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Apple Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Apple Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Sep 29, 2022
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Potato Celeriac Mash

Potato Celeriac Mash

Sep 22, 2022
Ingredients 8 new potatoes, skin on 2 celeriac, cleaned and peeled 4 tbsp butter ½ cup cream Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Cube both the potatoes and celeriac, making...
Parmesan Kale Crisps

Parmesan Kale Crisps

Sep 15, 2022
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Maple Garlic Butter Carrots

Maple Garlic Butter Carrots

Sep 08, 2022
Maple Garlic Butter Carrots INGREDIENTS 1.5 Kg carrots washed and peeled (or unpeeled) 1/2 cup butter 4.5 tablespoons maple syrup 6 garlic cloves minced 1/2 teaspoon salt Cracked black pepper...
Sweet Swiss Chard Smoothie

Sweet Swiss Chard Smoothie

Sep 05, 2022
Sweet Swiss Chard Smoothie 1/2 cup  Orange Juice  1/2 cup Almond or Oat milk 1 cup  firmly packed chard leaves 1 medium-sized frozen sliced banana 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, ...

Fall Food Box 2022 --Week 1--

Welcome to the Fall Food Box program! We are so excited to be able to share all the goodness that our farmers have worked so hard all summer on. It's time to fill up the pantry and start collecting those hearty staples we all love as winter makes its way into our every day lives once more. 

In this program you can expect 8-10 fresh, organic or spray-free items from local farmers all throughout the province. 

In the inaugural box you can expect: 

Spray-Free Cherry Tomatoes from Greenland Gardens: 

Greenland Gardens is a Spray-Free Greenhouse located in Ste. Anne, Manitoba. They provide us with the best cucumbers and tomatoes around for 85% of the year even here in MB. Cherry tomatoes have thicker skins than other tomatoes, giving them that great pop when you pop them in your mouth. Use these to make our featured Recipe: Roasted Bell Pepper & Tomato Soup 

Spray-Free Red Potatoes from John Abrams

John Abrams is a local Spray-Free farm from Altona, Manitoba. If you've gotten local melons from us in the past, they are John Abrams specialty. Red potatoes are great for anything you can think of, they are sturdy and firm, great for keeping their shape in dishes like potato salads. 

Spray-Free Leeks from Twin River Gardens

Twin River Gardens is a Spray-Free greenhouse in La Broquerie, Manitoba. All our clamshell herbs and flower bouquets all come from Twin River Gardens. Nico provides us with the freshest herbs and flowers every week. Leeks are a great foundation for soups. Try them with the potatoes above in a creamy potato Leek soup. Or braise them for a nice caramelized flavour 

Spray-Free Sorrel Bunches from Twin River Gardens

Sorrel is a great herb to add to salads. It has a zesty, fruity flavour similar to rhubarb. Health-wise it is good for inflammation and is a natural diuretic. Sorrel cooks down quickly like spinach but with more of a citrusy flavour to it.

Spray-Free Golden Beets from Jonathan Farms

Jonathan Farms is spray-free farm in Lockport,Manitoba. They are proud CSA farmers for many years. Gold Beets pair great with rosemary and citrus. They are naturally sweeter than red beets and don't stain. Add them to a salad with the sorrel in your box with some goat cheese and pecans for a light side salad. 

Spray-Free Celeriac from Jonathan Farms 

Celeriac or Celery Root is a healthier, low-carb alternative for potatoes. Add them to your mash. Or use it in soup, replace celery stalks in your mirepoix with celeriac for an earthy flavour. 

Spray-Free Acorn Squash from Jonathan Farms: 

Although Acorn is a winter squash, it is the same species as summer squash. Cut in half and remove the seeds and roast with a bit of brown sugar and butter and you're good to go! Winter squash is buttery and creamy. All winter squashes can be substituted for each other. 

Spray-Free Yellow Onions from Jonathan Farms: 

Yellow onions are a perfect staple to keep in your kitchen all year round. Local onions are hearty and last even through our harsh winters. They are higher in sulphur content than the white onion, which gives it a stronger, more complex flavour. 

Spray-Free Daikon Radishes from Jonathan Farms: 

Daikon Radishes are a mild and peppery radish used traditionally used in asian cuisine. They are great baked or boiled in stews and soups or in a stir fry. You can also eat them raw. 

Organic Sweet Bell Peppers from Blue Lagoon 

Blue Lagoon Organics is an organic farm in St.Francois Xavier they specialize in CSA programs as well and work hard to upkeep the government certifications involved in being a certified organic farm. Bell peppers are simple but pack a great punch to any dish. Try them in this week's featured recipe: Roasted Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup 

Have a great first week! We hope you enjoy the program!