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Harvest Festival 2013

harvest fest
Join us at the Golden Earthworm Harvest Festival! Image via GEOF

Enjoy a day at the farm at this year’s Harvest Festival! Every autumn, Golden Earthworm Organic Farm hosts an afternoon of activities for adults and kids. This year promises to be very special with hayrides, live music, cooking demonstrations and plenty to keep the little ones happy!

When: Sunday, October 20th, 11am to 3pm
Where: Golden Earthworm Farm, Riverhead, Long Island
Transportation: Meet us there OR Sign Up to ride the bus

BUS DETAILS
We’re partnering with our sister CSA in Hunters Point to provide members with a bus to the Harvest Festival. The bus will pick us up at 8:45am in front of Sunnyside Community Services, then pick up the Hunters Point CSA members and head out to the farm in Riverhead, Long Island. We will be back in Sunnyside at 5pm.

The bus ride will be $5 per adult, kids in your party ride free. Please bring exact change.
If you plan on taking the bus with us, Please Sign Up! We have limited seats—first come, first ride. Questions? Contact Us!

This is a private event open to all current CSA Members and their guests only. Please wear sturdy walking shoes for touring the farm and a blanket for picnicking. There will be some food for sale, but you are encouraged to bring lunch. Strollers welcome, but no pets allowed on farm property. This event will be held rain or shine.

HARVEST FESTIVAL DETAILS
ONGOING ACTIVITIES
Hayride Farm Tours
Walking Tours
Live Music
Farm Stand Open (Produce & Organic Baked Goods for sale!)
Q&A with Farmers

COOKING DEMOS/WORKSHOPS
Stacey Ornstein, Allergic to Salad
Alexa Weitzman, Sustainable Pantry
Lauren Kretzer, La Dolce Pita

KIDS ACTIVITIES
Storytelling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Scavenger Hunt
Crafting
Kids Cooking Workshop

FOOD!
Back by popular demand – Delicious handmade tamales, soups and organic baked goods! FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC!

Read more about the Golden Earthworm Harvest Festival...

In the Box: Autumn, Week #19

Red Salad Kale! Image via GEOF.
Red Salad Kale! Image via GEOF.

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Baby Salad Red Kale – 1  bunch
Napa Cabbage – 1 large head
Boston Lettuce – 2 heads (green or red)
Tomatoes – 2 lb bag of mixed variety
Arugula -OR- Spinach – 1 bag
Long Red Peppers – 4 pieces
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Apple varieties

Herb Share
TBD…

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
LWF pick-up

Village Fishmonger
**FIRST DELIVERY** Fish share pick-up

VEGGIE STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Kale, Cabbage, Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Peppers
On the counter: Tomatoes

A few friendly reminders & updates: 

Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival ~ Sunday, October 20th ~ 11am-3pm
This year’s Harvest Festival includes hayride tours, walking tours, kids activities, a giant haystack game, music from the talented Barbara Garriel, and cooking demos!! Please take a moment to fill out this sign-up form. We’ll do our best to provide transportation to and from the farm. FREE for CSA members! Read more about the festival…

Fish Shares
Fresh seafood, delivered weekly with your CSA bounty via Brooklyn-based Village Fishmonger! ORDER DEADLINE is 10/14 for delivery on 10/17. 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, October 24th. 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
I’m so excited about this week’s share! Little Farmer and I were discussing this over dinner last night and we’ve decided that the Baby Salad Kale in this week’s share is probably our favorite crop grown on our farm. (We were both chowing down on the kale salad with lemon, garlic and bread crumbs… recipe below.) DO NOT COOK THIS KALE! It is meant to be eaten raw in a salad. You can dress it up with your favorite house dressing, but I really cannot stress enough how fabulous our kale salad recipe is!

I must also note that this is the first time EVER that we’ve grown napa cabbage for the CSA. It’s a really lovely variety of cabbage with crisp-tender leaves. I’ve shared two great recipes below.
–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
Kale Salad with Lemon, Garlic, Bread Crumbs and Parmesan
Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad
Napa Cabbage Salad

Enjoy!

In the Box: Summer, Week #17

Japanese Salad Turnips
Japanese Salad Turnips. Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Baby Bok Choi – 2 pieces
Spinach – 1 lb. bag
Arugula – 1/2 lb. bag
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Long Red Peppers – 2 pieces
Green Bell Pepper – 1 piece
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed Cortland Apples and Bosc Pears
Ripen pears on the counter. Bosc pears are ripe when they are fully brown (no green). Small black spots on the pears are superficial and will not affect the taste or quality of the fruit. You can wash or cut it off.

