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Fall Food Box - November 26th

Full Produce Box

Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 Items:

Organic BC Bosc Pairs

Fruit comes from BC. Store in the fridge or on the counter and consume within 1 week. Pears can be cooked down to make a warm sauce for ice cream, oatmeal or something savoury like pork.

Bosc pears have a more firm, dense flesh than other pear varieties, so they are ideal for use in baking, broiling or poaching. Their flavour is less likely to be overwhelmed by the use of strong spices like cinnamon, clove or nutmeg.

Sauteed Bosc Pears is great for the holidays as it's made with cinnamon and nutmeg. 

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 Onions

These Red Onions are from Wild Earth Farms. Red onions are great for burgers, sandwiches or salads. Don't like the strong flavour of raw onions? Try soaking them in a bowl of cold water before: slice onions, soak for 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times, drain, pat dry and use. store in a cool, dry place, but away from other fruit and veggies as they produce ethylene gas. 

Caramelize Onions to take your favourite burger up a notch. This recipe is not for a dinner on the go, it does take some time but it's easy and your family will love them! 

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.

Sprout/Kale Mix

Sprout/Kale Mix is from Blue Lagoon Farm.

Kale Pear Salad is a great way to combine two of the items from this food box. This recipe also contains Brussel sprouts however, you can substitute anything in a salad. 

Potatoes

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, peel and make

Frozen Saskatoons

Frozen Saskatoons are Interlake Saskatoons. The Interlake region of Manitoba has an abundance of this tasty, nutritious berry. This dark purple berry is similar in size and color to a blueberry but has it’s own unique taste. Recent studies have shown Saskatoon Berries to be high in antioxidants, fiber and calcium. 

Saskatoon Berries can be used in many of your favorite blueberry recipes or enjoyed fresh. From pies to muffins to smoothies, they are a versatile option for adding some berry goodness to your diet.

Are you up for something new? Try making Saskatoon Pie FRIES  they look easier to make than they sound and makes a great finger food dessert! 

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. 

Curry Herb

Curry is from Twin River. The Curry herb emits a strong fragrance, but it's not the same plant used in making traditional curry dishes.

Sauté and soften the curry leaves in ghee (clarified butter). To get the leaves to release their delicious flavor, they need to be cooked at high heat. Stir them for three to five minutes and add the oil and leaves to any dish.

Flavor oil with curry leaves. Heat the oil in a pan, add the curry leaves, and saute. Remove the leaves and use the oil as a flavor in other foods. Alternatively, put the oil over flatbread, or rub it over fish as a glaze before you cook it.

While curry leaves are best when used fresh, any leftovers can be sealed in airtight plastic containers and frozen. They can be thrown into your next dish without being defrosted.

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.

 

Mixed Box 

Mixed Shares will receive 6 out of the following 8 items + 1 protein items:

Organic BC Bosc Pairs

Fruit comes from BC. Store in the fridge or on the counter and consume within 1 week. Pears can be cooked down to make a warm sauce for ice cream, oatmeal or something savoury like pork. 

Bosc pears have a more firm, dense flesh than other pear varieties, so they are ideal for use in baking, broiling or poaching. Their flavour is less likely to be overwhelmed by the use of strong spices like cinnamon, clove or nutmeg.

Red Onions

These Red Onions are from Wild Earth Farms. Red onions are great for burgers, sandwiches or salads. Don't like the strong flavour of raw onions? Try soaking them in a bowl of cold water before: slice onions, soak for 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times, drain, pat dry and use. store in a cool, dry place, but away from other fruit and veggies as they produce ethylene gas. 

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.

Celeriac 

Celeriac is from Blue Lagoon 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. 

Sprout/Kale Mix

Sprout/Kale Mix is from Blue Lagoon Farm. 

Potatoes

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, peel and make

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. 

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 a homemade mint tea, mojito or add it to a smoothie for a fresh flavour. 

Protein

Natural Pork Chops

Pork is from Ian at Natural Pork. The pigs are raised ethically in Argyle, Manitoba and are fed a non-GMO, medication free feed. Thaw the pork chops, and marinade them in a bag before baking in the oven or cooking on a pan.