Tastes like summer!

Don’t you love tasting something new?  It could be a new flavour that you’ve been missing out on.  Well, tonight I discovered the taste of a fava bean and its creamy goodness will be hard to pass up in the future.

The fava beans that I ate were from the GCUOF, fresh and plump.  At first I didn’t know how to prepare them, and I think that’s the reason I have never bought them before.  A quick internet search answered my questions and helped produce a great meal!

>>CLICK: This website explains how to shell the beans.
(Note: the skin shrivels after you take it out of the boiling water, not while it is boiling)

>>CLICK: This website is a great basic recipe for fava beans.
(Sauteed as a side dish).


At the farm, we are selling fava beans by the quart on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m.  We are also selling the wonderful and more common foods you love!

GCUOF market

2 Responses to “Tastes like summer!”
  1. Sonia says:

    Hi Michelle… Thank you for your newsletters! I really really look forward to reading what you’re doing and what crops you are working on. I especially like your pictures! Not too many this time! aaah…. I will be coming down to the farm in September to help with harvesting and can’t wait! But… can you give me directions where to go to your Thursday sales? What do you think you will have for sale this Thursday? Can you use some help now on the farm? Thank you for taking the time to reply. and … thank you for your Newsletter. Awesome! ~~Sonia

    • Michelle Arseneault says:

      Thanks Sonia! I am so glad that you are enjoying the posts and the photos. You are welcome to help with harvesting in the fall and anytime you have a chance in the summer because we welcome the help. Rainy days are often slower though. I will edit the post to include directions/location of the Thursday market: at the farm – College Ave and Dundas Ln, through parking lot P18. When you reach the parking lot, walk to the edge opposite the parking lot entrance and you will see our tent and sign. We can’t give an absolute list of food for sale but so far we have had: butterhead lettuce, beet greens with tender beets, fava beans, sugar snap peas, collard greens, many herbs, rhubarb, swiss chard, arugula, and mustard greens. I promise it’s all delicious 🙂

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