Remember Monday when we made the best gluten-free pizza crust ever- well we did a lot with it. A whole lot. You know why? Because earlier in the week the best thing ever happened to us.
A very attractive (and from the photo above, very tall) gentleman, wearing a sweater that made us all want to curl up with it/him, showed up to the kitchen with a giant box of vegetables. Is there anything better than a hottie with a large butternut squash? (Tweet today's tweetable- if you dare!)
I was connected to Ran Goel, hedgefund lawyer turned urban farmer, by a mutual friend. I fell in love with what they are doing straight away. Fresh City's goal is to empower people to start city farm businesses in Toronto in backyards, front yards and beyond.
Their main farm is right here in the city at Downsview park, along with container gardening happening at The Brickworks. In the winter, much of their goods have to come from elsewhere, but we did get a whole bunch of greens and things grown indoors. Loved it all! I proposed that if Fresh City Farms dropped us off a box of food to try out, we would go to town with the ingredients and come up with something amazing. That's how we ended up with six different pizza topping configurations for our Gluten-Free Pizza.
I can not tell you how amazing it was, in the midst of a hectic time wrapping up my book and all, to have someone deliver me a box of fresh organic produce. We made the pizzas on Friday and all weekend I have been eating well on this fresh produce. If you have never tried the CSA game, you must. Fresh City Farms doesn't require a membership either which is nice 'cause it keeps things flexible. Plus- if you are in the Toronto area, they will do home delivery.
And finally- to answer your question, what did we do with our pizza, and all the amazing produce from Fresh City Farms? This!
Mushroom and green onion
Orange pepper and tomato with roasted garlic
Roasted butternut squash, garlic and pear
Question of the day: What is your fave pizza topping?
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