Winter CSA Week #7

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

This is for the seventh week of Winter CSA, which will be delivered on 12/13/18 or 2/14/18 depending on your pick up location.

Green Cabbage – Blue Goose Farm
Turnips – Clarion River Organics
Sage – Crighton Farm
Eggs – Jarosinski/Keim Farm
Pea Shoots – Harmony Grove Farm
Hydroponic Lettuce – Harmony Grove Farm
Idared Apples – Kistaco Farm
Sweet Potatoes – Riverbend Acres
Rutabagas – Tuscarora Organics Cooperative
Tomato Juice – Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
Rolled Oats– Weatherbury Farm

Gluten Free and Vegan Shares will receive Apple Cider from Kistaco Farm in place of rolled oats and eggs.

 


Green 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: Balsamic & Honey Roasted Cabbage SteaksThai Cabbage Salad, Vegan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

 

Turnips

Grower: Clarion Rive Organics

Store: Refrigerate the roots unwashed in a plastic bag. They should keep for anywhere from1 week to 2 weeks in the fridge, depending on your refrigerator. To freeze, wash, peel, slice and place in pot of water that just covers them.

 

Recipe: Turnip FriesMashed Turnips, Herb Roasted Turnip and Sweet Potato Skillet

 

 

Sage

Grower: Crighton Farm

Store: To store, simply wrap the sage leaves in paper towels and put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Make sure to use the leaves within four to five days. Fresh leaves that are covered in olive oil can be stored for much longer in the refrigerator, about three weeks.

 

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes with Sage and Garlic, Sage and Pumpkin Biscuits, Sage and Walnut Pesto

 

 

Pastured Eggs

Grower: Jaroskinski/Keim Farm

Store: Eggs should not be stored on the refrigerator door, but in the main body of the refrigerator to ensure that they keep a consistent and cool temperature.

Recipe: Scrambled Egg MuffinsBreakfast Tostada, Mexican Frittata

 

 

 

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: Harmony Grove 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: Garlic Pea ShootsLemon Risotto with Pea ShootsPea Shoot Salad

 

Idared 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: Cinnamon Apple Chips

 

 

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

 

 

Rutabagas

Grower: Tuscarora Organics Cooperative

Store: Rutabagas will keep for months in a cool storage place. They store well in plastic bags in a refrigerator or cold cellar. Keep rutabagas away from raw meat and meat juices to prevent cross contamination. Before peeling, wash rutabagas using cool or slightly warm water and a vegetable brush.

Recipe: Roasted Rutabaga with Maple Syrup and Thyme, Apple Rutabaga Soup, Baked Garlic & Herb Shoestring Rutabagas

 

 

Tomato Juice

Grower: Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Store: Store in your pantry for 2 years!

Recipes: Slow Cooker Pumpkin and Turkey Chili, Tomato Bread, Tomato Juice Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

 

Rolled Oats

Grower: Weatherbury Farm

Store: Store in a cool place for several months.  Best when stored in refrigerator.

Recipe: Rolled Oats, Peanut Butter Oat Bars, Apple Crisp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 November 2

Happy November, friends of Penn’s Corner! We hope you are enjoying the crisp fall and all of the delicious fruits and vegetables of the season so far. Speaking of which, one of the most exciting fall products we offer is our Thanksgiving turkeys. We are proud to be able to offer free-range, pastured, antibiotic- and hormone-free birds from Schmucker Family Farm in Emlenton, PA. We have been sourcing turkeys from this member farm for the past 6 years now and consistently get rave reviews from our customers about the quality of these birds. Give thanks to a local farm this year by serving up one of these delicious turkeys for your friends and family!

schmuckerturkeys

Turkeys roaming the orchard at Schmucker Family Farm

Product Details:

We are only offering one size this year, so all turkeys will be between 17 and 23 lbs, at $4.46/lb. The birds will be frozen upon pick-up and will include giblets. Please remember that these weights are our best guess. If you’d prefer one on the smaller or larger end of the weight range let us know and we will try to accommodate. Exact weights will be calculated upon pick-up.

Ordering & Pick-Up Information:

Orders for turkeys must be placed by November 10th. Email lydia@pennscorner.com with your desired pick-up location (see below) and then keep an eye out for a confirmation email, or give Lydia a call at 724-840-1672. 

Pick-up will be at either:

  • our Mt. Lebanon Farm Stand location (Bower Hill Community Church at 70 Moffett St) on Monday, November 21 from 4:30pm-6pm, or
  • Penn’s Corner facility in Lawrenceville (150 54th St.) on Tuesday, November 22 from 11am-6pm.

Thanks for your continued support of local food! Have a great week!

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
2 lb sweet potatoes, River View Dairy 2 lb red potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm
1/3 lb boltonfeta*, Hidden Hills Dairy 1 lb brussels sprouts, Clarion River Organics
1 jar apple butter, Penn’s Corner 1/3 lb boltonfeta*, Hidden Hills Dairy
2 lb anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchard 1/2 lb tatsoi or 3/4 lb green kale, Blackberry Meadows or Clarion River Organics
1 head hydroponic lettuce, Harmony Grove Half gallon apple cider, Kistaco Farm
3/4 lb rainbow chard, Nu Way Farm 1 lb leeks, Blue Goose Farm
4 lb green cabbage, Blue Goose Farm 1 lb carrots, River View Dairy or Hostetler Farm
1 lb brussels sprouts, Clarion River Organics 1 lb large salad turnips, Nu Way Farm
*1/3 lb arugula and 1 oz. sage for vegans, Blackberry Meadows or Pucker Brush Farm *1/3 lb arugula and 1 oz. sage for vegans, Blackberry Meadows or Pucker Brush Farm 

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

***Due to unexpected product shortage, some members will be receiving a jar of Penn’s Corner Tomato Juice instead of cabbage, brussels sprouts, or pears. Apologies for the inconvenience!

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: Chilled Braised Tatsoi Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Winter Tatsoi Salad with Butternut “Croutons”, 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: Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Warm Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwiches with Pesto, Apple & Kale

Boltonfeta

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Store: Keep feta in its brine and it will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Recipe: Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Feta, Lemony Leeks with Chickpeas & Feta, Spicy Roasted Squash with Feta & Herbs

 

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: Indian Fried Cabbage with Peas, Thai Cashew Cabbage, Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Leeks

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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

Recipe: Leek, Fennel, Apple & Walnut Soup with Turmeric, Kohlrabi & Leek Soup, Sauteed Cabbage & Leeks, Simple Slow-Roasted Leeks

 

Brussels Sprouts

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Store Brussels sprouts in a plastic bag in your refrigerator’s crisper, where they’ll keep for at least one week, if not a little longer.

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts, Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Fall Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

 

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, Roasted Beet & Pear Salad, Roasted Pear & Brussels Sprouts with Thyme & Hazelnuts

Arugula

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:  Arugula, Cranberry, Pecan & Feta Salad, Wilted Arugula Side, Mediterranean Quinoa 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

Red 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, Smoked Sausage, Potato & Kale Soup, Vegetarian Pumpkin & Kale Pasta Bake

 

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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Summer CSA – Week of July 6

 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1/3 lb. arugula, Nu Way Farm 1/3 lb. arugula, Nu Way Farm
1 pint snap peas, Blue Goose Farm 1 pint snow peas, Hostettler Farm and Blue Goose Farm
2 carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm 2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm
3 lb. green or savoy cabbage, Weeping Willow Farm or Clarion River Organics 1.5 lb. cauliflower, Clarion River Organics
1.5 lb. French Heritage tomatoes, Weeping Willow Farm bella luna turnips, Blue Goose Farm
1 lb. patty pan squash, Clarion River Organics 1.5 lb. fennel, Clarion River Organics
1/3 lb. lettuce mix, Grow Pittsburgh or Clarion River Organics lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm
1/2 lb. green onions, Blue Goose Farm 1 oz. chives, Clarion River Organics

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

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




ArugulaArugula

Grower: Nu Way Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool

RecipeLinguini with Argugula, Garlic and ParmesanArugula Salad with Marcona Almonds, Avocado and FennelThe Little Green Salad

 

 

cauliflowercropCauliflower

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until you’re ready to use it.

