FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #16

What's in the Share

The week of September 10, 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...

Spaghetti Squash - 1 piece
Green Beans - 1 lb Wow!
Leeks - 1 bunch
Broccoli OR Zucchini - 1 head/piece - Tuesday & some Wednesday ONLY - others next week
Red Beets - 1 bunch - Wednesday & Thursday ONLY
Sweet Dumpling Squash - 1 or 2 - Tuesday ONLY
Red Tomatoes - 2 lb bag
Batavian Lettuce - 1 head

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES
- EARLY SEASON APPLES ARE BEST STORED IN THE FRIDGE!  THEY WILL STAY CRISP LONGER.
- BOSC PEARS ARE RIPE WHEN STILL BROWN AND FIRM.  IF YOU WAIT TO EAT UNTIL THEY ARE SOFT, THEY WILL BE ROTTEN.
Tuesday - 1 bag Gala Apples and 1 bag Bosc Pears
Wednesday - 1 bag Gala Apples and 1 bag Bosc Pears
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag Gala Apples and 1 bag Bosc Pears

Notes on the Share

Spaghetti Squash for all!  Our planting yielded much more than expected, so they're making a repeat performance in the shares this week.  Leeks are a fall weather favorite-- delicious braised alone (see recipe below) or in soups.  Some more tender Green Beans and coming up on the last of the Red Tomatoes of the season.  Red Beets or Sweet Dumpling Squash, depending on your pick-up day....(If you didn't get it last week, you'll get it this week!)  And Broccoli or Zucchini, again depending on your pick-up day.  

News From the Farm

The beautiful fall weather we have been eagerly waiting for is finally here!  With this dramatic shift in temperatures and cold nights (we expect to hit a low around 46F here tonight) our crops slow down their growth and it takes much longer for things to ripen.

Our massive potato harvest begins this week!  We aim to get everything out of the ground as soon as possible.  So far we've been harvesting sections of plantings by hand, but we'll be using a large potato harvester for the rest.  Photos and more details to come next week.

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

Braised Leeks with Lemon
Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter - Steamy Kitchen Blog
Green Beans with Lemon and Pine Nuts