FALL FOOD BOX - November 24th
Full Produce Box
Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 10 of the Following 12 Items:
Basil - Spray Free
Fresh basil is from Twin River. Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad!
Rosemary - Spray Free
Rosemary is from Twin River Farms. Rosemary is used as a seasoning in a variety of dishes, such as soups, casseroles, salads, and stews. Use rosemary with chicken and other poultry, game, lamb, pork, steaks, and fish, especially oily fish. Rosemary can be used with the needles removed and minced or as whole sprigs, to infuse flavor into a larger dish like a stew or roast. To strip the rosemary leaves from the stem, pull the needles in the opposite direction from which they grow and they should easily slide off the stalk.
Add rosemary to your chicken dish with this rosemary chicken.
Celeriac - Spray Free
Red Kuri Squash - Spray Free
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.
Try making this delicious Red Kuri Squash & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.
Cylinder Beets - Spray Free
Cylinder Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. Its shape makes it great for pickling or slicing. The leaves of this beet are a little sweeter than most other beets and are very nice as salad greens.
Since this is your last food box maybe you want to prolong the life of your beets? Here is how to roast and freeze your beets to use all winter long.
Local Apples - Spray Free
Apples are from Riverbend Orchards. All apples should be stored in a cool, humid place. In order to keep apples at their peak, avoid storing them in close proximity to strongly flavored foods such as onions.
Potatoes - Spray Free
Garlic - Spray Free
Fresh garlic is from Oakville, MB. Store in the fridge so it lasts longer and you only need to use a small amount for a lot of flavour. Add to your marinades, homemade salad dressings, dips, stir fry's or anything you want to add a fresh garlic flavour!
Shallots - Spray Free
Shallots are from Wild Earth Farms. A shallot, which is a type of onion, looks like a small, elongated onion but with a milder flavour and a hint of garlic. Shallots make a great addition to stir-fries, sautés, salads, soups, side dishes, and casseroles, and is very often paired with garlic. Combine them with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, as well as fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme to create marinades and sauces for your meat dishes.
Try your shallots in a pasta with this caramelized shallot pasta recipe.
Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free
Tomatoes are from Greenland Gardens. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta.
Why not use your tomatoes to bake with? Try this beefsteak tomato gratin recipe.
Microgreens - Spray Free
Microgreens are from Sweet Prairie Greens. This week you may get these Radish Shoots or Sunflower Shoots. They are a year-round micro green farm. Microgreens are the perfect addition to any meal! Add them to your sandwiches or salads and top off your pasta, eggs, soups and stews with any microgreen!