FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #22

What's in the Box - October 26, 27 & 28

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

VEGETABLE SHARE

Arugula - 1/4 lb bag
Golden Beets - 1 bunch
Daikon Radish - 2 pieces
Sweet Potatoes - 3.5-4 lbs.
Green Cabbage - 1 head
Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) - 1 bunch
Broccoli - 1 bunch
Leeks - 2-3 pieces 

FRUIT SHARE from Briermere Farm

If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com

FRUIT SHARE for Long Island  
1 bag mixed Red & Golden Delicious Apples

FRUIT SHARE for Queens 
1 bag mixed Red & Golden Delicious Apples

FRUIT STORAGE INFORMATION

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.  

Notes on the share

Golden beets are in this week's share - for the first time in 3 years! I *love* the color of these beets-- so pretty when roasted and tossed with arugula and toasted walnuts in a salad.  Daikon radish may be new to many of you.  It's often used in Japanese cuisine.  It can be sliced raw, or cooked in soups.  We like to add it to a miso soup broth together with other vegetables and some udon or soba noodles.  Guy Lon is just a fancy way of saying "Chinese Broccoli".  We love it in a veggie stir fry!  The stems can be eaten-- just remove the tough bottom inch or so.  More leeks, beautiful cabbage and sweet potatoes round out the box.  Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry spot (55F-60F degrees) -- Not in the fridge! -- and they should last you a few months.  

Winter Share Sign-up has begun!

We are now accepting applications for our CSA winter share! If you are a Long Island CSA member, please note that we only have winter share pick-ups at two locations -- Manhasset and the farm in Jamesport.  The pick-up takes place every three weeks and you can find all the details here >>Winter CSA Share Info

Explore our website

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.  

If you would like to place a special order, or if there is a problem with your box, please contact Holly at holly@goldenearthworm.com  All other inquiries should be directed to our general CSA mailbox at info@goldenearthworm.com.

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Daikon Radish Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad
Lemon Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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