FARM BLOG

CSA Week #21

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX - week of October 19th

VEGETABLE SHARE 

Buttercup or Sunshine Winter Squash - 1 piece
Carrots - 1 bunch 
Bell Peppers - 2-3 pieces
Mustard Mix - 1 bunch
Nicola Potatoes - 2lb. bag
Toscano Kale - 1 bunch 
Savoy Cabbage - 1 head
Curly Cress - 1 bunch
Baby Arugula - 1/4 lb. bag

FRUIT SHARE
Bosc Pears & Apples  
- 1 bag - Bosc pears are ripe when they turn an even brown color. They are still firm when ripe!  Refrigerate immediately when ripe. If left to soften, they will be rotten when you cut them open, so be careful!

Be sure to remove fruit from plastic bags immediately when you get them home.  They can ripen out on the counter or in a paper bag.  Store ripe fruit in the fridge.  

NEWS FROM THE FARM

Our Fall CSA Day was cancelled for the first time ever this past Sunday.  While we usually run the event rain or shine, the forecast called for heavy downpours all day long, so we had no choice.  Without a rain date scheduled, we hope you will join us again at our Spring Tour Day next May!  

It's "catch up" time here on the farm!  All the projects that have been sitting idly by are finally getting our attention and many are getting finished.  Always satisfying.  Right now the big push is to finish covering the new greenhouse for our winter share greens!  It's the first year we'll be growing greens in-grown to supplement the storage crops for our winter shares. (See below for more information.)  Other projects include installing the new sweet potato storage container and finishing our new washing facility which has been in use mid-construction all season long.  

WINTER SHARES
Winter shares for the 2009-2010 season will be available through our Queens groups and a pick-up at the farm in Jamesport.  Please contact your core group directly for inquiries about the Queens sites.  If you are interested in picking up at the farm, please e-mail us at info@goldenearthworm.com.  There are a limited number of shares available.  

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Savoy Cabbage with Ginger and Garlic
Roasted Winter Squash Risotto 

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.