What’s In The Box? July 11-17

Light & Bright
The time is ripe—for summer berries! This week, we celebrate the arrival of the first Bella Luna raspberries alongside other summer staples such as crisp, cool English cucumbers, fennel and radicchio, plus baby lettuces and fragrant herbs. Also featuring preserved Meyer lemons, our signature chicken stock and arborio rice to craft your own light and bright risotto, as well as multigrain bread and crème fraîche, this box is full of the flavors of summer. Enjoy!

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

Arborio Rice

When cooked with chicken stock and a splash of wine, this traditional round-grain rice becomes creamy and starchy and is a great accompaniment to just about any flavor combination—including this week’s preserved Meyer lemons.

Preserved Meyer Lemons

Crafted and jarred in our farmhouse kitchen with fresh lemon juice and sea salt, these beautiful preserved Meyer lemons are fantastic incorporated into a summery risotto.

Housemade Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, our housemade stock is simmered with carrots, onions, parsley and celery and seasoned with just a dash of sea salt.

Lummi Island Wild Keta Salmon

Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality, reef-net-caught Keta salmon is perfect for any summer meal!

Multigrain Bread

From our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour, honey and seven different whole grains, all topped with toasted sunflower seeds.

Paul Blisson Rosé 2017

This lovely Rosé from Provence features notes of strawberry, pomegranate and, fittingly for this week’s box, also raspberry!

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. As we hit midsummer, the “girls” are enjoying the long summer afternoons and accompanying lingering evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to summer berries.

Fresh Raspberries

The first crop of raspberries has arrived straight from our patch! Enjoy these red, ripe beauties right from the container, scattered atop a summer salad, or even incorporated into a vinaigrette for that same salad.

Blueberry Sauce

Crafted from juicy Northwest blueberries hand-picked each morning during peak season, our housemade blueberry sauce is just as lovely drizzled over morning pancakes as it is on cheesecake in the evening for dessert!

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed baby lettuces.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes baby carrots, fennel, golden beets, cauliflower, Piracicaba broccolini, Lusia radicchio, red radishes, English cucumber and Romanesco.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, sage and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? June 27 – July 3

Here’s to Summer
Cherries! Zucchini! Fava Beans! Yes, summer—and some of its most treasured crops—truly has arrived here in the Northwest. Accented by other seasonal favorites such as sugar snap peas, English cucumbers, radicchio and Swiss chard, plus rhubarb and Cara Cara oranges, this fresh lineup is fit for your table all week long, also including Gruyère cheese bread, housemade herbed cream cheese and edible flowers to add color and spice to your summer salads. Enjoy!

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

Fresh Fava Beans

These verdant, seasonal beans do require a bit of prep work (see our how-to guide enclosed with this week’s recipes), but it’s worth the effort—enjoy their inherent sweet, nutty flavor with everything from pastas to proteins.

Summer Cherries

The first local cherries from Tonnemaker Orchards have arrived!

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Made in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf balances rich Gruyère cheese with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely delicious toasted or re-warmed in the oven—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.

Caves de Cerca Fâmega Vinho Verde

This young Portuguese wine is made from a beautiful blend of 50% Arinto, 30% Loureiro and 20% Trajadura grapes grown in the magnificent valleys of Tâmega and Douro, which are protected by the Marão and Alvão mountains. Balanced and incredibly versatile in its pairings, the finished wine boasts delicate minerality and fresh fruit aroma.

Housemade Herbed Cream Cheese

Kissed with farm-fresh herbs, this rich and silky cream cheese is crafted in our farmstead creamery.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. As we hit midsummer, the “girls” are enjoying the long summer afternoons and accompanying warm evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Lusia radicchio and a mix of baby lettuces

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes English cucumbers, Chioggia beets, Swiss chard, scallions, sugar snap peas, Piracicaba broccoli, pac choi and Costata Romanesco zucchini, plus Cara Cara oranges and rhubarb.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, mint, sage, rosemary and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

Edible Flowers

Bright, cheery edible flowers to add color and spice to your salads.

