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In the Box: Autumn, Week #24

Kohlrabi. Image via GEOF
Kohlrabi. Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Kohlrabi – 2 piece
Fennel – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Carrots – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 3 heads
Cauliflower – 1 head
Surprise Item – 1 piece/bag
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
1 bag mixed apples (Empire, Winesap, and Cortland or Fuji)

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick-up

Village Fishmonger
Fish share pick-up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: All veggies!

Winter Shares SIGN-UP NOW! DEADLINE Nov 18th
There are two kinds of Winter Vegetable Shares: 1. Golden Earthworm’s root vegetable share, and 2. Winter Sun Farms‘ frozen local vegetable share. The two shares complement each other well, so feel free to sign-up for both! In addition to veggies, you can also purchase a Cider Share and/or an Apple Share from Briermere Farms. Sign-Up DEADLINE is Monday, November 18th! Sign-Up now!

It’s Turkey Time with Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Order turkey or other favorites (like bread, cheese, grains, meats, eggs, etc.) from Lewis Waite for delivery on Thursday, November 21st. Note the NEW ORDER DEADLINES. Turkey DEADLINE Nov 14th. 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
Snow! It may be beautiful, but it’s not nice weather for working in fields.  As the season comes to a close, it’s less comfortable for our workers picking and washing the veg in these cold temperatures. They deserve a big thank you for their hard work all season, and especially now as they work through the snow and wind and freezing wash waters.

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
5 Ways with Kohlrabi
Baked Radicchio
Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Soup

Enjoy!

In the Box: Summer, Week #7

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Parsley. image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Radicchio – 1 head
Cucumber – 1 pieces
Zucchini – 3 pieces
Scallions – 1 small head
Parsley – 1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Blackberries – 1/2 pint
Blueberries – 1 pint
(Please be sure to store your berries in the fridge!)

Herb share
Chives
Sage

Milk Not Jails
Dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:

CSA BBQ on July 13th
Thank you for joining us for our annual cookout—what fun! Are you looking forward to the next CSA get-together? More CSA events coming soon! Contact us with pictures from the BBQ or suggestions/feedback for next time.

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
I think it’s a good time to talk about veg storage—especially in this heat! As a general rule, veg should be kept cool or cold. It should not be left out on the counter or it will deteriorate very quickly. Remove the tops of the Carrots before storing them in the fridge in a plastic bag. Scallions should also be kept in a bag in the fridge. Cucumbers and Zucchini should be refrigerated as well, but they don’t need to be bagged. The Parsley is best stored in a bag in the fridge, or in a cup of water (standing up like a bouquet) in the fridge. You can revive limp greens of any kind by submerging the whole bunch in a large bowl of ice cold water for several minutes. The Walla Walla Onions are fresh (not cured) so they should be eaten soon and stored in the fridge. The onion greens should be removed. And finally, the berries in the fruit share are extremely perishable. They must be kept in the fridge and eaten with a day.

Our share this week is on the light side as we hit our annual July dip before the bulk of the summer harvest comes in. Perhaps this is perfectly convenient timing since who wants to cook in this heat? Farmer Matt wanted me to give you some more information about this dip in the quantity of produce in the shares…

We are just starting to harvest our cucumber crop, so the one piece this week is just a teaser of things to come. That said, about 30 percent of our cucumber and zucchini plantings were lost due to flooding in the heavy rains last month. As we mentioned in last week’s letter, our planting and cultivating schedules were set back from June 7th through 20th (typically a very busy planting time) because of the wet field conditions, so some of the crops that would usually be harvested this week are delayed. Good news is that we have a lot of beautiful crops coming your way shortly! These include more cucumbers, green beans, eggplant, bell peppers, several types of early potatoes, basil, garlic, red onions, red and cherry tomatoes and baby watermelons!

-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
Pickled Cucumber
Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto
Caramelized Onion, Feta and Sage Pizza

In the Box: Summer, Week #6

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Zucchini Image via GEOF

Golden Earthworm Veggie Share*
Radicchio – 1 head
Kohlrabi – 3 pieces
Zucchini – 3-4 pieces
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 small head
Red Romaine Lettuce – 1 small head
Swiss Chard  – 1 bunch
Cipolini Onions – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Milk Not Jails
Weekly dairy share pick up

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
If you ordered, pick up your LWF goodies today!

A few friendly reminders & updates:

CSA BBQ on July 13th
Ready, set, grill! Join us for the CSA’s Annual Cookout on Saturday, July 13th!
When: Saturday, July 13th, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave
RSVP here via web form
Bring friends and family and your own protein/veggie to grill and a dish to share—we will provide non-alcoholic refreshments, chips and all the BBQ gear. Please, ONLY NON-GLASS containers.
Volunteers are needed to help run the BBQ! Sign up for a shift at VolunteerSpot.
Questions? Contact us!

