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Summer Food Box September 24/25

Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items:

Parsley Root - Parsley root is from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in the fridge with the parsley tops. They look like parsnips but have a taste similar to carrots, celery and parsley. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but should be peeled first. You can roast and then make a blended soup with potato and celeriac or try a mashed potato variation with some parsley root. Try this creamy Parsley Root & Apple Soup. 

 

Rainbow Chard - Chard is from Blue Lagoon Organics. Store in the fridge crisper in a sealed bag or container for 1 week. Chop up the leaves and stems, rinse, and put them all in a bag to make it easier. The leaves are tender enough to eat raw in a salad or as a lettuce wrap, but can also be sautéed. It's very popular as a green in various pasta dishes or with eggs in a quiche or Frittata.  The chard could also be added into layers of vegetarian lasagna or a veggie pizza. 

 

Head Lettuce - Lettuce is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store the head lettuce in the fridge crisper for 1 week. These big round leaves are great for Lettuce Wraps  - these Asian turkey wraps are my favourite. It's crisp enough for sandwiches without getting soggy, or chop up for salads and wraps. 

 

Red Onion - Onion is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks. Chop up for a greek salad with fresh dill or slice thinly for burgers and sandwiches. I love this Cucumber, Red Onion & Feta Salsa with pita chips or crackers. Sauté sliced onion with peppers and chicken for wraps or make some quick pickled onion for tacos! 

 

Yellow Potato - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store them in a pantry, basement or any cool dry place for about 3 weeks. Chop up for roasting in the oven, soups, stews or roasts. They're also great boiled and then chopped up for a quick potato salad with dill and garlic, or boiled and mashed with garlic & celeriac. Chop up into homemade fries or add to your favourite casserole! Try this delicious side dish: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. 

 

Dill - Fresh dill is from Jonathan's Farm. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge or the ends down in a glass of water for 1 week. Make your own sauce for chicken with honey, dill and mayo or use in a marinade for greek potatoes or fish. I always add it to a chickpea salad or sprinkle onto boiled chopped up potatoes. Make your own Cucumber Dill Dip for all your fresh veggies. 

 

Garlic - Manitoba garlic is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store in a cool dry place and use one clove at a time. It has a strong flavour and can last for several weeks. Add minced garlic to roasted or mashed yellow potatoes, on roasted veggies or in a stir fry or salad dressing. It pairs great with chicken in the slow cooker or sheet pan chicken with veggies in the oven! 

 

Celeriac - Celery root is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store the root in the fridge or a cool dry place for 2-3 weeks. The celery tops can be cut off and used separately. The root has to be peeled and has a light celery taste. Chop it up in combination with potatoes and parsley root for a roasted mix or blend all 3 into a soup after roasting. Try this Sesame Chicken & Grated Celery Root Salad! 

 

Goodland Apple - Apples are from Riverbend Orchard. The goodland variety is a crisp acidic sweet apple and half green half red. Makes great crisps, tarts or pies but is also good for raw eating. I like coring and peeling the apples and cooking them down in a slow cooker for apple sauce. 

 

Half Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 7 Items:

Parsley Root - Parsley root is from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in the fridge with the parsley tops. They look like parsnips but have a taste similar to carrots, celery and parsley. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but should be peeled first. You can roast and then make a blended soup with potato and celeriac or try a mashed potato variation with some parsley root. Try this creamy Parsley Root & Apple Soup. 

Rainbow Chard - Chard is from Blue Lagoon Organics. Store in the fridge crisper in a sealed bag or container for 1 week. Chop up the leaves and stems, rinse, and put them all in a bag to make it easier. The leaves are tender enough to eat raw in a salad or as a lettuce wrap, but can also be sautéed. It's very popular as a green in various pasta dishes or with eggs in a quiche or Frittata.  The chard could also be added into layers of vegetarian lasagna or a veggie pizza. 

Head Lettuce - Lettuce is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store the head lettuce in the fridge crisper for 1 week. These big round leaves are great for Lettuce Wraps  - these Asian turkey wraps are my favourite. It's crisp enough for sandwiches without getting soggy, or chop up for salads and wraps. 

Red Onion - Onion is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks. Chop up for a greek salad with fresh dill or slice thinly for burgers and sandwiches. I love this Cucumber, Red Onion & Feta Salsa with pita chips or crackers. Sauté sliced onion with peppers and chicken for wraps or make some quick pickled onion for tacos! 

