FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #3

What's in the Box - June 15, 16 & 17

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Red Beets & Greens - 1 bunch
Red Boston Lettuce - 1 head
Kohlrabi - 1 bunch
Baby Arugula - 1 bag
Garlic Scapes - 1 bunch
Baby Spinach - 1 bag

Notes on the Box

The first beets of the season are making an appearance in the box this week! Be sure to use the beet tops as well as the roots- they're some of the best tasting greens you'll find. You can cook them up like any other green, either sauteed, or gently steamed. The baby spinach is perfect for salads this time of year when the leaves are still very tender. Kohlrabi is unfamiliar to many of you, so you can read more about it here. I love to eat kohlrabi raw- sliced very thinly and sprinkled with a little sea salt. And finally, try something new with the garlic scapes this week- it will be the last of them for the remainder of the season. I put them on the grill alongside some tempeh burgers last night and they were amazing. Join our Facebook community and share your favorite ways to cook up your box! 

News from the CSA Community

Join CSA Members Christine & Frank Egan and the Long Island Food Challenge to eat local for 3 weeks during the month of July!  For more information, see their website: www.longislandfoodchallenge.org

Join our Facebook Group! Share pics, recipes, and join the discussion with other members!  

The U-Pick Strawberry season is now over. We hope you were able to join us!

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

Pasta with Lentils & Kale
Kale Chips
Braised Kohlrabi
Garlic Scape Pesto 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Want to get your hands dirty? Check back for more information about upcoming work days in next week's newsletter!