Veggie Box Bounty

THE FARM AT SUNNYSIDE FOR THURSDAY JULY 23

THE FARM AT SUNNYSIDE FOR THURSDAY JULY 23

by Caitlin Roberts

July 23, 2020


Veggie Box Bounty

THE FARM AT SUNNYSIDE FOR THURSDAY JULY 23

by Caitlin Roberts

July 23, 2020


THE FARM AT SUNNYSIDE FOR THURSDAY JULY 23
Certified organic produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, which is just 75 miles from Washington DC.

SMALL VEGGIE BAG

Farmer Stacey says "These juicy scallions are making me think of scallion pancakes and how this would just be the perfect time to try them! Make a simple dough with flour, water, sesame oil and salt. Roll out into circles and top with sliced scallions. Roll all this up into a log and then coil into a cinnamon roll shape. Roll out again to get all the flaky layers! Slowly fry in hot oil for maximum crispiness. Top with soy sauce and garlic chives. Serve with grilled eggplant and squash."

This week's small veggie bag for Thursday 7/23 showcases summer's abundance! 

  •  1 bunch garlic chives - Just like chives, but garlicky! Adds a snappy kick of flavor to stir-frys, kimchi pancakes, or your morning eggs.
  • 1 bunch carrots or 1 box beans - These flat Romano beans are crunchy and delicious raw, grilled, steamed, or braised. The carrots are sweet and tender and perfect for snacking!
  • 1 bunch scallions - Make the scallion pancakes above or toss into a stir-fry with the SQUASH and EGGPLANT.
  • 2 lbs squash - 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.
  • 2 lbs tomatoes - Slice 'em up and layer with mozzarella for a caprese or layer on toast with mayo for a classic summer sandwich.
  • 2 eggplant - Grill or roast and blend up into a baba ganoush to serve with CARROT sticks.

 

LARGE VEGGIE BAG

Farmer Stacey says "On days when you don't want to cook, a cheese platter sounds like the perfect alternative - minimal effort but beautiful results. Start by making a veggie spread for toast by slicing the onions and shredding the squash. Cook these in olive oil slowly until they caramelize and soften into a smooth spreadable texture. Season with salt, pepper, and basil. Make a fresh salad of thinly shaved fennel, sliced or shredded apple, and cucumber coins. Add a bowl of colorful cherry tomatoes and a few of your favorite types of cheese and you're all set! Sit back and enjoy."

  • 1 bunch basil - A summer flavor that plays well with pasta and pizza, TOMATOES and SQUASH.
  • 1 box cherry tomatoes - Red, yellow, purple, or pink, these little tomatoes are like drops of sunshine! Eat 'em all fresh or make a confit with olive oil and garlic.
  • 1 bunch onions - These fresh spring onions are super sweet and are delicious raw and cooked!
  • 2 lbs squash - Squash is the true jack-of-all-trades: put it in pasta sauce, grill it, or caramelize with the ONIONS for a new kind of toast spread.
  • 1 fennel - Finely slice raw fennel and mix with APPLE and CUCUMBER slices for a crisp, refreshing salad.
  • 2 lbs tomatoes - Slice 'em up and layer with mozzarella for a caprese or layer on toast with mayo for a classic summer sandwich.
  • 1 box shishitos - These little neon peppers are quick and easy to prepare, just toss in a pan with oil and wait till they blister and pop! Shower with salt and pepper.
  • 4-5 apples - These Pristine apples are our earliest variety and have a tart-sweet flavor and super crisp texture.
  • 2 cucumbers - Perfect for a cool and refreshing snack.

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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