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Fresh Foods Wednesday #83

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I can’t even believe how EARLY the blueberries are this year! I knew they were coming into season next month here in Vancouver and I was trying to get ahead of the pack and connect with a farmer who would accept bulk orders so i could make blueberry butter for the next year. So, I Googled “Blueberry farmers Vancouver” and ended up getting in contact with Matsqui Blue Farms – an incredible blueberry grower in my area who already has farm fresh, local, organically grown berries!! So I grabbed 10 pounds to start from one of his 19 varieties (he even delivered them to my door) and have been pureeing, canning, freezing and blueberrying my ass off for the past week. Next? More blueberries. Because if 20 jars of blueberry butter is a good thing, 40 must be doubly as good. Right?

This week in my CSA from Farm City Co-Op I got:

  • Purple Chard
  • Fennel
  • Massive Green Onions
  • Salad Lettuce
  • Micro greens
  • Italian Parsley
  • Sweet Peas
  • Red Radishes
  • Spinach Bunches
  • Salad Turnips

Fresh Foods Wednesday #83 - CSA Veggies -

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  • CSA collections;
  • Farmer’s market treasures;
  • Home grown/raised hauls;
  • Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
  • DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, small living, etc…

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  • Kirsten
    July 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Are you going into business, the Blueberry Butter Business? I’d rather have blueberry stained fingers than beet stained fingers–like I didn’t have after making Blueberry Beet Honey Oat Muffins (see that slick transition, uh huh, I’ve got it join’ on . . .)
    I’m loving this cool Canadian air that’s making turning on the oven to roast turnips, garlic, radishes and beets a fun thing for my house.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kirsten recently published…Easy Cheesy Vegetable Rice EnchiladasMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Uhhh.. I hadn’t planned on it Kirsten but I might do now 😉 I just been canning like crazy because I’ve missed having such good produce around! I want to make sure it’s here to stay for the Winter! haha..

      PS. your roasted veggies sound divine!!! Thank you for linking up this week my love!

  • Amy | Club Narwhal
    July 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Kristy, your blueberry jam looked like my perfect, um, slow jam (sorry for the pun)! Thanks for hosting 🙂
    Amy | Club Narwhal recently published…SLOW COOKER SWEET & SPICY SHREDDED BEEF TACOSMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Amy I’m pretty sure there’s nothing better than a good slow jam. Or a good pun 😉 xo!

  • Jillian Hudson
    July 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my ice cream birthday cake which is a great alternative to a traditional birthday cake—no apologies needed for being allergy-friendly.

    I’m also sharing my update to coconut milk ice cream— vanilla custard ice cream that’s rich and creamy and SCOOPABLE.
    Jillian Hudson recently published…Ice Cream Birthday Cake – GF,CF,DF,RSFMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      Thank YOU for participating Jillian! That’s one heck of an ice cream cake! I can’t believe how out of your way you went to accommodate so many allergies – mad props to you!

  • Vicky
    July 17, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am sharing my Vegan and Gluten-Free Thai Veggie quinoa bowls recipe, and me Gluten-Free and Vegan sweet potato squash burgers recipe.

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Thanks for sharing Vicky! I love a good sweet potato squash burg!

  • Melissa @ Step Into My Kitchen
    July 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    I love this! What a great CSA haul. I’m linking up a galette that I made with summer squash from my CSA. Thanks!

    • Kristy Gardner
      July 17, 2014 at 5:57 PM

      I LOVE seeing what people get from their CSA Melissa! And even more so, i love to see what they do with the ingredients! Thank you so much – the galette looks insane. In a good way.