THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
This is the fifteenth 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|
|Cherry Bomb Peppers – Gid’s Produce
||Hot Pepper Medley- Crighton Farm|
|Prune Plums – Dawson’s Orchards||Prune Plums- Dawson’s Orchards|
|Ground Cherries – Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)**||Chioggia Beets – Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)**|
|Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash – Clarion River Organics (Hill Top Farm)**||Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash – Clarion River Organics (Hill Top Farm)**|
|Gold Beets- Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)*||Roma Tomatoes – Blue Goose Farm|
|Honeycrisp Apples – Kistaco Farm||Gold Potatoes- Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)**|
|Honeycrisp Apples – Kistaco Farm|
|Kale- Kistaco Farm|
|Sun Tan Bell Peppers – Gid’s Produce|
**Indicates farm is certified organic
All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan
Cheese Shares will receive Cowboy Coffee cheese from Goat Rodeo
Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms and Crighton Farm
Hot Pepper Medley
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.
Grower: Dawson’s Orchards
Store: To store fresh prune plums, store in refrigerator in crisper drawer in a plastic bag for up to one week. To freeze, wash and dry, remove the pit, slice and place on cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour. Place frozen plum slices in freezer bag.
Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)
Store: Do not wash beets before storing. Place in a plastic bag and wrap the bag tightly around the beets, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible, and place in refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3 weeks.
Grower: Kistaco Farm
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.
Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash
Grower: Clarion River Organics (Hill Top Farm)**
Storage: Store squash in a cool, dry place for up to three months. Refrigeration can make the squash spoil more quickly, but it can be stored in the fridge for one to two weeks. Once cut, squash should be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for up to a week.
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.
Grower: Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)**
Store: Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight with good ventilation, in a paper bag or crate.
Grower: Kistaco Farm
Store: Store apples in the vegetable crisper for up to a month with or without a plastic bag.
Sun Tan Bell Peppers
Grower: Gid’s Produce
Store: Store whole in the vegetable bin in the refrigerator. Once cut, store in a plastic bag and use within a few days. Peppers can be sliced, flash frozen and bagged for long term freezing.
Cherry Bomb Peppers
Pro: Gid’s Produce
Store: Don’t wash peppers until eaten. Store in produce bin in the refrigerator for about a week to two weeks. Best preserved pickled and canned.
Pro: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)**
Store: Husked fruit keeps in the fridge for five to seven days. Can be husked, and flash frozen as well.
Pro: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller Farm)
Store: Store beets without their tops loose in an unsealed plastic bag in the fridge. Kept from moisture, they will last for weeks up to a couple of months. If the greens were attached, wrap them loosely in damp paper towel and keep in the crisper; the greens will last for about half a week.