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BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES, Mainers!    produce fairy

 

There’s a blizzard coming, my friends, and I’m stoked! I live by the idea that if it is going to be cold, I want snow. If not, let it be summer all the time! Seriously, though. Be careful! Head to the store! Make sure you have drinking water (just in case). Candles? Check! Electronics charges? Check Check! Supply of adult beverages? Check Check Check! Now we are ready! 🙂

Your produce fairies should be all set to rock you with your organics on Thursday! In the event of delays or cancellations we will reach out to each and every one of you! So….you wanna know what kinda crock pot goodies you are getting this week???

Farm to Dooryard Features: Potatoes, Spinach, Broccoli, Onions, Mushrooms, and Celery!!!!

Super Sale: Fennel/$5.29, Avocado/2 for $3!

Give Back Item Of The Week: Cough Drops!

Recipe Of The Week: Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms!

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!

GO PATRIOTS,

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! 

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radishes

Happy New Year, Mainers!

Well, the most stressful season of the year is OVER! Thank goodness! Don’t get me wrong, I love love love love love my Christmas tree. In fact…it’s still up…I can’t bear to bring it down:( I am, however, ready for this new year and all that it brings…which brings me to what it is bringing you this week…

From the farm to your dooryard we will be rockin’ your kitchens with Kale, Chard, Broccoli, Sprouts, Easter Egg Radishes, Rainbow Carrots, and Avocados!!! Yessssssssah! 

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!

We are back on the wagon with our GIVE BACK ITEM OF THE WEEK! This week’s item is HATS! Please leave a new or clean hat for your produce fairy to pick up when they drop off your box of goodies and we will match and donate them to the Preble St. Resource Center!

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!

LOVE LOVE LOVE,

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! 

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HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOO Mainers!

Christmas is right around the corner and  I wanted to give you all a heads up on our holiday schedule! Next week (Christmas week) deliveries will be on Monday instead of Thursday so expect an email on Friday instead of Monday! The same is true for New Years Day! No Deliveries on New Years Day, we will deliver Monday of that week as well. I hope that doesn’t create problems for ya’ll!

Don’t forget! We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family this holiday season? How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Features: Broccoli, Eggplant, Red Chard, Spaghetti Squash, and Pineapple!!!

Super Sale: Mangos!!!!!

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  or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #cascobayorganics! Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

All sorts of love,

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! 

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Happy Monday Mainers!

Batten down the hatches! The storm is coming!!! Don’t you worry one bit about not having fresh veggies on Thursday! Neither rain, nor sleet, not even snow could keep us away! We are the few…the proud…your produce fairies!

Guess what?! Did you know that we have GIFT CERTIFICATES now? You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family this holiday season? How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Features: Baby Bok Choy, Garlic, Carnival Squash,Grapefruit, Chiogga Beets, and Baby Bella Mushrooms!

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 #cascobayorganics! Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

All sorts of love,

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.

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

DROP THE BEET – Walnut Beet salad

DROP THE BEET

Does this scenario sound familiar?

You:“I don’t feel good..”

Anyone who will listen:“Well you must have that thing that’s going around!!”

shutup!

Do you want to minimize the risk of this conversation happening?

Do you want to skate through the sickness season that consumes society from October 31st-April 1st EVERY

We all know what we can do to prepare our bodies for the sickies that plague our homes, schools and work spaces.

Take your vitamins. Stock up on Emergen-C. Wash your (damn) hands.

FACT: Vitamins can help fight off colds and sniffles.

Build up your immunity now before sh*t hits the fan this winter with the helpful vitamins found in delicious, palate pleasing produce.

This is an excellent dish to familiarize yourself with to maybe break out on

Thanksgiving to spice up the usual carb heavy side dishes!

Pilgrims loved beets… I think.

Yes! Turns out when they weren’t too busy wearing buckled shoes and hats (why did that look EVER go out of style)

 they were munching on this underrated root vegetable.

The two main ingredients in this dish are goodies you can find in your

Casco Bay Organics delivery!  You can feel good knowing your produce is local, organic, and full of

nutrients to keep you feeling your best all winter long.

BEETS— here to fight off inflammation and help detoxify your blood…send that cold

PACKING!

MIZUNA GREENS—full of vitamin C, your not-so-secret weapon commonly used at the

first sign of a runny nose.

Dinner guests will swoon over the bright ruby color which will be all over your hands

after handling them(Not unlike, say, a crime scene)

They’ll say, “Ooooh! What’s that?!”

You’ll say matter of factly, “Oh this immune boosting salad? Yeah, just something I’ve been using to stay healthy this season!”

BONUS—-beets may boost your libido! ←I would say that’s a pretty solid plus side to trying this dish!

Walnut Beet Salad with Mizuna Greens

8 oz organic beets washed, peeled and chopped

1⁄4 cup grapeseed oil, divided

himalayan pink salt

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 small fennel bulb, sliced

2 Tablespoons grated ginger root

2 Tablespoons dijon mustard

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 Tablespoon organic honey or maple syrup

juice of 1⁄2 lemon

1 bunch organic mizuna greens

1⁄4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake beets drizzled with 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil for 50-55 minutes.

In a skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil with onion, garlic and fennel until

softened, about 5 minutes over MED-LOW heat. Remove from heat and toss with beets when finished.

Combine ginger, mustard, sweetener, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a bowl.

Massage dressing into mizuna greens with hands until leaves are coated and slightly

wilted. Toss beet onion mixture together with dressed greens and garnish with toasted walnuts!

