Winter CSA Week #3


This is for the third week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 12/12 or 12/13 depending on your pick up location.

Red Cabbage  Blue Goose Farm
Green Meat Radishes  Clarion River Organics
Ginger – Crighton Farm
Shallots – Crighton Farm
Granny Smith/Rome Apples – Dawson’s Orchards
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove
Winter Squash* – Kistaco Farm/Matthews Farm
Chevre  – River View Dairy
Apple Butter  – Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Red Beets – Riverbend Acres
White Potatoes – Weeping Willow Farm

Vegan shares will receive rainbow carrots in place of chevre

This week’s shares are Gluten Free

*Shares will receive pie pumpkins, acorn squash, or butternut squash


Red Cabbage

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep it wrapped. Wrapping cabbage in plastic and storing it in the crisper section of your refrigerator limits its exposure to air flow, and thus reduces respiration and slows down spoilage. Just as importantly, plastic wrap keeps external moisture out, preventing mold and rot, while helping the cabbage to maintain its internal (cellular) moisture—without which, the cabbage leaves lose their firmness and begin to wilt.

Recipe: Sauteed Red CabbageBraised Red Cabbage, Sweet and Sour German Cabbage


Green Meat Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer.


Recipe: Green Radish SaladGreen Radish Soup, Green Radish and Pork Rib Soup




Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Store the whole, unpeeled ginger root in a resealable plastic bag, with the air pushed out, in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. If part of the ginger has been cut or peeled, be sure to blot it dry with a paper towel before storing.

Recipe: Fresh Ginger Cake, Ginger Cashew Chicken Curry, Hot Sausage and Cabbage Stir Fry



Grower: Crighton Farm

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

Recipe: Caramelized ShallotsRoasted Potatoes and Shallots, Balsamic Roasted Shallots




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.



Granny Smith/Rome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchards 

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.

Granny Smith apples are a tart apple that are great for baking!  Throw them into your next apple pie!  Rome Apples are are also a great baking apple as their flesh holds up well when baking.  Try this recipe for baked apples for a warm winter treat!



Winter Squash

Members will recieve either pie pumpkins, butternut, or acorn squash.

Grower: Kistaco Farm/Matthew Farm

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

Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin  PureeSausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash,  Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 



Apple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

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

Recipe: Apple Butter Snickerdoodles, Bacon Biscuits with Apple Butter, Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter




Red Beets

Grower: Riverbend Acres

Store: Beet roots can be stored in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for 7-10 days.  You can either store them loose or in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Glazed BeetsBeet Goat Cheese Tarts, Beet and Feta Burgers



White Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

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.

Recipes: Garlic Butter Potatoes, Garlic Smashed Potatoes


Golden Beets

Grower: Riverbend Acres

Store: Keep in fridge until the date on the package.  Chevre will still be good for a few days after the sell by date.

Recipes: Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Roasted Butternut with Goat Cheese, Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad





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

Spring CSA – Week of April 20


A Route Z Route
applesauce, Penn’s Corner apple butter, Penn’s Corner
hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Farm
mesclun mix or bok choy, Nu Way Farm or Crighton Farm ramps, Nu Way Farm
honey,*** Bedillion Farm honey,*** Bedillion Farm
green garlic, Clubhouse Gardens 1 dozen eggs,*** Jubilee Hilltop Ranch
polenta or cornmeal,*** Weatherbury Farm cornmeal,*** Weatherbury Farm
cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm cherry belle radishes, Nu Way Farm

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

*** A Route vegan and gluten freen members will receive tomatillo salsa.

*** Z Route vegan members will receive tomatillo salsa and lettuce and gluten free members will receive tomatillo salsa.

appleproductsApple Sauce

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening.

Recipe: Applesauce Overnight OatmealApplesauce MuffinsApple Sauce Carrot Muffins



mesclun_mixMesclun Mix

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Field Greens SaladLemon Shallot VinaigretteFrench Vinaigrette



bokchoyBok Choy

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer.

Recipe: Bok Choy Mushroom Stir FrySpicy Roasted Bok ChoyChicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry



8 oz honeyHoney

Grower: Bedillion Honey Farm

Store: Keep in a cool dry place.

Recipe: Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette



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: 5 Minute Honey Mustard Vinaigrette




Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. 

Recipe: Caramelized Ramps with Browned ButterSpinach Ramp PestoRamp Spaghetti CarbonaraRamps KimchiWhite Cheddar Grits with Grilled Rampsswiss chard stem + ramp spring rolls with miso green goddess dipping sauce


Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated. 

Recipe: Honey Cornmeal RecipeSpoon BreadCornmeal Griddle Cakes22 Ways to Make the Most of Cornmeal





Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: Sweet Buttered Polenta Pancakes with Summer Berries, Breakfast Polenta with Wild Ramps and Mushrooms



applebutterpcfaApple Butter

Grower: Penn’s Corner

Store: Refrigerate after opening

Recipe: This is great on toast!




Grower: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch

Store: Refrigerate

Recipe: Poached Egg Over Spinach Polenta with Crispy Mushroom


cherryBelleRadishCherry Belle Radish Bunch

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Radish leaf pesto with green garlic and pumpkin seedsPea Shoot and Radish Salad



Green-Garlic-480x320Green Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Keep green garlic covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Spring Garlic and Radish Top SoupGreen Garlic Pesto