THIS WEEK’S HARVEST
This is for the October 18th CSA, which is an odd week share
|Carrots – Blue Goose Farm|
|Celebration Squash – Clarion River Organics|
|Sweet Onions – Crighton Farm/Blue Goose Farm|
|Sweet Banana Peppers – Gid’s Produce|
|Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm|
|Jonagold Apples – Kistaco Farm|
|Red Radishes – Nu Way Farm|
|Daikon Radishes – Riverbend Acres|
|Red Potatoes – Weeping Willow|
Egg shares will receive eggs from Keim Farm
Cheese shares will receive Old Gold Raw Milk Cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy
**This week’s shares are Vegan and Gluten Free
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: Clarion River Organics
Store: Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated area for up to 1 month.
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.
Sweet Banana Peppers
Grower: Gid’s Produce
Store: Store the peppers in a tightly sealed plastic bag on the top shelf of the fridge (peppers store the best at between 45°F and 55°F). You can also freeze almost any kind of pepper for as long as a year; just seal them snugly in plastic bags. Frozen peppers will retain their flavor and heat, though their crunchy texture will be lost.
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: 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 theapples with a damp paper towel.
French Breakfast Radish
Grower: Nu Way Farm
Store: Store radishes in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator and they should keep for at least a week. If your radishes have leaves attached, it is best to remove them, as they tend to leach moisture from the root.
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.
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.