Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 3rd Lineup

The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 3rd Lineup

by Office Number1Sons

September 03, 2020


Veggie Box Bounty

The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 3rd Lineup

by Office Number1Sons

September 03, 2020


The Farm at Sunnyside - Thursday September 3rd 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 9/3 showcases summers' abundance! 

SMALL VEGGIE BAG

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."
  • bunch of basil - You will miss this herb when it's gone! As we have more mornings with heavy dew, we know the end of basil is near. Make sure you've frozen some pesto for the winter. Or, enjoy right away in EGGPLANT, TOMATO + pesto stacks.
  • 4-5 Asian pears - Snack on these all week. Or, thinly slice to top your LETTUCE salad.
  • 1 bag lettuce mix (0.4-0.5 lbs) - Are you ready for salads again? This mix is delightfully fluffy + mild. Top with strips of marinated + grilled SQUASH + TOMATOES. Or, pair with the PEARS + BASIL.
  • 1-2 lbs summer squash - We're still loving our squash sauteed with TOMATOES + BASIL to top some pasta.
  • 2-3 eggplant - Try those EGGPLANT, TOMATO + Pesto stacks. Or, roast to make some baba ganoush!
  • 2 lbs tomatoes - Slice for sandwiches, add to pasta, chop for salads. What can the tomato NOT do?

LARGE VEGGIE BOX

Farmer Stacey says "The first of our winter squash is rolling in! Roast this spaghetti squash and scoop out the "noodles". Top with sauteed garlic, rosemary, sweet peppers + tomatoes. As a side, roast those romano beans + beets + top with feta and walnuts."

  • 1 garlic bulb - The base of every great meal! Enough said. :)
  • 1-1.5 lbs beets - Shred to top a quick salad of GREENS + CUCUMBERS. Or, roast with the BEANS + top with feta + walnuts for a yummy side dish.
  • 1 bunch rosemary - Pairs well with roasted veggies, including the SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Got too much? Hang the rest upside down in your kitchen to dry and use later!
  • 1 spaghetti squash - Easy to prepare. Just cut in half + roast face down on a baking sheet until you can easily puncture with a fork. Let cool a little bit + then scoop out the "noodles". Top with sauteed GARLIC, ROSEMARY, PEPPERS+ TOMATOES.
  • 5-7 sweet + hot peppers - We LOVE peppers! Saute with GARLIC + TOMATOES for a quick pasta sauce. Or, chop the hot + sweet peppers and use as a base for vegetarian tacos.
  • 1-2 lbs cucumbers - The mornings with heavy dew mean cucumber season will be coming to a close before we know it. So, slice them up + enjoy those cucumber salads while you can!
  • 1 bag romano beans (0.4-0.6 lbs) - We recommend sauteeing or roasting these with olive oil + GARLIC. Try adding the BEETS, feta + walnuts!
  • 1 bag lettuce mix or arugula (0.5 lbs) - Salads are back, y'all! Top with roasted BEETS and CUCUMBERS and a little balsamic vinegar.
  • 2 lb tomatoes -  Slice for sandwiches, add to pasta, chop for salads. What can the tomato NOT do?

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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