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Veggies + Fruit + Special Shares! (Oct 12 pick-up)

Remember tomorrow is pick-ups for ALL SHARES–this includes beer, kombucha, fish and soap, along with the usual veggies and fruit. All pickups are October 12th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Also remember when you pick up you can enter the 50/50 raffle. This benefits our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares!

Fruit shares are a bag of bosc pears, and cortland & jonagold apples.

Veggies are listed below, all should be stored in the fridge:


Broccoli The more the merrier, right? Use within 5 days.


Romanesco Broccoli/Cauliflower Not a broccoli or a cauliflower, be very excited for this cool-looking veggie. It can be steamed, roasted or eaten raw. Use within 5 days.


Japanese Salad Turnips – Remember you can eat the greens on these too! Use within 5 days.


Long Green Peppers – We’re officially out of these as of this week. They can easily be frozen if you don’t want to eat them yet. Use within a week.


Toscano Kale – A great kale variety for soups. Use within a week.


Scallions – Do we smell more scallion pancakes in the future? Use within a week. 


Red Batavian Lettuce – Very beautiful and flavorful too. Use within a week.


Butternut Squash – There’s been issues with storage this season, so please don’t keep them on your counter. Store in the fridge. Use right away!!


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies & Fruit – Oct 5

Here’s the list of what we’re getting tomorrow. All pickups are October 5th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Also remember when you pick up you can enter the 50/50 raffle. This benefits our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares!

Fruit shares are a bag of empire apples and bosc pears. Veggies are listed below:


Arugula This week is a larger share, so they’re bunched. Store in the fridge. Use now.


Green Cabbage – Because these grow so tight, they don’t really need to be washed inside–just peel the leaves until it’s clean. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Red Tomatoes – These beefsteak variety will be coming to an end soon, savor them! Store on the counter. Use now.


Cauliflower Did you know cauliflower stays white because their leaves shade them from the sun? Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Broccoli – A sure sign that fall is here! Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days.


Red Beets – A yummy earthy treat. You can saute the whole plant. Store in the fridge. Use the greens in 3 days, the root within a week. 


Mustard Mix – A peppery green to spice up your salad. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Collards – Best cooked, or used as a wrap. Store in the fridge.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Use within a week.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies & Fruit for Sept 28

Hello and here’s what’s in the veggie box today! (Fruit shares are a bag of gala/cortland apples and seckel pears.) All pickups are September 28th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Arugula These leaves are tender, and it’s advised to wash and eat right away. Use now.


Bok Choi – This is a great favorite, and unlike most of the other greens, it should be stored on the counter. Use within a week.


Japanese Salad Turnips – You can eat both the tops and roots of these. Our favorite is to saute the tops and eat the bottoms raw. Use within a week.


Cauliflower Did you know cauliflower stays white because their leaves shade them from the sun? Use within a week.


Red, Yellow or Green Peppers – We’ve been patiently waiting for our peppers to change color–and now they’re ready! Use within 5 days.


Plum Tomatoes – These are the last of the season, so sad to see them go. Use now.


Collards or Napa Cabbage – These are in rotation, happy box surprise! Use within 5 days.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Use within a week.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies, Fruit & Everything Else! (Sept 14th)

Tomorrow we’ve got vegetable shares, fruit shares (apples and pears this week), and all of our special shares too–kombucha, beer, soap and fish. Don’t forget which shares you need to pick up!

All pickups are September 14th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Acorn Squash – Cook it, eat it, love it–just don’t leave it on your porch as a decoration or you’ll be missing out. Store on the counter. Use within a week.


Cherry & Red Tomatoes – Tomato season has a few more weeks left, so we’ll be rotating these two types until their gone. Store on the counter. Use now.


Leeks – They look like big scallions, and you can eat both the white and green parts. Refrigerate. Use within a week.


Romaine Lettuce – You know what to do with this one. Refrigerate. Use within 5 days.


Cilantro Good in everything from salsa to soups. Refrigerate. Use within 3 days.


Green Long Peppers – Great in stir-fry, and they can freeze easily. Refrigerate. Use within a week.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Refrigerate. Use within a week.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies and Fruit for Sept 7

Happy back to school week–we’re rewarding you with delicious veggies (and more nectarines and peaches for fruit share members)!

