CSA August 22

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How about those purple potatoes?? I was totally not expecting them to be so purple on the inside!!! But man I do love CSA potatoes. 

This weeks bin contains 

  • 2 of summer squash, cucumber and eggplant 
  • 8 green onions
  • 2 onions
  • Quart of potatoes
  • Mesclun mix or spinach 
  • 1 box of tomatoes and garlic 
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 broccoli 
  • 1 quart of beans
  • 4 ears of corn 
  • Herb: basil  

CSA August 8

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What a bin!!! Our first sweet corn for the year! I remember my first taste of sweet corn from Orchard Hill Farm 2 summers ago! It blew me away! The best corn I’ve ever had!! I cannot wait to have some of this years. 

This weeks bin contains:

  • 2 summer squash
  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 quart of beans
  • 8 green onions
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 quart of potatoes 
  • 2 onions
  • 1 GIANT bag of mesclun mix
  • 1 quart of tomatoes and garlic
  • 1 broccoli 
  • 1 melon
  • 5 ears of sweet corn
  • 1 bag of kale
  • Herb: basil 

Enjoy!! 

-Katie 

CSA August 1 

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Can anyone tell me how it’s already August? That is crazy!!

We received this update from our farmers this week. As you can tell from the list below the melons were in fact ready for this week! 

The sweet corn should be ready in a week and we are anticipating a bumper crop of squash this season. We planted extra spaghetti squash and acorn squash that should be ready by the second half of August. Tomatoes are ripening in the hoop houses and will soon be starting outdoors too. I can see peppers growing and the early melons aren’t too far away.

This weeks bin contained 

  • 3 summer squash
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 quart of beans
  • 1 quart of potatoes
  • Mesclun mix or head lettuce 
  • 2 onions
  • 1 quart of tomatoes
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Broccoli
  • 2 melons- there was a wide variety of melons we got today so you may have something you’ve never tried before. 
  • Kale
  • Herb: parsley 

Enjoy! 

Katie 

CSA July 18

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Holy cannoli is it ever hot!! We cooled off this morning with the kiddos in the little pool. How I wished it was a big pool! 

This weeks bin is a great one as  we get into the bigger harvests. All customers are also getting some beautiful fresh flowers.  

 

  • 3 Summer squash 
  • 1 cucumber 
  • Beans
  • 1 quart of potatoes + some extras
  • Mesclun mix
  • 3 beets
  • 1 of cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli 
  • 8 Green onions or baby leeks
  • Kale
  • Spinach 
  • Herbs: bag of Orchard Hill Farm tea mix, basil, and  parsley 

Tomato Chicken Soup

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So we haven’t shared a recipe in awhile. Mostly because every time we create something awesome we don’t have measurements. We just sorta make it happen. Even this recipe won’t have precise measurements but ballpark ones. I find with soups I just kind of go for it. 

  

On Saturday we went out with family for my 30th birthday. I wanted soup so I ordered the soup of the day not really knowing what it was. Turns out it was tortilla soup. Normally I would have skipped this since tortillas are made with gains but I went for it anyways living wildly. I am glad I did because it gave me inspiration to make my own soup! So here is a rough estimate of a recipe for this delicious soup!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of chicken stock (I make  my own with left over bones from whole chickens)
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts  
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (mine was 398ml)
  • 2 tbsp of fresh chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions 

  1. Heat stock over medium/high heat and add chicken breasts.  Cook for 15-20 minutes making sure they are cooked all the way through. They should easily shred apart. 
  2. Remove chicken breast and cut/shred them into small pieces. 
  3. Add dice tomatoes and chicken back to pot. 
  4. Add fresh cilantro and cook for 10 minutes. 
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste

Depending on your stock you may need to add more flavour. You can use fresh garlic (or garlic powder), parsley, oregano, basil, or cayenne depending on what you’re looking for. 

Enjoy

-Katie 

CSA July 11

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Another summer week has come to an end and another CSA bin is out for delivery. We are getting into the heart of the season so bins will be getting fuller. 

This weeks bin contains 

  • 2 summer squash
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 quart of beans (I had said peas when I first posted but I’m playing the pregnancy brain card on that one)
  • Head lettuce
  • Bag of kale and Swiss chard 
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 8 carrots
  • 1 of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage
  • 1 fennel
  • Herbs: parsley, cilantro, dill

Enjoy! 

Katie 

CSA June 27

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This  weeks bin contains 

  • Hakurei turnip
  • Green onions
  • Garlic scrapes (the curly green things – great in omelettes, stir fry, salads, and so many other things)
  • Beets
  • Head lettuce
  • Snap peas
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi   
  • Herbs: chives, dill and cilantro 

Enjoy and we hope you have a great Canada Day! 

-Katie 

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