Yellow Potato - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store them in a pantry, basement or any cool dry place for about 3 weeks. Chop up for roasting in the oven, soups, stews or roasts. They're also great boiled and then chopped up for a quick potato salad with dill and garlic, or boiled and mashed with garlic & celeriac. Chop up into homemade fries or add to your favourite casserole! Try this delicious side dish: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. 

Garlic - Manitoba garlic is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store in a cool dry place and use one clove at a time. It has a strong flavour and can last for several weeks. Add minced garlic to roasted or mashed yellow potatoes, on roasted veggies or in a stir fry or salad dressing. It pairs great with chicken in the slow cooker or sheet pan chicken with veggies in the oven! 

Goodland Apple - Apples are from Riverbend Orchard. The goodland variety is a crisp acidic sweet apple and half green half red. Makes great crisps, tarts or pies but is also good for raw eating. I like coring and peeling the apples and cooking them down in a slow cooker for apple sauce. 

 

Full Gourmet Shares will Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items:

Patty Pan Squash - Zucchini are from Blue Lagoon Organics. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. This variety as I'm sure you've tried before are small in the shape of spinning tops with scalloped edges. Slice or quarter for roasting or grilling. They can also be scooped out and stuffed. They don't have much flavour so season with garlic, salt and pepper. They come in yellow and green. They can be sliced and pan fried into patties and serve with sour cream! 

Parsley Root - Parsley root is from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in the fridge with the parsley tops. They look like parsnips but have a taste similar to carrots, celery and parsley. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but should be peeled first. You can roast and then make a blended soup with potato and celeriac or try a mashed potato variation with some parsley root. Try this creamy Parsley Root & Apple Soup. 

Spinach - Spinach is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a sealed bag in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. I put handfuls into smoothies for extra nutrients, make spinach salads or chop up and fry with eggs/omeletts. You can put some chopped spinach into a quesadilla or on a tomato mozzarella and spinach pizza! Try this creamy Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Broccoli - Broccoli is from Jonathan's Farm. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. It's great raw or cooked but I prefer cooked for a better texture. Try roasting with cubed parsley root and potatoes or boil and mix with butter, salt and pepper. You can also use it for lots of one dish casseroles with chicken or potatoes. Chop up finely for a broccoli salad with bacon and red onion or a delicious creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup! 

Red Onion - Onion is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks. Chop up for a greek salad with fresh dill or slice thinly for burgers and sandwiches. I love this Cucumber, Red Onion & Feta Salsa with pita chips or crackers. Sauté sliced onion with peppers and chicken for wraps or make some quick pickled onion for tacos! 

Yellow Potato - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store them in a pantry, basement or any cool dry place for about 3 weeks. Chop up for roasting in the oven, soups, stews or roasts. They're also great boiled and then chopped up for a quick potato salad with dill and garlic, or boiled and mashed with garlic & celeriac. Chop up into homemade fries or add to your favourite casserole! Try this delicious side dish: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. 

Dill - Fresh dill is from Jonathan's Farm. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge or the ends down in a glass of water for 1 week. Make your own sauce for chicken with honey, dill and mayo or use in a marinade for greek potatoes or fish. I always add it to a chickpea salad or sprinkle onto boiled chopped up potatoes. Make your own Cucumber Dill Dip for all your fresh veggies. 

Garlic - Manitoba garlic is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store in a cool dry place and use one clove at a time. It has a strong flavour and can last for several weeks. Add minced garlic to roasted or mashed yellow potatoes, on roasted veggies or in a stir fry or salad dressing. It pairs great with chicken in the slow cooker or sheet pan chicken with veggies in the oven! 

Grape Tomatoes - Tomatoes are from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store on the counter for 1-2 weeks. Quarter for a greek salad with the red onion, dill, and cucumber or a garden salad. Slice for an omelette or on top of a flatbread or pizza. Blister them in a pan with chicken, garlic and basil or mix into pasta for a simple sauce. Try a Greek Orzo Pasta Salad as a side for dinner or pack for lunches! 

Goodland Apple - Apples are from Riverbend Orchard. The goodland variety is a crisp acidic sweet apple and half green half red. Makes great crisps, tarts or pies but is also good for raw eating. I like coring and peeling the apples and cooking them down in a slow cooker for apple sauce. 

