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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

May 09, 2019
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Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

May 09, 2019
You have to love our customers.  They love food and cooking as much as I do, and they SHARE their recipes!! Here is Sue's fiddlehead pasta Sue’s Fiddlehead Pasta 2...

Asparagus Chevre Toast...an easy party pleaser

May 09, 2019
Grill your local asparagus as per my "Asparagus on the BBQ" recipe. Take one sliced ciabatta loaf from our bakery. Brush one side of the ciabatta with grape seed oil. ...

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
This is how I make up my pasta in the winter.  Its fresh taste brings a blast of summer memories back. An hour or two before supper get 6 tomatoes...

Summer Food Box - August 11th

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items

Microgreens Bag - Organic

Microgreens bag is from Sweet Prairie Greens. Sweet Prairie Greens is a year-round Microgreen Farm. Microgreens tend to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and antioxidants. Keep microgreens between damp paper towels, and make sure they are cold and covered in a resealable bag or container. Wrapped this way, they'll last in the fridge for about a week. Microgreens are popular for juicing, and they're a healthy way to start off your day. You can sprinkle some microgreens on a garnish ​in almost any dish. Try them on top of pizzas, soups, curries, omelets, stir fries, pasta, and sandwiches. 

Start your morning off right by making a simple egg, mushroom and microgreen omelette!

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. 

When you cook purple cauliflower it looses some it's bright colour but a fun way to keep this beautiful purple is to make a purple cauliflower hummus. 

Garlic - Spray Free

Fresh garlic is from CNR Farms. Store in the fridge so it lasts longer and you only need to use a small amount for a lot of flavour. Add to your marinades, homemade salad dressings, dips, stir fry's or anything you want to add a fresh garlic flavour! 

Take your garlic and your basil from your box and make these delicious garlic & basil ciabatta buns! 

Chard - Spray Free

Chard is from JonathanFarms. Chard contains many nutrients as a vegetable such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate. It's a leafy green vegetable that is related to beets and spinach. They have soft pliable leaves with a crunchy stem that can be chopped up and stir-fried. The leaves can be added to a salad or sautéed for an egg dish or mixed into mashed potatoes. 

Eggplant - Spray Free

Eggplant is from Twin River Gardens. Store on the counter or a cool dry place for 1 week. Eggplant comes in all different shapes and sizes as well as varying shades of purple. It can be roasted and then blended to make an eggplant dip or sliced into rounds and then grilled and topped with a tomato bruschetta mixture! Common in vegetarian meals because you can use slices in a sandwich or burger.

Everyone will love this baked eggplant parmesan with basil. 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are 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. 

Basil - Spray Free

Fresh basil is also from Wild Earth Farms. Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad!

Add your basil in the eggplant recipe or the garlic recipe linked in this blog! 

Cylinder Beets - Spray Free

Cylinder Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. Its shape makes it very nice 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 beets would be perfect for pickling! 

Yellow Potatoes - Spray Free

Yellow potatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. These need to be stored in the fridge. What is a "new" potato? It means these were planted this spring! New potatoes have high water content and low starch content making them have a creamy and buttery taste and texture. The best way to eat these is to boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill.

You can take your garlic from your box and make these garlic roasted potatoes. 

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.

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

Microgreens Bag -  Organic

Microgreens bag is from Sweet Prairie Greens. Sweet Prairie Greens is a year-round Microgreen Farm. Microgreens tend to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and antioxidants. Keep microgreens between damp paper towels, and make sure they are cold and covered in a resealable bag or container. Wrapped this way, they'll last in the fridge for about a week. Microgreens are popular for juicing, and they're a healthy way to start off your day. You can sprinkle some microgreens on a garnish ​in almost any dish. Try them on top of pizzas, soups, curries, omelets, stir fries, pasta, and sandwiches. 

Start your morning off right by making a simple egg, mushroom and microgreen omelette! 

