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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 31

2021 Summer Food Box  - Week 10!

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 6 of the 8 products featured below!

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Spray-free Beefsteak Tomatoes from Greenland gardens

One of the largest varieties of tomato! These are sweet and meaty. Arguably the ultimate BLT tomato, they're also great for slicing up into a "flattened" caprese!

Organic Chard from Blue Lagoon Organics.

Chard lies somewhere between spinach and kale in the 'greens spectrum' -- not as earthy or tough as kale, not as tender as spinach. This green is extremely versatile -- it can be sauteed, eaten raw in salad, and is delicious grilled over charcoal or on a regular grill.

Organic Cilantro from Blue Lagoon Organics

Typically a love-or-hate, we think there's always room to convert the non-believers! For even the most picky eaters, cilantro works beautifully as a base for sauces and marinades. A favourite is this unbelievably flavourful Caribbean Green Seasoning, which combines green onion, garlic, and a handful of other herbs into a marinade masterpiece.

Spray-free Basil from Twin River Gardens

The undisputed herb champion (sorry, Italian side coming out again). You gotta know what to do with this if you're ordering a farm box, right? Do I need to describe this one?

Ok fine: make a pesto, top a margherita pizza (pick up a few Archie's crusts from our market and make your own, trust me), reduce with sugar and water for a delicious simple syrup, muddle into a cocktail (I even throw a leaf in an iced cold cola from time to time!), mix into aioli for a sandwich or fry dip, or fold into chopped, fresh field strawberries with sugar for a sweet, floral ice cream topping like you've never had before! 

Spray-free Orange Carrots from Jonathan Farms

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 Field Cucumbers from Jonathan Farms 

The classic field 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!). 


Spray-free Green Bell Peppers
from Wild Earth Farms

 

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! 

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*FULL PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 8 of the 10 products featured below!

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Spray-free Beefsteak Tomatoes from Greenland gardens

One of the largest varieties of tomato! These are sweet and meaty. Arguably the ultimate BLT tomato, they're also great for slicing up into a "flattened" caprese!

Organic Chard from Blue Lagoon Organics.

Chard lies somewhere between spinach and kale in the 'greens spectrum' -- not as earthy or tough as kale, not as tender as spinach. This green is extremely versatile -- it can be sauteed, eaten raw in salad, and is delicious grilled over charcoal or on a regular grill.

Organic Cilantro from Blue Lagoon Organics

Typically a love-or-hate, we think there's always room to convert the non-believers! For even the most picky eaters, cilantro works beautifully as a base for sauces and marinades. A favourite is this unbelievably flavourful Caribbean Green Seasoning, which combines green onion, garlic, and a handful of other herbs into a marinade masterpiece.

Organic Dill from Blue Lagoon Organics

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

Spray-free Basil from Twin River Gardens

The undisputed herb champion (sorry, Italian side coming out again). You gotta know what to do with this if you're ordering a farm box, right? Do I need to describe this one?

Ok fine: make a pesto, top a margherita pizza (pick up a few Archie's crusts from our market and make your own, trust me), reduce with sugar and water for a delicious simple syrup, muddle into a cocktail (I even throw a leaf in an iced cold cola from time to time!), mix into aioli for a sandwich or fry dip, or fold into chopped, fresh field strawberries with sugar for a sweet, floral ice cream topping like you've never had before! 

Spray-free Orange Carrots from Jonathan Farms

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 Field Cucumbers from Jonathan Farms 

The classic field 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!). 

Spray-free Green Bell Peppers from Wild Earth Farms

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! 

Organic Yellow Potatoes from Oak Island Organics

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*GOURMET PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 10 of the 12 products featured below!

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Spray-free Beefsteak Tomatoes from Greenland gardens

One of the largest varieties of tomato! These are sweet and meaty. 

Arguable the ultimate BLT tomato, they're also great for slicing up into a "flattened" caprese!

Organic Sunsugar Tomatoes from Blue Lagoon Organics

A beautiful and incredibly sweet cherry tomato variety! This one is a favourite among tomato connoisseurs! 

Organic Cilantro from Blue Lagoon Organics

Typically a love-or-hate, we think there's always room to convert the non-believers! For even the most picky eaters, cilantro works beautifully as a base for sauces and marinades. A favourite is this unbelievably flavourful Caribbean Green Seasoning, which combines green onion, garlic, and a handful of other herbs into a marinade masterpiece.

Spray-free Basil from Twin River Gardens

The undisputed herb champion (sorry, Italian side coming out again). You gotta know what to do with this if you're ordering a farm box, right? Do I need to describe this one?

Ok fine: make a pesto, top a margherita pizza (pick up a few Archie's crusts from our market and make your own, trust me), reduce with sugar and water for a delicious simple syrup, muddle into a cocktail (I even throw a leaf in an iced cold cola from time to time!), mix into aioli for a sandwich or fry dip, or fold into chopped, fresh field strawberries with sugar for a sweet, floral ice cream topping like you've never had before! 

Spray-free Shallots from Twin River Gardens

A condensed cousin of the onion, shallots tend to err on the sweeter side, with a sharpness that follows rather than the mostly-sharp, upfront flavour of an onion. They reduce and roast beautifully, and will provide complex richness to any dish theyre used in. They can be used somewhat in place of onion or garlic, but the flavour will certainly be different than either! 

Organic Ground Cherries from Hearts and Roots

Often likened to a tropical-tasting tomato due to their light, pineapple-y flavour, these can go sweet or savoury! Bake them into a tropical-tomato tart, blend into a sweet salsa, chop into a salad or preserve into a jam! These can really do it all, and they're so fun to eat!

Organic French Beans from Hearts and Roots

A slightly earthier variety of green than the standard North American version, they're welcome to all of the same preparations! 

Organic Chard from Hearts and Roots

Chard lies somewhere between spinach and kale in the 'greens spectrum' -- not as earthy or tough as kale, not as tender as spinach. This green is extremely versatile -- it can be sauteed, eaten raw in salad, and is delicious grilled over charcoal or on a regular grill.

Spray-free Green Bell Peppers from Wild Earth Farms

Spray-free Collard Greens from Wild Earth Farms

Kale's southern cousin has quite a reputation! It tastes similar to kale, though a bit less bitter, with tough leaves and stems. The stems should be removed and cooked separately as they take longer, but are perfectly edible and tasty! Pair with rich meat, fats or proteins and cook down to bring out the sweet earthiness of this brassica! 

Spray-free Flat Cabbage from Wild Earth Farms

Flat in form, but far from it in flavour! This cabbage is cultivated for its sweeter, tender leaves and is a favourite in stir fries, soups and stews. The leaves can be lightly cooked and used for healthy wraps, too! 

Spray-free Yellow Watermelon from Wild Earth Farms 

Not your typical watermelon! Well, actually, yellow was cultivated before red watermelon was, but that's neither here nor there. This variety, which gets its yellow hue from a higher concentration of beta-carotene, is typically described to be sweeter than it's red, lycopene-packed cousin with a thicker rind. Otherwise, it's pretty much the same, so you know what to do!