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Summer Food Box - August 4th

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items

Broccolini - Spray Free

Broccolini is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. The broccolini is just like broccoli but longer thinner stems and less bushy crowns. Makes for a great healthy side to grilled chicken or steak. It can be sautéed, cooked on a grill pan or roasted. You could also chop it up and stir fry with the zucchini and kale.

Serve as a delicious side dish by simply sauteing with garlic, butter, salt & pepper and lemon juice. 

Green Beans - Organic

Green Beans are from Hearts and Roots 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. 

Thyme - Spray Free

Thyme is from Wild Earth Farms. Store with the stems down in a jar of water. Use it in baked dishes or potato soup. It can easily be chopped up for roasting vegetables or as a seasoning on fish or chicken. Any extra thyme can be frozen in a ziplock bag.

Add fresh thyme to your roasted zucchini

Potatoes - Spray Free

New 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 too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill.

Pink Celery - Spray Free

Pink Celery is from Heart Acres Farms. Pink celery actually tastes exactly like regular celery. Refrigerate as soon as possible or celery will go limp. Wrap in a dry towel and place in a plastic bag or wrap tightly in foil and store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. It should keep for up to two weeks. For long-term storage, celery can be frozen.

This braised celery really is such a simple side dish.

Slicer Cucumber - 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. 

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.

Try using your candy cane beets in a slaw with carrots. 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Blue Lagoon Organics. For the longest storage of 2-3 weeks, strip the kale leaves from the stems, rinse, and then stuff the whole bunch into a large ziplock bag in the fridge. There are a few different varieties of kale but all of them have a similar texture and are filled with nutrients! For salads, massage the dressing into the kale and let it sit for a bit before serving so the leaves soften. 

Try turning your fresh kale into a kale pesto and adding it to pasta for the perfect summer dinner. 

Patty Pan Squash - Organic

Squash is from Blue Lagoon Organics. Store the squash on the counter or in the fridge. These summer squash are small, yellow and have pretty scalloped edges.  They can be sliced up for grilling or roasting, shredded or stuffed and baked (medium-big ones).

Try this, Fried Patty Pan Squash with Sour Cream Sauce

Lettuce 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. 

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. 

Use your thyme and some wine around the house and make these wine-glazed carrots. 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 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. 

Rainbow Carrots - Spray Free

Rainbow Carrots are from Heart Acres Farms.  Store in the fridge for 2 weeks or more. 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. 

Use your thyme and some wine around the house and make these wine-glazed carrots. 

Thyme - Spray Free

Thyme is from Wild Earth Farms. Store with the stems down in a jar of water. Use it in baked dishes or potato soup. It can easily be chopped up for roasting vegetables or as a seasoning on fish or chicken. Any extra thyme can be frozen in a ziplock bag.

Add fresh thyme to your roasted zucchini

Potatoes - Spray Free

New 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 too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill.

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.

Try using your candy cane beets in a slaw with carrots. 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Blue Lagoon Organics. For the longest storage of 2-3 weeks, strip the kale leaves from the stems, rinse, and then stuff the whole bunch into a large ziplock bag in the fridge. There are a few different varieties of kale but all of them have a similar texture and are filled with nutrients! For salads, massage the dressing into the kale and let it sit for a bit before serving so the leaves soften.

Try turning your fresh kale into a kale pesto and adding it to pasta for the perfect summer dinner. 

Patty Pan Squash - Organic

Squash is from Blue Lagoon Organics. Store the squash on the counter or in the fridge. These summer squash are small, yellow and have pretty scalloped edges. They can be sliced up for grilling or roasting, shredded or stuffed and baked (medium-big ones).

Try this, Fried Patty Pan Squash with Sour Cream 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.

Field Cucumbers - Spray Free

Field Cucumbers are from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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.

Broccoli - Organic

Broccoli is from Hearts and Roots Farms. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chop up the stems and the crowns for a versatile broccoli salad, or use as a stir fry veggie, roast in the oven (my fav), or boil then add butter and garlic.

Everyone loves garlic parmesan roasted broccoli! 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 Items

Thyme - Spray Free

Thyme is from Wild Earth Farms. Store with the stems down in a jar of water. Use it in baked dishes or potato soup. It can easily be chopped up for roasting vegetables or as a seasoning on fish or chicken. Any extra thyme can be frozen in a ziplock bag.

Add fresh thyme to your roasted zucchini

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.

Potatoes - Spray Free

New 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 too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill.

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. 

Use your thyme and some wine around the house and make these wine-glazed carrots. 

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.

Try using your candy cane beets in a slaw with carrots. 

Green Kale - Organic

Kale is from Blue Lagoon Organics. For the longest storage of 2-3 weeks, strip the kale leaves from the stems, rinse, and then stuff the whole bunch into a large ziplock bag in the fridge. There are a few different varieties of kale but all of them have a similar texture and are filled with nutrients! For salads, massage the dressing into the kale and let it sit for a bit before serving so the leaves soften.

Try turning your fresh kale into a kale pesto and adding it to pasta for the perfect summer dinner. 

Spinach - Spray Free

Spinach comes from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a bag in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also blend up extra spinach with water and freeze in ice cube trays. Fresh spinach is great for lots of salads where you can throw anything into it! I use it a lot for a nutrient kick in smoothies or layering into a sandwich. When you chop it up finely it doesn't have much flavour so you can add it to anything. 

Broccoli - Spray Free

Broccoli is from Jonathan's Farm. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chop up the stems and the crowns for a versatile broccoli salad, or use as a stir fry veggie, roast in the oven (my fav), or boil then add butter and garlic.

Everyone loves garlic parmesan roasted broccoli!