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Summer Food Box August 27/28

Full Produce will Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items:

Rainbow Carrot Bunch - Carrots are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks or more. Chop up the carrot tops for a tabouli salad (taste is similar to parsley) or add to a cucumber tomato red onion salad or quinoa. If you slice up the carrots and keep them in a glass container of water in the fridge they keep fresh and are ready for when you need a quick snack. Try this beautiful Rainbow Carrot Salad using a peeler or mandolin. 

 

Red Onion - Onions are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge if they don't have a well defined dry outer shell. The red onions have a more mild flavour and are sweeter when raw so recommended to eat in salads, wraps or on burgers. They're my favourite type of onion and I use them a lot in greek salad or chickpea and quinoa salads. They can be easily pickled for tacos, pizza and nachos! Chop them up with the grape tomatoes and cucumber for an easy salad. Slice thinly if you don't like a strong onion taste. 

 

Patty Pan Squash - Patty pan are from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge for 1 week. These small variety of yellow zucchini are in the shape of a spinning top with scalloped edges. The bigger ones can have the middle hollowed out and stuffed with a rice or ground meat mixture and the smaller ones can be sliced or chopped up and roasted or sautéed. I've also sliced them thinly to add to a pizza/flatbread or quarter them and put on veggie skewers. Try these kid friendly Stuffed Pattypan Squash! 

 

Garlic Chives - Chives are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store the chives with the stems down in a glass of water or in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks. Chop up the chives to add a garlic flavour to any of your meals including boiled new potatoes, roasted veggies, chicken or fish, or in salad dressings. You can make an easy Chinese Egg & Chive dish and customize it how you like! 

 

Eggplant - Eggplant is from Nico at 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. Use slices as the crust for these Eggplant Pizza Bites. 

 

Grape Tomatoes - Tomatoes are also from Twin River Gardens. 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. Dice up for a tomato topping for eggplant, fish or chicken, or whip up an easy salad with cucumber, red onion and feta. Turn them into an easy Grape Tomato Sauce with garlic chives for pasta when you need a quick dinner. 

 

New Potatoes - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews, MB. Store in the fridge because they have a higher water content than winter potatoes. They are best boiled and then chopped up for a potato salad, try a lighter version with plain greek yogurt or tzatziki and dijon mustard. They can also be roasted however, just cut into quarters or bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the garlic chives for a little extra flavour! 

 

Cucumber - Cukes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in the crisper of the fridge for 1 week before turning soft. Slice up for a cucumber salad with dill and sliced red onion, or chop up for a greek or garden salad. Also great for fresh snacking with the rainbow carrots and tomatoes. The little cucumbers don't need peeling, just cut off the ends. Try the cucumber diced up in a Chicken Salad or tuna salad. 

 

Norland Apples - Manitoba apples are here! These tart sweet little apples are green with red stripes and great for fresh eating, pies or sauces. You could also chop them up leaving the skin on for a crisp or add to oatmeal while cooking which is my favourite. I've also done a slow cooker apple sauce but you need a good quantity of apples. Check out the market, we have several other varieties to try as well. 

 

Half Produce will Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 7 Items:

Rainbow Carrot Bunch - Carrots are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks or more. Chop up the carrot tops for a tabouli salad (taste is similar to parsley) or add to a cucumber tomato red onion salad or quinoa. If you slice up the carrots and keep them in a glass container of water in the fridge they keep fresh and are ready for when you need a quick snack. Try this beautiful Rainbow Carrot Salad using a peeler or mandolin. 

Red Onion - Onions are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge if they don't have a well defined dry outer shell. The red onions have a more mild flavour and are sweeter when raw so recommended to eat in salads, wraps or on burgers. They're my favourite type of onion and I use them a lot in greek salad or chickpea and quinoa salads. They can be easily pickled for tacos, pizza and nachos! Chop them up with the grape tomatoes and cucumber for an easy salad. Slice thinly if you don't like a strong onion taste. 

Patty Pan Squash - Patty pan are from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge for 1 week. These small variety of yellow zucchini are in the shape of a spinning top with scalloped edges. The bigger ones can have the middle hollowed out and stuffed with a rice or ground meat mixture and the smaller ones can be sliced or chopped up and roasted or sautéed. I've also sliced them thinly to add to a pizza/flatbread or quarter them and put on veggie skewers. Try these kid friendly Stuffed Pattypan Squash! 

Garlic Chives - Chives are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store the chives with the stems down in a glass of water or in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks. Chop up the chives to add a garlic flavour to any of your meals including boiled new potatoes, roasted veggies, chicken or fish, or in salad dressings. You can make an easy Chinese Egg & Chive dish and customize it how you like! 

