Welcome to week 2 of Penn’s Corner’s Summer Harvest CSA Share! If you are a bi-weekly CSA member and this is your first week with us, please read the announcements below. 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.
THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
|A Route||Z Route|
|romaine lettuce, Sunny Meadow Farm||romaine lettuce, Sunny Meadow Farm|
|3/4# swiss chard, Blue Goose Farm, CNG or Nu Way Farm||1/2# swiss chard, Nu Way Farm|
|1/3# cut lettuce blend, Nu Way Farm||1/3# cut lettuce blend, Nu Way Farm or Crighton’s Farm|
|red kale, Clarion River Organics, OG||red kale, Clarion River Organics, OG|
|1/2# chèvre, River View Dairy||1/2# chèvre, River View Dairy|
|hot pepper jelly, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance||hot pepper jelly, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance|
|3# braeburn apples, Dawson’s Orchards||3# braeburn apples, Dawson’s Orchards|
|garlic scapes or kholrabi, Clubhouse Gardens, River View Farm or Pucker Brush Farm|
OG- certified organic CNG- certified naturally grownVegans will receive fresh herbs and applesauce in place of the chèvre.
Click HERE to find your pickup route
Sunny Meadow 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.
Nu Way Farm or Blue Goose Farm
Store: Place dry, unwashed chard in an airtight plastic bag in your refrigerator. If the chard begins to wilt, submerge the wilted greens in cold water and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
Cut Lettuce Blend
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
Clarion River Organics
Store: Place kale in an airtight bag in the refrigerator.
Uses: Eat raw in salads, saute, add to soups or bake into kale chips.
Goat Milk Chèvre
River View Dairy
Store: Keep chèvre refrigerated. Chèvre also freezes well. Toss unopened package into freezer, then thaw in refrigerator when ready to use.
Store: These are storage apples so we recommend keeping them refrigerated.
Hot Pepper Jelly
Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Clubhouse Gardens or Pucker Brush Farm
Store: Garlic scapes will keep for about 3 weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They can also be chopped and frozen in plastic freezer bags.
Uses: Though scapes are milder than regular garlic they can be substituted for garlic in any recipe. They can also be added to salads and eaten raw.
Kohlrabi, River View Farm
Store: If greens are attached, remove and bulbs and greens in separate plastic bags in the refrigerator. Both parts are edible. Kohlrabi is delicious raw, but can also be cooked in a variety of ways.
Recipe: Sauteed Kale with Kohlrabi