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