Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ohio Produce- KJ Greens

On Monday afternoon, KJ Greens came to my rescue. KJ Greens is a small specialty produce farm, located on 30 acres in Andover, Ohio. They offer over 30 varieties of micro greens, 25 types of heirloom tomatoes, and an array of baby and standard sized fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They supple many of our area's restaurants, and often contribute product for events like Dinner in the Dark.

Back in June, they hosted a Twitter giveaway, and I was randomly selected as a lucky winner of one Harvest Basket full of Ohio produce. "R" and I have both been traveling a lot the last two months, for work and play, so I held off on the delivery of my prize. Finally, we were both back home with nothing else on the horizon, so I contacted them on Sunday to see if we could get the basket delivered soon. Monday afternoon--it arrived bursting with goodies!
A huge bag of lettuce for salads, peaches, heirloom tomatoes, corn, onions, red okra, squash, three kinds of shoots for garnish, and radishes. I was so excited, and couldn't wait to play in the kitchen (with "R" doing most of the work, as we all know).

Now, when I said that KJ Greens came to the rescue--I meant it. We had just gotten back from NY the night before, and our refrigerator was EMPTY. We took a look at what we had in the box, added a couple of items...and we made an awesome stirfry that came out even better than we had hoped!

We quartered the scallop squash, cut up the red onion, and mixed in some fresh mushrooms and spinach that we happen to have hidden in the fridge. We threw that all on the grill in our handy basket.
Next? We grilled some of the corn and peaches to mix in later.
I absolutely love grilled corn on the cob in the summer, and this corn was so sweet. Have you ever grilled fruit? We love doing peaches and pears.

Finally, everything was cooked (including some shrimp on the grill) and we threw it all together on a plate. Added a drizzle of Thai yellow curry sauce, brown rice, and a popcorn shoot from KJ Greens, and we were all set for dinner.
For an "empty" fridge and a box of Ohio produce-- I was pretty pleased with what we came up with!

I know that some of you are doing Fresh Fork, or another CSA this summer. Are you loving it? Also, our area has some great farmer's markets every week. Click here for a list of markets in Cuyahoga County this summer. Get out there and try some Ohio produce and other local goods! This is the best season for it.

Disclosure: I entered a free giveaway on Twitter, hosted by KJ Greens (@kjgreens), and was randomly selected as the winner of one harvest box. The opinions stated are 100% my own, and the talent in the kitchen is 100% "R".


Jen @ Why CLE? said...

That looks so good. Sweet corn is one of my favorite things to eat in the summer and we've been lucky to get a bunch from Fresh Fork. Will have to try grilling peaches, too!

And I'm totally loving Fresh Fork. It's cut way back on our grocery bills and has us eating more at home and in a healthier way.

Allison M. said...

Looks fantastic!