2015 Spring CSA Share Week #7

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Value Added at Penn’s Corner

In 2012 Penn’s Corner began creating our own line of canned goods.  Each year there are always at least a few crops that our farmers do such a great job growing that they end up having way more than we can ever sell or use in our CSA.  In a lot of those cases, valuable produce goes unharvested. The idea behind beginning this endeavor was to find ways to use those items that are grown in excess of what we can sell in any given summer.  An added benefit is that we get to provide people with wholesome, Pennsylvania grown foods that they otherwise don’t have access to during the long winter and spring months.

We work with small, family-owned food processing companies that are in relative proximity to us in order to control the cost of each item.  We also very carefully choose the products and recipes to ensure that as many of the contents as possible come from Penn’s Corner farms.  There have been a few exceptions so far which include tomato paste and garlic.  While we have farms that grow both tomatoes and garlic we don’t have easy access to any food processors that are equipped to peel and chop garlic in the quantities required or process and cook tomatoes down into paste.  As we’ve heard it told, no one can compete with California on tomato paste!

In 2012 we canned Chopped Tomatoes and a Tomatillo Salsa and both were well received by our customers.  In 2013 we added Dilly Beans, a tomato based Farmers Market salsa and a Hot Pepper Jelly.  In 2013 between beans, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, tomatillos and onions we canned a little more than 8 tons of produce. In 2014 we added applesauce and apple butter and processed closer to 20 tons of produce!  

In 2014 Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance applied for and was awarded a USDA Value Added Producer Grant. These funds are allowing us to redesign our product labels and expand the product line a bit in 2015. We look forward to sharing our new look with you!

 

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

A Route

Z Route

collard greens or green kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)

red russian kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)

apple cider, Kistaco Farm

1 dozen eggs, Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

1# oats, Weatherbury Farm (OG)

1# oats, Weatherbury Farm (OG)

green onions, Nu Way Farm

green onions, Nu Way Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

apple butter, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

farmers market salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

parsley seedling, Pucker Brush Farm

Please take 1 seedling per share from your pickup location. They are included in your share but have not been packed in your CSA box.

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

**A Route gluten free members will receive broccoli raab greens in place of the oats. A Route vegan members can take a regular brown box this week.

**Z Route gluten free members will receive broccoli greens in place of the oats. Z Route vegan members will receive chopped tomatoes in place of the eggs.


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


 


CollardscropCollard Greens

Clarion River Organics

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

Recipes:  Kickin Collard Greens, Garlicky Collard Greens, Collard Green Wraps with Tofu and Thai Peanut Sauce, Lemony Collard Greens Pasta

 

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Green (Winterbore) Kale

Clarion River Organics

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

Recipe: Kale and Walnut Pesto 

 

 

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Red Russian Kale

Clarion River Organics

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

Recipe: Crispy Kale Chips, Fried Egg Kale Toast 

 

 

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Apple Cider

Kistaco Farm

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 

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Eggs

Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipe:  Garlicky Kale with Fried Eggs and Salsa, Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Mozzarella, Quick and Easy Egg Salad Sandwich

 

 

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Oats

Weatherbury Farm

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipe:  Apple Butter Baked Oatmeal, Mark Bittman’s Savory Oatmeal with Scallions and Soy Sauce

 

 

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Green Onions

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Keep green onions in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Uses:  Easy Green Onion Dip, 5 Ways to Use Up Your Scallions

 

 

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Hydroponic Lettuce

Harmomy Grove Farm

Store:  Keep lettuce in the refrigerator. Place in a sealed plastic bag to prevent wilting.

 

 

 

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Apple Butter

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening 

 

 

 

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Farmers Market Salsa

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

 

 

 

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Parsley Seedling

Pucker Brush Farm

Tips for transplanting your parsley:  Parsley can be planted in a pot or a garden. It needs at least five hours of sun per day. Water in-ground parsley deeply once every week. Water container parsley whenever the top of the soil feels dry to the touch. Cut leaves from the outer portions of the plant whenever you need them. Leave the inner portions of the plant to mature.

 

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Broccoli Raab Greens

Grow Pittsburgh

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

Recipe:  White Beans with Broccoli Rabe and Lemon

 

 

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Grow Pittsburgh

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

Recipe:  Sauteed Broccoli Greens 

 

 

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Chopped Tomatoes

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening.

 

2015 Spring CSA Share Week #6

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River View nannies (mama goats) waiting to be milked

River View Dairy is a local treasure. Sam and Susie Byler, along with their family, produce some of the most delicious goat cheese around. They’ve earned a fantastic reputation among many of the finest restaurants and grocers in Pittsburgh. They are most well-known for their fresh chèvre, but they’ve developed some incredible aged goat and sheep milk cheeses as well.

