Farm Share Week 5: June 29-July 1, 2016

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Farm Share Week 5: June 29-July 1, 2016

Sorry for the late blog-my internet at night goes in and out-I’m not sure if Rogers does an nightly update or what but once it goes-its done for the night! A quick note from Jenny:
We have rain! There are a lot of farmers overjoyed at this news, and definately some crops. New this week is sugar snap peas and snow peas from the field, greenhouse beets and red currants. Little zucchini the size of my thumb are sending the promise of zucchini for next week! The carrots in the front field are also finger-sized, and I simply cannot wait till they’re ready!
Have fun creating this week 🙂
Week 5
-green kale‎ (try rubbed in olive oil on pizza for something new)
-red currants (try on salad, in a smoothie, or in baking) extra strawberries
-red beets‎ (don’t forget to use the leaves!)
-red leaf lettuce
-black kale (perfect in pasta or as salad-just rub leaves in olive oil, add lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper to taste, and voila! A craveable salad)
-green leaf lettuce
-snow peas
-sugar snap peas
-garlic scapes
-salad greens with red rocket arugula and baby kale
-bok choy
This week I was focusing on using up my leftover green leaf veggies.  I used this recipe but I added the stems from the beets in with the onions to caramelize as well as the big leaves with the spinach at the end to soften them up.  It was delicious and a great way to use part of the plant if you save the beets themselves for soups, smoothies, or something else. Delicious sauteed spinach and caramelized onions recipe.  This week we are off to the bush for a camping trip with the boys! It’s our first time out since getting engaged nearly 6 summers ago-how time flies and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with my sons.  Since I won’t be around I sent a message to Jenny to delay my share until next Friday-if you are going on vacation please let us know and we will hold your box until you are back-just send Jenny the dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Don’t forget to check out our pinterest page for more recipes!

About the Author


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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