Summer CSA – Week of September 21

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

pickled-peppers

If you find yourself getting backed up on a certain fruit or veggie, consider exploring the world of light preservation! Although a fun and worthy skill, canning can be intimidating because of the volume, time, equipment it requires to make happen. Fortunately, pickling and freezing are two methods of preservation that are a little easier and more accessible. The majority of the items in the shares this week can be preserved in one of these two ways. Personally, I found myself quickly collecting the colorful carmen sweet peppers we’ve been enjoying this season. I decided to try out an overnight pickled pepper recipe, and the results were amazing! It only took about 20 minutes to prepare, and now I can top anything I like with these sweet and crunchy treats without having to worry about the peppers spoiling in my refrigerator. Pickled recipes like this one will last a month or longer in your refrigerator. Most freezing recipes involve a quick blanch and voila – you’ve got your own home-prepped frozen goods!

A Route Z Route
3 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 3 lb green cabbage, Blue Goose Farm
3/4 lb hot banana peppers, Matthews Family Farm 1 bunch green kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 large garlic bulb, Clubhouse Gardens 1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
2 lb yellow onions, Weeping Willow Farm 1 pint sun sugar or cherry tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Grow Pittsburgh
1 lb mixed beets, Sunny Meadow Farm or Hostetler Farm 2 lb butternut squash, River View Dairy
2 lb yellow bartlett pears, Dawson’s Orchard 1.5 lb fingerling potatoes, Hostetler Farm
1 bunch French breakfast radishes, Nu Way Farm 1 bunch French breakfast radishes, Nu Way Farm
1.5 lb heirloom tomatoes*, Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm 1 jar tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner
3/4 lb radicchio or green kale, Crighton Farm or Clarion River Organics

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

*Some of the members in the A Route will be receiving Penn’s Corner Canned Chopped Tomatoes

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


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: Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing, Cabbage with Bacon & Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Roasted Cabbage Wedges

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Grow Pittsburgh

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: Easy Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Crockpot Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce, Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta, Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese

Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

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: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, Cheese & Garlic Muffins, Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Baked Potato Soup

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup, End of Summer Corn, Tomato, Avocado & Quinoa Salad, Roasted Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes, Mediterranean Fresh Herbs & Tomato Salad

Yellow Onions

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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: Homestyle Sausage & Potatoes with Garlic & Onions, Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onion & Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Bisque

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Although its storage life is a little shorter than hard skinned varieties of winter squash, Delicata can be stored for about 6 weeks at room temp in a cool, dry area. Avoid refrigerating.

Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Kale & Feta, Kale & Potato Soup with Corn & Chorizo, Warm Kale & Delicata Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

French Breakfast Radishes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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: Cabbage, Apple & Radish Slaw, Radish Leaf Pesto, Creamy Cucumber & Radish Salad

Beets

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm or Hostetler Farm

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

Recipe: The Best Beet & Avocado Salad, Rainbow Dragon Bowl with Shredded Beets, Carrots & Cabbage, Roasted Beets & Green with Goat Cheese Crostini

 

Radicchio

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Keep radicchio refrigerated in a tightly sealed plastic bag. It’ll last at least a week.

Recipe: Chickpea Radicchio Wraps, Orzo Pasta Salad with Radicchio, Sundried Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives, Seared Radicchio and White Bean Puree

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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: How to Freeze Peppers, Pickled Sweet Peppers, Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Yellow Bartlett 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 Custard Pie, Pear & Basil Lemonade, Brown Butter Pear Bars

Hot Banana Peppers

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

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: Quick Pickled Jalapeno Slices, Baked Stuffed Jalapenos, Hot Pepper Mustard

Butternut Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Do not refrigerate whole butternut squash; it will keep for a month or more in a cool, dark place. Peeled butternut squash should be stored tightly covered and refrigerated for up to five days.

