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Chary Produce, 18 King Street South, Oakland, Ontario, Canada N0E 1L0

Chary Recipe Favourites

We're very passionate about great fresh food. There's nothing better than time spent with good food and good friends!

Looking for recipes? check out learnlivelovelocal.com or producemadesimple.ca , or my personal favourite - Pinterest! It's always something to look forward to when fresh produce is ready again right in our own backyard. It's important to know where your food comes from and also to support your local businesses

Here are a few family favourite recipes (click on the recipe name in the menu on the right)

 

First Tomato
By Rosemary Wells

I hear my mother calling when the summer wind blows,
Go out into the garden in your old, old clothes.
Pick me some runner beans and sugar snap peas,
Find a ripe tomato, and bring it to me please.
A ruby red tomato is hanging on the vine.
If my mother didn’t want it, it surely would be mine!
It smells of rain and steamy earth and hot June sun.
In the whole tomato garden, it’s the only ripe one.
I close my eyes and breathe in its fat, red smell,
I wish that I could eat it now and never, never tell.
But I save it for my mother, without another look,
I wash the beans and shell the peas and watch my mother cook.
I hear my mother calling when the summer winds blow,
"I’ve made the first tomato soup because I love you so.”