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The Farm at Sunnyside for Tuesday June 16!

The Farm at Sunnyside for Tuesday June 16!

by Caitlin Roberts

June 15, 2020


Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside for Tuesday June 16!

by Caitlin Roberts

June 15, 2020


The Farm at Sunnyside for Tuesday June 16!

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!

We're thinking PASTA this week with another edition of SPRING meets SUMMER veggies! Fava beans will be coming to a close, so enjoy them while you can. They'd pair well with the mint + onions on their own as a side OR a top pasta. Farmer Casey does most of the cooking on the farm - but Farmer Stacey mostly cooks PASTA :) For a quick pasta, she throws together the squash, chard, onions and favas AND radicchio - saute lightly with olive oil + some feta.

The large veggie bag for Tuesday 6/16 delivery will delight you with 

  • 1 bunch mint - Light + refreshing. Chop + add to those FAVA BEANS or muddle for your favorite mocktail/cocktail.
  • 1 bag favas beans - We'll be sad when these are gone. We crave the nutty sweetness of their inner beans all winter long. OR, you can throw the entire pod on the grill!
  • 1 head lettuce or radicchio - Top either with FAVAS, MINT + CUCUMBERS for a refreshing, springy salad.
  • 1 bunch chard - A colorful substitution for spinach. We like sauteed chard with our weekend brunch eggs.
  • 1.5 lbs squash and/or cukes - Sweet + crunchy cukes plus colorful + tender squash mean SUMMERTIME is here! Halve the squash and throw on the grill with that ONION
  • 1 bunch onions - These are sweet. You can halve and throw on the grill or let them be the start of any great meal.
  • 1 bunch radishes or turnips - Slice RADISH or TURNIP + KOHLRABI to dip into hummus (Hello, Little Sesame!) for a cool summery snack. Or, try a FAVA + MINT dip!
  • 1 kohlrabi - This weird looking veggie is sweet on the inside. Right now, we like eating it raw and using it for dips. SEE ABOVE.
  • 1 bag salad greens - Stuff me in a pita if you're tired of salads! 
  • Foraged add-on! No foraged option this week. Stay tuned for what Tom is foraging next - chanterelles!

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 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.

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