Recipe: Cauliflower Al Pastor TacosThai Cauliflower Rice Salad

 

 

french heritage tomatoesFrench Heritage Tomatoes

Grower: Weeping Willow 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: Braised Fennel, Tomato and Bean Zucchini Pasta, 10 Favorite Summer Tomato Salads

 

patty pan squashPatty Pan Squash

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Pattypan squash will keep for a few days stored in the fridge, unwashed and sealed in plastic. The smaller the squash, the sooner it should be used.

Recipe: Baked Patty Pan Squash Parmesan with Garlic and Bread CrumbsSummer Stuffed Patty Pans

Peas-snow1cropSnow Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Hostettler Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Beef with Snow PeasAsian Shrimp Stir Fry with Snow Peas

 

 snappeasSnap Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Garlic Snap PeasLemon Dill Snap Peas

 

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store:  Refrigerate. 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 it.

Recipe: Sauteed Snap Peas with Zucchini and BasilZucchini PicklesFresh Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SaladCumin Zucchini Salad with Pinto BeansZucchini, Ricotta Gallete 

 

crisphead_lettuceLettuce Head

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool. 

Recipe: 

 

 

white lady turnipsBella Luna Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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

Recipe: Creamed TurnipsSesame Roasted Turnips with Barley

 

 

BabyFennelFennel

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.

Recipe: Shaved Fennel and Arugula SaladAlmond Crusted Tilapia with Arugula, Fennel and Lemon SaladCaramelized Fennel and Arugula Pizza

Shredded Green Cabbage Salad with Lemon and GarlicGreen Cabbage

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator. 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. 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: Buttermilk Slaw DressingCabbage Pancakes 

savoycropSavoy Cabbage

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator. Wrapping cabbage in plastic and storing it in the crisper section of your refrigerator limits its exposure to air flow, and thus reduces 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: Braised Savoy CabbageSavoy Cabbage, Nutmeg and Chestnut Stew

 

chivesChives

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: How to Freeze Fresh Chives

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad with ChivesHerbed Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

 

 

greenonions2cropGreen Onion

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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

Recipe: Green Onion Recipes

 

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Pepper

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: Bell Pepper Egg FlowersMexican Stuffed Peppers

 

lettuce mix

Mix Lettuce

Grower: Grow Pittsburgh or Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep refrigerated and wash as you go. A salad spinner works well as a washing/drying tool. 

Recipe: Buttermilk Chive, Dill Salad Dressing

 

 

 

 

 

cheddar-2015***Cheese Share Members will receive Cheddar Cheese from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

 

 

Summer CSA – Week of June 29

Pea Week(s)

Ohhh snap, it’s pea season! The shares this week include snow peas, snap peas and shell peas. Take a peek at the links below to learn a little more about their differences and how to cook with them. Hot tip: the sugar snap peas are AMAZING when you eat them raw. 

What’s the difference between snow peas, snap peas and garden peas?

Down and Dirty: Shelling Peas, Snow Peas, Snap Peas

 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

A Route Z Route
3/4 lb. swiss chard, Nu Way Farm 3/4 lb. collard greens, Kistaco or Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 lb. lettuce head, Blue Goose Farm 3/4 lb. red crisphead lettuce, Clarion River Organics (OG)
2 zucchini, Weeping Willow Farm 1 summer squash, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 lb. kohlrabi, Clubhouse Gardens 3 lb. green cabbage, Weeping Willow Farm
1/4 lb. garlic scapes, Blackberry Meadows (OG), Chrighton Farm, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1/2 lb. green onions, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 pint snow peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 pint snow peas, Hostettler Farm ***some members will receive salsa instead of snow peas
1 quart shell peas, Hostettler Farm 1 pint snap peas, Blue Goose Farm
2 cucumbers, Clarion River Organics 2 seedless cucumbers, Clarion River Organics (CRO)
bella luna turnips, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) 1 oz. cilantro or garlic scapes, Blackberry Meadows Farm
1 carmen pepper, Weeping Willow Farm 1 carmen pepper, Weeping Willow Farm

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

If you are unsure of your delivery route, click HERE




SwissChard_PeppermintcropSwiss 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. Place in refrigerator.

RecipeGarlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas, 

 

CollardscropCollard Greens 

Grower: Kistaco or Clarion River Organics

Store: Do not wash collard greens before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place collard greens in a plastic storage bag and wrap the bag tightly around the greens, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Recipe: Collard Greens with Bacon

 

garlicscapesGarlic Scapes 

Grower: Blackberry Meadows, Crighton Farm, or Blue Goose Farm

Store: Keep refrigerated.

How to Cook Garlic Scapes

Recipe: Cilantro Black Rice with Garlic Scapes, Garlic Scape Vinaigrette

 


lettuce_red_icebergRed Crisphead Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: 3 Ways to Store Salad Greens

 

 

 

Peas-snow1cropSnow Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm or Hostettler Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: One Skillet Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables, Garlic Snow PeasSesame Cucumber and Snow Peas

 

snappeasSnap Peas

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Delicious raw with hummus, Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots and Peppers, Sugar Snap, Tatsoi (or chard) with Zucchini Rice Bowl

 

shell peasShell Peas

Grower: Hostettler Farm

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

Recipe: Julia Child’s Buttered Peas with Mint

 

 

ZucchiniZucchini

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store:  Refrigerate. 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 it.

Recipe: Sauteed Snap Peas with Zucchini and BasilZucchini Pickles

 

yellow zucchiniSummer Squash

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

Store: Refrigerate. Store freshly picked, unwashed summer squash 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 summer squash until you are ready to use it or freeze it.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Zucchini Noodle Stir FrySummer Squash Gratin

white lady turnipsBella Luna Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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

Recipe: Creamed TurnipsSesame Roasted Turnips with Barley

 

 

kohlrabiKohlrabi

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens

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. 

Fun Facts: Kohlrabi from Farm to Table

Recipe: 31 Things to do with CSA Vegetables, Kohlrabi and Zucchini Fritters with Siracha Mayo

Shredded Green Cabbage Salad with Lemon and GarlicGreen Cabbage

Grower: Weeping Willow Farm

Store: Store in the refrigerator. 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. 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: Buttermilk Slaw DressingCabbage Pancakes 

SwissChard_PeppermintcropSwiss Chard

Grower: Blue Goose 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: Easy Swiss ChardSwiss Chard and Kale FritataOven Roasted Swiss Chard

 

seedless_cucumberSeedless Cucumber

Grower: Clarion River Ogranics

Store: Keep cucumbers in the crisper drawer.  

Recipe: Thai Cucumber Salad

 

 

cilantro1Cilantro

Grower: Blackberry Meadows Farm

Store: The Best Way to Store Cilantro

Recipe: Cilantro Lime with Mixed Vegetables and Peanuts

 

 

greenonions2cropGreen Onion

Grower: Blue Goose Farm

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

Recipe: Green Onion Recipes

 

 

sweetcarmenCarmen Pepper

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: Vegetarian Sir Fry with Tofu

 

 

 

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive Allegheny from Hidden Hills Dairy.


Allegheny Cheese

Grower: Hidden Hills Dairy

Description: Based on a recipe for an Italian style cheese traditionally made in the summer in the plateau region of the Dolomites. Ours is adapted to our wintertime whole milk in the rolling foothills of the Alleghenies. The favorite at the farmers market.

