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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

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You can pickle or can asparagus for the winter, but I am much much too lazy for such things.  I'll freeze asparagus as it takes next to no effort. It's...

Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

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You have to love our customers.  They love food and cooking as much as I do, and they SHARE their recipes!! Here is Sue's fiddlehead pasta Sue’s Fiddlehead Pasta 2...

Asparagus Chevre Toast...an easy party pleaser

May 09, 2019
Grill your local asparagus as per my "Asparagus on the BBQ" recipe. Take one sliced ciabatta loaf from our bakery. Brush one side of the ciabatta with grape seed oil. ...

Asparagus on the BBQ

May 09, 2019
The only way I will eat asparagus is on the BBQ.  We make this dish at least 3 times a week during asparagus season. Heat your grill to high, then...

Erin's pasta sauce with frozen tomatoes.

May 09, 2019
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CSA Pick-Up August 23/24

Use your food box items and follow this week€™s meal plan! Recipes are posted on www.cramptonsmarket.com/recipes under the category CSA Recipes Week 9.

Full Gourmet Shares to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following:

  Heirloom Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes come from Justin at Hearts & Roots. Store them in a cool dry place. There are a number of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, which is why they are all different shapes and colors! These tomatoes have been planted year after year with seeds passed down from previous crops. Take advantage of the heirloom€™s wonderful colors by simply slicing them on a tart or salad with basil and mozzarella cheese. Another idea is slicing them on toast with some salt and pepper! Try this mouthwatering Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil!   Ground Cherries (spray free) €“ These come from Hearts & Roots! Ground cherries are small yellow cherries that taste like tomatoes but with a slightly sweet and tropical flavour. They€™re also called husk cherries because they€™re wrapped in a thin shell. You can unwrap them and eat them raw, puree them into a salsa, slice them in half for an upside down cake or tart, or put them into a tomato salad! Here€™s a Ground Cherry Salsa to put on chips, fish or chicken!   Tomatillos (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one coming from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Store them in a cool dry place or in the fridge in a paper bag. These are green tomatoes also known as the €œMexican Husk Tomato€! Similar to ground cherries, they come in a thin papery husk. Often used in Mexican cooking, these tomatoes can be used in a salsa verde, spicy cold tomatillo soup, chopped up with cilantro and jalapenos for a chicken marinade, or used in enchiladas! Use your tomatillos and hot peppers in this Tomatillo Chicken Stew!   Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad!   Melons (spray free) €“ This melon is from Evan at Green Acres Farm! Store it on the counter until ready to cut up, and then place in a container in the fridge. These local melons are so sweet and flavorful you won€™t even recognize it from the store bought ones! When looking for ripeness, the melon should give a little when squeezed on the sides and it will have a ripe, fruity smell. Once cut up, eat it raw, with yogurt or in a fruit salad!   Corn (organic) €“ Corn in your box is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables! Store in the fridge with the husk on until cooking. These large sweet kernels are perfect for all your summer barbeques! All this corn needs is 3-4 minutes of boiling water. It can also be grilled on the barbeque with butter for a nice charred look. After being cooked, eat it with butter salt and pepper, or even just plain. It can also be cut off the cob and put into a number of salads! Here€™s one example of a Grilled Corn, Basil and Tomato Salad!   Hot Peppers (spray free) €“ These spicy peppers are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms as well as Justin at Hearts & Roots! Store them in a bag in the fridge. They can also be dried and kept in a jar for long-term storage. Use these peppers to add a spicy kick to salsas, stir fry€™s, or dips. You can also make jalapeno jelly or spicy relish! Use any type of hot pepper in this Pico de Gallo!   Lemon Cucumbers (organic) €“ Cucumbers this week are from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in the fridge in a bag for up to 1 week! These cukes are round just like lemons! They also have a light citrus flavour. Use them anywhere you would use regular cucumbers. They add a nice touch to Mediterranean dishes such as an orzo pasta salad, quinoa or chickpea salad. You can also slice them up to flavour water, or put in sandwiches! Try using the lemon cucumbers in a smoothie recipe such as this one: Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple and Lemon Smoothie!   Potatoes (spray free) €“ These are from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! They will last in the bag in a cool dry place for weeks. These potatoes are great cut into wedges and roasted with parsley or rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper! They can also be chopped up for soups, casseroles, made into chips or fries! Try this Twice Baked Potato Casserole!   Basil (spray free) €“ Basil is coming from Hearts & Roots! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place. You can use your basil with the tomatoes in a simple salad, or chopped up into a pasta dish! If you still have some garlic scapes, you can make a simple pesto! Place the scapes, basil, olive oil, nuts and Parmesan in a food processor until smooth. You can also use it for Bruschetta!   Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a cool dry place. These field tomatoes are great for all kinds of summer salads and pasta dishes! You can also slice them to go on burgers or sandwiches! Use them with the basil or lemon cucumbers. Heres a recipe for Creamy Tomato Pasta!   Fennel (spray free) Fennel also from Wild Earth Farms! Fennel is a bulb with stalks and feathery leaves. What€™s eaten is the bulb, which has a slight licorice flavour. Chop and roast with other vegetables to give texture and flavour or slice thinly and eat raw in salads! Try this side dish for Roasted Carrots and Red Onion with Fennel and Mint!

