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Pick-up June 20th: Vegetables

Yay for leafy greens tomorrow!

Get excited for this next box of veggies, ready and waiting for you from 5-8pm at Sunnyside Community Services. Remember if you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so.

Here’s the vegetables for tomorrow. (Unless noted, store in an airtight container in the fridge.)

Spinach –  Try them sautéed with a little butter, salt and pepper. Use within 4 days.

Collards – If you’re not into cooking these, try them in place of a traditional lettuce wrap. Use within 5 days.

Cilantro – To keep it from drooping, try standing them up in a container with water, like you would flowers. Use within 3 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – This is our last week before moving to romaine–this week coming in red and green! Use within a week.

Red Radishes – If they’re too spicy raw, try roasting them. Use within 5 days, with tops separated from root.

Japanese Salad Turnips – Delicious raw, and no need to peel–try dipped in hummus or with a little salt. The greens can be roasted. Use within 5 days, with tops separated from root.

As a reminder:

  • Any items not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)

Pick-up June 13th: Veg, Special Shares & Lewis Waite

Tomorrow is our first week of special shares and Lewis Waite for the season! And we’re one week in on vegetable shares. Thanks to everyone who came and helped out last week, and worked with us through our first-week glitches. 🙂

As a reminder:

  • Pickups are Thursdays at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.
  • Any items not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)
  • All vegetables, all season long, should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (unless otherwise noted below).
  • If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so now! 

Here’s the vegetables for tomorrow:

Baby Arugula –  Be careful not to bruise the leaves–wash gently and dress lightly immediately before eating to avoid soggy greens. Use within 3 days.

Scallions – Great in stir-fry, scrambled eggs or sautéed with butter. Use within 5 days.

Garlic Scapes – Don’t eat the flower at the top, but the rest is delicious. Like asparagus and garlic had a baby. Use within 5 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Another week of this tender lettuce (next week will be the last for the season). Use within a week.

Toscano Kale – Also known as dinosaur or lacinato kale. They hold up well and are great for kale chips. Use within a week.

French Breakfast Radishes – Try the radish with butter and salt, cook the tops in a stir fry! Use within 5 days.

Bok Choi – The whole thing is edible – leaf and stem. Perfect braised, sautéed or gently steamed. Use within 5 days.

Pick-up June 6th – Veggies

Aaannndddd we’re off!! Who’s excited for their first box of the season? 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏽‍♂️ A few reminders since it’s the first delivery:

  • Pickups are Thursdays at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.
  • Any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS.
  • Check out Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on their website or Facebook for more recipes. (Or sign up for their email!)
  • All vegetables, all season long, should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (unless otherwise noted below).
  • If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts yet, please do so now! 

Here’s what’s in the box for July 6th:

Mustard Greens Salad Mix –  A mix of 11 different greens, hand selected by the Golden Earthworm farmer. Use within 5 days.

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – Use dressing lightly, these are soft, tender greens. Use within a week.

Bunched Red Kale – Kale Tip #1: remove the stem! Use in a soup if you want, but your salad will be much tastier without it. Use within a week.

French Breakfast Radishes – Try the radish with butter and salt, cook the tops in a stir fry! Use within 5 days.

Bok Choi – The whole thing is edible – leaf and stem. Perfect braised, sautéed or gently steamed. Use within 5 days.

 

Fruit & Veggies in the Box–July 27

Who’s ready for corn?! It’s in the box this week, along with some other tasty vegetables. If you are part of the Fruit Share this season, you’ll also receive a container of blueberries.

All pickups are July 27th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sweet Corn – Delicious and ready to eat right away. Note that because these are organic, there may be an earworm in the tip. Just cut it off and enjoy the rest. If you’re corn has been damaged by a worm, let Golden Earthworm know and they’ll replace it next week. Use within 2 days.


Red Long Onions – Another gourmet onion–these ones are particularly yummy in salads.  Use within a week.


Carrots – Sweet and crunchy. It’s best to separate the tops from the carrots before storing. Use within 5 days.


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


Cucumber or Zucchini – These two are currently in rotation, both great summer veggies. Use within a week.


Garlic  – This variety of garlic is comes from a seed that is found in limited quantities–so lucky us for getting some of it! 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–July 13

Did you love that fresh basil smell from last weeks’ box? Well, we’ve got more of it–plus some vegetables firsts for the season. As usual, the veggies for this week are best stored in an airtight plastic bag in the refrigerator.

If you’d like another place to find recipes for your weekly share, Golden Earthworm has a great Facebook page you can join. 


The veggie pickup for Thursday, July 13th will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


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


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


Basil – This may be the last week for basil. If you feel like you have an overload, it can be frozen if you puree it with olive oil. Use within 3 days.


Carrots – So many uses and so tasty! It’s best to remove the tops before storing them in your fridge. Use within a week.


Cucumber – Another first week for this veggie, and a perfect summer addition to salads. Use within a week.


Cipollini Onions – These special onions, known as Little Italians, are super sweet and delicious caramelized. 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.

In the Box–June 22 (veggies and more!)

Greens, greens, glorious greeeeennnss! 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 22nd will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

We also have Beer, Soap, Fish, Kombucha… AND Lewis Waite a la carte orders this week!


Napa Cabbage – A mild-tasting Chinese cabbage, high in vitamins A & C, potassium and calcium. Great raw–commonly used as kimchi. When to use: Within 5 days.


Green Kohlrabi – Another member of the cabbage family, but this one needs to be peeled. When to use: Within a week.


Cilantro – You know what to do with this one. 🙂 It also freezes well if you can’t use it all right away. When to use: Within 3 days.


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


Bok Choi or Japanese Salad Turnips – Depending on the box, you’ll receive one or the other of these. The turnips don’t need to be peeled, and both can be eaten raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.


Green Romain Lettuce – This lettuce loves hot weather, and it’s nice and crunchy in a salad. When to use: Within a week.


Toscano or Red 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