FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #7

What's in the Share

The week of July 9, 2012

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Zucchini - several pieces
Scallions - 1 bunch
Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Green Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Beets - 1 bunch
Carrots - 1 bunch
Parsley - 1 bunch
Batavian Lettuce - 2 heads

FRUIT SHARE begins this week!
Tuesday - Apricots AND Blackberries
Wednesday - Rhubarb AND Blueberries
Thursday/Friday - To be decided.  Please check back later in the week.

Notes on the Share

Zucchini is back...are you noticing a trend here?  Zucchini plants produce at an alarming rate and must be picked daily.  It's amazing, really, that such small vines can produce so much!  I've been making zucchini bread (an easy on-the-go breakfast) and a quick curried zucchini soup to use our own bounty.  Scallions are great chopped in all types of summer salads.  Toscano Kale may be a good candidate for a cold kale salad - recipe below.  Swiss Chard will probably make its way into a quiche in our kitchen this week.  I love quiche with a crisp lettuce salad on a hot summer afternoon.  Beets, again, are so good in salads, but you may also like to try the recipe below for Borscht.  Carrots - always delicious.  Parsley - a good handful in summer salads is a must, but the extras can be thrown in the food processor with some olive oil, walnuts and fresh garlic for a quick pesto.  Batavian Lettuce is a great crispy summer variety. Bon appetit!

News From the Farm

In typical mid-summer fashion, your farmers are busy juggling the simultaneous tasks of planting, maintaining, irrigating and harvesting crops.  Our cucumber and potato plants are looking great and I would expect to see them in the shares in the next 2-3 weeks.  Check out our Facebook page for more photos and updates from the fields!

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

The Golden Earthworm Organic Farm is hosting a fundraiser "SHARE: A Field to Plate" dinner on August 12th from 4-7pm.  There will be a farm tour, live music and an auction.  Tickets are $175 and will benefit North Fork Education Initiative, an amazing new organization that creates educational programs with a focus on arts and the environment on the East End.  They will be launching a K-3 school, Peconic Community School, in downtown Riverhead this fall.  Please join us for an enchanting evening featuring our delicious organic produce prepared by top local chefs, Shinn Vineyard wines and artisanal products from local producers.  It's going to be an evening to remember!  TICKETS now available for online purchase here. This is an intimate gathering, so seating is limited! 

THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Rikki's Borscht
Raw Tuscan Kale Salad