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Summer Mango Mania

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Mangoes on the Lake! A Local Giveaway!

June 26, 2021

Find us boating around Table Rock Lake giving way #mangojoy and free mangoes

What better way to get to know our new home than to boat around giving out mangoes, Crespo mango tree t-shirts and more!

We moved the Crespo Organic Kitchen moved to Table Rock Lake in Blue Eye, MO last fall along with Nissa! It’s just completed a total kitchen remodel and is ready for making new recipes, videos and more. But we are still trying to get to know the area and the people so we figured why not boat around and see what the locals are doing and give them some of our #mangojoy in the form of free mangoes, mango popsicles, mangoes on a stick and some Crespo mango SWAG: T Shirts, hats and totes!

We will be checking in with Instagram all day, so log on and find our location, look for the big boat with the Summer Mango Mania #MuchosMangoes banner!

Date: Sunday, July 25th
Time: All Day
Location: Table Rock Lake, MO
Details:
Find our location on Instagram @CrespoOrganic

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Culture, Featured, Kitchen

Authentic Mexico, Mangonadas from Scratch

June 26, 2021

A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class

Class Description: This is a very special class to cap off Mango Mania, where we’ll make our favorite Mexican street drink – the Mangonada – and all its components from scratch, including Homemade Chamoy and Tamarindo Candy Straws. Bright orange mango sorbet with chamoy rippled throughout and topped with fresh mangoes. The mangonada is a summertime staple in Mexican communities and the Crespo Organic Kitchen is going to take a stab at making it from scratch, right along side you!

We will make the chamoy from scratch—a savory, lightened pickeld condiment made from dried stone fruit. We will even make our own house Tajín seasoning (a lime-flavored chili powder). And the signature candy tamarind straw too, we wont forget to make that too!

Most of the stuff you’d buy from the store today is so laden with salt, sugars, processed-everything that we want to recreate this incredible treat the old way (which is also the healthier, fresh way).

Recipes to be Made: Mango & Lime Sorbet; Homemade Chamoy; Crespo (Faux) Tajín; Tamarind Candy Straws

Date: Saturday July 31st
Time: 4 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom!

Details:
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 881 0554 2868
Passcode: MangoMania

Instagram @CrespoOrganic

Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out the Pre-Class Needs Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need!

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A Ceviche Making Class

June 25, 2021

A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class

Class Description: Crespo Organic’s hometown is ceviche heaven. This class pays homage to the king of ceviche. We’ll go over proper mango cutting methods for ceviche, how to select your fish and any other ingredients for maximum freshness. On Nissa’s last trip, she picked up a few tips and tricks and a special hot juice that she’ll show you sets this ceviche apart. You’ll learn how to make a simple and fresh ceviche using tuna, mangoes and avocadoes, plus a new recipe inspired by our Mazatlán roots! We’ll also make her favorite Mazatlán Pueblo Bonito beach drink – the virgin piña colada – which pairs perfectly with these summer ceviches.

Recipes to be Made: Mango Tuna Ceviche Tostadas; Mango Habanero Hot Juice; Virgin Mango Piña Colada

Date: Tuesday July 20th
Time: 6:30 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom!

Details:
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 897 1018 4615
Passcode: MangoMania

Instagram @CrespoOrganic

Class Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out Pre-Class Needs Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need!

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#ChooseYourCut: A Lesson on Mango Cutting

June 25, 2021

A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class

Class Description: This class is a no-BS introduction to the top ways to slice and dice a mango (visit this link for a sampling of cuts we may go over). We’re not into the cookie cutter method of doing things. We’ll meet you where you’re at based on your knife skills, mango varietals, and ripeness of the fruit to teach you how to hold your own while cutting your mangoes. We’ll have something for everyone, and we will even show you the advanced Mexican flower method! We will also whip up a few simple recipes putting all of our cuttings to good use (because we hate waste and love these recipes).

Recipes to be Made: Mango Puree; Mango Pico De Gallo; Mango Smoothie Freezer Packs

Date: Monday July 19th
Time: 6:30 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom!

