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.

Recipe: 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Summer CSA – Week of August 3

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
1 lb. bean trio, Hostetler Farm 1 lb. bean trio, Hostetler Farm
1 lb. tomatillos, Sunny Meadow Farm 1 lb. tomatillos, Sunny Meadow Farm
4 ears of corn, Clarion River Organics (OG) or Blue Goose Farm 3 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm
1 lb. tomatoes – French Heritage and Heirloom mix, Weeping Willow Farm 1 lb. sweet pepper medley, Crighton Farm or 1 lb green peppers, Clarion River Organics (OG)
little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG) little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG) or Weeping Willow Farm
1 candy onion, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1.5 lbs. candy onions, Weeping Willow Farm
2 lbs. new potatoes, Nu Way Farm 2 green tomatoes, Nu Way 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 Beans

 

tomatilloscropTomatillos

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm 

Store: Refrigerate in a paper bag. 

Recipe: Tomatillo Scrambled Eggs, 15 Delicious Ways to Use Tomatillos

 

 

sweet peppersSweet Pepper Medley

Grower: Crighton 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 Panzanella, Green Beans with Peppers

 

heirloom_tomatoTomatoes

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 countertop for a few days.

Recipe: Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil SaladTomato, Peach, & Burrata 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 Recipes

 

 

candy_onionsCandy Onions 

Grower: Clarion River Organics or Weeping Willow Farm

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

Recipe: Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn)BBQ Fresh Green Beans with Candy Onions & Bacon, Meatball Subs with Caramelized Onions

 

 

 

newpotatoesNew Potatoes

Grower: Nu Way 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: Green Beans With Potatoes and Garlic

 

green-tomatoescropGreen Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Store green tomatoes out of direct sunlight. Green tomatoes will ripen with time so use them within a few days if you would like to eat them while they’re green.

Recipe: bacon fried green tomato blts with special sauce, fried green tomatoesGreen Tomato Salsa Verde

 

 

sweetcorncropSweet Corn

Grower: Clarion River Organics or 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

 

Summer CSA – Week of July 27

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 2 cucumbers, Weeping Willow Farm
2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm 2 yellow sqush or yellow zucchini, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1/4 lb. basil, Nu Way Farm 1/4 lb. basil, Nu Way Farm
1/4 lb. mizuna, Nu Way Farm 1/4 lb. arugula, Nu Way Farm
4 ears of sweet corn, Matthews Farm 4 ears of sweet corn, Matthews Farm
1 large garlic bulb, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 large garlic bulb, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1.5 lbs. peaches, Kistaco Farm 1.5 nectarines, Dawson’s Orchards
1 lb. green beans, Nu Way Farm 1 lb. green beans, Nu Way Farm
1/2 lb. jalapenos, Clarion River Organics (OG)  

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

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



basilchivescropBasil

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Basil should really avoid the fridge. Give them a fresh cut on the ends and leave them in water on the counter top (out of direct sunlight)

Recipe: Fresh Basil Pesto, Zucchini “Noodles” with Pesto

 

 

peachessquarePeaches

Grower: Kistaco Farm 

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 bag in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic GlazeEasy Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar ToppingGrilled Peaches with Honey and YogurtGrilled Peaches and Pecans

sweet peppersCarmen Pepper

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: Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Peppers and ZucchiniMini Meatloaf Pepper Rings 

 

jalapenocropJalapeno 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: Baked Stuffed JalapenosJalapeno Cornbread

 

Mizuna Greens. Image shot 2000. Exact date unknown.Mizuna

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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

Recipe: Cooking with Mizuna

 

 

ArugulaArugula **As a result of the recent hot weather, this arugula has gotten very spicy. Cooking it will help reduce the spiciness. 

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.

Recipe: Linguini with Arugula, Garlic and ParmesanPasta with Tuna and ArugulaGrilled Peach, Blueberry, Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad

 

 

GarlicBasketGarlic Bulbs

Grower: Blue Goose Farm 

Store: Keep in a cool, dry place. 

Recipe: Basic Garlic AioliGarlic Herb Potato Salad

 

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Refrigerate. 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 it.

Recipe: Sauteed Snap Peas with Zucchini and BasilZucchini PicklesFresh Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SaladCumin Zucchini Salad with Pinto BeansZucchini, Ricotta Gallete Crispy Zucchini Tacos with Cherry Tomato CremaCrispy Zucchini Tacos

seedless_cucumberCucumber

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Cucumber and Blueberry SaladAsian Cucumber SaladCucumber Yogurt SaladWatermelon Hicama and Cucumber Salad

 

yellow zucchiniSummer Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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

Recipe: Summer Squash SaladGarlic Parmesan Squash Chips

 

sweetcorncropSweet Corn

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

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

Recipe: 

 

 


nectarinesNectarines

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.

Recipe: Fried Nectarines with Vanilla MarscaponeGrilled Necttarine Salad

 

green-beanscropGreen Beans

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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: Garlic and Olive Oil SauteString Beans with Garlic and Olive OilBarley, Corn, Green Bean and Arugula Salad

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive Pirate Blue cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar.

