Fairy Post Weekly

Happy Monday, Mainahs!

It is Maine Startup and Create Week and your crazy produce lady will be speaking on a panel on Wednesday morning! We will be chatting about how software can connect food to the people! If you are free come

check it out!

Get those strawberries while they are HOT HOT HOT! My farmer Stacy tells me the berries are plump, red, juicy and ready to go! This is probably the last week they will be available so buy em up, my loves!

Local Features: Lettuce, Lacinto Kale, Strawberries, Bok Choy, and Garlic Scapes!

Recipe Of The Week: 7 Things To Do With Garlic Scapes

Give back Item Of The Week: Hand Sanitizer

Don’t Forget– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your Father’s Day needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Have a fantastic day,

Jillian

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

 

Fairy Post Weekly

Happy Tuesday, Mainahs!

Boom Shaka Laka it is beautiful out today! Our growing season is about to explode upon us and we have a little taste of what that will be like this week. The Freedom Farm

is rocking your boxes with THE MOST BEAUTIFUL KALE bunches I’ve seen in a very long time. You are gonna flip for this. Also, Fiddleheads are winding down so get em while you

can. Remember you can CAN THEM,PICKLE  THEM, or even FREEZE THEM!  Fiddleheads year round make me happy:)

Features: Fiddleheads, Kale, Tomatoes, Cukes, and White Peaches!

Recipe Of The Week: Grilled Peach Salad w/ Mint Pesto

Item Of The Week Program: Food Storage Containers ( The next month of donations will be going to Family Crisis Services) Every little bit helps!

Don’t Forget– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your Father’s Day needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Have a fantastic day,

Jillian

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

Here I Am Mainahs!!!

Eeeeeek we had a produce hiccup yesterday but I pulled through it! Thank you all for your patience and understanding and I hope you love love love this menu! Don’t forget! You can email me requests at justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com ‘at anytime!

Mother’s Day Fun!!!!! Post pictures of you and your mama chowing down some organic produce this week to our Facebook and you will be entered to win a FREE BOX OF PRODUCE!

Features: Tri Color Potatoes (Goransons), Orange Honeydew Melon, Mustard Greens, Plum Tomatoes, Corn On Cob 

Recipe Of The Week: Mexican Corn On The Cob Yuuuuummo!

Item Of The Week Program: Bugspray!

Don’t Forget– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Happy Cinco De Mayo,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friend’s email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Why organic? What is conventional? What is the big deal?

Why organic?  What is conventional? What is the big deal?

 

Remember when your parents would tell you, “You are what you eat!”  The amount of truth in this statement is telling.  When I was a kid, I LOVED pickles!  LOVED THEM! There was no pickle I wouldn’t eat and I ate them all!  I was at a friend’s grandparents’ house for a birthday party, probably 8 or 9 years old, and there I was, standing by the snack table, stuffing my face with PICKLES! Nanny, my friend’s grandmother, said, “You know, you keep eating those like that and you will turn in to a pickle!” I knew that I wouldn’t ACTUALLY turn in to a pickle, but there was a boatload of truth to that statement as well.

You are what you eat.  Think about that.  Now think about what you ate today. How much of that was whole, real food?  How much of that was conventional? Was any of it organic? Do you know the difference?

 

CONVENTIONAL

Foods grown conventionally are foods that are grown using conventional standards.  What does this mean?

“Conventionally grown is an agriculture term referring to a method of growing edible plants (such as fruit and vegetables) and other products… Conventionally grown products, meanwhile, often use fertilizers and pesticides which allow for higher yield, out of season growth, greater resistance, greater longevity and a generally greater mass.” (oh how we love Wikipedia)

Fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional growing are synthetic. These products force more production and the higher yield that keeps conventional produce so low in cost. One of the most heavily treated fruits are apples. Because they are so prone to pests, they are treated at many stages of their life cycle and where do you think all those pesticides end up? An apple a day, keeps the doctor away?

These things keep me awake at night.

 

 

ORGANIC

Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. It excludes or strictly limits the use of various methods (including synthetic petrochemical fertilizers (yuck) and pesticides; plant growth regulators such as hormones; antibiotic use in livestock; genetically modified organisms; human sewage sludge; and nanomaterials for reasons including, sustainability, openness, independence ,health,  and safety. (more Wiki)

Human sewage sludge?  WHAT WHAT WHAT???!!! I’ll have exactly ZERO of that please!

Organically grown foods do not use any of the conventional methods. In fact, they are held to a much higher standard.  Treatment for pest and other garden critters are of organic methods. There are no synthetic ingredients in the fertilizers and organic methods of growing go back to nature using carefully monitored watering and fertilizing systems, that include organic matter derived from nature such as seaweed, egg shells, bone meal, compost, and more.

A quick way to make sure you are getting ORGANIC GOODNESS ONLY, check out your PLU codes at the grocery store. They will have FIVE numbers and start with the number NINE!!! Pay close attention and be good to yourself!

Happy eating!!!

 

 

 

 

Fairy Post Weekly

It’s so coooooooold, Mainers!

Hope you all had a fabulous Easter yesterday and are stuffed to the brim with lot’s of awesome healthy eats! Leftovers for the next couple days will most certainly get you ready for this week’s killer menu!

Features: Redbor Kale, Broccolini, Cilantro, Bell Peppers and Pink Lady Apples!

Recipe Of The Week: Salsa

Give Back Item Of The Week: Combs!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email justpeachy@cascobayorganics.com or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

MINT To Be! A Lemon, Cucumber, Mint Water Detox!

