2014 Harvest CSA Share Week #10


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

 OG- certified organic          CNG- certified naturally grown

A Route Z Route
1.5# peaches, Kistaco Farm** 1.5# nectarines, Dawson’s Orchards**
1.5# slicing tomatoes, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) sugar baby watermelon, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1# kohlrabi, River View Farm 1# kohlrabi, River View Farm
1# carrots, Sunny Meadow Farm 1# green beans, Nu Way Farm
1 pint grape tomatoes, Beccari’s Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
2 cucumbers, Hostetler Farm 2 cucumbers, Nu Way Farm, Kistaco Farm or Weeping Willow Farm
1 garlic bulb, Clubhouse Gardens 1 garlic bulb, Clubhouse Gardens
1.5# candy onions, Weeping Willow Farm 1.5# candy onions, Weeping Willow Farm
6 jalapenos, Clarion River Organics (OG) celery, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
2 oz. parsley, Crighton’s Farm


**The extremely cold winter wiped out this year’s peach and nectarine crop in western Pennsylvania so our growers have been working with other growers to fill the gap.  The peaches and nectarines you will receive in this week’s share were purchased from growers in other parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

 

peaches-and-nectarinescropPeaches or Nectarines

Kistaco Farm or Dawson’s Orchards**

Store: Peaches and nectarines should be stored at room temperature until they have become fully ripe.  Once they have ripened they will stay fresh another week in the refrigerator.

Recipe:  Peach Salsa

 

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Slicing Tomatoes

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep tomatoes at room temperature, don’t store them in the refrigerator.  If they aren’t fully ripe when you receive them, allow them to ripen on a window sill or counter top.

 

 

sugarbabySugar Baby Watermelon

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Whole watermelons may be stored outside the refrigerator in a cool, dark place.  Once cut, place plastic wrap over the cut edge and store remaining watermelon in the fridge for up to four days.

 

 

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Kohlrabi

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.

Recipe:  Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime

 

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River View Farm

Store:  If the greens are attached, remove them and store the carrots and greens in separate plastic bags in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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Green Beans

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Place beans in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. 

Recipe:  Caramelized Green Beans 

 

 

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Grape Tomatoes

Beccari’s Farm 

Store:  Keep tomatoes at room temperature, don’t store them in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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Sun Sugar Tomatoes

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Keep tomatoes at room temperature, don’t store them in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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Hostetler Farm, Nu Way Farm, Kistaco Farm or Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.  Wrapping them in plastic may keep them fresher for a longer period of time.

 

 

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Garlic

Clubhouse Gardens

Store:  Because this garlic is fresh it should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a couple of weeks.


 

 

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Candy Onions

Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  These onions are fresh so they should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a couple of weeks.

 

 


jalapenocropJalapeños

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Store jalapeños in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  If you find that they are too spicy for your taste, remove the seeds and ribs before using them.  Wear nylon or latex gloves when chopping jalapeños to avoid burning your skin.

 

 

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Celery

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Place celery in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

 

 

 

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Parsley

Crighton’s Farm

Store:  Keep parsley in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe:  Tabbouleh

 

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