Summer CSA Week #13


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is the thirteenth 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
Sweet Banana Peppers – Gid’s Produce
Heirloom Red Sweet Peppers- Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)**
Dumpling Squash- Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)** Dumpling Squash- Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)**
Canary Melon- Gid’s Produce Eggplant –Clarion River Organics (Josiah Miller Farm)**
Rambo Apples – Kistaco Farm Rainbow Carrots – Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)**
Green Beans- Blue Goose Farm Sugar Cube Melon – Gid’s Produce
Eggplant – Clarion River Organics (Josiah Miller Farm)** Seedless Cucumber- Crighton Farm
Red Onions – Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)** Yellow Nectarines – Dawson’s Orchards
Roma Tomatoes – Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)**
Red Onions – Weeping Willow

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Goat’s Milk Parmesan from Riverview Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms


 

Sweet Banana Peppers

Grower: Gid’s Produce

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: Pickled Sweet Banana Peppers, Veggie Stuffed Banana Peppers

Red Heirloom Sweet Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)

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: Pan Fried Sweet Peppers, Roasted Sweet Peppers with Italian Sausage, Marinaded Sweet Peppers

Dumpling Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)

Store:  Store squash in a cool, dry area away from extreme temperatures and sunlight. Sweet Dumpling squash can stay fresh for up to 3 months.

Recipe: Sweet Dumpling Squash Soup, Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash, Honey Roasted Sweet Dumpling Squash

 

Eggplant

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Josiah Miller Farm)

Store: Keep eggplant in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, and use it as soon as possible after harvesting or buying. You can place it in a vented bowl, but avoid sealing it in a plastic bag, which can increase decay.  Eggplant is highly sensitive to ethylene, a natural gas that causes certain foods to ripen (and eventually spoil) very quickly. So it’s best to keep eggplant stored separately from bananas, tomatoes, and melons, which are all high ethylene producers.

Recipe: Balsamic Marinated Grilled Eggplant Lasagna Stuffed Eggplant, Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Tomato Pasta

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

 

Canary Melon

Grower: Gid’s Produce

The Canary melon is oval-shaped, with a smooth skin. When the melon is ripe, its hard rind turns bright yellow, it develops a corrugated look and a slightly waxy feel and its flesh will be pale ivory in color. The texture of the flesh is notably succulent, almost wet and semi firm, similar to a ripe pear. Within the flesh, the fruit bears a dry salmon-orange seed cavity. The melon possesses flavors both tangy and mildly sweet. Its aromatics linger with nuances of banana and pineapple and a slightly musky finish.

Recipe: Melon and Greens SaladCanary Melon and Cilantro Salad

Roma Tomatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher 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 Roma TomatoesRomesco Soup,  Homemade Salsa

Red Onions

Grower: Clarion River Organics (David Schmucker Farm)/Weeping Willow 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: Balsamic Onions, Creamy Roasted Red Onions, Pickled Red Onions

 

Rainbow Carrots

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)

Store: 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: Balsamic Honey Glazed Carrots  Rosemary Roasted Carrots, Rainbow Carrot Pecan Salad

 

Green Beans

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Green Beans and Kale Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce, Caramelized Green Beans

 

Rambo Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Keep them cool. The ideal storage temperature is 30 to 35 degrees F. with 90 to 95 percent relative humidity. If you don’t have a lot of apples, the refrigerator is a good option. Place them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag with holes in it or cover the apples with a damp paper towel.

Recipe: Apple Pie Bites Crockpot Apple Butter

Seedless Cucumber

Grower: Crighton 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: Cucumber Yogurt SaladAsian Cucumber Salad, Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

 

 

 

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