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Summer Food Box July 6

2021 Summer Food Box  - Week 2

Scroll down to get a sneek peek at some of the beautiful produce that will be in your kitchen next week! 

 

 

 

HALF PRODUCE BOX

You will receive at least 5 of the 7 products featured below!

 

Spray-free Spring Mix from Wild Earth Farms

The classic blend, but fresh and local!

  

Spray-free Romaine Lettuce from Slow River Gardens

 

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. The stalks are traditionally prepared separately from the leaves, but who needs tradition!

 

Spray-free Cilantro from Slow River Gardens

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 Rhubarb from Blue Lagoon Organics

A Manitoba staple! Amazing in pies, reduced into a tasty syrup (you can make our Rhubarb refreshers at home (🤫) or just roll in honey or sugar and eat raw!

 

Organic Green Onions from Blue Lagoon Organics

If you missed it, Chef Cryssi whipped up some amazing recipes for these with some help from our Kitchen Team member Sophie last week!

Spray-free Red Beets from Jonathan Farms.

Sweet and nutritious! Beets are known for roasting and borscht, but they've also been known to sneak their way into a desert or two, lending rich sweetness, minerals and moisture retention! They're packed with minerals and dietary nitrates, which improve oxygen flow through the bloodstream and regulate blood pressure! 

 

 

 

FULL PRODUCE BOX

You will receive at least 7 of the 9 products featured below!

 

Spray-free Spring Mix from Wild Earth Farms

The classic blend, but fresh and local!

 

Spray-free Romaine Lettuce from Slow River Gardens

 

 

Spray-free Green or Yellow Zucchini from Wild Earth farms

Roast, fry or ratatouille! These sweet squash are no stranger to most kitchens. Unlike varieties of winter squash, their tender flesh and sweet fruitiness are best enjoyed as soon after harvest as possible. Try these out in Cryssi's Crispy Zucchini Fritters recipe!

 

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. The stalks are traditionally prepared separately from the leaves, but who needs tradition!

 

Organic Rhubarb from Blue Lagoon Organics

A Manitoba staple! Amazing in pies, reduced into a tasty syrup (you can make our Rhubarb refreshers at home (🤫) or just roll in honey or sugar and eat raw!

 

Organic Green Onions from Blue Lagoon Organics

Chef Cryssi just whipped up some amazing recipes for these with some help from our Kitchen Team member Sophie! 

Spray-free Cilantro from Slow River Gardens

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 Cocktail Tomatoes from Greenland Gardens

Slightly larger than a grape or cherry tomato (though some overlap is common), these half perfectly onto fancy toast or a salad all their own, char and pop perfectly in a cast iron to accompany soft scrambled eggs, and can even be halved and roasted with garlic and herbs for a rich side, or base for a sauce!

Spray-free Red Beets from Jonathan Farms.

Sweet and nutritious! Beets are known for roasting and borscht, but they've also been known to sneak their way into a desert or two, lending rich sweetness, minerals and moisture retention! They're packed with minerals and dietary nitrates, which improve oxygen flow through the bloodstream and regulate blood pressure! 

 

 

GOURMET PRODUCE BOX

You will receive at least 9 of the 11 products featured below!

 

Spray-free Spring Mix from Wild Earth Farms

The classic blend, but fresh and local!

 

Spray-free Romaine Lettuce from Slow River Gardens

 

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. The stalks are traditionally prepared separately from the leaves, but who needs tradition!

 

Organic Zephyr Zucchini from Hearts and Roots

Like green zucchini, but sweeter, this beautiful squash is described as having a green almond flavour. Prepare as you would other zucchini or small squash. Unless the skin is bitter, there is no need to remove it! Try these out in Cryssi's Crispy Zucchini Fritters recipe!

 

Organic Rhubarb from Blue Lagoon Organics

A Manitoba staple! Amazing in pies, reduced into a tasty syrup (you can make our Rhubarb refreshers at home (🤫) or just roll in honey or sugar and eat raw!

 

Spray-free Red Beets from Jonathan Farms.

Sweet and nutritious! Beets are known for roasting and borscht, but they've also been known to sneak their way into a desert or two, lending rich sweetness, minerals and moisture retention! They're packed with minerals and dietary nitrates, which improve oxygen flow through the bloodstream and regulate blood pressure! 

 

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!

 

 Spray-free Grape Tomatoes from Twin River Farm

Small and sweet, but typically a bit more acidic than Cherry tomatoes, these are perfect for snacking. They'll also blister beautifully in a pan, or lend some balanced substance to a salad or sandwich!

 

Organic Green Onions from Blue Lagoon Organics

Chef Cryssi just whipped up some amazing recipes for these with some help from our Kitchen Team member Sophie! 

 

Spray-free Dill from Slow River Gardens

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

 

Spray-free Basil from Twin River Farm 

Fragrant and floral, basil can lift up fresh dish or freshen up a slow-cooked sauce.
Or, try it in a cocktail!