Recipe: Mexican-inspired Stuffed Butternut, Creamy Butternut Alfredo Pasta, Butternut Squash Fritters

Fingerling Potatoes

Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store: Fingerling 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: Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans, Warm Mustard & Herb Fingerling Potato Salad, Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Greens & Eggs

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Summer CSA – Week of September 14

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This week, A Route gets to break into the fall with delicata squash and McIntosh apples, and Z Route gets our first taste of yellow Bartlett pears! There are a lot of recipes to get excited about this week. If you haven’t yet followed us on Pinterest, it is one of the best ways to browse the recipes we post here weekly. Each recipe is copied to its corresponding board, so you can easily search by item. If you cook up any favorites, feel free to share in the comments below each post or tag @pennscorner on Instagram or Twitter! We love seeing what kind of magic our members make with their boxes!

*Note for Z Route: The two different kinds of peppers in your share look quite similar, but the HOT ones are long and skinny. The sweet ones look more like bell peppers. If you have a doubt, take a little nibble and you will be able to tell!

A Route Z Route
1 lb green beans, Hostetler Farm 3/4 lb chard, Nu Way Farm
2 delicata squash, River View Dairy (OG) 1 lb beets, Hostetler Farm
3/4 lb chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 2 lb yellow Bartlett pears, Dawson’s Orchard
3 lb green cabbage, Blue Goose Farm 4 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm*
1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Weeping Willow Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Grow Pittsburgh 1 lb eggplant medley, Crighton Farm
2 lb McIntosh apples, Kistaco Farm 1 lb hot banana peppers, Matthews Family Farm*
2 oz basil, Blue Goose Farm 1 pint ground cherries, Clarion River Organics (OG)
   1 candy onion, Clarion River Organics (OG)

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

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


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: Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing, Cabbage with Bacon & Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Roasted Cabbage Wedges

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Grow Pittsburgh

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta, Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

greenbeans_sunshine_printGreen Beans

Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. Freezing Green Beans: Rinse your green beans in cool water and then drain. Cut the ends of the beans off and then cut the beans to whatever length you prefer.

Recipe: Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Dip, Healthy Kung Pao Chicken with Green Beans, Chinese Dry-Fried Green Beans

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Roasted Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes, Mediterranean Fresh Herbs & Tomato SaladHeirloom Tomato & Ricotta Tart, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cucumber & Onion

Chard

Grower: A Route – Blue Goose Farm; Z Route – 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: Sweet Thai Chicken Swiss Chard Wraps, Swiss Chard Pesto, Heirloom Tomato & Swiss Chard Eggs Benedict

Delicata Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Although its storage life is a little shorter than hard skinned varieties of winter squash, Delicata can be stored for about 6 weeks at room temp in a cool, dry area. Avoid refrigerating.

Recipe: Warm Kale & Delicata Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Roasted Delicata Squash & Quinoa Salad, Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Delicata

Basil

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: You can keep basil fresh for up to two weeks by placing the branches in a vase (first, give the ends a trim) and keeping them on the counter out of the sun. This method is ideal when you’re likely to be using it frequently for cooking throughout the following week or so.

Recipe: Basil Garlic Aioli, Garden Fresh Bruschetta, Basil Chimichurri

Beets

Grower: Hostetler Farm

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

Recipe: The Best Beet & Avocado Salad, Rainbow Dragon Bowl with Shredded Beets, Carrots & Cabbage, Roasted Beets & Green with Goat Cheese Crostini

 

McIntosh Apples

Grower: 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: Chicken & Apples in Honey Mustard Sauce, Cupcake Tin Apple Pies, Israeli Couscous & Apple Salad

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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: Pickled Sweet Peppers, Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables, Sweet Pepper Chicken Nachos, Grilled Eggplant & Pepper Pizza

Yellow Bartlett 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 Custard Pie, Pear & Basil Lemonade, Brown Butter Pear Bars

Hot Banana Peppers

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

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: Quick Pickled Jalapeno Slices, Baked Stuffed Jalapenos, Hot Pepper Mustard

ground_cherriesGround Cherries

Grower: Clarion River Organics 

Store: Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they’re hard, package them in plastic bags.

Recipe: Ground Cherry Vinaigrette, Cherry Tomato & Ground Cherry Salsa, 10-minute Ground Cherry Coffee Cake

Eggplant Medley

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: If you don’t intend to eat the eggplant within 2 days, it should be refrigerated. To refrigerate, wrap in a paper towel and place in a reusable container or perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator for use within 5 – 7 days.

