THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
|A Route||Z Route|
|1 lb. bean trio, Hostetler Farm||1 lb. bean trio, Hostetler Farm|
|1 lb. tomatillos, Sunny Meadow Farm||1 lb. tomatillos, Sunny Meadow Farm|
|4 ears of corn, Clarion River Organics (OG) or Blue Goose Farm||3 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm|
|1 lb. tomatoes – French Heritage and Heirloom mix, Weeping Willow Farm||1 lb. sweet pepper medley, Crighton Farm or 1 lb green peppers, Clarion River Organics (OG)|
|little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG)||little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG) or Weeping Willow Farm|
|1 candy onion, Clarion River Organics (OG)||1.5 lbs. candy onions, Weeping Willow Farm|
|2 lbs. new potatoes, Nu Way Farm||2 green tomatoes, Nu Way Farm|
*** OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown
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Grower: Hostetler Farm
Store: Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. Freezing Green Beans: Rinse your green beans in cool water and then drain. Cut the ends of the beans off and then cut the beans to whatever length you prefer.
You can cook all of these beans the same way, however the dragon tongue beans will lose their purple color when cooked. To retain the color, blanch or steam for a short time.
Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm
Store: Refrigerate in a paper bag.
Sweet Pepper Medley
Grower: Crighton 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.
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 countertop for a few days.
Little Baby Flower Watermelon
Grower: River View Dairy or Weeping Willow Farm
Store: A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for as along as 2 weeks.
Grower: Clarion River Organics or Weeping Willow Farm
Store: Candy onions are not cured and therefore must be stored in the refrigerator.
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.
Grower: Weeping Willow Farm
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.
Grower: Clarion River Organics or Blue Goose Farm
Store: Store in the refrigerator unshucked and in a bag.