Farm Share Week 15: Sept 9-11, 2015

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Farm Share Week 15: Sept 9-11, 2015

Hello from the farm and happy back to school! I sent my little guy on the bus for the first time and woah, I have no idea where the time went! Now I’m having to get organized about lunches like the rest of you school parents. Of course he will be getting watermelon in his lunch this week.
We are thankful for the rain today. All the vines are starting to dry up and even the hardy pepper plants are begging for water. There is always so much to harvest this time of year and only so many hours in the day. This week a generous neighbour is sharing his organic macintosh apples, a nice crisp apple good for eating or making applesauce or yummy deserts. Try some with dip or pep up your salad with it’s sweet crunch.
This Week’s list:
Half
yellow doll watermelon, yellow honeydew or cantaloupe
carrots
eggplant
black kale
macintosh apples (organically grown from a good neighbour)
-cilantro
green bell and red Sheppard peppers (all sweet)
saladette tomatoes
beefsteak and heirloom tomatoes
red leaf lettuce
Whole
savoy cabbage
roma tomatoes
yukon potatoes
zucchini
ground cherries
romaine
garlic chives
For the eggplant I discovered this recipe that was a hit with my family: ‎eggplant lasgna recipe. I am not the biggest on eggplant but cooked like this I say bring it on! I am also eager to make some baba ghanouj, a heavenly roasted eggplant dip with loads and loads of garlic.
We used our sheep cheese ricotta from Carpe Diem and it was to die for! We even used our own homemade sauce. If you are getting overwhelmed by tomatoes, here’s the lasy way to preserve them. Wash them, take out the core and freeze! Then there ready for making sauce later or any cooked tomato recipes. Tomato season will be gone before you know it, so love them while they are here.
Jennifer

About the Author

StephanieMy name is Stephanie Hofman and this is my third year with the farm share program-second doing the blog. I'm in my late 20's and expecting baby #2 in early August. My son Richard Jr-who many of you might have seen if you were able to attend the open house will be 3 in Oct.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 (I'm very excited about sheep cheese-cheese is a staple that wouldn't end well if I tried to remove from our diet) towards a more healthy lifestyle.I will do my very best to 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 2 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.View all posts by Stephanie →

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