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WEEK 12! FOODBOX FEATURE RECIPES.

Sep 11, 2021
CREAMY CHICKEN & LEEKS 1 tbsp olive oil 4 chicken breasts Salt and pepper to taste Juice from half a lemon 2 Leeks, quartered lengthwise and roughly chopped 1 clove...

WEEK 11! FOODBOX FEATURE RECIPES.

Sep 03, 2021
RED KURI MASH WITH CRISPY ONIONS (Week 11 Food Box Recipe) Red kuri squash is a good source of fiber. It also provides vitamin A and vitamin C, some of...

Week 10 Foodbox Feature Recipes!

Aug 27, 2021
BEEFSTEAK TOMATO GRATIN   Ingredients: 4 ripe beefsteak tomatoes 1/4 cup basil, freshly chopped, divided 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tbsp coarse fresh bread...

Roasted Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini with Summer Savory & Honey

Aug 20, 2021
  Ingredients: 1 baguette or loaf of bread, sliced thin 4 medium-sized golden beets, peeled and diced 2 Tbsp. olive oil 4 oz. goat cheese  1 tbsp summer savory (plus...
Curried Buttercup Squash Soup

Curried Buttercup Squash Soup

Aug 13, 2021
Ingredients: 1 large buttercup squash 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp madras curry powder 1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped (if there are leaves, save...

Summer Food Box - August 17

2021 Summer Food Box  - Week 8!

Scroll down to get a sneek peek at some of the beautiful produce that will be in your kitchen next week! 

 

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*HALF PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 5 of the 7 products featured below!

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Organic Slicer Cucumbers from Hearts and Roots

A classic cucumber. Heartier, with thicker skin than its English cousin, this cucumber often needs to be sliced and peeled (though many do prepare them to eat with the skins via pickling, maceration or other treatment!). 

Organic Potatoes from Oak Valley Organics

 

Local Honeydew from Green Acres Farms

Dense, tender and uber-sweet flesh! These local melons are pulling their weight and THEN some. Pair with a slice of salty prosciutto, blend into an unbelievably fresh melon smoothie, or cube and serve iced cold on a hot day! Cantaloupe can also be roasted to enhance its natural sweetness! 

Spray-free Jalapenos from Wild Earth Farms

A staple as far as hot peppers go, but not toooo high on the heat scale! Jalapenos can be stuffed, roasted and blended into a delicious salsa with green tomatoes, pickled, preserved and fermented to be enjoyed for weeks to come! 

Organic Patty Pan Squash from Blue Lagoon Organics

These saucer-shaped squash are as much fun to look at as they are to cook! They love to be roasted, grilled or seared in a cast-iron pan! Their skin is completely edible, so no need to ruin the aesthetic before you dig in!

Organic Celery from Blue Lagoon Organics

So much more flavourful than the import stuff, and tastier too! Don't forget to use any leaves that are left to pack in more celery flavour!

 Spray-free Grape Tomatoes from Twin River Farm

Small and sweet, but typically a bit more acidic than Cherry tomatoes, these are perfect for snacking. They'll also blister beautifully in a pan, or lend some balanced substance to a salad or sandwich!

 

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*FULL PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 7 of the 9 products featured below!

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Organic Slicer Cucumbers from Hearts and Roots

A classic cucumber. Heartier, with thicker skin than its English cousin, this cucumber often needs to be sliced and peeled (though many do prepare them to eat with the skins via pickling, maceration or other treatment!). 

Organic Potatoes from Oak Valley Organics

 

Local Cantaloupe from Green Acres Farms

Dense, tender and uber-sweet flesh! These local melons are pulling their weight and THEN some. Pair with a slice of salty prosciutto, blend into an unbelievably fresh melon smoothie, or cube and serve iced cold on a hot day! Cantaloupe can also be roasted to enhance its natural sweetness! 

Spray-free Jalapenos from Wild Earth Farms

A staple as far as hot peppers go, but not toooo high on the heat scale! Jalapenos can be stuffed, roasted and blended into a delicious salsa with green tomatoes, pickled, preserved and fermented to be enjoyed for weeks to come! 

Organic Patty Pan Squash from Blue Lagoon Organics

These saucer-shaped squash are as much fun to look at as they are to cook! They love to be roasted, grilled or seared in a cast-iron pan! Their skin is completely edible, so no need to ruin the aesthetic before you dig in!

Organic Celery from Blue Lagoon Organics

So much more flavourful than the import stuff, and tastier too! Don't forget to use any leaves that are left to pack in more celery flavour!

 Spray-free Grape Tomatoes from Twin River Farm

Small and sweet, but typically a bit more acidic than Cherry tomatoes, these are perfect for snacking. They'll also blister beautifully in a pan, or lend some balanced substance to a salad or sandwich!

Spray-free Orange Carrots from Slow River Gardens

Sweet, tender and fresh -- did you know the greens are an excellent source of nutrition and EASY to turn into a delicious dish all on their own? Check out Cryssi's Carrot Greens: 3 ways, on the recipe blog for your own inspiration! 

   

Spray-free Parsley from Slow River Gardens

Fresh and lightly peppery, parsley plays nicely in cocktails, atop buttery potatoes and torn or chopped over just about any fat-rich meat! Treating the parsley much like a bunch of flowers will keep it fresh longer. 

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*GOURMET PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 9 of the 11 products featured below!

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Spray-free Lettuce Mix from Slow River Gardens

Organic Dragon Tongue Beans from hearts and Roots

One of the most versatile bush beans around! These can be enjoyed raw as a snap bean, cooked whole or shelled for the morsels inside! Try them sauteed with garlic and olive oil, or kick it up with this pancetta packed dish!

Organic Pipicha from Hearts and Roots

An herbaceous plant indigenous to Mexico, this potent plant is often used as an aromatic for fresh fish, with much of the citrus-side of cilantro coming through even stronger! A little bit goes a long way with this herb!

Organic Slicer Cucumbers from Hearts and Roots

A classic cucumber. Heartier, with thicker skin than its English cousin, this cucumber often needs to be sliced and peeled (though many do prepare them to eat with the skins via pickling, maceration or other treatment!). 

Organic Potatoes from Oak Valley Organics

 

Local Watermelon from Green Acres Farms

Spray-free Jalapenos from Wild Earth Farms

A staple as far as hot peppers go, but not toooo high on the heat scale! Jalapenos can be stuffed, roasted and blended into a delicious salsa with green tomatoes, pickled, preserved and fermented to be enjoyed for weeks to come! 

Organic Patty Pan Squash from Blue Lagoon Organics

These saucer-shaped squash are as much fun to look at as they are to cook! They love to be roasted, grilled or seared in a cast-iron pan! Their skin is completely edible, so no need to ruin the aesthetic before you dig in!

Organic Celery from Blue Lagoon Organics

So much more flavourful than the import stuff, and tastier too! Don't forget to use any leaves that are left to pack in more celery flavour!

 

Organic Dill from Blue Lagoon Organics 

Perfect with fresh fish or other seafood. Also AMAZING substituted in for savoury in Cryssi's Jumping potatoes!

Pembina Plums from Riverbend Orchards

A hybrid half-freestone between a Japanese Plum and a Canadian Plum with a sweet flavour!