Family visits to our local grocery store make us feel grateful for the abundance of fruits and vegetables that we are able to bring home to our family table. Our farmers work hard to make this possible and they hold an important and necessary place in our community. What better way to give my girls an appreciation for the importance of our farmers then by getting down and dirty and working on a farm. For the next six months, my girls and I have committed to volunteering and working on a local farm.
We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give”. ~ Winston Churchill
We have chosen Plan B Organic Farm as it is a local farm that are committed to growing delicious, high quality vegetables, herbs, and fruits using organic farming methods that are in harmony with our environment. They also provide accessible, affordable, and freshly harvested organic produce to households in their region. Plan B Organic Farm was established in 1997 by Rodrigo Venturelli, Alvaro Venturelli and Melanie Golba. This will be their 19th season growing organic produce on their 50 acre farm in Flamborough. Visit their website at www.planborganicfarms.ca and read more about this amazing farm and what it has to offer.
I am excited for my girls to be a part of this journey with me and I am thrilled to share our experiences from farm to table with all of you! Follow us on our journey as I share weekly stories, photos and simple delicious recipes using the beautiful organic produce that we harvested on the farm. I hope our journey will inspire you all to support our Local Ontario Farmers!
During my first visit to Plan B Organic Farms, crates of green garlic were prepped and ready for delivery. I was so excited when Mel, one of the owners of the farm, gave me a gorgeous bunch to take home to start recipe creating. Green garlic is similar to green onions. It has a mild garlic taste and is available spring to early summer. It can be used in just about any recipe where you would use garlic or green onions.
Here is one of my favourite ways to use green garlic: Green Garlic & Fresh Herb Citrus Sauce. This simple delicious and versatile sauce can be used as a salad dressing, dip and a fresh finishing sauce on grilled seafood, fish, meats and poultry. Print
Here are a few ways that I love to use my green garlic citrus sauce:
I hope you all enjoy my simple seasonal recipes!