FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #5

What's in the Box - June 29, 30 & July 1

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

Romaine Lettuce - 1 head
Yellow Carrots - 1 bunch
Cippolini Onions - 1 bunch 
Beets & Greens - 1 bunch
Kohlrabi - 3 pieces
Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Dill -OR- Parsley - 1 bunch 
Broccoli - WED & THURS only this week - TUES next week! 

Notes on the Box

We have a great box for you this week- full of roots and leafy greens! The kohlrabi can be stored in the hydrator of the fridge for at least a month, so don't be overwhelmed! Broccoli is ready to harvest for our Wednesday and Thursday sites this week- all members picking up on Tuesday will receive theirs next week. And finally, don't forget to eat the tops of the beets! I know I keep repeating this over and over, but most people still throw them out when they're the best greens in the world! 

Update from the Fields...

Thanks to some excellent cultivating c/o Farmer Matt, your sweet potatoes have been saved from an onslaught of weeds! June is one of the busiest times of the season for us, as we try to keep up with the weeds in the fields, as well as planting, harvesting, and irrigating. It's been great to have so much hot sunny weather this year (especially compared to last year's endless rain) but it means that we have to keep irrigating (watering) our crops on a constant basis. Despite the extra effort irrigation requires, we'll take this weather over the rain any day!

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

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges & Beet Greens
Kohlrabi Salad

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