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

Fall CSA – Week of November 16

Thank you thank you thank you for participating in Penn’s Corner’s Fall CSA! Your membership at Penn’s Corner directly supports Western Pennsylvania farmers and helps build a stronger regional food system! If you would like to give us feedback on your CSA experience, you will see a post-CSA survey in your e-mail inbox in a few weeks. We would love your input so that we can continue improving our service!

We have extended our sign-ups for Thankgiving turkeys until this Thursday, November 17th at 5pm! The birds are free-range, pastured, antibiotic- and hormone-free and range from 14-21 lbs at $4.46/lb. For more info, check out our blog post or read more on our website here. We are happy to be supporting local farmers using sustainable and humane practices!

Also, keep in mind that our Winter CSA sign-ups are still open until midnight on November 20th. We hope to continue bringing local goods to you and your family through the off-season!

From all of us at Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance: thanks again!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 lbs butternut squash, River View Dairy 2 bulbs garlic, Clubhouse Gardens
1 head hydroponic bibb lettuce, Harmony Grove 2 lbs butternut squash, River View Dairy or Blue Goose Farm
Half pint maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm 8 oz chevre*, River View Dairy
8 oz. chevre*, River View Dairy Half pint maple syrup, Weeping Willow Farm
1 lb leeks, Blue Goose Farm 1 lb beets, Nu Way Farm
3/4 lb large kale, Nu Way Farm 3/4 lb lacinato kale, Nu Way Farm
1 lb watermelon radishes, Clarion River Organics Mixed winter squash or celeriac, Pucker Brush Farm or Clarion River Organics
3 lbs braeburn apples, Dawson’s Orchard 2 lbs stayman winesap apples, Kistaco Farm
*Bok choy for vegans, Blackberry Meadows *Bok choy for vegans, Blackberry Meadows

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

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


Butternut Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Butternuts can be stored for 2-3 months.

Recipe: Caramelized Onion & Butternut Squash Crustless Quiche, Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Blue Cheese, Creamy Vegan Butternut Linguini with Fried Sage

Leeks

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to use.

Recipe: Dairy-Free Creamy Vegetable Leek Soup, Crispy Potato-Leek Kugel, Corn & Leek Fritters with Herbed Yogurt

 

 

Beets

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Winter Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing, Pumpkin Polenta with Roasted Beets, Roasted Green Bean with Beets, Feta & Walnuts

 

Bok Choy

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store: Store your bok choy 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: Asian Shiitake Mushrooms & Bok Choy, One Pot Veggie & Soba Noodle Soup, Spicy Peanut Tofu & Bok Choy Rice Bowl

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Gut Healing Vegetable Stock, Garlic & Thyme Quinoa Patties, Garlic, Rosemary & Chili Almonds

Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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.

Recipe: Watermelon Radish, Orange & Goat Cheese Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad with Watermelon Radish & Snap Peas, Vegan Freekah & Turmeric Salad with Watermelon Radish

Braeburn or Stayman Winesap Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard or Kistaco Farm

Store: Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf, Apple & Gouda Grilled Cheese, Jewish Apple Cake, Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs, Brown Sugar Baked Apples

Winter Squash Medley

Grower: Pucker Brush Farm

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Depending on the squash, they can be stored for 1-3 months.

Recipe: Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash, Spicy Butternut Lentil Stew, Cheesy Chicken Pesto Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

 

Celeriac

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Celeriac or celery root stores well and for a long time if it is kept in a dark and cool space. Kept loosely wrapped in plastic in the fridge it will last up to several weeks, even longer if it was freshly harvested.

Recipe: Apple & Celeriac Soup, Garlic & Herb Celeriac Fries, Baked Celeriac Patties with Coriander & Mint

 

Bibb Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Wash as you’re using it. If it begins to wilt, give the ends a chop and place it in a container filled with luke warm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Butternut & Kale Saute, Detox Kale Salad with Watermelon Radish, Apples & Almonds, Simple Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chevre

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Chevre will keep for up to 2 weeks once opened in the refrigerated. Keep covered once the package is opened.

Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata, Cranberries & Chevre, GF Chocolate Cherry Chevre Cream Tarts, Baked Goat Cheese with Marinara & Crostini

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Fall CSA – Week of November 9

Well, CSA members, this is our second to last CSA box for the season! Thanks for going on this local food journey with us. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the fruits, vegetables, and treats of the season. We have been especially excited about the diverse variety of squash and apples we have been able to source from Western Pennsylvania farmers this year. A few weeks back, we shared a helpful infographic for distinguishing squash varieties, and here is another one for PA apple varieties. Our farmers have an even larger spread of apples that can be purchased through our online farmstand, including Cortland, Jonagold, Northern Spy, and Macoun, if you would like to deepen your local apple research before the season runs out!

Just as a reminder in case you missed the post last week, you can still order your Thankgiving turkey from Penn’s Corner until November 10th! Check out our last blog post or read more here. We are happy to be supporting local farmers using sustainable and humane practices!

Also, keep in mind that our Winter CSA sign-ups are still open until midnight on November 20th. We hope to continue bringing local goods to you and your family through the off-season!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
Half gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm 2 lb sweet potatoes, River View Dairy
2 lb potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm 8 oz. honey*, Bedillion Farm
1 lb small red beets with tops, Nu Way Farm 1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove
1 lb carrots, River View Dairy 1 lb watermelon radishes (OG), Clarion River Organics
3/4 lb green kale (OG) or 1/2 lb tatsoi, Clarion River Organics or Blackberry Meadows 2 lb candy onions (OG), Clarion River Organics
2 lb candy onions, Clarion River Organics Farmers market salsa, Penn’s Corner
1 lb large salad turnips, Nu Way Farm 3 lb Rome apples, Dawson’s Orchard
Farmers market salsa, Penn’s Corner 3/4 lb green kale (OG), Clarion River Organics
2 bulbs large garlic, Blue Goose Farm *1/2 lb spinach for vegans, Blackberry Meadows

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

OG = Certified Organic, CNG = Certified Naturally Grown


Tatsoi

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Tatsoi Saag Paneer (Indian Greens & Cheese), Potato, Tatsoi & Caramelized Onion Enchiladas, Stir-fried Tatsoi with Crispy Tofu and Sweet & Sour Sauce

 

Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: If stored in cool dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month. Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

Recipe: Smokey Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream, Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Warm Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwiches with Pesto, Apple & Kale

Beets with Greens

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Winter Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing, Pumpkin Polenta with Roasted Beets, Roasted Green Bean with Beets, Feta & Walnuts

 

Candy Onions

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Candy onions are not cured and therefore must be stored in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Baked Blooming Onion, BBQ Green Beans with Candy Onions & Bacon, Grilled Candy Onions

 

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Garlic & Thyme Quinoa Patties, Garlic, Rosemary & Chili Almonds

Watermelon Radishes

Grower: Clarion River Organics

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.

Recipe: Watermelon Radish, Orange & Goat Cheese Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad with Watermelon Radish & Snap Peas, Vegan Freekah & Turmeric Salad with Watermelon Radish

Rome Apples

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Jewish Apple Cake, Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs, Brown Sugar Baked Apples

 

Spinach

Grower: Blackberry Meadows

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: Vegan Spinach Dip, Spinach & Potato Curry, Spinach & Garlic Potato Patties, Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa

Potatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store:  New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Crispy Potato Roast, Herb Roasted Potato & Arugula Salad, Oven-Roasted Beets & Potatoes

Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store kale in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Wash as you’re using it. If it begins to wilt, give the ends a chop and place it in a container filled with luke warm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Butternut & Kale Saute, Detox Kale Salad with Watermelon Radish, Apples & Almonds, Simple Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Carrots

Grower: River View Dairy or Hostetler’s Farm

Store: Carrots will keep in the refrigerator washed, with the tops cut off for 2 to 4 weeks.

Recipe: Honey Sriracha Roasted Carrots, Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies, Roasted Carrots & Red Onions with Fennel & Mint

Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Cut the greens off and store in a cool spot.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Turnip, Kale & Lentil Soup, Roasted Potato & Turnip Mash, Balsamic Roasted Carrots & Turnips

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Fall CSA – Week of October 26

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 lb delicata squash, River View Dairy 2 lb anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard
1 lb broccoli, Clarion River Organics 1 lb broccoli, Clarion River Organics
1 lb leeks, Clubhouse Gardens or River View Dairy 3/4 lb rainbow chard, Nu Way Farm
2 lb kohlrabi, Clarion River Organics 1 lb white beets, Sunny Meadow Farm
1 lb tatsoi, Nu Way Farm 1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove
2 lb Mutsu/Crispin apples, Kistaco Farm 2 garlic bulbs, Blue Goose Farm or Crighton Farm
1 lb green carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 2.5 lb pie pumpkin, Matthews Family Farm
8 oz. honey*, Bedillion Farm 1 lb fennel, Clarion River Organics
*for vegans, 3/4 lb large greens mix, Grow Pittsburgh

