Summer CSA – Week of August 24


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
1 pint sun sugar tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1 seedless watermelon, River View Dairy
4 ears of sweet corn, Blue Goose Farm 1.5 heirloom tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
1 cantaloupe, River View Dairy or Weeping Willow Farm 1 lb. poblano peppers, Kistaco Farm
1.5 lbs. heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm 1 pint sun sugar tomatoes or toybox cherry tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Hostettler Farm
3 colored Carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 1/2 pint blackberries or blueberries, Dawson’s Orchards
1 lb. Asian eggplant, Kistaco Farm or Crighton Farm 1 lb. juliette tomatoes, Blue Goose Farm
1 lb. green beans, Nu Way Farm 1 lb. zucchini, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 pint ground cherries, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1 lb. leeks, River View Dairy

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


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: Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad with CilantroTomatoes with Buttermilk Vinaigrette

greenbeans_sunshine_printGreen Beans

Grower: Nu Way 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.

Recipe: Roasted Green Beans and TomatoesGreen Beans with Sweet Tomatoes

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 SaladGrilled Lemon, Herb Mediterranean Chicken 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

 

poblanoPoblano 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: Vegan Stuffed Poblano PeppersBeer Bean Stuffed Poblano PeppersGrilled Poblanos and CornBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

 

eggplant-varietiesAsian Eggplant

Grower: Kistaco or Crighton 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 PestoChinese Eggplant with Garlic SauceThai Basil Eggplant

 

 

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

 

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

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: Braised Zucchini with Poblano Peppers and Green Onions

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: 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.

Recipe: Zucchini Bites35 Zucchini Recipes

 

 

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

 

 

 

julietJuliette Tomatoes

Grower: Blue Goose 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: Killer Marinated TomatoesZucchini Pizza BoatsSlow Roasted Tomatoes

 

ground_cherriesGround Cherries

Grower: Clarion River Organics 

Store: Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they’re hard, package them in plastic bags.

Recipe: Ground Cherry SalsaGround Cherry and Watermelon Salad

leekscropLeeks

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: How to Clean and Cut a Leek

Recipe: Simple Slow Roasted LeeksLeeks Vinaigrette

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