THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
This is for the second week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 11/28 and 11/29 depending on your pick up location.
|Candy Onions – Blue Goose Farm|
|Garlic – Blue Goose Farm|
|Sweet Potatoes – Clarion River Orgaics|
|Winter Squash – Crighton Farm|
|Braeburn Apples – Dawson’s Orchards|
|Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove|
|Apple Cider – Kistaco Farm|
|Eggs – Keim/Jarosinski Farm|
|Green Cabbage – Nu Way Farm|
|Watermelon Radishes – Nu Way Farm|
|Golden Beets – Riverbend Acres|
|Carrots – Weeping Willow Farm|
Vegan shares will receive Penn’s Corner Applesauce in place of eggs.
This week’s shares are Gluten Free
Grower: Blue Goose 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
Grower: Blue Goose 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.
Grower: Clarion River Organics
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.
Grower: Crighton Farm
Store: Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area for up to 1 month.
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.
Grower: Dawson’s Orchards
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.
Braeburn’s are an all purpose apple, they are crisp and sweet, perfect for eating as is, but are also good in baking pies!
Grower: Kistaco Farm
Store: Store apple cider in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Grower: Jarosinksi/Keim Farm
Store: Eggs should not be stored on the refrigerator door, but in the main body of the refrigerator to ensure that they keep a consistent and cool temperature.
Check out 50 things to do with eggs for recipes and ideas!
Grower: Nu Way Farm
Store: Keep it wrapped. Wrapping cabbage in plastic and storing it in the crisper section of your refrigerator limits its exposure to air flow, and thus reduces respiration and slows down spoilage. Just as importantly, plastic wrap keeps external moisture out, preventing mold and rot, while helping the cabbage to maintain its internal (cellular) moisture—without which, the cabbage leaves lose their firmness and begin to wilt.
Grower: Nu Way Farm
Store: Store in a moist towel/cloth bag or a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Enjoy radishes within 3-5 days. Watermelon radishes are edible all the way through– from skin to core. Scrub well before eating.
Grower: Riverbend 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 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.