Winter CSA – Week of January 18th

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Happy Monday, all! Another CSA week is here! Below, you will find a preview of this upcoming week’s CSA harvest bounty. Lots of yummy food and some great recipes to try. If you ever find a recipe that you particularly enjoy, please share it with us! We always love hearing about what our members are cooking up!

 

 1 doz. eggs, Jubilee Hilltop Ranch
 1/2 gal. apple cider, Kistaco Farm
 2# sweet potatoes, River View Farm (OG)
 hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
 2 bulbs large garlic, Blue Goose Farm or Clubhouse Gardens (CNG)
 1# celeriac, Clarion River Organics (OG)
 1 bunch green kale or collard greens, Tuscarora Organic Growers** (OG)
 12 oz. honey, Bedillion Honey Farm
 farmers market salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
 1# watermelon radishes, Clarion River Organics (OG)

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown 

**This week’s VEGAN share will substitute butternut squash, shallots and apple butter to replace the eggs and honey.

**This week’s GLUTEN-FREE share contains no substitutes.

**The kale and collard greens in this week’s share are from Eastern Carolina Organics, a farmer-owned cooperative and partner of Tuscarora Organic Growers. We’re happy to be able to offer more diversity in our Winter CSA shares because of these partnerships.


browneggs2cropEggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate.

Recipes: 10 Easy Egg Recipes from Real Simple magazine

 

 


ciderHalf Gallon Apple Cider

Grower: Kistaco Farm 

Store: Refrigerate.

Recipes: Cider Syrup, Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

 

 


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Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Farm

Store: Keep potatoes in a brown paper bag and store at 45 – 50 degrees. Potatoes can also be refrigerated.

Recipes: Heavenly Baked Sweet PotatoesSweet Potato Biscuits, Extra Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges

 

 

 

shallotsShallots

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Before use, store shallots in a dark, cool, dry location. Cut shallots should be stored in the refrigerator.

Recipes: Whole Roasted Shallots and Potatoes with RosemaryAvocado Shallot Spread, Caramelized Shallot Gravy

 

 


celeriacCeleriac

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store celeriac in the salad drawer of your refrigerator. **Celeriac discolors quickly, but after chopping to size you can immerse it in a bowl of water with a squeeze of lemon juice or a splash of white wine vinegar**

Recipes: Squash and Celeriac Quinoa Stuffing, Celeriac, Onions, and Lemon

 

 

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Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep radishes in a plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Recipes: Kale Salad with Quick-Pickled Watermelon Radish, Watermelon Radish Orange Goat Cheese Salad

 

 

Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

Recipes: Lettuce and Potato Soup, Bibb Lettuce with Shaken Vinaigrette, Living Bibb Lettuce Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing and Blackened Shrimp

 

 

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Collard Greens

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers Coop

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.  **To freeze: (1) Wash greens thoroughly and cut off woody stems; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three minutes and chill quickly in ice-cold water; (3) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.

Recipes: Lasagna with Collard GreensHam and Bean Soup with Collard Greens

 

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Green Kale

Grower: Tuscarora Organic Growers Coop

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag. ** To freeze: Follow same directions as above.

Recipes: Maple-Glazed Parsnips on Kale, Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

 

 

butternutButternut Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Winter squash can be stored on your counter top, no need to refrigerate. For best results, use within two weeks.

Recipes: Vegetarian Chili with Winter Vegetables, Butternut Squash Kale Torte, Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan

 

8 oz honey12 oz. Honey

Grower: Bedillion Honey Farm

Store: Store honey at room temperature – your kitchen counter or pantry shelf is ideal. **If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve.

Recipes: Honey Butter, Honey Brined Chicken with Lemon and SageHoney Rolls

 

 

GarlicBasketGarlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens or Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep garlic in a cool, dark place with good air circulation away from potatoes and onions.

Recipes: Fettuccine with Swiss Chard & Garlic (**Substitute collard greens or kale in this recipe! Yum!)              Food Republic’s 25 Favorite Recipes Starring Garlic

 

 

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Apple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipes: (Vegan) Oatmeal Apple Butter Bars(Vegan) Cinnamon Apple Roses with Apple Butter Filling

 

 

farmersmarketsalsaFarmers Market Salsa

Grower:  Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

 

 

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Winter CSA – Week of January 4

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

4 lbs. green cabbage Blue Goose Farm
1 lb. carrots Nu Way Farm
2 lbs. onions River View Farm (OG), Clarion River Organics (OG) or Hostetler Farm
1 lb. purple top turnips Clarion River Organics (OG)
hydroponic lettuce Harmony Grove Farm
chopped tomatoes Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
1 lb. buckwheat flour Weatherbury Farm (OG)
half pint maple syrup Weeping Willow Farm
8 oz. chevre River View Dairy
hot pepper jelly Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

 

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

 

** Vegan CSA members will receive mizuna and butterkin squash in place of the chevre.

**Gluten Free CSA members will receive butterkin squash in place of the buckwheat flour.

 



CabbageGreen Cabbage

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate. Once cut, cover cut side with plastic wrap.

