Last pick-up & last days to register!

This is the last week for Summer Shares! But not to worry, you can still sign up for Winter Shares until THIS FRIDAY–options for fresh winter crops and preserved summer goodies.

Today is also the last day to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market, held Dec. 14.

And don’t forget the 50/50 raffle is still going. Proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program. We’re currently around $500, which means you’d get half of that if you win!!

And, here’s what’s in our last box for November 16th. Pickup at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

Fruit shares this week are bosc pears + jonagold and granny smith apples.

Veggies are below:


Sweet Potatoes2.5 lbs of various sizes! Store in a cool, dry spot–not the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Carrots – A big bag to preview some of the sweet winter veggies. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Rutabaga – Another round of these slightly sweet, tasty root vegetables. Store in the fridge Use within 5 days.


Butternut Squash Try it mashed–it may be your new holiday favorite. Store on the counter Use within 10 days.


Collards – A yummy holiday traditional dish in the South. Store in the fridge. Use within a week. 


Leeks – It’s the last round for this great vegetable. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days.


Watermelon Radish – If you haven’t tried this variety before–you’re in for a treat! These are great raw or cooked. Store in the fridge. Use within 10 days. 


Red Kale – A great, versatile variety. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Parsley – Perfect to add a little fresh flavor for you holiday dishes. Store in the fridge. Use within a week


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members.

Nov 9 pickup: veggie, fruit, fish, beer, kombucha, soap & Lewis Waite

A few quick CSA reminders:

  1. Click here for Winter Sign-ups. Deadline is Nov 17.
  2. Buy your 50/50 raffle tickets at pickup–proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program.
  3. Register online to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market, held Dec. 14. One week left–registration ends Nov 15!

And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, November 9th, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are fuji and jonagold apples.

Veggies are below (all vegetables this week except the potatoes are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge).

DON’T FORGET, this week is a special products pick-up too! This includes fish, beer, kombucha, soap and Lewis Waite orders.


Fennel It’s back again! If you need recipe ideas, a comment feed just started on the Golden Earthworm Facebook page. Use within 5 days.


Carrots – Sweet, crunchy carrots of the Mokum variety. Use within a week.


Rutabaga – A winter favorite. These are great as fries or mashed like potatoes. Use within 5 days.


Cabbage It’s a cabbage surprise this week–different varieties depending on pick-up location. Use within 5 days.


Baby Red Kale – Some say take the stem off for salad, others say leave it be. Use within 3 days.


Swiss Chard – Great in stews to keep you warm on chilly days. Use within 3 days. 


White Potatoes – Great in stews to keep you warm on chilly days. Store in a cold, dark and dry place. Use within 2 weeks. 


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members.

Nov 2: Veg, Fruit, & Winter Sign-ups

A few quick CSA reminders:

  1. Click here for Winter Sign-ups. Deadline is Nov 17.
  2. Buy your 50/50 raffle tickets at pickup–proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program.
  3. Register online to reserve a table at the annual CSA Holiday Market.
    (Find out more info about these in the links, or from last week’s post.) 

    And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, November 2nd, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are a bag of bosc pears and mutsu apples.

    Veggies are below (all vegetables this week are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge):


    Radiccio A pretty purple addition for this week–similar to last week’s chicory in flavor. Use within 5 days.


    Leeks – Need another leek recipe? Check out Golden Earthworm’s Facebook page! Use within a week.


    Kohlrabi – A nutty-flavored bulb that’s good raw or cooked. Use within 5 days.


    Savoy Cabbage A frilly cabbage that works great cooked or in salads. Use within 5 days.


    Toscano Kale – Here for another week to ensure you’re getting your greens in! Use within 5 days.


    Parsley – Bring on the plethora of vitamins!! Use within 5 days. 


    Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members.

Veggies + Fruit (and Winter Sign-ups!)

Before we get to the list of vegetables, a few CSA announcements: 

  1. Winter sign-ups are open! Check out all the info, and a link to sign up online. Deadline for signing up is Nov 17.
  2. The 50/50 raffle is still going–buy tickets at pick-up. All proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares.
  3. The annual CSA Holiday Market will be Thursday, Dec 14th. Register online to reserve a table & join other local businesses (and meet all the CSA community!). We’re really excited about the vendors we have so far.

And, here’s what’s in the box tomorrow, October 26th, at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm. Fruit shares this week are a bag of jonagold and gala apples. Veggies are below:


Sugarloaf Chicory Another one that looks like lettuce, but isn’t! This is closer to the radicchio family. Cut into thin ribbons and dress with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and parmesan to balance the bitterness. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Scallions – Yep, there are still more for the eating. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Collards – These are so healthy and similar to kale in versatility. Store the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Sweet Potatoes Get in your Vitamin A and beta-carotene for this week. Don’t wash until your ready to use–the dirt protects their fresh-picked skin! Store on your counter. Use within a week.


Japanese Salad Turnips – They’re back for another round. Don’t forget to eat the tops. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Baby Arugula – Wash gently and dress lightly. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days. 


Cilantro or Parsley – Check your box, it’s a surprise which you’re getting this week. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies and Fruit — Oct 19th

Here’s what’s in the box tomorrow—pickups are October 19th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Don’t forget about the 50/50 raffle at pickup! All proceeds benefit our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares.

Fruit shares this week are a bag of jonagold and mutsu apples. Veggies are listed below:


Carrots Sweet and crunchy and ready for enjoying! Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Red Kale – Full of antioxidants and works in any of your favorite kale recipes. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Yellow Potatoes – These are great for roasting. Store in a cool, dark place. Use within a week.


