|Posted on November 16, 2018 at 6:15 PM||comments (36920)|
This easy squash soup is as healthy as it is comforting!
Voted "Best soup ever" by some tough to please 8 year olds.
What you need:
One medium size butternut sqash or similiar such as other acorn squash or zucchini - we still have fresh butternut squashes at the farm store.
500ml - 1l or water (based on water content of vegetable).
1-2 boullion cubes from the farm store, either vegetable or chicken, or both, one for 500ml of water)
Optional: one medium onion, roughly cubed and sweated in 1 tsp of fat such as oil or butter
What to do:
Sweat onion if using.
Add water, bullion cubes and squash cut into 1 inch cubes.
Boil for 10-15 minutes until squash is completely soft.
Let sit for few minutes to cool, then blend in blender or with stick blender until very smooth.
Your soup is ready to eat.
Dress it up! For an extra touch of taste, add any of the following to taste: Salt, pepper, tumeric, cumin, coriander, a swirl of full fat cream or a dallop of sour cream, fresh chopped rosemary or thyme, flavoured olive oil or a really nice touch would be a small pinch of smoked salt on top.
|Posted on September 23, 2018 at 1:50 AM||comments (38981)|
Our grand prize winning poster:
The winning poster can be seen at the farm store for the next while.
Congratulations to Jojo, Aayushi, Brody, John and Aaron, our colouring contest participants.
We really loved your colouring!
Thank you so much for brightening our day with the vibrant colours and hard work you did for our colouring contest. We hope you like your prize. Along with some special items and things from our Farm Store, you get some great organic treats and snacks.
Did you know that every time you eat an organic snack you are changing the world for the better one bite at a time? I bet you wonder how what you’re eating can be good for the world we live in.
Well, when you eat organic food and appreciate the taste you get from REAL food, your parents think “oh boy, this stuff is good, I will buy more!”. Every time your parents buy you organic fruit, veggies, snacks, treats and other food, they are telling the businesses who make those foods and the stores that sell them to keep selling things that are ‘organic’.
Organic means no chemicals are used when growing the food and no fake colours or flavours are put in your food. Because everything we eat starts out on a farm, the businesses that make your snacks say “hey, we are selling lots of these organic snacks to parents of kids who like real food. We need to tell our farmer so keep growing things without herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals”. ‘What are herbicides and pesticides?’ you might wonder. They are chemicals that kill weeds or bugs or stop them from growing. They can hurt bees and other pollinators, wildflowers, and they can even harm us.
But the good news is, on Organic Farms like ours, these chemicals aren’t used. We want to help the environment by keeping it clean and safe. And, when businesses that make organic snacks, and your parents buy the things we grow, we and other organic farmers can continue to farm in a way that helps the planet.
So, you are helping the environment every time you eat organic.
You’re an organic super hero.
Keep eating it real!
Thanks again for doing a wonderful job.
The Meier Family
Our second prize winners are tied with these wonderful submissions:
To thank our winners for their hard work, they won some great prizes:
We love to give back to our community of Farm Friends and their families.
Thank you for supporting your local farmer and stay tuned for our next special event.