2014 Harvest CSA Share Week #3


Welcome to week 3 of Penn’s Corner’s Summer Harvest CSA Share!  Please consult this blog regularly for important information about your shares, recipes and announcements.

We need your empty CSA boxes! Please return your empty boxes to your pick up location.

Please remember that egg shares, flower shares, vegan, and gluten free shares are only for members who are specifically signed up for them.  The sign in sheet at your pick up location indicates what shares are sent for you on any given week.

Local Harvest is a wonderful tool for folks who want to find fresh, local food.  Their monthly newsletters tend to be very thought provoking and inspiring.  The most recent one about food waste and menu planning is no exception.  It offers great food for thought and we recommend giving it a quick read if you are interested in ways of reducing the food waste in your home. You can find it here.

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

CLICK HERE to see if your pickup location is part of the  A Route or Z Route.

 OG- certified organic          CNG- certified naturally grown

A Route Z Route
strawberry quart, Hostetler Farm strawberry quart, Sunny Meadow Farm
garlic scapes, Clubhouse Gardens or Crighton’s Farm OR a green Italian pepper garlic scapes, Crighton’s Farm or Blackberry Meadows
zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm green Italian pepper, Weeping Willow Farm
1/2# green onions, Nu Way Farm 1/2# green onions, Blue Goose Farm CNG
broccoli or romanesco, Clarion River Organics OG OR beets, Beccari’s Farm broccoli or romanesco, Clarion River Organics OG
red butterhead lettuce, Clarion River Organics OG 1/2# cut lettuce, Nu Way Farm
Swiss chard, Nu Way Farm 1/3# baby spinach, Nu Way Farm
snow pea pint, Blue Goose Farm CNG firehead lettuce, Blue Goose Farm CNG
kohlrabi or carrots, River View Farm

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Strawberries

Hostetler Farm or Sunny Meadow Farm

Store:  Do not wash berries until you’re ready to use them.  For tips on how to keep them fresh, click HERE

Recipe:  Strawberry Summer Cake

 

 

 

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Garlic Scapes, Clubhouse Gardens, Crighton’s Farm or Blackberry Meadows

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.

 

 

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Zucchini

Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Place zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  It should stay fresh for at least 4 – 5 days.

 

 



greencarmencropGreen Italian Pepper 

Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Keep peppers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  They should stay fresh for 1 – 2 weeks.

 

 

 

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Green Onions

Nu Way Farm or Blue Goose 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.

 

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Romanesco

Clarion River Organics

Store: Refrigerate in a tightly sealed bag.

Uses:  Use in the same way you would use broccoli.  Eat raw, steam, roast or stir fry.

Recipe:  Roasted romanesco curry with lemongrass + marcona almonds

 

 

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Red Butterhead 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: the key to a great salad

 

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Cut 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.

 

 

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Swiss Chard

Nu Way 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.

 

 

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Baby Spinach

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Keep spinach in an plastic bag in the refrigerator.  If the spinach seems wet, place a paper towel in the bag to absorb moisture.

 

 

 

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Snow Peas

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

Uses:  Eat raw, steam or stir fry.

 

 

kohlrabiKohlrabi 

River View Farm

Store:  If greens are attached, remove and place 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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