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Summer Food Box - September 1

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items

Cantaloupe - Spray Free

Cantaloupe is from Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter for up to 1 week but it should be cut within 1 week. Signs of ripeness are: fragrance, a blush colour, and the tail end pushing inwards. Chop up the cantaloupe and store in a container in the fridge for 1 week. Or, cut in half, scoop out seeds and fill with cottage cheese for a hearty breakfast.  

Want to use your cantaloupe as more than just a snack? Add to your salad! It pairs perfectly with the cucumber from your box to make this cantaloupe cucumber salad! 

Leek - Spray Free

Leeks are from Wild Earth Farms. Store the leeks in the fridge due to their higher moisture content. Leeks are a type of onion, tall and skinny but with lots of layers once sliced. They can be used sliced thinly in a potato salad, in a soup, quiche/omelette or salad. They also blend into a pasta dish or a creamy sauce, and can be sprinkled onto a pizza before being baked. 

Try your leek with just some butter and salt. 

Sweet Onions - Spray Free

Sweet Onions are from Wild Earth Farms Farms. These exceptionally sweet onions add flavour to fresh salads, sandwiches and stir-fries. The mild flavor of sweet onions makes them perfect for using raw in salads and relishes or chopped as a garnish. Store onions in the veggie bin in the refrigerator. Wrap each bulb individually in paper towels to help absorb moisture and place them in the crisper with vents closed.

Shishito Peppers - Spray Free

Shishito Peppers are from Wild Earth Farms. They have a fresh peppery flavor, with bell pepper brightness and slightly sweet. That tiny jolt of heat that comes with pods every so often is considered by most a pleasant surprise. Shishito peppers are slender and wrinkly with thin-skins and bright green colour. Keep them in a paper or plastic bag in the warmest area of the refrigerator. The best thing to do with these is roast them over the BBQ and blend them into a sauce!

If you are just trying these for the first time let's do something simple. Try this. 

Fingerling Potatoes - Spray Free

Fingerling potatoes are from Wild Earth Farm. This is a great type of potatoes for slicing in half or quarters the long way and roasting with olive oil and salt and pepper. They are more of a roasting potato or could be added to a stew of some sort.

Fingerlings are perfect for roating. Try this recipe with just come garlic italian seasoning for a yummy meal! 

Tri-color Cherry Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Wild Earth 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. 

Bulk Orange Carrots - Organic 

Orange Carrots are from Oak Valley 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. 

Have you tried maple syrup with your carrots? You should! Try these maple glazed carrots for dinner! 

Garlic Scapes - Organic

Garlic Scapes are Blue Lagoon Organics. Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious! Store in the crisper. 

  • Grill them
  • Saute them in butter (either alone or with other veggies)
  • Add them to stir-fry for a pop of garlic flavor
  • Mince them up and make compound butter
  • Chop them fine and add to any salad, pasta, casserole, or other recipe that benefits from a fresh garlic flavor
  • Make garlic scape pesto

 

Green Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Twin River. 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. 

Kale doesn't have to be boring! Make this garlic parmesan kale pasta! 

Mint - Spray Free

Mint is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Just wrap loosely in a paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito!

This is such a cool and easy way to use your mint leaves! After your meal serve these chocolate mint leaves! 

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

Salad Cucumbers are from John Abrams Farm Produce. 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.

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items

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.

Sweet Onions - Spray Free

Sweet Onions are from Wild Earth Farms Farms. These exceptionally sweet onions add flavour to fresh salads, sandwiches and stir-fries. The mild flavor of sweet onions makes them perfect for using raw in salads and relishes or chopped as a garnish. Store onions in the veggie bin in the refrigerator. Wrap each bulb individually in paper towels to help absorb moisture and place them in the crisper with vents closed.

Fingerling Potatoes - Spray Free

 

Fingerling potatoes are from Wild Earth Farm. This is a great type of potatoes for slicing in half or quarters the long way and roasting with olive oil and salt and pepper. They are more of a roasting potato or could be added to a stew of some sort.

