Summer CSA Week 3 Preview


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is the Third Week of the Summer CSA!  This is an Odd week pick up – please click here to check your pick up schedule.

Small Share Standard Share
Lettuce- Harmony Grove Farm Lettuce- Harmony Grove Farm
Spinach – Riverbend Acres Spinach – Riverbend Acres
Swiss Chard – Riverbend Acres Swiss Chard– Riverbend Acres
Fennel – Clarion River Organics Fennel– Clarion River Organics
Patty Pan – Clarion River Organics Bok Choy- Kistaco Farm
Gold Potatoes – Clarion River Organics Farmer’s Market Salsa – Penns Corner Farm Alliance
Kale- Blue Goose Farm Red Potatoes- Clarion River Organics
Kale – Blue Goose Farm

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Buttercup from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Keim Farm


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: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing, Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette

 

Spinach

Grower: Riverbend Acres

Store: Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Line a plastic storage container with paper towels. Dump in the leaves in an even layer on top, add more leaves and cover until the box is full but not jam packed.

Recipe: Greek Rice (Spanakorizo)Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata, Garlic Sauteed Spinach

 

Swiss Chard

Grower: Riverbend Acres

Store: Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Recipe: Swiss Chard Bundles, Swiss Chard Salad, Creamed Swiss Chard With Bacon

 

Fennel

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Similar to carrots, if you’re storing fennel in the fridge, you’ll want to separate the stalks from the bulb and store the two parts separately in plastic bags. For a non-plastic option, try storing fennel upright in a cup of water on the counter. Here is a tutorial on how to cut fennel!

Recipe: Rhubarb-Fennel Gin Cocktail, Grilled Fennel,  Braised Lamb Shanks with Fennel and Baby Potatoes

 

Patty Pan

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Pattypan squash will keep for a few days stored in the fridge, unwashed and sealed in plastic. The smaller the squash, the sooner it should be used.

Recipe:  Ways to Cook Pattypan Squash, Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

 

Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Wrap the bunch of kale in a layer of paper towels, and store in a  plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer.

Recipe: Greens and Cheese Vegitable Lasagna, Almond, Kale, and Banana SmoothieAngry Shrimp

 

 

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.

Recipes: Taiwanese Short Rib and Bok Choy Stew, Shanghai Noodles with Chicken

 

 

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.

Recipes: Crispy Potato Cake with Garlic and Parsley, Crispy Potato Salad with Chiles, Celery, and Peanuts

 

Farmers Market Salsa

Grower: Penns Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Refrigerate After Opening

Recipes: Mexican Stuffed Shells, Easy and Delicious Dinner Recipes Using Jarred Salsa

 

 

 

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