Farm Share Week 8: July 22-25, 2015

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Farm Share Week 8: July 22-25, 2015

Greetings from the farm! I hope that everyone has managed to keep cool during this lovely heat wave we’ve been having.  My son has spent quite a bit of time in the pool and at the beach and we’ve been making smoothie pop-sickles that I’ve been adding lots of green’s from our share into, and he loves them 🙂 This is what you can expect to see in this weeks farm share.

Half
-carrots

-zucchini

-cucumber

-sugar snap or snow peas

-green beans

-red swiss chard

-green leaf lettuce

-red leaf lettuce

-fennel (celery’s funky cousin)

-red kale (which is actually purple- go figure!)

Whole (same as above with…)

-broccoli

-raddichio (red head that you have seen before in salad mixes. It adds some wonderful punch and colour)

-cilantro

-raspberries or black currants

-collard greens

-2nd peas

I hadn’t ever heard of or seen fennel prior to joining farm share and was clueless to what the funny big plant was the first time I laid eyes on it.  I thought to myself, what on earth am I supposed to do with this?  Since I’m a mom I like to keep things quick and simple and something that hopefully reheats and freezes well.  Tomorrow I’m hoping to make some soup with it-I’m going to modify the recipe slightly by adding potatoes that need to be finished up, but the reviews are great and the recipe is simple and can easily be adjusted to suit your own personal tastes.
Fennel Soup Recipe

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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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