2015 Spring CSA Share Week #4


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Some of the Jersey cows at Hidden Hills Dairy

 

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One of the calves born earlier this year at Hidden Hills

 

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Lori Sollenberger of Hidden Hills Dairy

This week we’d like to tell you a little bit about Lori of Hidden Hills Dairy, the crafter of the Boltonfeta cheese in your CSA share!

Lori grew up on the farm located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania and when she started college she intended to pursue research, leaning towards genetics with dairy cows. After spending time in the lab, Lori decided that she would rather be outside, working with cows in a farm setting and instead returned to the family farm after graduation.

With the fresh milk from eight Jersey cows, Lori and her husband Rex expertly craft delicious artisan cheeses in their on farm facility. They take pride in raising beautiful, stress free Jersey cows by providing them wide open spaces for grazing and doing essential cow things, as well as feeding them superb, home grown grass and alfalfa hay.

It can depend on the day, but Lori’s favorite of her cheeses is the Allegheny which is patterned after the French Comte. She especially enjoys it with dried figs.

Lori is appreciative of the Penn’s Corner CSA members for their commitment to supporting small, family-owned local farms. In addition to this week’s Boltonfeta, the Buttercup cheese from Week 1 of our Spring share was made by Lori.

If you’d like to purchase more of Lori’s delicious feta cheese, visit the Penn’s Corner online farm stand.

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

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Boltonfeta cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

Boltonfeta cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy

ramps, Nu Way Farm

ramps, Nu Way Farm

potatoes, Blue Goose Farm

onions, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

applesauce, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

apple butter, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

cherry belle radishes, Beccari’s Farm

cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm

vates kale, Nu Way Farm

pea shoots, Clarion River Organics (OG)

maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm

maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm


**Vegan members on both routes will receive lettuce in place of the cheese


 Click HERE to check your delivery route


boltonfetaBoltonfeta cheese

Hidden Hills Dairy

Store:  In refrigerator

Recipes: Pita Crisps with Feta Radish SpreadRoasted Greek Potatoes with Feta and Lemon

 

 

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Ramps 

Nu Way Farm 

Store:  Keep ramps in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If you notice that they are wet, place a paper towel in the bag to absorb some of the moisture.

Recipes: Ramp ButterRamp Pesto

 

 

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Potatoes

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep potatoes in a cool, dark place with plenty of air circulation away from garlic, shallots and onions. 

 

 

 

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Onions

Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Keep onions in a cool, dark place with plenty of air circulation.

 

 

 


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Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

 

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Beccari’s Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store:  To keep your radishes fresh for as long as possible, separate your radishes from their greens and store them in separate plastic bags in your refrigerator. Don’t throw away your greens, they’re delicious too!

Recipes: Roasted Radishes with RosemaryRadish, Boursin and Chive Tartines

 

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Vates Kale

Nu Way Farm

Store:  Keep kale in a plastic bag in your refrigerator.

Recipes:  Kale and Feta SaladKale and Potato Gratin

 

 

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Pea Shoots

Clarion River Organics

Store:  Keep unwashed pea shoots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Wash before eating.

Recipe: Pea Shoot Salad with Radishes and Pickled Onions 

 

 

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Maple Syrup

Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Refrigerate after opening

 

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