Recipe: Golden SauerkrautPork Sandwiches with Cilantro-Jalapeno Slaw

 

 

carrotsCarrots **Due to the extremely rainy weather some of the carrots appear to be very wet and muddy. In order to store them effectively please rinse and dry them and place them in a dry plastic bag in your refrigerator. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep carrots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Lentils with Roasted Beets and Carrots, Slow Cooker Meatball and Vegetable Soup, Carrot and Craisin Salad

 

 

Red_Onion

Onions

Grower: River View Farm, Clarion River Organics or Hostetler Farm

Store: Keep onions in a well ventilated bag in a cool, dark area.

Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Butternut* Squash Galette (*substitute with Butterkin!), French Onion Soup

 

 

 

purple-top-turnipsPurple Top Turnips

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag

Recipe: Brown Butter and Maple Glazed Turnips, Freezer Crockpot Beef Stew (add turnips!)

 

 

Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce, Asparagus, Organce, and Lentil Salad

 

 

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Chopped Tomatoes

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: Easy Turkey Chili with Kale, Cream of Tomato Soup

 

 

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Buckwheat Flour

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Refrigerate, or freeze for long-term storage

Recipe: Buckwheat Crepes, Buckwheat Quiche with Tomatoes, Thyme, and Goat Cheese

 

 

syrup

Maple Syrup

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: In refrigerator

Recipe: Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

 

 

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Chevre

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Refrigerate, or freeze for long term storage.

 

 

 

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Hot Pepper Jelly

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: Goat Cheese Crackers with Hot Pepper Jelly, Cheesy Thumbprint Appetizers with Hot Pepper Jelly, Chicken Breasts Glazed with Hot Pepper Jelly

 

 

mizunaMizuna

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Spring Mix Salad with Pomegranate Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

 


butterkin-squashButterkin Squash

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Winter squash can be stored on your counter top, no need to refrigerate. 

Recipe: Quinoa Cranberry Stuffed Butterkin Squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter CSA – Week of December 14

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

1 dozen eggs, Jubilee Hilltop Ranch
3 lbs rome apples, Kistaco Farm or Dawson’s Orchards
2 lbs red potatoes, Blue Goose Farm 
1 lb leeks, River View Farm (OG)
1 lb unbleached spelt flour, Weatherbury Farm (OG)
1 lb watermelon radishes, Clarion River Organics (OG)
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
1/3 lb mizuna, Nu Way Farm
2 lbs butternut squash, River View Farm (OG)
2 oz fresh ginger or 2 bulbs garlic, Crighton Farm or Clubhouse Gardens
tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown 


browneggs2cropEggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes and Egg Bake, Vegetarian Black Bean Breakfast Burritos

 

 

romeapplesRome Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm or Dawson’s Orchards

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

Recipe: An Apple for Every Meal: 15 Sweet Apple Treats

 

 


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Red Potatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep potatoes in a brown paper bag and store at 45 – 50 degrees. Potatoes can also be refrigerated.

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes, Loaded Twice Baked Red Potatoes


leekscropLeeks

Grower: River View Farm

Store: Keep leeks in a plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: Butternut Squash, Leek and Apple Soup, Mushroom, Leek and Fontina Fritatta, Garlicky Leeks in Olive Oil

 

 

spelt_flourUnbleached Spelt Flour

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Refrigerate or freeze (for long term storage, place in a sealed freezer bag in your freezer).

Recipe: Spelt Biscuits, Triple Ginger Cookies

 

 

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Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep radishes in a plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: Watermelon Radish Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette

 

 

Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.


 

 

 

mizunaMizuna

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Sauteed Mizuna with Garlic and Fish Sauce, Mizuna Salad with Roasted Cauliflower and Cumin Vinaigrette

 

 

butternutButternut Squash

Grower: River View Farm

Store: Winter squash can be stored on your counter top, no need to refrigerate. For best results, use within two weeks.

