Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside for Thursday 9/10

The Farm at Sunnyside for Thursday 9/10

by Office Number1Sons

September 10, 2020


Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside for Thursday 9/10

by Office Number1Sons

September 10, 2020


The Farm at Sunnyside for Thursday 9/10

Certified organic produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, which is just 75 miles from Washington DC. 

 

SMALL VEGGIE BOX 9/10

Farmer Stacey says "Cool evenings call for curry! Go the simple route with curry powder and coconut milk or invest a bit more time into a thai curry paste with ginger, lemongrass, and other aromatics. Saute garlic and tomatoes for a colorful, flavorful base and mix in your preferred spices. Then add potato chunks and sweet pepper slices. Cover with water or stock and simmer until the veggies are soft. Before serving, stir in the coconut milk and top with fresh herbs!"

  • 1 box shishitos - Mostly mild with the occasional bit of spice, these little peppers saute quickly in hot oil. Add GARLIC near the end as the peppers start to brown.
  • 1 head garlic - A clove of garlic a day keeps the doctor away? In any case, it's delicious and spruces up any dish!
  • 1 lb potatoes - Freshly dug, these have delicate skin and a creamy interior. Ready for potato salad or crispy roasted wedges.
  • 2 tomatoes - Slice 'em up thick and put onto toast with mayo. A classic summer lunch!
  • 4-5 liberty apples - With red skin and juicy flesh, these late summer apples have a sweet flavor with a slight tartness.
  • 3-5 peppers (sweet and hot mix) - Purple, green, or red, these peppers are sweet and vegetal. A jalapeno or fresno can add some heat to a salsa with TOMATOES and GARLIC.
    LARGE VEGGIE BOX 9/10

     

    Farmer Stacey says "Eggplant, tomatoes, basil... In an effort to savor all of the late summer deliciousness, a lasagna layered with eggplant seems like the right way to go. Make a tomato sauce with onions and garlic and a bit of the basil. If you're pressed on time, saute cubed eggplant with the onions to incorporate it into the sauce. Otherwise, fry slices of eggplant separately. Layer lasagna noodles with sauce, eggplant, ricotta, and repeat! Top with mozzarella and bake until bubbly and melty. Shower with chopped basil to serve."

    • 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 of greens mix or 1 bag of lettuce mix or 1 bag of arugula or 1 head of lettuce (one of these four offerings) - You know what to do with this one - toss the greens together with CHERRY TOMATOES and RADISHES for a refreshing salad.
    • 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 layered with EGGPLANT and ONIONS on skewers.
    • 2 onions - These fresh onions are super sweet and are delicious raw and cooked!
    • 1 bunch radishes - Radishes are back - we can hardly believe it! Crunchy and slightly peppery, toss these on top of a LETTUCE salad with CHERRY TOMATOES.
    • 2 lb 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 - Grill in slices or roast and blend up into a baba ganoush. Delicious spread onto toast and topped with a thick slice of TOMATO!
    • 4-5 asian pears - Crisp and sweet, these pears are juicy and make a delightful snack.
    • 1 box of okra or 1/2 lb of beans - These flat Romano beans are crunchy and delicious raw, grilled, steamed, or braised. Stir-fry the okra with ONIONS and TOMATOES and top with BASIL. 

    The Farm at Sunnyside is managed by Stacey and Casey. We first met them at the Arlington Farmers Market in 2013 when starting Number 1 Sons. Stacey and Casey are phenomenal farmers and managers tending to the health of their land, soil, staff and our community with their nutritious + delicious vegetables. You may have eaten their vegetables at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, Falls Church Farmers Market, The Dabney or A Rake's Progress :)

    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 rarely happens, 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.

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