Eating Well over the Holidays

Veggie platter in shape of Christmas tree - broccoli & tomatoes, with yellow capsicum star and pretzel trunk

The Christmas holidays are generally not known as a time for healthy eating. But with more awareness of how our eating habits affect the planet, a bit more time on our hands, and perhaps a desire to enter the new year right, we can use the holidays to prepare special dishes that are good for the soul and the planet!

Here are some past recipes that will hopefully provide some inspiration and help you use up some of your veg box produce during this festive week.

We offered some special holiday treats to our animals over the holidays too! Here are some photos of our pigs, goats, alpacas, and chooks enjoying their Christmas feasts.

Brown alpace, with fur recently shorn, eating apple from someone's hand Light brown goad eating lettuce and other veg White and black goat with big horns eating appleBrown hens eaging watermelong slice from someone's hand Brown chicken eating blueberries from someone's hand Pig eating on the grass

From the entire team at Green Connect Farm, we wish you a safe and happy holiays. Thank you so much for supporting our fair food venture and for choosing a local, sustainable and ethical food system. We hope to see you on a farm tour soon!


Lindsay Burlton (Fair Food Coordinator)
Emily Henderson (Farm Manager)
The Green Connect Farm Team


In your box:

Grid of what's in veg boxes on 29 Dec 2021

Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Did you know?

Silverbeet, a type of swiss chard, is a member of the beet family that has been bred for broad leaves and fat, juicy leaves. It’s a good source of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C and boast many health benefits. It can be cooked in the same way as spinach; try adding the leaves to and stems to a quiche, stir fry, pasta, or smoothie! It’s also great on it’s own sautéed with garlic and olive oil, with some lemon juice squeezed on top, and (optionally) chopped almonds, seeds or other nuts for texture. Add some steamed fish or a poached egg to make it a full meal!

To ensure your silverbeet stays fresher for longer, try wrapping a damp paper towel around the stems and covering the leaves inside a reused plastic bag.

You can find all of our recipes here!