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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

Last Chance to Order Dairy Shares

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Milk Not Jails

Sunnyside CSA is excited to work with Milk Not Jails for a second season! We encourage folks who love fresh local milk to try yogurt and milk samples on Thursday, May 30th, at our first CSA distribution of the season. If you like what you taste, sign up for a 24 week season (2 weeks shy of a full season) of delicious dairy goods from upstate sources. You can feel good about contributing to the activist goals of Milk Not Jails, which also serves as a grassroots campaign to change New York’s relationship to prison economies by revitalizing agriculture.

Milk Not Jails 24-week Dairy Shares

The 24 week share will include deliveries of milk and/or yogurt from small, local farms partnering with Milk Not Jails. Prices for shares vary by item and are prorated for 24 weeks (instead of the full 26).

  • Yogurt 32oz. tubs: $96 ($4 per 32 oz.)
    Plain Whole Milk or Plain Non-fat
  • Milk-Half gallons: $120 ($5 per half gallon)
    Whole or Low-fat
  • Milk-Quarts: $105 ($3 per quart + $1.50 bottle deposit)
    Whole or Low-fat

If interested, please join us on Thursday, May 30th and sign up for the share in person. Payment can be made via check or Paypal.

You do not have to be a Sunnyside CSA member to enjoy Milk Not Jails dairy shares—yay!

Deliveries will be at our regular distribution time and location: Thursdays from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Center.

Questions? Contact us!

Fruit, Herb & Dairy Shares!

SORRY, THE DEADLINE FOR THIS OPTION HAS PASSED.

But you can still order dairy items a la carte throughout the season from Milk Not Jails. Details on those delivery dates coming soon!

Veggie shares are SOLD OUT for the 2013 Summer/Autumn season but you can still order fruit, herb or dairy shares! Just download and send the CSA contract with your check ASAP. DEADLINE April 30, 2013.

While veggies are often center stage around here, fruit, herb and milk shares make a great supplement to your vegetable share. They are also fantastic stand-alone shares—and a local alternative to grocery shopping. Please read about the 2013 Share Options, then download and print a CSA contract and send it, along with your check made out to Sunnyside CSA, to the address on the contract.

Questions? Contact us!

Also, please make sure to Join our Yahoo email group, which is how Sunnyside CSA sends important announcements.

Download and print the Membership Contract: Sunnyside CSA 2013 Contract

In the Box: Autumn, Week #26

Final delivery of the Summer/Autumn 2012 Season

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Cabbage! image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Yellow Potatoes – 1 quart
Beets – 1 piece
Carrots – 2 lbs
Baby Sweet Potatoes – 4 lbs
Green Cabbage – 1 head
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Pick up your weekly dairy share.

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Want to Join the CSA Core Group?!
Sunnyside CSA Core Group needs a Special Products Coordinator ~ Want to get more involved with your CSA? This is a great (volunteer) opportunity! Read more…

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite delivery will be Tuesday, December 11th. NOTE: The winter Lewis Waite deliveries will occur on Tuesdays (not Thursdays!), but will be available at our usual pick up location (Sunnyside Community Services). Place your order now!

Winter Shares Delivery Begins December 20th
Pick ups for Winter Shares will begin Thursday, December 20th, 6-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services! If you signed up for a Winter Sun Farms frozen vegetable share, Golden Earthworm root vegetable share, Cider Share or Apple Share, PLAN AHEAD for winter pick ups. Read more…

NOTES ON THE GOLDEN EARTHWORM VEGGIE SHARE
This is our final week of CSA for the 2012 season. If you want to make this week’s share last you into the holiday season, you’re in luck! They can all be stored well under the correct conditions. The Beets, Cabbage and Carrots can be stored in the fridge in a plastic bag for about a month. The Potatoes can be stored in a cool, dark place (not in the fridge) and the Sweet Potatoes should be kept in a cool (not cold) dark place.

NEWS FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
We’ve come to the end of another growing season here on the East End of Long Island. Overall, it was good season for us. The warm, dry summer was just what our crops needed, and we lost very little to disease (like in past rainy years). We want to thank you for your membership this season and we hope you will join us again in 2013. We will be sending out a notice as soon as our renewal application is available on our website in the next few weeks.

Have a very happy and healthy Holiday Season!
Maggie, Matt, James & Galen

RECIPES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Braised Cabbage with Caraway
Roasted Beets courtesy of Ina Garten

For more info about events and other ways of connecting with the farm, visit the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm website.

Happy eating!

In the Box: Autumn, Week #25

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Leeks! Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Leeks – 1 bunch
Watermelon Radish – 1 piece
Green Kale – 1 bunch
Russet Potatoes – 3 lbs.
Cabbage – 1 large head
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Baby Carrots – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share & À la Carte Orders
Pick up your weekly dairy share AND à la carte orders.

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite orders, including your Thanksgiving Orders!

Sign up for Winter Shares – DEADLINE THURSDAY
ONLINE SIGN UP ONLY! It’s easy, sign up 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/postmarked by November 15th.

Thank you for your donations to Sandy relief!
Thanks to all who donated food to for Hurricane Sandy Relief last week—it was a great success. Thanks, as well, to CSA member Melissa who had the idea, and put that idea into action! Our partners, Sunnyside Cares, coordinated a very much appreciated food drop-off in the Rockaways. Their efforts continue this week with a fundraiser event, called The RUSH, on Sunday.

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #25

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: Autumn, Week #19

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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

Order MNJ À la Carte Autumn Items

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Milk Not Jails tote bag.
Image via MNJ.

Fall is in the air! With beautiful winter squash and apples rolling into your kitchen, Milk Not Jails has just what you need… Order cream for that butternut squash soup and try the cinnamon butter—an easy way to add a little sugar and spice to that next apple crisp. Is more baking on your horizon? Check out the amazing price on 1 lb. French rolls of butter—only $6.75.

ORDER DEADLINE is Monday, October 8th at 5pm,
for delivery on October 18th.

Order via webform here.

If you dig Milk Not Jails, help spread the word about their deliciously fresh products and mission for criminal justice reform by ordering a Milk Not Jails tote bag or button. Your merchandise purchases support community outreach and political organizing for the new urban-rural alliance you are helping to build.

Enjoy amazing products and support criminal justice reform at the same time. Learn more about Milk Not Jails at www.milknotjails.org.

Trouble with the order form? You can also call-in your order. Call the number below for more details. Payment with food stamps or checks is also available.

Questions? Contact them directly at milknotjails [at] gmail.com or (917) 719-6455.

Over the winter, follow Milk Not Jails on Facebook and Twitter.

In the Box: Autumn, Week #18

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Autumn, on the farm.
Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Acorn or Spaghetti Squash – 1-3 piece
Green Beans – .5lb
Red Tomatoes – 2 Beefsteak (the last of the season!)
Red or Green Batavian Lettuce – 1 head
Carrots – 1 bunch
Shallots – 2 pieces
Baby Arugula – 1 bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Herb Share
Thyme
Lemon Verabera

Fruit Share
Mix of Red Delicious & Gala Apples
Bosc pears
(Notes on fruit: The apples should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them crisp. Bosc Pears should ripen outside the plastic bag. They will not be soft when ripe, just a little more golden in color. If you wait until they are soft, they will be rotten.)

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 just around the corner! 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).

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #18