Fresh Fork – Week #5

Fri, June 29

Last Friday in June!! How did that happen?!! Well, anyways, as summer is starting to pick up speed my Fresh Fork game is strong!!

Here is this week’s basket contents:

And here is the detailed list:
Cabbage – 1 head of green
Cucumbers – 2
Blueberries – 1 pt
Zucchini/Squash – 2
Snow Peas – 1 qt
Candy Onion
Kielbasa – 4
Bonus – 1 pt of cherries (since we didn’t get strawberries last week)

This week we (well really I) will devour the blueberries and the cherries since I’m really the only one who likes those fruits! Tragic, but great for me! We will use the snow peas, and onion in a stir-fry. We will eat the kielbasa for dinner one night with grilled zucchini/squash and a side of the delish pickles (I think they are fermented so that should be interesting). The cucumbers will be used in salads or just eaten for snacks. I will make a slaw out of the cabbage to take as a side for a concert at Blossom. I think that covers it. Oh, and for those keeping track – I used the rest of the rhubarb that I had frozen to make 2 more loaves of bread this week. Can’t keep my hands off the stuff!!

Happy Eating!

Fresh Fork – Week #4

Fri, June 22

Here is today’s wonderful bag!

Here is the list of the good stuff:
Green Onions/ Scallions
Summer Squash – 2
Candy Onion
Strawberries – 1 qt (they didn’t have any strawberries this week (boo!) so they will have an additional item in next week’s bundle.
Ground Beef – 1 lb

I will use the following in salads: radishes, lettuce and green onions. I will probably grill the summer squash or use it with the candy onion in a stir fry. The broccoli we will steam and I think I will rice the cauliflower. We will use the ground beef for tacos.

You might notice that there are some additional items in the picture beyond the ones listed above (in the back). That is because last week (week #3) we were on vacation so we had credits to use! The way the vacation program works is that you get 4 weeks to “take vacation” and you get credit for that week that you can apply to additional items. Some items are totally different and some are just duplicates of what are already offered in the baskets. So, since we had vacation last week we had credits to use. I decided to get the following 4 things:

Crazy Monkey Granola – Chocolate Peanut Butter
Spinach Linguine
Maple Sorghum Breakfast sausage
Peach Jam

I have already eaten half of the granola so that is that. No judgement please, it is summer and it is really good!
Mike made the sausage into breakfast sandwich patties that Zach likes. We will eat the spinach linguine with salads tonight with salads and enjoy the peach jam on toast and English muffins.

This will be an easy bundle to consume!
Happy Eating!

Fresh Fork Week #2

Here is this week’s haul!

We have:
Green Onions
Strawberries – 1 qt
Pork Chops -2 pack

The biggest challenge for this week, besides the rhubarb, is getting this all consumed before leaving on vacation late Tuesday. It will happen, however, mark my words! We will eat the spinach, green onions and lettuce in salads for lunches. We will have the pork chops tonight for dinner with the broccoli and I’ve already been digging into the strawberries. They are amazing!! Now, let’s deal with this rhubarb. I’ve never eaten or cooked rhubarb, so this is a new one for me. I’ve never even eaten the quintessential rhubarb pie! At the truck yesterday I noticed they had rhubarb bread for sale (like quick bread) and that peaked my interest. I will have to do some research and see what sounds good!
Happy Cooking!

Fresh Fork Summer Share 2018 – Week #1

Fri, June 1, 2018

Yep, its that time again everybody! Fresh Fork is back in action and this week is week #1. Today was my first day for pick up! For those who aren’t familiar, Fresh Fork is a food co-op that provides locally grown produce (all grown within 75 miles away) and other food with convenient pick-up locations in cities around NE Ohio. We participated in the co-op a couple of years ago and liked it, but did not always use all the food, in spite of my valiant efforts. This summer since my job schedule changed and I’ll be home for June and July I thought we could try it again since I’ll be home more to cook! I plan to blog about the basket each week and share what I plan to do with the food. This will be fun and hopefully help me to be more accountable too!

It is cool because all of the food is given to you in this cute reusable bag.  You just bring it back with you each time and they switch them out.  Very green.

Here is this week’s small omnivore bag which is what we get. They also have large bags and vegan and vegetarian bags.

This week’s small omnivore bag contains:
Asparagus – 1#
Kale – 1 bunch
Hydroponic Lettuce – 1 sleeve
Spelt Berries – 2#
Drinkable Yogurt – 1 pint
Whole Chicken


This week we will eat the asparagus steamed and the kale and lettuce raw in salads. The drinkable yogurt will most probably be used in combination with a smoothie. The whole chicken will be cooked on the Traeger grill and the radishes will be used a few ways – on fish tacos, on salads and maybe sandwiches. The spelt berries are the only stumper here. I think I will steam them in the rice cooker to use with the chicken as a rice substitute and perhaps use some as a pasta substitute. They will probably not get eaten during this week, but we shall see. Happy Cooking!