Farm Share Week 14: Sept 1-4, 2016

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Farm Share Week 14: Sept 1-4, 2016

I can’t believe it’s September already! Over this past 2 weeks my husband and I have been doing a fast-we have been juicing, or having a smoothie or other liquids during the day and in the evening our regular meal.  Since we’ve started I’ve begun taking a bit more pride as well as venturing out of my usual dinner ideas for supper.  My husband thinks he’s being spoiled since with all the tomatoes and other lovely veggies I’ve really stepped up my game making stuff from scratch.  This past week I had so many tomatoes (we also have a garden, and a friend stopped by with some too-this on top of my share) that I had no choice but to try my hand at making my own pasta sauce.  It’s amazing just how many it takes to get such a small yield but we had a wonderful vegetable pasta sauce (that I forgot to take a picture of again) this past week.  What I did try this week was a quiche!  From my share I used zucchini, tomatoes, spinach (which I also used on my home made pizzas from this week too).  I gave my first go at making a pie crust-which turned out great!  Has your share inspired new dishes? Tonight I’m trying a Mexican salad recipe.  Which hopefully will use up some more tomatoes and tomatillos but I plan on making at least another batch or two of pasta sauce after the long weekend.  If you have a nice salsa recipe you care to share please post it to the wall at zephyr organics on facebook and don’t forget to check out our pinterest page for more ideas!
A quick note from Jennifer:IMG_4954
Where has the summer gone, everyone?! My son is looking forward to school starting next week, and there will be lots of farm goodies to send as snacks, especially all the melons and tomatoes!
‎It’s been a funny sort of year with our field tomatoes just ready now at the same time as apples are almost ready! We have the most beautiful beans I have seen all year and celery for the first time this season. And of course there are the tomatoes!  
TIP: Hopefully you are eating them up for now…but if you find you are getting behind on your tomato consumption, just core them (field tomatoes) and pop in a freezer bag without blanching, and they will be ready when you are for chili, soup, tomato sauce or just adding flavour to meals. 
Enjoy the bounty! I love this time for year for the hot days, cooler nights and abundant harvest. Hope you enjoy each flavour.
Half
-red swiss chard
-watermelon or cataloupe
-beeftseak tomatoes
-green beans
-celery
-romaine lettuce
-tomatillos
-radish
-saladette tomatoes
-cucumbers
Whole Shares
-chinese cabbage or bok choy
-orange cherry tomatoes
-second romaine lettuce
-eggplant or onions
-mint
-zucchini

About the Author

Stephanie

My name is Stephanie Hofman and this is my 5th year with the farm share program.
I am an earth loving hippie-follower of Christ-lover of all people and love to try new things. I am not a blogger outside of zephyr organics-so please keep this in mind as I continue to learn the in’s and out’s of what it means to create a good blog and to be a good blogger!

My family and I do our best to make everything at home from scratch, but we are not fully organic, non-GMO, nor are we dairy free or gluten free. I do my best with what I have and am slowly but surely making changes towards a more healthy lifestyle.

I try and keep the recipes that I share to encompass all diets-some will be desserts, some will be juicing recipes (last year I failed epically at my juicing fast-FYI don’t add ‘more kale’ just to use it up in a recipe) some gluten and dairy free-some vegan and many in between.

Most of the items in the box I am familiar with now-but a few years ago I didn’t know what bokchoy was nor had I ever heard of swiss chard-now they are my 2 favourite items to get in my box!

I’m a free going spirit who has taught herself most things and love to help others out since I’ve only become who I am and gotten to where I am in life because of the love and generosity of those who’ve I’ve encountered. I’ve never been very good at spelling nor have I been very computer savvy. Any feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you so much for joining us on this journey towards supporting local farmers and supporting the growing organic food movement. May your box bless you and your family all season long and I look forward to sharing my recipe successes and failures with you.

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