It’s Strawberry Time at The Farmer’s Market



Remember when you went picking strawberries and what Mum made after with those strawberries?

Here is a map to local strawberries.. but remember to come pick them up at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

There’s Rhubarb too!


Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

for the strawberry rhubarb filling:
2 lbs. rhubarb stalks, sliced 1/2″ thick (about 8 c. cut)
1-1/4 c. sugar, divided
1 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered
3 t. cornstarch
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
for the topping:
4 oz. unsalted butter, softened (not melted!)
1-1/2 c. brown sugar
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1-1/4 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
3 T. canola oil
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375°.

First, prepare the filling. In a medium bowl, toss the rhubarb with 3/4 cup of the sugar and let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. In another medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rhubarb to the strawberries and discard any rhubarb juice. Add the cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla to the fruit and stir well. Transfer the mixture to a 9″ x 13″ baking dish or pan.

Next, prepare the topping. Combine all the topping ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, mix the ingredients together until large crumbs form. You want to have some larger pieces, and sometimes it just works best to squeeze and crumble the mixture with your hands.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling and bake for 25 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325° and continue baking for another 30 minutes, or until the fruit filling is bubbling and the topping is nicely browned. Let the crisp rest for about 20 minutes before serving. This is awesome served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

adapted from Food & Wine magazine

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St.
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 am

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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