Monday 3 November 2014

Farm Fresh

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Just a little late with this one today, but never fear, it's still Monday and that means we're getting Farm Fresh up in here!

As I mentioned in my last post of this series we've cut our order back to every two weeks because we just couldn't keep up (that's about the only time you'll ever hear me claim there's just too much food!). Along with that decision came the choice to switch from pure local organic to local and imported organic. Because we are (shockingly) already in November, the growing season in Ontario has moved to the root vegetable side of the spectrum, so for the next few months, until the spring season starts up again, we'll be mixing it up a bit.

What does that mean for the farm box? well about 70-80% is still grown locally either on their farm or neighbouring farms. The rest is imported from certified organic growers in other locations.  We got an immediate reward for the switch this week when very happily found two gorgeous and perfect avocados, something I love but don't buy often.

Anyway, as usual it was a good haul with lots of goodies coming to mind. So, here's what we got:

1 beautiful bunch of deep purple kale
1 head of lettuce
1 bunch baby bok choi
5 apples
1 bunch bananas
2 avocados
10ish potatoes
3 large sweet potatoes
1 acorn squash
8-10 beets

And here's what I'm planning: I've already made this carrot and beet salad to accompany some falafel; the bananas will speedily get consumed in Other Half's two-bananas-per-smoothie addiction; this recipe for crispy baked fries looks too good to ignore; and I've been craving a coconut curry of some sort recently and I think a squash/bok choi version might be just the right mix.

Do you have any inspiring ideas for me? Do share!

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