Even thought many summer vacation plans have been cancelled this year, we know some of you are still going on day trips and other getaways that may prevent you from picking up your weekly share. Please let us know early what you would like us to do with your basket if you are unavailable. Do you want to donate it or have someone else pick it up? Either way… if you could let us know ahead of time we would appreciate it. Produce is picked and packed to ensure you have the freshest, tastiest fruit and vegetables possible. We want the produce that is donated to be just as nice as the stuff you get and if left out in the summer heat, it tends to deteriorate quickly despite our best efforts. Here is what you can expect in your basket this week:
Tender Salad Mix A lovely mix of tender red and green lettuces all washed and ready to use.
Pink Radish Round Pink Celebration bunching type radish with crunchy bulbs. This pretty variety is slightly sweet with a spicy finish. Great in your salad or can be roasted for a much milder flavour.
Kale Bunch Can be used raw in salad green mixes or on its own. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse! Make a simple Kale saute with minced garlic and ginger or try kale chips for a healthy snack for the kids.
Sweet Cherries One of the most popular summer fruit is in your basket this week. Cherry season is short and sweet, so savour this bright and juicy stone fruit. Beyond just eating them from the basket, why not try a cherry pie, cobbler or tart. You can also freeze or dehydrate cherries to save for winter.
New White Potatoes Why do we call them new potatoes? They are young tender thin-skinned potatoes harvested early in the growing season. They tend to be sweeter because their sugar has not yet converted into starch and are therefore particularly suited to salads. Another idea is to boil them (with skins) for about 10 minutes, drain and arrange on a backing sheet and smash/crush them slightly with a potato masher. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy.
Spring Garlic Why do we call them spring garlic or green garlic? They are harvested early in the season and will need to be used fresh right away or refrigerated because they have not been cured yet. Otherwise, treat it like you would regular garlic.
Wild Flower Mix Our wildflower patch is alive with colour. We want you to have a small sample of its beauty for your home.