Full Shares to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following:

Heirloom Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes come from Justin at Hearts & Roots. Store them in a cool dry place. There are a number of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, which is why they are all different shapes and colors! These tomatoes have been planted year after year with seeds passed down from previous crops. Take advantage of the heirloom€™s wonderful colors by simply slicing them on a tart or salad with basil and mozzarella cheese. Another idea is slicing them on toast with some salt and pepper! Try this mouthwatering Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil! Tomatillos (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one coming from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Store them in a cool dry place or in the fridge in a paper bag. These are green tomatoes also known as the €œMexican Husk Tomato€! Similar to ground cherries, they come in a thin papery husk. Often used in Mexican cooking, these tomatoes can be used in a salsa verde, spicy cold tomatillo soup, chopped up with cilantro and jalapenos for a chicken marinade, or used in enchiladas! Use your tomatillos and hot peppers in this Tomatillo Chicken Stew! Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad! Melons (spray free) €“ This melon is from Evan at Green Acres Farm! Store it on the counter until ready to cut up, and then place in a container in the fridge. These local melons are so sweet and flavorful you won€™t even recognize it from the store bought ones! When looking for ripeness, the melon should give a little when squeezed on the sides and it will have a ripe, fruity smell. Once cut up, eat it raw, with yogurt or in a fruit salad! Corn (organic) €“ Corn in your box is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables! Store in the fridge with the husk on until cooking. These large sweet kernels are perfect for all your summer barbeques! All this corn needs is 3-4 minutes of boiling water. It can also be grilled on the barbeque with butter for a nice charred look. After being cooked, eat it with butter salt and pepper, or even just plain. It can also be cut off the cob and put into a number of salads! Here€™s one example of a Grilled Corn, Basil and Tomato Salad! Lemon Cucumbers (organic) €“ Cucumbers this week are from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in the fridge in a bag for up to 1 week! These cukes are round just like lemons! They also have a light citrus flavour. Use them anywhere you would use regular cucumbers. They add a nice touch to Mediterranean dishes such as an orzo pasta salad, quinoa or chickpea salad. You can also slice them up to flavour water, or put in sandwiches! Try using the lemon cucumbers in a smoothie recipe such as this one: Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple and Lemon Smoothie! Potatoes (spray free) €“ These are from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! They will last in the bag in a cool dry place for weeks. These potatoes are great cut into wedges and roasted with parsley or rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper! They can also be chopped up for soups, casseroles, made into chips or fries! Try this Twice Baked Potato Casserole! Basil (spray free) €“ Basil is coming from Hearts & Roots! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place. You can use your basil with the tomatoes in a simple salad, or chopped up into a pasta dish! If you still have some garlic scapes, you can make a simple pesto! Place the scapes, basil, olive oil, nuts and Parmesan in a food processor until smooth. You can also use it for Bruschetta! Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a cool dry place. These field tomatoes are great for all kinds of summer salads and pasta dishes! You can also slice them to go on burgers or sandwiches! Use them with the basil or lemon cucumbers. Heres a recipe for Creamy Tomato Pasta! Fennel (spray free) Fennel also from Wild Earth Farms! Fennel is a bulb with stalks and feathery leaves. What€™s eaten is the bulb, which has a slight licorice flavour. Chop and roast with other vegetables to give texture and flavour or slice thinly and eat raw in salads! Try this side dish for Roasted Carrots and Red Onion with Fennel and Mint!

Half Gourmet Shares to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following Items:

