Friday, July 22, 2011

Newsletter July 22, 2011

Clarion River Organics at the Pittsburgh Farm Markets

It's HOT!
But we can help cool you down with some of the sweetest treats of summer.  We've got a bounty of tomatoes, cucumbers, PLUMS and FENNEL.

Also: IceCream is back at our Pittsburgh Public Market stand! Three flavors to choose from... Yum!
This Week
From our Clarion River farms we've brought down:
      - Riverview Dairy's delicious Chevres, Feta, & Meadowbelle
      - Goat Yogurt! Plain & Rhubarb
      - Garlic
      - Hot and Mild green PEPPERS
      - HEIRLOOM TOMATOES! Pink Giant, Cherokee Purple, & Pineapple
      - New Red Potatoes
      - MIXED BEANS: Green, Purple, Yellow, and Dragon's Tongue
      - Squash Blossoms
      - Green and Yellow Squash
      - Beets! Cioggia, Golden, White, & Red
      - Methley PLUMS (sweet & juicy!)
      - Fennel
      - Broccoli
      - KALE & Rainbow CHARD
      - BASIL
      - Eggs
      - Goat's milk - available by request
      - Beef (Organically Raised, Grass-Fed)
      - Pork (Organically Raised, Pastured)
      - Chicken, stewing & roasting (Organically Raised, Pastured)
      - GOAT is back!
      - Rabbit
Organic Grains
      - Rolled Oats
      - Spelt and Wheat flour
      - Wheat berries

+ Home made Icecream, new flavors! Peanut butter, Rhubarb, and Vanilla *

And also:
      - Pasture Maid Creamery's raw aged cheese and cream-line milk from New Castle, PA *
             + we have more Camembert!
      - Bedillion Farms Honey from Hickory, PA*
      - Glass-bottle milk from Aliquippa's Brunton Dairy *
      - Locally grown KOMBUCHA (delicious and healthy effervescent beverage)
      - Gluten-free, Vegan, Soy-free, Nut-free treats from Pittsburgh, PA*

*indicates products only available at the Pittsburgh Public Market

::Highlight: Fennel::
CRO loves Fennel! We love the roots (which taste like Parsnips), the bulb, the stem (sweet anise flavor), and the leaves.

Roots: Saute or Roast

Bulb & Stem:  Eat raw in salads or as an hors d'oeurve; add to stir-frys, soups, or
roast it on the grill (DELICIOUS RECIPE ALERT!)
Leaves: Use fresh as garnish or tossed in salad;  dry them for later use to lighten the flavor of beans or vegetable dishes

Fennel is a great food for summer, with a fresh clean flavor to cool off any dish.


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