Summer CSA – Week of July 6


 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1/3 lb. arugula, Nu Way Farm 1/3 lb. arugula, Nu Way Farm
1 pint snap peas, Blue Goose Farm 1 pint snow peas, Hostettler Farm and Blue Goose Farm
2 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm
3 lb. green or savoy cabbage, Weeping Willow Farm or Clarion River Organics 1.5 lb. cauliflower, Clarion River Organics
1.5 lb. French Heritage tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm bella luna turnips, Blue Goose Farm
1 lb. patty pan squash, Clarion River Organics 1.5 lb. fennel, Clarion River Organics
1/3 lb. lettuce mix, Grow Pittsburgh or Clarion River Organics lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm
1/2 lb. green onions, Blue Goose Farm 1 oz. chives, Clarion River Organics

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

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ArugulaArugula

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool

RecipeLinguini with Argugula, Garlic and ParmesanArugula Salad with Marcona Almonds, Avocado and FennelThe Little Green Salad

 

 

cauliflowercropCauliflower

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until you’re ready to use it.

Recipe: Cauliflower Al Pastor TacosThai Cauliflower Rice Salad

 

 

french heritage tomatoesFrench Heritage Tomatoes

Grower: 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: Braised Fennel, Tomato and Bean Zucchini Pasta, 10 Favorite Summer Tomato Salads

 

patty pan squashPatty Pan Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Pattypan squash will keep for a few days stored in the fridge, unwashed and sealed in plastic. The smaller the squash, the sooner it should be used.

Recipe: Baked Patty Pan Squash Parmesan with Garlic and Bread CrumbsSummer Stuffed Patty Pans

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: Beef with Snow PeasAsian Shrimp Stir Fry with 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: Garlic Snap PeasLemon Dill Snap Peas

 

 

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 PicklesFresh Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SaladCumin Zucchini Salad with Pinto BeansZucchini, Ricotta Gallete 

 

crisphead_lettuceLettuce Head

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool. 

Recipe: 

 

 

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

 

 

BabyFennelFennel

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Similar to carrots, if you’re storing fennel in the fridge, you’ll want to separate the stalks from the bulb and store the two parts separately in plastic bags. For a non-plastic option, try storing fennel upright in a cup of water on the counter.

Recipe: Shaved Fennel and Arugula SaladAlmond Crusted Tilapia with Arugula, Fennel and Lemon SaladCaramelized Fennel and Arugula Pizza

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 

savoycropSavoy Cabbage

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator. 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: Braised Savoy CabbageSavoy Cabbage, Nutmeg and Chestnut Stew

 

chivesChives

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: How to Freeze Fresh Chives

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad with ChivesHerbed Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

 

 

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: Bell Pepper Egg FlowersMexican Stuffed Peppers

 

lettuce mix

Mix Lettuce

Grower: Grow Pittsburgh or Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool. 

Recipe: Buttermilk Chive, Dill Salad Dressing

 

 

 

 

 

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