FARM BLOG

CSA Week #1

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX

1 bunch Baby Bok Choi
1 bunch Beets
1 bunch French Breakfast Radishes
1 bunch Rhubarb
1 bunch Japanese White Salad Turnips
1 bag Arugula -or- Spinach
2 heads of Lettuce  or 1 head of Lettuce and 1 bag Salad Mix


A NOTE FROM THE FARM

Welcome to the 2009 CSA Season at the Golden Earthworm Farm!  We are thrilled that you are joining us as we celebrate our 10th year of CSA.  We're kicking off this year's program with a box that is bursting with the colors and flavors of this Early Summer/Late Spring season! Delicate and spicy French Breakfast Radishes sliced on bread with a little sweet cream butter and salt... Crisp and juicy Japanese Salad Turnips sliced up for a quick appetizer... Braised Baby Bok Choi gently flavored with broth and sesame oil... Tart Rhubarb compote with fresh orange rind over ice cream for dessert... This is just a taste of what CSA can bring to your kitchen!  

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. You may find our PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS page useful in figuring out how to maximize the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box! And maybe you need help identifying a particular mystery vegetable? Try our CROP GUIDE.  

Farmers Matt and James are always busy in the fields growing your food, so check out the FARMER BLOG to learn how they do it!  You'll be amazed how little seeds grow into heads of cabbage, leaves of spinach, and string beans!  

You can usually find me (Maggie) in the kitchen or behind the camera, so I'll be bringing you lots more inspiration throughout the season.  And Holly, our harvest manager, is here for her second year, overseeing the CSA operation.  If you would like to place a special order, or if there is a problem with your box, Holly is the person to contact!  holly@goldenearthworm.com  All other inquiries should be directed to our general CSA mailbox at info@goldenearthworm.com.

Here's to a wonderful farming and eating season!  

- Matt, James & Maggie 

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Braised Baby Bok Choi 
Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad
Salad Primer - The perfect Leaf Salad & Simple Vinaigrette
Rhubarb Compote
Rhubarb Cake (My top pick for dessert tonight - yum!)

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for U-Pick Organic Strawberries at the farm!  We open our farmstand and U-Pick fields this coming weekend, so find out more here.