Spring CSA – Week of May 4

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
green onions, Nu Way Farm green onions, Nu Way Farm
boltonfeta,*** Hidden Hills Dairy boltonfeta,*** Hidden Hills Dairy
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
apple butter, Penn’s Corner applesauce, Penn’s Corner
chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner
1 dozen eggs,*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch spinach, Nu Way Farm
green garlic, Clubhouse Gardens red potatoes, Blue Goose Farm

*** OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown  

*** A route vegan members will receive carrots and sage.

*** Z route vegan members will receive rhubarb jam.



greenonions2cropGreen Onions

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate. 

Recipe:  Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

 

 

boltonfetaBoltonfeta

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Spinach Stuffed Chicken

 

 

applebutterpcfaApple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: 

 

appleproductsApplesauce

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookie

 

 

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: 

 

 

chopped tomatoesChopped Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: Balsamic Chicken with Spinach

 

 

Farm-fresh-local-eggs-POST1 dozen eggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigreate

Recipe: Bacon Gouda and Spinach Fritata

 

carrotscropCarrots

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Carrot, Apple, Spinach Smoothie

 

 

spinach2Spinach

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Spinach Pesto Nut Free

 

 

 

rhubarb jamRhubarb Jam

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.  

Recipe: 

 

 

greengarlic3Green Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Green Garlic Recipes What It Is and How to Store It, Green Garlic Toast

 

 

redpotatoesRed Potatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep in a cool, dark place.

Recipe: Salty Herb Smashed Potatoes

 

 

 

Spring CSA – Week of April 27

CSA Share notes for A Route members:

Potato Notes: Please store the red potatoes from Blue Goose Farm in the refrigerator. They may begin to sprout because they have not been sprayed or “gassed” to prevent sprouting like grocery store potatoes often are.

Kale Notes: You may notice that the kale has tender flowering tops on them. Fear not, they’re safe to eat and quite delicious. This article gives the rundown on what they are and how to prepare them. 

“When you think of how that hardy kale plant has been producing its super nutritious (and super popular) leaves all soggy winter long, it’s especially remarkable (maybe even miraculous) that the tiny little yellow blossoms that show up in early spring are so sweet. Raab is a tangible, edible sign that not only has the kale (or broccoli or what have you) “overwintered” and survived into spring, but so have we.”

Summer Harvest CSA Share sign ups are open!

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
red potatoes, Blue Goose Farm green garlic, Clubhouse Gardens
chevre,*** River View Dairy chevre,*** River View Dairy
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
apple cider, Kistaco Farm apple cider, Kistaco Farm
kale, Nu Way Farm carrots, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
ramps, Nu Way Farm salanova lettuce or bok choy, Crighton Farm
hot pepper jelly, Penn’s Corner hot pepper jelly, Penn’s Corner

***OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown  

*** All vegan members will receive edible flowers (OG) and mesclun.



redpotatoesRed Potatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate. 

Recipe: Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese, Mini Potato Pancakes with Green Garlic Chives

 

mesclun_mixMesclun Mix

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Field Greens SaladLemon Shallot VinaigretteFrench Vinaigrette

 

 

chevrecropChevre

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Chicken with Goat Cheese VinaigaretteRaspberry Goat Cheese Swirl Brownies

 

 

PB1313H_spiced-hot-apple-cider-recipe_s4x3_lgApple Cider

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: 

 

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: 5 Minute Honey Mustard VinaigretteCrunchy romaine salad with garlicky buttermilk, goat cheese and fresh dill dressing

 

 

rampsRamps

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Spring Vegetable Minestrone and Wild Ramp PestoGnocchi with Ramp Butter and Parmesan Cheese

 

Kale-VatesBlueCurledScotsKale

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Black Rice Beet Kale SaladKale Salad with Avocado Tahini Dressing

 

 

carrotscropCarrots

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Vegan Carrot Kale and Tomato Linguini

 

 

Green-Garlic-480x320Green Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: I Tried Green Garlic for the First Time and this is What I Made

 

 

salanovaSalanova Lettuce

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: 

 

bokchoyBok Choy

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Easy Vegetarian PhoFish Tacos with Bok Choy and Peppers

 

 

pepperjellycropHot Pepper Jelly

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.  

