FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #18

What's in the Share

The week of September 24, 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...

Acorn or Spaghetti Squash - 1-3 piece
Green Beans
- .5lb
Red Tomatoes
- 2 beefsteak - the last of the season!
Red or Green Batavian
Lettuce - 1 head
Carrots - 1 bunch
Shallots - 2 pieces
Baby Arugula - 1 bag

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 Gala & Red Delicious Apples and 1 bag Bosc Pears
Wednesday - 1 bag mixed Gala & Red Delicious Apples and 1 bag Bosc Pears
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag mixed Gala & Red Delicious Apples and 1 bag Bosc Pears

Notes on the Share

We must say "farewell" to the Tomatoes - you're getting the last ones of the season in this week's box.  Green Beans will also be finished after this week.  A lovely head of crisp Batavian Lettuce and a bag of tender Baby Arugula will make for some yummy salads, and a bunch of Carrots, crisp and sweet, are perfect for snacking on or roasting in the oven with some garlic and cumin seed. (Recipe below.)  More Winter Squash for everyone -- and please remember to use cook it up right away.  We've had some storage issues with our squash this year, so we advise you to eat them immediately.  If they don't look perfect on the outside, they're usually just fine when you cut them open.  And Shallots, which may be new to many of you, are a member of the onion family but with a much more mild flavor.  You can substitute them for onions in recipes or try them in a classic vinaigrette where they turn creamy!  (Recipe below.)

News From the Farm

This is my favorite time of year on the farm.  Glorious weather and a *little* less work makes for more time to enjoy this spectacular place we call home.

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

Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette - Food & Wine Magazine
Green Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette - All Recipes
Cumin Roasted Carrots - BBC Food