FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #9

What's in the Share

The week of July 23, 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 - several pieces
Green Cabbage - 1 head
Walla Walla Onions - 1 bunch
Asian Eggplant - 1 small piece (see note below) OR a Surprise Veg
Bell Pepper - 1 piece
Green Long Peppers - 3 pieces
Red Potatoes - 1 quart
Basil OR Chives - 1 bunch

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES
Tuesday - Peaches AND UFO Peaches
Wednesday - Peaches AND UFO Peaches
Thursday/Friday - Peaches AND UFO Peaches

Notes on the Share

More Cukes and Zukes, as you would expect this time of the season.  Green Cabbage is perfect for a refreshing coleslaw or salad.  Try the recipe below!  Walla Walla Onions are a sweet onion variety with low sulfer and high water content, making them mild and excellent in many dishes. There are some great recipes below. Our Asian Eggplant plants have been weakened by insect damage this year, so we don't have as many to harvest as we had hoped.  We face this dilemna often-- Do we send out just 1 per member, or do we just not send them out at all?  We hope you agree that at least 1 small one is better than none.  We will have the more recognizable black eggplant in the shares in the next few weeks.  There are Bell Peppers and Long Green Peppers (great for stir-fries or grilling) in the share for the first time this season.  You can expect plenty more over the coming weeks.  They freeze well if you can't eat them all right now.  Just wash, remove the seeds, chop into 1" pieces or strips and freeze in ziplock bags.  We pull these out of the freezer to use in recipes all through the winter and spring.  The first of the potatoes are here!  These New Red Potatoes are fresher than anything you've ever tasted!  Their skins may be a bit scuffed up because they're so delicate.  No need to peel them - just wash, boil and enjoy in a potato salad!  Basil or Chives round out the share.  Bon Appetit!

News From the Farm

More sun and hot weather are ripening the mid-summer crops like tomatoes and watermelons.  You can expect to see them in the shares very soon!  Look what I found hiding out in the field this past weekend!

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

Red Potatoes with Olives, Feta and Mint
Sesame Cabbage Salad - link from theKitchn.com
Spring Onion Jam
Walla Walla Onions with Pine Nut Butter