Recipe: Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese CakesSpicy Cheese Thumbprints with Goat Cheese and Pepper Jelly

Ramp Season – What’s all the fuss about?

rampsSpring has arrived and that means the superstar of the season, the ramp, has taken its place at center stage. You’ve certainly seen these guys in our CSA box, on the online farm stand and at your favorite restaurants around town.  

What are ramps?

Ramps are a wild onion that grow in the U.S. and Canada during the spring. They slightly resemble a scallion but are a little smaller and have broad leaves. Their flavor is a pungent mix of onion and garlic. They thrive along the hills and forest floors and have been doing so for quite a long time

Why so popular?

Their return every year marks the first sign of life after a long, cold, frozen, winter (think dusty potatoes… so many potatoes). The anticipation of those delicate leaves peeking through the ground, combined with length of time they’re in season, is the perfect recipe for creating a veggie we can all swoon over. 

Typically, they’re foraged which also adds to the fun and adventure of the ramp. This video from Mario Batali beautifully details the process of bringing ramps from the forest to our plates.

Ramp mania!

ramp milkshakePenn’s Corner CSA member, Joyce, is a ramp enthusiast and attends festivals celebrating  the beloved plant with her family. They dine on ramp chilli hot dogs, ramp hamburgers, ramp bread and even ramp MILKSHAKES (she said they taste best with vanilla ice cream). 

 

 

ramp hot dogIt doesn’t matter your level of culinary expertise, there’s a ramp recipe for everyone. We have a stockpile of recipes on our Pinterest board and plucked a few out for the blog. Give them a try!

 

Are you a ramp enthusiast? Let us know in the comments section! 

Spring CSA – Week of April 20

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
applesauce, Penn’s Corner apple butter, Penn’s Corner
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
mesclun mix or bok choy, Nu Way Farm or Crighton Farm ramps, Nu Way Farm
honey,*** Bedillion Farm honey,*** Bedillion Farm
green garlic, Clubhouse Gardens 1 dozen eggs,*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch
polenta or cornmeal,*** Weatherbury Farm cornmeal,*** Weatherbury Farm
cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm

***OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown  

*** A Route vegan and gluten freen members will receive tomatillo salsa.

*** Z Route vegan members will receive tomatillo salsa and lettuce and gluten free members will receive tomatillo salsa.



appleproductsApple Sauce

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: Applesauce Overnight OatmealApplesauce MuffinsApple Sauce Carrot Muffins

 

 

mesclun_mixMesclun Mix

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Field Greens SaladLemon Shallot VinaigretteFrench Vinaigrette

 

 

bokchoyBok Choy

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Bok Choy Mushroom Stir FrySpicy Roasted Bok ChoyChicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry

 

 

8 oz honeyHoney

Grower: Bedillion Honey Farm

Store: Keep in a cool dry place.

Recipe: Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

 

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: 5 Minute Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

rampsRamps

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Caramelized Ramps with Browned ButterSpinach Ramp PestoRamp Spaghetti CarbonaraRamps KimchiWhite Cheddar Grits with Grilled Rampsswiss chard stem + ramp spring rolls with miso green goddess dipping sauce

cornmealCornmeal

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated. 

Recipe: Honey Cornmeal RecipeSpoon BreadCornmeal Griddle Cakes22 Ways to Make the Most of Cornmeal

 

 

polenta

Polenta

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: Sweet Buttered Polenta Pancakes with Summer Berries, Breakfast Polenta with Wild Ramps and Mushrooms

 

 

applebutterpcfaApple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: This is great on toast!

 

 

Farm-fresh-local-eggs-POSTEggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Poached Egg Over Spinach Polenta with Crispy Mushroom

 

cherryBelleRadishCherry Belle Radish Bunch

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Radish leaf pesto with green garlic and pumpkin seedsPea Shoot and Radish Salad

 

 

Green-Garlic-480x320Green Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep green garlic covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Spring Garlic and Radish Top SoupGreen Garlic Pesto

 

Spring CSA – Week of April 13

Welcome to the 2016 CSA season!