Orange Carrots - Spray Free

Orange Carrots are from Jonathan Farms. Store in the fridge in a bag or chop up and store in water in a container. These don't need to be peeled, just washed and cut up for raw snacking or a veggie platter. 

Garlic - Spray Free

Fresh garlic is from CNR Farms. Store in the fridge so it lasts longer and you only need to use a small amount for a lot of flavour. Add to your marinades, homemade salad dressings, dips, stir fry's or anything you want to add a fresh garlic flavour! 

Take your garlic and your basil from your box and make these delicious garlic & basil ciabatta buns! 

Basil - Spray Free

Fresh basil is also from Wild Earth Farms. Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad!

Use your basil in our garlic recipe linked above! 

Cylinder Beets - Spray Free

Cylinder Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. Its shape makes it very nice 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 beets would be perfect for pickling!  

Yellow Potatoes - Spray Free

Yellow potatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. These need to be stored in the fridge. What is a "new" potato? It means these were planted this spring! New potatoes have high water content and low starch content making them have a creamy and buttery taste and texture. The best way to eat these is to boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill.

You can take your garlic from your box and make these garlic roasted potatoes. 

Beans - Spray Free

Green Beans are from Wild Earth Farms. Store the beans in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Since the beans we receive are hand-picked they don't perish as quickly. Great for snacking raw with dip or hummus, they have a delicious fresh crunch and mild flavour. If they are cooked, just saute for no more than a couple minutes to prevent them from getting tough. 

Walla Walla Onion - Spray Free

Walla Walla Onions are from Wild Earth Farms. These exceptionally sweet onions add flavour to fresh salads, sandwiches and stir-fries. The mild flavor of sweet onions makes them perfect for using raw in salads and relishes or chopped as a garnish. Store onions in the veggie bin in the refrigerator. Wrap each bulb individually in paper towels to help absorb moisture and place them in the crisper with vents closed.

Who doesn't want to dip there chips in a delicious walla walla onion dip? Impress your guests with a home-made dip. 

Collard Greens - Spray Free

Collards are from Wild Earth Farms. Store wrapped in a bag in your fridge.  Collards are a very flavourful, robust cooking green. If it starts to wilt, trim the ends of the stalks, soak in cold water for 20 minutes, pat dry, wrap in a clean towel and put back in the fridge. Did you know that a common way to cook with collards are in bacon fat?

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following 7 Items

Microgreens Bag - Organic

Microgreens bag is from Sweet Prairie Greens. Sweet Prairie Greens is a year-round Microgreen Farm. Microgreens tend to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and antioxidants. Keep microgreens between damp paper towels, and make sure they are cold and covered in a resealable bag or container. Wrapped this way, they'll last in the fridge for about a week. Microgreens are popular for juicing, and they're a healthy way to start off your day. You can sprinkle some microgreens on a garnish ​in almost any dish. Try them on top of pizzas, soups, curries, omelets, stir fries, pasta, and sandwiches. 

Start your morning off right by making a simple egg, mushroom and microgreen omelette!

Garlic - Spray Free

Fresh garlic is from CNR Farms. Store in the fridge so it lasts longer and you only need to use a small amount for a lot of flavour. Add to your marinades, homemade salad dressings, dips, stir fry's or anything you want to add a fresh garlic flavour! 

Take your garlic and your basil from your box and make these delicious garlic & basil ciabatta buns! 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are 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. 

Basil - Spray Free

Fresh basil is also from Wild Earth Farms. Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad!

Add this basil to the garlic recipe linked above! 

Cylinder Beets - Spray Free

Cylinder Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. Its shape makes it very nice 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 beets would be perfect for pickling!  

Yellow Potatoes - Spray Free

Yellow potatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. These need to be stored in the fridge. What is a "new" potato? It means these were planted this spring! New potatoes have high water content and low starch content making them have a creamy and buttery taste and texture. The best way to eat these is to boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill.

You can take your garlic from your box and make these garlic roasted potatoes. 

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.