Summer CSA Week #18


This is the eighteenth 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
Pear Mix (Red D’Anjou, Bosc, Moonglow) – Dawson’s Orchard
Honeycrisp Apples- Kistaco Farm
Poblano Peppers – Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)** Apple Cider- Kistaco Farm
Sweet Potatoes- Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)** Snack Peppers- Gid’s Produce
Acorn Squash – Clarion River Organics (Hill Top Farm)** Hydroponic Lettuce- Harmony Grove
Red Beets – Clarion River Organics (Daniel Miller)** Stripetti Squash- Clarion River Organics (Hill Top Farm)**
Heirloom Tomato- Clarion River Organics (Tobie Schmucker Farm)** Garlic- Blue Goose Farm
Green Kale – Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)**
Shallots- Gid’s Produce
Eggplant – Harvest Valley Farm

**Indicates farm is certified organic

All shares this week are Gluten Free and Vegan

Cheese Shares will receive Buttercup Cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg Shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farms


Pear Mix (Red D’Anjou, Bosc, Moonglow)

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store:  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.

Recipe: Pear and Prosciutto Pizza, Autumn Spice Pear Cobbler, Maple Vanilla Baked Pears


Sweet Potatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)**

Store: Store potatoes in cool, dark, well-ventilated space like a basement or garage. Sweet potatoes can store well for up to six months like this. Do not refrigerate.

Recipe: Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese, Spiced Herb Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges, Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Kebabs



Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Shallots can last a month stored in dark, cool location with ventilation.  Don’t store in a plastic bag, and keep away from potatoes. Once cut, store in the refrigerator sealed in a container or plastic bag.

Recipe: Pork Loin with Roasted Pears and Shallots, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette, Caramelized Shallots 


Stripetti Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Hill Top Farm)**

Store: Store Stripetti Squash is a cool, well-ventilated area for up to three months. Wrap cut pieces in plastic and refrigerate for up to five days.

Recipe: Stripetti Squash, Purple Cauliflower and Pepper Bake, Stripetti Squash with Sage and Romano Cheese, Brown Butter Herbed Stripetti Squash, Stripetti Squash “Au gratin”


Acorn 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: Roasted Acorn Squash with Rosemary, White Cheddar Mac N Cheese Stuffed Squash, Last Week’s Acorn Squash Recipes


Apple Cider

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Recipe: Apple Cider Donut Cake, Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Maple Meatballs, Apple Cider Pancakes


Poblano Peppers

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)**

Store: Place fresh peppers in a brown paper bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Peppers will store well for up to a week.

Recipe: Pasta with Creamy Roasted Poblano Sauce, White Chicken Chili with Poblanos, Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers


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 Quesadillas with Cheese and Bacon, Honeycrisp Apple Chicken SaladLast Week’s Apple Recipes


Snack Peppers

Grower: Gid’s Produce

Store: Store unwashed and whole in a bag or container 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: Garlic and Herb Stuffed Mini Peppers, Marinated Sweet Peppers, Keto Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers


Red Beets

Grower: 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: Beet Pesto Pasta, Chocolate Beet Bites, Beet, Arugula and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese


Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Store wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper for up to two weeks. Replace paper towel when it becomes saturated with water. 

Recipe: Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps, Green Salad


Heirloom Tomato

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Tobie Schmucker Farm)**

Store: Store at room temperature on a plate, out of direct sunlight. Don’t refrigerate or tomato will become mealy. Wash and core before use. 

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil, Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad, Roasted Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics (Hidden Valley Farm)**

Store: Wrap kale in a paper towel and place in an air-tight plastic bag in the coldest part of the refrigerator. Kale will keep well for up to a week. 

Recipe: Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale, Kale and Apple Salad, Creamed Kale Gratin


Grower: Harvest Valley Farm

Store: Wrap eggplant in a paper towel, place in plastic bag and refrigerate in the crisper section. Use within 5-7 days. 

Recipe: Sausage and Eggplant One Pot Pasta, Baked Eggplant Fries with Tzatziki Sauce, Eggplant Patties


Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area. Will keep this way for several months, but once you remove cloves from a bulb the garlic’s lifetime decreases more quickly. 

Recipe: Caramelized Onion Roasted Garlic Bisque, Easy Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms, Garlic Parmesan Puffs


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