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September 26, 2010

Greensgrow CSA Weeks 15 and 17

week 15

Week 15

  • Plums (Yellow Plums on Thursday, Fortuna on Saturday) - Lancaster County, PA and Beechwood Orchards, Biglerville, PA
  • Watermelon - Lancaster County, PA
  • Spinach-Graiff Farms, Newfield, NJ
  • Cucumbers- Lancaster County, PA
  • Beets- Flaim Farms, Vineland, NJ
  • Organic Sweet Potatoes- Shady Brook Organics, Lancaster County, PA
  • Sweet Frying Peppers- Lancaster County, PA
  • Amish Swiss Cheese - Hometown Provisions, Lancaster, PA
  • Eggs

Week 15 also included one of my favorite share items — Greensgrow Bucks!  I really wander around for about 15 minutes, mentally trying on all the items I could possibly take home.  This week, I opted for a particular favorite from a previous week, the Boltonfeta from Hidden Hills Dairy.  And, let me tell you, it did not let me down the second time around.  I still urge you to check it out.

    Week 17

    • Spring Mix - Blue Moon Acres, Buckingham, PA
    • Bok Choy - Flaim Farms, Vineland, NJ
    • Heirloom Tomatoes - Linvilla Orchards, West Chester, PA
    • Green Beans - Lancaster County, PA
    • Yellow Peaches - Three Springs Fruit Farm, Biglerville, PA
    • Asian Pears - Beechwood Orchards, Biglerville, PA
    • Sweet, Yukon Gold, and Red Potatoes - Lancaster County, PA
    • Butternut Squash - Lancaster County, PA
    • Garlic and Chive DiBruno Brothers’s Spread - Philadelphia, PA

    Week 17 had two items that gave me trouble.  How can you tell when asian pears are ripe?  I had some samples at Fair Food, and they were significantly juicier than the ones I have sliced up.  Are they a different variety, or am I just eating under ripe fruit?  (BTW, if you are not snapping up regular pears right now, you are missing out.  I have been eating the Bartlett pears from Fair Food like crazy!)

    The second one was the bok choy.  I will happily admit I am a super neophyte when it comes to veggies, but the bok choy got all soft and wilty in my fridge in about two days.  What is the proper way to store bok choy?

    (Preggie fatigue delayed these for a few weeks.  But, for the historical record, I thought weeks 15 and 17 should not go unrepresented.)

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