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Aug 9 Pickup: Veg, Fruit, Lewis Waite & Special Shares

This week EVERYTHING is here for pick-up–including fruit! Don’t forget to check all your lists, and enjoy your food.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – These are the sweetest, most flavorful cherry tomatoes we can find. They are currently in rotation with baby watermelons–whichever you don’t get this week will come next week. Store on the counter. Use within 3 days.

Green Beans – We’re moving into the second green bean planting now, so these are fresh, crisp and sweet. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.  

Fennel – Summer fennel is here! Not a fennel lover yet? Try the caramelized fennel with goat cheese recipe before you give up completely. It’s a hit! Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Cucumber overload? Here’s 58 more ways to use them. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Red Batavian Lettuce – Batavian lettuce is loving this summer heat, and we’re loving our salads. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.

Red Long Onions –  These are delicious sliced and grilled and then served in salads or on sandwiches. Store airtight, in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


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!

July 26th Pickup: Vegetable & Lewis Waite

This week is a big pick-up week! Remember to get your special shares and/or Lewis Waite orders if you have them too.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. As usual, all need to be stored airtight in the fridge.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Green Beans – Crunchy and sweet! Store in the refrigerator. Use within 3 days.

Zucchini – The green squash game is going strong. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Cucumbers – Who has tried these as a spa treatment? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Cipollini Onions – These are a wonderful sweet, milk onion. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Red Batavian Lettuce – This is a lettuce variety you won’t find in stores since it’s not commercially grown. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Kohlrabi –  Add to your coleslaw recipes, or try sliced and sprinkled with sea salt.  Just remember to peel it! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.


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!

July 12th Pickup: Veg, Special Shares & Lewis Waite

This week is a big pick-up week! Remember to get your special shares and/or Lewis Waite orders if you have them too.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. All vegetables need to be stored airtight in the fridge except the garlic.

To see complete info for vegetables in the box this week, and recipes, check out Golden Earthworm’s weekly newsletter.

Fresh Garlic – The skin is still fresh, so it’s a little harder to peel than you’re used to.  You can let it sit out on the counter (at room temperature) to dry, or you can use it fresh now. Use within a month.

Carrots – Freshly harvested, sweet and crisp!
Use in 5 days.

Cilantro – This just tastes like summer! Use in 5 days.

Zucchini – This first planting is yielding well—new harvests every single day to keep up with the plant’s fast production.  Use in 5 days.

Cucumbers – Crispy, juicy and sweet! Use in 5 days.

Green Romaine Lettuce  – A great hot weather loving lettuce! Use in 5 days.

Kohlrabi –  A super versatile veg, it’s great grilled. Use in 5 days.


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!

June 21st Pickup: Vegetables

Still going strong with the salads, but there’s quite a bit of other veggies in the mix this time. All vegetables this week should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Here’s what’s in the box for June 21st:


Baby Arugula – Super baby size, best eaten raw. Use within 3 days.


Escarole – This lettuce-looking green is best eaten two ways: cook the outer leaves, eat the inner ones raw. Use within 5 days.


Collards – These are great as wraps–you can blanch ahead of time and store in the fridge so they’re ready to go. Use within 5 days.


Red Beets – Another two-for-one…the greens can be cooked and eaten like spinach, the roots are sweet and tender this time of year for cooking or eating raw. Use within 5 days.


Cilantro – Get ready for pesto time! Use within 5 days.


Japanese Salad Turnips – These roots don’t need to be peeled, and can be eaten raw or cooked. The tops can also be wilted and eaten like spinach. Use within 5 days.


Bok Choi OR Spinach – Whichever one you didn’t receive before, you should be getting this week! Use within 5 days.


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!

June 14th Pickup: Veg + Special Shares

There’s a lot going on for this week’s pick-up; vegetables, beer, kombucha and fish special shares will be there. Plus we have Lewis Waite orders too! (Lewis Waite can be ordered a la carte at anytime through the season–so if you are feeling a little FOMO looking at everyone picking up their yummy food tomorrow, check out their site. It’s all from local farms, delivered twice a month.)

All vegetables this week should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pickups are at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Here’s what’s in the box for June 14th:


Arugula – Delicious eaten in salads or cooked/wilted. Use within 3 days.


