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Summer Foodbox September 5/6

Featured recipes from this week's meal plan will be posted on www.cramptonsmarket.com/recipes.

Here's What You can Expect in this Week's Food box:

Full Gourmet Shares to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items:

Corn - Corn on the cob is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Store the corn in the fridge in the husk (if you have room) and it will last about a week. If you make it damp you can cook the corn on the BBQ in the husk and get a nice smokey flavour. Another  easy option is to boil the corn for about 3 minutes! Salt and butter it if you wish and then enjoy! If you want to make something with some of the cobs, this Corn Chowder by Smitten Kitchen is the perfect soup to ease into the fall spirit.

 

Tomatoes - Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or a cool dry place for up to 1 week. Slice up the tomatoes for veggie or BLT sandwiches, burgers or wraps. They're a great addition to salads or soups as well. Try this Bruschetta Pasta Salad as an easy side dish!

 

Beans - Green/yellow beans are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics. Store in a sealed bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Sauté the beans lightly in a pan with butter and garlic or you can eat them raw with hummus or dip. Great as a healthy snack...instead of chips. This Green Bean & Tomato Salad is bright and acts as the perfect side dish to chicken or fish.

 

Cucumbers - Cukes come from Green Acres Farm. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place with the tomatoes. They should last about 1 week unwashed. You can peel them but you don't have to, just slice up for your lunches or your salads. Getty Stewart has a recipe for Homemade Tzatziki you can use as a dip for pita chips or put in wraps!

 

Edible Flowers - Little flowers are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store them in their sealed container for about 1 week or until wilted. These flowers would be beautiful to decorate cupcakes, a cake or a salad. You can also freeze them in ice cubes for a punch or sparkling beverage. These Edible Flower Shortbread Cookies will give you inspiration to make something just as easy and beautiful!

 

Parsley - Parsley grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store this bunch in the fridge wrapped in paper towel in a bag and it can last up to 2 weeks. Extra parsley you can also chop up finely and store in a sealed bag in the freezer. I use parsley in marinades, salads, sauces and as a seasoning for roasted vegetables. It can also be used to add a fresh green flavour to smoothies such as this Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple & Lemon Smoothie.

 

Cherry Tomatoes - Mini tomatoes are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place. They will last 1 week or more. Chop up for bruschetta, salads, tomato tarts, pizza or this Summer Corn Salad which uses tomatoes, corn and cucumber! These can also be roasted whole on a pan and then mixed into spaghetti or any type of pasta. This Hummus Platter Heaped with Tomatoes & Cucumbers looks so fresh and amazing! Great for a party or appetizer with friends.

 

Gemini Apples - Local apples are delivered by Phillip. Store them on the counter in your fruit bowl or in the fridge if you like apples cold. The gemini variety is a medium sized apple which is sweet and juicy which makes them great for fresh eating. Pack in your or your children's lunches or enjoy as an afternoon snack! Try this Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices for a great lunch idea.

 

Shallots - Store the shallots in your pantry or a cool place. They will last up to 2 weeks. Shallots are a small sweet onion with a more mild flavour than white/yellow onions. You can chop them finely if your making bruschetta, add them to a salad dressing marinade, cook them with potatoes or roasted veggies, or add to a sauce or a soup. Try them in this Roast Turkey with Herb Butter & Shallots. 

 

Full Shares to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following 6 Items:

Corn - Corn on the cob is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Store the corn in the fridge in the husk (if you have room) and it will last about a week. If you make it damp you can cook the corn on the BBQ in the husk and get a nice smokey flavour. Another  easy option is to boil the corn for about 3 minutes! Salt and butter it if you wish and then enjoy! If you want to make something with some of the cobs, this Corn Chowder by Smitten Kitchen is the perfect soup to ease into the fall spirit.

Tomatoes - Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or a cool dry place for up to 1 week. Slice up the tomatoes for veggie or BLT sandwiches, burgers or wraps. They're a great addition to salads or soups as well. Try this Bruschetta Pasta Salad as an easy side dish!

Cucumbers - Cukes come from Green Acres Farm. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place with the tomatoes. They should last about 1 week unwashed. You can peel them but you don't have to, just slice up for your lunches or your salads. Getty Stewart has a recipe for Homemade Tzatziki you can use as a dip for pita chips or put in wraps!

Parsley - Parsley grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store this bunch in the fridge wrapped in paper towel in a bag and it can last up to 2 weeks. Extra parsley you can also chop up finely and store in a sealed bag in the freezer. I use parsley in marinades, salads, sauces and as a seasoning for roasted vegetables. It can also be used to add a fresh green flavour to smoothies such as this Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple & Lemon Smoothie.

Cherry Tomatoes - Mini tomatoes are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place. They will last 1 week or more. Chop up for bruschetta, salads, tomato tarts, pizza or this Summer Corn Salad which uses tomatoes, corn and cucumber! These can also be roasted whole on a pan and then mixed into spaghetti or any type of pasta. This Hummus Platter Heaped with Tomatoes & Cucumbers looks so fresh and amazing! Great for a party or appetizer with friends.

Gemini Apples - Local apples are delivered by Phillip. Store them on the counter in your fruit bowl or in the fridge if you like apples cold. The gemini variety is a medium sized apple which is sweet and juicy which makes them great for fresh eating. This Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices looks like a great lunch idea.

