FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #11

What's in the Share

The week of August 6, 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...

Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Red Potatoes - 3 lb bag
Cucumbers - 3-4 pieces
Genovese Basil - 1 bunch
Green Cabbage - 1 head
Fresh Yellow Onions - 1 bunch
Baby Watermelon -OR- Sungold Cherry Tomatoes AND Green Beans - 1 piece or a mixed bag
Red Tomatoes - 3 lb

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 of Mixed Peaches AND 1 bag of Nectarines
Wednesday - 1 bag of Mixed Peaches AND 1 bag of Nectarines
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag of Mixed Peaches AND 1 bag of Nectarines

Notes on the Share

A glorious summer share this week!  Beautiful Swiss Chard and freshly dug Red Potatoes for a lovely potato salad.  Try the recipe below.  Basil for pesto or a caprese salad with sliced Tomatoes.  The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight.  While this is certified for use in organic production, we do recommend that you wash the tomatoes well before eating.  Some of you will get another Watermelon this week, while others will get the first of the Green Bean harvest and some Cherry Tomatoes.  We hope to have a planting of yellow watermelons ready for harvest in another few weeks and there will be plenty more cherry tomatoes and green beans for everyone soon!  (We are very careful to make sure that members receive the same items over the course of a few weeks, although it does take a bit of juggling on our part!)  Cabbage, Cukes and Onions round out the box.  I'm excited to get into the kitchen...I have some fabulous summer dishes featuring this week's bounty.  Bon appetit!  

News From the Farm

Did I promise a full farm update this week?  Silly me!  I have so much on my plate (no pun intended) that I need to postpone it another week.  I apologize, but I do promise to fully update you- with photos, no less- very soon!

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

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!!!!!!!!
A new ticket price offered for the cocktail reception for just $50! 
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.  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 for the dinner and $50 for the cocktail reception 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

Potato Salad with Green Beans & Salsa Verde (You can leave out the beans if they're not in your share this week!)
Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Tomato and Basil Salad