Woohooo! Let’s get the 2016 CSA season started! The team just finished packing the first share and they look wonderful. You can see a brief video here if you’re curious.

Quick News:

We’ve partnered with Executive Chef Kevin Hermann from The Porch at Schenley to give you recipe cards in your share EVERY WEEK! He has crafted a unique recipe for each share. We would love to see your creations! If you happen to post them on the social medias, be sure to tag us or send us an email with your feedback. 

Speaking of posting on the social medias, we’re going to be announcing a fun contest tomorrow! Hint: we’re giving away a winter CSA share! Make sure to watch your inbox for the details about how to enter.  

green garlic

The green garlic patch at Clubhouse Gardens under 5 inches of snow! Picture taken 4/10/2016.

Finally, there’s one piece of unfortunate news this week. We had planned to include garlic greens in the Z Route but Mother Nature threw us for a loop over the weekend. Our grower, Bill Foulk from Clubhouse Gardens, received about 5 inches of snow and wasn’t able to harvest as much as we had originally planned. He gave it his best shot, digging until midnight Friday night with a headlamp but unfortunately couldn’t fill the order. 

Thank you, thank you for supporting our farmers. We truly appreciate you and look forward to bringing you the best produce from our farms!

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
Rome apples, Dawson’s Orchard Rome apples, Dawson’s Orchard
1 dozen eggs,*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch russet potatoes, Sunny Meadow Farm
russet potatoes, Sunny Meadow Farm carrots, Blue Goose Farm
carrots, Blue Goose Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
ramps, Nu Way Farm salsa, Penn’s Corner
kale, Nu Way Farm kale, Nu Way Farm
Temptation Cheese,*** Hidden Hills Dairy Dropped the Ball Cheese,*** Hidden Hills Dairy

 

***OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown 

*** Z Route vegan members will receive bok choy.

*** A Route vegan members will receive bok choy and rhubarb jam.



romeapplesRome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Refrigerate 

Recipe: Baked ApplesWarm Cinnamon Apples

 

 

eggs21 Dozen Eggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Ramp Egg PizzaLoaded Vegetable Spring QuicheLeek, Asparagus and Ramp Quiche

 

 

russet-potatoesRusset Potatoes

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm

Store: Keep in a cool dark place. 

Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie Potato SkinsVegan Mashed Potatoes with Garlicky Kale

 

 

carrotsCarrots

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep them covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Recipe: Easy Carrot Parsley SaladSpring Detox Salad

 

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: Spring Salad RecipesMore Than 40 Salads For Those Who Feel Meh About Lettuce

 

 

rampsRamps

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Caramelized Ramps with Browned ButterSpinach Ramp PestoRamp Spaghetti CarbonaraRamps KimchiWhite Cheddar Grits with Grilled Ramps

 

Kale-VatesBlueCurledScotsKale

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. You can always freshen up your greens by giving them a fresh cut at the stem and placing them in luke warm water for a few hours.

Recipe: Chicken Thighs with Morel Ramp and Kale Cream SauceKale salad with Smoky Tahini DressingThe Hippie Bowl with Quinoa, Carrot, Fennel, Kale, Svocado and Sauerkraut

 

farmersmarketsalsaSalsa

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: 

 

 

hiddenhillscowsDropped the Ball Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Refrigerate

 

 

Hiddenhills cow

Temptation Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Refrigerate

 

 

 

 

2016 Winter CSA Share Week of March 29

2016 Spring CSA Share – Now is the Time!

Penn’s Corner farmers and staff are busy preparing for the upcoming growing season but we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has already signed up for a share. Your commitment to the Penn’s Corner farmers goes a long way toward making farming a sustainable reality for them.

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If you haven’t yet signed up for a share and hope to, the time is now. Our Spring CSA share signups will remain open online through April 3rd. If you are a returning member you can use this link to sign up. New members should click here.

Please feel free to share this post or our sign up page with anyone who would like to support the local farming community and enjoys plant nutrients!

