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Farm Share 2019 Week 5 (July 3-6)

Happy Canada Day everyone! There are many things I love about our nation: the vast and rugged lands, beautiful greenery everywhere, diversity of peoples, freedom, and a spirit of generosity. We can surely count ourselves among the most blessed in the world!

Whole Share Week 5!

This week a few new crops are here. Sugar snap and snow peas (can’t believe we are harvesting the first of them in July!), zucchini, swiss chard (green, red and rainbow…it will be a surprise which one you get), strawberries and oregano. I know everyone is probably feeling super jealous of the whole shares getting strawberries. The patch is not at full production yet, but I hope to share the harvest with the other shares when supply allows. Eat ’em up quick!

Strawberries are beginning…more on the way.
The SImply Six Share is loaded with Green Goodness!
The half share rolls into summer with zucchini and 2 varieties of peas

Meal Ideas to Enjoy All of Your Farm Share Veggies

Wednesday: Chicken Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, cucumber and radish

Thursday: Tacos with zucchini (in meat mixture) and lettuce

Friday: Pizza with kale & garden salad

Saturday: Stir fried bok choy with shrimp and/or chicken

Sunday: Meatballs with fresh parsley & oregano, zucchini noodles & sauteed swiss chard

Monday: Sugar snap pea salad with spinach and goat cheese stuffed chicken (see picture below)

Tuesday: Macaroni & cheese with ground beef & roasted asparagus

Swiss chard/spinach & goat cheese stuffed chicken. Just sautee 1 bunch of chopped greens, add salt, pepper and garlic, and stir in a couple tbsp goat cheese. Cut 3 chicken breasts in half lengthwise and stuff with greens mixture. Wrap in turkey bacon if desired and secure with toothpicks. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until cooked through.
Why does organic cost more? Without the use of chemicals, we have some serious weeds to contend with. We use machines where we can, but often it comes down to using a hoe. Believe it or not, we sure could use some rain! Hoeing the broccoli was quite a workout on a beautifully hot day!

Here’s hoping you enjoy your first tastes of summer this week 🙂