FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #13

What's in the Share

The week of August 20, 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
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes - 1 quart (1.25+lbs)
Spaghetti Squash - 1 piece
Yellow Onions - 3-4 pieces
Chioggia Beets -OR - Melon- 1 bunch or piece
Red Tomatoes - 6 lb bag - WOW!
Basil - 1 bunch

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 - 1 bag Ginger Gold Apples and 1 bag Peaches
Wednesday - 1 bag Ginger Gold Apples and 1 bag Peaches
Thursday/Friday - To be decided.

Notes on the Share

More tomatoes this week!  A whopping 6 lbs of Red Tomatoes and a full quart of Cherry TomatoesGreen Beans for the last time this month.  They're on the larger side, but still tender when lightly steamed.  Chioggia Beets (striped white and red when sliced) are in the share without the tops.  The tops had some damage and took up too much space in the box, so we decided to cut them off.  They're beautiful when sliced on a plate!  Yellow Onions for your cooking, Sweet Basil to pair with your tomatoes in salads or as a pesto, and a Spaghetti Squash!  The first of our winter squash harvest - see recipe and more info below.

News From the Farm

We probably don't have to tell you that we're swimming in tomatoes here...  If you're thinking about canning some, now is the time!  We have plum tomatoes shares available and all the details are below. 

In other news, we've been busy seeding the remainder of our fall and winter root crops like carrots, rutabagas and beets.  We're also just beginning to harvest our winter squash crop.  This week we kick off the season with a spaghetti squash, soon followed by acorn and sweet dumplings.  These are the earliest squash to make an appearance in the shares because they don't require curing.  Coming a little later this fall will be sunshines, butternuts and baby blue hubbards.

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 8/25 and 8/26 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

Baked Cherry Tomatoes with Parmesan Topping
Simple Maple Baked Spaghetti Squash - via The Simple Skillet