Summer CSA – Week of June 29


Pea Week(s)

Ohhh snap, it’s pea season! The shares this week include snow peas, snap peas and shell peas. Take a peek at the links below to learn a little more about their differences and how to cook with them. Hot tip: the sugar snap peas are AMAZING when you eat them raw. 

What’s the difference between snow peas, snap peas and garden peas?

Down and Dirty: Shelling Peas, Snow Peas, Snap Peas

 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
3/4 lb. swiss chard, Nu Way Farm 3/4 lb. collard greens, Kistaco or Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb. lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm 3/4 lb. red crisphead lettuce, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm 1 summer squash, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 lb. kohlrabi, Clubhouse Gardens 3 lb. green cabbage, Weeping Willow Farm
1/4 lb. garlic scapes, Blackberry Meadows (OG), Chrighton Farm, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1/2 lb. green onions, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 pint snow peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 pint snow peas, Hostettler Farm ***some members will receive salsa instead of snow peas
1 quart shell peas, Hostettler Farm 1 pint snap peas, Blue Goose Farm
2 cucumbers, Clarion River Organics 2 seedless cucumbers, Clarion River Organics (CRO)
bella luna turnips, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 oz. cilantro or garlic scapes, Blackberry Meadows Farm
1 carmen pepper, Weeping Willow Farm 1 carmen pepper, Weeping Willow Farm

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

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SwissChard_PeppermintcropSwiss Chard

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible. Place in refrigerator.

RecipeGarlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas, 

 

CollardscropCollard Greens 

Grower: Kistaco or Clarion River Organics

Store: Do not wash collard greens before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place collard greens in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the greens, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Recipe: Collard Greens with Bacon

 

garlicscapesGarlic Scapes 

Grower: Blackberry Meadows, Crighton Farm, or Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated.

How to Cook Garlic Scapes

Recipe: Cilantro Black Rice with Garlic Scapes, Garlic Scape Vinaigrette

 


lettuce_red_icebergRed Crisphead Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: 3 Ways to Store Salad Greens

 

 

 

Peas-snow1cropSnow Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Hostettler Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: One Skillet Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables, Garlic Snow PeasSesame Cucumber and Snow Peas

 

snappeasSnap Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Delicious raw with hummus, Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots and Peppers, Sugar Snap, Tatsoi (or chard) with Zucchini Rice Bowl

 

shell peasShell Peas

Grower: Hostettler Farm

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not shell peas until ready to use.

Recipe: Julia Child’s Buttered Peas with Mint

 

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store:  Refrigerate. Store freshly picked, unwashed zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. The bag should be perforated or loosely tied, not sealed tightly. Do not cut the zucchini until you are ready to use it or freeze it.

Recipe: Sauteed Snap Peas with Zucchini and BasilZucchini Pickles

 

yellow zucchiniSummer Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate. Store freshly picked, unwashed summer squash in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. The bag should be perforated or loosely tied, not sealed tightly. Do not cut the summer squash until you are ready to use it or freeze it.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Zucchini Noodle Stir FrySummer Squash Gratin

white lady turnipsBella Luna Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Cut the greens off and store in a cool spot.

Recipe: Creamed TurnipsSesame Roasted Turnips with Barley

 

 

kohlrabiKohlrabi

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Cut off the leafy stalks (you can use the leaves as you would kale or collard greens; be sure to use them with a few days) and scrub the kohlrabi bulbs clean, wrap them loosely in plastic or a paper bag, and refrigerate them until you’re ready to use them. 

Fun Facts: Kohlrabi from Farm to Table

Recipe: 31 Things to do with CSA Vegetables, Kohlrabi and Zucchini Fritters with Siracha Mayo

Shredded Green Cabbage Salad with Lemon and GarlicGreen Cabbage

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator. Keep it wrapped. Wrapping cabbage in plastic and storing it in the crisper section of your refrigerator limits its exposure to air flow, and thus reduces spoilage. Just as importantly, plastic wrap keeps external moisture out, preventing mold and rot, while helping the cabbage to maintain its internal (cellular) moisture—without which, the cabbage leaves lose their firmness and begin to wilt.

Recipe: Buttermilk Slaw DressingCabbage Pancakes 

SwissChard_PeppermintcropSwiss Chard

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible.

Recipe: Easy Swiss ChardSwiss Chard and Kale FritataOven Roasted Swiss Chard

 

seedless_cucumberSeedless Cucumber

Grower: Clarion River Ogranics

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer.  

Recipe: Thai Cucumber Salad

 

 

cilantro1Cilantro

Grower: Blackberry Meadows Farm

Store: The Best Way to Store Cilantro

Recipe: Cilantro Lime with Mixed Vegetables and Peanuts

 

 

greenonions2cropGreen Onion

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Wrap in a damp paper towel, cover with plastic and store them in the vegetable crisper.

Recipe: Green Onion Recipes

 

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Pepper

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Vegetarian Sir Fry with Tofu

 

 

 

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive Allegheny from Hidden Hills Dairy.


Allegheny Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Description: Based on a recipe for an Italian style cheese traditionally made in the summer in the plateau region of the Dolomites. Ours is adapted to our wintertime whole milk in the rolling foothills of the Alleghenies. The favorite at the farmers market.

 

 

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