Fingerlings are perfect for roating. Try this recipe with just come garlic italian seasoning for a yummy meal! 

Bulk Rainbow Carrots - Organic

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Rainbow Carrots are from Oak Valley Farms. 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

Have you tried maple syrup with your carrots? You should! Try these maple glazed rainbow carrots for dinner! 

Cabbage - Spray Free

Cabbage is from Jonathan Farms. Cabbage can store well in a hydrator drawer. You can put the cabbage in a plastic bag to help retain moisture but it isn't totally necessary. If you use only a partial head, make sure to tightly wrap the remainder and put into the fridge.

Really you can put parmesan on everything to make it delicious but try this parmesan garlic cabbage! 

Garlic Scapes - Organic

Garlic Scapes are Blue Lagoon Organics. Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious! Store in the crisper. 

  • Grill them
  • Saute them in butter (either alone or with other veggies)
  • Add them to stir-fry for a pop of garlic flavor
  • Mince them up and make compound butter
  • Chop them fine and add to any salad, pasta, casserole, or other recipe that benefits from a fresh garlic flavor
  • Make garlic scape pesto

Green Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Twin River. 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. 

Kale doesn't have to be boring! Make this garlic parmesan kale pasta! 

Fennel - Spray Free

Fennel is grown at Twin River Farms. Store the fennel in the fridge for about 1 week. This is a popular vegetable in Italian & Mediterranean cooking and has a black licorice sort of taste. You can eat both the bottom bulb and the fronds which look like dill. It's commonly found shaved thinly into a salad with mixed greens and arugula or they can be roasted with the beets. 

 

Mint - Spray Free

Mint is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Just wrap loosely in a paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito!

This is such a cool and easy way to use your mint leaves! After your meal serve these chocolate mint leaves! 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 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. 

Cantaloupe - Spray Free

Cantaloupe is from Jonathan Farms. Store on the counter for up to 1 week but it should be cut within 1 week. Signs of ripeness are: fragrance, a blush colour, and the tail end pushing inwards. Chop up the cantaloupe and store in a container in the fridge for 1 week. Or, cut in half, scoop out seeds and fill with cottage cheese for a hearty breakfast.  

Want to use your cantaloupe as more than just a snack? Add to your salad and make this cantaloupe cucumber salad! 

Sweet Onions - Spray Free

Sweet Onions are from Wild Earth Farms Farms. These exceptionally sweet onions add flavour to fresh salads, sandwiches and stir-fries. The mild flavor of sweet onions makes them perfect for using raw in salads and relishes or chopped as a garnish. Store onions in the veggie bin in the refrigerator. Wrap each bulb individually in paper towels to help absorb moisture and place them in the crisper with vents closed.

Fingerling Potatoes - Spray Free

 

Fingerling potatoes are from Wild Earth Farm. This is a great type of potatoes for slicing in half or quarters the long way and roasting with olive oil and salt and pepper. They are more of a roasting potato or could be added to a stew of some sort.

Fingerlings are perfect for roating. Try this recipe with just come garlic italian seasoning for a yummy meal! 

Bunched 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. 

Have you tried maple syrup with your carrots? You should! Try these maple glazed carrots for dinner! 

Garlic Scapes - Organic

Garlic Scapes are Blue Lagoon Organics. Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious! Store in the crisper. 

  • Grill them
  • Saute them in butter (either alone or with other veggies)
  • Add them to stir-fry for a pop of garlic flavor
  • Mince them up and make compound butter
  • Chop them fine and add to any salad, pasta, casserole, or other recipe that benefits from a fresh garlic flavor
  • Make garlic scape pesto

Green Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Twin River. 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. 

Kale doesn't have to be boring! Make this garlic parmesan kale pasta! 

Mint - Spray Free

Mint is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Just wrap loosely in a paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito!

This is such a cool and easy way to use your mint leaves! After your meal serve these chocolate mint leaves!