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This baby goat got out of his pen and is trying to cause trouble :)

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River View goats spend much of their time grazing on organic pasture.

 

For this week’s CSA share River View Dairy has made you batch of halloumi, a semi-hard brined cheese with a very high melting point. The high melting point makes it a great candidate for grilling or frying because it will get crispy on the outside and soft on the inside but it won’t melt into a puddle. Halloumi is traditionally made with both sheep and goat’s milk however this batch is made with 100% goat’s milk which gives it a mild flavor.

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Grilled halloumi

Try simply slicing and browning your halloumi in a little butter or olive oil, or grill it up at your Memorial Day barbecue. We hope you enjoy it and would love to hear how you decide to prepare it! For recipe ideas see below.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

 

A Route

Z Route

halloumi, River View Dairy

halloumi, River View Dairy

1 dozen eggs, Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

apple cider, Kistaco Farm

kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)

broccoli raab or kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)

green onions, Nu Way Farm

cherry belle radishes or green onions, Beccari’s Farm or Nu Way Farm 

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

rhubarb, Nu Way Farm

rhubarb, Sunny Meadow Farm

strawberry jam or hot pepper jelly, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

**A Route vegan members will receive lettuce and green garlic in place of the cheese and eggs.

**Z Route vegan members will receive lettuce in place of the cheese.

**There are no gluten containing items in this week’s share so gluten free members may take a regular brown box.

The issue of Table Magazine found in your share is complementary.


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


 

halloumiHalloumi

River View Farm

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipes:  Fried Halloumi Cheese, Grilled Halloumi and Quinoa Salad, Fried Halloumi with Mint Gremolata

 

 

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Eggs

Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 

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Apple Cider

Kistaco Farm

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 

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Kale

Clarion River Organics

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

Recipe:  potato scallion and kale cakes, Kale and Walnut pesto, Sauteed Kale 

 

 

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Broccoli Raab aka Broccoli Rabe or Rapini

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Keep broccoli raab in a plastic bag in the fridge. If you notice that it is particularly wet, place some paper towels in the bag to absorb the moisture.

Recipe:  Broccoli Rabe with Caramelized Onions, Broccoli Rabe and Orzo Salad

 

 

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Green Onions

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Keep green onions in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Uses:  5 Ways to Use Up Your Scallions

 

 

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Cherry Belle Radishes

Beccari’s Farm

Store:  To keep your radishes fresh for as long as possible, separate your radishes from their greens and store them in separate plastic bags in your refrigerator.

Recipe:  Vietnamese Banh Mi Salad, Roasted Radishes

 

 

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Hydroponic Lettuce

Harmomy Grove Farm

Store:  Keep lettuce in the refrigerator. Place in a sealed plastic bag to prevent wilting.

 

 

 

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Rhubarb

Nu Way Farm or Sunny Meadow Farm

Store:  Place rhubarb in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. It will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks (or maybe longer).

 

 

 

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Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening 

 

 

 

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Hot Pepper Jelly

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

Uses:  Seven Super Ways to Spice Up Your Life With Pepper Jelly 

 

 

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Green Garlic

Grow Pittsburgh

Store:  Keep green garlic in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Uses:  Green Garlic Recipes:  What it is and how to use it

2015 Spring CSA Share Week #5

Here are a few pictures from Crighton Farm in Prospect, PA where the bok choy found in this week’s shares was grown. Some of the microgreens, pea shoots and lettuce you received in earlier boxes were also grown by the Crightons. The Crightons have been farming for over 20 years and grow quite a variety of produce and flowers for our CSA, as well as for some of the finest restaurants in Pittsburgh.

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Trays of microgreens and tiny onions

 

 

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This is what this week’s bok choy looked like just a few short weeks ago

 

 

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The Crightons grow flowers for our CSA flower share and our online Farm Stand

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

 

A Route

Z Route

1# black beans, Weatherbury Farm (OG)

1# black beans, Weatherbury Farm (OG)

1# rhubarb, Mast Family Farm

1# rhubarb, Nu Way Farm

1/4# ramps, Nu Way Farm

1/4# ramps, Nu Way Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

1/2# bok choy, Crighton Farm

2# potatoes, Blue Goose Farm

chives or pea shoots, Pucker Brush Farm or Grow Pittsburgh

chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

dilly beans, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

dilly beans, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


**Gluten free members on both routes will receive pea shoots in place of the black beans


 Click HERE to check your delivery route



Black-BeanscropBlack Beans

Weatherbury Farm

Store:  In pantry

Recipes:  How to Cook Beans, Spicy Black Beans and Tomatoes, Crisp Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Slaw, Black Beans and Rice

 

 

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Rhubarb

Mast Family Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store:  Place rhubarb in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. It will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks (or maybe longer).

