From Farm to Fork Blog, Vol 2, Issue 3

Dear Friends of the Farm!

Earthworks Farm is thriving with new summer crops to delight everyone’s palate. The Farm offers farm-fresh produce that can spice up a salsa, or be added to a grilled chicken dish, or be made into a crisp salad. Come by and taste the various herbs, veggies and fruits that the Farm has to offer.

Many more volunteers have joined us, and many more visitors have been inquiring about the farm. Your support is greatly appreciated, as volunteers are the heart of an urban farm. Thank you to all our friends of the farm!

When you become a volunteer, you may help with weeding, mulch pathways, prep garden beds for new crop, build a mesophilic compost pile, cultivate crops, assist in trellising tomatoes, or participate in our weekly harvest.

We offer many great opportunities: We teach the principles of agro-ecology and organic farming to cultivate land and crops. Our farm training and educational programs may encourage you to build your own home garden, school garden or community garden. Other programs are also available like farm-fresh produce, farm-to-table, a membership to the CSA, and harvest tours. Please visit our website at www.earthworksfarmgarden.org to inquire information about signing up for any of our program.

We hope to see you at the Farm and thank you for all of your support!

Your Farm Team

JUNE CROPS FOR FARM-FRESH DIRECT or CSA BOXES:

  • carrots
  • radishes
  • beets
  • herbs
  • chilacayote
  • garlic
  • collards
  • squash
  • cress
  • chard
  • quelite
  • papalo
  • pepiche
  • kale
  • onions
  • cabbages
  • tomatoes
  • string beans
  • corn
  • mini sweet pumpkins
  • squash

Become a CSA (community supported agriculture) member to benefit from a weekly produce box that is filled with a variety of farm fresh produce. Members receive a box every week. Pickup is Saturday from 10am-1pm on the farm. This is a great way to connect with your farmer, learn about our farm practices and receive the freshest produce that is locally grown.

The farm-fresh direct program gives you, the consumer, access to affordable and farm-fresh produce Monday through Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome from 9am-1pm, Monday through Saturday. Simply fill out your produce list and then, the farm team will go into the field and harvest your produce.

Every Saturday @ 10am, the farm stand opens to welcome you to a table full with freshly cut produce.

HARVEST TOURS – AN EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP:

Schools and parents have taken note of our new program, the Harvest Tours. This is a great way to introduce kids and teenagers to organic farming, as well as healthy eating and active living. During the harvest tour, you learn how to cultivate crops, identify plants, transplant seedlings, and gather knowledge of all around workings of an urban farm. Have your youth center, or school sign up for a field trip!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS:

July 11th Earthworks Farm Workshop (free) 10am – noon
July 18th Edison Volunteer Event 9am – 1 pm
July 25th Earthworks Farm Workshop (free) 10am – noon

THE RECIPE CORNER

Sautéed Kale + Mustard Greens

Recipe and photo provided by Chef Ernest Miller

Ingredients:

Sauted Kale + Mustard Greens2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch mustard greens, stemmed and chopped
1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
1 teaspoon Fish Sauce (or Worcestershire)
½ lemon
Kosher salt to taste

Yield: About six servings

Preparation:
In a large pan with straight sides on medium heat add the oil. Add the garlic to the hot oil. Sauté until garlic is softened and fragrant and has infused the oil.

Add the greens. Season the greens with salt and sauté while tossing to wilt. Once wilted, add fish sauce and stir to combine. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to finish.

Serve warm.

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Again, thank you to all volunteers, contributors and supporters!

Happy Farming,
Your Farm Team
SGVCC Earthworks Farm
626-374-3504