Summertime Brunch Recipes

Summer has officially arrived! This week’s box is fit for brunch, lunch and beyond with all the ingredients for a summer vegetable frittata (think: sweet peppers, baby summer squash, yellow fingerling potatoes) and Italian sausage to serve alongside. Also featuring such favorites as Pomodoro bread, apricot jam and fragrant herbs, this bright lineup is rounded out by the first of the summer peaches and our signature cobbler mix—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Summer Vegetable Frittata
Packed with peppers, potatoes and sweet onion, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

Shaved Beet, Carrot & Radish Salad
Crisp and crunchy, this colorful salad makes a great picnic dish!

Summer Red Wine Vinaigrette
File this one away: This versatile vinaigrette pairs beautifully with summer veggies and salads.

Garlic Butter-Roasted Cremini Mushrooms
Roasted with capers and garlic, this simple dish is a real show-stopper.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini or tossed in with cooked quinoa.

Peach Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this classic summer dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

Father’s Day Cookout Recipes

Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky housemade beans and locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce, plus flavorful bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like baby red beets and Walla Walla spring onions, Pain au Levain bread and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Mint Lemonade
This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a warm afternoon.

Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish, even veggies!

Cherry Tomato Salsa with Fresh Herbs
A pico de gallo-style salsa bright in flavor and combined with Walla Walla salad onions and mint.

Baby Beet & Carrot Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
This beautiful salad utilizes both the bright baby beets and tender greens.

Grilled Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Mustard Vinaigrette
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy summer greens, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Strawberry Shortcakes with Crème Fraîche
Topped with our housemade crème fraîche and ripe strawberries, these shortcakes are moist, crumbly and just a touch sweet.

What’s In The Box? June 14-20

Father’s Day Cookout
Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky housemade beans and locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce, plus flavorful bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like baby red beets and Walla Walla spring onions, Pain au Levain bread and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert.

Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Double DD Meats Bratwurst Sausage

Family owned and run since 1955, Mountlake Terrace butchery Double DD Meats only carries naturally-raised meats, including this week’s smoky bratwurst links spiced with fresh herbs. Make these flavorful sausages the star of your Father’s Day feast by serving them hot off the grill.

Leon’s Small Batch Spicy BBQ & Dippin’ Sauce

This locally-made BBQ sauce is crafted from a treasured family recipe, utilizing natural ingredients and spices to achieve its signature smoky flavor and spicy-sweet twang. Wonderful served as a condiment or atop pulled pork, smoked chicken, brats or burgers, the gluten-free sauce also makes a great marinade.

Housemade BBQ Beans

Our take on the American classic, these slow-simmered beans are spiced with ketchup, mustard and just a touch of brown sugar.

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough loaf epitomizes French country-style baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.

Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager

Inspired by one of Brewmaster Don Spencer’s many excursions to Germany to study the art of lager crafting, the Ziggy Zoggy is Silver City’s refreshing interpretation of a Zwickelbier, a type of young lager. Bright and vibrant, this unfiltered lager balances crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavor with assertive, spicy Sterling hop character.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms on nice days, our heritage breed laying hens are also thoroughly enjoying a bounty of sprouting seeds and spring popweed, in turn supplying us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blues, green and brown.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche is the perfect finishing touch to strawberry shortcake!

Cream Shortcake Mix

Just add cream! Made from organic flour, sugar and sweet butter, plus aluminum-free baking powder and a dash of sea salt, our housemade shortcake mix bakes up crumbly and moist, yet light and airy.

Local Strawberries

Summer is calling: The first crop of luscious strawberries has arrived. Tender and ripe, these local beauties are best enjoyed right away, so we recommend trying them in this week’s recipe for strawberry shortcake.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed baby lettuces and mesclun salad greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Walla Walla spring onions, cauliflower, baby carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, baby red beets and Hedlin Farms cherry tomatoes, plus lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Garlic, parsley, thyme, rosemary and mint.

What’s In The Box? June 7-13

Spring Picnic
The pleasant days of early June practically beg for a lazy, leisurely picnic packed with farm-fresh produce such as sun-ripened cherry tomatoes and favorite bites like baby red potato salad topped with silky dressing. This week, spend an afternoon with family and friends nibbling away at a picnic-perfect quartet—smoked salmon, velvety crème fraîche, pickled red onions and Jewish Rye bread. Also included in this bright lineup: A bevy of bright salad greens and all the ingredients for a delicious fresh apricot galette.

Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Smoked Wild Salmon

Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality, reef net-caught salmon is hot smoked over alder coals and kissed with just the right amount of seasoning. Extra-rich and flavorful, it is excellent paired with pickled red onions, lemony crème fraîche and this week’s Jewish Rye loaf.

Pickled Red Onions

A wonderful condiment for burgers, lox and even tacos, our handcrafted red onions are pickled in vinegar and seasoned with fresh garden herbs.

Jewish Rye Bread

This dense, nutty loaf is baked for us by our favorite small bakery in Snohomish. Crafted with traditional dark rye flour, a natural sour rye starter and caraway seeds, this hearty bread is wonderful toasted and topped with lox.

La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2016

This French white wine is a lovely dinner wine, pairing well with salads and light entrées such as chicken or fish. The nose shows enchanting aromas of white fruits, citrus and spring flowers and, on tasting, the palate is fresh and aromatic, with a rich and inviting undertone.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche serves as a beautiful base for summer salad dressings—see recipes for ideas!

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms on nice days, our heritage breed laying hens are also thoroughly enjoying a bounty of sprouting seeds and spring popweed, in turn supplying us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blues, green and brown.

Galette Dough

Crafted from all-purpose flour, sugar and organic butter, this housemade pastry dough adapted from a beloved Alice Waters recipe bakes up light and crisp, with a smooth buttery taste that pairs well with this week’s amazingly-juicy fresh apricots.

Fresh Fruit

Lemons and fresh apricots.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed baby lettuces, peppery arugula and mesclun salad greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes baby red potatoes, Hedlin Farms cherry tomatoes, red radishes, Hakurei turnips and Walla Walla spring onions.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Mint, parsley, garlic, thyme, rosemary and dill.

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