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Fall Food Box - December 3rd

Can you believe it's already been 8 weeks? 

We have loved preparing your fall food box every Tuesday and can't wait to do it all over again in the spring!

See you in the spring. 

Full Produce Box

Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items:

Watermelon Radish

Watermelon Radish is from Twin River Farms. Wash radishes well before using them, gently scrubbing to remove any dirt. Watermelon radishes do not have to be peeled before using. The Watermelon Radish has a beautiful pink inside which is great for shaving into a salad for colour. It’s crisp and mild — much less peppery than the standard red radish. 

Try Roasting your watermelon radish

Mint

Mint is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store in the fridge in a jar of water with the ends down. It can be used for drinks, salads or desserts. Try using mint as a topper in your drinks from tea to your favourite mixed drink it adds freshness in flavour and scent! 

Red Kuri Squash 

Red Kuri Squash is grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farm. Store in the pantry, a cool basement or on the counter for a couple months or more. This bright orange teardrop-shaped squash also has a bright orange sweet flesh. 

Red Kuri Squash Soup is a favourite way of cooking this squash. It looked beautiful topped with sprouts. 

Shallots

Shallots are grown at Wild Earth Farm. They can be kept on the counter or in a pantry or basement. It's a variety of small onion, more mild flavour than the white or red. They can be used anywhere an onion is needed but I would recommend cooking them in a skillet with shrimp or chicken in sauce, or with roasted/sauteed veggies. You can also slice them thinly and fry them so they become crispy and then use them to top a salad.

Try Caramelized Shallots

Pie Pumpkin 

These Pie Pumpkins are from Wild Earth Farms. Pie Pumpkin is sweet with a dark yellow to orange flesh that's moist. You can cut it into slices and roast it or peel the pumpkin and cut it into cubes to roast. You can eat the flesh of a pie pumpkin if you roast it in moist heat. Cut in half, scoop out seeds, roast and use the flesh for pies, soups, stews. You can add the cooked flesh to pumpkin muffins or smoothies.

Pumpkin Puree is a great way to use these pie pumpkins and then stiring it into oatmeal, use on your bagels or add it to anything you want to flavour pumpkin! 

Cabbage

The Cabbage is from Wild Earth Farms. It has a good source of manganese, dietary fibre, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Cabbage is a tasty way to eat healthy! Shred-it as a slaw or salad - it's firm leaves don't wilt like others in the brassica family.

Store this wrapped loosely in a plastic bag in the crisper.

Sauteed Cabbage is a great way to eat this cabbage as a meal with lemon and garlic. 

Potato

Potatoes are from Blue Lagoon Farm.  They can be kept in a pantry, basement or any cool, dry and dark place. These bigger potatoes can be used for baked stuffed potatoes. 

Potato Wedges are my favourite thing to make with potatoes. These ones are ultra crispy with garlic. 

Brussel Sprout

Brussel Sprouts are from Blue Lagoon Farm.  Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks. If they start to expire you just need to peel off an extra layer from them, and always cut off the very bottom stem. 

Garlic

Store in a cool pantry or basement for many weeks. It has a strong flavour so only one or 2 cloves is needed at a time. Use for all your soups, stir fry's or marinades. You can also make a simple garlic butter for potatoes, bread or biscuits. 

Orange Carrots

Orange Carrots are from Jonathan Farms in St. Andrews. Store in the fridge crisper or a cool dry place for 3 weeks or more. For raw eating, peel cut up and store in a glass container of water in the fridge. They can be boiled, roasted or added to a slow cooker stew/roast.

Mixed Box 

Mixed Shares will receive 5 out of the following 7 items + 2 protein items:

Rosemary 

Rosemary is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store with the stems down in a glass of water or in a container/bag on the counter for up to 2 weeks. Rosemary goes great with the garlic scapes on roasted potatoes or chopped up and sprinkled on a chicken or turkey.

Red Kuri Squash 

Red Kuri Squash is grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farm. Store in the pantry, a cool basement or on the counter for a couple months or more. This bright orange teardrop-shaped squash also has a bright orange sweet flesh. 

Shallots

Shallots are grown at Wild Earth Farm. They can be kept on the counter or in a pantry or basement. It's a variety of small onion, more mild flavour than the white or red. They can be used anywhere an onion is needed but I would recommend cooking them in a skillet with shrimp or chicken in sauce, or with roasted/sauteed veggies. You can also slice them thinly and fry them so they become crispy and then use them to top a salad.

Potato

Potatoes are from Blue Lagoon Farm.  They can be kept in a pantry, basement or any cool, dry and dark place. These bigger potatoes can be used for baked stuffed potatoes. 

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts are from Blue Lagoon Farm.  Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks. If they start to expire you just need to peel off an extra layer from them, and always cut off the very bottom stem. 

Garlic 

Store in a cool pantry or basement for many weeks. It has a strong flavour so only one or 2 cloves is needed at a time. Use for all your soups, stir fry's or marinades. You can also make a simple garlic butter for potatoes, bread or biscuits. 

Orange Carrots

Orange Carrots are from Jonathan Farms in St. Andrews. Store in the fridge crisper or a cool dry place for 3 weeks or more. For raw eating, peel cut up and store in a glass container of water in the fridge. They can be boiled, roasted or added to a slow cooker stew/roast.

Protein

Chorizo Sausage

Pork sausage is from Spring Creek Farms. The pork is raised ethically and naturally, with roomy barns and lots of outdoor access with dugouts and space for the pigs to exhibit natural behaviours. They're fed no antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products. This sausage is spicy. Try to crumble the sausage and use it for a taco or a hot spicy dip. You can also chopped it up and mixed it into pasta.

Maple BBQ Trout 

Maple BBQ Trout is from Bearcat Fisheries. Trout is farmed in fully contained pools on land. These pools have fresh, cold water running through
them at a brisk pace to keep the water clear and
the fish swimming as they would in the wild.