2015 Summer Harvest CSA Share Week of October 13



A Route Z Route
eggplant, Nu Way Farm eggplant**, Matthews Family Farm or Nu Way Farm
delicata/heart of gold/red kuri/buttercup squash, Weeping Willow Farm or Matthews Family Farm acorn/celebration/buttercup/butternut/delicata squash**, Weeping Willow or Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
leeks or cauliflower, Nu Way Farm leeks, Weeping Willow Farm
Jonagold apples, Kistaco Farm D’anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard
tat soi, Nu Way Farm tat soi, Nu Way Farm
snap peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) ground cherries, Clarion River Organics (OG)
chevre, River View Dairy chevre, River View Dairy
braising mix/beet greens, Grow Pittsburgh/Black Berry Meadows (OG) sweet pepper medley, Crighton Farm/Weeping Willow Farm
chestnuts or dilly beans, Hostetler Farm or Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance (Vegan members only) chestnuts or dilly beans, Hostetler Farm or Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance (Vegan members only)

**some Z route members will receive hot pepper jelly in place of the eggplant and/or applesauce in place of the winter squash

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown
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Braising Mix

Grower:  Grow Pittsburgh

Info: A mix of hearty greens such as chard, baby bok choy, mustards, kale, spinach and arugula.

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

Recipe:  African Braised Kale with TomatoesBraised Greens with Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes



Grower: Nu Way Farm or Matthews Family Farm

Store: In refrigerator

Recipe: Vietnamese Roasted Eggplant and Leek Salad



200341648-001D’anjou Pears

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: Cinnamon Pear Strudel with Vanilla GlazeSalmon with Caramelized Pears and OnionsGluten Free Pear PieRoasted Pears with Cranberries, Blue Cheese and Walnuts


jonathanJonagold Apple

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Keep them in the crisper drawer with a damp paper towel, or else keep them in perforated plastic bags in a cold shed or cellar. 

Apples give off a lot of ethylene gas, and so just one bruised and rotting apple will give off enough to swiftly ripen (and rot) the others. If you have any bruises or soft spots on an apple, set it aside for eating. Don’t store with the other apples.

Recipe: Caramel Apple FantansButternut Squash, Jonagold Apple and Caramelized Onion TianThe Best Apples for Baking



Grower:  Nu Way Farm

Store: Wrap the leaves in a damp paper towel, and store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Prepare fresh tatsoi by separating the leaves (if you have a whole head) and washing well

Recipe: Borlotti Beans on Toast with Greens, 




Grower: River View Dairy

Store: In the refrigerator.

Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Beets, Sweet Orange, and Chevre SaladHealthy Sweet Potato RecipePear Pizza with Chevre and Pistachios



beetsgreenscropBeet Greens

Grower: Blackberry Meadows Farm

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Beet Greens




Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store: Place chestnuts in a breathable bag to prevent mold and refrigerate.

Recipe: Buttery Roasted Chestnuts



acorn-squashAcorn Squash

Grower:  Weeping Willow Farm or Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

Store: In a cool dry place at 50-55 degrees.

Recipe: Baked Acorn Squash



Red C

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.





Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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

Recipe:  Leeks Vinaigrette



snowsnappeasSugar Snap Peas

Grower:  Blue Goose Farm 

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





groundcherriesGround Cherries

Grower:  Clarion River Organics

Store:  Keep them at room temperature in a basket without removing their husks. In a week or less, their color will deepen from light yellow to the warm apricot gold that signals ripeness. Store ground cherries in their husks. They will stay fresh for up to three months if placed in a mesh bag and kept in a cool place (50 degrees).  Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before eating. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days.


redkuriRed Kuri Squash

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:   In a cool, dry place. Squash will last up to three weeks.

Recipe: Maple Roasted Red Kuri Squash With Lemon & Garlicky Greens



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