It's Week 14 here at Fresh Fork Market, and the first real signs of Spring are in your bag! 

That's right-- this week, besides the meat, frozen berries and veggies, beans and mushrooms we also have a head of lettuce, a pound of asparagus and some ramps!

Ramps are a foraged spring allium (like onions and garlic) that grow in abundance in Ohio & West Virginia, and even further south into Appalachia. A few years back, Trevor went down to a Ramp Festival (read more here) and got to taste tons of different ramp recipe and realized what the hype is all about. They have a really mild, sweet flavor and you can eat them raw, chop them up in salads, grill them a touch, or add them to pasta or egg dishes. 

And the arrival of spring means that the Winter Share is almost over and the Summer Share 2017 is only a few weeks away! If you haven't signed up for summer yet, click here to learn more and secure your spot before we fill up. 

What's in the bag? With this bag it's pretty obvious that we're starting the transition between colder and warmer weather. Some Winter staples are there, like frozen fruits & vegetables (strawberries, blackberries, & corn), dried beans and fresh mushrooms. But you'll also get a head of lettuce, a pound of the season's first asparagus and a quarter pound of ramps. The vegetarians will get a cheese choice (options listed at your stop) and a quart of frozen tomatoes instead of the Green Onion Brats coming in the omnivore bags. 

If its warm enough outside to grill out, click here for our sausage guide. Our trick is to poach first to maintain the juiciness and then quick grill over medium-high heat for the brats. You can also make them in the oven or the stove top

Ohio Ramps grow wild in Ohio and West Virginia and are one of the first greens to pop up out of the soil each spring. Rinse well and make into pesto, aioli, soups or add to pasta!

We have a new STRONGSVILLE stop! 

We are so excited to announce our new Strongsville stop-- the Pathway Church on Prospect and Drake. It's just under two miles straight south from our previous stop (21211 Drake Road) and we'll be in the large parking lot of the church. See you there this Thursday!

Reminder: if you changed your primary pick up location listed on your account, you should change it back before you place a special order. Click here to sign in

Final Payment reminders for the Winter Share. 

We sent out a payment reminder yesterday, so if you still owe anything on your account (from purchases made at the back of the truck or for your subscription payment), you should have your total. 

Your account needs to be paid off in full in order to sign up for the Summer Share 2017 -- so please sign in to settle up or bring in payment to your stop this week!

Place a Special Order this week and Week 15.

Credits expire at the end of the season, so place your orders now to use them up! 

Also, FYI-- this is the last week you'll be able to make any purchases "on account" at the stops. During the last week of the share, you'll only be able to buy extras at the truck using credits you already have, cash or check. 

Featured Products
Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon & Cod

We still have some fish in stock-- pick up a case for the quickest, healthiest dinner paired with some steamed asparagus and a green salad from this week's share. 

All center-cut fillets, available  by the 10# case (25-30 pieces per case.) This is our last batch till next Fall, so if you have extra credits to spend, this is the perfect pick up! 

Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon  10# case - $175

Wild Caught Alaskan Cod  10# case - $120

What's in the Bag
Winter Share 2016/17: Week 14
Just like the weather, contents are subject to change! 
Lettuce - 1 head
Lettuce - 1 head
Mushrooms - 1/4#
Mushrooms - 1/4#
Ramps - 1/4#
Ramps - 1/4#
Asparagus - 1#
Asparagus - 1#
Green Onion Brats
Frozen Tomatoes - 1 qt
Frozen Corn - 1 qt
Frozen Corn - 1 qt
Frozen Blackberries - 1 pt
Frozen Blackberries - 1 pt
Frozen Strawberries - 1 qt
Frozen Strawberries - 1 qt
Eggs - 1 dz
Eggs - 1 dz
Cannellini Beans - 1#
Cannellini Beans - 1#

Cheese Choice (options listed at stop)

What's Cooking?
Recipes featuring this week's bag contents
Bag contents in recipe: Green Onion Brats, Spinach, Cannellini Beans. Frozen Tomatoes
Pork, Beans & Greens

This dish could easily work its way into your weekly repertoire-- simple ingredients, not too much prep time, and a savory, lingering flavor.
Bag contents in recipe: Ramps
Ramp Pesto

This variation on traditional pesto is made with ramps and walnuts, and can be used on pasta, spread onto sandwiches or burgers, or thinned with yogurt for a dipping sauce or salad dressing

Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto
Strawberry-Rhubarb Oatmeal Squares
Ramp & Asparagus Soup

Bag contents in recipe:  Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cheese
Bag contents in recipe:  Frozen Strawberries

Bag contents in recipe: Ramps, Asparagus, Cannellini Beans
Other Recipes

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The Summer Share begins May 31st, 2017
Click here to learn more.