FARM BLOG

CSA Week #23

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX - week of November 2nd

VEGETABLE SHARE 

Sweet Potatoes - 2 lbs
Rutabaga - 2 pieces
Romaine or Batavian Lettuce - 1 med. head or 2 sm. heads
Leeks - 2 pieces
Broccoli Raab or Spinach - 1/2 lb. bag
Japanese Salad Turnips - 1 bunch 
Red Kale - 1 bunch
Green Cabbage - 1 head

FRUIT SHARE*
Red Delicious, Empire & Fuji Apples 
- 1 mixed bag 

*THE FRUIT SHARE WILL END THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16th!  That's 3 more weeks including this week!

NEWS FROM THE FARM

We have a lovely autumn share for you this week- including the first harvest of our beautiful (and big!) rutabagas. Don't be intimidated if you've never cooked them before. Mashing them up is an old stand-by. Just peel the skin, cut into 1/2" cubes and steam until soft. Then mash up with butter and salt & pepper to taste. You can find some more recipes for rutabaga below under "Recipes".

Renew your membership for 2010!  Renewal applications for our 2010 CSA season will be available on our website later this week for our Long Island sites. We probably won't have room for everyone next season, so be sure to renew early to save your spot! 

WINTER SHARES
Winter shares for the 2009-2010 season will be available for pick-up at the farm in Jamesport and through our Queens groups. (For current Queens members only at most sites- contact them to check first.) 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

Braised Cabbage with Caraway Seeds
Rutabaga Oven Fries
Pureed Rutabagas with Pan-Fried Leeks 

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