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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unbleached Bread Flour
Grower: Weatherbury Farm
Store: Store in your pantry or a cool place for several months.
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.