Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 17th Lineup

The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 17th Lineup

by Office Number1Sons

September 17, 2020


Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 17th Lineup

by Office Number1Sons

September 17, 2020


The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 17th Lineup

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

Farmer Stacey says "There's still time to embrace the fruits of summer! I am taking a tip from fellow farmer + cookbook author, Andrea Bemis, and making these Eggplant, Tomato + Pesto Stacks with mozzarella. Add a layer of grilled or roasted zucchini while you're at it! These veggies all play well together! Lettuce + Asian Pears are a sign of fall returning. Thinly slice the pears and throw atop the greens with some goat cheese and balsamic vinegar."

 

This week's lineup for Thursday 9/17 showcases summers' abundance! 

SMALL VEGGIE BAG

Farmer Stacey says " You know fall is on the way when bitter greens are back. Frisee and escarole might seem intimidating at first - bitter can be a hard flavor to enjoy. But prepare them in the right way with the perfect accompaniments and you'll be a convert! Make a lemony dressing with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss with the cut frisee or escarole. Let sit and marinate while you prepare the rest. Caramelize some of the onion and slice a few apples or pears. Layer these onto the greens and add some creamy cheese or pieces of hard boiled eggs. Drizzle a bit more dressing over it all and dig in!"
  • 1 box okra or cherry tomatoes - The okra is delicious fried in cornmeal or sauteed with onions and tomatoes. The multicolored cherry tomatoes are perfect as a snack or paired with mozzarella for a fun salad.
  • 1-1.5 lbs tomatoes - We're coming to the end of these beauties - soak up all the summer taste while you can! Slice and put on a sandwich or chop up and add to your breakfast omelet.
  • 4-5 apples or pears - Crisp and sweet, both fruits are bursting with juice and would make a fantastic pie or crisp. Also great on top of a salad. 
  • 3-5 sweet and hot peppers - Purple, green, or red, these peppers are sweet and vegetal. A jalapeno or fresno can add some heat to a salsa with TOMATOES and ONIONS.
  • 1 frisee or escarole - These greens have a definite bitter taste that is delicious when paired with a citrusy dressing and some rich toppings, like caramelized ONIONS or hard boiled eggs.
  • 2 onions - These fresh onions are super sweet and are delicious raw and cooked! Cut into thin slices, caramelize in olive oil and top a salad of FRISEE or ESCAROLE along with some APPLE or PEAR slices. 

LARGE VEGGIE BOX

Farmer Stacey says "Do you ever make too much rice and then have it sitting in your fridge without a plan? If so, fried rice is your friend! Made in a pan or wok is classic, but spread out onto a sheet pan the potential for crispy, crunchy rice increases exponentially. In a large bowl toss together the pre-cooked rice, chopped chives or garlic chives, finely grated ginger, some garlic, and chopped shishitos. Drizzle with soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, and rice vinegar. Bake at 475 until the edges begin to brown. Stir and drizzle some beaten eggs over top and continue to bake until they are cooked through. Top with sauteed eggplant and bok choi. Garnish with more chives and sriracha! "

  • 1 bunch garlic chives or chives - Onion-y and mild, chives are a classic on top of an omelet or whisked into a salad dressing. Garlic chives are similar but with a snappy garlicky kick. 
  • 1 bag greens mix or 1 head lettuce - You know what to do with this one - toss the greens together with RADISHES or HAKUREIS and KOHLRABI spears for a refreshing salad.
  • 1 bunch bok choi or choi sum or tat soi - All types of asian leafy greens,these are tender and delicious in stir-frys. Cook at high heat with EGGPLANT, SHISHITOS, and GINGER.
  • 1 box shishitos - Mostly mild with the occasional bit of spice, these little peppers saute quickly in hot oil. 
  • 1 piece of ginger (2-3 inches) - The first of our fresh ginger, this is unlike the standard grocery store variety. Full of floral, acidic, and citrusy flavor, this ginger has very thin skin and is mild enough to eat raw.
  • 1 delicata squash - A farmer favorite! As the name suggests, these winter squash have a delicate skin and don't need to be peeled. Scoop out the seeds and roast slices with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 
  • 1 bunch radishes or hakurei turnips - Radishes are back - we can hardly believe it! Crunchy and slightly peppery, toss these on top of a LETTUCE salad with SWEET PEPPERS. Hakurei turnips are mild and sweet and just as crunchy!
  • 2 eggplant - Great for the grill or a stir fry with GINGER and PAK CHOI.
  • 1 kohlrabi - These alien-looking veggies are in the same family as cabbage and kale. Peel first and then eat raw with your favorite dip or slice thinly and add to a stir-fry with EGGPLANT and GINGER. 

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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