What’s In The Box? June 20-26

Summer Solstice
The longest and lightest day of the year is upon us this week, which (hopefully!) means the days of sun-soaked afternoons, leisurely evenings and produce-filled meals on the patio are officially here. Fittingly, this week we’ve captured the tastes of early summer, from crunchy garden lettuces and crisp English cucumbers to our signature lemon olive-oil cake mix to top with luscious, locally-grown strawberries for dessert. Also included in this bright lineup: Sun-dried tomato Pomodoro bread, Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, our housemade pimento cheese and even a bright bouquet of sweet peas. Enjoy!

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

Fresh Strawberries

Tender and ripe, these local beauties are best enjoyed right away, so we’ve included our signature lemon olive oil cake mix to help you whip up a refreshingly-light version of classic strawberry shortcake—see recipes for details.

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Mix

This light and moist cake is a family favorite and boasts a wonderful texture thanks to the inclusion of polenta. Try it for dessert, topped with fresh strawberries and a generous dollop of crème fraîche or whipped cream.

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausages

With a flavor profile that includes hints of sweet maple syrup and savory spices, this incredible breakfast sausage is made from all-natural pork raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley.

Pomodoro Loaf

Flecked with flavorful sun-dried tomatoes and herbs, plus a hint of sea salt, this savory loaf is baked just for us by our favorite bakery in Snohomish.

Le Charmel Côtes de Provence Rosé

This estate wine is produced near Bandol, France along the Mediterranean coast. The grapes are cultivated on picturesque Provençal hillsides, then manually picked, hand-sorted and fully de-stemmed on site. The nose boasts beautiful aromas of raspberries and wild flowers and the palate is wonderfully bright and fresh with notes of strawberry and pear.

Pimento Cheese Spread

The Southern classic! Made with sharp Cheddar cheese, pimentos and fresh herbs, this housemade spread is delicious slathered on bread or crackers.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blue, green and brown.

Girl Meets Dirt Tomato Jam Preserves

Made from beautiful ruby Amish paste tomatoes grown at Maple Rock Farm, this scrumptious preserve from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is accented by organic cane sugar, curls of organic lemon zest and a pinch of San Juan sea salt.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Pomegranate crunch and Cegolaine lettuces, plus micro pea shoots.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Romanesco, rainbow Swiss chard, mini cabbages, English cucumbers and Luisa radicchio, plus lemons and rhubarb.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Mint, thyme and rosemary from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

Seasonal Bouquet

Fresh-picked sweet peas to brighten your home!

What’s In The Box? June 13-19

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 baked beans and house-blend dry grill rub, plus flavorful, all-natural bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like rainbow Swiss chard, purple scallions and summer squash, plus a fresh-baked baguette and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert. To Dad!

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

Skagit River Ranch Bratwurst

The pampered pigs raised on this farm in Sedro-Woolley roam outdoors in certified organic pastureland to root, dig, and cavort, thriving on a diet of flaxseed, corn and wheat. Make these flavorful, all-natural pork sausages the star of your Father’s Day feast by serving them hot off the grill.

House-Blend Dry Grill Rub

Made with a mixture of savory spices including garlic, thyme and smoked sea salt, our house-blend is excellent rubbed on chicken, beef, fish and even seasonal vegetables—think peppers, onions or corn!

Housemade BBQ Beans

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

Pain au Levain Baguette

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough baguette 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.

Fremont Brewing Interurban India Pale Ale

Named after Fremont’s most famous outdoor sculpture, the Interurban India Pale Ale offers Northwest Pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blue, 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 local strawberries have 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

Escarole, spicy microgreens and mini red Romaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes rainbow Swiss chard, baby red potatoes, micro pea tendrils, baby fennel, Hakurei turnips, summer squash, sweet yellow onions and purple scallions.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage blossoms and green garlic from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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