Recipe: Eggplant with Yogurt & Tomato Relish, Smoky Baba Ghanoush, 3 Turkish Eggplant Specialties

Candy Onions

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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

Recipe: Homestyle Sausage & Potatoes with Garlic & Onions, Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onion & Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze, Candy French Onion Soup with GF Flaxseed Croutons

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Summer CSA – Week of September 7

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

September brings us the best of both worlds on the farm: the peak summer superstars and the fall early risers. These shares are still full of the juicy tomatoes we’ve been enjoying all summer, but we are getting our first fall favorites: apples and winter squash! Our apple season this year is opening with the classic McIntosh, a sweet and juicy early season variety. The small and tender delicata squash is one of our favorites because its thin skin allows it to cook into a quick meal. Check below for some great recipes. Both routes can look forward to more of these cold season treats as the leaves start to turn!

A Route Z Route
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 2 delicata squash, River View Dairy (OG)
1 lb green beans, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) or Kistaco Farm 2 lbs red or white potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm
1 pint ground cherries, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1 lb green beans or rattlesnake beans*, Hostetler Farm or Grow Pittsburgh
1 medium-large eggplant, Matthews Family Farm 1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm
1.5 lb fingerling potatoes, Hostetler Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
1 lb tomatillos, Sunny Meadow Farm 2 lb red cabbage, Blue Goose Farm
4 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 2 lbs McIntosh apples, Kistaco Farm
6 jalapenos, Matthews Family Farm or Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 large garlic bulb, Clubhouse Gardens
   

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

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

*Some Z Route members will be receiving Penn’s Corner Jarred Dilly Beans instead of green beans this week


Fingerling Potatoes

Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store:  Fingerling 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: Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans, Warm Mustard & Herb Fingerling Potato Salad, Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Greens & Eggs

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: Pasta with 15-minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce, Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

greenbeans_sunshine_printGreen Beans

Grower: A Route – Blue Goose Farm or Kistaco Farm; Z Route – Hostetler Farm or Grow Pittsburgh

Store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. Freezing Green Beans: Rinse your green beans in cool water and then drain. Cut the ends of the beans off and then cut the beans to whatever length you prefer.

Recipe: Southern-Style Green Beans & Potatoes, South African Stewed Green Beans, Chinese Dry-Fried Green Beans

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato & Ricotta Tart, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cucumber & Onion, Open Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Garlic Aioli, Grilled Lemon, Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Tomatillos

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm

Store: Refrigerate in a paper bag.

Recipe: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde, Fried Green Tomatillos, Enchiladas in a Tomatillo Sauce

 

 

Delicata Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Although its storage life is a little shorter than hard skinned varieties of winter squash, Delicata can be stored for about 6 weeks at room temp in a cool, dry area. Avoid refrigerating.

Recipe: Breakfast for Dinner Delicata, Roasted Delicata Squash & Quinoa Salad, Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Delicata

 

Red or White Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store: Fingerling 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: Indian Potatoes & Spinach (Aloo Palak), Potato & Soy Sauce Side Dish, Crash Hot Potatoes

Red 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: Apple, Kale & Cabbage Salad, Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing, Easy Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

McIntosh Apples

Grower: 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: Chicken & Apples in Honey Mustard Sauce, Cupcake Tin Apple Pies, Israeli Couscous & Apple Salad

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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: Sweet Pepper Chicken Nachos, Grilled Eggplant & Pepper Pizza, Roasted Red Pepper Carrot Pesto, Tomato-Mozzarella Salad with Sweet Peppers

Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

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: How to Roast Garlic & Many Ways to Use It, Homemade Garlic Naan, Ultimate Cold Killer Shots

 

Jalapeno Peppers

Grower: Matthews Family Farm or Blue Goose Farm

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: Quick Pickled Jalapeno Slices, Jalapeno Cornbread, Baked Stuffed Jalapenos, Roasted Jalapeno Hummus

ground_cherriesGround Cherries

Grower: Clarion River Organics 

Store: Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they’re hard, package them in plastic bags.

