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June 30th Summer Food Box

Welcome to your Summer Food Box list!

Beside each item, you will see, "organic" or "spray free". What does this mean exactly? 

Organic Farming is a farming method that aims at cultivating the land and raising crops in a way that the soil is kept alive and in good health by the use of organic wastes. 

Spray free is a general term for farmers practicing organic methods - not using traditional pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizer just not certified organic (not regulated by the government). 

Organic is a government-regulated certification. Farmers are restricted to what seeds they can grow, what chemicals they can use, and what materials they can use because they ALL need to be certified to be organic.

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 11 of the Following 13 Items

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. 

Try these Kohlrabi Fries made with just 4 ingredients! Who doesn't love fries? 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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.

Tired of salads? Try making this easy kale pesto made with 5 ingredients. Use pesto instead of tomato sauce on your pizza or flatbread or add to any sandwich as the sauce! 

Purple Cauliflower - Organic

Cauliflower is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Wrap your cauliflower loosely in plastic and store it in the fridge. What's different about purple cauliflower? it's simply a different variety of the common white cauliflower, only packed with anthocyanin, the same antioxidant found in red wine. 

Sorrel - Spray Free



Sorrel is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Sorrel is delicious used as a herb or as a salad green -- its tartness is really refreshing. A traditional way to enjoy sorrel is cooked into a sauce and served with fish, lending a lemony flavour without the use of lemon. It's also great cooked into soups or stews. 

Chard - Spray Free

Swiss Chard is from Twin Rivers Farms. A fabulously tasty superfood. You can chop it into salads, turn it into a wrap or into a pesto. Swiss chard leaves are tender and have a taste similar to spinach. The crunchy stems are slightly sweet and have a similar taste and texture with bok choy stems. 

Dill - Spray Free

Fresh dill is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. For the longest storage, put the bunch in a glass of water with the stems down. It can also just go in a bag in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Chop up fresh dill to mix into some boiled new potatoes, make a cucumber salad with dill, onion and sour cream dressing or sprinkle on fish or salads.

Red Leaf Lettuce - Spray Free

Red Leaf Lettuce is from Jonathan Farms. Gently pat the lettuce dry with a paper towel or dishtowel. Wrap the lettuce in a dry paper towel and place it in a plastic bag or storage container and store in the fridge. 

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. 

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

Cukes are from Shreimer Farms. Store in the fridge crisper for up to 1 week. They have a thin skin so they don't need peeling. Just cut off the ends and slice up for sandwiches and salads.

Try this Creamy Cucumber Salad it's made with fresh dill that you also have in your box! 

Lovage - Organic

Lovage is from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. It's a leafy perennial plant that resembles parsley but can have thick stocks that look and smell like celery. The tender leaves can go in salads, use in omelettes or a quiche filling. 

Rhubarb - Organic

Rhubarb comes from Blue Lagoon Organics. 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. 

Garlic Scapes - Spray Free

Garlic Scapes are from Heart Acres Farms. Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious! Store in the crisper. Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicky kick.

Want to use these garlic scapes in a creative way? Try this creamy garlic scape dip. Get some La Cocina tortilla chips from our market/online market and enjoy!  

Frilly Fusion Romaine - Spray Free

Romaine is from Jonathan Farms. This is a romain crossed with a green leaf lettuce. It will have taste and texture like romain and wavy leaves like green leaf lettuce.  Rinse, then chop off the bottom and store wrapped in a paper towel in a bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items

 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. 

Try these Kohlrabi Fries made with just 4 ingredients! Who doesn't love fries? 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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.

Tired of salads? Try making this easy kale pesto made with 5 ingredients. Use pesto instead of tomato sauce on your pizza or flatbread or add to any sandwich as the sauce! 

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. 

Cilantro - Spray Free

Cilantro is from Jonathan Farms. Cilantro's taste is a fragrant mix of parsley and citrus. If you store them in the refrigerator, you should put them in a water glass with some water, and cover with a bag.

Are you making chicken for dinner this week? Try this Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken it's easy to make and a great way to use your cilantro! 

Romaine - Spray Free

Romaine lettuce is grown at Jonathan Farms. Rinse, then chop off the bottom and store wrapped in paper towel in a bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chop up for all your salads, sandwiches, taco dip, burgers, etc. Make a salad your main dish by adding chicken, black beans, chickpeas or quinoa!

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

 Cukes are from Shreimer Farms. Store in the fridge crisper for up to 1 week. They have a thin skin so they don't need peeling. Just cut off the ends and slice up for sandwiches and salads.

Try this Creamy Cucumber Salad.

Garlic Scapes - Spray Free

Garlic Scapes are from Heart Acres Farms. Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious! Store in the crisper. Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicky kick.

Want to use these garlic scapes in a creative way? Try this creamy garlic scape dip. Get some La Cocina tortilla chips from our market/online market and enjoy!

Bok Choi - 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. 

Mojito Mint - Spray Free

Mint is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Just wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito!

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. 

 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

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. 

Try these Kohlrabi Fries made with just 4 ingredients! Who doesn't love fries? 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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.

Tired of salads? Try making this easy kale pesto made with 5 ingredients. Use pesto instead of tomato sauce on your pizza or flatbread or add to any sandwich as the sauce! 

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. 

Cilantro - Spray Free

 

Cilantro is from Jonathan Farms. Cilantro's taste is a fragrant mix of parsley and citrus. If you store them in the refrigerator, you should put them in a water glass with some water, and cover with a bag.

Are you making chicken for dinner this week? Try this Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken it's easy to make and a great way to use your cilantro! 

Butter Lettuce - Spray Free

Lettuce is from Jonathan Farms. Use the butter lettuce for salads, sandwiches or burgers, It's a thicker smooth soft leafy lettuce. 

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

Cukes are from Shreimer Farms. Store in the fridge crisper for up to 1 week. They have a thin skin so they don't need peeling. Just cut off the ends and slice up for sandwiches and salads.

Try this Creamy Cucumber Salad

Garlic Scapes - Spray Free

Garlic Scapes are from Heart Acres Farms. Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious! Store in the crisper. Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicky kick.

Want to use these garlic scapes in a creative way? Try this creamy garlic scape dip. Get some La Cocina tortilla chips from our market/online market and enjoy!

Mojito Mint - Spray Free

Mint is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Just wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito!

Cherry Tomatoes - Spray Free

Little tomatoes come from Greenland Gardens. Store on the counter or fridge for about 1 week. Halve them for garden salads or basil mozzarella tomato salad. They are also a nice size for veggie trays for picnics or parties.