Pick Up your Holiday Shares and Cheer!

If you ordered a City Fresh Holiday Share, read on to find out all the details on how to get it. If you didn't have the chance to order this time, we hope you enjoy the recipes below and maybe visit the LEAF Holiday Market today.

Your Holiday Shares will be waiting for you at the following locations:

  • COVENTRY: Pick up your share on Tuesday, December 18 at the Coventry Public Library -- basement area -- 1925 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights from 5 to 7 pm.
  • LAKEWOOD: Pick up your share and/or visit the LEAF Holiday Market on Tuesday, December 18 at Garfield Middle School 13114 Detroit Rd, Lakewood from 5:30 to 8 pm.
  • OBERLIN: Pick up your share on Wednesday, December 19 at Lewis House 68 S. Professor St, Oberlin from 5 to 7 pm.

Please note that you must pick up your share at the same location you selected when placing the order, and pay special attention to the addresses and times noted above.

If you are unable to pick up your share, you may designate a friend to pick it up for you -- any unclaimed shares will be donated back to the program.

Still unsure on how/when to pick up your City Fresh Holiday Share? Please contact us now!

We can't wait to see you at one of the fresh stops listed above, but in case we miss you, we would like to thank you for supporting our food justice mission and wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!

Where is my Holiday Share?

What's in your Holiday Shares?

The December Holiday Shares will enhance your dishes with these items:
Single Share
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Maple Syrup
  • Apples
*Share contents subject to vary from stop to stop.
Family Share
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabaga
  • Butternut Squash
  • Maple Syrup
  • Apples
What's the LEAF Holiday Market?

Options not Optional

When planning the dishes for your next gathering, keep in mind your guests' dietary restrictions... to some extent. You don't have to go crazy about it; just remember -- the curly, green stuff around your deli platter is not a vegetarian dish. Do include some real, tasty, meatless options in your menu. Check these vegelicious ideas from City Fresh!  
Carrots and Rutabagas with Lemon and Honey
Inspired by

  • Rutabagas --1 1/4 lb, peeled, cut into strips
  • Carrots -- 1 lb carrots, peeled, cut into strips
  • Butter -- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick)
  • Lemon Juice -- 1/4 cup
  • Honey -- 3 tbsp
  • Lemon Peel -- 1 tsp, grated
  • Chives -- 1/2 cup, fresh, chopped

Cook rutabagas in large pot of boiling salted water 2 minutes. Add carrots and cook until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Drain.
Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat.
Add lemon juice, honey, and peel. Bring to boil.
Add vegetables; cook until glazed, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and mix in fresh chives.
Butternut Squash Crown Roast
Inspired by

  • Butternut Squash -- 2 (2.5-lb.) halved, seeded, skin-on
  • Acorn Squash -- 1 (1.5-lb.)
  • Stuffing* -- 2-1/2 cups
  • Maple Syrup -- 1/4 cup
  • Brown Sugar -- 1/3 cup
  • Canola Oil -- 1/4 cup
  • Kosher Salt -- 1 1/2 tsp 
  • Cranberries -- 1/3 cup, fresh
  • Fresh Herbs for garnish (Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage)
*Buy/make vegetarian stuffing.


Preheat oven to 450 F.
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Wrap foil around the bottom detachable portion of a 10.5-inch springform pan.
Microwave butternut squash  for 5 minutes, remove from microwave and let sit, covered, 5 minutes more. 
Cut off top of acorn squash and remove seeds, creating a hollow center, microwave for 5 minutes and set aside.
Cut butternut squash halves in half lengthwise, to make 8 slices. Cut each slice in half lengthwise again, leaving you with 16 slices.
Directions (Cont'd):

Place foil-wrapped springform base in the center of prepared baking sheet. and acorn squash, hollow side up, in center.
Using a 4-in bamboo paddle skewer, pierce flesh side of a butternut squash slice, about 2 in from the top, and push skewer through the skin side in diagonal downward direction, so the skewer is sticking out of the skin side. Secure butternut slice to acorn squash and repeat with remaining skewers, 12 total.
Combine maple syrup, brown sugar, and canola oil, brush 3/4 of the mixture over butternut squash and reserve remaining mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until edges are browned.
Remove from oven, reduce temperature to 400 F,  mix salt with remaining maple syrup mixture, brush remaining mixture over butternut squash.
Spoon stuffing into center of acorn squash to fill and come up through the center of the roast. Bake in oven until stuffing is completely heated through and browned on top, about 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool until warm enough to handle, about 20 minutes. Remove springform pan, with roast on top, from the baking sheet and place on serving platter. Garnish with cranberries and herbs.
Cinnamon Apple Roses  
Inspired by

  • Puff Pastry 
  • Apples -- 2 red
  • Lemon -- 1/2, juiced
  • Flour -- 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon -- 1 tbsp
  • Powder Sugar
  • Apple Butter

Prepare a bowl with some water and lemon juice. Cut apples in half, remove core, cut into thin slices and place them in bowl to prevent browning.
Directions (Cont'd):

Lay out the dough and slice strips with a sharp knife.
Fold the strips in half and layer on the apple butter and cinnamon.
Layer the apples on top of each other, leaving the peels of the apples hanging over the edge, and overlap them.
Leave the eyes with a bit of empty space so that you can fold them up easier, making them appear as roses.
Continue with the rest of the roses and place into muffin or silicon tins.
Bake for 30-45 minutes on 250°F, until the petals become slightly crispy and top with powdered sugar.

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