FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #6

What's in the Share

The week of July 2, 2012

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Zucchini - several pieces
Cipollini Onions - 1 bunch
Red Beets - 1 bunch
Radicchio - 1 head
Carrots - 1 bunch
Broccoli -OR- Cabbage - 1 head
Magenta Lettuce - 1 head
Romaine Lettuce - 1 head

Notes on the Share

Zucchini and Cipollini Onions are back for another week.  Radicchio will also be in the share again.  If you haven't tried it on the grill, you should!  Broccoli OR Cabbage - You'll receive one or the other this week.  The broccoli has started to flower quickly in this heat, so much of it can't be harvested.  Red Beets are great in salads this time of year.  You can grate them raw if you don't want to heat up your kitchen -- or you can quickly boil them until tender and then cool to slice alongside some walnuts and goat cheese and a light vinaigrette.  Carrots are back and the Magenta Lettuce is one of my summer favorites - so cruchy and refreshing on a hot day.  Romaine Lettuce means "Caesar Salad for dinner tonight" to me! Happy 4th of July and bon appetit!

News From the Farm

This heat has forced many of our crops into overdrive.  The greens are growing so quickly that we've had to double up in the shares these past couple weeks.  (This is why you're getting TWO heads of lettuce this week!)  

We started our great garlic harvest over the weekend and the bulbs are now being tied up and hung in the barn to dry for a few weeks. 


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

Spicy Garlicky Broccoli Salad
Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozarella Tart