2014 Harvest CSA Share Week #11

Kistaco Farm, a member of Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, is looking for help with this year’s apple harvest.  If you’ve ever considered working on a farm click here for more details.


 OG- certified organic          CNG- certified naturally grown


A Route Z Route
1.5# peaches, Dawson’s Orchards** 1.5# peaches, Kistaco Farm**
2# slicing tomatoes, Kistaco Farm 2# slicing tomatoes, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1# tomatillos, Beccari’s Farm hot pepper medley, Crighton’s Farm
2 green carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 1# carrots, River View Farm
sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm red onions, Clarion River Organics (OG)
4 ears sweet corn, Kistaco Farm 4 ears sweet corn, Sunny Meadow Farm
1/2# Swiss chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1/2# Swiss chard, Nu Way Farm
eggplant, Clarion River Organics (OG) 2# new russet potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
1# mixed beets, Hostetler’s Farm 1# red beets, Nu Way Farm

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



Kistaco Farm or Dawson’s Orchards**

Store: Peaches 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.




Slicing Tomatoes

Kistaco Farm or Blue Goose Farm

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




Beccari’s Farm

Store:  Leave husks intact and store in the refrigerator.  Remove the husks and rinse tomatillos when you’re ready to use them.





Hot Pepper Medley

Crighton’s Farm

Store:  Store hot peppers in a 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 hot peppers to avoid burning your skin..




Green Carmen Peppers

Weeping Willow Farm

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




River View Farm

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





Sun Sugar Tomatoes

Nu Way Farm

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




Red_OnionRed Onions

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Keep onions in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.







Kistaco Farm or Sunny Meadow Farm

Store:  Refrigerate corn with the husks on.




Swiss Chard

Blue Goose Farm or 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.




Clarion River Organics

Store:  Place eggplant in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe:  Baba Ganoush 





New Russet Potatoes

Weeping Willow Farm

Store: These freshly harvested potatoes should be kept in the refrigerator in a brown paper bag and used within a couple of weeks.






Hostetler’s Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store:  Cut the greens from the roots and store in separate plastic bags in the refrigerator.  The greens are edible and delicious.

Recipe:  Mixed Berry and Beet Smoothie



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