THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
This is for the sixth week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 1/30/18 or 1/31/18 depending on your pick up location.
|Onions/Shallots– Blue Goose Farm/Crighton Farm|
|Grassfed Ground Beef*– Clarion River Organics|
|French Fingerling Potatoes – Clarion River Organics|
|Gold Raw Milk Cheese – Hidden Hills Dairy|
|Broccoli Microgreens – Harmony Grove Farm|
|Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm|
|Lois Jean’s Slow Simmered Pasta Sauce – Kistaco Farm|
|Golden Beets – Riverbend Acres|
|Daikon Radish/Purple Radishes – Riverbend Acres/Tuscarora Organics Cooperative|
|Crimini Mushrooms* – Tuscarora Organics Cooperative|
|Whole Wheat Bread Flour – Weatherbury Farm|
Gluten Free Shares will receive Farmers Market Salsa and Garlic in place on Whole Wheat Bread Flour
Vegan Shares will receive Farmers Market Salsa, Garlic, and Crimini Mushrooms in place of cheese and ground beef.
*If you responded to the survey indicating you were a vegetarian you will receive crimini mushrooms in place of ground beef.
Grower: Blue Goose Farm/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
Grassfed Ground Beef
Grower: Clarion Rive Organics
Store: The ground beef will come frozen, put it in your freezer if you do not want to eat it right away. To defrost place in your refrigerator for a day, until completely thawed.
French Fingerling Potatoes
Grower: Clarion River Organics
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.
Gold Raw Milk Cheese
Grower: Jaroskinski/Crighton/Keim Farm
Store: This cheese is made only in the summer months when the cows are on pasture to capture the natural golden color of the grass. Aged 5-8 months, this cheese works equally well on a cheese tray, baked in a casserole or paired with fruit. As “gouda” as it gets!
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: Harmony Grove Farm
Store: Keep microgreens between damp paper towels, and make sure they are cold and covered in a resealable bag or container. Wrapped this way, they’ll last in the fridge for about a week.
Lois Jean’s Slow Simmered Pasta Sauce
Grower: Kistaco Farm
Store: Store in your pantry for up to a year! Ingredients: Fresh Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Fresh Peppers, Sugar, Fresh Onions, Fresh Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Spices. Made with tomatoes grown at Kistaco Farm!
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.
Daikon Radishes/Purple Radishes
Grower: Riverbend Acres/Tuscarora Organics Cooperative
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. Keep purple radishes in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer, use within a week.
Grower: Tuscarora Organics Cooperative
Store: They’ll stay fresh for 5-7 days if you keep them refrigerated. Store bulk mushroomsin a paper bag in the refrigerator..
Whole Wheat Bread Flour
Grower: Weatherbury Farm
Store: Store in a cool place for several months. Best when stored in refrigerator.