FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #22

What's in the Share

The week of October 22, 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...

Watermelon Radish - 1 large piece
Red Kale - 1 bunch (an excellent variety to eat raw!)
Bok Choi - 1 bunch
Radicchio - 1 head
Broccoli - 2 pieces
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) - 1 bunch
Beets - 1 bunch
Yellow Potatoes - 1 bag
Kohlrabi - 1 large piece

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES (Next week is the final week of the fruit share!)
Tuesday - ONE BAG ONLY!  1 mixed bag Elstar and Jonagold Apples
Wednesday - ONE BAG ONLY!  1 mixed bag Elstar and Jonagold Apples
Thursday/Friday - ONE BAG ONLY!  1 mixed bag Elstar and Jonagold Apples

Notes on the Share

It's a brassica bonanza! Kohlrabi, Red Kale (make this kale salad!), Guy Lon, Broccoli, Watermelon Radish (see recipe below) and Bok Choi are all members of the brassica family and grow well in the fall.  Remember to keep your greens wrapped tightly in a plastic bag in the fridge so they stay fresh and hydrated.  Beautiful, sweet Red Beets are delicious roasted in the oven (see recipe below), and a sack of Yellow Potatoes roast up beautifully and make yummy mashed potatoes! 

News From the Farm

There's still a lot of action in the fields these days - finishing up our potato harvest and seeding cover crops.  Our cover crops are seeded on empty fields (after our vegetable crops are harvested) to protect and enrich the soil throughout the winter and into late spring. Some of the varieties we plant include hairy vetch, rye, triticale, oats, crimson clover, and red clover.  Next week we will begin our massive storage crop harvest for the winter shares, which include storage varieties of carrots, beets, turnips, rutabaga, kohlrabi and watermelon radish. 

Winter CSA Shares - We have winter share pick-ups in Jamesport and Port Washington.  Click here to sign up!

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. 

THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Sliced Watermelon Radish Salad - from SustainablePantry.com
Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Beet Greens
Roasted Kohlrabi
Guy Lon Stir Fry