Winter CSA Week #4


This is for the third week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 1/2/18 or 1/3/18 depending on your pick up location.

Onions Blue Goose Farm
Spaghetti Squash  Blue Goose Farm
Parmesan Style Cheese – Broadrun Farms
Celeriac – Clarion River Organics
Pea Shoots – Crighton Farm
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Stayman Winesap Apples – Kistaco Farm
Chopped Tomatoes – Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Sweet Potatoes – Riverbend Acres
Maple Syrup – Weeping Willow Farm

Vegan shares will receive apple cider in place of cheese

This week’s shares are Gluten Free




Grower: Blue Goose 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

Recipe: Roasted OnionsBaked Blooming Onion, 7 Ways to Cook with Onions


Spaghetti Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area for up to 1 month.


Recipe: Parmesan Baked Spaghetti SquashItalian Baked Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Squash Lasagna



Parmesan Style Cheese

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator.

This Parmesan is made with pasteurized 100% grass fed Jersey milk.

This full flavored craft has a tangy finish and a rich texture. Excellent on salads and highly recommended grated for pasta dishes, spaghetti sauces, pasta fillings, salads, and pizza.





Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Refrigerate unwashed, covered for up to a week.

Recipe: Herb Baked CeleriacSmashed Celeriac, Maple Bacon Roasted Apples and Celeriac





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.



Pea Shoots

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store:  Use your pea shoots quickly — within a day or two. Wrap them in a paper towel and place them in an open plastic bag (3) in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use them, gently wash and discard any large stems.


Recipe: Stir Fried Pea Shoots, Pasta with Pea Shoots, Pea Shoot Salad


Stayman Winesap Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store:  Keep them cool. The ideal storage temperature is 30 to 35 degrees F. with 90 to 95 percent relative humidity. If you don’t have a lot of apples, the refrigerator is a good option. Place them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag with holes in it or cover the apples with a damp paper towel.

Recipe: Apple CrispSouthern Skillet Fried Apples,  German Apple Pancakes



Chopped Tomatoes

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Store in your pantry for up to a year!

Recipe: Tomato and Garlic Pasta, Black Bean Soup, Sunday Sauce




Sweet Potatoes

Grower: Riverbend Acres

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: Sweet Potato CasseroleSweet Potato Fritters, Sweet Potato Fries



Maple Syrup

Grower: Weeping Willow

Store: Store maple syrup in the refrigerator for up to a year.

Recipes: Cornbread Muffins with Maple Butter, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Sryup







2017/18 Winter CSA

Welcome to Penn’s Corner Winter CSA!  






Thank you for joining our 2017/18 Winter CSA Season!  Check this blog each Friday before a delivery to find out what items you can expect in the box!  Keep in mind that farming is unpredictable (especially in the Winter!) and items you receive might change from what we post on the blog.

Important Pick Up Information

We have streamlined our truck routes and therefore your pickup day/time may have changed from when you first signed up.  Please refer back to this post for pick up location information.  If you ever have a question or need to change your location email

Tuesday Deliveries

The following pick up locations will receive their boxes on Tuesdays throughout the Winter Season:

Amazon: 3:30-6pm

Market Street Grocery: 4:15pm – 7:30pm

MUS Law: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Eat ‘n Park Hospitality: 3pm – 7pm

Google: 2pm – 7pm

Lawrenceville: 12pm – 6pm

Monroeville: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

New Hazlett Theater: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

The Porch at Schenley: 3:30pm – 7:30pm

Shadyside Presbyterian Church: 3pm – 7pm

Stagioni: 3:30pm – 6pm

Society for Contemporary Craft: 2:30pm – 5pm

The days you will receive your Winter CSA if you pick up on Tuesdays are:

November 14th

November 28th

December 12th

January 2nd

January 16th

January 30th

February 13th

February 27th

March 13th


Wednesday Deliveries

The following pick up locations will receive their boxes on Wednesdays throughout the Winter Season:

UPCM Lemieux Sports Complex: 2pm – 8pm

East End Brewing: 4pm – 8pm

Frick Environmental Center: 11am – 5pm

Moon Township Municipal Building: 2pm – 7pm

Eden’s Market: 2pm – 6pm

Biddle’s Escape: 12pm – 8pm

B Gourmet: 1:30pm – 6pm

The Porch at Sienna: 2pm – 6pm

Union Project: 11am – 7:30pm

Lawrenceville: 10am-5pm

The days you will receive your Winter CSA if you pick up on Wednesdays are:

November 15th

November 29th

December 13th

January 3rd

January 17th

January 31st

February 14th

February 28th

March 14th