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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

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Asparagus on the BBQ

May 09, 2019
The only way I will eat asparagus is on the BBQ.  We make this dish at least 3 times a week during asparagus season. Heat your grill to high, then...

Erin's pasta sauce with frozen tomatoes.

May 09, 2019
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Last CSA pick up of 2013

We're already planning next year's CSA.  To help us do so, we'll be sending out a survey in the next few weeks.  Please fill it out!  We need to know what YOU would like to see in the CSA.  Everyone will probably have very different ideas, but if we see a similar theme running through the surveys, we'll be sure to adapt.

Our 2014 CSA will go on sale March 1st.  We will be sending out an email to you, this year's participants first.  You will have one week to pay for your 2014 CSA share in full via cheque or e transfer, after which point we will be releasing remaining shares to the general public.  We can not 'hold' shares beyond that first week of March, without full payment.

Have you been lifting weights recently?  Well you will be when you drag your CSA share into your house tomorrow!!

Full Share

Naked seed pie pumpkin, organic.  These pie pumpkins have seeds with no hull.  Please when you scoop the seeds from the pumpkin, place the guts on a cookie sheet, dot with butter, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 350 until lightly browned.  Freshly baked pumpkin and squash seeds are such a treat.  These even more so as they have no hull to contend with.

Cabbage, organic

Baby leek, organic

Banana potatoes, organic

carrots, organic

butternut squash, spray free

Heirloom blue pumpkin, spray free (these are the ones that we make our pumpkin pie from)

Heirloom spaghetti squash, spray free

Green pepper

Red Kuri squash, spray free

Half Share

Naked seed pie pumpkin, organic.  These pie pumpkins have seeds with no hull.  Please when you scoop the seeds from the pumpkin, place the guts on a cookie sheet, dot with butter, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 350 until lightly browned.  Freshly baked pumpkin and squash seeds are such a treat.  These even more so as they have no hull to contend with.

Red Kuri squash, spray free

Heirloom spaghetti squash, spray free

Baby leek, organic

Carrots, organic

 

If you are overloaded with squash, know that your Butter nut squash should last in a cool dry place for about a month, same with the red kuri squash, your heirloom blue pumpkin should last until Christmas and the spaghetti squash will keep until next spring!!!  Lots of time to use your squash up!

I hope that everyone has enjoyed this summer long trip through seasonal eating.  Each year of the CSA is different as each growing season is so different.   I love how this program is starting to slowly change things in Manitoba.  This year one of our organic potato and carrot growers was able to invest in a commercial washer part way through the summer due to the CSA.  That means next summer we'll have higher quality organic potatoes than we had this summer.  It also means that my grower can increase the acres of veggies that they grow as the new equipment has made them more efficient.    For a new small organic grower, equipment is expensive and hard to afford.  By being part of our CSA, by paying in advance, and by guaranteeing that you will pick up your bag of produce every week, YOU have helped Dennis and Gloria take that next step in their organic farm.

This is just ONE good news story of many that the CSA has made happen this summer.

THANK YOU.  Thank you for caring from where your food comes, and how it is grown.  By being engaged customers, you have become the change that you will see in Manitoba is the coming years.  Our organic growers and I are so grateful for you!