Recipe: Butternut Squash with Brown Butter and Thyme, Butternut Squash and Kale, Butternut Squash Risotto, Butternut Squash Bread

 

gingerGinger

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Keep unpeeled ginger  in a plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: Five Ways to Eat Fresh Ginger, Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

 

 

GarlicBasketGarlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep garlic in a cool, dark place with good air circulation away from potatoes and onions.

Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Caramelized Leek and Bacon Pizza, Roasted Garlic Egg Salad

 

 

tomatillo salsaTomatillo Salsa

Grower:  Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

 

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Winter CSA – Week of November 30

Hello CSA Members and welcome to the Penn’s Corner CSA Winter Edition! Here, you will find information about what products come in your share each week, what farm they were grown on, how best to store them, and some recipe ideas for each product. If you are mostly here for recipes, our Pinterest board is a great place to find all of the recipes we have shared in one convenient place. Follow the boards for your favorite veggies for inspiration! 

We are starting this CSA season off with one of my fall favorites: apple cider from our friends at Kistaco farm! We are also happy to pack this share with lots of goodies: two different kinds of greens, a delicious gouda cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy, a couple storage crops, and even a last taste of summer with some poblanos from Clarion River Organics. Thanks for stopping by!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

1.5 lbs carrots, River View Dairy (OG)
1 bunch green kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)
3 lbs sweet potatoes, River View Dairy (OG)
1/2 gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm
1 quart applesauce, Penn’s Corner Value Added
1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove
1 lb poblano peppers, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1/2 lb gouda gold cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy
2 lbs yellow onions, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb kohlrabi or 1 lb chioggia beets, Clubhouse Gardens or Clarion River Organics (OG)

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE.

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: If stored in cool dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month. Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

Recipe: Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes, Asian Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso Butter & Maples, 1 Pot Kale & Sweet Potato Curry

Poblano Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Rice & Bean Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Crispy Homefries with Roasted Red Onion & Poblanos, Smoky Lentil Salad with Zucchini & Poblano Peppers

Chioggia Beets

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Vegan Beet & Avocado Poke (Sushi) Bowls, Winter Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing, Pumpkin Polenta with Roasted Beets, Roasted Green Beans with Beets, Feta & Walnuts

Carrots

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Carrots will keep in the refrigerator washed with the tops cut off for 2 to 4 weeks.

Recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup, Quick & Crispy Vegetable Fritters, Roasted Beets & Carrots

 

Kohlrabi

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Cut off the leafy stalks (you can use the leaves as you would kale or collard greens; be sure to use them with a few days) and scrub the kohlrabi bulbs clean, wrap them loosely in plastic or a paper bag, and refrigerate them until you’re ready to use them. Fresh kohlrabi will last up to several weeks in the fridge.

Recipe: Kohlrabi Carrot Fritters with Avocado Cream Sauce, Simple Roasted Kohlrabi, Asian-Style Kohlrabi with Garlic & Egg

Yellow Onions

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Onions can last for several weeks (if not months) without compromising their taste or nutritional value. However, you must be sure to store them in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Once you cut an onion, wrap whatever portion you don’t use in plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator. It will keep about 4 days.

Recipe: Onion Upside-Down Cornbread, Baked Blooming Onion, Porkchops with Caramelized Apples & Onions

Gouda Gold

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

About: This cheese is made only in the summer months when the cows are on pasture to capture the natural golden color of the grass. Aged 5-8 months, this cheese works equally well on a cheese tray, baked in a casserole or paired with fruit.

Recipe: Apple, Gouda & Farro Salad, Gouda Grits with Brown Butter Shrimp, Roasted Poblano, Corn & Potato Chowder with Bacon & Gouda

Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 20 Healthy & Delicious Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Wash as you’re using it. If it begins to wilt, give the ends a chop and place it in a container filled with lukewarm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Sauteed Kale with Smoked Paprika, 20-minute Asian Kale Salad, Kale Quinoa Bites

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Fall CSA – Week of November 16

Thank you thank you thank you for participating in Penn’s Corner’s Fall CSA! Your membership at Penn’s Corner directly supports Western Pennsylvania farmers and helps build a stronger regional food system! If you would like to give us feedback on your CSA experience, you will see a post-CSA survey in your e-mail inbox in a few weeks. We would love your input so that we can continue improving our service!

We have extended our sign-ups for Thankgiving turkeys until this Thursday, November 17th at 5pm! The birds are free-range, pastured, antibiotic- and hormone-free and range from 14-21 lbs at $4.46/lb. For more info, check out our blog post or read more on our website here. We are happy to be supporting local farmers using sustainable and humane practices!

