Summer CSA Week #5


This is the Fifth 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
Basil Plant – Pucker Brush Farm Basil Plant – Pucker Brush Farm
Scallions – Riverbend Acres (Clarion River Organics)** Salanova Lettuce Mix –Daniel Lengacher Farm (Clarion River Organics)**
Garlic Scapes – Blue Goose Cucumbers – Hidden Valley Farm (Clarion River Organics)**
Swiss Chard – Blue Goose Scallions – Riverbend Acres (Clarion River Organics)**
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm Chioggia Beets – Riverbend Acres (Clarion River Organics)**
Zucchini  – Gid’s Produce Kohlrabi – Blue Goose Farm
Zucchini  – Gid’s Produce
Escarole – Gid’s Produce
Kale (mixed varieties) – Kistaco Farm

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Smoked Galen’s Cheese from Clover Creek

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Keim Farm

Basil Plant

Grower: Pucker Brush Farm

Care: Basil grows well in warm environments that receive about six hours of sun each day. Give basil water when the soil is dry to the touch, doing your best to water the plant at its base and not all over its leaves.

**The basil plants will not be in the CSA boxes, they will all be in a separate box, please be sure to grab a plant in addition to your CSA box.  



Salanova Lettuce Mix

Grower:Daniel Lengacher Farm (Clarion River Organics) Certified Organic

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.



Chioggia Beets

Grower: Riverbend Acres (Clarion River Organics) Certified Organic

Store: Store the leaves in a separate plastic bag and use within two days. The root bulbs should also be bagged and can be stored in the refrigerator crisper drawer 7 to 10 days.

Recipe: Raw Chioggia Beet Salad, Roasted Chioggia Beets,  Dill Beet Chickpea Salad




Grower: Riverbend Acres (Clarion River Organics) Certified Organic

Store: Place your green onions in a jar with a bit of water. Then cover them with a plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator

Recipe: Scallion Pancakes, Scallion Cream Cheese,  Chicken and Scallion Lettuce Wraps


Zucchini (green  & yellow)

Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: To store zucchini in the fridge, keep the squash whole, dry and unwashed. Store them in a plastic or paper bag with one end open to encourage air circulation, and pop them in the refrigerator crisper drawer.

Recipe: Zucchini Fritters Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread


Kale (members will receive red russian, red curly, or green curly kale)

Grower: Clarion River Organics/Kistaco Farm

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

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Kale & Pasta, Kale & Egg Breakfast CupsChickpea Kale Salad



Garlic Scapes

Grower: Riverbend Acres/Blue Goose Farm

Store:Garlic scapes keep well in a plastic bag in the fridge for two to three weeks. They will keep for a few days (and will look beautiful) in a glass with a little cool water in it, on the counter in a cool room. Change water daily.

Recipes: Garlic Scape Pesto, Shrimp & Garlic Scape Scampi, Garlic Scape & Cheddar Biscuits



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.




Grower: Hidden Valley Farm (Clarion River Organics)** Certified Organic

Store: Wrap each cucumber individually in a paper towel, then put all cucumbers wrapped in paper towels inside the plastic bag. Put the plastic bag with the cucumbers in a refrigerator and keep for a week.  

Recipes: Tangy Cucumber Salad, 58 Ways to Use Cucumbers, Lemony Cucumber CousCous Salad





Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Scrub the kohlrabi bulbs clean, wrap them loosely in a plastic or paper bag, and refrigerate until you’re ready to use them. Fresh kohlrabi will last up to several weeks in the fridge.

Recipes: Roasted Kohlrabi, Kohlrabi Fritters, Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw




Swiss Chard

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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.

Recipes: Spicy Rainbow Chard with Bacon & Polenta, Sesame Ginger Wraps, Rainbow Chard & Mushroom Quiche



Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Store unwashed with a dampened paper towel in a perforated plastic bag and refrigerate. By changing the towel occasionally and keeping it damp, you’ll be able to store the greens for up to a week. Freezing: Greens freeze well. Wash, then blanch for 3 minutes, drain and plunge into ice water

Recipe: Sauteed Escarole with Garlic & ParmesanChickpeas with Escarole & Caramelized OnionsSpaghetti with Pancetta & Escarole



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