Summer CSA Week #16


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is the sixteenth 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
Sweet Onions – Blue Goose Farm
Sweet Onion Trio- Crighton Farm
Prune Plums – Dawson’s Orchards Prune Plums- Dawson’s Orchards
Butternut Squash- Clarion River Organics (Maple Grove Farm)** Yellow Bell Peppers – Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)**
Snack Peppers – Gid’s Produce Jalapeno Peppers- Gid’s Produce
Kale- Kistaco Farm Garlic – Blue Goose Farm
Cortland Apples – Kistaco Farm Blue Potatoes- Clarion River Organics (Riverbend Acres)**
Cortland Apples – Kistaco Farm
Kale- Kistaco Farm
Savoy Cabbage – Clarion River Organics (Rippling Brook Farm)**

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Bruschedda cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms


 

Snack 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: Pepperonata, Sweet Pepper Bites, Stuffed Sweet 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: Plum Torte, German Italian Plum Cake, Plum Butter in Slow-Cooker

 

Sweet Onions

Grower: Blue Goose Farm and Crighton Farm

Store: Sweet onions don’t keep as long as other types of onions due to their high water content. Store onions in cool, dark and well-ventilated area. If planning to use within the week, you can store onions on your counter. For longer storage times, wrap individually in a paper towel and then in a paper bag and store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator for up to a month. For longer storage, place onions in clean pantyhose, tie a knot between each onion, hang in the pantry and cut off an onion whenever you need one. Stored this way, onions can last 4-6 months.

Recipe: Roasted Parmesan Creamed Onions, Sweet Onion Dip, Grilled Sweet Onions

 

Kale

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: Lemony Kale Chickpea Avocado Salad, Kale, White Bean and Chicken SoupSee last weeks blog for more kale recipes

 

Butternut Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Maple Grove Farm)**

Storage: Store squash in a cool, dry place for up to six months after curing. (Leave in well ventilated area for 10-12 days.) 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: Butternut Squash Fritters, Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quesadillas, Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

 

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store garlic in cool, dry and well-ventilated area for several months. Shelf-life starts to decrease once you remove a clove from the bulb.

Recipe: One-Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta, Zucchini Garlic Bites, Homemade Garlic Spread

 

 

 

Blue 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: Roasted Blue Potatoes, Blue Mashed Potatoes

 

 

Cortland Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

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

Recipe: Apple Harvest Squares, Cast-Iron Skillet Apple CrispApple Fritters

 

 

Yellow Bell Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Daniel Lengacher Farm)**

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: Corn and Yellow Bell Pepper Soup, Roasted Bell Pepper Tostadas, More bell pepper recipes from last week

 

Jalapeno 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: Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Fritters, Jalapeno Popper Wontons, Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad

 

Savoy Cabbage

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Rippling Brook Farm)**

Store: Put the whole head of cabbage in a plastic bag and store in the vegetable crisper for one week. If cut, wrap in plastic wrap.

Recipe: Sauteed Savoy Cabbage with Dijon Mustard, Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cabbage Wedges, Potato and Savoy Cabbage Soup with Bacon

 

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