Also, keep in mind that our Winter CSA sign-ups are still open until midnight on November 20th. We hope to continue bringing local goods to you and your family through the off-season!

From all of us at Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance: thanks again!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 lbs butternut squash, River View Dairy 2 bulbs garlic, Clubhouse Gardens
1 head hydroponic bibb lettuce, Harmony Grove 2 lbs butternut squash, River View Dairy or Blue Goose Farm
Half pint maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm 8 oz chevre*, River View Dairy
8 oz. chevre*, River View Dairy Half pint maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm
1 lb leeks, Blue Goose Farm 1 lb beets, Nu Way Farm
3/4 lb large kale, Nu Way Farm 3/4 lb lacinato kale, Nu Way Farm
1 lb watermelon radishes, Clarion River Organics Mixed winter squash or celeriac, Pucker Brush Farm or Clarion River Organics
3 lbs braeburn apples, Dawson’s Orchard 2 lbs stayman winesap apples, Kistaco Farm
*Bok choy for vegans, Blackberry Meadows *Bok choy for vegans, Blackberry Meadows

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE.

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


Butternut Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Butternuts can be stored for 2-3 months.

Recipe: Caramelized Onion & Butternut Squash Crustless Quiche, Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Blue Cheese, Creamy Vegan Butternut Linguini with Fried Sage

Leeks

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to use.

Recipe: Dairy-Free Creamy Vegetable Leek Soup, Crispy Potato-Leek Kugel, Corn & Leek Fritters with Herbed Yogurt

 

 

Beets

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Winter Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing, Pumpkin Polenta with Roasted Beets, Roasted Green Bean with Beets, Feta & Walnuts

 

Bok Choy

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store: Store your bok choy in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator — unwashed and in a perforated plastic bag. When you do use it, remember that its cluster of stalks hides dirt, so wash it well.

Recipe: Asian Shiitake Mushrooms & Bok Choy, One Pot Veggie & Soba Noodle Soup, Spicy Peanut Tofu & Bok Choy Rice Bowl

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Gut Healing Vegetable Stock, Garlic & Thyme Quinoa Patties, Garlic, Rosemary & Chili Almonds

Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store radishes in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator and they should keep for at least a week. If your radishes have leaves attached, it is best to remove them, as they tend to leach moisture from the root.

Recipe: Watermelon Radish, Orange & Goat Cheese Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad with Watermelon Radish & Snap Peas, Vegan Freekah & Turmeric Salad with Watermelon Radish

Braeburn or Stayman Winesap Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard or Kistaco Farm

Store: Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf, Apple & Gouda Grilled Cheese, Jewish Apple Cake, Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs, Brown Sugar Baked Apples

Winter Squash Medley

Grower: Pucker Brush Farm

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Depending on the squash, they can be stored for 1-3 months.

Recipe: Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash, Spicy Butternut Lentil Stew, Cheesy Chicken Pesto Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

 

Celeriac

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Celeriac or celery root stores well and for a long time if it is kept in a dark and cool space. Kept loosely wrapped in plastic in the fridge it will last up to several weeks, even longer if it was freshly harvested.

Recipe: Apple & Celeriac Soup, Garlic & Herb Celeriac Fries, Baked Celeriac Patties with Coriander & Mint

 

Bibb Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Wash as you’re using it. If it begins to wilt, give the ends a chop and place it in a container filled with luke warm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Butternut & Kale Saute, Detox Kale Salad with Watermelon Radish, Apples & Almonds, Simple Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chevre

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Chevre will keep for up to 2 weeks once opened in the refrigerated. Keep covered once the package is opened.

Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata, Cranberries & Chevre, GF Chocolate Cherry Chevre Cream Tarts, Baked Goat Cheese with Marinara & Crostini

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Fall CSA – Week of November 9

Well, CSA members, this is our second to last CSA box for the season! Thanks for going on this local food journey with us. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the fruits, vegetables, and treats of the season. We have been especially excited about the diverse variety of squash and apples we have been able to source from Western Pennsylvania farmers this year. A few weeks back, we shared a helpful infographic for distinguishing squash varieties, and here is another one for PA apple varieties. Our farmers have an even larger spread of apples that can be purchased through our online farmstand, including Cortland, Jonagold, Northern Spy, and Macoun, if you would like to deepen your local apple research before the season runs out!

Just as a reminder in case you missed the post last week, you can still order your Thankgiving turkey from Penn’s Corner until November 10th! Check out our last blog post or read more here. We are happy to be supporting local farmers using sustainable and humane practices!

