Proud to be a freak

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I'm not sure if you saw the so-called 'Fresh food people' ad last week making us organic farmers and consumers of home grown food out to be freaks.  It quickly got taken down from social media as there was a backlash of comments from us 'freaks' absolutely flabbergasted that what was being marketed to us as a healthy alternative was Frozen Ready Meals that contain ingredients from as far away as Spain heated in a microwave in a plastic container...  Rather than homegrown food out of our own backyards.  The other alarming thing is that the snippet is presented by someone that is apparently quite famous on Australian TV as an advocate for healthy eating and lifestyle.
In case you haven't seen the ad there is a link to it here for you to make your own mind up about whether we are 'freaks' or not!

Pic courtesy of Organic Gardening magBeetroot tops

Beetroot bunches will be in this week's boxes again and the green tops are even more nutritious than there roots! Yet very few people know what to do with them. Some cooking suggestions:
  • Beet greens go well with other greens such as chard, spinach, kale etc. They can be used in soups, ravioli, pasta, sandwiches, pizza, omelet, and stuffed bread and puffs etc.
  • Tender, fresh and young greens can be juiced. However, since beet greens rather contain high amounts of oxalic acid, it should be juiced with other greens and vegetable like cucumber and fruits like lime, oranges etc.
  • Fresh, very young and crispy beet greens can be used raw in salads.
  • Mature leaves and stalks are typically cooked or sautéed.
Enjoy! and turnip the beets!

Let us take the stress out of your Christmas this year

Our last delivery of our organic food boxes this year is on 22 and 23 December and offers the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas grocery shopping done online, without the hassle of going into the shops. And by choosing Munch Crunch for your organic Christmas groceries you choose to support our local farmers at the same time, which makes their Christmas a little better too. Christmas is such a fun time of the year but can also be taxing on our environment if not celebrated consciously. Everything from the food, gifts and decoration we choose has either a positive, neutral or negative impact on our planet! Convenience is often chosen over sustainability during the holidays and we're hoping that by making it more convenient to go organic, people will avoid the big supermarkets and support their local organic farmers instead (that's what you get for calling us freaks). Choose positive this Christmas and G O - O R G A N I C this Christmas! or put together a beautiful Christmas hamper as a gift - delivered to their doorstep for your convenience.

This week's Seasonal Box

The likely box contents for this week's Medium Seasonal box are:
  • Corn - Sweet (2 cobs)
  • Sweet Potato - Gold (750g)
  • Apples (750g)
  • Banana - Cavendish (750g)
  • Cucumber - Green (400g)
  • Mint (bunch)
  • Beetroot - Bunch (bunch)
  • Beans - round (250g)
  • Lettuce - Salad Mix (150g)
  • Eschallots - baby (bunch)
  • Kale - Green (bunch)
And don't forget to add further items (extra fruit, veg, bread, dairy, pantry items etc) to your box.

Items to add to your Custom or Seasonal Box

Weekly changing Seasonal fruit & veg
PLV SuperKraut
Your favourite Sol Bread
The Unexpected guest pancake mix
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