Bok Choi Enjoy another helping of these great veggies. Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Leeks – Great in soups or roasted alone. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Parsley – Try adding it at the end of soup-cooking for a fresh color and flavor. Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days. 


Escarole – Do not confuse this with lettuce! The inner leaves are great raw, but the outer leaves are better cooked (they can be bitter raw). Store in the fridge. Use within 5 days.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies + Fruit + Special Shares! (Oct 12 pick-up)

Remember tomorrow is pick-ups for ALL SHARES–this includes beer, kombucha, fish and soap, along with the usual veggies and fruit. All pickups are October 12th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Also remember when you pick up you can enter the 50/50 raffle. This benefits our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares!

Fruit shares are a bag of bosc pears, and cortland & jonagold apples.

Veggies are listed below, all should be stored in the fridge:


Broccoli The more the merrier, right? Use within 5 days.


Romanesco Broccoli/Cauliflower Not a broccoli or a cauliflower, be very excited for this cool-looking veggie. It can be steamed, roasted or eaten raw. Use within 5 days.


Japanese Salad Turnips – Remember you can eat the greens on these too! Use within 5 days.


Long Green Peppers – We’re officially out of these as of this week. They can easily be frozen if you don’t want to eat them yet. Use within a week.


Toscano Kale – A great kale variety for soups. Use within a week.


Scallions – Do we smell more scallion pancakes in the future? Use within a week. 


Red Batavian Lettuce – Very beautiful and flavorful too. Use within a week.


Butternut Squash – There’s been issues with storage this season, so please don’t keep them on your counter. Store in the fridge. Use right away!!


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies & Fruit – Oct 5

Here’s the list of what we’re getting tomorrow. All pickups are October 5th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

**Also remember when you pick up you can enter the 50/50 raffle. This benefits our Subsidized Share Program. Basically if you win you get half the raffle cash, and the subsidy gets the other half to help people in our neighborhood access food shares!

Fruit shares are a bag of empire apples and bosc pears. Veggies are listed below:


Arugula This week is a larger share, so they’re bunched. Store in the fridge. Use now.


Green Cabbage – Because these grow so tight, they don’t really need to be washed inside–just peel the leaves until it’s clean. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Red Tomatoes – These beefsteak variety will be coming to an end soon, savor them! Store on the counter. Use now.


Cauliflower Did you know cauliflower stays white because their leaves shade them from the sun? Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Broccoli – A sure sign that fall is here! Store in the fridge. Use within 3 days.


Red Beets – A yummy earthy treat. You can saute the whole plant. Store in the fridge. Use the greens in 3 days, the root within a week. 


Mustard Mix – A peppery green to spice up your salad. Store in the fridge. Use within a week.


Collards – Best cooked, or used as a wrap. Store in the fridge.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Use within a week.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies & Fruit for Sept 28

Hello and here’s what’s in the veggie box today! (Fruit shares are a bag of gala/cortland apples and seckel pears.) All pickups are September 28th at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.


Arugula These leaves are tender, and it’s advised to wash and eat right away. Use now.


Bok Choi – This is a great favorite, and unlike most of the other greens, it should be stored on the counter. Use within a week.


Japanese Salad Turnips – You can eat both the tops and roots of these. Our favorite is to saute the tops and eat the bottoms raw. Use within a week.


Cauliflower Did you know cauliflower stays white because their leaves shade them from the sun? Use within a week.


Red, Yellow or Green Peppers – We’ve been patiently waiting for our peppers to change color–and now they’re ready! Use within 5 days.


Plum Tomatoes – These are the last of the season, so sad to see them go. Use now.


Collards or Napa Cabbage – These are in rotation, happy box surprise! Use within 5 days.


Eggplant (in rotation) – Patience is a virtue with these guys–their slow growth means harvesting is in stages and CSA locations will get them in different weeks. Use within a week.


Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change. Look for Golden Earthworm Organic Farm CSA on Facebook for more recipes from members!

Veggies & Fruit for Sept 21

Welcome to another week! Here is what’s in the box! Be sure to check out some great recipes below!

Nicola or Purple Potatoes – The varieties will rotate depending on what you received last week.  Both varieties are waxy and great roasted or for potato salads.
Storage: In a cool, DARK place. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Butternut Squash – These butternuts are wonderful in soup or roasted in chunks.  Try one of this week’s recipes.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Scallions – For salads, soups or grilled.  Just great flavor and crunch!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Garlic – This hardneck variety is extremely special.  It’s the closest veg we have to “gold” on the farm because the seed is so expensive and we only grow a little bit.  Enjoy!  You can’t find this type in stores.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a month

Red Kale –  The very best kale variety for salads because the leaves are so tender.  Also wonderful gently steamed and dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, fresh raw garlic and salt to taste.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days

Parsley – Brighten up any soup or salad!  Freezes very well just as-is in a ziplock.  I pull out a bunch and roughly chop it before adding to soups all winter long.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Tomatoes – This may be the last week for our red tomatoes so savor them!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Now!

Acorn Squash –  These winter squash are for eating! You can keep them on your counter for about a week as decoration — no longer than that!  They are not the storage variety, so they will deteriorate in quality after a little while. Don’t be afraid– they’re pretty easy to cut in half with a large, sharp knife once you remove the stem.  They are delicious roasted. Try it!
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

FRUIT SHARE

Please be sure to remove the fruit from the bag immediately when you get them home.  They should ripen sitting out on a platter or on a dry dish cloth.
Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.

1 mixed bag of Cortland Apples, Bartlett & Seckel Pears
(for fruit share members ONLY)

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