THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
This is for the first week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 11/14 and 11/15 depending on your pick up location.
|Carrot – Blue Goose Farm|
|Poblano Peppers – Clarion River Organics|
|Sweet Onions- Crighton Farm|
|D’Anjou Pears – Dawson’s Orchards|
|Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove|
|Buttercup Raw Milk Cheese – Hidden Hills Dairy|
|Acorn Squash – Kistaco Farm|
|Rutabaga – Nu Way Farm|
|Daikon Radish – Riverbend Acres|
|Unbleached Pastry Flour – Weatherbury Farm|
|Red Potatoes – Weeping Willow Farm|
Vegan shares will receive Farmers Market Salsa and Garlic from Blue Goose Farm in place of cheese
Gluten Free shares will receive Farmers Market Salsa and Garlic from Blue Goose Farm in place of flour
Grower: Blue Goose Farm
Store: Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month if stored properly. Cut off carrot greens, place carrots in a containers with lid and cover completely in water. Keep container in the refrigerator, changing the water ever 4-5 days.
Grower: Blue Goose Farm
Store: Store in a paper bag in the vegetable crisper of refrigerator. To freeze: Slice or chop peppers, then place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Grower: Crighton Farm
Store: Sweet onions have a shorter shelf life than common varieties due to a higher water and sugar content. Thus, it’s important to store them properly. Ideally, sweet onions should be stored in a cool, dark, dry location and spread out for optimum air circulation. Most growers suggest placing onions in a clean pair of pantyhose, with knots tied in between each onion, then hung in a cool, dry place. Just snip off below each knot when you need one. Stored properly, sweet onions should last in your pantry about ten days to two weeks.
Grower: Dawson’s Orchards
Store: Unlike other fruits, pears ripen from the inside out so by the time they are soft on the outside, the inside flesh may be overripe and mealy. Ripe pears should be stored in a refrigerator set at 35 to 45 degrees. Leave unripe pears at room temperature in order to induce ripening. To speed up the ripening process, place pears in a brown paper bag. This traps ethylene (a naturally occurring gas) which pears produce as they ripen. You can also place pears next to bananas or avocados in order to ripen them. Just like pears, both fruits naturally release ethylene as they ripen.
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.
Buttercup Raw Milk Cheese
Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy
This is a semi-soft, creamy, buttery tasting cheese. Try some melted on your hamburger or baked potato!
Grower: Kistaco Farm
Store: Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area for up to 1 month.
Grower: Nu Way Farm
Store: Rutabagas will keep for months in a cool storage place. They store well in plastic bags in a refrigerator or cold cellar. Keep rutabagas away from raw meat and meat juices to prevent cross contamination. Before peeling, wash rutabagas using cool or slightly warm water and a vegetable brush.
Grower: Riverbend Acres
Store: Daikon is quite perishable, so if serving it raw try to use it within 4 days of purchase. If cooking daikon, it can be stored up about a week. Keep it in a perforated plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
Unbleached Pastry Flour
Grower: Weatherbury Farm
A very silky flour that makes excellent cakes since it still has germ in the flour. The germ actually contributes to the flavor of the cake.
Grower: Weeping Willow
Store: Store potatoes in a cool, well ventilated place. Colder temperatures lower than 50 degrees, such as in the refrigerator, cause a potato’s starch to convert to sugar, resulting in a sweet taste and discoloration when cooked.