FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #1

What's in the Box - June 1, 2 & 3

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

Red Boston Lettuce
Green Boston Lettuce
Spinach
Baby Arugula
French Breakfast Radishes
Baby Japanese Salad Turnips
Rhubarb
Strawberries 

News from the Farm

Welcome to the 2010 CSA! We are so excited to start off the season with a terrific first harvest! The weather has been great this spring for planting and growing, and our crops in the fields are looking beautiful. This has been the first year in a long time that we were able to get many of our crops in the ground ahead of schedule. 

Check back next week for a crop update and some photos from the fields...

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.  

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 even check out some pics of our new tractor!)

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 third 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.

And last but certainly not least, you have a new farmer this year!  Baby Galen was born on New Year's Day at home on the farm. He is now a strapping 20 pound 5-month old who enjoyed his first leaf of arugula last night for dinner. (I wish I was kidding.) 

Here's to a wonderful farming and eating season!  

- Matt, James, Maggie, Holly, baby-farmer Galen and the rest of the farm crew

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Salad Primer - The perfect Leaf Salad & Simple Vinaigrette
Rhubarb Compote
Rhubarb Cake 
Salad Turnips with Miso 

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'll be open this weekend!