Fall CSA Shares November 8

Produce Food Bag!/Protein Food Bag!

Fall CSA Shares November 8

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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 5.

Full Produce Shares to Receive:

LettuceLettuce – This lettuce was grown at Neva Hydroponic Farm near Landmark, MB. It’s grown in water in a greenhouse. The lettuce can be used for lots of different salads, or you can use the leaves in wraps, sandwiches or in burgers. Yum! Chop off pieces of lettuce and then continue the growth yourself by placing the lettuce root in water. These Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps have lots of flavour and very few simple ingredients!

 

BasilBasil – I love the smell of basil, it makes a great addition to salads, pasta or chicken. You can also whip up a quick bruschetta by chopping up your tomatoes, garlic and adding this basil with olive oil! Add it to a homemade tomato soup, or stuff chicken breasts with tomato slices, basil and mozzarella! If you’re not planning on using it in the near future, it can be frozen in ice cube trays with olive oil. Use the basil in this recipe for Roasted Tomato, Spinach and Mozzarella Quiche!

 

TomatoesTomatoes – These are from Greenland Gardens which is a greenhouse. You can chop up these tomatoes for a garden salad or slice for wraps or sandwiches. Tomatoes can also be diced to go into a pasta dish or soup. Slice the tomatoes for this Tomato Tuna Melt!

 

FullSizeRenderSpinach – These greens come from Jonathon near Teulon, MB! Store them in a bag in the fridge. The spinach can be used for a spinach salad, or in a wrap, quesidilla, as a pizza topping or in a green smoothie! It’s also great in lasagna roll ups or pasta. Here’s an easy recipe for One Pot Spinach Rice!

 

sunchokesSunchokes  – Sunchokes are grown by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! These are a tuber root vegetable also known as a Jerusalem artichoke. Due to their low glycemic index, sunchokes are known for their role in controlling blood sugar levels and helping prevent against type 2 diabetes. They can be eaten raw, or roasted which makes them taste slightly sweet! Try them in this recipe for Spice Roasted Cauliflower and Jerusalem Artichokes!

 

parsley-rootParsley Root – This came from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Parsley root is very similar to parsnips. They look like white carrots. You can slice them with carrots and roast together with rosemary and salt and pepper. You can also cut into fries and bake or slice them for a gratin with potatoes and herbs. Here’s a recipe for Pureed Parsnips! Don’t knock it till you try it, they’re so creamy like mashed potatoes!

 

GarlicGarlic – The local garlic can be stored for several months because the shell has been dried down and the cloves have an extra thick layer surrounding them. Take the cloves out individually as needed. The garlic can be used to flavour just about anything. I use it in soups, casseroles, salad dressings, mashed potatoes, etc. Make these as a delicious addition to any dinner: Garlic and Parmesan Dinner Rolls!

 

fingerling-potatoesPotatoes – Store potatoes loose in a cool, dark place to keep their freshness the longest. Wash (and peel if preferred) only when ready to use. There are an endless number of ways potatoes can be used! Shred or dice for hash browns, slice thin to make potato chips, slice for scalloped potatoes, chop and roast with herbs, boil and mash with garlic, use for creamy soups, make double stuffed potatoes, crispy potato skins, make your own fries, etc! Here’s a recipe for Crock Pot Baked Potatoes!

 

Rainbow CarrotsCarrots – These are from Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB! Store them in a sealed bag in the crisper for up to 2 months! They can be peeled and eaten raw as a snack or roasted as a vegetable mix. They can be shredded for salads or baking, and they can also be spiralized for a healthy “noodle”. Try using carrots in this Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie!

 

leeksLeeks – Leeks are in the onion family and they also grow very similarly to onions. The root and the dark thick leaves need to be chopped off, and then you can use the white middle section. They have more layers than an onion and the layers are very thin. They can be prepped and then put in a sealed bag in the fridge. Leeks can go into soups, potato gratin, sautéed in butter with other vegetables, or in a creamy pasta dish! They can also be chopped up for a fall stuffing or casserole. Try this Food Network recipe for Pasta with Pancetta and Leeks!

 

OnionOnions – Store them whole in a pantry or cool dry area, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in many easy meals! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry’s, slice them for burgers, put them in dips, salad dressings, anything! Use them with cabbage and carrots in this stir fry: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic and Onion!

 

IMG_3281Radishes – Radishes are small vegetables with a red skin and white centre. They have a slightly spicy and peppery taste. Great sliced thinly for salads or sandwiches! They’re more commonly eaten raw but can also be roasted which gives them a sweeter taste. Try this light and crispy Fattoush Salad!

Mixed Shares to Receive:

Radishes – Radishes are small vegetables with a red skin and white centre. They have a slightly spicy and peppery taste. Great sliced thinly for salads or sandwiches! They’re more commonly eaten raw but can also be roasted which gives them a sweeter taste. Try this light and crispy Fattoush Salad!

Spinach – These greens come from Jonathon near Teulon, MB! Store them in a bag in the fridge. The spinach can be used for a spinach salad, or in a wrap, quesidilla, as a pizza topping or in a green smoothie! It’s also great in lasagna roll ups or pasta. Here’s an easy recipe for One Pot Spinach Rice!

Onions – Store them whole in a pantry or cool dry area, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in many easy meals! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry’s, slice them for burgers, put them in dips, salad dressings, anything! Use them with cabbage and carrots in this stir fry: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic and Onion!

Potatoes – Store potatoes loose in a cool, dark place to keep their freshness the longest. Wash (and peel if preferred) only when ready to use. There are an endless number of ways potatoes can be used! Shred or dice for hash browns, slice thin to make potato chips, slice for scalloped potatoes, chop and roast with herbs, boil and mash with garlic, use for creamy soups, make double stuffed potatoes, crispy potato skins, make your own fries, etc! Here’s a recipe for Twice Baked Potato Casserole!

Sunchokes – Sunchokes are grown by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! These are a tuber root vegetable also known as a Jerusalem artichoke. Due to their low glycemic index, sunchokes are known for their role in controlling blood sugar levels and helping prevent against type 2 diabetes. They can be eaten raw, or roasted which makes them taste slightly sweet! Try them in this recipe for Spice Roasted Cauliflower and Jerusalem Artichokes!

Ground Beef – You will receive 2 packages. The ground beef can be thawed and used for a Mexican night with tacos, nachos or quesadillas! You can also make an easy shepherds pie, meat sauce, meatballs or chili! Try the food network recipe for Simple Perfect Chili!

Pork Chops – These chops can be cooked with different flavours such as apple, mushrooms or onions. They can also be breaded and baked. The pork can be grilled on the barbecue, cooked in a pan or in the oven. You could also do a sauce or gravy and have them in the crock pot. Try these Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops!