FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #19

What's in the Share

The week of October 1, 2012

The contents of the share fluctuate over the week. Please check back often for updates!

Click on a crop below to view more information, cooking tips and recipes...

Escarole - 1 head
Mesclun Lettuce Mix with Baby Arugula - 1 bag
Baby Bok Choi - 1 bunch
Japanese Salad Turnips - 1 bunch
Green Boston
Lettuce - 1 head
Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes - 1 quart
Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Kohlrabi - several pieces

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES
Tuesday - 1 bag mixed Golden Delicious Apples and 1 bag Empire Apples
Wednesday - 1 bag mixed Golden Delicious Apples and 1 bag Empire Apples
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag mixed Golden Delicious Apples and 1 bag Empire Apples

Notes on the Share

What a spectacular box of fall greens!  Escarole (the frilly lettuce look-alike) is a member of the endive family, less bitter than you would expect, and can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked.  The link below to Martha Stewart's primer on escarole is great for those unfamiliar with this delicious green.  Mesclun Lettuce Mix and Boston Lettuce will provide you with a week's worth of delicious leaf salads.  Baby Bok Choi is a favorite, braised or cooked alongside tofu in many Asian dishes.  Japanese Salad Turnips can be eaten raw or cooked. We like to slice them up and sprinkle them with a little sea salt.  The green tops are delicious when sauteed with garlic and olive oil.  Kohlrabi may be new to many of you too!  Try slicing thinly and enjoying raw, or roast them (recipe below).  Toscano Kale - thank goodness this one is back for the fall!  I need my daily kale fix and this variety is perfect steamed with garlic and umeboshi vinegar (my favorite way to eat it), or baked into kale chips or thrown into soups.  A lovely bag of tender Arugula and a box of Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes round out the shares.  Wow!  I can't wait to get into the kitchen this week. 

News From the Farm

We're gearing up for our CSA Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 14th from 11-3.  Take a tour of the fields, get inspired by top chef cooking demos, chat with your farmers, let the kids frolick in the haystack and watch a puppet show, and enjoy a fun-filled day on the farm!  A full listing of activities and events will be posted on our Facebook page and on our website later this week.  Please note that this is a free, private event open to all current CSA Members and their guests.  We hope to see you there!

Connect with your Farm

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. Check out our BLOG with pictures and videos of our farming practices!  Or find RECIPES and join the community on our FACEBOOK page! 

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact us.  That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!  Your farmers are happy to hear from you at info@goldenearthworm.com at any time, for any reason. 

Farm and Community Events

Save the Date!  CSA Harvest Festival - Sunday, October 14
Our annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm.  FREE for all CSA members and their families and invited guests. 

Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Kids Events and lots more! 

THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Braised Baby Bok Choi
Escarole and Pine Nuts
Martha Stewart's Escarole Primer
Roasted Kohlrabi