—this coming Friday, June 21st (10am to 6pm), and Saturday, June 22nd (9am to 5pm). PYO strawberries are $4.00 a qt for CSA members.

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 + READ MAGGIE’S FARM BLOG

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 Salad with Fennel and Gruyere
Escarole and Pine Nuts
Kohlrabi Salad
Halloumi Cheese with Cilantro, Lime and Caper Vinaigrette

In the Box: Autumn, Week #21

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Radicchio, halved. Image via GEOF.

Veg Share*
Butternut Squash – 1 piece
Green Kale – 1 bunch
Escarole – 1 head
Radicchio – 1 head
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Fennel – 2-3 pieces
Dill OR Cilantro – 1 bunch
Spinach – 1 large .75lb bag
Bonus! Garlic seconds – 1 or 2 small pieces (Some garlic is missing a clove or two. We are using up the slightly damaged garlic which still has many good quality cloves. The brown discoloration on some of the cloves is just on the surface and is cosmetic, although you may want to cut it off before using.)
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Fruit Share
Mixed bag of Empire and Mutsu Apples

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up AND à la carte order pick up!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite orders today! Forgot to place an order? The next deadline is October 28th for delivery on November 1st. Please place your orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys by November 5th to be guaranteed a bird!!

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Winter Veg & Fruit Shares via Winter Sun Farms
Early bird signup for the Winter Sun Farms winter share continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up online.

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #21

In the Box: Autumn, Week #20

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Join us at our farm's annual CSA Harvest Festival THIS SUNDAY! Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Butternut Squash – 1 or 2, depending on size
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Baby Arugula – 1 bag
Green Batavian Lettuce OR Green Kale OR Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Red Russian Kale – 1 bunch (Best variety to enjoy raw in a salad!)
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Mix of Red and Golden Delicious
(Notes on fruit: The apples should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them crisp.)

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

CSA Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 14
The farm’s annual Harvest Festival is THIS SUNDAY! Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Animal Shearing, Kids Events and lots more!

The Festival is FREE for all CSA members and their guests. You are welcome to meet us there —or— SIGN UP to ride the bus with us (if riding the bus, you must SIGN UP and please bring $5 per person to help pay for bus expenses).

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, October 14th for delivery on October 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. Please place your orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys by November 5th to be guaranteed a bird!!

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #20

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 #4

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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 #3

Veg Share
Baby Spinach – 1 bag
Scallions – 1 bunch
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Romaine OR Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Red Beets – 1 bunch
Bok Choi -OR- Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch

Fruit Share
TBD…

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is June 24th for delivery on the 28th.

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!

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #3

Recaito

recipe via Daisy Cooks!

There really is no translation for this mixture of onion, garlic, peppers and green herbs, but it’s a foundation of much of Puerto Rican cooking.

Ingredients
1 medium Spanish onion, cut into big chunks
8 cloves garlic, peeled
6 ajicitos dulces (see recipe for Sofrito) or 1 cubanelle peppers, cored, seeded, and cut into chunks
4 leaves culantro (if you can’t find culantro, increase the amount of ajicitos or cilantro by half)
6 big sprig cilantro, stems and all, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup packed)

Method
1. Place the onion and garlic in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. With the motor running, add the remaining ingredients, one at a time and process, until the mixture is smooth.

2. Set aside the amount you need for the recipe you’re preparing. Pack the remaining recaito in ½-cup portions in sealable plastic bags and store in freezer.

Yield: 1 ½ cups

Edamame Salad with Roasted Corn

recipe via Lisa Sabin; image via The Nibble

I have made this a couple times and it is light and healthy. Yes, you are using frozen edamame, but the fresh corn makes all the difference. – Jessica 

Ingredients
1 bag (16 0unces) frozen shelled edamame (soy beans)
3 ears of corn, roasted
1/4 cup diced red onions
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1 1/4 tbsp finely grated ginger root
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp light mayonaise
1 tbsp lemon

Method
1. Drizzle olive oil onto ears of corn, sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Roast corn at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Turn frequently.

2. Toss edamame, peppers, onions, cilantro in bowl. Whisk lemon and light mayo in a cup, toss into the salad. Set aside.

3. Remove corn from oven, let cool for a few minutes. Carefully cut corn kernels off the cob. Toss corn into the bown with the other ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator.

4. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Yield: 4

Garlic Scapes Udon

recipe via F. Connolly, image via avlxyz


Ingredients
Garlic Scapes, sliced vertically
Udon noodles
Parsley / Cilantro
Bean Sprouts
Fish Sauce
Egg

Method
1. Boil water with garlic scapes, cilantro/parsley, sesame oil and a little soy sauce.

2. Add udon noodles

3. Add bean sprouts

4. Add an egg (it will poach in the broth)

5. Cook for 7-10 minutes, or until boiling

6. Drizzle Vietnamese (or any Asian) fish sauce over noodles, or top with kimchi and a sliced lime.

7. Poke the yolk immediately before serving.