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 WEEK’S HARVEST
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.
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: 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.
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.
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
Grower: Kistaco Farm
Store: Store apple cider in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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: Weeping Willow
Store: Store in your refrigerator
Grower: Weatherbury Farm
Store: Store in your pantry for several months.