FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #17

What's in the Share

The week of September 17, 2012

The contents of the share fluctuate over the week. Please check back often for updates!

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Butternut Squash - 1 piece
Green Beans
- .75lb
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
- .35lb bag
Leeks
- 2 pieces
Red Tomatoes
- 4 plum & 1 red beefsteak
Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 4 lb bag
Red Boston or Green 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 mixed Greening & Russet Apples (baking varieties) and 1 bag Bosc Pears
Wednesday - 1 bag mixed Greening & Russet Apples (baking varieties) and 1 bag Bosc Pears
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag mixed Greening & Russet Apples (baking varieties) and 1 bag Bosc Pears

Notes on the Share

With rain in the forecast for the next few days, I'm planning on settling into my kitchen with a cup of tea and cooking!  Soup is a must, and the Butternut Squash and Leeks this week will be turned into a smooth and delicate fall soup (recipe below).  Former CSA member, blogger (The Wednesday Chef), and now author, Louisa Weiss, just released her first book which includes a fantastic looking tomato soup recipe (see below).  I've already finished the book and passed it on, but not before making a mental note to try the soup this week with the Tomatoes that have been sitting on my windowsill.  Yukon Gold Potatoes will be roasting in my oven with freshly snipped rosemary from the kitchen garden, and the Lettuce and Cherry Tomatoes will make a delicious salad.  Oh yes, and another week of tender Green Beans, because you just can't get enough of them while they're fresh! 

News From the Farm

Our potato harvest has been in full swing for the past couple days.  We'll take a break during the rain and start up again when the fields have dried out early next week.  Here are some just-dug potatoes on their way up the conveyor belt...  They're dumped into a wagon, unloaded into crates and washed before being bagged up for your shares.  You can't get any fresher than that! 

 

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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

Bill Telepan's Tomato Bread Soup - courtesy of The Wednesday Chef
Butternut Squash & Leek Soup - Food & Wine Magazine