What’s Fresh News – August 17, 2010

Farm News

Report from Kildara Farms

We have been very pleased to be able to offer more local herbs this year thanks to Brian and Daphne at Kildara Farms.  The dill has been fabulous – dilled potato salad, dilled beans!  It can be a tricky business especially with herbs such as cilantro.  In this heat they can go to flower very quickly.  This morning as they were taking stock, viewing the field for our Tuesday am order, they found the cilantro flowering.  The leaves are still very tasty, lots of big cilantro flavour!  It is a more feathery variety than the parsley type you might see at a store.  Did you know that Cilantro flowers turn in to seeds that we know as the spice Coriander?

Farmer Brian also suggests trying Summer Savory in all recipes calling for Thyme

cherries

Last of the cherries this week and they are certified Transitional.  This means the orchard uses organic growing methods and is under the training and supervision of the certifying body for a specified period while the soil and/or their own skills improve.  We love to support transitional farmers!

Transition Town VictoriaGrassroots Picnic

Sat. Aug. 21st from 12 – 4 p.m

Bring a picnic and your instrument or a teachable skill to this all-ages  “Transition Town” gathering in Porter Park east of the Moss St Market. How can we build local resilience as we significantly reduce our dependency on fossil fuels? Which skills will we need in a post-oil world? Learn about food growing and composting, indigenous skills and plants, making solar panels from re-used materials; sing along with the Gettin’ Higher Summer Choir, join a spiral dance, learn non-violent communication and more. Rain or shine. www.transitionvictoria.ca

Coleslaw Variations

½ cabbage, shredded (use a grater)

1 small Walla Walla onion, diced

2 large kale or chard leaves, chiffonade (roll leaves together and cut cross wise into thin ribbons)

2 carrots, grated

Spice it up with any of the following:

  • Cilantro, cumin and lime
  • Apple, raisin and Fennel

Dress with:

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Let marinate for a bit if you have time (it gets even better the next day). Use in wraps with grated cheddar!

SEND US YOUR CABBAGE SALAD RECIPES!!

SHARE ORGANICS SPONSORS FRINGEKIDS FEST

IN MARKET SQUARE,  11 AM – 4 PM, SATURDAY AUGUST 28

MARKET SQUARE (560 JOHNSON)

This fun family celebration is one of the Fringe’s best kept secrets. FringeKids is a completely free one-day family festival with live entertainment, music, Fringe Faeries, craft activities, facepainting, Major Conrad Flapps, the life-sized Cardboard Castle for small artists to paint and an inflatable bouncy bunny! An exciting new addition this year is an appearance by the exquisite giant puppets created by Puente Theatre and the Inter-Cultural Association. Families are encouraged to bring new school supplies to donate to the Single Parent Resource Centre. This event is sponsored by the City of Victoria, Market Square and Share Organics.  See www.victoriafringe.com

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“Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business” – Tom Robbins

www.shareorganics.bc.ca

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