The Farm at Sunnyside - August 25 Lineup
by Caitlin Roberts
August 25, 2020
Certified organic produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, which is just 75 miles from Washington DC. The large veggie bag is great for the person who eats most veggie-filled meals at home or the couple who cooks some meals at home!
Pasta seems like one of the best ways to showcase all the delicious summer produce these days! Try something a little different by making stuffed shells or rigatoni. Make a filling of roasted eggplant and sweet pepper, ricotta, and basil. Whip up a quick tomato sauce with more basil, puree, and then pour over the stuffed pasta in a baking dish. Top with mozzarella and bake until the sauce and cheese are bubbly. A side salad is always appreciated, especially when it's topped with asian pear slices, cucumber chunks, and sweet pepper slices.
The large veggie bag for Tuesday 8/25 will delight you with
- 1 bunch basil - Whip up into pesto with some olive oil and parmesan or sprinkle on top of any dish to add a punch of summery flavor.
- 1 bag arugula or lettuce mix - A refreshing salad awaits - top with PEAR and CUCUMBER slices. Arugula lends a kicky flavor.
- 1 box cherry tomatoes - Red, yellow, purple, or pink, these little tomatoes are like drops of sunshine! Eat 'em all fresh or make veggie kebabs with SQUASH and EGGPLANT on skewers.
- 1 box shishitos or romano beans - These flat Romano beans are crunchy and delicious raw, grilled, steamed, or braised. The shishitos fry up quickly in hot oil with some garlic.
- 1-2 lbs squash or cucumbers - Squash is the true jack-of-all-trades, put it in pasta sauce, on the grill, shaved thinly raw on a salad, the list goes on. Cucumbers are perfect for a cool and refreshing snack or for topping a salad.
- 2 lbs tomatoes - Slice 'em up and layer with BASIL and mozzarella for a caprese or layer on toast with mayo for a classic summer sandwich.
- 2 eggplant - Slice and put on the grill or turn into ratatouille with the SQUASH and TOMATOES.
- 4-5 Asian pears - Crisp and sweet, these pears are juicy and make a delightful snack or SALAD topping.
- 4-5 peppers (sweet and hot) - Red, orange or yellow are sweet! Purple + green are more vegetal. A jalapeno or fresno can add some heat to a salsa with TOMATOES and ONIONS.
The Farm at Sunnyside borders the Shenandoah National Park - read more about their conservation efforts on their website. We love visiting Sunnyside and learning about cover crops, compost, field rotation, food safety processes, and working with a seasonal farm staff - Stacey and Casey excel at all these things!
The farm may substitute veggies if they run out. This happens rarely, but does happen from time time. Produce is measured by weight, so quantity may vary slightly from pictures. Sorry, we can't offer substitutions right now. Sunny Side