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.
A small, flat, red onion that is sweeter than most other onions. A very fantastic cooking onion that lends itself well braising or roasting. </br></br>The advantage to cipollinis is that they are small and flat and the shape lends them well to roasting. This combined with their sweetness makes for a lovely addition to recipes where you might want to use whole caramelized onions.
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.
Worried about Vampires? Stock up on large bulbs of fresh garlic then and you'll feel much better. </br></br>Garlic is a great addition to almost any meal. Enhancing cooking flavour and providing some fantastic health benefits.
This squash has a pale yellow flesh that, once baked or steamed, comes away easily with a fork to resemble spaghetti. It can be used just like spaghetti and served with sauce, tossed with cold pressed canola oil and herbs, or mixed with pesto for a delicious meal. <br><br> Spaghetti Squash stores well in a cool and dry area, like your pantry. It stores well.