Fall CSA – Week of October 26


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 lb delicata squash, River View Dairy 2 lb anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard
1 lb broccoli, Clarion River Organics 1 lb broccoli, Clarion River Organics
1 lb leeks, Clubhouse Gardens or River View Dairy 3/4 lb rainbow chard, Nu Way Farm
2 lb kohlrabi, Clarion River Organics 1 lb white beets, Sunny Meadow Farm
1 lb tatsoi, Nu Way Farm 1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove
2 lb Mutsu/Crispin apples, Kistaco Farm 2 garlic bulbs, Blue Goose Farm or Crighton Farm
1 lb green carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 2.5 lb pie pumpkin, Matthews Family Farm
8 oz. honey*, Bedillion Farm 1 lb fennel, Clarion River Organics
*for vegans, 3/4 lb large greens mix, Grow Pittsburgh

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE.

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


Tatsoi

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag

Recipe: Chilled Braised Tatsoi Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Winter Tatsoi Salad with Butternut “Croutons”, Stir-fried Tatsoi with Crispy Tofu and Sweet & Sour Sauce

 

Broccoli

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep your broccoli in a ventilated bag. Simply seal your broccoli in the bag, then poke numerous holes in the bag near the broccoli’s head to ensure good air flow. Keep the broccoli refrigerated.

Recipe: Vegan Apple Broccoli Salad, Sesame Noodles with Chicken & Broccoli, Chicken Broccoli Buddha Bowl

 

Green Carmen Peppers

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: Copycat Chipotle Peppers & Onions, Green Pepper Rings, Butternut Squash Chili, Vegan & GF Vegetable Fritters

Delicata Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Delicata Squash can be stored for 6 weeks.

Recipe: Spiced Lentil Soup with Roasted Beets & Delicata Squash, Maple-Glazed Roasted Delicata with Brussels Sprouts, Wild Rice, Lentil & Cranberry Stuffed Delicata, Spicy Roasted Squash with Feta & Herbs

Leeks

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens or River View Dairy

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to use.

Recipe: Bruschetta with Leeks, Goat Cheese & Bacon, Sauteed Cabbage & Leeks, Simple Slow-Roasted Leeks

 

 

Kohlrabi

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Cut off the leafy stalks (you can use the leaves as you would kale or collard greens; be sure to use them with a few days) and scrub the kohlrabi bulbs clean, wrap them loosely in plastic or a paper bag, and refrigerate them until you’re ready to use them. Fresh kohlrabi will last up to several weeks in the fridge.

Recipe: Simple Roasted Kohlrabi, Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro & Lime, Kohlrabi & Leek Soup

Anjou Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe — to hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, place pears in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Recipe: Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Baked Pears with Walnuts & Honey, Sauteed Pears with Bacon & Mustard Dressing

Mutsu/Crispin Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Crispy Apple & Kohlrabi Salad, Apple Crumb Bars with Fresh Mutsu, Caramelized Apple Crepes, Crunchy Daikon & Mutsu Apple Salad

Rainbow Chard

Grower: Nu Way 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 the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible.

Recipe: Quinoa with Swiss Chard, Garlic & Tomatoes, Rainbow Chard Potato Chowder, Spicy Pickled Chard Stems, Orange Braised Rainbow Chard

White Beets

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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

Recipe: Roasted Beet & Pear Salad, Raw Citrus Beet Salad, Oven-Roasted Beets & Potatoes

 

Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Crighton Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Dip, Vegan Forty Clove Broccoli & Chickpeas, Death by Garlic Penne Pasta

Pie Pumpkin

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Pumpkins can be stored for 2-3 months.

Recipe: Savory Pumpkin Pizza, Vegetarian Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake, Pumpkin Hummus

Fennel

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Similar to carrots, if you’re storing fennel in the fridge, you’ll want to separate the stalks from the bulb and store the two parts separately in plastic bags. For a non-plastic option, try storing fennel upright in a cup of water on the counter. Here is a tutorial on how to cut fennel!

Recipe: Pickled Fennel Citrus Salad, Roasted Carrots & Red Onions with Fennel & Mint, Leek, Fennel, Apple & Walnut Soup with Turmeric

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