The Farm at Sunnyside - Tuesday September 8 Lineup
by Caitlin Roberts
September 08, 2020
This time of year is so bountiful because it bridges the seasons and we can have fresh tomatoes and spaghetti squash all at once! While we're definitely not saying goodbye to our summer favorites, we can't deny the excitement of a few new additions. Spaghetti squash is a nice way to ease into the next season; roast it in halves with olive oil and top with a freshly-made tomato sauce with squash, peppers, and some fresh herbs. Serve with a crisp salad topped with cucumber slices, apple or pear wedges, and some blue or goat cheese.
The Large Veggie Box for Tuesday 9/8 will delight you with
- 1 bunch parsley or rosemary - Parsley is more than a pretty garnish! Blend it up with garlic and olive oil for a sauce to drizzle on grilled veggies or meats. Add the rosemary to the SPAGHETTI SQUASH before roasting.
- 1 bag arugula or salad mix - A refreshing salad awaits - top with PEAR and CUCUMBER slices. Arugula lends a kicky flavor.
- 1 box okra or beans - Stir-fry the okra or beans with TOMATOES and PEPPERS for a light side dish.
- 1 box cherry tomatoes or shishito peppers - Red, yellow, purple, or pink, these little tomatoes are like drops of sunshine! Perfect for a snack. Cook the shishitos on the grill or in a hot cast iron skillet until browned and soft.
- 1-2 lbs squash and cucumbers - 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. Thinly slice the cucumber and toss with the SALAD MIX.
- 1 spaghetti squash - Fresh from the field, these golden squashes give us a little peek into fall. Roast in halves with ROSEMARY, olive oil, and salt and once cooked, fluff the "spaghetti" strands with a fork. Eat with butter and cheese or TOMATO sauce!
- 2 lbs tomatoes - Slice 'em up and layer with BASIL and mozzarella for a caprese or layer on toast with mayo for a classic summer sandwich.
- 4-5 peppers (sweet and hot mix) - Purple, green, or red, these early peppers are sweet and vegetal. A jalapeno or fresno can add some heat to a veggie stir-fry or soup.
- 4-5 Asian pears or apples - Crisp and sweet, these pears and apples are juicy and make a delightful snack.
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