Recipes:  Stewed Rhubarb (delicious with yogurt or ice cream), Ten Amazing Rhubarb Recipes Without Strawberries, Roast Pork with Sweet Onion-Rhubarb Sauce,  Rhubarb Lime Spritzer

 

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Ramps – If you’re feeling ramped out, try  freezing or pickling ramps to preserve them for later. Ramp season is almost over and we won’t see them again until next spring. Preserving Spring Ramps, Pickled Ramps

Nu Way Farm 

Store:  Keep ramps in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If you notice they are wet, place a paper towel in the bag to absorb some of the moisture.

Recipes:  Grilled Ramps, Asparagus and Ramp Soup with Yogurt

 

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Hydroponic Lettuce

Harmomy Grove Farm

Store:  Keep lettuce in the refrigerator. Place in a sealed plastic bag to prevent wilting.

 

 

 

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Bok Choy

Crighton Farm

Store:  Keep bok choy in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe:  Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Ginger and Garlic, Soba Noodles with Wilted Bok Choy

 

 

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Potatoes

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep potatoes in a cool, dark place with plenty of air circulation. 

Recipes:  Spanish Roasted Potatoes with Tomato SauceRamps and Potato Soup 

 

 


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Pucker Brush Farm

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

Uses:  The Best Way to Use Chives

 

 

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Pea Shoots

Grow Pittsburgh

Store:  Keep unwashed pea shoots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

Recipe:   CSA Frittata with Pea Shoots and Bacon

 

 

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Chopped Tomatoes

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

 

 

 

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Dilly Beans

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

Uses:  Use dilly beans any way you use pickles. They are delicious for snacks, tasty chopped and tossed into a potato salad or egg salad and they make a great garnish for Bloody Marys.

2015 Spring CSA Share Week #4

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Some of the Jersey cows at Hidden Hills Dairy

 

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One of the calves born earlier this year at Hidden Hills

 

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Lori Sollenberger of Hidden Hills Dairy

This week we’d like to tell you a little bit about Lori of Hidden Hills Dairy, the crafter of the Boltonfeta cheese in your CSA share!

Lori grew up on the farm located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania and when she started college she intended to pursue research, leaning towards genetics with dairy cows. After spending time in the lab, Lori decided that she would rather be outside, working with cows in a farm setting and instead returned to the family farm after graduation.

With the fresh milk from eight Jersey cows, Lori and her husband Rex expertly craft delicious artisan cheeses in their on farm facility. They take pride in raising beautiful, stress free Jersey cows by providing them wide open spaces for grazing and doing essential cow things, as well as feeding them superb, home grown grass and alfalfa hay.

It can depend on the day, but Lori’s favorite of her cheeses is the Allegheny which is patterned after the French Comte. She especially enjoys it with dried figs.

Lori is appreciative of the Penn’s Corner CSA members for their commitment to supporting small, family-owned local farms. In addition to this week’s Boltonfeta, the Buttercup cheese from Week 1 of our Spring share was made by Lori.

If you’d like to purchase more of Lori’s delicious feta cheese, visit the Penn’s Corner online farm stand.

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

A Route

Z Route

Boltonfeta cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

Boltonfeta cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

ramps, Nu Way Farm

ramps, Nu Way Farm

potatoes, Blue Goose Farm

onions, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

applesauce, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

apple butter, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

cherry belle radishes, Beccari’s Farm

cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm

vates kale, Nu Way Farm

pea shoots, Clarion River Organics (OG)

maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm

maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm


**Vegan members on both routes will receive lettuce in place of the cheese


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


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Hidden Hills Dairy

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipes: Pita Crisps with Feta Radish SpreadRoasted Greek Potatoes with Feta and Lemon

 

 

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Ramps 

Nu Way Farm 

Store:  Keep ramps in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If you notice that they are wet, place a paper towel in the bag to absorb some of the moisture.

Recipes: Ramp ButterRamp Pesto

 

 

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Potatoes

Blue Goose Farm

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

 

 

 

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Onions

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep onions in a cool, dark place with plenty of air circulation.

