A very busy weekend here at Rumar Farm as we celebrated Marc’s birthday. It was the first time he got to see his brothers and mom together since the pandemic began. To surprise him, it would be so nice if everyone wishes him a happy birthday when you pick up your share this week:)
We are in the thick of holiday season and just a friendly reminder to let us know if you are going to be away. You can either arrange for an alternate to pick up or we can donate it to Pelham Cares. We have a special corporate donation program where we deliver 3 shares each week that have been paid for by some very generous individuals. We always add any extra shares from those that are away. Thank you to everyone that have donated so far this season!
Here is what you can expect this week:
Clapp Pears One of the five major pears grown in Ontario, it has white flesh and is exceptionally sweet. Suitable for eating raw, cooking and poaching.
Cylindra Beets This heirloom variety of beet is delicious and the leaves are a bit sweeter than other varieties which you can sauté with garlic, add to your smoothie or salad. Their cylindrical shape makes them perfect for pickling. (pick up a few more bunches from our on-line store).
Summer Squash Unique texture and flavour, great for grilling.
Cucumbers Sweet pickling cucumbers, fresh and crunchy. High in nutrients and low in calories. So many ways to use them.
Heirloom Tomatoes What are heirloom tomatoes anyway? Its the seeds that make them heirloom, they are passed down from season to season and their DNA hasn’t been manipulated. Take advantage of their beautiful colours and flavour by making a sliced tomato platter with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil and feta cheese.
Kamatsuna A Japanese mustard spinach leafy vegetable that can be stir-fried, pickled, boiled or added to soups and salads. Such a mild sweet green, you can use it as you would regular spinach.
Basil Fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes including the beloved homemade pesto. As a natural anti-inflammatory, it is high in antioxidants. Some say it also induces happiness and energy.