Summer CSA Week #22 Preview


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the October 25th CSA, which is an even week share

Leeks  Blue Goose Farm
Cauliflower  Clarion River Organics
Sweet Peppers* – Crighton Farm
D’anjou Pears – Dawson’s Orchards
Semi Hot Peppers* – Gid’s Produce
Gala Apples Kistaco Farm
Mizuna – Nu Way Farm
Red Beets – River Bend Acres
Arugula – River Bend Acres
Acorn Squash – Weeping Willow Farm

*Members will receive either sweet peppers or semi hot hungarian peppers.

Egg shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farm

Cheese shares will receive Parmesan Cheese from Broadrun Farms

**This week’s shares are Vegan and Gluten Free

 

 


Leeks

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for 1 to 2 weeks. Keeping them in perforated or loosely wrapped plastic will help them to retain moisture.

Recipe: Buttered Leeks, Braised Leeks with Parmesan, Potato Leek Soup

 

Cauliflower

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store in a loosely sealed plastic bag, with a paper towel tucked in to absorb any excess moisture. Whole heads of cauliflower can be kept in a loosely sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4 to 7 days.

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

 

 

Peppers

Grower: Crighton Farm and Gid’s Produce

Store: Store the peppers in a tightly sealed plastic bag on the top shelf of the fridge (peppers store the best at between 45°F and 55°F). You can also freeze almost any kind of pepper for as long as a year; just seal them snugly in plastic bags. Frozen peppers will retain their flavor and heat, though their crunchy texture will be lost.

Recipe: Pickled Hot Peppers, Sweet Pepper Relish

 

D’Anjou Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Unlike other fruits, pears ripen from the inside out so by the time they are soft on the outside, the inside flesh may be overripe and mealy.  Ripe pears should be stored in a refrigerator set at 35 to 45 degrees.  Leave unripe pears at room temperature in order to induce ripening.  To speed up the ripening process, place pears in a brown paper bag. This traps ethylene (a naturally occurring gas) which pears produce as they ripen.  You can also place pears next to bananas or avocados in order to ripen them. Just like pears, both fruits naturally release ethylene as they ripen.

Recipe: Harvest Pear Crisp, Spiced Anjou Pear Bread

 

Gala Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Keep them cool. The ideal storage temperature is 30 to 35 degrees F. with 90 to 95 percent relative humidity. If you don’t have a lot of apples, the refrigerator is a good option. Place them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag with holes in it or cover the apples with a damp paper towel.

Recipe: Sauteed Gala Appkes, Baked Apples with Cinnamon,

 

 

Mizuna

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store:  Mizuna will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag

Recipe: Mizuna Salad, Roasted Beet and Mizuna Salad, Sauteed Mizuna with Garlic

 

 

Arugula

Grower: River Bend Acres

Store:  Store arugula in the refrigerator.  Rinse and dry the leaves, wrap in a paper towel and store in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Arugula Pesto, Spaghetti with Arugula, Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

 

 

Red Beets

Grower: River Bend Acres

Store: Beet roots can be stored in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for 7-10 days.  You can either store them loose or in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Glazed Beets, Beet Goat Cheese Tarts, Beet and Feta Burgers

 

 

Acorn Squash

Grower: Weeping Willow

Store: Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area for up to 1 month.

Recipes: Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar, Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash, Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

 

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