Summer CSA Week #7


This is the Seventh 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
Blueberries- Dawson’s Orchards Blueberries- Dawson’s Orchards
Alisa Craig Sweet Onions- Clarion River Organics** Candy Onions- Gid’s Produce
French Heritage Tomatoes- Weeping Willow Farm French Heritage Tomatoes- Weeping Willow Farm
Pickling Cucumbers- Gid’s Produce Pickling Cucumbers- Gid’s Produce
Yellow Beans– Clarion River Organics** Summer Squash- Blue Goose Farm
Peaches- Dawson’s Orchards
Head Lettuce- Clarion River Organics**
Green Beans- Clarion River Organics**

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Onion and Chive Chevre from River View Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Keim Farm


Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Care: Do not wash the berries before you store them; wait to wash the berries until you are ready to use them. Cool your berries down to room temperature before storing them. By doing this, you can avoid a lot of condensation in the blueberry containers

Recipe: Blueberry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta + Caramelized Shallots, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, Blueberry Mole with Chicken, Blueberry Mint Juleps

Sweet/Candy Onions

Grower:Clarion River Organics/Gid’s Produce

Store: Sweet onions have a shorter shelf life than common varieties due to a higher water and sugar content. Thus, it’s important to store them properly. Ideally, sweet onions should be stored in a cool, dark, dry location and spread out for optimum air circulation. Most growers suggest placing onions in a clean pair of pantyhose, with knots tied in between each onion, then hung in a cool, dry place. Just snip off below each knot when you need one. Stored properly, sweet onions should last in your pantry about ten days to two weeks

Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions , Caramelized Onion LasagnaSweet Onion Salad, Raw Onion Bread

French Heritage Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Ultimate BLT RecipePanzanella (Bread Salad) with Summer Vegetables,  Caprese Garlic Bread


Pickling Cucumbers

Grower: Gid’s Produce

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.

Recipe: Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles, The Best Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches, Bread and Butter Pickles


Yellow Beans

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: In a plastic bag in the refrigerator

Recipe: Seared Yellow Wax Beans and Arugula Yellow Bean “Mac” & Cheese, Hungarian yellow wax bean stew (Zöldbabfőzelék)



Summer Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate yellow squash and zucchini, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Grilled Summer Squash Tacos, Cheddar Fried SquashCorn, Squash, and Green Onion Flatbreads



Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store peaches at room temperature until ripe. Refrigerating peaches before they are ripe can lead to loss of flavor and texture. After they ripen on the counter top, place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipes: Peaches in Lillet (Wine), Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze, Bourbon Peach BBQ Baked Beans

Head Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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: Citrus Vinaigrette, Thai Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing, Rainbow Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard Dressing


Green Beans

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: In a plastic bag in the refrigerator

Recipes: Green Bean, Shell Bean, and Sweet Onion Fattoush , Green Bean, Ham, and Cheese Frittata , Honey Garlic Green Beans





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