2015 Summer Harvest CSA Share Week of September 15


Are you coming to the CSA Celebration?

The family friendly event will be held at Wigle Whiskeys Barrelhouse on Friday, September 25th from 6 – 9pm. There will be live music and Wigle Whiskey will be whipping up some tasty cocktails (cash bar).

Puerto Rican street food will be available for purchase from chef Jamilka Borges’ Swing Truck. Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream will also be there serving up their delicious ice cream. Penn’s Corner staff and farmers would love to celebrate with you!

All of our current CSA members (and their families) are invited to attend for free!

RSVP here: http://wiglewhiskey.com/end-summer-csa-celebration and enter the promo code CSAMember at check out.

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST 

A Route Z Route
green beans, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) beets, River View Farm (OG)
hot pepper medley, Chrighton Farm carmen sweet peppers, Weeping Willow Farm
large vates kale, Nu Way Farm large vates kale, Nu Way Farm
white lady turnips, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) red Bartlett pears, Dawson’s Orchards
heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow and Nu Way Farms
zucchini or summer squash mix, Nu Way Farm or Pucker Brush Farm eggplant, Clarion River Organics (OG)
sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm kabocha squash, Clarion River Organics (OG)
gala apples, Kistaco Farm shallots, Chrighton Farm*** some members will receive salsa in place of the shallots

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

Click HERE to check your delivery route



greenbeans_sunshine_printGreen Beans

Grower:  Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store unwashed beans in a reusable container in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.  They should keep for 7-10 days.

Recipe:  green bean salad with balsamic dressing,  salad nicoise

 

Kale-VatesBlueCurledScotsLarge Vates Kale

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: how to store leafy greens

Recipe: heirloom BLT salad

 

 

eggplant-varietiesEggplant

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep eggplant in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, and use it as soon as possible. You can place it in a vented bowl, but avoid sealing it in a plastic bag, which can increase decay. If you’re not using it promptly, store it in the refrigerator.

Recipe: eggplant involtinistuffed eggplanthow to freeze eggplant,

 

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower:  Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep them cool, not cold.  When you refrigerate tomatoes, any ripening you want them to do will stop because of the cold.  Unless your tomatoes are very ripe and you’re going to eat them quickly, keep them out of the refrigerator. 

Recipe: pesto squash noodles with burst tomatoes

 

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Weeping Willow Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: 16 summer tomato recipes, polenta pesto pizza,  eggplant aubergine sauce

 

white lady turnipsWhite Lady Turnips

Grower: Blue Goose Farm 

Store: Refrigerate the roots unwashed in a plastic bag. They should keep for anywhere from 1 week to 2 weeks in the fridge, depending on your refrigerator.

Recipe: turnips instead of potatoes – recipesturnip parsley cakesglazed turnips

 

 

gala-applesGala Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Store as cold as possible. Keep them in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator. A perforated plastic bag works best, as it allows some of the moisture to escape while keeping the apples crisp.

Recipe: mini apple turnoverslow cooker baked applescaramel apple oatmeal cookies

 

redbartlettRed Bartlett Pears

Grower:  Dawson’s Farm

Store:  Pears will continue to ripen off the tree (indeed, they really have to ripen off the tree to avoid a woody texture). So if your pears are a little green and firm, just leave them at room temperature and they’ll finish up nicely. Then you can refrigerate them.

Recipe: preserved pearsautumn fruit salad with cinnamon yogurt dressing

sweetcarmenCarmen Sweet Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  Refrigerate peppers, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry, as moisture will eventually cause them to rot.

Recipe:  easy chicken gyrosslow roasted ratatouillemango pepper salsagreek farro salad

 

sweet peppersHot Pepper Medley

Grower:  Crighton Farm

Store: Refrigerate peppers, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry, as moisture will eventually cause them to rot.

Tips: hot pepper hands – stop the burn!

Recipe: beet salad with quinoa and spinach

 

Zucchini

Zucchini or Summer Squash Mix

Grower:  Nu Way or Puckerbrush Farm

Store:  In a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe:  cheesy zucchini rice,  sweet corn zucchini pie

 

 

kabochaKabocha Squash

Grower:  Clarion River Organics

Store:   Kabocha squashes can be kept at room temperature for up to a month without refrigeration. After cooking, however, the leftovers must be refrigerated.

Recipe: roasted kabocha squashroated kabocha squash with brown butterspicy kobacha squash and fennel soup

 

shallotsShallots** some members will receive salsa in place of the shallots

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store:   in a dark, cool, dry, well-ventilated place, and they will keep for about a month. Alternately, you can store them in the refrigerator, but they will only last for about 2 weeks 

Recipe:  shallot Dijon mustard salad dressingPork Tenderloin Stuffed with Shallots, Poached Pears, and Blue Cheese

 

mixedbeetsBeets

Grower: River View Farm

Store: Remove beet greens, store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe: root vegetable hashbeet, strawberry smoothie

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