Summer CSA Week #8


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

Small Share Standard Share
Sweet Corn- Kistaco Farm Sweet Corn- Kistaco Farm
Yellow Peaches- Kistaco Farm White Peaches- Dawson’s Orchards
Cucumbers- Weeping Willow Farm Cucumbers- Weeping Willow Farm
Brussels Sprout Greens- Clarion River Organics** Brussels Sprout Greens- Clarion River Organics**
Candy Onions-Blue Goose Farm Candy Onions- Blue Goose Farm
Rainbow Carrots- Clarion River Organics** New Red Potatoes- Weeping Willow Farm
Head Lettuce-Blue Goose Farm Sweet Italian Basil- Gid’s Produce
Hot Banana Peppers- Clarion River Organics** Gold Beets- Clarion River Organics
Garlic- Blue Goose Farm
Anaheim Pepper- Clarion River Organics**

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Allegheny Raw Milk Cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Keim Farm

Sweet Corn

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Care:Store in the refrigerator unshucked and in a bag. 

Recipe: Sweet ‘n Hot Corn and Blueberry Relish, Bang Bang Corn, Cheddar Bacon Ranch Corn, Sweet Corn Ice Cream


Yellow/ White Peaches

Grower:Kistaco Farm/ Dawson’s Orchards

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.

Recipe: Tapioca Pearl Pudding with Grilled Peaches and Pistachios, Peach and Cucumber SaladWhite Peach Bars


Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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: Raw Beet and Cucumber Salad Scallop, Orange, and Cucumber Kebabs ,  Baked Cucumber Chips


Brussels Sprout Greens

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep unwashed Brussels sprouts greens stored in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. They can be kept for three to four days. Cooked greens will keep for three days refrigerated.

Recipe: Brussels Sprout Greens Recipes, Brussels Sprout Greens with Bacon



Candy Onions

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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: Tennessee Onions Sweet Onion Dressing, Caramelized Onion Dip


Rainbow Carrots

Grower: Clarion River Organics


Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month if stored properly. Cut off carrot greens, place carrots in a containers with lid and cover completely in water. Keep container in the refrigerator, changing the water ever 4-5 days.

Recipe: Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Rainbow Carrot Stir FryRainbow Carrots with Balsamic and Thyme on Baked Ricotta


Head Lettuce

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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: Sunshine Salad Dressing, Steak Salad with Mint-Scallion Dressing


Hot Banana Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Spicy Pepper Beef, Vegetarian Chili with Banana Peppers, Salami, Banana Pepper, and Arugula Pizza


New Red Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow 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.

Recipes: German Potato Salad, Red Hasselback Potatoes, Crash Hot Potatoes


Sweet Italian Basil

Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature

Recipes: Trouble In Paradise Cocktail, Baked Flounder with Tomatoes and Basil, Caramelized Peach Caprese Salad


Gold Beets

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Beet roots can be stored in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for 7-10 days. You can either store them loose or in a plastic bag.

Recipes: Golden Beet Salad, Yellow Beet and Turmeric Hummus, Golden Beet Pasta



Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipes: Onion Garlic Biscuits, Creamy Roasted Garlic and Spinach Orzo, Roasted Garlic Soup with Olive Croutons


Anaheim Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipes: Roasted Anaheim Pepper Salsa, Stuffed Anaheim Peppers with Creamy Cilantro Tahini Sauce, Anaheim Chicken Tortilla Soup


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