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OUR COOPERATIVE Report – August 13, 2020

OUR ECOVILLAGE Cooperative Report: Well the days of COVID19 have changed OUR world yet again….. here we are mid August and had hoped that we would be ramping up for the fall and a season of school children and in person programming by now.  We all know that this is not really possible and particularly…
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August 13, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Reclaiming Your Zucchinis – CSA Week #11

Kitchen Exploration:Reclaiming Your Zucchinis! As farmers we are well aware that so many years have been spent with the fun games of ‘hide the zucchini/squash’….hanging a bag on a friend/family members front door, ringing the doorbell, and running away; or dropping a large or funny looking zucchini into the backseat of someone’s car; and even…
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August 13, 2020 0

Helping Teens to Eat Healthier

Helping Teens Eat Healthier Helping my teen daughter make healthy food choices has been super challenging. I am glad that she makes it a priority to choose healthy options, but she has some picky-eater issues. She also is at an age that she has become concerned about gaining weight. She started skipping meals more this…
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August 13, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Mint – CSA Week #11

Mint’s (Mentha) stimulating, refreshing and uplifting properties have been valued around the world since healing in the classical antiquity period. The genus name Mentha comes from Roman Mythology. Minthe was a lovely young nymph who caught the eye of Pluto, the ruler of the underworld. When Pluto’s wife Persephone found out about his love for…
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August 13, 2020 0

OUR Educational CSA – Week #11

Hello CSA members! Welcome the second half of our Educational ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ (CSA) Food Box everyone! We are so happy to see so many repeat customers, as well as some newcomers as well. For those who are new to OUR boxes, CSA is a fantastic way to strengthen the community by directly connecting locals…
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August 13, 2020 0

A Note from Freya – CSA Treats! – CSA Week #10

In this week’s lifestyle box, we have a very special treat —Freya’s Apple Pie!   For today’s dessert in OUR Lifestyle Boxes, we have made Freya’s Apple Pie! Made with Transparent Apples from OUR farm and a buttery pate sucree (aka a sugary pastry). Instructions for baking Freya’s Apple Pie: Pie will be refrigerated when…
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August 6, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Basil – CSA Week #10

Oh Basil (Ocimum basilcum)… one of my favourite culinary herbs! I have a weak spot for italian food so having a supply of fresh, pungent basil around is a dream. We currently have it growing as a companion plant to our tomatoes because it supposedly enhances their flavour and keeps away certain insects. Ancient lore…
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August 6, 2020 0

OUR Educational CSA – Week #10

Hello CSA members! We are now officially complete with the first half of the season! It’s been a pleasure to serve you on a weekly basis and share our harvest. It truly is a rewarding experience to know that what we are pouring our love and energy into is feeding the belly’s of our community.…
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August 6, 2020 0

Kombucha from OUR Garden!

One of OUR interns, Angelica Fisher, is creating weekly kombucha brews and experimenting with fruit juices and medicinal herbs from OUR farm. If you would like to purchase some from us the options are either 1 litre or 480mL of kombucha in bottles that you would bring back to get refilled each CSA Thursday pickup…
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August 6, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Catching and Storing Energy – CSA Week #9

Kitchen Exploration:Creatively Catching and Storing Energy in the Kitchen There are so many amazing foods that are coming in this week’s box that it’s hard to pick which to write about this week! We gleaned apples and plums from a friendly neighbor’s garden. We are finally harvesting more magnificent potatoes, and we pulled some beets…
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July 30, 2020 0