Mint is refreshing. It is minty. It smells pretty.  But did you know that mint can help settle an upset belly and aide in digestion?

Lemons are great for making lemonade and for adding a citrus note to a beautiful piece of fish or a little squeeze in your cocktail.  Did you know lemons are great for boosting your immune system and even for helping to curb your appetite?

What about cukes? CUKES ARE MAGICAL! There is so much information out there about cucumbers and their health benefits, but here are a few of the reasons I make them a part of my diet! They have anti inflammatory properties and they are great for re hydrating!  That is why you put them over your eyes to reduce puffiness and rehydrate!  Cucumbers also have a very high water and fiber content which is a great addition to any diet and especially to those who are trying to get beach body ready!  That water will help flush the fat and the fiber helps you to feel satisfied! WIN WIN! They also a great source of silica, which is known to help promote joint health. It’s always a good idea to take care of your joints!

And then we have water. Water is one of the most important things we can put in to our bodies.  Water keeps us alive. We have all heard that our bodies are made up of around 70% water. Have you ever thought about what that means and what that translates into for your muscles and organs?  If you have ever forgotten to water a plant, you know what they look like.  Imagine that happening inside your body. Drinking enough water isn’t just the “in thing”, it is necessary for LIFE!!! It is necessary for healthy cell production, healthy muscle tone, detoxifying your body, and for helping you feel your very best! Have you ever noticed that the people who drink a lot of water seem to always be happy? Just an observation I have made in my years as a water drinker. 🙂

 

So what happens when we combine all of these things together and leave over night in the fridge?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  After spending the night getting to know each other, they become a kick ass detoxifying monster that not only tastes AMAZING, but helps to flush your body of daily toxins and help curb your hunger pangs. It will also hydrate you while helping you shed some extra pounds! There really is no reason not to drink this water!

What You Will Need:

12 cups filtered or distilled water

1 medium organic cucumber

2-3 organic lemons

10-12 organic mint leaves

Combine all ingredients and let sit over night and then drink throughout the day.  Do this daily and watch what happens.  It makes you feel amazing!

 

Enjoy this health tonic! Love yourself and do something great for you!

You deserve it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Post Weekly

Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

Features: Ataulfo Mango, Magic Molly’s Fingerling Potatoes from Campbell Fam Farm, Green Onion, Plum Tomato, and Red Kale!

Recipe Of The Week: Kale Chips!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Bar Soap!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs! How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness!

Fairy Post Weekly

Haaaaaappppppppy Monday, Mainers!

Features: Ataulfo Mango, Magic Molly’s Fingerling Potatoes from Campbell Fam Farm, Green Onion, Plum Tomato, and Red Kale!

Recipe Of The Week: Kale Chips!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Bar Soap!

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs! How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

See you in your dooryahds,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness!

Go Shawty, It’s Your Verde! -By Samantha Rispoli

Go Shawty, It’s Your Verde

 Mullet

(Never have I ever had a mullet)

Never have I ever eaten a tomatillo until I received some from Casco Bay Organics.

….Okay your turn

I love that they send me things I wouldn’t normally buy in the grocery store because it forces me out of my habitual eating routine and allows me to experiment with new tastes! I feel like the macguyver of modern produce.  Although, he has much cooler hair.

Do you ever go out of your way to try new foods?  Or are you super comfortable right where you are with your bowl of buttered noodles PLAIN?  Feed your appetite for adventure and you may just come away with new favorite foods and flavors.

I have likes and dislikes just like everybody else.

Likes: tropical fruit smoothies, ice cream, pumpkin flavored anything.

Dislikes: seafood, pickles, olives, mayonnaise.

I liked pumpkin spice

 I distinctly remember turning away a pickle at a birthday party when I was all of 7 years old. I can remember saying “No thanks, I don’t LIKE pickles!” and the mother of the birthday girl said “Keep trying them, your taste can always change!”

WAIT….what?

Everything I’ve ever known to be true in the world has been a LIE.

Well…not really. But since then, I have made it a point to always try the foods I dislike. I was so fascinated with this idea that one day I might ENJOY eating that which makes me cringe.

 And you know what? My taste has TOTALLY changed. I’ve learned I like certain spicy seafood dishes. I actually enjoy pickle flavor, just not the actual pickle. You never know, someone could prepare a dish completely different than you ever imagined and you could fall in love with your least favorite food!

Some things turn my stomach and so I physically can not consume them. Avocados were very hard for me to eat because of this reaction and I thought it was a life sentence! I knew the crazy benefits of avocados and I just kept thinking “I gotta make this work!”

I began by hiding avocados in sweet smoothies and puddings. I would mask the weird flavor with chocolate and over time, I began to enjoy consuming avocados. Fast forward a year and now I can enjoy avocados on their own with a little salt!

I encourage everyone to try this simple idea out in their own eating endeavors. This is a wonderful way to discover new tastes, get to know your body, see how it changes and its a wonderful example for children who are picky eaters. It was a lesson I learned when I was very young and I stand by it today, 20 years later.

This week, I made a refreshing salsa verde with the avocados, tomatillos and jalapeno peppers I received from Casco Bay Organics! This recipe is too easy NOT to try! Just toss the ingredients in a food processor and voila!

                                                                                   SUPER EASY Salsa Verde

                                                                             1 organic avocado

                                                                                         7-10 organic tomatillos husked and rinsed

Avacado3 TBS fresh cilantro

½ red onion

2 jalepenos

2 garlic cloves

salt and pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Enjoy with some chippies, fresh organic veggies,  or spoon on top of salad or grilled chicken! YUM YUM YUM.

 avacado2Salsa Verde