Eggplant - Eggplant is from Nico at 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. Use slices as the crust for these Eggplant Pizza Bites. 

Grape Tomatoes - Tomatoes are also from Twin River Gardens. 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. Dice up for a tomato topping for eggplant, fish or chicken, or whip up an easy salad with cucumber, red onion and feta. Turn them into an easy Grape Tomato Sauce with garlic chives for pasta when you need a quick dinner. 

New Potatoes - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews, MB. Store in the fridge because they have a higher water content than winter potatoes. They are best boiled and then chopped up for a potato salad, try a lighter version with plain greek yogurt or tzatziki and dijon mustard. They can also be roasted however, just cut into quarters or bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the garlic chives for a little extra flavour! 

 

Full Gourmet Shares will Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items:

Rainbow Carrot Bunch - Carrots are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks or more. Chop up the carrot tops for a tabouli salad (taste is similar to parsley) or add to a cucumber tomato red onion salad or quinoa. If you slice up the carrots and keep them in a glass container of water in the fridge they keep fresh and are ready for when you need a quick snack. Try this beautiful Rainbow Carrot Salad using a peeler or mandolin. 

Red Onion - Onions are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge if they don't have a well defined dry outer shell. The red onions have a more mild flavour and are sweeter when raw so recommended to eat in salads, wraps or on burgers. They're my favourite type of onion and I use them a lot in greek salad or chickpea and quinoa salads. They can be easily pickled for tacos, pizza and nachos! Chop them up with the grape tomatoes and cucumber for an easy salad. Slice thinly if you don't like a strong onion taste. 

Bok Choy - Bok Choy is from Wild Earth Farm. It's a type of Chinese cabbage with white crunchy ends and dark green leaves. It's very common in a Chinese stir fry with other vegetables and meat or sautéed alone with sauce. The key is not to overcook because you want the white base to still be crisp and prevent the leaves from getting too soggy. Try it raw in this Asian Ginger Bok Choy Salad for some great flavours and a nice crunch. 

Yellow Watermelon - Watermelon is from Wild Earth Farm. Store on the counter for up to 1 week but can be cut anytime. Most watermelons have a yellow spot on the rind that indicates it has been ripened in the sun and is ready for picking. The yellow watermelons have a slightly milder flavour than the red and the round ones are seedless, oval ones have seeds. 

Patty Pan Squash - Patty pan are from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge for 1 week. These small variety of yellow zucchini are in the shape of a spinning top with scalloped edges. The bigger ones can have the middle hollowed out and stuffed with a rice or ground meat mixture and the smaller ones can be sliced or chopped up and roasted or sautéed. I've also sliced them thinly to add to a pizza/flatbread or quarter them and put on veggie skewers. Try these kid friendly Stuffed Pattypan Squash! 

Garlic Chives - Chives are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store the chives with the stems down in a glass of water or in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks. Chop up the chives to add a garlic flavour to any of your meals including boiled new potatoes, roasted veggies, chicken or fish, or in salad dressings. You can make an easy Chinese Egg & Chive dish and customize it how you like! 

Eggplant - Eggplant is from Nico at 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. Use slices as the crust for these Eggplant Pizza Bites. 

Grape Tomatoes - Tomatoes are also from Twin River Gardens. 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. Dice up for a tomato topping for eggplant, fish or chicken, or whip up an easy salad with cucumber, red onion and feta. Turn them into an easy Grape Tomato Sauce with garlic chives for pasta when you need a quick dinner. 

New Potatoes - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews, MB. Store in the fridge because they have a higher water content than winter potatoes. They are best boiled and then chopped up for a potato salad, try a lighter version with plain greek yogurt or tzatziki and dijon mustard. They can also be roasted however, just cut into quarters or bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the garlic chives for a little extra flavour! 

Cucumber - Cukes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in the crisper of the fridge for 1 week before turning soft. Slice up for a cucumber salad with dill and sliced red onion, or chop up for a greek or garden salad. Also great for fresh snacking with the rainbow carrots and tomatoes. The little cucumbers don't need peeling, just cut off the ends. Try the cucumber diced up in a Chicken Salad or tuna salad. 

Dill - Fresh dill is from Jonathan's Farm. Store with the ends down in a glass of water or in the fridge crisper for up to 2 weeks. Chop up some dill for a creamy cucumber salad, with boiled new potatoes, or a tomato, cucumber and red onion salad. It can also be sprinkled on roasted rainbow carrots or on grilled fish or chicken. For a side dish or brunch, try these Cheddar Biscuits with Dill & Garlic Chives. 

