Winter CSA Week 1


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the first week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 11/14 and 11/15 depending on your pick up location.

Carrot  Blue Goose Farm
Poblano Peppers  Clarion River Organics
Sweet Onions- Crighton Farm
D’Anjou Pears – Dawson’s Orchards
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Buttercup Raw Milk Cheese – Hidden Hills Dairy
Acorn Squash – Kistaco Farm
Rutabaga – Nu Way Farm
Daikon Radish – Riverbend Acres
Unbleached Pastry Flour – Weatherbury Farm
Red Potatoes – Weeping Willow Farm

Vegan shares will receive Farmers Market Salsa and Garlic from Blue Goose Farm in place of cheese

Gluten Free shares will receive Farmers Market Salsa and Garlic from Blue Goose Farm in place of flour

 


Carrots

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month if stored properly. Cut off carrot greens, place carrots in a containers with lid and cover completely in water. Keep container in the refrigerator, changing the water ever 4-5 days.

Recipe: Carrot Cake Thumbprint CookiesRoasted Brown Butter Honey Carrots

 

Poblano Peppers

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in a paper bag in the vegetable crisper of refrigerator. To freeze: Slice or chop peppers, then place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

Recipe: Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Chili Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Chili Verde

 

Sweet Onions

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Sweet onions have a shorter shelf life than common varieties due to a higher water and sugar content. Thus, it’s important to store them properly. Ideally, sweet onions should be stored in a cool, dark, dry location and spread out for optimum air circulation. Most growers suggest placing onions in a clean pair of pantyhose, with knots tied in between each onion, then hung in a cool, dry place. Just snip off below each knot when you need one.  Stored properly, sweet onions should last in your pantry about ten days to two weeks.

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Onions, Caramelized Sweet Onions

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 CrispSpiced Anjou Pear Bread

Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove 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.

 

 

Buttercup Raw Milk Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

This is a semi-soft, creamy, buttery tasting cheese.  Try some melted on your hamburger or baked potato!

 

 

 

Acorn Squash

Grower: Kistaco Farm

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

Recipe: Roasted Acorn SquashAcorn Squash with Kale and Sausage

 

 

 

Rutabaga

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Rutabagas will keep for months in a cool storage place. They store well in plastic bags in a refrigerator or cold cellar. Keep rutabagas away from raw meat and meat juices to prevent cross contamination. Before peeling, wash rutabagas using cool or slightly warm water and a vegetable brush.

Recipe: Roasted Rutabaga, Mashed Rutabaga with Sour Cream and Dill, Balsamic Roasted Rutabaga 

 

 

Daikon Radish

Grower: Riverbend Acres

Store: Daikon is quite perishable, so if serving it raw try to use it within 4 days of purchase. If cooking daikon, it can be stored up about a week. Keep it in a perforated plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

Recipe: Chinese Braised Daikon RadishVietnamese Pickled Carrots and Daikon Radishes

 

Unbleached Pastry Flour

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

A very silky flour that makes excellent cakes  since it still has germ in the flour.  The germ actually contributes to the flavor of the cake.

Chocolate Cake

 

 

Red Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow

Store: Store potatoes in a cool, well ventilated place. Colder temperatures lower than 50 degrees, such as in the refrigerator, cause a potato’s starch to convert to sugar, resulting in a sweet taste and discoloration when cooked.

Recipes: Garlic Red Potatoes, Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes

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