2013 Harvest Share CSA Share Week #5, July 3rd


Welcome to week #5 of the Harvest Share!

**please return your old CSA boxes each week to your pick-up location**

A note on share routes: We divide deliveries into two routes for box planning and distribution purposes. See below for a list of locations by route. Once you find the route that visits your pick-up location, scroll down to see what will be in your box!


A new cheese to share…P1040007-1

Our friend Sam Blyer of River View Dairy has created a new cheese and would like your input! In your boxes this week you will find two samples of Amish cottage cheese; a plain and an herbed version. This is a goat’s milk cheese with a texture similar to ricotta but slightly dryer.  It’s also similar to a Mexican Queso Fresco.  Try it crumbled over eggs, on a salad or perhaps on a pizza.

Sam along with his wife Susie and their seven children, hand milk over 100 goats at his farm in Venango County.  Their specialties are chevre and feta cheese, but they are also making sheep milk cheeses recently. River View Dairy joined Penn’s Corner as a member farm in 2008.  Sam is a member of the Penn’s Corner Board of Directors.

Once you try it, email us at csa@pennscorner.com with your feedback.  Enjoy!


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:  July 3, 17 & 31, August 14 & 28, September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6.

Even week pick-up dates:  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.



OG- certified organic          CNG- certified naturally grown

**Vegans will be getting mint in their boxes instead of cheese**

Asparagus Share

1/2# cherries, Kistaco Farm

1/2# green onions, Blue Goose Farm, CNG

quart shell peas, Hostelter Farm

cabbage head, Nu Way Farm

pint snap peas, Kistaco Farm

1 cucumber & 1 zucchini, Beccari’s Farm

strawberries, Sunny Meadow Farm OR Weeping Willow Farm

green & red oak leaf lettuce, Clarion River Organics, OG

Amish cottage cheese, Riverview Dairy

Zucchini Share

1/2# cherries, Kistaco Farm

1/2# green onions, Blue Goose Farm, CNG

pint sugar snap peas, Blue Goose Farm, CNG

fennel, Clarion River Organics, OG

2 zucchini, Kistaco Farm

1# tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm

1.5# romanesco, Clarion River Organics, OG

1/2 # bib lettuce, Nu Way Farm

Amish cottage cheese, Riverview Dairy

A note about strawberries…

This has been a cruddy year for strawberries.  They were super late to come on due to the cold weather and now all the rain that we’re having, rain that tomatoes and peppers and corn love I might add, is rotting the strawberries.  So the berries that you find in your share this week might be less than perfect.  We recommend cooking them if they don’t look too hot.  We hope that what we’ve lacked in strawberries this year we will make up for in tomatoes, corn, peppers, peaches and apples!

Here are some sweet summer recipes to try with your CSA goodies!


Cherry and Nutella Paninichocolate-cherry-panini-4

  • 6 pieces fresh cherries, depitted, sliced
  • 2 pieces bread
  • 1 1/2tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  1. Spread nutella on bread slices. You can use any spreadable chocolate or chocolate/nut combo you’d like.
  2. Wash, de-pit and slice the cherries in half. Lay over top of the nutella. Place top half of sandwich bread over that. Rub outer side of bread with your extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Place your panini on your grill, panini press, or in a skillet on the stove. Cook for about 2 minutes or until nutella starts to melt and grill marks appear on bread.
  4. Serve warm!


Zucchini Bread906045031_d3ad0dc1f5

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup + 6T sugar
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour an 8×4 inch loaf pan

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Mix in oil and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla.

Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nuts

Stir this into the egg mixture. Divide the batter into prepared pan.

Bake loaf for 60 minutes, plus or minus ten, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Muffins will bake far more quickly, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.


Strawberry Shortcakestrawberry-shortcake

 From “Chez Panisse Fruit” By: Alice Waters

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 big pinch of salt
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 11 tablespoons cream

-Preheat oven to 400* F

-In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until most of the pieces of butter are pea size or smaller.

-Stir in 10 tablespoons cream until the mixture just comes together.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll ½ “ thick.

-Cut into six 2-inch round or square biscuits, rerolling the dough scraps, if necessary.

-To bake, place the biscuits on a baking sheet and brush the tops with the remaining cream.

-Bake for 17 minutes, until golden.

-macerate a pint of strawberries in a handful of sugar. Then top the warm biscuits with the berries and whipped cream.


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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