FARM BLOG

CSA Week #12

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX - week of August 17th

VEGETABLE SHARE
Yukon Gold or Keuka Gold Potatoes - 2 lb. bag (All Days)
Yellow Onions - 2 pieces (All Days )
Long Green Peppers - 2 pieces (All Days)
Green Bell Peppers - 1 piece (All Days)
Red Tomato* - 1 large or 2 small (Tuesday & Wednesday) - 2 lb (Thursday)
Zucchini  - 2 pieces (All Days)
Baby Arugula - 1 bag (All Days)
Asian Eggplant - 1 piece  (Tuesday)
Cherry Tomatoes -
 1 pint (Wednesday & Thursday) 

FRUIT SHARE**
1 bag UFO 
Peaches (Tuesday  & Wednesday)
1 bag White Peach & Nectarine Mix  (Wednesday & Thursday)
1 container Raspberries (Tuesday)
1 bag Ginger Gold Apples (Thursday) 

*The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight fungus.  This spray is certified for use in organic production and is harmless to humans, but must be washed off before eating.

**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.  

BOX NOTES
The long green peppers are supposed to be sweet, but in past years we've found that one or two may be hot, so please check first before cooking with children. Tomatoes are coming in slowly but they're looking great! Arugula is super baby sized and oh-so-tender!  

FARM NOTES
This hot sunny weather is just what the farmers ordered!  Our eggplants, tomatoes and peppers are thriving under these perfect summer conditions, so you'll be seeing lots more of them in your box in the coming weeks. We finished seeding all the late fall root crops last week and now we're trying to keep up with irrigating the fields.  It's very important to irrigate newly seeded crops so that they germinate properly!  

This week we have some visitors at the farm who are putting together a cookbook that will feature the Golden Earthworm Farm as well as a few other CSA farms from around the country.  The book will be written by Janet Fletcher and photographed by Sara Remington, both of whom are here this week to document the farm and all our busy activities!  The book will be published next year, and is a collaborative project with Sur la Table.  We'll definitely let you know when it becomes available!

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.

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Zucchini with Garlic and Crushed Red Pepper
Baba Ghanoush 

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