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.
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
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
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
Kale - Spray Free
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.