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THANKSGIVING EGGS BENEDICT

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CHEESY HAM AND POTATO SOUP

CHEESY HAM AND POTATO SOUP

Oct 05, 2020
SERVES 6! Not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving ham leftovers? Try this delicious ham and potato soup with our favourite ingredient... cheese!  Here is your shopping list! These...
TURKEY DINNER QUESADILLAS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

TURKEY DINNER QUESADILLAS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

Oct 05, 2020
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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

May 09, 2019
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May 09, 2019
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Summer Food Box - July 28th

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 10 of the Following 12 Items

Rainbow Beets - Organic

Rainbow beets are from Hearts and Roots Farms. Beet bunches are also grown at Blue Lagoon Organics. Cut off the leaves and store with the chard, and keep the beets in the crisper. These rainbow beets are so pretty roasted in little pieces and then tossed in olive oil and balsamic for a colourful salad. They can also be shredded or thinly sliced to eat raw but they'll be very crunchy.

Try this Rainbow Beet Slaw as the perfect colorful side dish. 

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from Hniatuk Gardens, a third-generation market gardening farm in East St. Paul, Manitoba 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. If you want them to have more of a crunch click here it's just adding an extra step of baking them. 

Head Lettuce - Spray Free

Head lettuce is from Hearts and Roots Farm. 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.

Sick of the same old salad? Try serving it a little different with this head lettuce by clicking here.  

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. 

Sorrel - Spray Free

Sorrel is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Sorrel is delicious used as a herb or as a salad green -- its tartness is really refreshing. A traditional way to enjoy sorrel is cooked into a sauce and served with fish, lending a lemony flavour without the use of lemon. It's also great cooked into soups or stews. 

Sorrel leaves are great added into your soup

Kale - Organic

Kale is from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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. 

You've had a kale salad and you've made your kale smoothie so let's try to sautee kale with this easy recipe. 

Basil - Organic

Fresh basil is also from Hearts and Roots Farms. Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad!

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Jonathan Farms. Store the same as the dill, with the ends in a glass of water or in a bag in the fridge. This local parsley has so much flavour and adds a fresh green taste to many sides like roasted veggies, salads, pasta dishes or salad dressings. 

Dill - Spray Free

Dill is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. 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! 

Use this fresh to make a delicious dill mustard sauce. 

Kohlrabi - Spray Free

Kohlrabi is from Wild Earth 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. 

Whole roast your kohlrabi and give it some great flavour.  

Spring Onions - Spray Free

Onions are from Wild Earth Farms. These fresh bunched onions are crisp and have a high water content so they're great for raw eating. Slice them for a salad with greens, a sandwich, or a burger. Slice up some onion, dill, cucumber and pour over a dressing for a light summer salad. Save the tops of the bunches and use like green onions. 

Add some cheese to your onions and everyone will want a bite - click here! 

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.

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from Hniatuk Gardens, a third-generation market gardening farm in East St. Paul, Manitoba 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.  If you want them to have more of a crunch click here it's just adding an extra step of baking them. 

Chard - Organic

Chard is from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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. 

Add this swiss chard to a pasta dish with fresh lemon. 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are also from Twin River Farms. 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. 

Bunch Orange Carrots - Spray Free

Bunched 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. 

Garlic roast these carrots for an amazing snack! 

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. 

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Jonathan Farms. Store the same as the dill, with the ends in a glass of water or in a bag in the fridge. This local parsley has so much flavour and adds a fresh green taste to many sides like roasted veggies, salads, pasta dishes or salad dressings. 

Dill - Spray Free

Dill is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. 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! 

Use this fresh to make a delicious dill mustard 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. 

Red Beets - Spray Free

Red beets are from Jonathan Farms. The greens are similar to swiss chard so try and eat those as well because its extra work to keep the beet greens on and make them into bunches. The beets can be shredded or sliced thinly to be eaten raw, or they can be roasted in a veggie mix or to top a salad.

One of our favourite ways to eat these is roasted with feta cheese

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from Hniatuk Gardens, a third-generation market gardening farm in East St. Paul, Manitoba 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.  If you want them to have more of a crunch click here it's just adding an extra step of baking them. 

Head Lettuce - Spray Free

Head lettuce is from Hearts and Roots Farm. 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.

Sick of the same old salad? Try serving it a little different with this head lettuce by clicking here.  

Salad Cucumber - Organic

Salad 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.

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Jonathan Farms. Store the same as the dill, with the ends in a glass of water or in a bag in the fridge. This local parsley has so much flavour and adds a fresh green taste to many sides like roasted veggies, salads, pasta dishes or salad dressings. 

Dill - Spray Free

Dill is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. 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! 

Use this fresh to make a delicious dill mustard sauce. 

Red Beets - Spray Free

Red beets are from Jonathan Farms. The greens are similar to swiss chard so try and eat those as well because its extra work to keep the beet greens on and make them into bunches. The beets can be shredded or sliced thinly to be eaten raw, or they can be roasted in a veggie mix or to top a salad.

One of our favourite ways to eat these is roasted with feta cheese.

Rainbow Carrots - Spray Free 

Rainbow Carrots are from Wild Earth 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 colourful veggie platter. 

Garlic roast these carrots for an amazing snack! 

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Wild Earth 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. 

Chard - Spray Free

Chard is from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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. 

Add this swiss chard to a pasta dish with fresh lemon.