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

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


Tatsoi

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag

Recipe: Chilled Braised Tatsoi Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Winter Tatsoi Salad with Butternut “Croutons”, Stir-fried Tatsoi with Crispy Tofu and Sweet & Sour Sauce

 

Broccoli

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep your broccoli in a ventilated bag. Simply seal your broccoli in the bag, then poke numerous holes in the bag near the broccoli’s head to ensure good air flow. Keep the broccoli refrigerated.

Recipe: Vegan Apple Broccoli Salad, Sesame Noodles with Chicken & Broccoli, Chicken Broccoli Buddha Bowl

 

Green Carmen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Copycat Chipotle Peppers & Onions, Green Pepper Rings, Butternut Squash Chili, Vegan & GF Vegetable Fritters

Delicata Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Delicata Squash can be stored for 6 weeks.

Recipe: Spiced Lentil Soup with Roasted Beets & Delicata Squash, Maple-Glazed Roasted Delicata with Brussels Sprouts, Wild Rice, Lentil & Cranberry Stuffed Delicata, Spicy Roasted Squash with Feta & Herbs

Leeks

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens or River View Dairy

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to use.

Recipe: Bruschetta with Leeks, Goat Cheese & Bacon, Sauteed Cabbage & Leeks, Simple Slow-Roasted Leeks

 

 

Kohlrabi

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Cut off the leafy stalks (you can use the leaves as you would kale or collard greens; be sure to use them with a few days) and scrub the kohlrabi bulbs clean, wrap them loosely in plastic or a paper bag, and refrigerate them until you’re ready to use them. Fresh kohlrabi will last up to several weeks in the fridge.

Recipe: Simple Roasted Kohlrabi, Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro & Lime, Kohlrabi & Leek Soup

Anjou Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe — to hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, place pears in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Recipe: Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Baked Pears with Walnuts & Honey, Sauteed Pears with Bacon & Mustard Dressing

Mutsu/Crispin Apples

Grower: Kistaco Farm

Store: Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag.

Recipe: Crispy Apple & Kohlrabi Salad, Apple Crumb Bars with Fresh Mutsu, Caramelized Apple Crepes, Crunchy Daikon & Mutsu Apple Salad

Rainbow Chard

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the chard, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible.

Recipe: Quinoa with Swiss Chard, Garlic & Tomatoes, Rainbow Chard Potato Chowder, Spicy Pickled Chard Stems, Orange Braised Rainbow Chard

White Beets

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Roasted Beet & Pear Salad, Raw Citrus Beet Salad, Oven-Roasted Beets & Potatoes

 

Lettuce

Grower: Harmony Grove

Store: Make sure the lettuce is dry and store it in an open bag in your refrigerator.

Recipe: 10 3-minute DIY Salad Dressing Recipes

 

 

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Crighton Farm

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Dip, Vegan Forty Clove Broccoli & Chickpeas, Death by Garlic Penne Pasta

Pie Pumpkin

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Pumpkins can be stored for 2-3 months.

Recipe: Savory Pumpkin Pizza, Vegetarian Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake, Pumpkin Hummus

Fennel

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Similar to carrots, if you’re storing fennel in the fridge, you’ll want to separate the stalks from the bulb and store the two parts separately in plastic bags. For a non-plastic option, try storing fennel upright in a cup of water on the counter. Here is a tutorial on how to cut fennel!

Recipe: Pickled Fennel Citrus Salad, Roasted Carrots & Red Onions with Fennel & Mint, Leek, Fennel, Apple & Walnut Soup with Turmeric

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Summer CSA – Week of October 12

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

wintersquash

As we get deeper into the fall, more and more hard-skinned winter squash will be showing up in your CSA shares, so here is a helpful graphic to keep the different varieties straight and a little basic cooking information for each one. This year we’ve run into even more fun varieties, like the stripetti squash, a cross between a spaghetti squash and a delicata squash, and the honeynut squash, a personal-sized butternut. Keep an eye out for new varieties available in our Online Farmstand or in grocery stores and farmers markets around town. Speaking of which, our farmstand is an excellent way to supplement your CSA share with local products of many varieties, including honey, grains, meat, flowers, and more!

