The Farm at Sunnyside for Tuesday 8/18
by Caitlin Roberts
August 17, 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!
Cold soba noodles or rice noodles are a great base on which to add lots of different veggies and sauces. Marinate the squash, eggplant, and sweet peppers in soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil and then grill or saute. Let cool and then add to your noodles along with halved cherry tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and thinly sliced asian pears. Make a tahini or peanut sauce and drizzle over top! A cold salad is just the thing for these hot days!
The large veggie bag for Tuesday 8/18 will delight you with
- 1 head lettuce - Crisp and light, summer lettuce is a fleeting thing so get it while you can!
- 1 box cherry tomatoes or 1 box shishito peppers - These little tomatoes are tangy and sweet and perfect for a snack on the go or chopped up on SALAD GREENS. The shishitoes are mild with about 1 in 10 giving some heat. Char them in a hot pan or on the grill. - 1 head garlic - Full of familiar flavor, garlic goes with everything!
- 1-2 lbs squash - Summer's bounty, squash pairs with TOMATOES, EGGPLANT, PEPPERS, and even chocolate, if you make zucchini bread that is!
- 1 bunch cilantro - A versatile herb, cilantro goes well with both Asian nd Mexican cooking.
- 2 lbs tomatoes - Hybrid and heirlooms both are juicy and delicious sliced up on a sandwich or cooked into pasta sauce.
- 2-3 eggplant - Slice and put on the grill or turn into ratatouille with the SQUASH and TOMATOES.
- 4-5 asian pears - Our first variety of asian pear is small but not lacking in sweetness or crisp texture!
- 4-5 peppers (sweet and hot mix) - Add the sweet ones to your grilled veggies medley and use a jalapeno or anaheim to add some heat to a salsa or curry.
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