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