Thanks and have a great evening!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Farm Share Grower
maple syrup Sunny Meadow Farm
buckwheat flower*** Weatherbury Farm
tomatillo salsa Penn’s Corner
apple butter Penn’s Corner
turnips or rutabagas (some folks will be receiving hot pepper jelly in place of rutabaga) Tuscarora Organic Growers
shallots Tuscarora Organic Growers
mixed microgreens Chrighton Farm
meadowbelle cheese*** River View Dairy
potatoes Blue Goose Farm
hydroponic lettuce Harmony Grove Farm

***OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown 

***Vegan members will receive chopped tomatoes and sweet onion greens.

***Gluten Free member will receive chopped tomatoes.



syrupMaple Syrup

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm

Store: Refrigerate 

Recipe: 

 

 

Buckwheat -- flour and buckwheat grainBuckwheat Flower

Grower: Weatherbury Farms

Store: In a cool dark place.

Additional Info: Guide to Gluten Free Ancient Grains

Recipe: Buckwheat PancakesBuckwheat Double Dark Chocolate Brownie CookieBuckwheat Granola Clusters

 

white lady turnipsTurnips

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Recipe: Turnip HashbrownsRoasted Baby Turnips with Dijon Shallot Vinaigarette and Taragon

 

 

rutabagaRutabagas

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers

Store: Keep them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Recipe: Easy Mashed RutabagasBaked Rutabaga Fries

 

 

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: 

 

 

shallotsShallots

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers

Store:  Keep in a cool, dry place.

Recipe: Mashed Yellow Turnips With Crispy Shallots

 

 

tomatillo salsaTomatillo Salsa

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: 

 

 

applebutterpcfaApple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: 

 

microgreensMixed Microgreens

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Additional Info: Health Benefits of Microgreens

Recipe: Microgreens SaladAvocado Toast with Microgreens12 Micro Green Recipes Packed with Flavor

 

 

meadowbelleMeadowbelle

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Refrigerate. Allow to breathe for 30 minutes after opening. 

Recipe: Give it a try shaved on a salad.

 

 

russet-potatoesPotatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep in a cool, dry place. 

Recipe: Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with PotatoesPotato Au Gratin

 

2016 Winter CSA Share Week of March 15

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

This Friday and Saturday (March 18 and 19) we’ll be exhibiting at the Farm to Table Conference! Stop by and say hello if you’re going to be there. We’d love to see you! 

 

Farm Share Grower
1 dozen eggs*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch
strawberry jam Penn’s Corner
sweet potatoes Tuscarora Organic Growers, OG
dilly beans Penn’s Corner
hydroponic lettuce Harmony Grove Farm
beets Tuscarora Organic Growers, OG
Rome apples Dawson’s Orchards
feta cheese Hidden Hills Dairy
jalepenos in oil Clarion River Organics

***OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown 

*** Vegan members will receive squash, lettuce and farmers market salsa



Farm-fresh-local-eggs-POST1 Dozen Eggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate 

Recipe: Hash Brown Egg CupsEgg White Breakfast Bake with Sweet Potato and Spinach

 

sweet-potatoesSweet Potatoes

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers

Store: In a cool dark place.

Recipe: Mexican Sweet Potato Egg BoatsPulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

 

 

mixedbeetsBeets

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers

Store:Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: Roasted Vegetables and Lentil Salad with FetaWarm Winter Vegetable Salad

 

 

romeapplesRome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Keep them in the crisper drawer with a damp paper towel, or else keep them in perforated plastic bags in a cold shed or cellar. Apples give off a lot of ethylene gas, and so just one bruised and rotting apple will give off enough to swiftly ripen (and rot) the others. If you have any bruises or soft spots on an apple, set it aside for eating. Don’t store with the other apples.

Recipe: Carrot Apple Slaw with FetaRoasted Sweet Potato, Apple and Wild Rice Salad

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: Lush Winter Salad

 

 

boltonfetaFeta Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store:  Refrigerate.

Recipe: Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes with Feta

 

 

strawberryjampcfaStrawberry Jam

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: 

 

dillybeansDilly Beans

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: 

 

 

rhubarb jamRhubarb Jam

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

 

 

 

Jalapenos in Oil

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: