2015 Summer Harvest CSA Share Week of October 6


A Route Z Route
mesclun mix, Nu Way Farm mesclun mix, Nu Way Farm
pears, Dawson’s Orchards beets, Sunny Meadow Farm
sweet pepper medley, Crighton Farm apple cider, Kistaco Farm
green cabbage, Blue Goose Farm  sugar snap peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
green beans, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) cipollini onions/candy onions, Crighton Farm/Clarion River Organics (OG)
carrots, River View Farm (OG) arugula/salad mix/Brussels sprouts tops/kale, Blackberry Meadows Farm (OG)/Grow Pittsburgh/Clarion River Organics (OG)
green kale, Clarion River Organics (OG) red potatoes, Clarion River Organics (OG)
butternut squash, Nu Way Farm butternut squash, Weeping Willow Farm
zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm  

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OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

mesclun_mixMesclun Mix

Grower:  Nu Way Farm

Store: In a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

Recipe:  Blue Cheese and Pear Salad with Honey Roasted WalnutsWinter Pear Salad with Meyer Lemon VinaigretteMesclun Salad with Chickpeas and Dried Cherries




Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

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: Poires Belle HélèneBaked Pears with Cinnamon and HoneyMini Pear Pies


cipollini-onionsCipollini Onions

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Store at room temperature in a dry location like the kitchen counter or cupboard for up to 1 month.

Recipe: Honey-Glazed Cipollini OnionsMushrooms & Cipollini Onions with Wine Butter Sauce



PB1313H_spiced-hot-apple-cider-recipe_s4x3_lgApple Cider

Grower:  Kistaco

Store: Refrigerate.




Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm

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

Recipe: Beet Dip



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: roasted green beans and creamy dipping sauce


Grower: River View Farm

Store: Refrigerate and keep them in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Carrot Apple Bread



butternutButternut Squash

Grower:  Nu Way Farm

Store:  In a cool, dry place.

Recipe: Slower Cooker Butternut Squash SoupRoasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and NutmegButternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna


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: Zesty Bell Pepper SaladCrunchy Quinoa Cashew Thai Peanut Salad




Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: In a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread



snowsnappeasSugar Snap Peas

Grower:  Blue Goose Farm 

Store: Refrigerate in a bag.  Do not wash until you’re ready to use it.

Recipe: Easy Garlic Snap PeasGrilled Sugar Snap Peas with Oregano Butter



kalegreenredGreen Kale

Grower:  Clarion River Organics

Store:  How to store leafy greens. 

Recipe: Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon


Shredded Green Cabbage Salad with Lemon and GarlicGreen Cabbage

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Place the whole head of cabbage in a perforated plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator crisper. An uncut head of green cabbage will keep for at least two weeks. Once a head of cabbage is cut, cover the cut surface tightly with plastic wrap and use the rmainder within a day or two.

RecipeSweet Asian Slaw with Apple and Corn, Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowls


candy_onionsCandy Onions

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: In a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Dehydrated Onion FlakesSlow Cooker French Onion Soup




Grower: Blackberry Meadows Farm

Store: Wrap arugula loosely in a paper towel or cloth and store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Linguini with Arugula Garlic and ParmesanChicken Pesto Pasta




mesclun_mixSalad Mix

Grower: Grow Pittsburgh (Braddock Farm)

Store: In a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.





Brussels Sprouts Tops

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: How to Store Leafy Greens




redpotatoesRed Potatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store in a cool, dark place with good ventilation.






  1. Loving this harvest seasonal list and the recipes! Thank you so much for including my mushrooms and onions! Cheers!

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