CSA Week #24 Preview


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the November 8th CSA, which is an even week share

Butternut Squash  Blue Goose Farm
Sweet Potato Fingerlings  Clarion River Organics
Parsley – Crighton Farm/Nu Way Farm
Braeburn Apples* – Dawson’s Orchards
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Jonagold Apples* – Kistaco Farm
Cauliflower – Nu Way Farm
Arugula** – Riverbend Acres
Baby Red Kale** – Riverbend Acres
Maple Syrup – Weeping Willow Farm

*Members will receive either Braeburn or Jonagold Apples

**Members will receive either Arugula or Baby Red Kale from Riverbend Acres

Egg shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farm

Cheese shares will receive Feta Cheese from River View Dairy

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

 

 


Butternut Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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

Recipe: Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut SquashParmesan Butternut Squash Gratin

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Fingerlings

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Avoid storing sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, which will produce a hard center and unpleasant taste. Instead, store your sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, well ventilated container. For best results, store them in a basement or root cellar away from strong heat sources. Your sweet potatoes can store for up to two weeks if stored properly.

Recipe: Sauteed Fingerling Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Potato Fritters, Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

Parsley

Grower: Crighton Farm/Nu Way Farm

Store: Fill a jar or a water glass partially with water and place the stem ends of the herbs into the water in the jar. 4 If you are storing the herbs in the refrigerator, cover loosely with a plastic bag.

Recipe: Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto, Lemon and Parsley Fingerling Potatoes, Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing

 

 

Braeburn/Jonagold Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards/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: Crispy Braeburn and Almond Sheet Tart, Apple Crisp with Oat Topping

 

 

Winter Squash

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Leave the heads intact and unwashed until you use them. Then, place them in the crisper drawer in your fridge with some paper towels.They’ll absorb any excess moisture, so your lettuce doesn’t spoil prematurely.  Lettuce bruises easily, so be careful not to shove other foods up against it. Using a storage container is better than a bag, which can end up squished against other items.

 

 

Cauliflower

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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 CauliflowerCauliflower Mac and Cheese

 

 

Arugula

Grower: Riverbend 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 PestoSpaghetti with Arugula, Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

 

 

 

Baby Red Kale

Grower: Riverbend Acres

Store: Store kale in the refrigerator, but in the coldest part of the fridge. Kale tends to get more and more bitter the longer it is left at room temperature, so keep it cool.  You can tightly wrap it in a paper towel and then place it in an air-tight bag

Recipe: Sauteed Kale with Smoked Paprika, Red Kale with Garlic and Lemon 

 

 

Maple Syrup

Grower: Weeping Willow

Store: Store maple syrup in the refrigerator for up to a year.

 

 

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