Beet Salad

Sam is a Holistic Health Coach with a passion for feeding the masses with nourishing, delicious meals using REAL FOOD. She enjoys spending time in her laboratory/kitchen and delighting people with her inventive fare and witty commentary. She believes in inspiring others to find their own personal path to health and wellness. You can find her on instagram @NourishingNomsWithSam   
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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.

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Keep On Moroccan Me, BabY! – Sam Rispoli

KEEP ON MOROCCAN ME, BABY!

 

Moroccan Me

DETOX

Do you get kind of excited and nervous when this word is in front of a recipe claiming to “rid the body” of toxins?

“Feel more energized!”
“Clean up your system!”
“Jump start your metabolism!”

I won’t lie. I almost called this a recipe a Detox Salad. I know the word ”detox” is a buzz word often employed as a means of grabbing your attention and implying quick results.

Detox wants you to think she is a magical word that when placed in front of a seemingly healthy meal or drink, it melts weight magically and cleanses your body of last night’s pint of ice cream and this morning’s breakfast sandwich. Oh sister detox, forgive us now and at the hour of our mozzarella sticks. Amen.

Detox is a lying tramp.

Want the truth? The truth is that your body will naturally filter out toxins through your liver, kidneys and skin. They are always doing this job because your body wants to be balanced, and in order to be balanced, all these organs function simultaneously. You don’t even have to THINK about it!

Now… don’t be confused. Just because your body will detox itself naturally does NOT mean you should still make poor diet choices. A great many food products are made with toxic chemicals and preservatives that can make your precious organs work OVERTIME to filter out the junk.

This can confuse your body. It’s like “Oh cool, thanks for feeding me this food! Oh…wait…is this food? What is this? Can I use any of this for energy? No? WTF is this? WTF IS A SLURPEE? What am I supposed to do with this?”

 

comic

Copyright Bill Watterson, 1989

 

 

And if you are stressed and time crunched and keep ingesting weird non-nourishing food items then your body is forced to try and convert them to energy. The problem is these products can be more toxic than energizing. So it backs up the system when trying to get filtered.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?!

Well….you can start by eating more vegetables on a daily basis. Starting with this Moroccan spiced Carrot Salad! I was going to call it a Detox Salad was because I used Casco Bay Organics’ carrots, which contain Vitamin A, known for assisting the liver in flushing out toxins. I also used some Chioggia beets, which are also popular for their cleansing properties. This duo can help un-gunk your pipes naturally on the inside and support healthy, glowing skin on the outside. I fancied these fabulous organic veggies up with some garam masala spice, cumin and cinnamon for an interesting spicy-but-not-hot-spicy/sweet mix.

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Salad

1 lb organic carrots, shredded
1 organic Chioggia beet, shredded
¼ cup olive oil
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 package Eden’s Organics apple juice infused dried cranberries
½ Tablespoon cumin powder
3 teaspoons garam masala spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

moroccan spiced carrot salad

 

Shred carrots and beets in food processor or grate over box grater. Pour on olive oil and lemon juice and toss with spices and cranberries.

 

 

 

 

Sam is a Holistic Health Coach with a passion for feeding the masses with nourishing, delicious meals using REAL FOOD. She enjoys spending time in her laboratory/kitchen and delighting people with her inventive fare and witty commentary. She believes in inspiring others to find their own personal path to health and wellness. You can find her on instagram @NourishingNomsWithSam

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JUICE RECIPES

A couple juicing recipes for you on this fine Tuesday!  I LOVE juicing, but can sometimes get a little bored with my regulars.  Here are a couple for your juicing enjoyment!  Have fun with this!

 

V-8ish Juice

¼  water

2 Tomatoes

1-2 Cloves of garlic

1 handful of Spinach

2 Carrots

¼ Sweet Onion

2 Celery Stalks

2 tsp. Lemon Juice

1-2 shots of an organic hot sauce (optional)

 

 

Later Heartburn

1 cup Spinach

6 Carrots

 

 

Sweet Green Juice

Mother Nature’s Energy Drink!  Add kale and parsley first.  Then add Romaine, Cuke, Celery and Apple (for sweetening)

2 cups Kale

2 cups Parsley

3 cups Romaine

1 Cucumber

3 Celery stalks

1 Apple

 

 

A quick note about Parsley:

Parsley is LOADED with antioxidants and is a natural diuretic! Parsley aides in kidney function will help rid your kidney of stones, can even help with urinary tract infections, and inflammation in the body! Do you have stiff fingers or joints?  Inflammation too? Try a Parsley Tea for relief from these conditions! Parsley also calms the nerves!  

 

Parsley Tea

Large handful of Parsley to one pint of boiling water

Allow tea to steep in a glass container (I like mason jars) for at least a 1/2 hour and then drink throughout the day!

 

Tropical Fruit Juice

Need a little sunshiny umbrella drink in your life?  Try this for a power punch of beta-carotene which your body will convert to vitamin A.  This means healthy hair, clear eyes, and healthy skin! A spa treatment in a glass!

1 Orange

½ Mango

1 Slice Fresh Pineapple

1 Slice Watermelon

5 Strawberries

*Make sure you remove all peels and seeds before you juice these goodies.  You don’t want anything messing up your tropical fantasy!

 

 

Calcium Juice

½ Broccoli

3 Carrots

1 Apple

Small Handful of fresh Parsley (there’s that wonder herb again)

½ Lemon, peeled and seeds removed

 

 

Potassium Juice

4 Carrots

1 Celery stalk

1 Apple

Handful of fresh Parsley J

Handful of Spinach

½ Lemon peeled and seeds removed