Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bringing the new faces of agriculture to your home...

Everdale’s New Farmer Calendar for all of 2010 is now available on-line !

Enjoy tips and tricks of the farming trade, a page on companion planting and more to get you through the winter, with a new farmer profile for each month. These calendars make unique and useful holiday presents while supporting the next generation of farmers.

To see sample pages and order the calendar, go to:

This calendar has been published by Everdale’s Farmers Growing Farmers (FGF) program.
All proceeds go towards supporting new farmers.
For more information see or please contact the FGF team at

Farmers Growing Farmers
South West Ontario FarmON Alliance Partner
Everdale Farm

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Creamy Swiss Chard Pasta Recipe

1 lb swiss chard
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup fat free sour cream or plain yogurt
1/2 cup 2% low-fat milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
8 ounces fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package
salt and pepper

1. Wash swiss chard, cut into small pieces.
2. Heat oil in large 2 quart saucepan over medium high heat, 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add swiss chard, garlic and onion; cooking 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add tomatoes, sour cream, milk, parmesan cheese, cooked fettuccine, salt and pepper to taste; stir well.
5. Serve warm.

Green Earth Organics Holiday Closure

In order to provide our staff with some holiday time, GEO will be closed December 24 through January 1 and will reopen as usual Monday January 2.
Regardless of your delivery day, if you have a delivery scheduled for the week of December 19, we ask that all holds, cancels, substitutions or additions to your order be made no later than Monday December 19 by 9am.

What this means for your delivery schedule;
If you have a delivery scheduled the week of December 19

If you are on a 2 week delivery schedule and your last delivery is scheduled for the week of December 19, your next delivery will be the week of January 2.
If you are on a 2 week delivery schedule and your last delivery was the week of December 12, your next delivery will be the week of January 9.

PRE-AUTHORIZED PAYMENTS (BANK DEBITS) will take place Wednesday December 21, rather then Thursday December 22.

We wish you all a safe and happy holidays and all the best in the New Year!
GEO Staff

Monday, December 7, 2009

Book Your Thanksgiving Turkey Now!

Fresh Whole Organic Turkeys Now Available for delivery the week of October 4. Please reserve yours now by phone or email by Monday Morning. They are available in sizes ranging 16lb to 25+lbs for $5/lb.
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Also available Smoked Ham $14.5/lb
Lam (leg or rack) from $11.19/lb

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Health Canada Recall on Filsigners Apple Cider

Reference Number: 5237
Date of Recall: 11/6/2009
Recall Classification: 2
Distribution : Ontario
Extent of the Product Distribution : Retail and Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Product List
Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Other Codes Reason for Recall:
FILSINGER'S ORGANIC FOODS ORGANIC SWEET APPLE CIDER 1 liter 0 63930 10338 8 H16293 Chemical - Toxin - Patulin
FILSINGER'S ORGANIC FOODS ORGANIC SWEET APPLE CIDER 1.89 liter None / Aucun H16293 Chemical - Toxin - Patulin
FILSINGER'S ORGANIC FOODS ORGANIC SWEET APPLE CIDER 4 liter None / Aucun H16293 Chemical - Toxin - Patulin

If you require additional information about an individual recall, please contact us.

The ones we have are not recalled.

If you have cider from us with these codes, please return them to us for a full refund.


Creamed Peas and Celery

Creamed Peas and Celery
4 cups Snap Peas. , shelled
2 cups Celery. , washed, cut in pieces
pinch of Nutmeg. , salt and pepper to taste
1 cup thick white sauce
* (To make White Sauce: scald 1 pint of milk. Melt 1,2 or 3 tablespoons of butter, depending on desired consistency, in a saucepan. Add half a teaspoon of salt, and 1,2,or 4 tablespoons of flour, depending on desired consistency, and let cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the milk little by little, stirring gently until it boils. Let it boil for 3 minutes.)
1. Creamed Recipe, Boil peas in salted water for about 20 minutes.
2. Drain off water.
3. While peas are boiling, boil celery in salted water in another saucepan for about 15 minutes.
4. Drain off water.
5. During this time make the white sauce.
6. Add celery, peas and seasonings to the sauce.
7. Let simmer for 2 minutes.
8. Then serve.

Christmas shopping do's & don'ts

1. Brand matters-Shop at good quality stores. Christmas is a time to buy gifts for others, so you don’t want to buy cheap goods that will last only a few months. Look for durable items that will remind your recipient of your love throughout the coming year. In a lot of cases, try to choose something you would enjoy receiving.
2. Stay safe-If you’re buying online; be sure that the website has SSL technology. You can click on the blue bar for details on the security. You definitely want your credit card information to stay secure. Further, if you don’t receive your purchased item, you can contest the charge.
3. Make a list-One way to save money this Christmas would be to prepare a list well in advance. Don’t head out to the store only with your credit card in hand. Impulse shopping can keep you up at night worrying about bills!
4. Special wrapping-Christmas gifts are more than just gifts. They reflect the sentiments of the giver. So save a little money to wrap up your gift in a special way. You can even add a customized note to each family member.
5. Discounts-They can be found at almost every store. Make best use of them! Keep your eyes open for a good bargain. However, don’t compromise on quality!

Next : Christmas Shopping don’ts …
1. Avoid weekends-(Or shop on line!) If you want to avoid bumping shoulders with every other shopper then go shopping on a weekday – preferably in the morning. Salespeople are a lot friendlier when they don’t have a crowd to handle.
2. Don’t limit your choice-So you’ve made a list of items to be bought, but you can’t find one or two. What do you do? Plan for this in advance by writing a back up gift option on your list. This will save you a lot of time especially if you’re shopping for a large number of people.
3. Don’t lose receipts-Save all the receipts from your Christmas shopping expedition. You may need it later, when your gift turns out to be faulty or has a missing part. Your gift recipient will be glad you can get a replacement.
4. Don’t wrap right away-Check your item thoroughly before you thrown on the fancy wrapping paper. Also remember to remove the price tag and other purchase particulars.
5. Don’t wait-Christmas shopping doesn’t need to be restricted to December. Shop when something catches your fancy. You can store it away for Christmas day!

And most important Do: share your tips with others!