Winter CSA – Week of March 1st

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

Check out the harvest for the upcoming week below!

80z Maple Syrup, Weeping Willow Farm
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
3# Rome Apples, Dawson’s Orchard
3# white Potatoes, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1# rolled Oats, Weatherbury Farm (OG)
1/3# White Gold Cheese, Hidden Hills Dairy
Chopped Tomatoes, Penns Corner Farm Alliance
2# Watermelon Radishes, Clarion River Organics (OG)

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown

**This week’s VEGAN share will substitute 2oz Pea Shoots for the cheese.

**This week’s GLUTEN-FREE share will have 2 bulbs of Garlic from Riverview for the Oats.


 syrup 80z Maple Syrup

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Refrigerate after opening

 bibb lettucecrop
Hydroponic Lettuce
Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

 

 idared 3# Rome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Refrigerate

 russetpotatoescrop 3# white Potatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

Store: Cool dark place

 RolledOats 1# rolled Oats

Grower: Weatherbury Farm (OG)

Store: 

 Gouda Gold 1/3# White Gold Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Keep refrigerated

 chopped tomatoes Chopped Tomatoes

Grower: Penns Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Refrigerate after opening

 watermelonradishcrop 2# Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics (OG)

Store: Refrigerate

Summer CSA – Week of June 8

Summer is finally here – yippee! Welcome to Week 1 of our Summer CSA. We hope you enjoy this week’s harvest. Please remember to always wash your produce before eating it.

 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
bella luna salad turnips, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) garlic scapes, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
Romaine lettuce, Clarion River Organics (OG) Romaine lettuce, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1/3# lettuce mix, Nu Way Farm 1/3# lettuce mix, Nu Way Farm
1# rhubarb, Nu Way Farm or Sunny Meadow Farm 1# rhubarb, Nu Way Farm or Hostetler Farm
pac choi, Clarion River Organics (OG) pac choi, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1/2# green onions, Nu Way Farm 1/2# green onions, Nu Way Farm
chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner
1 zucchini, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1 zucchini, Clarion River Organics (OG)

*** OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown  

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE.



white lady turnipsBella Luna Turnips

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate roots unwashed in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Glazed Hakurei Turnips (Bella Luna turnips can be utilized the same way as Hakurei turnips), Hakurei Turnip Saute with Ginger, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

 

 

lettuce mixLettuce Mix

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Line a plastic storage container with paper towels. Dump in the lettuce in an even layer on top, add more lettuce and cover until the box is full but not jam packed.

Recipe: Garlic Scape Dressing20 Summer Salad Recipes

 

garlicscapesGarlic Scapes 

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated.

Recipe: 10 Plus Ways to Use Garlic ScapesEasy Vegan Garlic Scape PestoFlat Iron Steak with Garlic Scape Smashed Potatoes

 

 

romaine-lettucecropRomaine Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Line a plastic storage container with paper towels. Dump in the leaves in an even layer on top, add more leaves and cover until the box is full but not jam packed.

Recipe: 5 Ingredient Honey VinaigretteRomaine Lettuce Recipes, Chicken Gyro Salad

 

rhubarbcropRhubarb

Grower: Nu Way Farm, Sunny Meadow Farm or Hostetler Farm

Store: Wrap fresh rhubarb in plastic, put it in the refrigerator, and don’t wash it until you’re ready to use it.

Fun Info: Rhubarb 101 – Everything you need to know about rhubarb.

Recipe: Indian Rhubarb PickleCurried Lentils and Rhubarb Chutney, Rhubarb Shrub

 

greenonionsGreen Onions

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Wrap in a damp paper towel, cover with plastic and store them in the vegetable crisper.

Recipe: Roasted Zucchini with Green Onions and Feta Cheese

 

chopped tomatoesChopped Tomatoes

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store:  Refrigerate after opening. 

Recipe: 36 Ways to Use Chopped Tomatoes

 

 

pac-choiPac Choi

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store your pac choi in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator — unwashed and in a perforated plastic bag. When you do use it, remember that its cluster of stalks hides dirt, so wash it well.

Recipe: Sesame Chicken and Bok ChoySkirt Steak, Baby Bok Choy and Zucchini Stir Fry

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store freshly picked, unwashed zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. The bag should be perforated or loosely tied, not sealed tightly. Do not cut the zucchini until you are ready to use it or freeze.

