Summer CSA – Week of July 20


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1/2 pint blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards 1 green and 1 colored Carmen pepper, Weeping Willow Farm
2 lbs. peaches, Kistaco Farm 2 lbs. peaches, Dawson’s Orchards
2 cucumbers, Weeping Willow Farm 1/2 lb. jalepeno peppers, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb. beets, Hostetler Farm 3 lbs. new red potatoes, Nu Way Farm
1.5 lbs. candy onions, Weeping Willow Farm  1.5 lbs. candy onions, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 garlic bulbs, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 2 garlic bulbs, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) or Blackberry Meadows Farm (OG)
2 summer squash, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 3 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm
3/4 lb. chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 2.5 lbs. savoy cabbage, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb. green tomatoes, 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

peachessquarePeaches

Grower: Kistaco Farm or Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Store peaches at room temperature until ripe. Refrigerating peaches before they are ripe can lead to loss of flavor and texture. After they ripen on the counter top, place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic GlazeEasy Baked Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar ToppingGrilled Peaches with Honey and YogurtGrilled Peaches and Pecans

 

sweet peppersCarmen 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: Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Peppers and ZucchiniMini Meatloaf Pepper Rings

 

jalapenocropJalapeno Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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: Baked Stuffed JalapenosJalapeno Cornbread

 

beets-trimmedBeets

Grower: Hostettler Farm

Tips: Cleaning and Storing Beets 

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Beet HummusBaked Rosemary Beet Chips

 

candy_onionsCandy Onions

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Clarion River Organics

Store: Candy onions are not cured and therefore must be stored in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Whole Wheat PizzaCucumber Onion SaladGrilled Candy Onions

 

 

GarlicBasketGarlic Bulbs

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Blackberry Meadows

Store: The garlic this week is fresh and not cured. This means it must be stored in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Basic Garlic AioliGarlic Herb Potato Salad

 

 

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 Crispy Zucchini Tacos with Cherry Tomato CremaCrispy Zucchini Tacos

seedless_cucumberCucumber

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Cucumber and Blueberry SaladAsian Cucumber SaladCucumber Yogurt SaladWatermelon Hicama and Cucumber Salad

 

 

yellow zucchiniSummer Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate yellow squash and zucchini, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Summer Squash SaladGarlic Parmesan Squash Chips

 

babychardChard

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 thechard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible.

Recipe: Pickled Rainbow Chard StemsShrimp and Swiss Chard SautePoached Eggs and Swiss Chard on Sourdough Toast

 

newpotatoesNew Red Potatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Parsley PotatoesNew Potatoes with Cheese and TomatoesCrash Hot PotatoesRoasted New Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Truffle OilPotato Zucchini HashMiddle Eastern Spicy Potato Salad

 

savoycropSavoy Cabbage

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store in the refrigerator and 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. Plastic wrap keeps external moisture out, preventing mold and rot, while helping the cabbage to maintain its internal moisture—without which, the cabbage leaves lose their firmness and begin to wilt.

Recipe: Amy’s Favorite Spicy SlawCharred Savoy Cabbage SaladSavoy Cabbage and Caper Salad
green-tomatoescropGreen Tomatoes **Some members will receive tomatillo salsa in place of the green tomatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store green tomatoes out of direct sunlight. Green tomatoes will ripen with time so use them within a few days if you would like to eat them while they’re green. 

Recipe: Grilled Green TomatoesPickled Green TomatoesBacon Fried BLTs with Special SauceCheesy Fried Green Tomatoes

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive Temptation cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

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