 

Half Gourmet Shares will Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items:

Parsley Root - Parsley root is from Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier. Store in the fridge with the parsley tops. They look like parsnips but have a taste similar to carrots, celery and parsley. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but should be peeled first. You can roast and then make a blended soup with potato and celeriac or try a mashed potato variation with some parsley root. Try this creamy Parsley Root & Apple Soup. 

Head Lettuce - Lettuce is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store the head lettuce in the fridge crisper for 1 week. These big round leaves are great for Lettuce Wraps  - these Asian turkey wraps are my favourite. It's crisp enough for sandwiches without getting soggy, or chop up for salads and wraps. 

Broccoli - Broccoli is from Jonathan's Farm. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. It's great raw or cooked but I prefer cooked for a better texture. Try roasting with cubed parsley root and potatoes or boil and mix with butter, salt and pepper. You can also use it for lots of one dish casseroles with chicken or potatoes. Chop up finely for a broccoli salad with bacon and red onion or a delicious creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup! 

Red Onion - Onion is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks. Chop up for a greek salad with fresh dill or slice thinly for burgers and sandwiches. I love this Cucumber, Red Onion & Feta Salsa with pita chips or crackers. Sauté sliced onion with peppers and chicken for wraps or make some quick pickled onion for tacos! 

Yellow Potato - Potatoes are from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store them in a pantry, basement or any cool dry place for about 3 weeks. Chop up for roasting in the oven, soups, stews or roasts. They're also great boiled and then chopped up for a quick potato salad with dill and garlic, or boiled and mashed with garlic & celeriac. Chop up into homemade fries or add to your favourite casserole! Try this delicious side dish: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. 

Dill - Fresh dill is from Jonathan's Farm. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge or the ends down in a glass of water for 1 week. Make your own sauce for chicken with honey, dill and mayo or use in a marinade for greek potatoes or fish. I always add it to a chickpea salad or sprinkle onto boiled chopped up potatoes. Make your own Cucumber Dill Dip for all your fresh veggies.

Garlic - Manitoba garlic is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store in a cool dry place and use one clove at a time. It has a strong flavour and can last for several weeks. Add minced garlic to roasted or mashed yellow potatoes, on roasted veggies or in a stir fry or salad dressing. It pairs great with chicken in the slow cooker or sheet pan chicken with veggies in the oven! 

Celeriac - Celery root is from Nico at Twin River Gardens. Store the root in the fridge or a cool dry place for 2-3 weeks. The celery tops can be cut off and used separately. The root has to be peeled and has a light celery taste. Chop it up in combination with potatoes and parsley root for a roasted mix or blend all 3 into a soup after roasting. Try this Sesame Chicken & Grated Celery Root Salad! 

Goodland Apple - Apples are from Riverbend Orchard. The goodland variety is a crisp acidic sweet apple and half green half red. Makes great crisps, tarts or pies but is also good for raw eating. I like coring and peeling the apples and cooking them down in a slow cooker for apple sauce. 

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Protein Shares will Receive:

Bison Sirloin Steak - Bison steak is from Spring Creek Farms. They raise the bison on rotating pastures 365 days of the year to support regenerative farming. It is a tender cut if not overcooked, especially on a grass fed product. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side on a hot grill or frying pan. Season prior to cooking and tent the meat under a bowl for a few minutes after cooking so the juices can be absorbed. 

Thai Chicken Sausage - Chicken sausage is from Zinn Farms. The chickens are freely ranged and fed a non-GMO feed. This sausage has a mild flavour with sun-dried tomato, roasted onion and basil. It cooks great on the BBQ, in a frying pan or in your favourite stir fry/pasta dish. 

Gourmet Protein Shares will Receive:

Bison New York Steak - Bison steak is from Spring Creek Farms. They raise the bison on rotating pastures 365 days of the year to support regenerative farming. It is a tender cut if not overcooked, especially on a grass fed product. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side on a hot grill or frying pan. Season prior to cooking and tent the meat under a bowl for a few minutes after cooking so the juices can be absorbed. 

Lemon Chicken Sausage - Chicken sausage is from Oak Island Farms. It's freely ranged and fed no antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by products. The sausage has a great flavour and is a customer top seller at Crampton's. It's great chopped up with some fettuccine and tomatoes or grilled with peppers and onions.