 

 

 


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Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

 

cherryBelleRadishCherry Belle Radishes

Beccari’s Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store:  To keep your radishes fresh for as long as possible, separate your radishes from their greens and store them in separate plastic bags in your refrigerator. Don’t throw away your greens, they’re delicious too!

Recipes: Roasted Radishes with RosemaryRadish, Boursin and Chive Tartines

 

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Vates Kale

Nu Way Farm

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

Recipes:  Kale and Feta SaladKale and Potato Gratin

 

 

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Pea Shoots

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Keep unwashed pea shoots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

Recipe: Pea Shoot Salad with Radishes and Pickled Onions 

 

 

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Maple Syrup

Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

 

2015 Spring CSA Share Week #3

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

A Route

Z Route

ramps, Nu Way Farm

ramps, Nu Way Farm

chèvre, River View Farm

chèvre, River View Farm

apple cider, Kistaco Farm

applesauce, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

cornmeal, Clarion River Organics (OG)

1 dozen eggs, Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm

white potatoes, Blue Goose Farm

tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

**Vegan and gluten free A Route members will receive pac choi, pea shoots and/or chives in place of the chèvre and cornmeal.

**Vegan Z Route members will receive pac choi, peas shoots and chives in place of the eggs and chèvre.


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


 

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Ramps – Ramps are wild leeks but they taste like garlicky onions. They’re delicious with pasta, eggs or made into pesto.

Nu Way Farm 

Store:  Keep ramps in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If you notice that they are wet, place a paper towel in the bag to absorb some of the moisture.

Recipe: Ramp and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese, Ramp Omelet, Pasta with Ramps, 22 Recipes Using Ramps

 

 

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Chèvre

River View Farm

Store:  Keep chèvre in refrigerator or freezer, it freezes very well.

Recipe: Mixed Greens with Pecans, Goat Cheese and Dried CranberriesCreamy Goat Cheese Polenta

 

 

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Apple Cider

Kistaco Farm

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 


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Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

 

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Cornmeal

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Cornmeal should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place. For prolonged freshness store in the freezer.

Recipe:  Southern Cornbread (with or without ramps)

 

 

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Eggs

Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 

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Hydroponic Lettuce

Harmony Grove Farm

Store:  Keep lettuce in the refrigerator. Place in a sealed plastic bag to prevent wilting.

 

 

 

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Nu Way Farm

Store:  To keep your radishes fresh for as long as possible, separate your radishes from their greens and store them in separate plastic bags in your refrigerator. Don’t throw away your greens, they’re delicious too!

Recipe: Radishes with Butter and Sea Salt, Ramp Tartines with Ricotta and Radish & Ramp Pesto, Sauteed Radishes with Peas and Mint

 

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White Potatoes

Blue Goose Farm

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

 

 

 

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Tomatillo Salsa

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

Recipe:  Salsa Verde Chicken Bake

 

 

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Pac Choi

Crighton Farm

Store: Keep pac choi in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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Pea Shoots

Pucker Brush Farm

Store:   Keep unwashed pea shoots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

 

 

 

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Chives

Pucker Brush Farm

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

 

2015 Spring CSA Share Week #2

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

A Route

Z Route

2# idared apples, Kistaco Farm

1/2 gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm

8 oz. honey, Bedillion Honey Farm

8 oz. honey, Bedillion Honey Farm

arugula or spinach, Nu Way Farm

spinach, Nu Way Farm

1 dozen eggs, Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

1# onions, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

1# onions, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

1# mixed color carrots, Tucaraora Organic Growers (OG)

1# mixed color carrots, Tucaraora Organic Growers (OG)

pea shoots, Pucker Brush Farm

microgreens, Crighton Farm


**Vegan members will receive pac choi in place of the honey and eggs.


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


 

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Idared Apples

Kistaco Farm 

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipe:  Apple Cinnamon Muffins

 

 

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Apple Cider

Kistaco Farm

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 

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Honey

Bedillion Honey Farm

Store:  Keep honey in your pantry, it does not require refrigeration.

 

 

 

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Nu Way Farm

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

Recipe:  Augula and Apple Salad, Egg, Arugula and Herb Tartine

 

 

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Spinach

Nu Way Farm

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

Recipe:  Easy Sauteed Spinach

 

 

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Eggs

Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store:  In refrigerator

 

 

 

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Hydroponic Lettuce

Harmony Grove Farm

Store:  Keep lettuce in the refrigerator. Place in a sealed plastic bag to prevent wilting.

 

 

 

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Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep onions in a cool, dark place with plenty of air circulation.

