Mans Organics is a certified organic farm owned and operated by Henk and Rita Mans, their son Andrew and his wife Denise. The farm is located in beautiful southern Alberta, near Coaldale, where the family has grown organic crops for more than five years. Their focus: to grow quality, organic red and yellow onions, shallots, and garlic, with alfalfa and barley for rotation. In 2012, they built an organic greenhouse that spans approximately half an acre, where they produce tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The Mans decided to begin farming organically to eliminate the risks that chemically treated produce. Using only organic methods for weed and insect control, their goal is to make healthy, safely grown organic vegetables available to a wider population. The Organic Box is happy to partner with Mans Organic, and support local organic farmers.
Bell Peppers were first discovered by Christopher Columbus who mistakenly named them a pepper expecting a spicy or hot flavour. These are sweet peppers.</br> </br> Bell Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, often twice as much per pepper as found in a regular navel orange.
1 lb of local shallots from Coaldale, AB. Ambition, a French red shallot this year. Shallots are favoured for their mild onion flavour, and can be used in the same manner as onions. </br> </br> Very similar to onions in nutritional value. Expect high levels of flavenoids and polyphenols from these shallots. Rather than degrade when cooked, many of these nutrients seep into the water, or oils, that the onions are cooking in.
Considered one of the sweeter squashes, Delicata is very tasty and lends itself well to baking, roasting, and steaming. </br></br> Delicata squash is not as rich in beta-carotene as other winter squashes, but is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and B, magnesium, and manganese.
A personal size spaghetti squash. A great size for everyone to get their own "bowl". </br> </br>The flesh of the spaghetti squash is bright yellow or orange. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti.