FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #2

What's in the Box - June 8, 9 & 10

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

Escarole - 1 head
Red or Green Romaine Lettuce - 1 head
Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Garlic Scapes - 1 bunch
Green Boston Lettuce - 1 head
Baby Bok Choi - 1 bunch
Japanese Salad Turnips - 1 bunch (2-3pc)

Notes on the Box

Greens Galore! This is a traditional late spring box, full of delicious leafy greens. The swiss chard is gorgeous- called Bright Lights because of its multi-color stems. The bok choi is delicious steamed up or used in a stir fry. And don't forget that the white salad turnips are a two-for-one veg because you can eat the leaves too! I love their spicy flavor when gently steamed and then sauteed with a little garlic, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. And for all you escarole lovers (or soon to be)...a big beautiful head of escarole to round things out. Escarole can be eaten raw in a salad, or cooked. It is a bitter green, so cooking will help take off the bitter edge if you don't like the flavor. If eating raw, the inner (more yellow) leaves are less bitter and can even be a bit sweet! Finally, the funny looking long green things in your box are a springtime specialty called Garlic Scapes! Read more about them here.

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!  

U-Pick Strawberries will continue this weekend. We are already at the peak of the picking season, so if you haven't already joined us, this would be the weekend to do so! 

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 Bok Choi
Escarole & Pine Nuts
Roasted Garlic Scapes
Grannie's Swiss Chard

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!