 

 

 

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Mixed Color Carrots

Tuscarora Organic Growers

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

 

 

 

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Pea Shoots

Pucker Brush Farm

Store:  Keep unwashed pea shoots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

Recipe:  Balsamic Salad with Arugula, Pea Shoots and Parmesan

 

 

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Microgreens

Crighton Farm

Store:  Keep unwashed microgreens in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

Uses:  Magical Microgreens and How to Use Them

 

 

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Pac Choi

Crighton Farm

Store: Keep pac choi in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

2015 Spring CSA Share Week #1

Welcome to Penn’s Corner’s 2015 Spring CSA Share!  We are excited for the start of this new CSA season and we’re looking forward to lots of fresh, delicious, locally grown food.  Please consult this blog regularly for important information about your shares, links to recipes, and announcements.

 

This year we have two delivery routes: A and Z.  We will use these routes to indicate to our members what items will be in their CSA shares during any particular week.  You will see this application in “This Week’s Harvest” below.  We will do our very best to be sure that each route gets its fair share of everything.  You have been assigned a route based on your pickup location.  CLICK HERE to see if your pickup location is part of the A Route or Z Route.

If you ordered a tote bag when you signed up for your share, it will be at your pickup location on the day of your first delivery.  Please look for one with your name on the tag.  Please take a tote bag ONLY if you have purchased one.  We suggest washing these bags in cold and not drying them as they are cotton and may shrink a bit.

In addition to produce shares we also deliver flower shares to our pickup locations.  Please take a flower share ONLY if you have purchased one.  Flowers will be labeled with members’ names.  Please take only the flowers labeled with your name. Do not take the entire box.  Your share type will be indicated on the sign-in sheet located at your pickup site.  Please refer to the sign-in sheet if you are unsure of what type of share you purchased.

Vegan and gluten free shares will be found in white CSA boxes and marked as vegan or gluten free.  Please take a VEGAN or GLUTEN FREE share only if you have signed up for one.  The pickup sheet will indicate what type of share you are signed up for.  Let us know if any changes need to be made.

***There are no gluten free substitutions in this week’s share so gluten free members can take a regular, brown CSA box. 

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

A Route

Z Route

kale, Schmucker Family Farm, OG

kale, Schmucker Family Farm, OG

microgreens, Crighton Farm

salanova lettuce, Crighton Farm

braeburn apples, Dawson’s Orchards

braeburn apples, Dawson’s Orchards**

Buttercup cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

Buttercup cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

white mushrooms, Tuscarora Organic Growers (OG)

white mushrooms, Tuscarora Organic Growers (OG)

russet potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm

russet potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm

**Some members will receive apple butter in place of the apples 

**Vegan members will receive pac choi or spinach in place of the cheese**

Some member’s shares will include a complimentary copy of Edible Allegheny.


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


 

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Kale – You’ll notice that some of the kale in this week’s share contains edible seed heads. For more info about this delicious part of the plant click HERE.

Store:  Place dry, unwashed kale in an airtight plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.  If you notice that the kale is wet, pat dry before storage or place a paper towel around the kale inside the bag.

Recipe: Kale Salad with Sauteed Apples, Twice-Baked Potatoes with Kale

 

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Microgreens

Crighton Farm

Store:  Place unwashed microgreens in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

Uses:  Toss your microgreens into salads or use them to top sandwiches or pizza.

 

 

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Salanova Lettuce Blend

Crighton Farm

Store:  Place dry, unwashed lettuce in an airtight plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.  If you notice that the lettuce is wet, spin dry in a salad spinner before storage or place a paper towel around the lettuce inside the bag.

Recipe: 50 Salad Dressing recipes 

 

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Dawson’s Orchards

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipe: Simple Gluten-Free Apple Crisp 

 

 

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Buttercup Cheese 

Hidden Hills Dairy

Store:  In refrigerator

Uses:  Buttercup is a semi-soft creamy, buttery tasting cheese. It’s delicious as a snack and it melts beautifully. Try some on a burger or baked potato.

 

 

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White Mushrooms

Tuscarora Organic Growers

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipe:  Kale, Mushroom and Cheddar Bake

 

 

russet-potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Weeping Willow Farm

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

Recipe:  Roasted Russet Wedges with Balsamic and Rosemary

 

 

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Hydroponic Lettuce

Harmony Grove Farm

Store:  Keep lettuce in the refrigerator. Place in a sealed plastic bag to prevent wilting.

 

 

 

pac-choi

Pac Choi

Crighton Farm

Store: Keep pac choi in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe:  Stir-fried Pak Choi 

 

 

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Spinach

Schmucker Farmily Farm

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