Winter CSA Week #1


THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the first week of the 2018/19 Winter CSA!

Carrots- Blue Goose Farm
Black Spanish Radishes – Clarion River Organics*
Sweet Potato Fingerlings – Clarion River Organics*
Bok Choy/Fun Jen Cabbage/Arugula – Blackberry Meadows Farm/Harmony Grove Farm**
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm
Spaghetti Squash –  Gid’s Produce
Shallots – Gid’s Produce
Empire Apples – Dawson’s Orchards
Unbleached Bread Flour  – Weatherbury Farm
Apple Cider – Kistaco Farm
Bewitched Cheese – Hidden Hills Dairy

*Items from Clarion River Organics are certified organic

**Members will receive either Bok Choy, Cabbage, or Arugula 

Vegan Shares and Gluten Free Shares will receive Hot Shoestring Pickled Peppers from Clarion River Organics


Carrots

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month if stored properly. Place carrots in a containers with lid and cover completely in water. Keep container in the refrigerator, changing the water ever 4-5 days.

Recipe: Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots, Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries, Carrot Apple Bread

Black Spanish Radishes

Grower: Clarion Rive Organics

Store: Store in a moist towel/cloth bag or a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Enjoy radishes within 3-5 days.

 

Recipe: Braised Radishes with PecorinoRoasted Black Spanish Radishes, 3 Ways to Cook One Tough Radish

 

Sweet Potato Fingerlings

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Avoid storing sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, which will produce a hard center and unpleasant taste. Instead, store your sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, well ventilated container. For best results, store them in a basement or root cellar away from strong heat sources. Your sweet potatoes can store for up to two weeks if stored properly.

Recipe: Honey Roasted Fingerling Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Garlic and Sweet Potato Polenta, Sweet Potato Muffins 

 

 

Bok Choy/Fun Jen Chinese Cabbage/Arugula

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm/Blackberry Meadows Farm

Store: Store greens in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator in a plastic bag.

Fun Jen Cabbage is an Asian green closely related to pak choi.  With a juicy white stem and tender frilly leaves, Fun Jen has a mild, delicate flavor and can be used either raw in salads or added to soups or stir fries.

Recipe: Bok Choy Fried Rice, Miso Mango Chicken Salad Wraps,  Linguine with Arugula and Parmesan

 

 

Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: Leave the heads intact and unwashed until you use them. Then, place them in the crisper drawer in your fridge with some paper towels.They’ll absorb any excess moisture, so your lettuce doesn’t spoil prematurely.  Lettuce bruises easily, so be careful not to shove other foods up against it. Using a storage container is better than a bag, which can end up squished against other items.

 

 

Spaghetti Squash

Grower: Gid’s Produce

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

Recipe: Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Squash Hashbrown, Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

 

 

Shallots

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 ShallotsRoasted Shallot Vinaigrette, Caramelized Shallots 

 

 

Empire Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards

Store: Refrigerate apples in the crisper in a plastic bag with holes in it. Use up old or damaged apples and store apples separately as the ethylene gas they produce can help speed up the decay process of other fruits and vegetables.

Empire apples are bright red with faint white striations; its top is capped with a light green blush. It is a medium sized apple and round with a creamy white interior. Its crisp and juicy flesh has a flavor that is sweet like a Red Delicious and tart like a McIntosh.

Recipe: Carrot Apple Ginger Soup, Apple Spice Creme Brulee, Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Mushrooms

 

Unbleached Bread Flour

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Store in your pantry or a cool place for several months.

Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Japanese Milk Bread Rolls

 

Bewitched Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Store in your fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Enjoy this exclusive one time only cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy, available only to Winter CSA members!  This cheese is a mix between their Buttercup and an Alpine Cheese.  Great for snacking, making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, or as an addition to mac and cheese!  If enjoying as a snack, let it come to room temperature first.  

 

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