2014 Harvest CSA Share Week #1


Welcome to Penn’s Corner’s Summer Harvest CSA Share!  We are excited to begin a new CSA season with you and we’re looking forward to lots of great locally grown food.  Please consult this blog regularly for important information about your shares, recipes and announcements.

 

You will note that this year we have two delivery routes: A and Z.  We will use these names to indicate to our members what items will be in their CSA share on any particular week.  You will see this application in our Harvest List 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 egg and flower shares to our pickup locations.  Please take an egg share or flower share ONLY if you have purchased one.  Eggs and flowers will be labeled with members’ names.  Please take only the eggs or flowers labeled with your name. Do not take the entire bag or 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 pick up 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 vegan or gluten free substitutions in this week’s share so all members can take a regular, brown CSA box.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

 

A Route Z Route
romaine lettuce, Clarion River Organics, OG bibb lettuce, Nu Way Farm
1/2# green onions, Nu Way Farm 1/2# green onions, Nu Way Farm
cut lettuce blend, Crighton’s Farm romaine lettuce or head lettuce, Clarion River Organics, OG or Blue Goose Farm, CNG
collard greens, Clarion River Organics, OG collard greens, Clarion River Organics,  OG
3/4# watermelon radishes, Clarion River Organics, OG 3/4# watermelon radishes, Clarion River Organics, OG
3/4 black beans, Weatherbury Farm, OG 3/4 black beans, Weatherbury Farm, OG
tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

There are no vegan or gluten free substitutions this week.OG- certified organic          CNG- certified naturally grown


Click HERE to find your pickup route


 


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Romaine Lettuce 

Clarion River Organics

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, pat dry before storage or place a paper towel around the lettuce inside the bag.

Recipe:  Classic Caesar Salad

 

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Bibb Lettuce

Nu Way 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, pat dry before storage or place a paper towel around the lettuce inside the bag.

Recipe:  Bibb Lettuce with Shaken Vinaigrette

 

 

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Green Onions

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Wrap your green onions in a slightly damp paper towel. Place them inside a plastic bag or storage container.

Uses:  Can be chopped and tossed eaten raw or lightly sauteed.  Both green and white parts are edible.

salanovaCut Lettuce Blend

Crighton’s 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.

 

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Red Tropicana Lettuce 

Blue Goose Farms

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, pat dry before storage or place a paper towel around the lettuce inside the bag.

 

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Collard Greens, Clarion River Organics

Store:  Place unwashed collard greens in a plastic bag, in the refrigerator.  Collard greens and many other leafy greens may wilt easily.  Often, they are just dried out which can occur even if the greens remain in constant refrigeration.  To refresh collard greens, submerge the wilted greens in cold water and keep in the refrigerator overnight. 

Recipe:  Vegetarian Southern Collard Greens

 

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Watermelon Radishes

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Place radishes in an airtight bag in the refrigerator.

Uses:  These mild radishes are great on salads but may also be roasted, sauteed or pickled.

 

 

 

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Black Beans

Weatherbury Farm

Recipe:  Refried Black Beans 

 

 

 

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Tomatillo Salsa

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “2014 Harvest CSA Share Week #1

  1. Thank you for including storage suggestions!! They will help immensely!! Can’t wait to pick up our first share tonight!!

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