March is here and so is Week 11!

We are in Week 11 of the Winter Share, which means that after this week, there are only 4 more bags. Time flies when you're eating well! The last pick up of the Winter Share is the first week of May (Wednesday, May 3rd - Saturday May 6th.) While we're sad to see it go, it does mean that summer is right around the corner and so is the Summer Share 2017

A reminder --  the Summer Share 2017 begins on May 31st, which means there are three full weeks off between seasons. We take that time to get everything organized in our warehouse, train new staff, repair trucks and plan with our farmers. In the mean time, if you run out of any of your Fresh Fork favorites, you can always stop by Ohio City Provisions to get eggs, milk or bacon (& plenty of other things!) 

What's in the bag? We have a brunchy bag coming your way this week! Frozen strawberries, pancake mix, eggs, sausage-bacon breakfast patties and grape cider. We'll also be bringing along lots of other breakfast goodies to sell at the back of the trucks (think breakfast links, extra eggs, maple syrup, bacon, maple links and granola)-- maybe breakfast for dinner this week? 

The breakfast patties were a happy accident that we came up with a few years back. As we were processing bacon, the butcher had a bunch of leftover bacon ends after cutting the long, lean slices. We decided to grind them up with some pork sausage, and low and behold it was delicious. They're perfect with a quick sear on an oven-safe skillet, then finished in the oven for 15-20 minutes (350 degrees.) FYI- they will still be slightly pink on the inside because of the bacon. 

You'll also each have an onion, frozen tomatoes, some kale, red kidney beans and a ham hock-- perfect for making a delicious soup! Try our Pasta e Fagiole (Pasta & Bean Soup) recipe, which calls for a bunch of the ingredients coming in your bag (ham hock, red kidney beans, onion, frozen tomatoes and kale.) You'll also need some pantry/fridge staples: macaroni, carrots and celery, some parmesan, lemon, herbs and spices. 

The Vegetarian Share subscribers will get a quart of creamy broccoli soup, which contains broccoli, potatoes, heavy whipping cream, butter, golden white hard wheat flour & veggie stock (onions, garlic, parsley, Himalayan pink salt, white pepper, thyme, bay leaf, and rainbow carrots.) If you have an allergy or restriction, please let your Greeter know and they'll offer you a substitution. Vegetarians will also get a quart of our frozen corn-- make some fritters or add to a kidney bean slow-cooker Minestrone

We're not sure what out favorite first signs of spring are, but crisp and sweet asparagus is certainly one of them! We'll start to see the stalks showing up in May or early June, along with ramps and spring onions. 

Have a lot of credit on your account? Start placing some special orders. 

Especially if you are a Full Access member, you might want to start thinking about using up your credits. There are only 5 Share Weeks left of the Winter Share, and we want to help you avoid a mad-dash to spend all of your credits during the final week! 

A reminder: unused credits do not carry over to the next season, so load up on some extra ground beef and tomato sauce now.

Featured Products
Pope's Bloody & Mellow Mary Mix

With all these tasty, brunch items coming in your bags, you're only missing one thing-- the Bloody Mary's! 

Pick up a bottle of either the original Bloody Mary Mix or the delicious Mellow Mary-- made with all-local tomatoes and a little less heat than the original. 

$9 per 32 oz bottle

What's in the Bag
Winter Share 2016/17: Week 11
Just like the weather, contents are subject to change! 
Grape Cider - 1 qt
Grape Cider - 1 qt
Eggs - 1 dz
Eggs - 1 dz
Apples - 5 or 6
Apples - 5 or 6
Breakfast Patties
Broccoli Soup* - 1 qt
Pancake Mix
Pancake Mix
Frozen Strawberries - 1 qt
Frozen Strawberries - 1 qt
Onion - 1 ct
Onion - 1 ct
Red Kidney Beans - 1# Red Kidney Beans - 1#
Frozen Tomatoes - 1 qt
Frozen Tomatoes - 1 qt
Ham Hock
Frozen Corn - 2 pts (1 qt)

*Broccoli soup contains: broccoli, potatoes, heavy whipping cream, butter (milk, cream, salt), golden white hard wheat flour, & veggie stock (onions, garlic, parsley, Himalayan pink salt, white pepper, thyme, bay leaf, & rainbow carrots.)

What's Cooking?
Recipes featuring this week's bag contents

Bag contents in recipe: Eggs, Sweet Corn, Kale, Onion
Caramelized Onion & Sweet Corn Egg Cups

Kid-friendly, Grab-n'-Go, & easy to make in batches and reheat throughout the week (350 oven for 10-12 minutes in foil).

Bag contents in recipe: Onion, Ham Hock, Red Kidney Beans  
Ham Hocked Beans 

Our smokey ham hocks impart a delicious flavor to dried beans. This recipe takes a lot of time but minimal effort, so make sure to read all the way through before starting. 

Stretch the dish even further by adding in the frozen tomatoes and corn at the end for a thicker stew version!

Blueberry & Sweet Corn Baked Oats
Caramel Apple Kale Salad
Soft Boiled Eggs

Bag contents in recipe:  Frozen Strawberries, Sweet Corn

Bag contents in recipe: Kale, Apples

Bag contents in recipe: Eggs, Breakfast Patties
Other Recipes
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The Summer Share begins May 31st, 2017
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