Sundog Organic Farm is run by James Vriend and Jenny Berkenbosch, husband and wife team, and their three young sons; Silas, Eli, and George. They are passionate about connecting people with the source of their food and providing nutritious and delicious produce. Eating locally and seasonally is incredibly nourishing and they want you to have access to that! Sundog Organic Farm focuses on artisanal quality vegetables with an eye towards what is fresh and fun for your plates. They also grow beautiful staples, using varieties that taste amazing and do well in our northern climate. They believe that the health of our food and our customers lies in the health of the soil. Therefore Sundog takes exceptional care to ensure the quality of their soil is constantly improving. They never use harmful chemicals to manage our crops, but instead use a variety of innovative strategies, such as green manure crops and careful crop rotation, to increase their yields and improve soil quality for the long term. When they are not busy growing and harvesting for The Organic Box, you can find James and Jenny at the City Market Downtown on 104th Street.
This all-purpose onion is a nice balance of astringency and sweet flavour, becoming sweeter the longer they cook. </br></br>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!
For that crisp red onion flavour, you've found your match. These are fresh onions with the tops still on! A great symbol of harvest season. </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.
A half pound of leeks! Enjoy the mild & sweet onion taste of leeks. Great for sauteeing, or in quiches. </br> </br> Leeks are a good source of iron, vitamin C and folate. They, like other Allum family members (onions, garlic), are rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavenoids. This means they're healthy for our hearts.
This yellow variety are excellent for boiling or baking. Colomba can be distinguished from other varieties due to its exceptional taste and interesting texture, which provides a wide range of uses. Colomba potatoes have exceptional taste and texture, with light yellow skins developing early over yellow flesh.
These are small, slender and elongated potatoes with a mild nutty and earthy undertones that develop when cooked. </br></br>A good source of starches, carbohydrates, and dietary fibre. The tubers are one of the richest sources of B-complex group of vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folates.
These red potatoes are excellent for baking or grilling. Fresh crop potatoes that we are going to wash and bag right here at The Organic Box. </br></br>Potatoes are a part of the Nightshade family of plants which includes tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and tomatillos. They are a low calorie, high fibre staple that is a traditional source of food for many cultures. Not only loaded with B and C vitamins, potatoes are also rich in phytonutrients, potassium, and manganese. Just don't load them down with butter and gravy! Try roasting with a healthy oils and herbs.
Standard local orange carrots from various Alberta farms. With the cold weather carrots convert their starches in to sugars so expect these to be pretty tasty. </br> </br> This carrots most unique characteristic is that it is both rounded at the tip of the root and at the bottom. Nantes carrots are revered for their especial sweetness, crisp texture and inconspicuous core. They are beta-carotene monsters! So if you're itching for some vitamin A, load up on carrots.