 

Half Gourmet Shares to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items:

Corn - Corn on the cob is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Store the corn in the fridge in the husk (if you have room) and it will last about a week. If you make it damp you can cook the corn on the BBQ in the husk and get a nice smokey flavour. Another  easy option is to boil the corn for about 3 minutes! Salt and butter it if you wish and then enjoy! If you want to make something with some of the cobs, this Corn Chowder by Smitten Kitchen is the perfect soup to ease into the fall spirit.

Tomatoes - Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or a cool dry place for up to 1 week. Slice up the tomatoes for veggie or BLT sandwiches, burgers or wraps. They're a great addition to salads or soups as well. Try this Bruschetta Pasta Salad as an easy side dish!

Beans - Green/yellow beans are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics. Store in a sealed bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Sauté the beans lightly in a pan with butter and garlic or you can eat them raw with hummus or dip. Great as a healthy snack...instead of chips. This Green Bean & Tomato Salad is bright and acts as the perfect side dish to chicken or fish.

Cucumbers - Cukes come from Green Acres Farm. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place with the tomatoes. They should last about 1 week unwashed. You can peel them but you don't have to, just slice up for your lunches or your salads. Getty Stewart has a recipe for Homemade Tzatziki you can use as a dip for pita chips or put in wraps!

Edible Flowers - Little flowers are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store them in their sealed container for about 1 week or until wilted. These flowers would be beautiful to decorate cupcakes, a cake or a salad. You can also freeze them in ice cubes for a punch or sparkling beverage. These Edible Flower Shortbread Cookies will give you inspiration to make something just as easy and beautiful!

Parsley - Parsley grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store this bunch in the fridge wrapped in paper towel in a bag and it can last up to 2 weeks. Extra parsley you can also chop up finely and store in a sealed bag in the freezer. I use parsley in marinades, salads, sauces and as a seasoning for roasted vegetables. It can also be used to add a fresh green flavour to smoothies such as this Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple & Lemon Smoothie.

Cherry Tomatoes - Mini tomatoes are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place. They will last 1 week or more. Chop up for bruschetta, salads, tomato tarts, pizza or this Summer Corn Salad which uses tomatoes, corn and cucumber! These can also be roasted whole on a pan and then mixed into spaghetti or any type of pasta. This Hummus Platter Heaped with Tomatoes & Cucumbers looks so fresh and amazing! Great for a party or appetizer with friends.

Gemini Apples - Local apples are delivered by Phillip. Store them on the counter in your fruit bowl or in the fridge if you like apples cold. The gemini variety is a medium sized apple which is sweet and juicy which makes them great for fresh eating. This Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices looks like a great lunch idea.

Shallots - Store the shallots in your pantry or a cool place. They will last up to 2 weeks. Shallots are a small sweet onion with a more mild flavour than white/yellow onions. You can chop them finely if your making bruschetta, add them to a salad dressing marinade, cook them with potatoes or roasted veggies, or add to a sauce or a soup. Try them in this Roast Turkey with Herb Butter & Shallots. 

 

Half Shares to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following 6 Items:

Corn - Corn on the cob is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Store the corn in the fridge in the husk (if you have room) and it will last about a week. If you make it damp you can cook the corn on the BBQ in the husk and get a nice smokey flavour. Another  easy option is to boil the corn for about 3 minutes! Salt and butter it if you wish and then enjoy! If you want to make something with some of the cobs, this Corn Chowder by Smitten Kitchen is the perfect soup to ease into the fall spirit.

Tomatoes - Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or a cool dry place for up to 1 week. Slice up the tomatoes for veggie or BLT sandwiches, burgers or wraps. They're a great addition to salads or soups as well. Try this Bruschetta Pasta Salad as an easy side dish!

Cucumbers - Cukes come from Green Acres Farm. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place with the tomatoes. They should last about 1 week unwashed. You can peel them but you don't have to, just slice up for your lunches or your salads. Getty Stewart has a recipe for Homemade Tzatziki you can use as a dip for pita chips or put in wraps!

Parsley - Parsley grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store this bunch in the fridge wrapped in paper towel in a bag and it can last up to 2 weeks. Extra parsley you can also chop up finely and store in a sealed bag in the freezer. I use parsley in marinades, salads, sauces and as a seasoning for roasted vegetables. It can also be used to add a fresh green flavour to smoothies such as this Cucumber, Parsley, Pineapple & Lemon Smoothie.

Cherry Tomatoes - Mini tomatoes are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics. Store them on the counter or a cool dry place. They will last 1 week or more. Chop up for bruschetta, salads, tomato tarts, pizza or this Summer Corn Salad which uses tomatoes, corn and cucumber! These can also be roasted whole on a pan and then mixed into spaghetti or any type of pasta. This Hummus Platter Heaped with Tomatoes & Cucumbers looks so fresh and amazing! Great for a party or appetizer with friends.

Gemini Apples - Local apples are delivered by Phillip. Store them on the counter in your fruit bowl or in the fridge if you like apples cold. The gemini variety is a medium sized apple which is sweet and juicy which makes them great for fresh eating. This Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices looks like a great lunch idea.