Week 8- May 31st/June 1st


Happy Memorial Day

A Clarion River horse.

Due to the holiday today this is just a short blog post.  There is grilling to be done for goodness sake!  However short, this post includes some very important information so please take a moment or two to read through it.

This week is the last week of our spring CSA share.  So if you are a Cabin Fever Member and have not extended your share to include the Harvest Share, this week is your final pick up of the year.  We thank you sincerely for supporting Penn’s Corner this spring, wish you have an amazing summer and hope to see you back next spring!

If your share includes the summer then you will continue to pick up your boxes next week without interruption.  Later this week we will send out another “detail” email reminding you of your share type, pick up location and more.  If you aren’t certain what type of share you are signed up for please visit our website to check your status.

One note about crops. Several local CSAs are postponing the start of their season by 2 to 4 weeks this year due to the inhospitable weather and delay of crop plantings.  I spent a great deal of last week calling our farmers directly to see where each of them stands for the season.  The view from Penn’s Corner farms varies from grim to exceptionally hopeful.  Some farms are significantly behind and know that they aren’t going to be able to catch up.  Yet- there are others that have gotten things planted ahead of schedule this year and are rather looking forward to the summer.

Penn’s Corner is not going to postpone our summer share this year, although it is worth pointing out that the possibility has been discussed (which I am fairly certain is a first for the co-op).  It may be that the first few weeks of June are lighter than we might hope but once July rolls around we will be up to our eyeballs in corn, tomatoes, peppers, peaches, peas, cucumbers and zucchini!  We thank you all for support of local agriculture and southwestern PA farm families. 

Tomato plants and James Schmucker's Farm- a CRO member.

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             THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Tuesday

~ 1# portabella mushrooms, Wild Purveyors

~ green kale, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ cut lettuce, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ 1.5# French fingerling potatoes, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ rolled oats, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ herb plant (most likely basil!), Pucker Brush Farm, CNG

~ 8 oz. honey, Bedillion’s Farm Market

~ 1/4# spinach, Nu Way Farm, CF

Wednesday

~ 1# portabella mushrooms, Wild Purveyors

~ green kale, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ cut lettuce, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ 1.5# French fingerling potatoes, Clarion River Organics, OG

~ cut French tarragon, Goose Creek Gardens

~ radish bunch, Nu Way Farm, CF

~ 8 oz. honey, Bedillion’s Farm Market

~ 1/4# spinach, Nu Way Farm, CF

~herb plant (most likely basil!), Pucker Brush Farm, CNG

 OG- Certified Organic                                      CNG- Certified Natural Grown                                 CF- Chemical Free ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 

PASA Passport

The PASA Passport invites everyone to “Take a local foods journey” in June.

Purchase a PASA Passport for just $20 and redeem your Passport for exclusive offers at exceptional Buy Fresh Buy Local Partner restaurants featuring locally-grown foods. All proceeds from the sale of the PASA Passport supports PASA’s work to develop the local food system from Farm to Fork.

Redeem your PASA Passport during the month of June for:

  • Six Months of access to the Good Food Neighborhood On-line Community
  • $10 off PASA Consumer Membership

*** PASA is giving Penn’s Corner customers a special opportunity.  Every $50 Farm Stand order placed can purchase a passport for $10 (that’s 50% off).  $75 orders will get a passport free!  This offer is good through the end of June but the restaurant deals only apply through June so get yours soon!  Just tell Lydia that you want to order a Passport when you place your order!***


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