Spring CSA – Week of April 13

Welcome to the 2016 CSA season!

Woohooo! Let’s get the 2016 CSA season started! The team just finished packing the first share and they look wonderful. You can see a brief video here if you’re curious.

Quick News:

We’ve partnered with Executive Chef Kevin Hermann from The Porch at Schenley to give you recipe cards in your share EVERY WEEK! He has crafted a unique recipe for each share. We would love to see your creations! If you happen to post them on the social medias, be sure to tag us or send us an email with your feedback. 

Speaking of posting on the social medias, we’re going to be announcing a fun contest tomorrow! Hint: we’re giving away a winter CSA share! Make sure to watch your inbox for the details about how to enter.  

green garlic
The green garlic patch at Clubhouse Gardens under 5 inches of snow! Picture taken 4/10/2016.

Finally, there’s one piece of unfortunate news this week. We had planned to include garlic greens in the Z Route but Mother Nature threw us for a loop over the weekend. Our grower, Bill Foulk from Clubhouse Gardens, received about 5 inches of snow and wasn’t able to harvest as much as we had originally planned. He gave it his best shot, digging until midnight Friday night with a headlamp but unfortunately couldn’t fill the order. 

Thank you, thank you for supporting our farmers. We truly appreciate you and look forward to bringing you the best produce from our farms!





A Route Z Route
Rome apples, Dawson’s Orchard Rome apples, Dawson’s Orchard
1 dozen eggs,*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch russet potatoes, Sunny Meadow Farm
russet potatoes, Sunny Meadow Farm carrots, Blue Goose Farm
carrots, Blue Goose Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
ramps, Nu Way Farm salsa, Penn’s Corner
kale, Nu Way Farm kale, Nu Way Farm
Temptation Cheese,*** Hidden Hills Dairy Dropped the Ball Cheese,*** Hidden Hills Dairy


***OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown 

*** Z Route vegan members will receive bok choy.

*** A Route vegan members will receive bok choy and rhubarb jam.

romeapplesRome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Refrigerate 

Recipe: Baked ApplesWarm Cinnamon Apples



eggs21 Dozen Eggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Ramp Egg PizzaLoaded Vegetable Spring QuicheLeek, Asparagus and Ramp Quiche



russet-potatoesRusset Potatoes

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm

Store: Keep in a cool dark place. 

Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie Potato SkinsVegan Mashed Potatoes with Garlicky Kale




Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep them covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Recipe: Easy Carrot Parsley SaladSpring Detox Salad


bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: Spring Salad RecipesMore Than 40 Salads For Those Who Feel Meh About Lettuce




Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Caramelized Ramps with Browned ButterSpinach Ramp PestoRamp Spaghetti CarbonaraRamps KimchiWhite Cheddar Grits with Grilled Ramps



Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. You can always freshen up your greens by giving them a fresh cut at the stem and placing them in luke warm water for a few hours.

Recipe: Chicken Thighs with Morel Ramp and Kale Cream SauceKale salad with Smoky Tahini DressingThe Hippie Bowl with Quinoa, Carrot, Fennel, Kale, Svocado and Sauerkraut



Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening




hiddenhillscowsDropped the Ball Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Refrigerate



Hiddenhills cow

Temptation Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Refrigerate





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