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Chioggia Beet Carpaccio

Sep 17, 2021
Chioggia Beet Carpaccio The Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh), also known as the candy cane or candy stripe beet, hails from Chioggia, a town in Northern Italy, and became popular in...

WEEK 12! FOODBOX FEATURE RECIPES.

Sep 11, 2021
CREAMY CHICKEN & LEEKS 1 tbsp olive oil 4 chicken breasts Salt and pepper to taste Juice from half a lemon 2 Leeks, quartered lengthwise and roughly chopped 1 clove...

WEEK 11! FOODBOX FEATURE RECIPES.

Sep 03, 2021
RED KURI MASH WITH CRISPY ONIONS (Week 11 Food Box Recipe) Red kuri squash is a good source of fiber. It also provides vitamin A and vitamin C, some of...

Week 10 Foodbox Feature Recipes!

Aug 27, 2021
BEEFSTEAK TOMATO GRATIN   Ingredients: 4 ripe beefsteak tomatoes 1/4 cup basil, freshly chopped, divided 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tbsp coarse fresh bread...

Roasted Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini with Summer Savory & Honey

Aug 20, 2021
  Ingredients: 1 baguette or loaf of bread, sliced thin 4 medium-sized golden beets, peeled and diced 2 Tbsp. olive oil 4 oz. goat cheese  1 tbsp summer savory (plus...

Summer Food Boxes 2021!

Welcome to the 2021 Summer Food Box Program!

Over the next 15 weeks, this is where you'll find recipes and inspiration to use your fresh ingredients from our amazing local farmers. Some products will be familiar, others may raise some eyebrows - we're here to make sure that by the time we're through, you're a produce-professional with a few new favourites and some creative twists on local classics!
 
There's a bit more to the story...
By participating in this program, you're contributing to sustainable farming and consumption practices that support a local supply chain, minimize on-farm waste, align economic demand with production, and promote positive changes in consumer education around food!
Across the Canada's food supply chain alone, around 35.5 million tonnes of food goes to waste each year (~56.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent), and ~22% of this happens at the farm level due to aesthetics, order cancellation, labour shortages and price fluctuations creating economic catastrophe should farmers choose to follow through to harvest all of their crop (source: Second Harvest). 
At Crampton's, our aim has always been to connect farmers+food to our friends (you!) as directly as possible. As our time in the industry, and the technology available develops, we will continue to streamline the processes that ensure access to fresh and sustainable food products throughout the year!