This Week's CSA

Protein Food Bag!

First Protein CSA of 2013!!

How exciting is this.  We are on the cusp of our first protein CSA pick up! This week everyone will have a fresh as well as a frozen component to their shares.  So if you see our staff running around, they are getting your main bag out of the freezer, then adding in the fresh items. You have no idea…

Produce Food Bag!

1st Produce Share of 2013!

How exciting!  The deliveries have all been made, and we are getting ready to pack up the first CSA of 2013!!!! 2 Things happened this week to make me realize just how important this program is for Manitoba. 1. I had a conversation with one of our organic producers who lost all of his carrots to irregular rain fall.  He…

Produce Food Bag!

Produce CSA sold out for 2013

We thought that we may have been over reaching with doubling our CSA shares this year, but we were mistaken.  As of Wednesday, June 5th, all of Crampton’s CSA shares are sold for the 2013 season.  Now comes the fun anticipation of waiting and wondering what will be in the first CSA bags…..

Produce Food Bag!

Produce CSA, Sign up in store!

Ok, one week left till….you know what??!!!  Spring?  No, that should have been here by now 🙁 We open in one week!!!  That means we are super duper busy at the moment getting everything ready for MAY 8th.  Thats a Wednesday.  Opening day. So anyone wanting to sign up for a CSA Produce share, you must wait one week.  Cause…

Protein Food Bag!

Protein CSA sold out for 2013!

Wow that was fast! Our protein CSA shares are now sold out for 2013.   As shares are non refundable, we will not have a waiting list for the protein shares.  Rest assured, once we get through this first year of the protein CSA, we will be expanding the program to accommodate more participants in 2014!!

Protein Food Bag!

Protein CSA a hit!

Our protein CSA pickups only begins in July, but it’s already a hit.  We’ve sold a majority of our shares and are now contemplating adding more to satisfy the demand.  We haven’t decided as of yet, so if you are keen on a Protein share, I’d purchase one fairly quickly. We’re busy testing recipes for the anticipated produce and protein…

Produce Food Bag!

Planning for Crampton’s Sponsored Agriculture 2013!!

I love working seasonally. Marc and I spend 2 months (March and April) getting everything ready for the shop to open.   We spend 5.5 months (May to Mid October)  working manic hours being at the shop 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week, being completely immersed in local food and running a business.  Then we get to spend the…

Produce Food Bag!

The last CSA pickup for 2012!

It has been a busy, tiring whirl wind of a summer for Marc and I .  And I still can’t believe that it’s almost over.  How did this happen, where did September go? I’m so glad that you 49 wonderful customers joined us on our first CSA.  We will be sending out a survey this week that we hope you…

Produce Food Bag!

CSA Sept 26, 2012

Squash squash squash squash.  T’is the season for squash. This week whether you have a full or half share you’ll be getting lots of beautiful squash.  Roma tomatoes grace both the full and half share bags, so it’s time for saucing.  And the full shares this week will get the special treat of purple potatoes!  Very exciting.  We had requested…

Produce Food Bag!

CSA Sept 19th

It was a sweater and jacket day today.  Marc and I wore our silly staff toques while unloading deliveries this morning at 7 am. At 6 degrees outside, I don’t think that anyone would have mocked our fashion sense.   This week’s share matches the weather with butternut squash for soup. In North America we reserve the word, pumpkin, for the…