FALL FOOD BOX - October 20th
Full Produce Box
Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 10 of the Following 12 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.
Red Beets - Spray Free
Red Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. The beets can be shredded or sliced thinly to be eaten raw, or they can be roasted in a veggie mix or to top a salad. Grate with carrots into a fresh salad or roast with your other root veggies - beets are a tasty and versatile vegetable when you get to know them.
Try these balsamic roasted beets with just olive oil, salt, balsamic and honey.
Red Cabbage - Spray Free
Red Cabbage is from Wild Earth Farms. A good source of manganese, dietary fiber, 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.
Red cabbage with goat cheese and walnuts make the perfect pairing. Try this Roasted Red Cabbage.
Orange Carrots - Spray Free
Thyme - Spray Free
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.
This is the perfect recipe to use with your potatoes - Whole roasted shallots and potatoes with rosemary.
Fingerling Potatoes - Spray Free
Fingerling potatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. This is a great type of potatoes for slicing in half or quarters the long way and roasting with olive oil and salt and pepper. They are more of a roasting potato or could be added to a stew of some sort.
This is the perfect recipe to use with your shallots - Whole roasted shallots and potatoes with rosemary.
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.
Acorn Squash - Spray Free
Acorn Squash is from John Abrams Farms. It's mildly sweet with a light orange flesh. Cut into wedges and roast, you can top with chilli lime cilantro sauce. You can also eat the skin of acorn squash if you roast in moist heat. Try cutting it in half, removing the seeds and stuff with whatever you like - bake until it's done.
The best way to eat these Acorn Squash is to stuff them. This is a vegetarian stuffed acorn squash but you can essentially stuff it with anything you like.
Grape Tomatoes- Spray Free
Tomatoes are from Twin River Farms. Store on the counter in the container for 1 week. Cook down these tomatoes in a pan with pasta for a nice soft sauce or sprinkle them around fish to grill! They're a bit bigger than cherry tomatoes so they can be sliced for a tomato tart, on a pizza or flatbread.
Basil - Spray Free
Fresh basil is also 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!