Summer CSA Week #12


This is the twelfth 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
Hot Banana Peppers- Clarion River Organics (Mathew Schwartz Farm)**
Hot Banana Peppers- Clarion River Organics (Mathew Schwartz Farm)**
Yellow Nectarines- Dawson’s Orchards Yellow Nectarines- Dawson’s Orchards
Sugar Cube Melon- Gid’s Produce Leeks- Gid’s Produce
Grape Tomatoes- Blue Goose Farm Red Potatoes- Weeping Willow Farm
Toy Box or Patty Pan Squash- Crighton Farm/ Clarion River Organics (Emmanuel Schmucker Farm)** Garlic- Blue Goose Farm
Candy Onions- Blue Goose Farm Ground Cherries- Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)**
Delicata Squash- Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)**
Saladette Tomatoes- Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)**

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Parmesan from Broadrun Farms

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Keim Farm


Hot Banana Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Mathew Schwartz Farm)

Store:  Store the peppers in a tightly sealed plastic bag on the top shelf of the fridge (peppers store the best at between 45°F and 55°F). You can also freeze almost any kind of pepper for as long as a year; just seal them snugly in plastic bags. Frozen peppers will retain their flavor and heat, though their crunchy texture will be lost—not a problem in the case of chiles destined for cooked dishes and salsas.

Recipe: Grilled Banana Pepper and Feta Salad, Habanero Nectarine Jam, Stuffed Banana Peppers


Yellow Nectarines

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Care: Store nectarines at room temperature until ripe — this usually takes 2 to 3 days. A ripe fruit will yield a bit when pressed gently. To speed up the ripening process, place nectarines or peaches in a paper bag and store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.

Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Nectarine BBQ Sauce, Nectarine Breakfast Bar, Nectarine, Pistachio and Goat Cheese Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette


Sugar Cube Melon

Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Refrigerate ripe melons, but do not freeze. It is best not to cut a melon until you are ready to eat it. If you need to return cut melon to the refrigerator, do not remove the seeds from the remaining sections as they keep the flesh from drying out. Sugar Cube Melons are similar to cantaloupe, but they are smaller and quite a bit sweeter. They are best enjoyed fresh!

Recipe: Cantaloupe Jam with Vanilla, Wild Rice, Cantaloupe and Cucumber SaladCantaloupe Pineapple Smoothie


Grape Tomatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe at room temperature, with the stem side down.  If you have a cool spot in your home, like a wine cellar or root cellar, with temperatures in the 55° F to 70° F range, store fully ripe tomatoes there. They’ll keep well for a day or two.

Recipe: Dilled White Bean and Grape Tomato SaladRoasted Grape Tomatoes,  Dilled Grape Tomatoes


Toy Box or Patty Pan Squash

Grower: Crighton Farm/ Clarion River Organics (Emmanuel Schmucker Farm)

Store: 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: Roasted Patty Pan Squash with Parmesan Fried Patty Pan Squash, Sweet and Tangy Roasted Patty Pan Squash


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: Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche, Hot Sweet Onion Dip, Sweet Onion Citrus Dressing



Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for 1 to 2 weeks. Keeping them in perforated or loosely wrapped plastic will help them to retain moisture.

Recipe: Braised Leeks With Parmesan  Leek and Celery Root Soup, Ham and Leek Baked Gnocchi


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.

Recipe: Parmesan Garlic Butter Red Potatoes Herbed Red Potato Salad, 3-Ingredient Crispy Seasoned Red Potatoes



Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store garlic bulbs at room temperature in a well ventilated container or paper bag.

Recipe: Quick and Easy Gourmet Garlic Oil Roasted Garlic Spread, Garlic Shrimp


Ground Cherries

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)

Store: Remove the husks and rinse the fruits before preparing. Husked fruits keep in the refrigerator for five to seven days. To freeze ground cherries, simply spread the husked, washed fruits on a rimmed cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they’re hard, package them in plastic bags.

Recipe: Ground Cherry Crisp, Ground Cherry Coconut Panna Cotta, Provençal Galette with Husk Cherries


Delicata Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)

Store: Delicata can be stored for about three months at room temp in a cool, dry area. Or, the fruit can be frozen. Simply cook the squash until soft, scoop out the flesh and pack and label in freezer bags. This will extend the length of time you’ll have to enjoy this delicious heirloom squash variety.

Recipe: Maple Sage Roasted Delicata Squash, Delicata Squash Tacos with Black Beans, Crispy Cheddar Delicata Squash Fritters


Saladette Tomatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)

Store: Store tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe at room temperature, with the stem side down.  If you have a cool spot in your home, like a wine cellar or root cellar, with temperatures in the 55° F to 70° F range, store fully ripe tomatoes there. They’ll keep well for a day or two.

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, Irresistible Plum Tomato Tart , Baked Ricotta with Confit Plum Tomatoes and Crostini


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