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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 + Fruit (and Winter Sign-ups!)

Before we get to the list of vegetables, a few CSA announcements: 

  1. Winter sign-ups are open! Check out all the info, and a link to sign up online. Deadline for signing up is Nov 17.
  2. The 50/50 raffle is still going–buy tickets at pick-up. All proceeds benefit 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.
  3. The annual CSA Holiday Market will be Thursday, Dec 14th. Register online to reserve a table & join other local businesses (and meet all the CSA community!). We’re really excited about the vendors we have so far.

And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, October 26th, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are a bag of jonagold and gala apples. Veggies are below:


Sugarloaf Chicory Another one that looks like lettuce, but isn’t! This is closer to the radicchio family. Cut into thin ribbons and dress with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and parmesan to balance the bitterness. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Scallions – Yep, there are still more for the eating. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Collards – These are so healthy and similar to kale in versatility. Store the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Sweet Potatoes Get in your Vitamin A and beta-carotene for this week. Don’t wash until your ready to use–the dirt protects their fresh-picked skin! Store on your counter. Use within a week.


Japanese Salad Turnips – They’re back for another round. Don’t forget to eat the tops. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Baby Arugula – Wash gently and dress lightly. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days. 


Cilantro or Parsley – Check your box, it’s a surprise which you’re getting this week. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 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 — Oct 19th

Here’s what’s in the box tomorrow—pickups are October 19th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Don’t forget about the 50/50 raffle at pickup! All proceeds benefit 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 this week are a bag of jonagold and mutsu apples. Veggies are listed below:


Carrots Sweet and crunchy and ready for enjoying! Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Red Kale – Full of antioxidants and works in any of your favorite kale recipes. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Yellow Potatoes – These are great for roasting. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Bok Choi Enjoy another helping of these great veggies. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Leeks – Great in soups or roasted alone. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Parsley – Try adding it at the end of soup-cooking for a fresh color and flavor. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days. 


Escarole – Do not confuse this with lettuce! The inner leaves are great raw, but the outer leaves are better cooked (they can be bitter raw). Store 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!

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 for Aug 10

We’re transitioning from mid-summer to late-summer crops this week! For the fruit shares there are peaches and apples–be sure to take them out of the bag when you get home.

All pickups are August 10th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Sweet Corn – Enjoy this goodbye batch of sweet corn. Store in the fridge. Use within 2 days (or you can freeze them).


Red Potatoes – Golden Earthworm did not wash them this week to protect the skins, so be sure to wash them at home. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Walla Walla Onions – Enjoy another round of these sweet onions. Store on the counter. Use within a week.


Lovelock & Magenta Lettuce – Fast-growing crops gave us two heads of lettuce this week! Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Zucchini We’re getting deep into zucchini season. Bring on the breads! Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Green Beans (in rotation) – These are harvested while small and tender (and delicious!). Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Sungold Cherry Tomatoes (in rotation) – These are a first harvest and sweet as sugar. Store on the counter. Use now.

 

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!

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