Spring CSA Week #8 Preview


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

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

Don’t forget to sign up for our Summer CSA!  Deadline to register is May 23rd! 

Small Share Standard Share
Red Potatoes – Clarion River Organics Rhubarb – Clarion River Organics
Salanova Lettuce Mix – Clarion River Organics Green Garlic – Clubhouse Gardens
Green Garlic – Clubhouse Gardens Broccoli Microgreens – Harmony Grove Farm
Broccoli Microgreens – Harmony Grove Farm Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm
Bok Choy – Kistaco Farm Salanova Lettuce Mix – Grow Pittsburgh
Buckwheat Flour – Weatherbury Farm Bok Choy – Kistaco Farm
Maple Syrup – Weeping Willow Farm

Small Gluten Free Shares will receive Mizuna from Kistaco Farm in place of Buckwheat Flour

Cheese Shares will receive Old Gold raw milk cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Crighton Farm


Red Potatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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: Buttery Roasted Crushed Potatoes, Loaded Baked Potato Rounds, Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

 

 

Rhubarb

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Fresh rhubarb is quite perishable. Place the stalks in a plastic bag to retain moisture and store for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator crisper drawer. To freeze, cut the rhubarbstalks into 1-inch chunks and seal in an airtight bag. Frozen rhubarb will keep up to a year at 0 degrees F.

Recipe: Rhubarb Upside Down CakeCinnamon Rhubarb Muffins,  50 Ways to Use Rhubarb

 

 

Green Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store:Green garlic should be stored in the refrigerator, where it will keep for 5-7 days. Wrap the green garlic in a damp paper towel and place it in a plastic bag; or for a non-plastic alternative, stick the green garlic in a tall glass with some water in the bottom.

Recipe: Green garlic is great used in any recipe that you would use garlic or scallions in!

 

 

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.

Recipe: Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps, Italian Chopped Salad

 

 

Broccoli 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

 

Salanova Salad Mix

Grower: Clarion River Organics/Grow Pittsburgh

Store: Put your lettuce into a nice big bowl, and drape a paper towel or two over the top so moisture doesn’t settle on the leaves while your salad sits in the fridge. Cover the whole thing with a really tight seal of plastic wrap, and store.

 

 

 

Bok Choy

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Store bok choy in a plastic bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator for up to a week. Wash immediately before serving.

Recipe: Ginger and Garlic Bok Choy, Smothered Chicken with Bok Choy,  Spicy Roasted Bok Choy

 

 

 

 

Buckwheat Flour

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Store in a cool place.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Maple Syrup

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store maple syrup in the refrigerator for up to a year.

Recipes: Cornbread Muffins with Maple ButterMaple Pecan Granola

 

 

 

 

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