Recipe: Ground Cherry Compote, Cherry Tomato & Ground Cherry Salsa, 10-minute Ground Cherry Coffee Cake

Eggplant

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

Store: If you don’t intend to eat the eggplant within 2 days, it should be refrigerated. To refrigerate, wrap in a paper towel and place in a reusable container or perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator for use within 5 – 7 days.

Recipe: Eggplant with Yogurt & Tomato Relish, Smoky Baba Ghanoush, 3 Turkish Eggplant Specialties

Summer CSA – Week of August 31

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Happy Peak Summer to all of our CSA members! August is coming to a close, and with the last few shares overflowing with tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, I think we can all agree that this August was truly the month of nightshades! In the recipe sections below, you will find many creative ways to work these veggies into your meals. Be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for more recipe inspiration. They are organized according to item to make it easy to browse for your new favorites!

A Route Z Route
1/2 lb braising mix, Nu Way Farm 3/4 lb rainbow chard or 3/4 lb escarole, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) or Crighton Farm
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes or grape tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Kistaco Farm 1 lb green beans, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1.5 lbs green bell peppers, Matthews Family Farm or Clarion River Organics (OG) 1.5 lbs prune plums, Dawson’s Orchards
1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm 1 pint ground cherries, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 seedless watermelon, River View Dairy (OG) 6 jalapenos, Matthews Family Farm or Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1.5 lbs prune plums, Dawson’s Orchards 3 colored carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm
1 zucchini or summer squash, Weeping Willow Farm or Pucker Brush Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
1 lb leeks, River View Dairy (OG) 1 lb fairly tale eggplant, Clarion River Organics (OG)
  1 lb red onions, Clarion River Organics (OG)

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

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


Braising Mix

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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.

RecipeSimple Braised GreensAfrican Braised Greens with TomatoesBraised Greens Taco Recipe

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: Pasta with 15-minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce, Fried Cherry Tomatoes with Ranch, Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Tomatoes

greenbeans_sunshine_printGreen Beans

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. Freezing Green Beans: Rinse your green beans in cool water and then drain. Cut the ends of the beans off and then cut the beans to whatever length you prefer.

Recipe: Green Beans with Sweet Tomatoes, Middle Eastern Green Beans & Onions, Chinese Dry-Fried Green Beans

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil SaladTomato, Peach, & Burrata SaladAvocado Tomato SaladOpen Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Garlic AioliGreek Village SaladGrilled Lemon, Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Seedless Watermelon

Grower: River View Dairy 

Store: A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for as along as 2 weeks.

Recipe: No-Churn Watermelon Sherbet, Watermelon Salad with Jicama, Cotija, and Lime, Watermelon Sashimi

 

Grape Tomatoes 

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Avoiding storing tomatoes in the refrigerator when possible. Instead, keep them at room temperature, lightly wrapped if you prefer.

Recipe: Baked Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes and GarlicGrilled Tomato “Lollipop” Toasts, White Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

 

Green Bell Peppers

Grower: Kistaco Farm

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: Bell Pepper Pizzas, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, Marinated Green Peppers

Prune Plums

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store:  If the plums seem a little hard, leave them at room temperature for a few days to soften up, but be aware they will not actually ripen further to develop more sugar like some fruits. Refrigerate ripe plums in a plastic bag and use within four days. Wash just before using.

Recipe: Roasted Plums with Olive Oil, Thyme & Yogurt, Purple Plum Torte, Sugar Plum Crepes with Ricotta & Honey

Summer Squash

Grower: Pucker Brush Farm

Store: Refrigerate yellow squash and zucchini, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Spiralized Yellow Squash with Herbs, Summer Squash Salad, Creamy Cherry Tomato & Summer Squash Pasta

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower:Weeping Willow Farm

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: Grilled Eggplant & Pepper Pizza, Roasted Red Pepper Carrot Pesto, Tomato-Mozzarella Salad with Sweet Peppers

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store freshly picked, unwashed zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. The bag should be perforated or loosely tied, not sealed tightly. Do not cut the zucchini until you are ready to use it or freeze.