 

 

A Route Z Route
2 bulbs garlic, Clubhouse Gardens or Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 apple cider, Kistaco Farm
1 4-5 lb pie pumpkin, Matthews Family Farm 2 lbs sweet potatoes, River View Dairy (OG)
1 lb eggplant, Crighton Farm 1/3 lb baby kale, Nu Way Farm
2 lb anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard 1 spaghetti squash, Weeping Willow Farm
1/3 lb baby tat soi, Nu Way Farm 1 lb celeriac, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1.5 lb fingerling, blue or all red potatoes, Hostetler Farm 1/4 lb arugula, Nu Way Farm
1 lb beets with greens, Nu Way Farm 2 lbs yellow onions, Weeping Willow Farm
1.5 oz curly parsley, Crighton Farm

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

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


Baby Tat Soi or Baby Kale

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag

Recipe: Beet & Pear Baby Kale Salad, Creamy Polenta with Braised Greens & Poached Eggs, Crispy Salmon on Baby Tatsoi with Spicy Thai Sauce

 

Pie Pumpkin

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Pumpkins can be stored for 2-3 months.

Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Puree, Two Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta, Roasted Pumpkin with Feta & Honey

 

Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Dairy (OG)

Store: If stored in cool dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month. Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds, Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Quinoa Bowls, Sweet Potato Pancakes with Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

Eggplant

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: If you don’t intend to eat the eggplant within 2 days, it should be refrigerated. To refrigerate, wrap in a paper towel and place in a reusable container or perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator for use within 5 – 7 days.

Recipe: Eggplant Cannelloni, Baba Ghanoush, Balsamic Eggplant Stacks

Beets with Greens

Grower:  Nu Way Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer.

Recipe: Crustless Beet Green Quiche, Farro Salad with Beets, Beet Greens & Feta, Carrot, Apple & Beet Ribbon Salad with Mint

 

Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens or Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Creamy Garlic Chicken, White Garlic Pizza Sauce, Garlic Herb Butternut Squash

Arugula

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Line a plastic storage container with paper towels, dump the greens in an even layer on top, and cover them with another layer of paper towels before locking down the lid. Leave some space so the greens aren’t jam packed.

Recipe: Vegan Green Goddess Dressing, Spinach & Arugula Lasagna Roll-Ups, Avocado & Grape Arugula Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Anjou Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe — to hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, place pears in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Recipe: Mixed Greens with Pears, Walnuts & Dried Cranberries, Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad, One Pan Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes, Pear, Apple & Garlic, Brown Butter Upside-Down Pear Cake

Spaghetti Squash

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: You’ll see best storage results when you stash squash in a cool, dry spot away from ripening fruits like apples and pears. Spaghetti Squash can be stored for 3-6 months.

Recipe: Lemon & Herb Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp, Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin, Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Fingerling, Blue or Red Potatoes

Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store: New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Herb Roasted Potato & Arugula Salad, Roasted Fingerlings & Brussels Sprouts, Lemon Herb Fingerling Potato Salad

Celeriac

Grower: Clarion River Organics (OG)

Store: Celeriac or celery root stores well and for a long time if it is kept in a dark and cool space. Kept loosely wrapped in plastic in the fridge it will last up to several weeks, even longer if it was freshly harvested.

Recipe: Celery Root Puree with Balsamic Roasted Beets, Apple & Celeriac Soup, Low-Carb Celeriac, Bacon & Parmesan Rosti

Yellow Onions

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Onions can last for several weeks (if not months) without compromising their taste or nutritional value. However, you must be sure to store them in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Once you cut an onion, wrap whatever portion you don’t use in plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator. It will keep about 4 days.

Recipe: Baked Blooming Onion, Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash, Onion Upside-Down Cornbread

Curly Parsley

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Store parsley in the refrigerator. Keep it covered and wash as you go.

