June 28 Summer CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Snap Peas– Nu Way Farm
Red Potatoes – Nu Way Farm
Bok Choy – Clarion River Organics
Cabbage – Weeping Willow Farm
Carmen Peppers – Weeping Willow Farm
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Kohlrabi*– Kistaco/Blue Goose Farm
Herbs* – Pucker Brush
White Turnips – Blue Goose Farm
Summer Squash – Gid’s Farm
Sweet Cherries – Kistaco

*Members will receive either kohlrabi or herbs in their share.

Cheese shares will receive Buttercup cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg shares will receive eggs from either Keim Farm

**This week’s shares are Vegan and Gluten Free

Look out for a recipe card in this week’s box for Bleu Cheese Apple Slaw!  Post a picture of your CSA inspired dish on Instagram, tag @ThePorchPittsburgh and use the hashtag #CSAMyWay !

June 21 Summer CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Swiss Chard– Blue Goose Farm
Garlic Scapes –  Crighton Farm, Clubhouse Gardens, Blue Goose Farm
Kale* – Kistaco Farm
Patty Pan – Clarion River Organics
Fennel –Clarion River Organics
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Diva Cucumbers– Tuscarora Organics Cooperative 
Green Onions – Nu Way Farm
Chopped Tomatoes – Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

*Members will receive either Red Russian Kale, Blue Scotch Kale, Red Curly Kale, or Lacinato Kale from Kistaco Farm

Cheese shares will receive Cowboy Coffee and Stampede Cheeses from Goat Rodeo

Egg shares will receive eggs from either Keim Farm or Jarosinski Farm

**This week’s shares are Vegan and Gluten Free

Farmhouse Whole Wheat Bread

Farmhouse Whole Wheat Bread (one loaf)

Use this recipe from Weatherbury Farm to make bread from the whole wheat flour in your CSA this week!

3 cups Weatherbury stone ground whole wheat bread flour

Just under 1 cup lukewarm water

3 tablespoons honey

1 ½ tablespoons organic melted butter or organic canola oil

1 tablespoons dry yeast (or 1 packages)

¾ teaspoons salt

 

Dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup of the warm water.  Mix the honey, salt, oil and the rest of the warm water. Combine with the yeast.  Place in mixing bowl. Add 2 cups flour. Mix at speed 2 (Kitchenaid) for 15 seconds. Add flour ½ cup at a time until the dough clings to the dough hook. Mix for 2 minutes.

Place the dough in a buttered bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Punch down.

Roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick, pressing out all bubbles.   Fold the sides of the dough into the middle so that they overlap by 1 inch or so.  Roll the dough again so that it is as wide from folded side to folded side as your baking pan. Moisten your hands with water and lightly pat the dough so that it is just slightly tacky. Roll the dough up like a carpet. Pinch the seam and lay seam side down in a buttered bread pan. The cylinder should fit lengthwise but should not touch the sides of the pan. Repeat with other piece of dough. Cover until bread is about double in size (~45 minutes to one hour).

Preheat the oven to 350°. Place a container with water in it on the bottom shelf of the oven. Bake the bread on the top shelf for 45 minutes.

For softer crusts, once the bread has cooled (if there’s any left!), put the loaf in a plastic bag .

June 14 Summer CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Strawberries – Hostetler Farm
Collard Greens* –  Kistaco Farm
Italian Dandelion Greens* – Tuscarora Organics Cooperative
Zucchini – Clarion River Organics
Fennel –Clarion River Organics
Rosemary – Grow Pittsburgh
Lettuce Mix – Nu Way Farm  
Scallions – Nu Way Farm
White Turnips – Blue Goose Farm
Whole Wheat Bread Flour – Weatherbury Farm

 

*Some shares will receive collard greens and some shares will receive dandelion greens

Cheese shares will receive Feta Cheese from River View Dairy

Egg shares will receive eggs from Keim Farm

Gluten Free shares will receive garlic scapes from Crighton Farm in place of the whole wheat bread flour

**This week’s shares are Vegan

 

June 7 CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Hydroponic Lettuce –  Harmony Grove Farm
Zucchini* – Clarion River Organics
Green Meat Radish Pickles– Clarion River Organics
Scallions – Nu Way Farm
Salanova – Grow Pittsburgh
Red Radishes – Nu Way Farm  
White Potatoes – Blue Goose Farm
Herbs- Pucker Brush, Crighton Farm, Market on Middle, Grow Pittsburgh

 

*Some shares will receive juice carrots, green meat radishes, or Jerusalem artichokes in place zucchini.

Cheese shares will receive Allegheny Cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy.

Egg shares will receive eggs from Jarosinski Farm

**This week’s shares are Vegan and Gluten Free

May 31 Summer CSA Week 1 Preview

Welcome to the first week of our 2017 Summer CSA!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Hydroponic Lettuce –  Harmony Grove Farm
Rhubarb – Clarion River Organics/Hostetler Farm
Kale – Clarion River Organics
Broccoli Rabe – Nu Way Farm
Garlic Scapes – Grow Pittsburgh
Red & White Scallions – Crighton Farm  
Parsley Seedling – Pucker Brush Farm
Tomatillo Salsa – Penn’s Corner

Cheese shares will receive Schof Kase Sheep Milk Cheese from Riverview Dairy

Egg shares will receive eggs from either John Keim or Jarosinski Farm

**This week’s shares are Vegan and Gluten Free

 

broccoli rabe

Image Source: foodandwine.com

Not sure what to do with your Broccoli Rabe?  Check out this recipe from Ina Garten for Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic!

May 24 Cabin Fever Week #8

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Hydroponic Lettuce –  Harmony Grove Farm
Bok Choy – Clarion River Organics
Green Meat Radishes – Clarion River Organics
Salanova – Clarion River Organics
Green Garlic – Clubhouse Gardens
Gold Potatoes – Clarion River Organics 
Maple Syrup – Weeping Willow Farm
Rolled Oats – Weatherbury

Cheese shares will receive Temptation Cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg shares will receive eggs from John Keim

**This week’s shares are VEGAN, Gluten Free shares will receive parsley from Crighton Farm in place of rolled oats