July 26 CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the July 26th CSA, which is an odd week share

Summer Squash  Blue Goose Farm
Celery – Blue Goose Farm
Yellow Beans – Clarion River Organics
Beets – Gid’s Produce
Leeks – Gid’s Produce
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm
Lodi Apples – Kistaco Farm
Basil – Nu Way Farm
White Potatoes – Nu Way Farm
Cucumbers – Weeping Willow Farm
Zucchini – Weeping Willow Farm

Cheese shares will receive Gold raw milk cheese from Hidden Hills

Egg shares will receive eggs from Keim Farm.

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

Lodi Apple Crisp

Lodi Apples are early season apples with a sharp flavor and best used for cooking.  Use the recipe below to make a Summer Apple Crisp with your CSA Apples this week!

Recipe courtesy of  tastesbetterfromscratch.com
Ingredients
For the crumb topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter diced into small chunks
For the Apple filling:
  • 3-4 large Lodi apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
For serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
For the topping:
  1. In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.
For the Apple Filling:
  1. (I use a Johnny Apple Peeler to peel and slice the apples all at once. It makes the process so fast!)

    In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

  2. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce

 

July 19th CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the July 19th CSA, which is an even week share

Red Shallots  Crighton Farm
Blueberries – Dawson’s Orchards
Yellow Beans – Gid’s Produce
Peaches – Gid’s Produce
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Red Potatoes – Nu Way Farm/Weeping Willow Farm
Cucumbers – Weeping Willow Farm
Zucchini – Weeping Willow Farm
French Heritage Tomatoes – Weeping Willow Farm

Cheese shares will receive chevre from River View Dairy

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

*Some shares will receive tomatoes, onions, beets, or peppers in lieu of zucchini.

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

July 12 CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Swiss Chard – Blue Goose Farm
Garlic – Blue Goose Farm
Cucumbers – Clarion River Organics/Gid’s Produce
Red Beets – Clarion River Organics
Patty Pan* – Clarion River Organics
Cherry Tomatoes* – Crighton Farm
Sweet Candy Onions – Gid’s Produce
Herbs– Pucker Brush/Gid’s Produce
Carrots – Nu Way Farm
Red Potatoes – Nu Way Farm
Carmen Peppers – Weeping Willow Farm

*Members will receive either cherry tomatoes or patty pan in their share

Cheese shares will receive Ivory Lace raw milk cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy

Egg shares will receive eggs from either Keim Farm

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

Check out the recipe below from The Porch at Schenley for Pickled Beets!  Remember to take a picture of your CSA creations, upload them to social media with the hashtag #csamyway, and tag The Porch and Penn’s Corner for a chance to win a Winter CSA Share!

 

 

 

 

Pickled Beets

3 cups Beets, peeled, small dice

1 cup carrots, peeled, cut into small oblique

1 garlic clove, peeled, split

1/4 cup shallots, cut into thin rings

Pickling Liquid

1 cup Red Wine Vinegar

4 cups water

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons salt

3 cloves, whole

2 bay leaves, whole

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

 

  1. Put all cut vegetables into a non-reactive glass or ceramic bowl
  2. In a medium sized sauce pot add all ingredients of the pickling liquid together.  Bring to a simmer and turn down to low heat.  Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour hot pickling liquid over vegetables.  Be careful not to spill the hot liquid.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature and place the bowl or container in the refrigerator to cool to under 40 degrees.  Once cooled, cover and refrigerate for one week.

July 5 CSA Preview

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Red Potatoes– Nu Way Farm
Cherry Tomatoes* – Crighton Farm
Shell Peas* – Hostetler Farm
Zucchini – Weeping Willow Farm/Clarion River Organics
Tri Color Potatoes – Clarion River Organics
Red Kale – Clarion River Organics
Kohlrabi– Clarion River Organics/Blue Goose Farm
Green Onions – Blue Goose Farm
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Gove
Collard Greens – Kistaco

*Members will receive either cherry tomatoes or shell peas in their share

Cheese shares will receive a hard cow’s milk cheese from Riverview Dairy

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

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

Image Source: The Kitchn

Not sure what to do with Kohlrabi?  Check out this helpful article from The Kitchn for suggestions and tips on making some amazing dishes with Kohlrabi!  Let us know your favorite ways to eat kohlrabi!

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

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