All pickups are September 7th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Great for snacking and salads. Store on the counter. Use now.


Zucchini It’s still going strong, but any day now we’ll have to say good-bye. Use within a week.


Purple Potatoes – Great for salads or roasting. Use within a week.


Swiss Chard – This may be the last for the summer. Use within a week.


Green Beans Something new for your boxes this week, enjoy them steamed with butter and salt. Use within a week.


Scallions – Have you been missing these the last couple weeks? They’re back! Use within a week.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Use within a week.


Peppers (in rotation) – For all you eggplant-less friends, dip these not-hot peppers into some hummus while thinking of future eggplant recipes. Use within a week.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies and Fruit for Aug 31

Tomatoes, glorious tomatoes! Two types this week (plus nectarines and peaches for fruit share members–let them ripen outside the bag, please.)

All pickups are August 31st at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Red Tomatoes – Another week of delicious beefsteak tomatoes. Store on the counter. Use now.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes & Blush Cocktail Tomatoes – Great for snacking and salads. Store on the counter. Use now.


Zucchini We’re on to the last planting of these, so enjoy the final harvest. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Peppers – These green frying peppers are not spicy. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Nicola Potatoes – A nice, waxy variety–great for salads or roasting. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Onions These can last up to three weeks in a cool, dark place–but it’s recommended to eat them sooner. Use within a week.


Red Batavian Lettuce – More yummy summer lettuce.  Store in the fridge. Use within a week.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

In The Box–June 15

Who’s ready for more greens?? Check out what’s in the box this week–and if you’re looking for more info or recipes, Golden Earthworm has some tasty looking ideas here. Everything on this week’s list is best stored in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.


The veggie pickup for Thursday, June 15th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Escarole – It looks like lettuce, but it’s not! Escarole a very nutrient-dense vegetable, and can be eaten raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.


Garlic Scapes – This is the top of the garlic plant–remove the head and use the rest as you would garlic. It gives a slightly milder flavor. When to use: Within a week.


Parsley – Don’t write this off as just a garnish–it’s also great in soups, salads and juices! When to use: Within 3 days.


Baby Arugula – This is the next planing, so it’s extremely tender and best eaten raw in a salad. When to use: Within 3 days.


Red Romaine Lettuce – Romain loves the hot weather, and holds up great with heavier toppings. When to use: Within a week.


Toscano Kale – Try this one as kale chips, thrown in a cold smoothie or added to a soup. When to use: Within a week.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change.


If you find that your greens have gone “limp,” a tell-tale sign of dehydration, try soaking them in a bowl of cold water for a bit to help them perk back up.


For more tips, recipe ideas, and info on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog. http://goldenearthworm.com/farmblog

Strawberry Picking June 17

Take a ride with us to visit Golden Earthworm Organic Farm and pick all the sweet strawberries you want (first pint is free!).

Strawberry season is underway, and Golden Earthworm Farm is offering u-pick strawberries to CSA members only. You’re welcome to drive out to the farm on your own, but to make it even easier, we’ve chartered a bus!

When: Saturday, June 17th
Bus Pick up: 8:30am at Sunnyside Community Services
Bus Return: 5:30/6:00pm
Suggested Donation: $5 per person / $10 per family (kids free)

All veggie share members get a free quart of strawberries. Want more than a pint? Pick as much as you’d like for only $4.50/pint.

Sign up for a spot on the chartered bus here. (Spots are limited–sign up soon!)


Want to be more social? Sunnyside CSA is on Facebook and Twitter too!

Special Products Shares Announced!

We have added a whole bunch of new special products for the 2014 season! I’m talking kombucha, fermented foods, wine, and eggs–plus, we’re bringing back the ever popular dairy, fish, beer, and herb shares.

In addition, Lewis Waite Farms has created share plans for all kinds of different products, including bread, organ meats, cheese, meat, and more. You can always order a la carte from Lewis Waite, but if you’d like them to do the work for you, sign up for a share plan.

All of the details and a link to the sign up form can be found on our new Special Products page. You may never need to go to the grocery store again!