FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #8

What's in the Share

The week of July 17, 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...

Zucchini - several pieces
Cucumbers - 2-3 pieces
Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Cippolini Onions - 1 bunch
Broccoli - 2-3 pieces
Garlic - 1 large or 2 medium heads
Beets - 1 quart
Batavian - Green & Red- 2 baby heads

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES
Tuesday - Peaches AND Blueberries
Wednesday - To be decided.  Please check back later in the week.
Thursday/Friday - To be decided.  Please check back later in the week.

Notes on the Share

Cucumbers are here!  There's nothing better than a crisp cucumber salad to beat the heat.  I slice mine up with a little sliced red onion, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt & pepper.  Cippolini Onions grill up so nicely, so try them this week along with some grilled ZucchiniBroccoli in this heat?  Yes, try this spicy broccoli salad below.  And Garlic!  Our beautiful garlic makes its way into the shares this week.  We grow a hard neck variety that is known for its excellent flavor!  More Beets again (the last for a little while) without the tops this time.  And to keep with the grilling theme, I found this great recipe for Grilled Beet Salad and even a great grilled Swiss Chard recipe that sounds amazing! Stay cool, and bon appetit!

News From the Farm

Where's the rain?  While some of you may have gotten rain and thunderstorms over the past week, many of the storms dissipate by the time they reach the East End.  Our roads are dusty, and we're doing everything we can to keep up with the irrigation of our crops in the fields.  This is a time consuming, but crucial task.  So on top of the daily tasks of seeding, planting, cultivating, staking and harvesting, we perform a complex dance of pipe moving and watering rotation to keep all the crops alive.  Our efforts are paying off and everything is looking great! 

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

Grilled Beet Salad
Grilled Swiss Chard Pockets
Spicy Broccoli Salad