FARM BLOG

CSA Week #24

What's in the Share

The week of November 12, 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...

Leeks - 1 bunch
Watermelon Radish - 1 piece
Green Kale - 1 bunch
Russet Potatoes - 3 lbs.
Cabbage - 1 large head
Broccoli - 2 pieces
Baby Carrots - 1 bunch

THE FRUIT SHARE HAS ENDED.

Notes on the Share

Leeks are delicious in soups or braised on their own (see recipe below).  Watermelon Radish can be sliced raw in a salad or roasted to bring out their meaty flavor.  Green Kale is great in hearty fall soups, Russet Potatoes are the perfect variety to bake in the oven, and Cabbage and Broccoli are stars of the fall harvest.  Finallly, tender Baby Carrots to snack on raw or roasted in the oven to bring out their sweetness.

News From the Farm

Our work is slowing down now that the season's end is in sight.  There are still a lot of storage crops to harvest for the winter shares, including carrots, beets, rutabaga and endive. A soon as a crop is harvested, we're clearing the fields and planting cover crops.  These will reduce erosion over the winter and fix nitrogen in the soil so the fields will be in excellent shape for planting into next spring. 

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

Kale and Chickpea Soup
Braised Leeks with Lemon