Recipe: Roasted Carrots with Parsley Butter, Tabouleh, Green Goddess Mac & Cheese

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Summer CSA – Week of October 5

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
1/3 lb braising mix or 1 lb bok choy, Nu Way or Blackberry Meadows (OG) 2 lbs Bosc or Anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard
1/2 gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm 2 bulbs garlic, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
Hot pepper medley or carmen peppers, Crighton Farm or Weeping Willow Farm 1 lb leeks, Clubhouse Gardens
1 lb leeks, Nu Way Farm 1/3 lb mizuna, Nu Way Farm
1 jar dilly beans, Penn’s Corner 1/3 lb gourmet salad mix, Grow Pittsburgh
1 lb carrots, River View Dairy (OG) 2 lbs blue potatoes, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 lbs sweet potatoes, River View Dairy (OG) Hot pepper medley, Crighton Farm
1 jar apple butter, Penn’s Corner

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

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


Braising Mix or Mizuna

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store:  Rinse and dry the leaves before refrigerating. Wrap them in a paper towel and store them in a plastic bag

Recipe: Braised Greens Tacos, Creamy Polenta with Braised Greens & Poached Eggs, African Braised Greens with Tomatoes

 

Leeks

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to use.

Recipe: Black-Eyed Peas with Leeks, 30-Minute Creamy Mushroom & Leek Chicken, Artichoke & Leek Frittata

 

 

Sweet Potatoes

Grower: River View Dairy (OG)

Store: If stored in cool dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month. Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

Recipe: Caramelized Sweet Potato & Apple Hash Browns, Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Carnitas Sweet Potato Hash with Green Sriracha

Carrots

Grower: River View Dairy (OG)

Store: Remove carrot greens from the carrots and store in a bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Recipe: Easy Thai Carrot Soup, Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs, Classic Carrot Salad

Garlic

Grower: Blue Goose Farm (CNG)

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms, Easy Cauliflower Rice with Garlic, Garlic Herb Butternut Squash

Gourmet Salad Mix

Grower: Grow Pittsburgh

Store: Line a plastic storage container with paper towels, dump the lettuce in an even layer on top, and cover it with another layer of paper towels before locking down the lid. Leave some space so the lettuce isn’t jam packed.

Recipe: Vegan Green Goddess Dressing, The Best Balsamic Vinaigrette, Mixed Greens with Pears, Walnuts & Dried Cranberries

Hot Pepper Medley

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly, How to Make Hot Pepper Chili Oil, Hot and Sweet Triple Pepper Pizza

Anjou or Bosc Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe — to hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, place pears in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Recipe: Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad, Easy Pear Butter, Brown Butter Upside-Down Pear Cake

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Sweet Pepper Jelly, Easy Pepper Steak, Crockpot Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken

Blue Potatoes

Grower: Clarion River Organics (OG)

Store: New potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, and Potato Hash, Southwest Roasted Potato Salad, Roasted Potato Cups with Loaded Guacamole

bokchoy

Bok Choy

Grower: Blackberry Meadows (OG)

Store: Store your bok choy 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: Udon Soup with Bok Choy and Poached Eggs, Shanghai Bok Choy, Vegetarian Pho

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Summer CSA – Week of September 21

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

pickled-peppers

If you find yourself getting backed up on a certain fruit or veggie, consider exploring the world of light preservation! Although a fun and worthy skill, canning can be intimidating because of the volume, time, equipment it requires to make happen. Fortunately, pickling and freezing are two methods of preservation that are a little easier and more accessible. The majority of the items in the shares this week can be preserved in one of these two ways. Personally, I found myself quickly collecting the colorful carmen sweet peppers we’ve been enjoying this season. I decided to try out an overnight pickled pepper recipe, and the results were amazing! It only took about 20 minutes to prepare, and now I can top anything I like with these sweet and crunchy treats without having to worry about the peppers spoiling in my refrigerator. Pickled recipes like this one will last a month or longer in your refrigerator. Most freezing recipes involve a quick blanch and voila – you’ve got your own home-prepped frozen goods!

A Route Z Route
3 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 3 lb green cabbage, Blue Goose Farm
3/4 lb hot banana peppers, Matthews Family Farm 1 bunch green kale, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 large garlic bulb, Clubhouse Gardens 1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes, Nu Way Farm
2 lb yellow onions, Weeping Willow Farm 1 pint sun sugar or cherry tomatoes, Nu Way Farm or Grow Pittsburgh
1 lb mixed beets, Sunny Meadow Farm or Hostetler Farm 2 lb butternut squash, River View Dairy
2 lb yellow bartlett pears, Dawson’s Orchard 1.5 lb fingerling potatoes, Hostetler Farm
1 bunch French breakfast radishes, Nu Way Farm 1 bunch French breakfast radishes, Nu Way Farm
1.5 lb heirloom tomatoes*, Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm 1 jar tomatillo salsa, Penn’s Corner
3/4 lb radicchio or green kale, Crighton Farm or Clarion River Organics

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

*Some of the members in the A Route will be receiving Penn’s Corner Canned Chopped Tomatoes

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


Green Cabbage

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store:  Store in the refrigerator and 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 spoilage. Plastic wrap keeps external moisture out, preventing mold and rot, while helping the cabbage to maintain its internal moisture—without which, the cabbage leaves lose their firmness and begin to wilt.

