Spring CSA Week #6


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 This is for the Sixth week of the 2018 Spring CSA!  This is an EVEN week pick up – please click here to check your pick up schedule.

Small Share Standard Share
Lettuce- Tuscarora Organics Cooperative Lettuce – Tuscarora Organics Cooperative
Scallion Microgreens – Harmony Grove Farm Scallion Microgreens – Harmony Grove Farm
Gold Potatoes – Clarion River Organics  White Potatoes – Blue Goose Farm
Red Radishes – Gid’s Produce Red Radishes – Gid’s Produce
Mushrooms – Tuscarora Organics Cooperative Chives – Gid’s Produce
Cornmeal/Polenta – Weatherbury Farm Cornmeal/Polenta – Weatherbury Farm
McIntosh Apples – Dawson’s Orchards
Applesauce – Kistaco Farm
Salanova Lettuce Mix – Grow Pittsburgh

Gluten Free Shares will receive bok choy from Blue Goose Farm in place of Cornmeal

Cheese Shares will receive Cheese Curds from Pasture Maid Creamery

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Keim Farm and Jarosinski Farm


Lettuce

Grower: Tuscarora Organics Cooperative 

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.

Recipe: Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Italian Chopped Salad, Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 

Scallion Microgreens

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

Recipe: Vegetarian Ramen with Microgreens12 Microgreen Recipes Packed with Macro Flavor,  Mushroom & Microgreen Omelet

 

Gold/White Potatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics/Blue Goose Farm

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.

Recipe: Garlic Ranch PotatoesGarlic Chive Butter Roasted PotatoesWarm Potato and Chive Salad

 

 

Red Radishes

Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Store radishes in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator and they should keep for at least a week. If your radishes have leaves attached, it is best to remove them, as they tend to leach moisture from the root.

Recipe: Spring Radish Salad, Roasted Radishes,  Quick Pickled Radishes

 

 

 

Chives

Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Store fresh chives in the refrigerator in a resealable plastic bag, keeping the air inside, for up to a week. You can also place the stems standing up in a glass or jar filled with a few inches of water and covered with a plastic bag. Do not wash until ready to use the chives, as excessive moisture will promote decay.

Recipe: Goat Cheese & Chive Cornbread Muffins, Chive Oil Salad Dressing Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese and Chives

 

Mushrooms (members will either get crimini, white button, portabella, or shitake mushrooms)

Grower: Tuscarora Organics Growers Cooperative 

Store: Keep fresh mushrooms in a paper bag or in a damp cloth bag in the refrigerator. This allows them to breathe so they stay firm longer. Avoid storing mushrooms in a plastic bag, which causes them to deteriorate quickly.

Recipe: Mushroom RagoutAsian Style Shitake Mushrooms, Eggs baked in Portabella Mushrooms

 

 

Braising Greens

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag

Recipe: Braised Greens TacosCreamy Polenta with Braised Greens & Poached EggsAfrican Braised Greens with Tomatoes

 

 

Cornmeal/Polenta

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened, and to extend shelf life, store polenta/cornmeal in the refrigerator.

Recipes: Skillet Margarita Polenta PizzaCranberry and Cornmeal Upside-Down CakeBoston Brown BreadRosemary Lemon Polenta Cookies

 

 

McIntosh Apples

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.

Recipe: Baked Apple Wedges, Mini Apple Pie, Apple Vanilla Butter

 

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