FARM BLOG

CSA 2010 - Week #16

What's in the Box - September 14, 15 & 16

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!

Lettuce Mix - 1/2 lb. bag
French Breakfast Radishes - 1 bunch
Red Tomatoes - 4-6 pieces
Acorn Squash - 1 piece
Cherry Tomatoes - 1 pint
Nicola Potatoes - 1 quart
Colored Peppers - 1 piece 

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 mixed Yellow Peaches & Gala Apples

FRUIT SHARE for Queens 
1 bag mixed Yellow Peaches & Gala Apples

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. Apples can go directly in the fridge, or sit on the counter for a couple days.

Notes on the share/from the farm...

Please be sure to eat your lettuce mix right away. We have to keep our coolers and refrigerated truck above 55F degrees for the tomatoes (colder temps will ruin them), so the greens will not hold up as long as they usually would. 

We're finally settling into September, which brings with it an ever-so-slightly slower pace around here. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we're definitely turning the corner. Everyone has been asking us about the season, and while we think we've been doing pretty well, we've also suffered a lot of crop losses due to the excessive heat and drought. We've been blessed with an abundance of tomatoes, though, so we should certainly be thankful for that!

You will notice more fall crops arriving in your share by next week - including more root crops and greens- and winter squash! We grow many different varieties of winter squash, including butternut, sunshine, sweet dumpling, acorn, spaghetti, hubbard and buttercup. There's nothing better (to me, at least) than the smell of winter squash roasting in the oven on a cool fall evening.  

CSA Harvest Festival 

We've set a date for our annual CSA Harvest Festival for Sunday, October 17thRain 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!

WE'RE LOOKING FOR ARTISANS FOR OUR MARKET!  Do you make soap, jewelry, baskets, pottery, knitted items, paper crafts, jams, etc?  We have space left for a few more high-quality artisans at our Harvest Festival. Please e-mail us with a description (and better yet- a picture!) of your goods and we'll see if you're a good fit. Thanks!

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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

Potato & Shallot Homefries 
Maple Glazed Winter Squash

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