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> Green peppers are younger colored bell peppers. They have a mild, but unique flavor that enhances sauces, soups and stir frys.
Fresh field tomatoes! These amazing tomatoes add a fresh garden flavour to any dish. </br></br> These tomatoes are incredible for making into a homemade pasta sauce.
Onions are high in flavenoids and have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and cancer fighting properties. Don't worry about onion breath, you're doing your body good!
A bag of red onions that'll sweeten up any dish and add some spice to your sandwiches and/or salads. </br></br>Red onions have a high polyphenol content, including a rich concentration of flavonoid polyphenols. Among the flavonoids, they also provide a particularly large amount of quercetin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Russian garlic has a strong garlic flavour and a warm sweet aftertaste. Not only is Garlic widely used in many dishes but it is also reported that with regular use garlic helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. An interesting tip for all gardeners is that, like other members of the onion family, garlic is reputed to keep insects and fungal diseases at bay. By growing clumps of garlic throughout your garden you may be able to ward off some common problems like aphids.
People have dug up Zingiber officinale, a.k.a. the root more commonly known as ginger, for its health benefits and spicy flavor since the beginning of time (Fun fact: It's actually in the same family as turmeric, another powerful good-for-you ingredient).<BR>The health benefits of ginger root are endless. from supporting your immune system to soothing a sore stomach by aiding in digestion, ginger is not only tasty, it is a great ingredient to add to your daily diet.
Usually counted in the list of top 10 superfoods, turmeric is an excellent spice for your kitchen and your health. </br></br>Turmeric root has both culinary and medicinal benefits that can be attributed to curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that is used throughout Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.</br></br> Best stored in your freezer, and shaved off fresh when added to food.
A 6-10 lb butternut squash! Can be roasted and toasted and also be pureed (to make a soup) or mashed. Great for casseroles, breads, and muffins. </br></br>All squashes provide vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B vitamins, and are a good source of fibre. They are also rich in carotenoids. The darker the flesh of the squash the higher the concentration of beta-carotene.
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.