THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
This is for the seventh week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 12/13/18 or 2/14/18 depending on your pick up location.
|Green Cabbage – Blue Goose Farm|
|Turnips – Clarion River Organics|
|Sage – Crighton Farm|
|Eggs – Jarosinski/Keim Farm|
|Pea Shoots – Harmony Grove Farm|
|Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm|
|Idared Apples – Kistaco Farm|
|Sweet Potatoes – Riverbend Acres|
|Rutabagas – Tuscarora Organics Cooperative|
|Tomato Juice – Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance|
|Rolled Oats– Weatherbury Farm|
Gluten Free and Vegan Shares will receive Apple Cider from Kistaco Farm in place of rolled oats and eggs.
Grower: Blue Goose 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: Clarion Rive Organics
Store: Refrigerate the roots unwashed in a plastic bag. They should keep for anywhere from1 week to 2 weeks in the fridge, depending on your refrigerator. To freeze, wash, peel, slice and place in pot of water that just covers them.
Grower: Crighton Farm
Store: To store, simply wrap the sage leaves in paper towels and put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Make sure to use the leaves within four to five days. Fresh leaves that are covered in olive oil can be stored for much longer in the refrigerator, about three weeks.
Grower: Jaroskinski/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.
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: Use your pea shoots quickly — within a day or two. Wrap them in a paper towel and place them in an open plastic bag (3) in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use them, gently wash and discard any large stems.
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.
Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips
Grower: Riverbend Acres
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: Tuscarora Organics Cooperative
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.
Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Store: Store in your pantry for 2 years!
Grower: Weatherbury Farm
Store: Store in a cool place for several months. Best when stored in refrigerator.