Summer CSA – Week of July 13


 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1/2 pint blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards 1/2 pint blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards
2 oz. parsley or basil, Blue Goose Farm 2 oz. basil, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm or Kistaco Farm cherry belle radish, Nu Way Farm
1/2 lb. green butterhead lettuce, Clarion River Organics (OG) 2 lbs. French Heritage tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
3 lbs. new red potatoes, Nu Way Farm or Weeping Willow Farm 3/4 lb. chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 pint snow peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 pint snap peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
apple sauce, Penn’s Corner 1 lb. patty pan squash, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 cucumbers, Clarion River Organics (OG) 2 cucumbers, Clarion River Organics (OG)

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

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blueberriesBlueberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Do not wash the berries before you store them; wait to wash the berries until you are ready to use them. Cool your berries down to room temperature before storing them. By doing this, you can avoid a lot of condensation in the blueberry containers

RecipeBlueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon ButtercreamBlueberry Buckle Cake with Lemon GlazeBlueberry Arugula Salad with Honey DressingBlueberry Moscow Mules

 

fparsleycropParsley

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store parsley in the refrigerator. Keep it covered and wash as you go. 

Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini With Garlic and Parsley

 

 

basilchivescropBasil

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: You can keep basil fresh for up to two weeks by placing the branches in a vase (first, give the ends a trim) and keeping them on the counter out of the sun. This method is ideal when you’re likely to be using it frequently for cooking throughout the following week or so.

Recipe: Blueberry Basil SmoothieBlueberry Basil Lemon Pops

 

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 

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 

seedless_cucumberCucumber

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Cucumber and Blueberry Salad

 

 

buttercrunchcropGreen Butterhead Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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

Recipe: Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

 

 

cherryBelleRadishCherry Belle Radish

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store radishes in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator and they should keep for at least a week. If your radishes have leaves attached, it is best to remove them, as they tend to leach moisture from the root.

Recipe: Buttered Radishes with Poached EggsRoasted Radishes and Greens SaladHow to Roast Radishes and Why You Should

 

newpotatoesNew Red Potatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Weeping Willow Farm

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: Parsley PotatoesNew Potatoes with Cheese and TomatoesCrash Hot Potatoes

 

appleproductsApplesauce

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: 

 

 

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive French Herb or Onion Chive Chevre

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