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Fresh Heritage Pork Bone-in Hams

Fresh Heritage Pork Bone-in Hams

Apr 02, 2021
This is a suggested ham recipe used for this specific kind of ham (fresh heritage pork bone-in hams). Please feel free to modify as you wish or simply use as a...
Crampton's Spinach Dip Uses

Crampton's Spinach Dip Uses

Mar 30, 2021
Our famous spinach dip is so much more than just a spinach dip! There are endless possibilities for its uses if you just BELIEVE... or simply follow our spinach dip...
Spinach Artichoke Bread Pudding

Spinach Artichoke Bread Pudding

Mar 30, 2021
This bread pudding came about when we were thinking of other ways to use our famous spinach dip other than just a dip.  This bread pudding is light, fluffy and delicious!...
Meyer Lemon Lemonade

Meyer Lemon Lemonade

Mar 26, 2021
It will feel like spring with this delicious Meyer lemon lemonade! We made one regular and one with some added raspberry syrup.  The raspberry syrup is made to be mixed...
Easter Leftovers - TURKEY TETRAZZINI

Easter Leftovers - TURKEY TETRAZZINI

Mar 15, 2021
Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 medium onion finely diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup all purpose flour...

CSA pick up Sept 3

September! Here we are in September and the squash have not ripened, the tomatoes are just starting to turn, and the nights are getting might close to zero degrees!  A frost right now would be a pretty big disaster.  All pumpkins, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, basically everything left out in the gardens would be ruined.    Keep you fingers crossed for warmer nights and some heat to ripen everything left in the fields! 2 Weeks ago you had some corn in your share.  A lot of the cobs were too small so we asked our producer to compensate you and this week you have some free corn in your bags!!  Organic corn also often means worms.  The organic sprays that kill corn borers just don't work as well as the non organic poisonous ones.  So when you are talking corn, you have 3 choices. 1. GMO corn that has an insecticide bred into it to keep the worms out 2. Non GMO corn that is sprayed with a dangerous pesticide to keep the worms out. 3. Organic corn that is not GMO, has no dangerous pesticides sprayed on it, but has some worms. Lucky for us, corn borers do not have fangs, claws or stingers.  They emit no toxins, strange smells or change the flavour of the corn.  They're just gross. When you find a worm in your corn, just pick it out.  You can trim the area around it if you would like.  Growing up with a large garden, we were very used to husking corn and picking out the worms before dinner.  I understand that for people who have not grown up with a garden, this can seem like a daunting task.   This is where the less squeamish partner in a household, or children who have a fascination with bugs come in very handy. Full shares this week to contain a minimum of 10 of the following items.  Remember, eat the list top down to prevent spoilage. Cherry tomatoes, organic heirloom.  These cherry tomatoes are BEAUTIFUL!! Pears,  spray free Be certain to eat your early gold pears as soon as they turn yellow! Patty pan squash,  Organic. use as you would zucchini. Parsley, organic Kale, spray free Leek, Organic (great grilled, roasted, stir fried or made into soup) Corn, Organic, FREE!  This corn is to replace the small cobs in your last share Apples, spray free Celery, Organic Jalapenos, Organic Potatoes, Organic Half share to contain a minimum of 6 of the following items Salad cucumbers, spray free Kale, spray free Leek, Organic (great grilled, roasted, stir fried or made into soup) Celery, organic Jalapenos, Organic Corn, Organic, FREE to replace small cobs 2 weeks ago Potatoes, Organic You'll notice that you have all of the fixings in your CSA share to make a mean potato leek soup.  And if you have a protein share, you also get a nice hearty free range chicken that you can roast, then make stock out of.  Mmmmmm, If you're not a fan of celery, please be sure to use it up in soups.  If you aren't making a soup this week, simply wash, chop and freeze your celery to throw into soups later on.  The local celery has so much more flavour than the imported stuff.  It tastes more like parsley than celery to me, and it a MUST in a good soup. Amanda has pinned lots of recipes for the items that you have in your shares this week.   If you think that you don't like celery or leek, Challenge yourself!  Roasted, grilled or braised, these veggies take on a whole new life.  Use the pinterest page that Amanda has put together.  There are so many ways that you can eat the veggies in your CSA.  Don't let them go to waste.  Try something new! http://www.pinterest.com/cramptonsmarket/