We are so excited about the amazing flavour of the fruit this year. It has been perfect growing conditions and ripening weather. What a healthy snack to give to your family. Fruit supplies us with an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are important for a variety of functions in the body. Its an excellent source of fibre that helps manage chronic diseases, supports your digestive system not to mention fruit is a delicious staple. Your body actually needs some sugar to fuel energy. Heath Canada recommends we get about 45-65 percent of our daily calories from carbohydrate foods such as grains, starches, vegetables and you guessed it – fruit. So, get your healthy dose of sugar from Rumar Farm’s certified organic and biodynamic orchard. If you want to supplement your share this week with more fruit, go to our online store. We will have your purchase ready for you on Wednesday.
Here is what is in your basket this week:
Clapp Pears An heirloom variety and one of the five major pears grown in Ontario, it has white flesh and is exceptionally sweet. Suitable for eating raw, cooking and poaching.
Radish Mix A mixed bunch of French Breakfast and Round Red radish. Delightfully spicy and crunchy, add to a simple summer salad, to a steamy bowl of ramen, sliced thin on toast with avocado or smoked salmon, roasted, pairs nicely with fruit, in Kimchi, Buddha bowls or just raw with ranch dressing.
Heirloom Tomatoes Mix of colours to create an amazing summer tomato salad platter. This is our stand by for family suppers, its quick and easy to prepare and looks fantastic. Just slice up all the tomatoes and arrange them in an overlapping single layer on an attractive platter. Drizzle evenly with vinegar, olive oil, feta cheese, salt and pepper. Add chopped basil, tarragon or parsley. Let stand at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
Sweet Yellow Peppers Use them in all sorts of ways. Chopping and sautéing them as part of your mirepoix, making salsas, tossing them into salads or pickling them. One of our favourite ways is stuffing them because they are just big enough to hold whatever stuffing you’re in the mood for. Their walls aren’t very thick, yet they offer a bit of sweet crunch when eaten raw and soften up nicely in the cooking process.
Summer Squash There are endless recipes for summer squash. They are basically squashes that we harvest young while the rind is tender. They have a short storage life so make sure you don’t forget them in the bottom of your crisper. You can also freeze grated squash in bags for about 12 months.
Stir Fry Mix This makes a great base for a hearty salad. Can also be sautéed for a quick and simple side dish. Try using olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
Sweet Basil A robust, aromatic and spicy flavour that goes great with tomato-based dishes.