Recipe: Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing, Cabbage with Bacon & Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Roasted Cabbage Wedges

sunsugarcropSun Sugar Tomatoes

Grower: Nu Way Farm or Grow Pittsburgh

Store: Store on your counter at room temperature with the stem side down out of direct sunlight.  They’ll last longer and taste better than storing them in the refrigerator.  Refrigerating tomatoes changes both their taste and texture because it damages the membranes inside the fruit walls and changes the chemical structure.

Recipe: Easy Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Crockpot Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce, Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta, Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese

Garlic

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

Store: Garlic bulbs can be kept in a mesh or wire basket, a small bowl with ventilation holes or even a paper bag. Do not store fresh garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers. This can cause mold and sprouting.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, Cheese & Garlic Muffins, Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Baked Potato Soup

heirloom_tomatoHeirloom Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm or Nu Way Farm

Store: At room temperature on a plate not in plastic, keep out of sunlight.  Keep in mind that storing in a refrigerator can make tomatoes mealy and the skin dry. If you find that your tomatoes are not yet ripe, let them ripen on your counter top for a few days.

Recipe: Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup, End of Summer Corn, Tomato, Avocado & Quinoa Salad, Roasted Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes, Mediterranean Fresh Herbs & Tomato Salad

Yellow Onions

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Onions can last for several weeks (if not months) without compromising their taste or nutritional value. However, you must be sure to store them in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Once you cut an onion, wrap whatever portion you don’t use in plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator. It will keep about 4 days.

Recipe: Homestyle Sausage & Potatoes with Garlic & Onions, Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onion & Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Bisque

Green Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Although its storage life is a little shorter than hard skinned varieties of winter squash, Delicata can be stored for about 6 weeks at room temp in a cool, dry area. Avoid refrigerating.

Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Kale & Feta, Kale & Potato Soup with Corn & Chorizo, Warm Kale & Delicata Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

French Breakfast Radishes

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.

Recipe: Cabbage, Apple & Radish Slaw, Radish Leaf Pesto, Creamy Cucumber & Radish Salad

Beets

Grower: Sunny Meadow Farm or Hostetler Farm

Store: To keep the beets dry, store them and the leaves, unwashed, in separate plastic bags in the vegetable drawer

Recipe: The Best Beet & Avocado Salad, Rainbow Dragon Bowl with Shredded Beets, Carrots & Cabbage, Roasted Beets & Green with Goat Cheese Crostini

 

Radicchio

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: Keep radicchio refrigerated in a tightly sealed plastic bag. It’ll last at least a week.

Recipe: Chickpea Radicchio Wraps, Orzo Pasta Salad with Radicchio, Sundried Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives, Seared Radicchio and White Bean Puree

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Peppers

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: How to Freeze Peppers, Pickled Sweet Peppers, Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Yellow Bartlett Pears

Grower: Dawson’s Orchard

Store: Store at room temperature until ripe — to hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, place pears in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Recipe: Pear Custard Pie, Pear & Basil Lemonade, Brown Butter Pear Bars

Hot Banana Peppers

Grower: Matthews Family Farm

Store: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

Recipe: Quick Pickled Jalapeno Slices, Baked Stuffed Jalapenos, Hot Pepper Mustard

Butternut Squash

Grower: River View Dairy

Store: Do not refrigerate whole butternut squash; it will keep for a month or more in a cool, dark place. Peeled butternut squash should be stored tightly covered and refrigerated for up to five days.

Recipe: Mexican-inspired Stuffed Butternut, Creamy Butternut Alfredo Pasta, Butternut Squash Fritters

Fingerling Potatoes

Grower: Hostetler Farm

Store: Fingerling potatoes can be stored at room temperature, but because they have not been cured, they won’t last as long as regular potatoes — several days instead of several weeks. When refrigerated, the starch will begin to convert to sugar, so if they’re chilled for very long they’ll taste sweet.

Recipe: Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans, Warm Mustard & Herb Fingerling Potato Salad, Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Greens & Eggs

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