Studies have shown that housing prices and food bank activity are strongly correlated, but the effects don't stop there. The cost of housing is the single biggest reason for homelessness in a study conducted throughout 25 cities in the US — above factors such as unemployment and low-wage jobs. If cities want to curb their own homeless and hunger rates, it might be time to explore this connection even further and see what can be done about it.
We all know when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But when the FRESH PRODUCE BOX gives you apples, you can make a deliciously healthy treat! Like this week’s recipe pairing, a unique Mixed Grain Pilaf with Caramelized Apples. Yum!
Another vegetarian favourite found often in the FRESH PRODUCE BOX is butternut squash. This healthy and versatile FRUIT (yes, it’s technically a fruit), is often found mashed or in soups, breads, muffins or pies. This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with Tahini & Za’atar has a delicious Mediterranean twist. Enjoy!
What to do when your FRESH PRODUCE BOX includes a whole head of fresh broccoli? Fill your stir-fry cravings with a delicious Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry. A perfect fresh vegetarian dish that everyone will love!
Looking for a tasty and healthy recipe that can please the whole family? Look no further than this week’s Fresh Produce Box Recipe Pairing! This Hoisin Chicken and Green Beans recipe combines a Fresh Produce Box staple with simple ingredients for a delicious result. It even comes with a veggie alternative for those picky eaters in the family. Thank us later!
If this prolonged April winter has you down in the dumps, some comfort food made from the seasonal and nutritious ingredients in the FRESH PRODUCE BOX is a must! Pretend you’re on a warm beach in Mexico with a recipe for Mexican 5 Layer Appetizer. Delicioso!
Shake the winter blues early by planning a fun and creative event to help support Eden and your community. Sick of the usual food drives? We’ve got you covered with unique ideas to inspire your next gathering. Here are a few spring fling ideas to kick off the season and feel good about giving back while having fun!
Wondering what to do with the Loblaw Gift Card in your mail? Since Loblaws announced their gift card program for price fixing, generous Canadians have been sweeping social media with messages to donate the $25 cards to their local food banks and those in need. Since then, there has been some confusion about the best method of utilising the cards for the most bang for your buck. Here are some options we thought of for you...
This week’s FRESH PRODUCE BOX was jam-packed with superfoods like spinach and avocado. Our recipe is a simple and super healthy Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans.
...And we’re back! This week’s FRESH PRODUCE BOX included carrots, colourful peppers and a ton of greens so we have a recipe for an Easy Cheesy White Veggie Lasagna.
This week's FRESH PRODUCE BOX included some deliciously in-season eggplant so naturally our recipe centres around them. We hope you enjoy this yummy vegetarian lasagna that's perfect for a cold mid winter night. Just add cheese!