Herb Share
Marjoram – 1 bunch
Savory – 1 bunch

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:

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: All veggie items this week!

CSA SMACKDOWN
Calling all iron chefs! On Oct. 5th we’re planning our very own cooking competition! You’ll get a share box and some simple ingredients. The winning team will get to battle for cooking supremacy in the city-wide Just Food CSA Smackdown! If you and a friend want to enter or have questions, Contact Us ASAP! Read more about the Smackdown via Just Food…

Golden Earthworm’s Harvest Festival ~ Sunday, October 20th ~ 11am-3pm
This year’s Harvest Festival promises to be a delicious and fun outing! Please take a moment to fill out this sign-up form. We’ll do our best to provide transportation to and from the farm. Read more about the festival…

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order your next Lewis Waite products for delivery on Thursday, October 10th. 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
I’ve been waiting months to say this… We have a gorgeous harvest of greens for you this week! A full pound of tender Spinach, Turnips (with greens that can be cooked like spinach!), Toscano Kale, Bok Choi and the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth Arugula! 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
Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup
Lentil & Spinach Soup

In the Box: Autumn, Week #21

Radicchio
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

hayride
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

Japanese Salad Turnips
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

In the Box: Autumn, Week #18

autumn on the farm
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

Harvest Festival & Bus Trip

harvest fest
Join us at the Golden Earthworm Harvest Festival! Image via: GEOF

It’s that time of year again, and with it comes our farm’s annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy an activity-filled afternoon at Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in beautiful Jamesport, Long Island: Tour the farm, listen to music, eat well, take a hay ride… you name it! There’s plenty there for adults and kids alike.

Due to popular demand, we are partnering with Astoria CSA and renting a bus—the farm is about 2 hours away. Of course, CSA members can drive to the farm on their own (directions here), but if you want to save gas and not think about driving, SIGN UP TO RIDE THE BUS. We’re asking for a $5 contribution per person to help with the bus rental.
**More bus info below**

GOLDEN EARTHWORM HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 11am-3pm

This event is FREE, but open only to current CSA Members and their guests. Please bring your own picnic lunch and sturdy walking shoes for touring the farm.

Ongoing Events
Hayride Tours
Animal Shearing
Live Music
Walking Tours
Entertainment for Kids
Farmstand Open (Produce & Organic Baked Goods for sale!)
Q&A with Farmers

Childrens Activities
Story Telling & Singing with Barbara Garriel
GIANT Haystack Game
Scavanger Hunt

Cooking Demos
Join Alexa as she whips up delicious recipes featuring our seasonal produce!

Click here for DIRECTIONS to the farm.

MORE BUS RIDE INFO

You must SIGN UP TO RIDE THE BUS. First-come, first-serve. Please note: The way the sign-up page is designed, it looks like you are about to pay for tickets online with a credit card. Ignore this! Simply select the number of people in your party (guests are welcome) under “Sunnyside CSA members” and choose “Show Other Payment Options” (written in microscopic text under the “Order Now” button) and choose “Pay At The Door.” Then, fill out the info and place the “order.” There is no $1.12 processing fee. Just bring $5 per person in cash to the bus, and we’ll collect the money then. Simple! Don’t forget to read all the bus details below!

Sign up for the bus ride!

Instructions for bus pick up & drop off:
Be at the pick up location no later than 8:50 AM
****PICK UP: @ PATHMARK Parking LOT ****
4202 Northern Blvd, Long Island City 11101
(Less than a 15 min walk from Sunnyside Community Services. Q66 bus stop is on the corner. MTA 36th St R/M stop a few blocks away.)
***DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT PATHMARK PARKING LOT—PLEASE FIND STREET PARKING NEARBY!***

We will be back in Queens at approximately 5 pm (depending on traffic).

Happy Harvest Fest!

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.

Continue reading In the Box: Autumn, Week #17

In the Box: Summer, Week #16

GEOF leeks
Leeks in the field! Image via GEOF

Veg Share*
Spaghetti Squash – 1 piece
Green Beans – 1 lb (Wow!)
Leeks – 1 bunch
Broccoli OR Zucchini – 1 head
Red Beets – 1 bunch
Red Tomatoes – 2 lb bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
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.)

Herb Share
Parsley
Marjoram

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

Save the Date! CSA Harvest Festival – Sunday, October 14
Our farms annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm. FREE for all CSA members and their families and invited guests.

Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Animal Shearing, Kids Events and lots more! Stay tuned for more details…

Continue reading In the Box: Summer, Week #16