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Thanks to volunteers Stan Sheppard, Graeme Lakin and Lynnette Lakin for helping pack today….the boxes looked amazing, with many “baby” vegies being delivered today.
Below are a couple of simple recipes I have altered to use the baby produce this week, and the risotto recipe is our families favourite, passed on from a very good French friend staying in the summer holidays…ENJOY!
Baby Spring Green’s pesto
 
3 cups baby kale leaves
1 cup of baby silverbeet
2 baby leeks sliced thinly
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/2 cup raw nuts
1 lemon juiced and zested
40 g finely grated parmesan
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbs water
 
Place all ingredients in a food processor, season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to eat….Serve with crusty bread, add a dollop to soup or omelettes.
 
Fennel risotto
 
1 tbs butter
big glug of olive oil
2 baby leeks sliced thinly
2 baby fennel sliced up finely, save the feathery tops for garnish
2 cloves of garlic crushed.
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup of white wine
3 cups of arborio rice
5 cups of warmed chicken stock
 
Lightly fry the leeks, fennel and garlic in the olive oil and butter, until  softened. Add the arborio rice, and lightly stir for a few minutes. Add white wine.  Then slowly add the stock, stirring regularly and simmer until all stock is absorbed. Add parmesan cheese, and a knob of butter, and serve. Add thinly sliced feathery tops for garnish.
In this week’s box/bag, you will find these vegies from these growers:
Red Splendour Apples (boxes) Petcheys Bay Organic Farm
Beetroot Forest Hill Farm
Broccoli (boxes) Zoe & Dan Magnus
baby Fennel bulb Seven Springs Farm
Herb bunch: bay, thyme, rosemary, sage, curry plant. (boxes) Lynnette Lakin
Kale – baby Old School Farm
Leek – baby (bags) Christine & Jon Bowling
Lemons Old School Farm; Donated
Mixed mushroom punnet Cygnet Mushroom Farm
Pea tendrils Naked Carrot
Meiflower Potatoes Forest Hill Farm
Sweet Grey pumpkin Forest Hill Farm
Rhubarb – red (boxes) Lynnette Lakin
Salad mix Golden Valley Farm
Silver beet – bunched (boxes) Old School Farm
Silverbeet – baby (bags) Zoe & Dan Magnus
This is where your produce has come from this morning:
Christine & Jon Bowling Woodbridge
Cygnet Mushroom Farm Cygnet
Forest Hill Farm Latrobe
Golden Valley Farm Cygnet
Lynnette Lakin Nicholls Rivulet
Naked Carrot Mt Nelson
Old School Farm Preston
Petcheys Bay Organic Farm Petcheys Bay 
Seven Springs Farm Lorinna
Zoe & Dan Magnus Woodbridge
 
Have a great weekend,
 
Amanda

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