The Farm at Sunnyside - Tuesday 12/8 and Wednesday 12/9 Lineup
by Emma MacEachern
December 08, 2020
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!
As the nights get colder, soup for dinner seems like the perfect antidote. Start by sauteing onion, garlic, and ginger until soft and browned. Add chopped sweet potatoes and carrots and then cover with veggie or chicken stock. Simmer until the veggies are soft. Puree in a blender or with an immersion blender and add coconut milk at the end. Make a side salad with spinach and/or lettuce and top with finely sliced radishes and turnips. Make a dressing with parsley and garlic or pair the ginger and garlic for a zesty alternative.
The Large Veggie Box for Tuesday 12/8 and Wednesday 12/9 will delight you with:
- 1 bunch parsley or rosemary - Parsley is more than a pretty garnish, blitz up into a zingy sauce with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Rosemary lends a savory warmth to soups and roasted veggies.
- 1 head lettuce - You know what to do with this one - toss the greens together with RADISHES, HAKUREIS, and CARROTS for a refreshing salad.
- 1 bag spinach or other bagged green - Join Popeye's ranks with this dark green leafy vegetable! Eat fresh in a salad with crunchy RADISHES and TURNIPS on top or add to a soup.
- 1 piece ginger (2-3 inches) - Freshly dug, 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 head garlic - A clove of garlic a day keeps the doctor away? In any case it's delicious and spruces up any dish!
- 2 lbs mixed sweet potatoes - A classic fall flavor. Orange or purple, these tubers roast up beautifully to top a salad or rice bowl.
- 1-1.5 lbs mixed carrots - Snappy and sweet, these orange beauties cook up into a curry and are a perfect snack. Blend up with GINGER, GARLIC, olive oil, and vinegar for a hearty salad dressing.
- 1 bunch radishes or 1-1.5 lbs winter radishes - Radishes are back! Crunchy and slightly peppery, toss these on top of a LETTUCE salad.
- 1 bunch hakurei turnips - These snowy-white turnips are sweet and mild. Delicious and crisp when fresh, creamy when roasted.
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