The Farm at Sunnyside - Tues July 21
by Alyson St Amand
July 21, 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 "If you're looking for a no-cook meal, chop or slice up the cucumber and apples and toss with lemon juice. Make a dressing with yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss with the veggies and top with torn mint, chopped dates and toasted walnuts. Cooling and filling! If the grill is more your speed, shred up the beets and mix with beans, chopped onion, and spices for a colorful veggie burger. Top with sliced tomato and raw onion!"
The large veggie bag for Tuesday 7/21 will delight you with
- 1 bunch mint - One idea: toss with CUCUMBER and APPLE slices and a yogurt dressing for a super refreshing salad. Sprinkle with chopped dates and walnuts.
- 1 bunch onions - These fresh spring onions are super sweet and are delicious raw and cooked!
- 2 eggplants - Cook into a ratatouille with the SQUASH, ONIONS, and TOMATOES.
- 1 lb cucumbers - Perfect for a cool and refreshing snack or mix with the TOMATOES and ONIONS for a chunky chopped salad.
- 2 lbs 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.
- 1 bunch beets - Shred finely and mix with beans and ONIONS for some colorful veggie burgers.
- 2 lbs tomatoes - Slice 'em up and layer with mozzarella for a caprese or layer on toast with mayo for a classic summer sandwich.
- 4-5 apples - These Pristine apples are our earliest variety and have a tart-sweet flavor and super crisp texture.
- 1 box shishito peppers - Mostly mild with the occasional bit of spice, these little peppers saute quickly in hot oil. Wait till they blacken a bit for extra flavor.
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