 

 

Summer CSA – Week of June 22

 THIS WEEK’S HARVEST

 

A Route Z Route
1 pint strawberries or tomatillo salsa, Sunny Meadow Farm/Penn’s Corner 3/4 lb. swiss chard, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
1 lb. fennel, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1 lb. fennel, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1 pint snow peas, Clarion River Organics (OG) 1 pint snow peas, Nu Way Farm
bibb lettuce, Nu Way Farm bibb lettuce, Nu Way Farm
1 pint snap peas, Hostettler Farm 1/2 lb. snap peas, Blue Goose Farm (CNG) or Hostettler Farm
lacinato kale, Clarion River Organics (OG) bella luna turnips, Blue Goose Farm (CNG)
rhubarb jam, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance rhubarb jam, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance
red lollo lettuce head, Clarion River Organics (OG) red lollo lettuce head, Clarion River Organics (OG)
1/4 lb. garlic scapes, Crighton Farm/Blackberry Meadows Farm (OG), River View Dairy 1/4 lb. garlic scapes, Clubhouse Gardens/River View Dairy

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

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strawberriescropStrawberries

Grower: Byler Farm

Store: The Best Ways to Store Strawberries If you don’t plan to eat your strawberries the day you bring them home, the best place for them is in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. It helps to maintain humidity and keep the berries from losing moisture and becoming dry.

Recipe: Simple Strawberry Syrup, Old Fashioned Strawberry ShortcakeBalsamic Roasted StrawberriesStrawberry Kale Salad

BabyFennelFennel 

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.

Tips: How to Cut Fennel Like a Pro

Recipe: Roasted Fennel RecipeFennel Slaw SaladLettuce with Fennel and OrangesGrilled Fennel with Parmesan

 

 

garlicscapesGarlic Scapes 

Grower: Clubhouse Gardens, Blackberry Meadows, River View Dairy

Store: Keep refrigerated.

Recipe: 10 Plus Ways to Use Garlic ScapesSpring RollsGarlic Scape PasteSummer Crostini with Garden Pesto

 

 

bibb lettucecropBibb Lettuce

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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: Strawberry and Bibb Lettuce SaladLettuce Wraps

 

Peas-snow1cropSnow Peas

Grower: Clarion River Organics (OG) or Nu Way Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Seared Sugar Snap PeasSpicy Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Sriracha

 

 

snappeasSnap Peas

Grower: Hostettler Farm or Blue Goose Farm

Store: These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Recipe: Beef and Snow PeasChili Chicken with Snow Peas SaladSpicy Snow Peas and Quinoa

 

 

lacinato kaleLacinato Kale

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: How to Store Kale 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 lukewarm water until the leaves are crisp. 

Recipe: Strawberry Kale SmoothieKale Salad with Balsamic, Pine Nuts and Parmsan

 

white lady turnipsBella Luna Turnips

Grower: Nu Way Farm

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

Recipe: Creamed TurnipsSesame Roasted Turnips with Barley

 

 

red lollo lettueRed Lollo Lettuce

Grower: Clarion River Organics

Store: Keep covered in the crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Roasted Radishes with Balsamic VinegarStrawberry and Radish Salad

 

 

SwissChard_PeppermintcropSwiss Chard

Grower: Blue Goose 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: Easy Swiss ChardSwiss Chard and Kale FritataOven Roasted Swiss Chard

 

***Cheese Share Members will receive Smoked Galen’s from Clover Creek Cheese Cellar.

clover_creek_smoked_galens Smoked Galen’s

Grower: Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Description: Smoked Galen’s is our Galen’s Good Old (Gouda style) complimented with a smoked flavor that brings back memories of cool mornings and a warm wood stove brightening the day. It continues to be one of our best sellers at farmers’ markets.

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  

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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.