Summer CSA – Week of July 20

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1/2 pint blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards 1 green and 1 colored Carmen pepper, Weeping Willow Farm
2 lbs. peaches, Kistaco Farm 2 lbs. peaches, Dawson’s Orchards
2 cucumbers, Weeping Willow Farm 1/2 lb. jalepeno peppers, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb. beets, Hostetler Farm 3 lbs. new red potatoes, Nu Way Farm
1.5 lbs. candy onions, Weeping Willow Farm  1.5 lbs. candy onions, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 garlic bulbs, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 2 garlic bulbs, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) or Blackberry Meadows Farm (OG)
2 summer squash, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 3 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm
3/4 lb. chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 2.5 lbs. savoy cabbage, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb. green tomatoes, Clarion River Organics (OG)**

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

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




blueberriesBlueberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: 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

RecipeBlueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon ButtercreamBlueberry Buckle Cake with Lemon GlazeBlueberry Arugula Salad with Honey DressingBlueberry Moscow Mules

peachessquarePeaches

Grower: Kistaco Farm or 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 bag in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic GlazeEasy Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar ToppingGrilled Peaches with Honey and YogurtGrilled Peaches and Pecans

 

sweet peppersCarmen Pepper

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: Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Peppers and ZucchiniMini Meatloaf Pepper Rings

 

jalapenocropJalapeno 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: Baked Stuffed JalapenosJalapeno Cornbread

 

beets-trimmedBeets

Grower: Hostettler Farm

Tips: Cleaning and Storing Beets 

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

Recipe: Beet HummusBaked Rosemary Beet Chips

 

candy_onionsCandy Onions

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Clarion River Organics

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

Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Whole Wheat PizzaCucumber Onion SaladGrilled Candy Onions

 

 

GarlicBasketGarlic Bulbs

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Blackberry Meadows

Store: The garlic this week is fresh and not cured. This means it must be stored in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Basic Garlic AioliGarlic Herb Potato Salad

 

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store:  Refrigerate. 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 it.

Recipe: Sauteed Snap Peas with Zucchini and BasilZucchini PicklesFresh Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SaladCumin Zucchini Salad with Pinto BeansZucchini, Ricotta Gallete Crispy Zucchini Tacos with Cherry Tomato CremaCrispy Zucchini Tacos

seedless_cucumberCucumber

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Cucumber and Blueberry SaladAsian Cucumber SaladCucumber Yogurt SaladWatermelon Hicama and Cucumber Salad

 

 

yellow zucchiniSummer Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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

Recipe: Summer Squash SaladGarlic Parmesan Squash Chips

 

babychardChard

Grower: Blue Goose 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 thechard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible.

Recipe: Pickled Rainbow Chard StemsShrimp and Swiss Chard SautePoached Eggs and Swiss Chard on Sourdough Toast

 

newpotatoesNew Red Potatoes

Grower: Nu Way 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: Parsley PotatoesNew Potatoes with Cheese and TomatoesCrash Hot PotatoesRoasted New Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Truffle OilPotato Zucchini HashMiddle Eastern Spicy Potato Salad

 

savoycropSavoy Cabbage

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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: Amy’s Favorite Spicy SlawCharred Savoy Cabbage SaladSavoy Cabbage and Caper Salad
green-tomatoescropGreen Tomatoes **Some members will receive tomatillo salsa in place of the green tomatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store green tomatoes out of direct sunlight. Green tomatoes will ripen with time so use them within a few days if you would like to eat them while they’re green. 

Recipe: Grilled Green TomatoesPickled Green TomatoesBacon Fried BLTs with Special SauceCheesy Fried Green Tomatoes

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive Temptation cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Summer CSA – Week of July 13

 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1/2 pint blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards 1/2 pint blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards
2 oz. parsley or basil, Blue Goose Farm 2 oz. basil, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm or Kistaco Farm cherry belle radish, Nu Way Farm
1/2 lb. green butterhead lettuce, Clarion River Organics (OG) 2 lbs. French Heritage tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
3 lbs. new red potatoes, Nu Way Farm or Weeping Willow Farm 3/4 lb. chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 pint snow peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 pint snap peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
apple sauce, Penn’s Corner 1 lb. patty pan squash, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 cucumbers, Clarion River Organics (OG) 2 cucumbers, Clarion River Organics (OG)

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

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blueberriesBlueberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: 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

RecipeBlueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon ButtercreamBlueberry Buckle Cake with Lemon GlazeBlueberry Arugula Salad with Honey DressingBlueberry Moscow Mules

 

fparsleycropParsley

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store parsley in the refrigerator. Keep it covered and wash as you go. 

Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini With Garlic and Parsley

 

 

basilchivescropBasil

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: Blueberry Basil SmoothieBlueberry Basil Lemon Pops

 

french heritage tomatoesFrench Heritage 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: Braised Fennel, Tomato and Bean Zucchini Pasta, 10 Favorite Summer Tomato Salads

 

patty pan squashPatty Pan Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Pattypan squash will keep for a few days stored in the fridge, unwashed and sealed in plastic. The smaller the squash, the sooner it should be used.

Recipe: Baked Patty Pan Squash Parmesan with Garlic and Bread CrumbsSummer Stuffed Patty Pans

Peas-snow1cropSnow Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm 

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Beef with Snow PeasAsian Shrimp Stir Fry with Snow Peas

 

 snappeasSnap Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Garlic Snap PeasLemon Dill Snap Peas

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store:  Refrigerate. 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 it.

Recipe: Sauteed Snap Peas with Zucchini and BasilZucchini PicklesFresh Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SaladCumin Zucchini Salad with Pinto BeansZucchini, Ricotta Gallete 

seedless_cucumberCucumber

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Cucumber and Blueberry Salad

 

 

buttercrunchcropGreen Butterhead Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool. 

Recipe: Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

 

 

cherryBelleRadishCherry Belle Radish

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: Buttered Radishes with Poached EggsRoasted Radishes and Greens SaladHow to Roast Radishes and Why You Should

 

newpotatoesNew Red Potatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Similar to carrots, if you’re storing fennel in the fridge, you’ll want to separate the stalks from the bulb and store the two parts separately in plastic bags. For a non-plastic option, try storing fennel upright in a cup of water on the counter.

Recipe: Parsley PotatoesNew Potatoes with Cheese and TomatoesCrash Hot Potatoes

 

appleproductsApplesauce

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: 

 

 

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive French Herb or Onion Chive Chevre