Summer CSA Week # 15


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

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: Spicy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry, Mexican Egg Casserole, Spicy Roasted Potatoes, Sausage and Peppers


Prune Plums

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. 

Recipe: German Potato Plum Dumpling, Dried Plums, Blue Italian Prune Plum Squares


Chioggia Beets

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.

Recipe: Raw Beet and Apple Salad, Roasted Chioggia Beet and Lacinato Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Pear and Chioggia Beet Slaw




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.

Recipe: Parmesan Kale Crisps, Lemon Pepper Chicken Sausage and Kale Stir Fry, Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips, See last weeks blog for more kale recipes


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. 

Recipe: Baked Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya, Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Sweet Sausage and Peppers


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 Tomatoes,  Romesco Soup,  Homemade Salsa


Gold Potatoes

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.

Recipe: Loaded Leek and Potato Bake, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Jacques Pepin Style, Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup



Honeycrisp Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Store apples in the vegetable crisper for up to a month with or without a plastic bag.

Recipe: Honeycrisp Apple Fritters, Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad 



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.

Recipe: Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers, Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers, Fried Egg in Pepper


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. 

Recipe: Fiery Stuffed Cherry Pepper Appetizer, Sweet Hot Pickled Cherry Bombs



Ground Cherries

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. 

Recipe: Mini Ground Cherry Pies, Ground Cherry Bread


Gold Beets

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.

Recipe: Gold Beets and Crispy Garlic Ramen, Sweet Roasted Beets with Herb Citrus Dressing, Golden Beets and Brussel Sprouts



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