THE FARM AT SUNNYSIDE FOR TUESDAY JULY 14
by Office Number1Sons
July 14, 2020
Field Update: We have ORGANIC apples!!! It's hard to grow apples organically in the mid-Atlantic, but we're doing it. They'll be smaller than what you find from conventional orchards, but taste great + just fit right in your hand.- July 6
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!
Farmer Stacey updates us this week "Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable, so let's turn it into something new this week - fritters! Shred the zucchini and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Finely chop some onion and garlic as well as the dill. Stir these together with the zucchini, some feta cheese, an egg, and salt and pepper. Fry in shallow oil and top with a yogurt sauce. Eat with a garlicky tomato salad."
The large veggie bag for Tuesday 7/14 will delight you with
- 1 bunch dill - Mild and summery, mix this herb into a creamy salad dressing or into the ZUCCHINI fritters above.
- 1 bag salad or 1 head lettuce - A refreshing salad awaits - top with APPLE slices and chopped DILL.
- 4-5 apples - These Pristine apples are our earliest variety and have a tart-sweet flavor and super crisp texture.
- 2 lb 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. Or make the fritters as above!
- 2 heirloom tomatoes - Our early heirlooms, slice 'em up thick and put onto toast with mayo. A classic summer lunch!
- 1 bunch onions - These fresh spring onions are super sweet and are delicious raw and cooked.
- 1 bunch beets - Roast in chunks and drizzle with a DILL yogurt sauce.
- 1 box cherry tomatoes or shishitos - Snack on the cherry tomatoes or do a quick fry of the shishitos with some sliced GARLIC.
- 1 head garlic - What dish doesn't improve with some garlic? Add it raw to salad dressings or saute with ONIONS as a beginning to any recipe.
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.
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. Sunn