Also, keep in mind that our Winter CSA sign-ups are still open until midnight on November 20th. We hope to continue bringing local goods to you and your family through the off-season!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
Half gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm 2 lb sweet potatoes, River View Dairy
2 lb potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm 8 oz. honey*, Bedillion Farm
1 lb small red beets with tops, Nu Way Farm 1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove
1 lb carrots, River View Dairy 1 lb watermelon radishes (OG), Clarion River Organics
3/4 lb green kale (OG) or 1/2 lb tatsoi, Clarion River Organics or Blackberry Meadows 2 lb candy onions (OG), Clarion River Organics
2 lb candy onions, Clarion River Organics Farmers market salsa, Penn’s Corner
1 lb large salad turnips, Nu Way Farm 3 lb Rome apples, Dawson’s Orchard
Farmers market salsa, Penn’s Corner 3/4 lb green kale (OG), Clarion River Organics
2 bulbs large garlic, Blue Goose Farm *1/2 lb spinach for vegans, Blackberry Meadows

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE.

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


Tatsoi

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Tatsoi Saag Paneer (Indian Greens & Cheese), Potato, Tatsoi & Caramelized Onion Enchiladas, Stir-fried Tatsoi with Crispy Tofu and Sweet & Sour Sauce

 

Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: If stored in cool dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month. Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

Recipe: Smokey Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream, Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Warm Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwiches with Pesto, Apple & Kale

Beets with Greens

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Winter Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing, Pumpkin Polenta with Roasted Beets, Roasted Green Bean with Beets, Feta & Walnuts

 

Candy Onions

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Candy onions are not cured and therefore must be stored in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Baked Blooming Onion, BBQ Green Beans with Candy Onions & Bacon, Grilled Candy Onions

 

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Garlic & Thyme Quinoa Patties, Garlic, Rosemary & Chili Almonds

Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store radishes in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator and they should keep for at least a week. If your radishes have leaves attached, it is best to remove them, as they tend to leach moisture from the root.

Recipe: Watermelon Radish, Orange & Goat Cheese Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad with Watermelon Radish & Snap Peas, Vegan Freekah & Turmeric Salad with Watermelon Radish

Rome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Jewish Apple Cake, Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs, Brown Sugar Baked Apples

 

Spinach

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store: Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Line a plastic storage container with paper towels. Dump in the leaves in an even layer on top, add more leaves and cover until the box is full but not jam packed.

Recipe: Vegan Spinach Dip, Spinach & Potato Curry, Spinach & Garlic Potato Patties, Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa

Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Crispy Potato Roast, Herb Roasted Potato & Arugula Salad, Oven-Roasted Beets & Potatoes

Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Wash as you’re using it. If it begins to wilt, give the ends a chop and place it in a container filled with luke warm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Butternut & Kale Saute, Detox Kale Salad with Watermelon Radish, Apples & Almonds, Simple Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Carrots

Grower: River View Dairy or Hostetler’s Farm

Store: Carrots will keep in the refrigerator washed, with the tops cut off for 2 to 4 weeks.

Recipe: Honey Sriracha Roasted Carrots, Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies, Roasted Carrots & Red Onions with Fennel & Mint

Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Cut the greens off and store in a cool spot.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Turnip, Kale & Lentil Soup, Roasted Potato & Turnip Mash, Balsamic Roasted Carrots & Turnips

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Fall CSA – Week of November 2

Happy November, friends of Penn’s Corner! We hope you are enjoying the crisp fall and all of the delicious fruits and vegetables of the season so far. Speaking of which, one of the most exciting fall products we offer is our Thanksgiving turkeys. We are proud to be able to offer free-range, pastured, antibiotic- and hormone-free birds from Schmucker Family Farm in Emlenton, PA. We have been sourcing turkeys from this member farm for the past 6 years now and consistently get rave reviews from our customers about the quality of these birds. Give thanks to a local farm this year by serving up one of these delicious turkeys for your friends and family!

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Turkeys roaming the orchard at Schmucker Family Farm

Product Details:

We are only offering one size this year, so all turkeys will be between 17 and 23 lbs, at $4.46/lb. The birds will be frozen upon pick-up and will include giblets. Please remember that these weights are our best guess. If you’d prefer one on the smaller or larger end of the weight range let us know and we will try to accommodate. Exact weights will be calculated upon pick-up.

