FARM BLOG

CSA 2012 - Week #15

What's in the Share

The week of September 3, 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 Squash - 2 pieces
Green Beans - .55 lb
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes - 1 pint
Garlic - 1 head
Red Beets - 1 bunch - Tuesday ONLY (for all other groups next week)
Sweet Dumpling Squash - 1 or 2 - Wednesday & Thursday ONLY (for all other groups next week)
Red Tomatoes - 4 lb bag

FRUIT SHARE - LONG ISLAND SITES
EARLY SEASON APPLES ARE BEST STORED IN THE FRIDGE!  THEY WILL STAY CRISP LONGER.
Tuesday - 1 bag Gala Apples and 1 bag Ginger Gold Apples
Wednesday - 1 bag Gala Apples and 1 bag Ginger Gold Apples
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag Gala Apples and 1 bag Ginger Gold Apples

Notes on the Share

While summer is "officially" over after Labor Day, we still have plenty of hot weather crops coming in during the month of September.  Most notably, Red Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes and Green Beans!  Our beautiful hard-neck Garlic was cut down out of the barn for you this week too.  It's been hanging up there curing for a few months now.  Acorn Squash is easy and delicious roasted in the oven - especially now that the evening temperatures are cooling down.  These squash don't store well since they're not the curing type, so use them up over the next week or so and keep them in a cool, dry place.  

News From the Farm

Rain in the forecast for the next few days will give us farmers a break from irrigating and allow us time to catch up on indoor farm activities.  We have some mechanical work to do on our tractors and planning for the upcoming fall and winter share seasons.  Unfortunately, our wonderful field workers are out there in the pouring rain picking for the deliveries on Wednesday.  It's no fun working outdoors in the heavy rain and deep muddy fields.  We'll certainly appreciate our shares a lot more knowing how hard it was to harvest them this 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

Maple Glazed Winter Squash
Green Beans braised with Tomatoes and Basil