Summer CSA – Week of August 10


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
1.5 lbs. peaches, Dawson’s Orchards 1.5 lbs. peaches, Kistaco Farm
1.5 lbs. pink heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
4 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm 4 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm
1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG) 1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Dairy (OG)
1 cantaloupe, River View Dairy (OG) or Weeping Willow Farm lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 eggplant, Matthews Farm 1 lb. green beans or 1 lb. bean trio, Nu Way Farm or Hostettler Farm
1 lb. green peppers, Weeping Willow Farm or Blue Goose Farm 1 lb. hot pepper medley or 1 lb. hot banana peppers, Crighton Farm or Kistaco Farm

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

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mixed beanscropBean Trio

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. 

RecipeGreen Bean Salad with Basil, Balsamic, and Parmesan, Buttery Garlic Green BeansGreen Bean and Tomato SaladMarinated Green Beans and Dill

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Peaches

Grower: 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 bagin the refrigerator. 

Recipe: 50 of the Best Peach RecipesGrilled Peaches with Honey and YogurtFresh Peach Fritters

 

hotpeppermedleyHot Pepper Medley

Grower: Crighton Farm or Kistaco 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: Santa Fe Stuffed PeppersVegan Stuffed Poblano PeppersItalian Stuffed PeppersFried Hot Peppers

 

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom 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: Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil SaladTomato, Peach, & Burrata SaladAvocado Tomato SaladOpen Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Garlic AioliGreek Village Salad

watermeloncropLittle 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.

Recipe:  Summer’s Best Watermelon Drink RecipesWatermelon with Yogurt, Poppy Seeds, and Fried Rosemary

 

 

Cantaloupe-Beauty_2174_1Cantaloupe 

Grower: River View Dairy or Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe then refrigerate.

Recipe: Summer Cantaloupe and Tomato SaladCantaloupe, Prosciutto, And Arugula SaladGrilled Melon and Prosciutto CapreseSavory Shaved Cantaloupe Salad

 

 

crisphead_lettuceLettuce Head

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the crisper drawer and wash the leaves as you go. 

Recipe: Greek Vinaigrette

 

 

eggplant-varietiesEggplant

Grower: Matthews Farm

Store:  Store eggplant in a cool place like the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Pasta with Eggplant, Feta and MintBaked Eggplant ParmesanEggplant Lasagna with Basil Pesto

 

 

sweetcorncropSweet Corn

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator unshucked and in a bag. 

Recipe: Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, and Tomatoes, Corn and Jalapeno Muffins, Corn Chowder Salad

 

 

greenpeppersGreen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Blue Goose 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: Roasted Green Pepper SoupMarinated Green PeppersGreen Pepper Chilli 

 

CSA Cheese members will receive 3/4 lb. Tussey Mountain cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Tussey Mountain is our twist on an Emmenthaler Swiss. We named it in honor of the large mountain we see in front of our farm every day. It is drier and saltier than some of our other cheeses and at times lacks the traditional Swiss holes or ‘eyes’. For a blind cheese, it has a great buttery Swiss flavor. We love the way it melts for fondue or on top of hot sandwiches.

 

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