Fall CSA Shares November 29

Produce Food Bag!/Protein Food Bag!

Fall CSA Shares November 29

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Use your food box items to make recipes from this weeks meal plan. Recipes will be posted on www.cramptonsmarket.com/recipes under the category Fall CSA Week 8.

Full Produce Shares to Receive:

LettuceLettuce – This lettuce was grown at Neva Hydroponics near Landmark, MB. Store it in the crisper of your fridge. Use your lettuce and get creative with a fall salad. You can also use it to wrap burger patties for a lower calorie burger, make lettuce wraps, or pop it into sandwiches for a crisp bite! Thaw some chicken and try out this recipe: Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

 

BasilBasil or Thyme – Store wrapped in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Flavour warm soups with these yummy herbs or add them to any chicken dish. Basil will go wonderfully with your tomatoes and thyme can be sprinkled onto roasted vegetables. To preserve these herbs for later use, basil can be blended and frozen with water in ice cube trays, and thyme can be dried. Try this recipe: Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Thyme!

 

TomatoesTomatoes – These tomatoes are from Murray. Store them in a cool dry place or on the counter for up to 1 week. They can be chopped up and eaten raw in any kind of salad or you can dice them and use for soups, stews or chili! If you have lots of tomatoes to use up, make a big batch of tomato or marinara sauce! Here’s a recipe for Basic Tomato Sauce!

 

Bunched BeetsBeets – These are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Keep them in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from getting soft. These can be rinsed, quartered and then roasted with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Roasting them brings our their sweetness! They can also be pickled, or eaten raw spiralized or sliced thinly for a salad! Beets and goat cheese are the perfect pairing…yum. Here’s a simple snack recipe with beets: Oven Baked Beet Chips!

 

brussel-sprout-stalkBrussel Sprouts – These green sprouts are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep them in a bag in the fridge. They can be shredded for a cold or warm salad with dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar. You can also roast them in the oven with other veggies or on their own. Easy side dish! Try this Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Bread Stuffing with Apples!

 

Rainbow CarrotsCarrots – These carrots are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Store them in the fridge in a sealed bag for up to 2 months! They can be shredded for baking or morning oatmeal. For some savoury ideas: creamy carrot soup, roasted carrots with thyme, carrot zucchini fritters, or baked carrot fries! Try this Carrot Ginger Soup recipe!

 

parsley-rootParsnips – Parsnips are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them the same way as carrots for maximum freshness; in a sealed bag in the fridge. These can be used similar to carrots or potatoes. You can cut up and roast them, slice thinly for a gratin, and they make a creamy soup with garlic and herbs. They have sort of a mild carrot flavour. Try this yummy side dish: Mashed Parsnip and Potatoes with Thyme Infused Butter!

fingerling-potatoesPotatoes – These taters come from Jonathon near Teulon, MB. Store them in a cool pantry or basement. Pull them out for boiling and mashing, roasting, shepherds pie, or soups! You can also try making chips, fries or stuffed potato skins. Here’s a recipe for Twice Baked Potato Casserole!

 

spaghetti-squashSpaghetti Squash – This squash is grown by Blue Lagoon Organics! This squash can be cut in half lengthwise and roasted, or cut into circles and roasted. The long strands can then be gently scraped out and eaten! You can treat the strands just like spaghetti and mix tomato sauce and roasted veggies into it! You can also use the squash for Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein!

 

GarlicGarlic – Store it in a cool, dark and dry place and it will last for months. Cut out the cloves as you need them. Garlic can be minced or finely diced for just about anything including soups, stir fry’s, sautéed vegetables, dips, mashed potatoes, or anything you want to add a light garlic flavour to! A different idea for garlic is making this Garlic Herb Butter! It can be stored in the fridge and then used on corn,  garlic bread, or sautéing vegetables!

TomatoesFrozen Tomatoes – When ready to use these, take them out of the freezer, run them under hot water and the skins will slide off. The tomatoes can then be stewed and blended to make a tomato sauce, added to a tomato soup, stew or salsa. The website has information and recipes on using frozen tomatoes. Here’s one recipe from Crampton’s recipe page: Erins Pasta Sauce with Frozen Tomatoes. You can find more information there on frozen tomatoes under the “Tomatoes” category. Go check it out if you need help!

 

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-2-33-07-pmBonus: Apple Cider! Crampton’s Market presses fall apples to make a delicious cider. It can stay frozen until you’d like to drink it and then you can thaw it in the fridge. It will last 1 week in the fridge once thawed. Heat it up in a crockpot with some cinnamon for a warm Christmas drink! You can even add rum to it or use it to make a winter Sangria. It’s the perfect treat heated up after outdoor winter activities!

Mixed Shares to Receive:

Lettuce – This lettuce was grown at Neva Hydroponics near Landmark, MB. Store it in the crisper of your fridge. Use your lettuce and get creative with a fall salad. You can also use it to wrap burger patties for a lower calorie burger, make lettuce wraps, or pop it into sandwiches for a crisp bite! Thaw some chicken and try out this recipe: Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

Basil or Thyme – Store wrapped in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Flavour warm soups with these yummy herbs or add them to any chicken dish. Basil will go wonderfully with your tomatoes and thyme can be sprinkled onto roasted vegetables. To preserve these herbs for later use, basil can be blended and frozen with water in ice cube trays, and thyme can be dried. Try this recipe: Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Thyme!

Beets – These are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Keep them in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from getting soft. These can be rinsed, quartered and then roasted with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Roasting them brings our their sweetness! They can also be pickled, or eaten raw spiralized or sliced thinly for a salad! Beets and goat cheese are the perfect pairing…yum. Here’s a simple snack recipe with beets: Oven Baked Beet Chips!

Carrots – These carrots are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables. Store them in the fridge in a sealed bag for up to 2 months! They can be shredded for baking or morning oatmeal. For some savoury ideas: creamy carrot soup, roasted carrots with thyme, carrot zucchini fritters, or baked carrot fries! Try this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe!

Garlic – Store it in a cool, dark and dry place and it will last for months. Cut out the cloves as you need them. Garlic can be minced or finely diced for just about anything including soups, stir fry’s, sautéed vegetables, dips, mashed potatoes, or anything you want to add a light garlic flavour to! A different idea for garlic is making this Garlic Herb Butter! It can be stored in the fridge and then used on corn, garlic bread, or sautéing vegetables!

Potatoes – These taters come from Jonathon near Teulon, MB. Store them in a cool pantry or basement. Pull them out for boiling and mashing, roasting, shepherds pie, or soups! You can also try making chips, fries or stuffed potato skins. Here’s a recipe for Crispy Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges!

Beef or Bison Patties – Keep these in the freezer and pull them out for your next burger night! Once thawed, they will only need to be cooked for a few minutes per side. This makes for a quick and easy dinner! Use your favourite toppings such as lettuce, cheese, onion, tomato or pickles. Enjoy!

Pork Sausage – Thaw, and then crumble this sausage for some delicious brunch dishes such as a potato sausage casserole, or an egg bake! This sausage is also really yummy in a stuffing for squash, bread and sausage stuffing, or added to a skillet mac and cheese. You could also chop up and make your own sausage rolls for a party appetizer. Try this dinner idea: Sausage, Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells!