Winter CSA Week #9

This is the final week of the Winter CSA!  We appreciate each and every one of our Winter CSA members and thank you for another successful season!  Please take our short survey and share your thoughts with us about this year’s Winter CSA.


This is for the ninth and FINAL week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 3/13/18 or 3/14/18 depending on your pick up location.


Sweet Onions – Blue Goose Farm
Watermelon Radishes – Clarion River Organics
Eggs – Jarosinski/Keim/Crighton Farms
Mixed and Broccoli Microgreens – Harmony Grove Farm/Crighton Farm
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm
Applesauce – Kistaco Farm/Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Sweet Potatoes – Riverbend Acres
Maple Syrup – Weeping Willow Farm
Buckwheat Flour – Weatherbury Farm

Vegan Shares and Gluten Free Shares will receive Banana Rings from Clarion River Organics in place of eggs and flour.

Sweet Onions

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

Recipe: Upside Down Cheesy Onion CornbreadSweet Onion Marmalade

Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion Rive Organics

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.


Recipe: Watermelon Radish ChipsRadish Toast with Honey, Pickled Watermelon Radishes


Pastured Eggs

Grower: Jarosinski/Keim/Crighton 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.

Recipe: Guide to the Perfect Eggs, Sweet Potato Hash Egg Cups, Egg Drop Soup



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.




Grower: Harmony Grove Farm and Crighton 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


Recipe: Microgreen Salad, 12 Microgreen Recipes Packed with Macro Flavor


Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store:  Store apple cider in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Recipe: Applesauce Brownies, Applesauce Granola, 15 Recipes Using Applesauce






Sweet Potatoes

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.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet PotatoesStuffed Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl, Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad



Maple Sryup

Grower: Weeping Willow

Store: Store in your refrigerator






Buckwheat Flour

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Store in your pantry for several months.

Recipe: Light and Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes, Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies, Buckwheat Pasta



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