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Summer Food Box - August 25th

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items

Groundcherries - Organic

Groundcherries are from Hearts & Roots Farms. These little gems are in the same genus as tomatillos. Ground cherries taste slightly sweet and tropical, with a texture that's somewhere between a tomato and a grape. Ground cherries are very versatile, suitable in both sweet and savory dishes. You can just unwrap the fruits and eat them raw, like cherry tomatoes

Try this easy to make ground cherry salsa! 

Field Tomatoes - Organic

Tomatoes are from Hearts and Roots Farms. Perfectly ripe tomatoes should be kept at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight. If you are not planning on eating them right away store in the fridge. 

Think homemade tomato sauce is too complicated? Try this homemade fresh tomato sauce. 

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.

Chard - Spray Free

Chard is from Heart Acres. 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. 

Not sure what to do with your chard? This is an easy parmesan garlic swiss chard recipe full of flavour! 

Zucchini - Spray Free

Zucchini is from Wild Earth Farms. Store whole unwashed in the crisper drawer of the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Zucchini cooks quickly and I find it tastes bad if you cook it too long because it gets squishy. You can slice it into rounds and grill the pieces with peppers and onions, or sauté pieces in a pan

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from John Abrams Farm.  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 too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill, you can try this recipe here. 

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.

Try these roasted sweet onions and you can switch the thyme to the savory that's in your box. 

Candy Cane Beets - Spray Free

Candy Cane Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. These served raw make a great addition to fresh salads. Just like regular red or yellow beets, they can also be boiled, steamed, roasted, sautéed and pickled. Remember not to skip the tasty greens—you can eat them too.

Bulk Rainbow Carrots - Organic

Rainbow Carrots are from Heart Acres, an organic vegetable farm from Southern Manitoba. These fun purple, red, orange and yellow carrots make a colourful topping to a salad when shredded or used for a carrot cake. They can also be sliced and made into a veggie tray with the tomatoes and snap peas. They're also great roasted in the oven or sautéed with fennel and onion. 

Dill - Spray Free

Dill is from Twin River. Store in a glass of water with the ends down or in a bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chop up and sprinkle on fish, in salads, make a veggie dip with sour cream and garlic scapes, or on roasted veggies. Add fresh dill to your new potatoes! 

Savory - Spray Free

Summer savory is from Wild Earth Farms. Summer savory is the kind of herb that's compatible with a wide array dishes, just the way thyme in. In fact, the two can be easily used interchangeably. You can pair it with beans, vegetables, pork, lamb, stuffing, and sauces. It tastes similar to thyme, but with a pinier taste.

Try making this easy summer savory mushroom pate! 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

Field Tomatoes - Organic

Tomatoes are from Hearts and Roots Farms. Perfectly ripe tomatoes should be kept at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight. If you are not planning on eating them right away store in the fridge.

Think homemade tomato sauce is too complicated? Try this homemade fresh tomato sauce.  

Spring Mix - Spray Free

Lettice Mix is from Jonathans Farms. Keep in the sealed bag in the fridge for about 1 week. Use the mix for any salad with add-ins of your choice, stuff into a wrap or sandwich! The greens are best with a light balsamic dressing, try Crampton's honey balsamic. Add fresh berries or chopped up salad cukes and little tomatoes. 

Sweet Onions - Spray Free

Sweet Onions are from Jonathan 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.

Try these roasted sweet onions and you can switch the thyme to the savory that's in your box

Kohlrabi - Spray Free

Kohlrabi is from Heart Acres 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. 

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from John Abrams Farm.  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 too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill, you can try this recipe here. 

Bulk Orange Carrots - Organic

Orange Carrots are from Heart Acres, an organic vegetable farm from Southern Manitoba. 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. 

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. 

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

Salad Cucumbers are from John Abrams Farm Produce. Store in the fridge crisper for up to 1 week. They have thin skin so they don't need peeling. Just cut off the ends and slice up for sandwiches and salads.

Savory - Spray Free

Summer savory is from Wild Earth Farms. Summer savory is the kind of herb that's compatible with a wide array dishes, just the way thyme in. In fact, the two can be easily used interchangeably. You can pair it with beans, vegetables, pork, lamb, stuffing, and sauces. It tastes similar to thyme, but with a pinier taste.

Try making this easy summer savory mushroom pate! 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 Items

Zephyr Zucchini - Organic

Zephyr Zucchini is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Zephyr squash is two-tone, colorful with tender skin and a mild flavor. It has a creamy, sweet flesh. Zephyr squash may be steamed, baked, roasted or sauteed. They may also be eaten raw, out of hand as well as thinly sliced or shaved. Keep refrigerated and it should store for one week. 

Slicer Cucumbers - Organic

Slicer cucumber is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Store in the fridge for 1 week before going soft. This variety may need to be peeled unless sliced thinly because it has a thicker peel than salad cukes. Chop up with the tomato for a greek salad, or slice for a veggie tray. Also great in lots of other salads, sandwiches, burgers. 

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.

Green Onion - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathan 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. 

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from John Abrams Farm.  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 too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill, you can try this recipe here. 

 

Candy Cane Beets - Spray Free

Candy Cane Beets are from Wild Earth Farms. These served raw make a great addition to fresh salads. Just like regular red or yellow beets, they can also be boiled, steamed, roasted, sautéed and pickled. Remember not to skip the tasty greens—you can eat them too.

Bulk Orange Carrots - Organic

Orange Carrots are from Heart Acres, an organic vegetable farm from Southern Manitoba. 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. 

Savory - Spray Free

Summer savory is from Wild Earth Farms. Summer savory is the kind of herb that's compatible with a wide array dishes, just the way thyme in. In fact, the two can be easily used interchangeably. You can pair it with beans, vegetables, pork, lamb, stuffing, and sauces. It tastes similar to thyme, but with a pinier taste.

Try making this easy summer savory mushroom pate!