July 2017 CCFI Food Shares and Recipes

Tomorrow is the monthly Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) food pick up and Good Food Feast. We will be gathering at Kheprw Institute, on July 8th from 3-5pm, as we do every Second Saturday of the month – sharing food and building our community program. Usually, you don’t find out what is in your bag of goodies until you arrive, but we are going to start letting the cat out of the bag a little early. If you don’t like spoilers you may want to stop reading now! For any of you that are planners like me, this early heads up will give you a chance to plan how you are going to cook all this delicious food. Can we get a little drumroll for what is in this week’s bag?

July 2017 CCFI Produce List

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 pint potatoes
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 green head lettuce
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3/4 lb rainbow carrots

Thank you to:

Johnnie Raber Family Farms & Full Hand Farm

What you can cook with this month’s share

IMG_0343If you have picked up shares you know that there are always a few recipes included to help you out in case you need ideas for how to cook a certain ingredient. That sheet will still be there on Saturday, but now you can also come back to this post and find the recipes again. For those of you not yet getting a share, what are you waiting for? Until you do join this great community, you can find some great recipes that will use in-season vegetables you can find at the store or the farmers market.


  • Baked Spanish Tortilla with Potato, Bell Pepper, Onion, Kale, Tomato, and Feta – This recipe will use a good bunch of the produce and the eggs. This would make a great dish for the family meal Sunday morning or dinner any night of the week.
  • Black Bean Summer Squash Enchilada – This is a nice budget friendly dish this time of year. You already have a bell pepper and yellow squash, which you can also often find for a low price at the farmer’s markets and you might even have a neighbor that has too many squashes in their garden that they would be willing to share!
  • Kale, Potato, and Onion Frittata – This will be a fun, different, and surely a tasty way to use some the potatoes you are getting this week. Another great dish for a weekend meal or an easy dinner. A lot of this recipe could be chopped in advance to make getting it on the table faster.
  • Easy Garlic Kale – Sometimes the best recipes are the easiest recipes. This would make for a delicious side all year round and you could even use different greens like spinach or swiss chard. For a little added flavor try drizzling a tiny bit of vinegar over the top and even though the recipe doesn’t mention it, don’t forget a pinch of salt brings out the flavor.

Do you have some favorite recipes that you can make with this month’s share? Maybe something IMG_0373with those beautiful rainbow carrots? Let us know your recipe ideas by e-mailing food@kheprw.org, so we can share them with the community!

Don’t forget to join us at the Kheprw Institute at 3pm on Saturday July 8th and every Second Saturday for the Good Food Feast, which includes a cooking demonstration and community potluck! Stop in and see our program in action and inquire about shares available for walk-in customers. Make sure to reserve your CCFI share by the first Saturday of the month to be a part of our monthly cooperative fresh food purchase. Support the program and learn more at food.kheprw.org.


Thanks to Anne Fassnacht for contributing to this blog!