2013 Harvest Share CSA Share Week #3, June 19th


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Welcome to week #3 of the Harvest Share!

This will be the first week for flower shares! If you have a flower share please do not forget to pick it up at your designated location.  Look for the bouquet with your name on it.

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Seeds of Freedom

This Wednesday June 18th, The East End Food Co-op will host a FREE workshop and viewing of the documentary film Seeds of Freedom.

“Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this documentary highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted the agro-biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world. Following the film, Kate Safin present information on GMOs and discuss the importance of educating consumers about genetically modified food”

To reserve a spot contact the East End Food Co-op: 412-242-3598

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Check out this great article about founding PCFA member farm: Matthews Family Farm!

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Asparagus Route Pick Up Locations

Monroeville, Churchill, Green Tree, Dormont, Mt. Lebanon- Briarwood, Whitehall, Mt. Lebanon- Woodhaven, Mt. Lebanon- Eden’s Market, Bridgeville, Greenfield, Sq Hill- Forward Ave, Sq Hill- Bartlett, Point Breeze, Chatham University, Sq Hill- Fair Oaks, Shadyside, Friendship, Scott

Zucchini Pick Up Locations

Highland Park- Jackson, Highland Park- Union Project, Morningside, Fox Chapel, Lawrenceville, Marty’s Market, North Side- Children’s Museum, North Side, B Gourmet, Avalon, Cranberry-Westinghouse, Bellevue, Ross Twsp, North Park- RAW Training, Bradford Woods, Restaurant ECHO, Google, Oakland- Apple, Oakland- The Porch, Schenley Farms, Downtown- Gulf Tower, Highmark, PNC One, South Side, Steelers Training Center, Eat n Park Hospitality, Animal Nature, Edgewood, Regent Square, East End Brewing, Oakdale, Indiana, Franklin Park

Bi-Weekly Member Info

Odd week pick-up dates: June 5 & 19, July 3, 17 & 31, August 14 & 28, September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6.

Even week pick-up dates:  June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2, 16 & 30, November 13

*dates in bold include Flower share deliveries

This is an ODD week.

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THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

OG- certified organic          CNG- certified naturally grown

Asparagus Share

garlic scapes, Pucker Brush Farm, CNG/Blue Goose, CNG Farm/Crighton’s Farm

1/2# Swiss chard, Nu Way Farm

3# russet potatoes, Clarion River Organics, OG

1/3# lettuce, Nu Way Farm

fennel, Clarion River Organics, OG

kale, Blue Goose Farm, CNG

8oz. honey, Bedillion Honey Farm

Buttercup cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

Zucchini Share

garlic scapes, Clubhouse Gardens

1/2# beet greens, Nu Way Farm

3# russet potatoes, Clarion River Organics, OG

1/3# lettuce, Nu Way Farm

rosemary, Pucker Brush Farm, CNG

1/2# rainbow chard or kale or lettuce, Crighton’s Farm

8oz. honey, Bedillion Honey Farm

Temptation cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

**Vegans will be getting rhubarb, green onions and kohlrabi instead of cheese and honey in their boxes**

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Greens!beet-greens

**You can make this recipe with most cooking greens including: beet greens, kale, swiss or rainbow chard**

  • 1 pound greens
  • 1 strip of thick cut bacon, chopped (or a tablespoon of bacon fat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced (or garlic scapes)
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/6 cup of cider vinegar

1 Wash the greens in a sink filled with cold water. Drain greens and wash a second time. Drain greens and cut away any heavy stems. Cut leaves into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

2 In a large skillet or 3-qt saucepan, cook bacon until lightly browned on medium heat (or heat 1 Tbsp of bacon fat). Add onions, cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occassionally, until onions soften and start to brown. Stir in garlic. Add water to the hot pan, stirring to loosen any particles from bottom of pan. Stir in sugar and red pepper. Bring mixture to a boil.

3 Add the greens, gently toss in the onion mixture so the greens are well coated. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5-15 minutes until the greens are tender. Stir in vinegar. (For kale or collard greens, continue cooking additional 20 to 25 minutes or until desired tenderness.)

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Homemade Potato Chipshomemade-potato-chips

  • oil, for frying
  • 2 potatoes, thinly sliced

In a large heavy saucepan, fill oil no more than halfway and heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

Add the potato slices in batches. Fry until light golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels, season with salt, and serve.

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What are garlic scapes anyway?

Garlic scapes, or flower stalks, emerge from hard-necked varieties of garlic–normally in June in Connecticut. The stalks wind up as they grow and form eccentric curlicues. Snipping off the scapes before the flowerheads mature allows the plant to direct more energy into the developing garlic bulb, and so we snip them off for a garlic scape harvest in mid-June.

When the garlic scapes are still in full curl, they are tender and succulent. They have a garlicky taste that is milder than the eventual garlic cloves, with the tender snap of just-picked asparagus. In fact, we often say that you can prepare garlic scapes pretty much any way you’d use asparagus–and more.

The garlic scape is an allium delicacy that is highly prized and traditionally used in Southern and Eastern European cuisines, along with Middle Eastern, Korean, and other Asian cuisines, which all value its subtly vegetal garlic flavor and tender-crisp texture.

Garlic scapes have many uses, from soup to salads to garnishes: grill, stir fry, use them raw on salads, blend them into hummus or habit-forming scape pesto (with or without other herbs), add them to tempura, soups, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, pasta dishes, and more. They work well as a main dish or on the side.

Check out this article for ideas for using your garlic scapes.  In general they can be used in place of garlic cloves in any recipe!

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Check out the Penn’s Corner  page for great recipe ideas!

Click here for some more recipe ideas from our pinterest page!  If you have favorite recipes online, please let us know so we can add them to our Pinterest page.   Contact csa@pennscorner.com with the links!

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