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June 23rd Summer Food Box

Welcome to your first Summer Food Box list!

Please scroll down until you find the box you subscribed too (Half Produce, Full Produce or Gourmet Food Box). Under the heading of your box will be a list of the possible items coming inside your box.

Highlighted in blue will be suggested recipes we have found that will give you inspiration on how to use that product.  

In the original e-mail sent out at the bottom will be a recipe that uses some items from every box. 

It's GREEN season!

You will be seeing lots of greens in your box and not as many later on in the summer. Why? Because it will be far too hot for them to grow. Not sure what to do with all these greens? Try these tips. 

  • Wash and chop up all the greens right when they're fresh. Store them in a ziplock bag wrapped in a paper towel. This will not only keep them fresh but so easy to grab and use. 
  • All of your dark leafy greens can be put into smoothies or blended and frozen in ice cube trays. You can then use these later for pesto, stir fry, omelet/scrambled eggs or add to soup!
  • Get creative with your leaves and you will be able to use them all within a week! Try lettuce wraps, adding them to your sandwich and enjoying them while they are here!  

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items

Heirloom Oak Leaf Lettuce - Organic

Heirloom Oak Leaf Lettuce is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Oak leaf lettuce is a type of butter lettuce whose leaves are distinctively lobed. This is an heirloom variety with a sweet and crisp flavour. 

Kohlrabi - Organic

Kohlrabi is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Keep on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. This veggie is in the cabbage family, also called the German turnip. Some are green and some are purple. Peel off the outside layer - the inside can be eaten raw or cooked. You can make coleslaw with it using some apple, beet, carrot and/or cabbage. 

Try Roasting your Kohlrabi with just a little bit of olive oil and parmesan cheese! 

Red Radish - Organic

Radish bunches are from Hearts and Roots Farms. Cut off the edible leaves and store in a bag in the fridge with the garlic scapes or kale. The leaves are similar to arugula with the radish's same peppery taste. Slice the radishes thinly with a knife or mandolin for a salad, or quarter and roast the radishes in the oven. 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are also 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. 

Try these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes! 

Rhubarb - Spray Free

Rhubarb comes from Nico at Twin River Gardens. For easier storage, chop up into 1-inch pieces and store in a bag in the fridge. Try making desserts such as pies or rhubarb squares with this tart fruit. It can also be cooked down in a pot with sugar for a rhubarb sauce to put over anything but we highly recommend trying it over pancakes - it gives your breakfast the perfect twist. 

Try this Rhubarb Sauce made with simple ingredients!

Rosemary - Spray Free

Rosemary comes from Nico at Twin River Farms. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a bag in the fridge for 1 week. Chop up the rosemary for a meat or pork marinade, add to roasted veggies or make olive oil rosemary bread. It also pairs well with all your grilling items!

Want to try making your own Rosemary Flatbread? This recipe is made with minimal ingredients!

Spearmint - Spray Free

Spearmint is from Nico at Twin River Farms. 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.

Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Greenland Gardens - a greenhouse in St. Anne, MB. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta. 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Blue Lagoon Organics. For the longest storage of 2-3 weeks, strip the kale leaves from the stems, rinse, and then stuff the whole bunch into a large ziplock bag in the fridge. There are a few different varieties of kale but all of them have a similar texture and are filled with nutrients! For salads, massage the dressing into the kale and let it sit for a bit before serving so the leaves soften.

Try adding your kale to your morning smoothie! Here are 15 ways you can try depending on what you like or have in your house. 

Lettuce Mix - Spray Free

Lettuce Mix is from Jonathans Farms. This is a young tender mix of different types of lettuce.

Mini Romaine - Organic

Gem romaine is from Hearts and Roots Farms. This is an heirloom variety of romaine. It is more compact then traditional romaine that’s why if it is cut lengthwise (steam to top) it's perfect for going on the bbq for a quick grill, each half can be a portion topped with caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, etc. Just cut with a knife and fork to eat.

Not sure how to grill romaine? This is a great recipe to try with photos to show you how! It even uses rosemary which you have in your box! 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

Heirloom Oak Leaf Lettuce - Organic

Heirloom Oak Leaf Lettuce is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Oak leaf lettuce is a type of butter lettuce whose leaves are distinctively lobed. This is an heirloom variety with a sweet and crisp flavour. 

Kohlrabi - Organic

Kohlrabi is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Keep on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. This veggie is in the cabbage family, also called the German turnip. Some are green and some are purple. Peel off the outside layer - the inside can be eaten raw or cooked. You can make coleslaw with it using some apple, beet, carrot and/or cabbage. 

Try Roasting your Kohlrabi with just a little bit of olive oil and parmesan cheese! 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are also 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. 

Try these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes! 

Rosemary - Spray Free

Rosemary comes from Nico at Twin River Farms. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a bag in the fridge for 1 week. Chop up the rosemary for a meat or pork marinade, add to roasted veggies or make olive oil rosemary bread. It also pairs well with all your grilling items!

Want to try making your own Rosemary Flatbread? This recipe is made with minimal ingredients! 

Spearmint - Spray Free

Spearmint is from Nico at Twin River Farms. 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.

Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Greenland Gardens - a greenhouse in St. Anne, MB. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta. 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Blue Lagoon Organics. For the longest storage of 2-3 weeks, strip the kale leaves from the stems, rinse, and then stuff the whole bunch into a large ziplock bag in the fridge. There are a few different varieties of kale but all of them have a similar texture and are filled with nutrients! For salads, massage the dressing into the kale and let it sit for a bit before serving so the leaves soften.

Try adding your kale to your morning smoothie! Here are 15 ways you can try depending on what you like or have in your house. 

Lettuce Mix - Spray Free

Lettuce Mix is from Jonathans Farms. This is a young tender mix of different types of lettuce.

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathon 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. 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 7 Items

Heirloom Oak Leaf Lettuce - Organic

Heirloom Oak Leaf Lettuce is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Oak leaf lettuce is a type of butter lettuce whose leaves are distinctively lobed. This is an heirloom variety with a sweet and crisp flavour. 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Blue Lagoon Organics. For the longest storage of 2-3 weeks, strip the kale leaves from the stems, rinse, and then stuff the whole bunch into a large ziplock bag in the fridge. There are a few different varieties of kale but all of them have a similar texture and are filled with nutrients! For salads, massage the dressing into the kale and let it sit for a bit before serving so the leaves soften. 

Try adding your kale to your morning smoothie! Here are 15 ways you can try depending on what you like or have in your house. 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are also 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. 

Try these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes! 

Rosemary - Spray Free

Rosemary comes from Nico at Twin River Farms. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a bag in the fridge for 1 week. Chop up the rosemary for a meat or pork marinade, add to roasted veggies or make olive oil rosemary bread. It also pairs well with all your grilling items!

Want to try making your own Rosemary Flatbread? This recipe is made with minimal ingredients!

Spearmint - Spray Free

Spearmint is from Nico at Twin River Farms. 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.

Bok Choy - Spray Free

 Bok Choi is from Jonathan Farms.  Bok Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage, that has crunchy white ends and dark leafy greens. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag. You can slice it all up and saute into a stir fry or noodle dish. It can also be marinaded and or grilled. 

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathon 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.