Recipe: How to Freeze Summer Squash, 35 Zucchini Recipes

 

Rainbow Chard

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Do not wash 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. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Recipe: Easy Swiss Chard, Rainbow Chard & Feta Orzo Bowls, Apple-Walnut-Chard Salad

Jalapeno Peppers

Grower: Matthews Family Farm or Blue Goose Farm

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: Jalapeno Cornbread, Baked Stuffed Jalapenos, Roasted Jalapeno Hummus

ground_cherriesGround Cherries

Grower: Clarion River Organics 

Store: Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they’re hard, package them in plastic bags.

Recipe: Ground Cherry Compote, Cherry Tomato & Ground Cherry Salsa, Ground Cherry and Watermelon Salad

Fairy Tale Eggplant

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: If you don’t intend to eat the eggplant within 2 days, it should be refrigerated. To refrigerate, wrap in a paper towel and place in a reusable container or perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator for use within 5 – 7 days.

Recipe: Eggplant with Yogurt & Tomato Relish, Fairy Tale Flatbread, Roasted Tiny Eggplant with Muhammara

Red 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: How To: Pickled Red Onion, Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes & Red Onion, Zucchini Chickpea Fritters with Red Onion Marmalade

Leeks

Grower: River View Dairy

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

Recipe: Baked Salmon with Leeks & Bell Peppers, Lemony Leeks with Chickpeas & Feta, Marinated Leeks

 

 

Escarole

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Escarole will keep tightly wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe: Garlic & Olive Oil Escarole, Spicy Escarole with Sausage & Tomatoes, Sicilian Chickpeas with Escarole & Caramelized Onion

Summer CSA – Week of August 24

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1 seedless watermelon, River View Dairy
4 ears of sweet corn, Blue Goose Farm 1.5 heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
1 cantaloupe, River View Dairy or Weeping Willow Farm 1 lb. poblano peppers, Kistaco Farm
1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes or toybox cherry tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Hostettler Farm
3 colored Carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 1/2 pint blackberries or blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards
1 lb. Asian eggplant, Kistaco Farm or Crighton Farm 1 lb. juliette tomatoes, Blue Goose Farm
1 lb. green beans, Nu Way Farm 1 lb. zucchini, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 pint ground cherries, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1 lb. leeks, River View Dairy

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

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


nectarinesYellow Nectarines

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store:  Store peaches and nectarines at room temperature until ripe — this usually takes 2 to 3 days. A ripe fruit will yield a bit when pressed gently. To speed up the ripening process, place nectarines or peaches in a paper bag and store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.

RecipeFried Nectarines with Vanilla MarscaponeGrilled Salmon with NectarinesNectarine Salsa

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad with CilantroTomatoes with Buttermilk Vinaigrette

greenbeans_sunshine_printGreen Beans

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. Freezing Green Beans: Rinse your green beans in cool water and then drain. Cut the ends of the beans off and then cut the beans to whatever length you prefer.

Recipe: Roasted Green Beans and TomatoesGreen Beans with Sweet Tomatoes

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil SaladTomato, Peach, & Burrata SaladAvocado Tomato SaladOpen Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Garlic AioliGreek Village SaladGrilled Lemon, Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

watermeloncropLittle Baby Flower Watermelon

Grower: River View Dairy 

Store: A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for as along as 2 weeks.

Recipe:  Summer’s Best Watermelon Drink RecipesWatermelon with Yogurt, Poppy Seeds, and Fried Rosemary

 

 

Cantaloupe-Beauty_2174_1Cantaloupe 

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe then refrigerate.

Recipe: Summer Cantaloupe and Tomato SaladCantaloupe, Prosciutto, And Arugula SaladGrilled Melon and Prosciutto CapreseSavory Shaved Cantaloupe Salad

 

poblanoPoblano Peppers

Grower: Kistaco Farm

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: Vegan Stuffed Poblano PeppersBeer Bean Stuffed Poblano PeppersGrilled Poblanos and CornBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

 

eggplant-varietiesAsian Eggplant

Grower: Kistaco or Crighton Farm

Store:  Store eggplant in a cool place like the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Pasta with Eggplant, Feta and MintBaked Eggplant ParmesanEggplant Lasagna with Basil PestoChinese Eggplant with Garlic SauceThai Basil Eggplant

 

 

sweetcorncropSweet Corn

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator unshucked and in a bag. 

