Summer CSA Week #14



THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

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

 

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Sweet Red Heirloom Peppers – Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)**
Sweet Pepper Medley- Crighton Farm
Patty Pan Squash- Clarion River Organics (Emmanuel Schmucker Farm)** Kale- Kistaco Farm
Leeks- Gid’s Produce and Clarion River Organics** Celery – Blue Goose Farm
Kale – Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)** Tomato Juice – Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Sweet Corn- Kistaco Farm Sweet Corn – Kistaco Farm
Yellow Bartlett Pears – Dawson’s Orchards White Potatoes- Blue Goose Farm
Patty Pan Squash – Clarion River Organics (Emmanuel Schmucker Farm)**
Yellow Bartlett Pears- Dawson’s Orchards

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Ivory Lace Cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms


 

Sweet Pepper Medley

Grower: Crighton

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: Sweet Pepper Soup, Easy Pepper Steak

 

Sweet Red Heirloom 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 Red Pepper Hummus, Goat Cheese and Sweet Red Pepper Bruschetta

 

Patty Pan Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Emmanuel Schmucker Farm)

Store:  Store squash sealed in plastic in the refrigerator for up to five days. Unlike winter squash, summer squash is quite perishable. The smaller the squash, the sooner it should be used.

Recipe: Patty Pan Squash Stuffed with Basil Orzo, Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella, Roasted Patty Pan Squash

 

Kale

Grower: Kistaco

Store: Do not wash kale until you are ready to use it. Wrap the kale in a paper towel and place in a ziplock plastic bag. Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator away from apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, figs, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums and tomatoes. Kale should stay fresh for at least a week. You can also blanch and freeze kale.

Recipe: Roasted Kale and Chickpea Salad, Kale and Artichoke Dip, Spicy Simmered Eggs with Kale

 

 

Yellow Bartlett Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Storage: Pears ripen from the inside out, so by the time the outside is soft and ripe the inside may be overripe. Ripe pears should be stored in the refrigerator. Leave unripe pears at room temperature to induce ripening. To determine if the pear is ripe, press the neck of the pear by applying gentle pressure with your thumb to the stem end of the fruit. Once it gives slightly it is ready to eat. Bartlett pears may change color as they ripen. 

Recipe: Pear Pepper Relish, Pear Vanilla Fruit Leather, Cheesy Cinnamon Baked Pears, Pear and Cinnamon Muffins

 

Sweet Corn

Grower: Kistaco

Store: Place un-shucked ears of corn into a damp paper bag, put the bag into a resealable plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Store away from other fruits and vegetables.

Recipe: Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie, Summer Corn Chowder, Sweet Corn Salsa, Mini Sweet Corn Fritters 

 

Leeks

Grower: Gid’s Produce and Clarion River Organics

Store: Do not trim or wash before storing. Store in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. Leeks can be stored anywhere from five days up to two weeks

Recipe: Loaded Leek and Potato Bake, Grilled Zucchini and Leeks with Herb Dressing, Creamed Leeks

 

 

Celery

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep celery heads whole, wrap them up tightly in aluminum foil, and then keep them in the refrigerator crisper drawer. Or, cut the end off and store the celery standing in water, refresh water every day or two.

Recipe: Celery Stir Fry, Cucumber and Celery Salad with Tuna, Green Apple Celery and Walnut Salad

 

White Potatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store potatoes in a cool, dry and well ventilated place. Do not wash potatoes until you are ready to use them. Don’t store potatoes in the refrigerator because the colder temperatures cause the starches in the potatoes to turn to sugar.

Recipe: Parmesan Baked Potato Halves, Duchess Potatoes, Herb and Garlic Potato Stacks

 

Tomato Juice

Pro: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Once opened, tomato juice can last for 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Unopened, juice will keep for 12-18 months in a cool, dark place.  

Recipe: Easy Tomato Gazpacho, Vegetable-Tomato Curry, Tomato-Rice Pilaf

 

 

 

 

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