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TURKEY DINNER QUESADILLAS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

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Oct 05, 2020
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FIRST FALL FOOD BOX - October 6th

Welcome to your first fall box! We are so excited to spend every Tuesday for the next 8 weeks together.

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 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.

This is a cool and easy way to eat this head lettuce. Just cut it in quarters and put the dressing on the top with this classic wedge salad. 

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. 

Spinach - Spray Free

Spinach comes from Jonathan Farms in St. Andrews. Store in a bag in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also blend up extra spinach with water and freeze in ice cube trays. Fresh spinach is great for lots of salads where you can throw anything into it! I use it a lot for a nutrient kick in smoothies or layering into a sandwich. When you chop it up finely it doesn't have much flavour so you can add it to anything. 

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Jonathan Farms. Store the same as the dill, with the ends in a glass of water or in a bag in the fridge. This local parsley has so much flavour and adds a fresh green taste to many sides like roasted veggies, salads, pasta dishes or salad dressings. 

Want to spice up Thanksgiving? Try this Parsley Garlic Butter to serve with your rolls and potatoes. 

Pie Pumpkin - Spray Free

These Pie Pumpkins are from John Abrams Farms. Pie Pumpkin is sweet with a dark yellow to orange flesh that's moist. You can cut it into slices and roast it or peel the pumpkin and cut it into cubes to roast. You can eat the flesh of a pie pumpkin if you roast it in moist heat. Cut in half, scoop out seeds, roast and use the flesh for pies, soups, stews. You can add the cooked flesh to pumpkin muffins or smoothies.
Are you going to try making your own pumpkin pie this year? Here is the Best Pumpkin Pie walk-through recipe to guide you along. 

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. 

Because of the shape these are great pickling beets. 

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.
Try making your own carrot orange juice. 

Celery Root - 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. 

Try this creamy celery root mash for dinner! 

Cocktail Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Greenland Gardens. 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. 

Kennebec 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.

Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Wild Earth Farms. Strip all the kale leaves off the stems and store in a large ziplock bag in the fridge. It lasts for at least 2 weeks! Kale is a tougher green, however one of the most nutritious - filled with fibre, folate, vitamin A and K. It's a nice salad green for a fall salad, or mix with other lettuce/greens that you have. Dice it up into fine pieces for an egg scramble or omelette with tomatoes and any other veggies you have. 

Butternut Squash - Spray Free

Butternut Squash is from Wild Earth Farms in Dugald. Store on the counter, in the pantry, or anywhere that is cool and dry and it will last for 2-3 months. This is one of the most popular squash among our customers and for good reason! It has a sweet creamy orange flesh and a thin pale orange skin (must be peeled). It makes the BEST soup, but can also be used for a butternut squash mac and cheese, squash and kale lasagna and roasted in small cubes for a fall salad.

Roasting your butternut squash is one of the most common ways to eat it. This is a good recipe because of the simple yet flavourful spices added - roasted butternut squash with smoked paprika and turmeric. 

Broccoli - Spray Free

Broccoli comes from Jonathan Farms. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag for up to 2 weeks. Great for snacking raw with dip or chopping up for a stir fry, broccoli salad or veggie pizza. You can peel the stems and cut them up for eating too, works great in the broccoli salad. You may or may not have known broccoli is a great source of vitamin C & K and provides your daily intake of folate and fibre.