Large, Organic Veggie Bag - THURS
Certified organic produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, which is just 75 miles from Washington DC.
Farmer Stacey says "If making pizza dough seems like too much work, grab a package of puff pastry! Lay out one sheet of pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread some ricotta and shredded mozzarella or parmesan over the top, leaving a border uncovered. Layer on thin slices of tomato, squash, and onions. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350* until golden and bubbly. Finely chop some basil and sprinkle over the pie after it comes out of the oven. Delicious both warm and melty as well as chilled for lunch the next day. Chop up some sweet peppers and cucumbers for a crisp side salad."
This week's large veggie bag for Thursday 8/13 showcases summer's abundance:
- 1 bunch basil - Whip up into pesto with some olive oil and parmesan or sprinkle on top of any dish to add a punch of summery flavor.
- 1/2 lb romano beans or 1 pint shishitos - These flat Romano beans are crunchy and delicious raw, grilled, steamed, or braised. The shishitos fry up quickly in hot oil with some GARLIC.
- 2 onions - These fresh spring onions are super sweet and are delicious raw and cooked!
- 1-2 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 - Earthy and sweet, beets are a sweet addition to any meal. Roast in chunks or slice super thinly on a mandoline and toss with your favorite grain and some soft cheese.
- 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 salsa with TOMATOES and ONIONS.
- 1 box cherry tomatoes - Red, yellow, purple, or pink, these little tomatoes are like drops of sunshine! Eat 'em all fresh or make veggie kebabs with SQUASH and ONIONS on skewers.
- 1 lb cucumbers - Perfect for a cool and refreshing snack or for topping a salad.
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.
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