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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

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Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

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Asparagus Chevre Toast...an easy party pleaser

May 09, 2019
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Asparagus on the BBQ

May 09, 2019
The only way I will eat asparagus is on the BBQ.  We make this dish at least 3 times a week during asparagus season. Heat your grill to high, then...

Erin's pasta sauce with frozen tomatoes.

May 09, 2019
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Summer Food Box - September 15

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Twin River. 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. 

How about making some parsley pesto pasta for dinner? 

Basil - Organic

Fresh basil is also from Blue Lagoon Organics. 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 (and it's tomato season) 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!

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. 

Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Jonathan 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. 

Bacon goes with everything including kale! Try this garlic bacon kale recipe. 

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.

Celeriac - Spray Free

Celeriac 

Celeriac is from Heart Acres Farm. Store in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks or more. This is a root vegetable with a mild celery taste. It's not too flavourful so I would add some spices or seasoning to it. You need to peel or cut off the outer roots and then either chop up and roast or use in a pureed soup.

Did someone say chips? Yes, you can turn your celeriac into chips!  

Roma Tomatoes - Spray Free

Roma Tomatoes are from John Abrams Farms. These are popularly used both for canning and producing tomato paste because of its slender and firm nature. These big-sweet, big-acid tomatoes are known for their chewy flesh and low water content. Which makes them perfect for tomato sauce. These tomatoes also can be used for quick saute dishes or in fresh salads where you don't want excess moisture. 

Roasted Roma Tomato Sauce is perfect for these! 

Local Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards.

Green Bell Peppers - Spray Free

The green bell pepper is a sweet pepper picked before ripening. As it ripens, the fruit turns yellow, orange, and then red. Refrigerate peppers, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry, as moisture will eventually cause them to rot.

Butternut Squash - Spray Free

Butternut Squash is from Wild Earth Farms in Dugald. Store on the counter, in the pantry, or anywhere that is cool and dry and it will last for 2-3 months. This is one of the most popular squash among our customers and for good reason! It has a sweet creamy orange flesh and a thin pale orange skin (must be peeled). It makes the BEST soup, but I've also used it for a butternut squash mac and cheese, squash and kale lasagna and roasted in small cubes for a fall salad.

This roasted butternut squash has cinnamon added to it - yum! A great fall dish. 

Local Pears - Spray Free

Pears come from Riverbend Orchards. Store in the fridge or on the counter and consume within 1 week. Pears can be cooked down to make a warm sauce for ice cream, oatmeal or something savoury like pork.

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Twin River. 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. 

How about making some parsley pesto pasta 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.

This is cool new way to enjoy your cabbage. Try these roasted cabbage wedges! 

Leeks - Spray Free

Leeks are from Jonathan 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. 

Bunched 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.

Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Jonathan 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. 

Bacon goes with everything including kale! Try this garlic bacon kale recipe. 

Celery - Spray Free

Celery is from Heart Acres Farm. 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.

Roma Tomatoes - Spray Free

Roma Tomatoes are from John Abrams Farms. These are popularly used both for canning and producing tomato paste because of its slender and firm nature. These big-sweet, big-acid tomatoes are known for their chewy flesh and low water content. Which makes them perfect for tomato sauce. These tomatoes also can be used for quick saute dishes or in fresh salads where you don't want excess moisture. 

Roasted Roma Tomato Sauce is perfect for these! 

Local Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards.

Butternut Squash - Spray Free

Butternut Squash is from Wild Earth Farms in Dugald. Store on the counter, in the pantry, or anywhere that is cool and dry and it will last for 2-3 months. This is one of the most popular squash among our customers and for good reason! It has a sweet creamy orange flesh and a thin pale orange skin (must be peeled). It makes the BEST soup, but I've also used it for a butternut squash mac and cheese, squash and kale lasagna and roasted in small cubes for a fall salad.

This roasted butternut squash has cinnamon added to it - yum! A great fall dish. 

Local Pears - Spray Free

Pears come from Riverbend Orchards. Store in the fridge or on the counter and consume within 1 week. Pears can be cooked down to make a warm sauce for ice cream, oatmeal or something savoury like pork.

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 Items

Parsley - Spray Free

Parsley is from Twin River. 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. 

How about making some parsley pesto pasta for dinner? 

Baby Carrots - Organic

Baby carrots are from Blue Lagoon Organics. 

Bunched 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. 

Kale - Spray Free

Kale is from Jonathan 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. 

Bacon goes with everything including kale! Try this garlic bacon kale recipe. 

Roma Tomatoes - Spray Free

Roma Tomatoes are from John Abrams Farms. These are popularly used both for canning and producing tomato paste because of its slender and firm nature. These big-sweet, big-acid tomatoes are known for their chewy flesh and low water content. Which makes them perfect for tomato sauce. These tomatoes also can be used for quick saute dishes or in fresh salads where you don't want excess moisture. 

Roasted Roma Tomato Sauce is perfect for these! 

Local Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards.

Butternut Squash - Spray Free

Butternut Squash is from Wild Earth Farms in Dugald. Store on the counter, in the pantry, or anywhere that is cool and dry and it will last for 2-3 months. This is one of the most popular squash among our customers and for good reason! It has a sweet creamy orange flesh and a thin pale orange skin (must be peeled). It makes the BEST soup, but I've also used it for a butternut squash mac and cheese, squash and kale lasagna and roasted in small cubes for a fall salad.

This roasted butternut squash has cinnamon added to it - yum! A great fall dish. 

Local Pears - Spray Free

Pears come from Riverbend Orchards. Store in the fridge or on the counter and consume within 1 week. Pears can be cooked down to make a warm sauce for ice cream, oatmeal or something savoury like pork.