NOTES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM
I was so happy to smell the Cipolini Onions in the barn yesterday! They’re a beautiful early variety, aka “Little Onion” in Italian, best eaten caramelized in a dish or simply roasted in the oven. (See recipe below.) Over the weekend, we grilled up the Kohlrabi and Zucchini with a delicious parsley sauce courtesy of Yotum Ottolenghi. (Recipe below.) I was surprised by just how good the kohlrabi was on the grill! And I just can’t get enough of the grilled (or seared) Radicchio—can you? I’ve hoarded about 6 heads of it in my fridge so I can enjoy it every night for dinner. A little overkill? Perhaps, but I only get to enjoy it a few weeks every year! The Romaine Lettuce is so crisp and sweet. I think a nice cool Caesar salad is on the dinner menu one night this week.

Another week of hot dry weather means a lot of irrigation here on the farm. It also means that our summer crops are growing like crazy, which is good news for you melon, tomato, and eggplant lovers… Did I mention zucchini lovers? I know there are many of you out there who are thrilled to see them make their first appearance in this week’s share. Zucchini plants don’t know when enough is enough, and they produce heavily for weeks on end. We have to pick the same field every day to keep up with them—they grow that fast!

-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
Seared Radicchio with Mozzarella
Roasted Cipolini Onions
Mixed Grill with Zucchini and Kohlrabi

Orzo with Radicchio, Escarole, Smoked Mozzarella, and Speck

1 lb dried orzo
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (6-oz) head radicchio
2 cups escarole
¼ lb. speck, chopped
4 oz smoked mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cook orzo in a pot of well-salted boiling water until al dente.

While pasta is boiling, whisk together oil, zest, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Thinly slice radicchio and escarole and add to dressing.

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In the Box: Autumn, Week #24

Veg Share*
Sweet Potatoes – 4 lbs
Rutabaga – 1 piece
Radicchio – 1 head
Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Cauliflower – 1 head
Bok Choi – 2 pieces
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Beets -OR- Carrots – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

Tonight: Donate Food for Hurricane Relief
Donate any/all of your CSA share that can be eaten raw AND bring other ready-to-eat foods to pick-up. We are partnering with Sunnyside Cares to coordinate a food drop-off in the Rockaways. Here are some ideas of what to bring: Orange Juice, Apple Juice, granola bars, powdered milk, jelly, jars of baby food, formula (see Sunnyside Cares on Facebook for more info on how to help). NOTE: NO GLASS, NOTHING THAT NEEDS A CAN OPENER.

Also Tonight: Sign up for Winter Shares
Tonight, from 5-8pm, is the ONLY in-person sign up for winter shares. If you plan to sign up in-person, please know the details of the shares you are purchasing and *bring your checkbook.* Remember, the easiest way to sign up is 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 by November 15th.

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In the Box: Autumn, Week #22

Veg Share*
Watermelon Radish – 1 large piece
Red Kale – 1 bunch (an excellent variety to eat raw!)
Bok Choi – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) – 1 bunch
Beets – 1 bunch
Yellow Potatoes – 1 bag
Kohlrabi – 1 large piece
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Mixed bag of Elstar and Jonagold Apples
(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:
Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, October 28th for delivery on November 1st. 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!!

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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.

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In the Box: Summer, Week #6

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Garlic drying in the barn. img via GEOF

Veg Share
Zucchini – several pieces
Cipollini Onions – 1 bunch
Red Beets – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Carrots – 1 bunch
Broccoli -OR- Cabbage – 1 head
Magenta Lettuce – 1 head
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head

Fruit Share
Apricots – 1 bag
Gooseberries -OR- Blueberries – 1 pint

Herb Share
TBD…

Milk Not Jails Share
Dairy share
Did you order ice cream? *ala carte item pick up is THIS WEEK*

Reminder: Early bird signup for Winter Sun Farms’ winter shares continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up (right now!) online.

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In the Box: Summer, Week #5

Our veggie farm, planting new strawberries! (image via GEOF)

Veg Share
Zucchini – several pieces
Cipollini Onions – 1 bunch
Fennel -OR- Kohlrabi – 1 bunch
Baby Spinach – 1 bag
Radicchio – 1 head
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head

Fruit Share
Blueberries – 1 pint

Herb Share
Oops! Sorry for the confusion, herb shares start this week (not last week as we had posted earlier).
Lemon Thyme
Summer Savory

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!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is July 8th for delivery on the 12th.

Reminder: Early bird signup for Winter Sun Farms’ winter shares continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up (right now!) online.

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