Red Radishes – Try out a new way to eat–they’re good roasted, in soups, drizzled with dressing, stir fry… Use within a week.


Mustard Mix – A second batch of this crowd favorite. Use within 5 days.


Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Thanks to the cooler weather, this leafy green is still going. Use within a week.


Toscano Kale or Bunching Broccoli – These are in rotation, so it’s a surprise what you’ll get! Bunching broccoli is new this year–a cross between regular broccoli and broccoli raab. Use within a week.


Garlic Scapes – These are only available for a few weeks in June. Remove the head and eat the rest, anywhere you’d use normal garlic, or chopped into salads. Use within 5 days.


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!

Last pick-up & last days to register!

This is the last week for Summer Shares! But not to worry, you can still sign up for Winter Shares until THIS FRIDAY–options for fresh winter crops and preserved summer goodies.

Today is also the last day to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market, held Dec. 14.

And don’t forget the 50/50 raffle is still going. Proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program. We’re currently around $500, which means you’d get half of that if you win!!

And, here’s what’s in our last box for November 16th. Pickup at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

Fruit shares this week are bosc pears + jonagold and granny smith apples.

Veggies are below:


Sweet Potatoes2.5 lbs of various sizes! Store in a cool, dry spot–not the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Carrots – A big bag to preview some of the sweet winter veggies. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Rutabaga – Another round of these slightly sweet, tasty root vegetables. Store in the fridge Use within 5 days.


Butternut Squash Try it mashed–it may be your new holiday favorite. Store on the counter Use within 10 days.


Collards – A yummy holiday traditional dish in the South. Store in the fridge. Use within a week. 


Leeks – It’s the last round for this great vegetable. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Watermelon Radish – If you haven’t tried this variety before–you’re in for a treat! These are great raw or cooked. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days. 


Red Kale – A great, versatile variety. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Parsley – Perfect to add a little fresh flavor for you holiday dishes. 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.

Nov 2: Veg, Fruit, & Winter Sign-ups

A few quick CSA reminders:

  1. Click here for Winter Sign-ups. Deadline is Nov 17.
  2. Buy your 50/50 raffle tickets at pickup–proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program.
  3. Register online to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market.
    (Find out more info about these in the links, or from last week’s post.) 

    And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, November 2nd, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are a bag of bosc pears and mutsu apples.

    Veggies are below (all vegetables this week are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge):


    Radiccio A pretty purple addition for this week–similar to last week’s chicory in flavor. Use within 5 days.


    Leeks – Need another leek recipe? Check out Golden Earthworm’s Facebook page! Use within a week.


    Kohlrabi – A nutty-flavored bulb that’s good raw or cooked. Use within 5 days.


    Savoy Cabbage A frilly cabbage that works great cooked or in salads. Use within 5 days.


    Toscano Kale – Here for another week to ensure you’re getting your greens in! Use within 5 days.


    Parsley – Bring on the plethora of vitamins!! Use within 5 days. 


    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!

Veggies In the Box–July 20

Hello fruit, you’re looking fine!

Tomorrow kicks off our fruit shares– plus we have our monthly special products pick-up (beer, soap, fish and kombucha), and Lewis Waite Farm orders. All pickups are July 20th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

And on to the veggies for this week–you know the drill, store them in an airtight plastic bag in the fridge…


Walla Walla Onions – Juicy, sweet and perfect for grilling. The stems can be discarded or used as a stock. Use within a week.


Beets – Try them raw or cooked, or our summer favorite: grilled! Use within a week.


Swiss Chard – A hearty summer green, this is one that is not meant to be eaten raw. Try this recipe from Golden Earthworm if you’re a newbie to this veggie. Use within a week.


Green Cabbage – This cabbage is great as a slaw, but can also be used stuffed, baked, in soups or salads. Use within 5 days.


Red Batavian Lettuce – A nice summer lettuce, this variety is similar to Romaine, but a slightly softer texture. Use within a week.


Parsley – A great fresh flavor and packed full of nutrients. Use within  a week.


Cucumber – Another round to keep you cool during the heat waves. Use within a week.


Summer Squash or Zucchini – These have had a bit of a mystery growing season, so we’re not sure when they’ll make it into the box.


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!