FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #6

What's in the Box - July 6, 7 & 8

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

VEGETABLE SHARE

Zucchini - 5-7 pieces
Yellow or White Carrots - 1 bunch
Cippolini Onions - 1 bunch 
Green Kale - 1 bunch
Red Batavian or Green Romaine Lettuce - 1 head
Radicchio - 1 head
Cabbage - 1 head 
Broccoli - 2-3 pieces

FRUIT SHARE begins this week!
The contents of the fruit share change on a daily basis. Remember that the fruit share is grown by Briermere Farms and works differently than our vegetable shares. The value of the fruit sent out each week is deducted from the $138 you paid up front at the beginning of the season. The fruit share will continue until a total of $138 is deducted from your account. This gives the fruit farm flexibility to send out the quantity and variety that is ready to harvest on any given day. If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com

FRUIT SHARE for Long Island WEDNESDAY (Check back daily for the updated share.)
1 bag Peaches
1 container Blueberries
1 container Raspberries

FRUIT SHARE for Queens WEDNESDAY
1 bag Peaches 

Update from the Fields...

We don't need to tell you that it's been HOT HOT HOT!  One of our irrigation pumps broke last Thursday and we spent the good part of two days trying to find replacement parts and a rental unit before the long holiday weekend. Good news- we managed to repair it enough to water our parched plants before they died. Another crisis averted! Hope you all had a more relaxing 4th!

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

Kale & Sesame Salad
Zucchini & Cilantro Soup with Mint
Radicchio & Arugula Salad with Dates & Feta 

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