FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #10

What's in the Box - August 3, 4 & 5

Click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.

VEGETABLE SHARE Check back daily for an updated list - it will change during the week!

Zucchini - 1 piece
Cucumber - 1 piece
Long Peppers - 2 pieces
Green Bell Peppers - 4 pieces
Purple / Mountain Rose (Red) Potatoes - 1 quart
Garlic - 2 heads 
Cherry Tomatoes* -OR- Blackberries - 1 pint/.5 pint
Green Beans - .4lb bag
Yellow Onions - 2 pieces 

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  
1 bag UFO Peaches 
1 bag White or Yellow Peaches (These are picked very ripe, so they are delicate and bruise easily. Be sure to refrigerate and use immediately!)

FRUIT SHARE for Queens 
1 bag UFO or Yellow Peaches 
1 bag White Peaches (These are picked very ripe, so they are delicate and bruise easily. Be sure to refrigerate and use immediately!)

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...

The tomatoes are in! The plants are just starting to yield, so we can look forward to lots more tomatoes in the coming weeks. While it's been a pretty dry summer, it has been recommended that we spray for late blight as a precaution. Preventative spraying is the only option we have to deal with this devastating disease using organic methods. We applied our first copper spray last week, so be sure to wash the tomatoes well.  (See below for more info on our organic spraying methods.) 

The purple or red potatoes in the share are great in a potato salad-- they look so pretty with some chopped parsley in a bowl! And if the quantity of peppers are overwhelming your fridge, try throwing them on the grill, or pull out the seeds, chop up, and freeze in ziplock bags to use in stir-fries and chili when winter rolls around.  

*A Note on Tomatoes...
The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight fungus.  This spray is certified for use in organic production, but must be washed off before eating.  Also be sure to ripen red tomatoes completely on the counter before eating!  They should be a deep red and slightly soft to the touch. Cherry tomatoes are picked ripe and ready to eat.

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

Multicolored Potatoes with Pesto & Parmesan

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