FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #12

What's in the Share

The week of August 13, 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...

Green Beans - .75 lb bag
Arugula - .6 lb bag
Long Green Peppers - 3-4 pieces
Cherry Tomatoes - 1 pint
Red Tomatoes - 4 lb bag - WOW!
Orange Watermelon - 1 piece

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES
PLEASE NOTE THAT PEACHES SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE PLASTIC BAGS AND ALLOWED TO RIPEN OPEN ON THE COUNTER.  AS SOON AS THEY ARE RIPE THEY SHOULD BE STORED IN THE REFRIGERATOR.
Tuesday - 2 bags Peaches
Wednesday - 2 bags Peaches
Thursday/Friday - 2 bags Peaches

Notes on the Share

Ok, this might just be my favorite box of the summer!  Special Orange Watermelons (which must be kept in your fridge, by the way), 4 pounds of Red Tomatoes to slice and eat until you can't eat any more.  Cherry Tomatoes for popping in your mouth or adding to a salad. Green Beans which only need a few minutes in the steamer and then tossed with some butter, or olive oil and chopped herbs and garlic, salt & pepper and....heaven!  Long Green Peppers for frying up or grilling, and finally, a huge bag of summer Arugula which has a nice little bite and is delicious as a salad or on summer sandwiches...with sliced tomato, perhaps?  

News From the Farm

We're in tomato heaven!  What a difference a relatively dry season makes.  This time last year we were losing our crop due to late blight from excessive rain and humidity.  But so far, this season's crop looks beautiful, due in no small part to Farmer James' efforts and careful spray schedule.  The copper spray we use as a preventative for late blight is approved for use in organic production.  We do, however, recommend washing the tomatoes before eating. 

PLUM TOMATO SHARES are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at our farmers' markets in Port Washington, Islip or Huntington on the weekends.  Delivery cannot be made to individual pick-up sites on Long Island.  Here are the details:

$35 for a 20lb box of Plum Tomatoes for canning and cooking.  To order, please e-mail info@goldenearthworm.com with your requested number of shares and where you will be picking them up.  Your choice for pick-up is: Port Washington Farmers' Market (Saturday), Islip Farmers' Market (Saturday), or Huntington Farmers' Market (Sunday).  We are now taking orders for pick-up on 8/18 and 8/19 ONLY.  If we have more shares available for pick-up the following weekend we will post a notice in next week's newsletter.

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

Save the Date!  CSA Harvest Festival - Sunday, October 14
Our annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm.  FREE for all CSA members and their families and invited guests. 

Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Animal Shearing, Kids Events and lots more!  Stay tuned for more details...

THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Green Beans braised with Tomatoes and Basil
Fresh Tomato Sauce - no cook!