FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #9

What's in the Box - July 27, 28 & 29

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

VEGETABLE SHARE

Zucchini - 2 pieces
Red Onions - 2-3 pieces
Long Peppers - 2 pieces
Green Peppers - 1-2 pieces
Red Norland -OR- Yukon Gold Potatoes - 3 lb. bag
Parsley - 1 bunch
Cucumber - 1 piece
Red Batavian Lettuce -OR- Red Kale - 1 head 
Green Beans - .3 lbs. 
Green Kale -OR- Green Cabbage - 1 bunch 
Garlic - 2 heads 

FRUIT SHARE from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com

FRUIT SHARE for Long Island  (Check back daily for the updated share.)
1 bag Yellow Peaches (regular round shape)
1 bag UFO Peaches (flat shape - you can see why they're called "UFO")
1 container Blueberries

FRUIT SHARE for Queens 
1 bag Yellow Peaches
1 bag UFO Peaches
1 container Blueberries

FRUIT STORAGE INFORMATION
Leave peaches at room temperature, or put them in a paper bag.  This does help - the ethylene gas given off by the ripening fruit is trapped in the bag and speeds up the process. Berries should be kept in the fridge. 

Notes on the Box...

What a great box we have for you this week! This last week of July is when we usually start to hit the peak of the harvest. The garlic and potatoes are ready, and we can start harvesting the hot weather crops like peppers & cukes. Our tomatoes are looking great - they're still green, but we it won't be long until they're red and ready to pick. Farmer Matt predicts that we will have cherry tomatoes ready for the shares some time in the next 2 weeks...

The potatoes in this week's share are either Red Norland or Yukon Gold, or a mix of the two. They're both waxy varieties that are great boiled, or steamed and enjoyed as a salad or mashed.

Save the Date!

We've set a date for our annual CSA Harvest Festival for Sunday, October 17th. Rain date will be the following Sunday. This year's activities will include hay rides, live music and entertainment, cooking demos, a local artisan market and more! Stay tuned for more info...

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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

Green Beans with Lemon & Pine Nuts
Zucchini with Garlic & Dried Crushed Red Pepper

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