Recipe: Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, and Tomatoes, Corn and Jalapeno Muffins, Corn Chowder Salad

 

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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: Braised Zucchini with Poblano Peppers and Green Onions

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store freshly picked, unwashed zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. The bag should be perforated or loosely tied, not sealed tightly. Do not cut the zucchini until you are ready to use it or freeze.

Recipe: Zucchini Bites35 Zucchini Recipes

 

 

blackberriesBlackberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Do not wash until ready to eat as excess moisture will cause the berries to mold. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.

Recipe: Blackberry CrispBlackberry MuffinsBlackberry Basil Mojito

 

 

 

julietJuliette Tomatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Killer Marinated TomatoesZucchini Pizza BoatsSlow Roasted Tomatoes

 

ground_cherriesGround Cherries

Grower: Clarion River Organics 

Store: Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they’re hard, package them in plastic bags.

Recipe: Ground Cherry SalsaGround Cherry and Watermelon Salad

leekscropLeeks

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: How to Clean and Cut a Leek

Recipe: Simple Slow Roasted LeeksLeeks Vinaigrette

Summer CSA – Week of August 17

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
2 lbs. yellow nectarines, Dawson’s Orchards 2 lbs. yellow nectarines, Dawson’s Orchards
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm cantaloupe, Weeping Willow Farm
1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm 1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
2 candy onions, Blue Goose Farm eggplant, Matthews Farm
banana peppers, Kistaco Farm 2 cucumbers, Weeping Willow Farm
1/2 pint blackberries or blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards 4 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm
1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Farm 1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Farm

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

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


nectarinesYellow Nectarines

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store:  Store peaches and nectarines at room temperature until ripe — this usually takes 2 to 3 days. A ripe fruit will yield a bit when pressed gently. To speed up the ripening process, place nectarines or peaches in a paper bag and store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.

RecipeFried Nectarines with Vanilla MarscaponeGrilled Salmon with NectarinesNectarine Salsa

 

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: SPAGHETTINI WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, FRESH BASIL, AND TOASTED GARLIC BREADCRUMBS

sweethungarianpepperBanana Peppers

Grower: Kistaco Farm

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: Santa Fe Stuffed PeppersVegan Stuffed Poblano PeppersItalian Stuffed PeppersFried Hot PeppersHot Pepper Vinegar

 

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil SaladTomato, Peach, & Burrata SaladAvocado Tomato SaladOpen Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Garlic AioliGreek Village Salad

watermeloncropLittle Baby Flower Watermelon

Grower: River View Dairy 

Store: A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for as along as 2 weeks.

Recipe:  Summer’s Best Watermelon Drink RecipesWatermelon with Yogurt, Poppy Seeds, and Fried Rosemary

 

 

Cantaloupe-Beauty_2174_1Cantaloupe 

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe then refrigerate.

Recipe: Summer Cantaloupe and Tomato SaladCantaloupe, Prosciutto, And Arugula SaladGrilled Melon and Prosciutto CapreseSavory Shaved Cantaloupe Salad

 

crisphead_lettuceLettuce Head

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the crisper drawer and wash the leaves as you go. 

Recipe: Greek Vinaigrette

 

 

eggplant-varietiesEggplant

Grower: Matthews Farm

Store:  Store eggplant in a cool place like the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Pasta with Eggplant, Feta and MintBaked Eggplant ParmesanEggplant Lasagna with Basil Pesto

 

 

sweetcorncropSweet Corn

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator unshucked and in a bag. 

Recipe: Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, and Tomatoes, Corn and Jalapeno Muffins, Corn Chowder Salad

 

 

candy_onionsCandy Onions

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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: Roasted Green Pepper SoupMarinated Green PeppersGreen Pepper Chilli 

 

cucumberscropCucumbers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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

Recipe: Cucumber, Tomato, Onion SaladCucumber Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

 

 

blackberriesBlackberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Do not wash until ready to eat as excess moisture will cause the berries to mold. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.