 

Half Gourmet Shares will Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 Items:

Rainbow Carrot Bunch - Carrots are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks or more. Chop up the carrot tops for a tabouli salad (taste is similar to parsley) or add to a cucumber tomato red onion salad or quinoa. If you slice up the carrots and keep them in a glass container of water in the fridge they keep fresh and are ready for when you need a quick snack. Try this beautiful Rainbow Carrot Salad using a peeler or mandolin. 

Red Onion - Onions are from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge if they don't have a well defined dry outer shell. The red onions have a more mild flavour and are sweeter when raw so recommended to eat in salads, wraps or on burgers. They're my favourite type of onion and I use them a lot in greek salad or chickpea and quinoa salads. They can be easily pickled for tacos, pizza and nachos! Chop them up with the grape tomatoes and cucumber for an easy salad. Slice thinly if you don't like a strong onion taste. 

Yellow Watermelon - Watermelon is from Wild Earth Farm. Store on the counter for up to 1 week but can be cut anytime. Most watermelons have a yellow spot on the rind that indicates it has been ripened in the sun and is ready for picking. The yellow watermelons have a slightly milder flavour than the red and the round ones are seedless, oval ones have seeds. 

Patty Pan Squash - Patty pan are from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge for 1 week. These small variety of yellow zucchini are in the shape of a spinning top with scalloped edges. The bigger ones can have the middle hollowed out and stuffed with a rice or ground meat mixture and the smaller ones can be sliced or chopped up and roasted or sautéed. I've also sliced them thinly to add to a pizza/flatbread or quarter them and put on veggie skewers. Try these kid friendly Stuffed Pattypan Squash! 

Garlic Chives - Chives are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store the chives with the stems down in a glass of water or in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks. Chop up the chives to add a garlic flavour to any of your meals including boiled new potatoes, roasted veggies, chicken or fish, or in salad dressings. You can make an easy Chinese Egg & Chive dish and customize it how you like! 

Eggplant - Eggplant is from Nico at 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. Use slices as the crust for these Eggplant Pizza Bites. 

Grape Tomatoes - Tomatoes are also from Twin River Gardens. 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. Dice up for a tomato topping for eggplant, fish or chicken, or whip up an easy salad with cucumber, red onion and feta. Turn them into an easy Grape Tomato Sauce with garlic chives for pasta when you need a quick dinner. 

New Potatoes - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews, MB. Store in the fridge because they have a higher water content than winter potatoes. They are best boiled and then chopped up for a potato salad, try a lighter version with plain greek yogurt or tzatziki and dijon mustard. They can also be roasted however, just cut into quarters or bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the garlic chives for a little extra flavour! 

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Protein Shares will Receive:

Boneless Pork Chops - Pork is from Spring Creek Farms. The variety is called heritage which is a mixed breed and darker coloured pork. The pork is raised outdoors and in a roomy barn and fed no antibiotics or growth hormones. The pork can be cooked on the BBQ or in the oven. Try these Honey Garlic Pork Chops that cook in 15 minutes and are super easy and delicious. 

Ground Beef - Beef is from Spring Creek Farms. It's raised on rotating pastures which supports regenerative farming and is fed an all grass diet with no antibiotics, animal by products or growth hormones. The ground beef is very lean so it makes a great chili, or hamburger soup. You can also use it for taco night, nachos or homemade burgers! 

Gourmet Protein Shares will Receive:

Ground Turkey - Turkey is from Oak Island Dairy. It's raised in a roomy barn with free access to the outdoors. I always use ground turkey for tacos or lettuce wraps with teriyaki. It could also be put on nachos or make Italian Turkey Meatballs. The taste is similar to ground chicken. 

Boneless Pork Chops - Pork is from Spring Creek Farms. The variety is called heritage which is a mixed breed and darker coloured pork. The pork is raised outdoors and in a roomy barn and fed no antibiotics or growth hormones. The pork can be cooked on the BBQ or in the oven. Try these Honey Garlic Pork Chops that cook in 15 minutes and are super easy and delicious. 

Organic Eggs - Eggs are from Nature's Farm in Steinbach. These chickens have seasonal outdoor access, are fed non-GMO grains, seeds, grasses and flax seed, and the feed contains no animal by products, antibiotics or synthetic yolk colouring.  Fry up the eggs with fresh greens like kale, chard or garlic chives. You could also do a veggie quiche or lots of different omelet with the veggies that you have. This is my favourite egg recipe: Ham & Cheese Puff Pancake.