Summer CSA – Week of August 17


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
2 lbs. yellow nectarines, Dawson’s Orchards 2 lbs. yellow nectarines, Dawson’s Orchards
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm cantaloupe, Weeping Willow Farm
1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm 1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
2 candy onions, Blue Goose Farm eggplant, Matthews Farm
banana peppers, Kistaco Farm 2 cucumbers, Weeping Willow Farm
1/2 pint blackberries or blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards 4 ears of corn, Blue Goose Farm
1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Farm 1 little baby flower watermelon, River View Farm

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

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nectarinesYellow Nectarines

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store:  Store peaches and nectarines at room temperature until ripe — this usually takes 2 to 3 days. A ripe fruit will yield a bit when pressed gently. To speed up the ripening process, place nectarines or peaches in a paper bag and store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.

RecipeFried Nectarines with Vanilla MarscaponeGrilled Salmon with NectarinesNectarine Salsa

 

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: SPAGHETTINI WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, FRESH BASIL, AND TOASTED GARLIC BREADCRUMBS

sweethungarianpepperBanana Peppers

Grower: 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 PeppersHot Pepper Vinegar

 

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 

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: 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

 

 

candy_onionsCandy Onions

Grower: 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 

 

cucumberscropCucumbers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Cucumber, Tomato, Onion SaladCucumber Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

 

 

blackberriesBlackberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Do not wash until ready to eat as excess moisture will cause the berries to mold. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.

Recipe: Blackberry CrispBlackberry MuffinsBlackberry Basil Mojito

 

 

blueberriescrop

Blueberries

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: If you are planning to refrigerate or freeze your blueberries, 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.

Recipe: 

 

 

 

 

CSA Cheese members will receive 2/3 lb. Old Gold from Hidden Hills Dairy and Chiopotle Chevre from River View Dairy.

 

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