Details:
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 849 5382 5586
Passcode: MangoMania

Instagram @CrespoOrganic

Class Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out Pre-Class Needs Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need! Continue Reading…

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KICK IT! (Kids in the Crespo Kitchen) with a Popsicle Class

June 24, 2021

A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class

Class Description: Get your kids in the kitchen to learn to make naturally sweetened mango popsicles. We will “kiddify” our usual mango education, showing them how to cut mangoes using “the mango hack” but stick around because your kids will need an adult present. (Trust us, you’ll probably learn something, too). Note: We don’t use much sugar in this class. The kids will undoubtedly love them just the way they are. Also, it doesn’t matter if you have popsicle molds or not (if not, any old [clean] ice cube tray or cleaned yogurt cups will do), but we do recommend buying an inexpensive set online. They are so much fun for kids, and it may encourage them to eat more fresh fruit.

Recipes to be Made: Mango & Coconut Dreamcicles; Strawberry-Mango Paletas

Date: Sunday, July 11th
Time: 2:00 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom!

Details:
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 812 5127 7625
Passcode: MangoMania

Watch Live on Instagram @CrespoOrganic

Class Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out the PRE-CLASS NEEDS Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need! Continue Reading…

Featured, Kitchen

Summer Mango Salads!

June 24, 2021


A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class

Class Description: Learn to make three mango-centric summer salads that will wow everyone this season and beyond. You’ll get refreshed with our everyday mango education, learning about how the Tommy Atkins varietal’s and its firmer flesh works wonderfully for salads. We will teach several different ways to cut mangoes and prepare three amazing seasonal, inexpensive summer salads that can feed a hungry and even fancy crowd. You’ll walk away better equipped to optimize not just mangoes but vegetables, fruits, vinegars and citrus juices, keeping salads fresh, light and healthy!

Recipes to be Made: Mango Red Cabbage Bean Salad with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette; Thai Noodle Salad with Avocado & Mango; Fresh Mint Mango & Melon “Salad” with Thai Basil Chili-Lime Honey Drizzle

Date: Saturday, July 10th
Time: 4:00 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom!

Details:
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 861 8164 0858
Passcode: MangoMania

Watch Live on Instagram @CrespoOrganic

Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out the PRE-CLASS NEEDS Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need!

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Summer Mango Quenchers on Zoom!

June 24, 2021

A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class

Class Description: In this class, you’ll learn how to make thirst-quenching summer mango drinks out of this summer’s bounty of mangoes! Here we will teach you how to whip up our favorite mango thirst-quenchers, perfect on a hot summer’s day. We’ll teach you how to prepare a light fruit-herb fermentation, how to add spice for depth, how to utilize coconut water for maximum hydration, how to create a mango pit syrup for iced tea, and we’ll show you our famous Mango-schino Cherry recipe. This class will demonstrate that you don’t need alcohol to have a good drink. In fact, nonalcoholic drinks can be more refreshing, more hydrating and less depleting of vitamins than alcoholic beverages; not to mention, they won’t make you sleepy in the heat. All of our classes will provide some basic mango education, such as how to choose, store and cut mangoes and a little bit about mango varietal nuances, as well! We’ll also discuss how to pick and choose your flavor pairings and potencies.

Recipes to be Made: (Lightly) Fermented Mango-Peach Herbal Punch; Mango-Lime Coconut Fizz; Sparkling Cherry-Limeade sweetened with Mango Pit Syrup, Mango-schino Cherry Garnish; Rose & Mango Earl Grey Iced Tea

Date: Tuesday, June 29th
Time: 6:30 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom

Details:
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 813 9950
Passcode: MangoMania

Watch Live on Instagram @CrespoOrganic

Class Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out the  PRE-CLASS NEEDS Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need!

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Smooth Transition North

May 11, 2021

Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Nayarit line up for consistency in supply

By nature, transitions can be tricky. Shifting from the southern regions to the northern regions is typically unpredictable and complex. This year, it is proving to be exactly that.

The southern regions have produced a good amount of fruit, mostly on the smaller side and mostly because people like us (Crespo) have strategically increased our orchards there, in order to gain greater volume earlier, capture a bigger percentage of market share immediately, and jumpstart consumer demand sooner. There have been complexities as usual but we maneuver through them fairly well, mostly because of the direct-trade relationships we have with our customers, and the communication and exchange of information on the challenges and opportunities in advance allowing us to together, strategize, knowing each customer and region has different needs.

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