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FALL FOOD BOX - October 20th

In this blog post you are going to find the items coming up in your next fall food box. We try to be as accurate as possible but sometimes things change with our farmers crops and you may get a different variety of something listed here. 

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

Orange Carrots are from Wild Earth Farms. 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.

 

Thyme - Spray Free

Thyme is from Wild Earth Farms. Use it in baked dishes or potato soup. It can easily be chopped up for roasting vegetables or as a seasoning on fish or chicken. Store thyme wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the crisper, where it should last you 10-14 days. Or wash, dry and chop before freezing in an air-tight bag, where it will last indefinitely.
Thyme works great with chicken. Try this Garlic Thyme Chicken Thigh recipe. 

 

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!

Celeriac - Spray Free

Celery Root or Celeriac is from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks or more. This is a root vegetable with a mild celery taste. It's not too flavourful so I would add some spices or seasoning to it. You need to peel or cut off the outer roots and then either chop up and roast or use in a pureed soup. 
Use the Thyme from your box and make this Roasted Celery Root with Walnuts and Thyme Recipe.