FALL FOOD BOX - October 13th
Full Produce Box
Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items:
Head Lettuce - Spray Free
Head lettuce is from Jonathan Farms. It's enjoyed for its mild flavor and crispness. It's a delicious addition to salads and perfect for lettuce wraps. Store lettuce in the refrigerator's crisper wrapped in a damp paper towel and sealed in a bag. The leaves will absorb moisture from the towel and you can replace it if the leaves become soggy. Iceberg lettuce should keep for four to five days before it begins to wilt.
Kale - Spray Free
Cilantro - Spray Free
Cilantro is from Jonathan Farms. Spice up your sour cream. Chopped cilantro can be stirred in with sour cream and then used to top chili, soups, and stews. It's most commonly added just before a dish is served or as a garnish on top because heat diminishes its flavour.
Adding fresh cilantro to your chicken wings will take them to the next level. Try this Crispy Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe.
Green Onions - Spray Free
Scallions come from Jonathan Farms. Store in a tall glass of water in the fridge or even just in a bag for 1-2 weeks. These are regrowing plants so you can chop off the bottom of the onion and plant it in soil and it will start to grow out the top. Chop them up and sprinkle on top of every salad, add to a creamy dip, baked biscuit, or potato salad for a fresh green flavour.
Candy Cane Beets - Spray Free
Candy Cane Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. These served raw make a great addition to fresh salads. Just like regular red or yellow beets, they can also be boiled, steamed, roasted, sautéed and pickled. Remember not to skip the tasty greens—you can eat them too. Candy Cane Beets goes great with goat cheese.
Try this Candy-striped Beet and Carrot Slaw. This looks so creamy and perfect for the fall season especially with the fresh dill.
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.
This Roasted Red Kuri Squash with Cannellini Bean Spinach Salad is a great idea because they use the squash as a "bowl" for the salad! If you wanted to skip this salad and substitute it with your own favourite that would be fine.
Rainbow Carrots - Organic
Rainbow Carrots are from Oak Valley Organic Farms. These fun purple, red, orange and yellow carrots make a colourful topping to a salad when shredded or used for a carrot cake. They can also be sliced and made into a veggie tray with the tomatoes and snap peas. They're also great roasted in the oven or sautéed with fennel and onion.
Red Potatoes - Spray Free
Potatoes are from Wild Earth 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. These are great for steak fries, hash browns, shoestring potatoes, French fries, potato skins, chips, and Hasselback potatoes. Kennebec potatoes also maintain their shape when cooked, perfect for potato salads, curries, soups, and stews.
Here is a simple Garlic Red Potato recipe that is great for a weeknight dinner!
Spring Mix - Spray Free
Greens bag is from Jonathans Farms. Keep in the sealed bag in the fridge for about 1 week. Use the mix for any salad with add-ins of your choice, stuff into a wrap or sandwich! The greens are best with a light balsamic dressing, try Crampton's honey balsamic. Add fresh berries or chopped up salad cukes and little tomatoes.
Spaghetti Squash - Spray Free
Squash is from John Abrams Farms. Store on the counter, or in a pantry or cool dry place for 2 months or more. This squash has spaghetti-like strands in the middle. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and then roast it at 375 for about 45 minutes or until a fork can gently scrape out the strands easily. It can then be mixed with butter, garlic, salt and pepper or a tomato-based mixture/sauce.
Try this Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter and you'll feel like you're eating regular angel hair pasta.
Sage - Spray Free
Sage is from Wild Earth Farms. Sage is an herb that is prized for its strong herbal aroma and earthy flavor. It is used in savory recipes and is a common ingredient in Thanksgiving stuffing. It works well when combined with other herbs and complements a variety of foods, from meat and seafood to lemon and butter.
Use your sage leaves to make your own herbal tea.