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Summer Food Box - September 8

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following 11 Items

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathan 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. 

This is going to be an instant favourite in your house! Try this Mushroom and Green Onion Stir-Fry! 

Red Kuri Squash - Spray Free

Red Kuri Squash is grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farm. Store in the pantry, a cool basement or on the counter for a couple months or more. This bright orange teardrop-shaped squash also has a bright orange sweet flesh. 

Red Curry Squash is often used in a soup but if you're in denial about fall (like we are) then just roast it with some olive oil and salt and pepper. 

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. 

Watermelon - Spray Free

Watermelon is from Jonathan Farms. It has a sweet, juicy, refreshing flesh. A whole watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or at room temperature for a week or two. Cut watermelon should be wrapped in plastic, refrigerated, and used within three to five days.

Eating this watermelon as is is good enough but if you wanted to do something extra special with your watermelon make this watermelon feta salad with mint! 

Goodland Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards. large light green round apples with a red blush and white flesh. The apples have a sweet taste and a juicy texture. 

If you want to use your apples as something other than a snack try these mom's fried apples using sugar and cinnamon! 

Thai Flat Cabbage - Spray Free

Cabbage is from Wild Earth Farms. It is a little flatter than the normal round cabbage; its leaves are more flexible and crunchy. It is used and cooked in much the same ways as the regular round cabbageStore in the fridge, once cut open, store the rest in plastic wrap or a ziplock bag. It can last for many weeks. I often use cabbage for an asian noodle stir fry or a lazy cabbage roll casserole/soup.

Your cabbage doesn't have to be an "on the side" item to your meal. This cabbage stir fry looks amazing and is the star of the meal. 

Bunched Carrots - Spray Free

Orange Carrots are from Heart Acres 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. 

Leeks - 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. 

This is a great recipe to use both your leek and your carrots from this weeks box! Try this sauteed carrots and leeks recipe. 

Shallots - Spray Free

Shallots are grown at Wild Earth Farm. They can be kept on the counter or in a pantry or basement. It's a variety of small onion, more mild flavour than the white or red. They can be used anywhere an onion is needed but I would recommend cooking them in a skillet with shrimp or chicken in sauce, or with roasted/sauteed veggies. You can also slice them thinly and fry them so they become crispy and then use them to top a salad.

Field Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta. 

Patty Pan Squash - Organic

Squash is from Blue Lagoon Organics. Store the squash on the counter or in the fridge. These summer squash are small, yellow and have pretty scalloped edges.  They can be sliced up for grilling or roasting, shredded or stuffed and baked (medium-big ones).

Tomatoes are also in season right now so this sauteed pattypan squash with tomatoes is perfect! It calls for olives but remember you can modify any recipe as you want. 

Microgreens - Ile de chenes

Add your microgreens onto everything. They are perfect in sandwiches and salads but can be added to any meal as an edible garnish. 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathan 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. 

This is going to be an instant favourite in your house! Try this Mushroom and Green Onion Stir-Fry! 

Rainbow Carrots - Organic

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

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. 

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.

Goodland Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards. large light green round apples with a red blush and white flesh. The apples have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

If you want to use your apples as something other than a snack try these mom's fried apples using sugar and cinnamon!  

Spaghetti Squash - Spray Free

Squash is from Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter, or in a pantry or cool dry place for 2 months or more. This squash has spaghetti-like strands in the middle. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and then roast it at 375 for about 45 minutes or until a fork can gently scrape out the strands easily. It can then be mixed with butter, garlic, salt and pepper or a tomato-based mixture/sauce.

This is a basic roasted spaghetti squash recipe with just salt and pepper to get you into the squash cooking mood! 

Field Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta. 

Red Beets - Spray Free

Red beets are from Wild Earth 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.

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!

Try these Blistering Shishito Peppers. I like this recipe because it comes with a simple lime-cream dipping sauce. 

Microgreens - Ile de chenes

Add your microgreens onto everything. They are perfect in sandwiches and salads but can be added to any meal as an edible garnish. 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 6 of the Following 8 Items

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathan 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. 

This is going to be an instant favourite in your house! Try this Mushroom and Green Onion Stir-Fry! 

Rainbow Carrots - Organic

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

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. 

Leeks - 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. 

This is a great recipe to use both your leek and your carrots from this weeks box! Try this sauteed carrots and leeks recipe. 

Goodland Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards. large light green round apples with a red blush and white flesh. The apples have a sweet taste and a juicy texture. 

If you want to use your apples as something other than a snack try these mom's fried apples using sugar and cinnamon! 

Head Lettuce - Spray Free

Head lettuce is from Wild Earth 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.

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.

Field Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta. 

Microgreens - Ile de chenes

Add your microgreens onto everything. They are perfect in sandwiches and salads but can be added to any meal as an edible garnish.