Heirloom Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes come from Justin at Hearts & Roots. Store them in a cool dry place. There are a number of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, which is why they are all different shapes and colors! These tomatoes have been planted year after year with seeds passed down from previous crops. Take advantage of the heirloom€™s wonderful colors by simply slicing them on a tart or salad with basil and mozzarella cheese. Another idea is slicing them on toast with some salt and pepper! Try this mouthwatering Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil! Ground Cherries (spray free) €“ These come from Hearts & Roots! Ground cherries are small yellow cherries that taste like tomatoes but with a slightly sweet and tropical flavour. They€™re also called husk cherries because they€™re wrapped in a thin shell. You can unwrap them and eat them raw, puree them into a salsa, slice them in half for an upside down cake or tart, or put them into a tomato salad! Here€™s a Ground Cherry Salsa to put on chips, fish or chicken! Tomatillos (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one coming from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Store them in a cool dry place or in the fridge in a paper bag. These are green tomatoes also known as the €œMexican Husk Tomato€! Similar to ground cherries, they come in a thin papery husk. Often used in Mexican cooking, these tomatoes can be used in a salsa verde, spicy cold tomatillo soup, chopped up with cilantro and jalapenos for a chicken marinade, or used in enchiladas! Use your tomatillos and hot peppers in this Tomatillo Chicken Stew! Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad! Melons (spray free) €“ This melon is from Evan at Green Acres Farm! Store it on the counter until ready to cut up, and then place in a container in the fridge. These local melons are so sweet and flavorful you won€™t even recognize it from the store bought ones! When looking for ripeness, the melon should give a little when squeezed on the sides and it will have a ripe, fruity smell. Once cut up, eat it raw, with yogurt or in a fruit salad! Corn (organic) €“ Corn in your box is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables! Store in the fridge with the husk on until cooking. These large sweet kernels are perfect for all your summer barbeques! All this corn needs is 3-4 minutes of boiling water. It can also be grilled on the barbeque with butter for a nice charred look. After being cooked, eat it with butter salt and pepper, or even just plain. It can also be cut off the cob and put into a number of salads! Here€™s one example of a Grilled Corn, Basil and Tomato Salad! Lemon Cucumbers (organic) €“ Cucumbers this week are from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in the fridge in a bag for up to 1 week! These cukes are round just like lemons! They also have a light citrus flavour. Use them anywhere you would use regular cucumbers. They add a nice touch to Mediterranean dishes such as an orzo pasta salad, quinoa or chickpea salad. You can also slice them up to flavour water, or put in sandwiches! Try using the lemon cucumbers in a smoothie recipe such as this one: Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple and Lemon Smoothie! Potatoes (spray free) €“ These are from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! They will last in the bag in a cool dry place for weeks. These potatoes are great cut into wedges and roasted with parsley or rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper! They can also be chopped up for soups, casseroles, made into chips or fries! Try this Twice Baked Potato Casserole! Basil (spray free) €“ Basil is coming from Hearts & Roots! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place. You can use your basil with the tomatoes in a simple salad, or chopped up into a pasta dish! If you still have some garlic scapes, you can make a simple pesto! Place the scapes, basil, olive oil, nuts and Parmesan in a food processor until smooth. You can also use it for Bruschetta! Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a cool dry place. These field tomatoes are great for all kinds of summer salads and pasta dishes! You can also slice them to go on burgers or sandwiches! Use them with the basil or lemon cucumbers. Heres a recipe for Creamy Tomato Pasta! Fennel (spray free) Fennel also from Wild Earth Farms! Fennel is a bulb with stalks and feathery leaves. What€™s eaten is the bulb, which has a slight licorice flavour. Chop and roast with other vegetables to give texture and flavour or slice thinly and eat raw in salads! Try this side dish for Roasted Carrots and Red Onion with Fennel and Mint!

Half Shares to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following Items:

Heirloom Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes come from Justin at Hearts & Roots. Store them in a cool dry place. There are a number of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, which is why they are all different shapes and colors! These tomatoes have been planted year after year with seeds passed down from previous crops. Take advantage of the heirloom€™s wonderful colors by simply slicing them on a tart or salad with basil and mozzarella cheese. Another idea is slicing them on toast with some salt and pepper! Try this mouthwatering Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil! Tomatillos (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one coming from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Store them in a cool dry place or in the fridge in a paper bag. These are green tomatoes also known as the €œMexican Husk Tomato€! Similar to ground cherries, they come in a thin papery husk. Often used in Mexican cooking, these tomatoes can be used in a salsa verde, spicy cold tomatillo soup, chopped up with cilantro and jalapenos for a chicken marinade, or used in enchiladas! Use your tomatillos and hot peppers in this Tomatillo Chicken Stew! Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad! Melons (spray free) €“ This melon is from Evan at Green Acres Farm! Store it on the counter until ready to cut up, and then place in a container in the fridge. These local melons are so sweet and flavorful you won€™t even recognize it from the store bought ones! When looking for ripeness, the melon should give a little when squeezed on the sides and it will have a ripe, fruity smell. Once cut up, eat it raw, with yogurt or in a fruit salad! Corn (organic) €“ Corn in your box is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables! Store in the fridge with the husk on until cooking. These large sweet kernels are perfect for all your summer barbeques! All this corn needs is 3-4 minutes of boiling water. It can also be grilled on the barbeque with butter for a nice charred look. After being cooked, eat it with butter salt and pepper, or even just plain. It can also be cut off the cob and put into a number of salads! Here€™s one example of a Grilled Corn, Basil and Tomato Salad! Potatoes (spray free) €“ These are from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! They will last in the bag in a cool dry place for weeks. These potatoes are great cut into wedges and roasted with parsley or rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper! They can also be chopped up for soups, casseroles, made into chips or fries! Try this Twice Baked Potato Casserole! Basil (spray free) €“ Basil is coming from Hearts & Roots! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place. You can use your basil with the tomatoes in a simple salad, or chopped up into a pasta dish! If you still have some garlic scapes, you can make a simple pesto! Place the scapes, basil, olive oil, nuts and Parmesan in a food processor until smooth. You can also use it for Bruschetta! Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a cool dry place. These field tomatoes are great for all kinds of summer salads and pasta dishes! You can also slice them to go on burgers or sandwiches! Use them with the basil or lemon cucumbers. Heres a recipe for Creamy Tomato Pasta!