Ordering & Pick-Up Information:

Orders for turkeys must be placed by November 10th. Email lydia@pennscorner.com with your desired pick-up location (see below) and then keep an eye out for a confirmation email, or give Lydia a call at 724-840-1672. 

Pick-up will be at either:

  • our Mt. Lebanon Farm Stand location (Bower Hill Community Church at 70 Moffett St) on Monday, November 21 from 4:30pm-6pm, or
  • Penn’s Corner facility in Lawrenceville (150 54th St.) on Tuesday, November 22 from 11am-6pm.

Thanks for your continued support of local food! Have a great week!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 lb sweet potatoes, River View Dairy 2 lb red potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
1/3 lb boltonfeta*, Hidden Hills Dairy 1 lb brussels sprouts, Clarion River Organics
1 jar apple butter, Penn’s Corner 1/3 lb boltonfeta*, Hidden Hills Dairy
2 lb anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard 1/2 lb tatsoi or 3/4 lb green kale, Blackberry Meadows or Clarion River Organics
1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Half gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm
3/4 lb rainbow chard, Nu Way Farm 1 lb leeks, Blue Goose Farm
4 lb green cabbage, Blue Goose Farm 1 lb carrots, River View Dairy or Hostetler Farm
1 lb brussels sprouts, Clarion River Organics 1 lb large salad turnips, Nu Way Farm
*1/3 lb arugula and 1 oz. sage for vegans, Blackberry Meadows or Pucker Brush Farm *1/3 lb arugula and 1 oz. sage for vegans, Blackberry Meadows or Pucker Brush Farm 

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE.

***Due to unexpected product shortage, some members will be receiving a jar of Penn’s Corner Tomato Juice instead of cabbage, brussels sprouts, or pears. Apologies for the inconvenience!

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


Tatsoi

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Chilled Braised Tatsoi Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Winter Tatsoi Salad with Butternut “Croutons”, Stir-fried Tatsoi with Crispy Tofu and Sweet & Sour Sauce

 

Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: If stored in cool dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month. Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

Recipe: Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Warm Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwiches with Pesto, Apple & Kale

Boltonfeta

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Keep feta in its brine and it will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Recipe: Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Feta, Lemony Leeks with Chickpeas & Feta, Spicy Roasted Squash with Feta & Herbs

 

Green Cabbage

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator and keep it wrapped. Wrapping cabbage in plastic and storing it in the crisper section of your refrigerator limits its exposure to air flow, and thus reduces spoilage. Plastic wrap keeps external moisture out, preventing mold and rot, while helping the cabbage to maintain its internal moisture—without which, the cabbage leaves lose their firmness and begin to wilt.

Recipe: Indian Fried Cabbage with Peas, Thai Cashew Cabbage, Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Leeks

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to use.

Recipe: Leek, Fennel, Apple & Walnut Soup with Turmeric, Kohlrabi & Leek Soup, Sauteed Cabbage & Leeks, Simple Slow-Roasted Leeks

 

Brussels Sprouts

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store Brussels sprouts in a plastic bag in your refrigerator’s crisper, where they’ll keep for at least one week, if not a little longer.

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Fall Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

 

Anjou Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe — to hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, place pears in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Recipe: Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Roasted Beet & Pear Salad, Roasted Pear & Brussels Sprouts with Thyme & Hazelnuts

Arugula

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store: Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Line a plastic storage container with paper towels. Dump in the leaves in an even layer on top, add more leaves and cover until the box is full but not jam packed.

Recipe:  Arugula, Cranberry, Pecan & Feta Salad, Wilted Arugula Side, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Chard

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible.

Recipe: Quinoa with Swiss Chard, Garlic & Tomatoes, Rainbow Chard Potato Chowder, Spicy Pickled Chard Stems, Orange Braised Rainbow Chard

Red Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Crispy Potato Roast, Herb Roasted Potato & Arugula Salad, Oven-Roasted Beets & Potatoes

Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Wash as you’re using it. If it begins to wilt, give the ends a chop and place it in a container filled with luke warm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Butternut & Kale Saute, Smoked Sausage, Potato & Kale Soup, Vegetarian Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake

 

Carrots

Grower: River View Dairy or Hostetler’s Farm

Store: Carrots will keep in the refrigerator washed, with the tops cut off for 2 to 4 weeks.

Recipe: Honey Sriracha Roasted Carrots, Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies, Roasted Carrots & Red Onions with Fennel & Mint

Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Cut the greens off and store in a cool spot.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Turnip, Kale & Lentil Soup, Roasted Potato & Turnip Mash, Balsamic Roasted Carrots & Turnips

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