Recipe: 35 Zucchini Recipes

 

 

**This week’s Cheese CSA members will receive a piece of Buttercup cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy. Buttercup is a soft, creamy, buttery cheese that’s delicious as it is and melts beautifully on burgers or grilled cheese sandwiches. To read more about the fantastic cheeses produced by Hidden Hills, including Buttercup, click HERE. Please  remember to take CSA cheese only if you’ve signed up for a cheese share and find a piece with your name on it. 

 

Spring CSA – Week of May 4

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
green onions, Nu Way Farm green onions, Nu Way Farm
boltonfeta,*** Hidden Hills Dairy boltonfeta,*** Hidden Hills Dairy
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
apple butter, Penn’s Corner applesauce, Penn’s Corner
chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner chopped tomatoes, Penn’s Corner
1 dozen eggs,*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch spinach, Nu Way Farm
green garlic, Clubhouse Gardens red potatoes, Blue Goose Farm

*** OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown  

*** A route vegan members will receive carrots and sage.

*** Z route vegan members will receive rhubarb jam.



greenonions2cropGreen Onions

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate. 

Recipe:  Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

 

 

boltonfetaBoltonfeta

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Spinach Stuffed Chicken

 

 

applebutterpcfaApple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: 

 

appleproductsApplesauce

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookie

 

 

bibb lettucecrop Hydroponic Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove Farm

Store: In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the roots begin to look dry, add some water to help them stay moist.

Recipe: 

 

 

chopped tomatoesChopped Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: Balsamic Chicken with Spinach

 

 

Farm-fresh-local-eggs-POST1 dozen eggs

Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigreate

Recipe: Bacon Gouda and Spinach Fritata

 

carrotscropCarrots

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Carrot, Apple, Spinach Smoothie

 

 

spinach2Spinach

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep covered and store in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Spinach Pesto Nut Free

 

 

 

rhubarb jamRhubarb Jam

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.  

Recipe: 

 

 

greengarlic3Green Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Green Garlic Recipes What It Is and How to Store It, Green Garlic Toast

 

 

redpotatoesRed Potatoes

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep in a cool, dark place.

Recipe: Salty Herb Smashed Potatoes

 

 

 

Julia Child’s Eggplant Pizzas

from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Julia Child's Eggplant Pizza

Ingredients:
1 globe eggplant, about 8 ounces and 9-10 inches long
about 1 T salt, for drawing water out of eggplant
about 2 T olive oil, for brushing eggplant before roasting
about 2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, for sprinkling on eggplant before roasting
10 large basil leaves, cut in chiffonade strips (optional)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/3 cup finely grated low-fat mozzarella blend
hot red pepper flakes for sprinkling finished pizza (optional)

Sauce Ingredients:
2-3 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped
1 can good quality petite diced tomatoes with liquid (or use 3 cups peeled and diced fresh tomatoes)
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning blend
1/4 tsp. dried oregano (use Greek or Turkish oregano)

Instructions:
Cut off both ends of the eggplant; then cut it into 3/4 inch thick slices (trying to make them the same thickness!) Put the eggplant pieces on a double layer of paper towels and sprinkle both sides generously with salt. Let the eggplant sit with the salt on it for about 30 minutes to draw out the liquid. (After the eggplant sits for 15 minutes, turn on the oven to 375F/190C.)

While the eggplant sits, make the sauce. Heat 2-3 tsp. olive oil (depending on your pan) and saute the finely chopped garlic just until it becomes fragrant. (Don’t let it brown.) Add the petite diced tomatoes, dried Italian seasoning, and dried oregano and let the sauce cook at a low simmer until it’s thickened, breaking up the tomatoes with a fork as it cooks. (Add water as needed, a few tablespoons at a time as the sauce cooks, keeping it hot by simmering at very low heat until it’s needed for the eggplant slices.)

After 30 minutes, wipe the eggplant dry with paper towels (this also removes most of the salt.) Spray a roasting sheet with olive oil or non-stick spray, lay eggplant slices on, brush the tops of the eggplant with olive oil, and sprinkle with dried Italian seasoning. Roast the eggplant about 25 minutes (but “not so long that the slices become mushy and lose their shape” as Julia says.)

While the eggplant roasts, thinly slice the fresh basil leaves (if using) and combined freshly grated Parmesan and low-fat mozzarella blend. After 25 minutes or when eggplant pieces are done, remove eggplant from the oven and turn oven setting to broil. Spread a few tablespoons of sauce on the top of each eggplant slice, sprinkle with thin basil slices (if using) and top with a generous amount of cheese. Put pizzas under the broiler until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. (This took 6-7 minutes for me, but I was using a toaster oven and in a more powerful broiler it would probably only take a few minutes.) Serve hot, with red pepper flakes to sprinkle on pizza if desired.