What’s In Season In March?

As we get closer to our March Food Swap, are you wondering what’s in season while you look for ideas for things to swap? Foodland Ontario has a great chart that shows produce availability throughout the year. Available here, the availability guide shows that in March, the following produce is in season:

Beets

Cabbage

Carrots

Cucumber (greenhouse)

Lettuce (greenhouse)

Mushrooms

Onions (cooking and red)

Parsnips

Peppers (greenhouse)

Potatoes

Rhubarb

Rutabega

Sprouts

Squash

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes (greenhouse)

Does that inspire some ideas for our March swap? Don’t forget, you can also theme your swap items… we’re swapping the day after St. Patrick’s Day and a couple days before the start of spring. Both are great ideas to theme.

Details about the March Food Swap are available here. Remember, you need to register and get a ticket at Eventbrite for our swaps. Go to our March Swap Eventbrite and get your ticket today!

Rhubarb Recipes

Keeping with yesterday’s post about what’s available in Ontario right now, we thought we’d post some rhubarb recipe ideas. Since there are so many recipe sites, we chose TASTESPOTTING.COM because it’s one of the best sites to find new, exciting and different recipes.

When you go to Tastespotting.com, you can put in a specific term and get a long list of ideas using that term. So when we put in RHUBARB, we got the following list: RHUBARB SEARCH RESULTS.

So check it out and find something new to try!

 

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REMINDER: Tickets for our Sunday, June 2 Food Swap are available until Friday, May 30. Go to EVENTBRITE to reserve your ticket. They are free! If you are participating in the swap, you must have a ticket.

 

Wondering what’s in season in Ontario?

Then you should check out Foodland Ontario’s AVAILABILITY GUIDE.

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This is the printed version that we’ve used for a few years.

Right now, the asparagus and rhubarb should be making appearances at local markets and stores. Have you seen any local farm produce yet? Where? Let us know so we can all take advantage of the local Ontario goodness!

If you grow rhubarb and are overwhelmed by it, bouquets of freshly picked rhubarb make a great swap choice.

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REMINDER: Tickets for the June 2 swap are available until Friday, May 30. If you are attending, you need to register on Eventbrite to get your ticket. Go to haltonfoodswap.eventbrite.ca to get your ticket today!

Paper Bag Packaging Idea from Oh Happy Day!

As we count down the days towards our next swap, we keep finding really cute ideas for packaging. Check out this one we found using paper bags at Oh Happy Day:

Photo from Oh Happy Day! Make sure you check it out for a whack of great ideas!

Photo from Oh Happy Day! Make sure you check it out for a whack of great ideas!

This idea would be a lot of fun for a variety of swappables… and it’s a cute way to put all that pertinent information about ingredients right on the packaging.

Have you signed up for our June 2nd swap at Baba Link Farm? Go to EVENTBRITE to get your ticket now!