Recipe: Blackberry CrispBlackberry MuffinsBlackberry Basil Mojito

 

 

blueberriescrop

Blueberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: If you are planning to refrigerate or freeze your blueberries, do not wash the berries before you store them; wait to wash the berries until you are ready to use them. Cool your berries down to room temperature before storing them. By doing this, you can avoid a lot of condensation in the blueberry containers.

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CSA Cheese members will receive 2/3 lb. Old Gold from Hidden Hills Dairy and Chiopotle Chevre from River View Dairy.

 

Summer CSA – Week of August 10

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
1.5 lbs. peaches, Dawson’s Orchards 1.5 lbs. peaches, Kistaco Farm
1.5 lbs. pink heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
4 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm 4 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm
1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG) 1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG)
1 cantaloupe, River View Dairy (OG) or Weeping Willow Farm lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 eggplant, Matthews Farm 1 lb. green beans or 1 lb. bean trio, Nu Way Farm or Hostettler Farm
1 lb. green peppers, Weeping Willow Farm or Blue Goose Farm 1 lb. hot pepper medley or 1 lb. hot banana peppers, Crighton Farm or Kistaco Farm

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

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


mixed beanscropBean Trio

Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. Freezing Green Beans: Rinse your green beans in cool water and then drain. Cut the ends of the beans off and then cut the beans to whatever length you prefer.

You can cook all of these beans the same way, however the dragon tongue beans will lose their purple color when cooked. To retain the color, blanch or steam for a short time. 

RecipeGreen Bean Salad with Basil, Balsamic, and Parmesan, Buttery Garlic Green BeansGreen Bean and Tomato SaladMarinated Green Beans and Dill

peachessquare

Peaches

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Store peaches at room temperature until ripe. Refrigerating peaches before they are ripe can lead to loss of flavor and texture. After they ripen on the counter top, place them in a plastic bagin the refrigerator. 

Recipe: 50 of the Best Peach RecipesGrilled Peaches with Honey and YogurtFresh Peach Fritters

 

hotpeppermedleyHot Pepper Medley

Grower: Crighton Farm or Kistaco Farm

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: Santa Fe Stuffed PeppersVegan Stuffed Poblano PeppersItalian Stuffed PeppersFried Hot Peppers

 

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil SaladTomato, Peach, & Burrata SaladAvocado Tomato SaladOpen Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Garlic AioliGreek Village Salad

watermeloncropLittle Baby Flower Watermelon

Grower: River View Dairy or Weeping Willow Farm

Store: A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for as along as 2 weeks.

Recipe:  Summer’s Best Watermelon Drink RecipesWatermelon with Yogurt, Poppy Seeds, and Fried Rosemary

 

 

Cantaloupe-Beauty_2174_1Cantaloupe 

Grower: River View Dairy or Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe then refrigerate.

Recipe: Summer Cantaloupe and Tomato SaladCantaloupe, Prosciutto, And Arugula SaladGrilled Melon and Prosciutto CapreseSavory Shaved Cantaloupe Salad

 

 

crisphead_lettuceLettuce Head

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the crisper drawer and wash the leaves as you go. 

Recipe: Greek Vinaigrette

 

 

eggplant-varietiesEggplant

Grower: Matthews Farm

Store:  Store eggplant in a cool place like the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Pasta with Eggplant, Feta and MintBaked Eggplant ParmesanEggplant Lasagna with Basil Pesto

 

 

sweetcorncropSweet Corn

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator unshucked and in a bag. 

Recipe: Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, and Tomatoes, Corn and Jalapeno Muffins, Corn Chowder Salad

 

 

greenpeppersGreen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Blue Goose Farm

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: Roasted Green Pepper SoupMarinated Green PeppersGreen Pepper Chilli 

 

CSA Cheese members will receive 3/4 lb. Tussey Mountain cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Tussey Mountain is our twist on an Emmenthaler Swiss. We named it in honor of the large mountain we see in front of our farm every day. It is drier and saltier than some of our other cheeses and at times lacks the traditional Swiss holes or ‘eyes’. For a blind cheese, it has a great buttery Swiss flavor. We love the way it melts for fondue or on top of hot sandwiches.