FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #4

What's in the Box - June 22, 23 & 24

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

Swiss Chard - 2 bunches
Carrots - 1 bunch
Scallions - 1 bunch
Collards - 1 bunch
Fennel - 3 pieces
Cilantro -OR- Dill - 1 bunch 

Notes on the Box

This is the week to enjoy Swiss Chard! We also have our first crop of carrots in the share this week, and they're especially sweet this time of year. Babyfarmer Galen has been enjoying his first bites of mashed carrots and he thinks they're yummy!

Update from the Fields...

Overall our crops are looking terrific! We've been busy cultivating (the farming term for weeding) with our new cultivating tractor - which has made the task much more efficient and more fun! These are some pictures of our freshly mulched tomatoes and field of potatoes.

Woodchuck Woes... There's no lettuce in the box this week because the groundhog ate it! They ravaged most of the varieties we planted, but there should be more coming soon...  In other sad news, the bok choi and white salad turnip beds were taken over by weeds, so we've turned them in. Small losses considering the size of the farm, but we wanted to keep you informed!



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!   

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

Braised Fennel
Escarole & White Bean Salad with Fennel & Gruyere Cheese

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