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.

What’s In The Box? May 31 – June 5

Spring Supper
As temperatures warm and sunlight continues to grace our wooded enclave, spring has reached the pinnacle as it begins the transition into glorious summer. Thus, this week’s box features the debut of such early summer favorites as butter lettuce greens and rainbow cherry tomatoes, as well as a fresh array of spring classics to help craft a light and bright lasagna that stars spinach greens, fresh ricotta and aged Grana cheeses and our own mushroom duxelles. Also included: Creamy, sea salt-kissed butter, fresh eggs and oversize garlic scapes fit for grilling—enjoy!

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

Fresh Spring Lasagna Kit

Everything you need to craft a bright and fresh spring lasagna, from savory mushrooms duxelles to creamy ricotta cheese—gather up the following ingredients and see this week’s recipe cards to get cookin’:

Spring Spinach

Iron-rich spinach greens.

Housemade Duxelles

An excellent complement to this week’s bright spinach lasagna, our housemade duxelles are made from a finely chopped mixture of wild mushrooms, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine.

Fresh Ricotta & Aged Grana Cheeses

Use this dynamic duo to complete your lasagna! Rich, creamy, and mildly sweet, this lovely fresh ricotta is crafted in our farmstead creamery from cow’s milk whey and heavy cream, while our hard Grana-style cheese is crafted from part-skim cow’s milk to allow for an extra-long aging of 36 months or more.

Focaccia Bread

This soft, chewy Italian-style loaf is baked just for us by our favorite local bakery. Kissed with fragrant fresh herbs, it is delicious simply dipped in olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula 2015 Red Blend

A rich, concentrated red from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, this full-bodied wine is made from a blend of 47% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 27% Carignan grapes. Intense with notes of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and pepper, it will stand up nicely to this week’s lasagna.

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.

Cherry Valley Dairy Cultured Butter
with Gray Sea Salt

This silky-smooth butter from Duvall-based Cherry Valley Dairy combines sweet, grassy butter with artisan gray sea salt for a flavor profile that wows.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Tom Thumb butter and Red Fire lettuces.

Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes

The first cherry tomatoes of the season—these beautiful beauties come in a kaleidoscope of colors from Hedlin Farms in Mount Vernon.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Hakurei turnips, Pink Beauty radishes, Golden Frills mustard greens, yellow onions, and kale, plus lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week, including cilantro, mint, garlic, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Also included: Oversize elephant garlic scapes. Boasting a mild garlicky flavor, these tender stalks are wonderful sautéed in butter, grilled and drizzled in olive oil or incorporated into a punchy pesto dip.

What’s In The Box? May 24-30

Forager’s Delight
From the season’s first fiddleheads to pretty pink radishes, spring produce continues to abound, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. Thus, this week’s box sings with such additional highlights as baby Shiitake mushrooms, snap peas and flowering sage; combine these beauties with such provisions as multigrain bread, nutty Alpine-style cheese, chicken stock and our own strawberry preserves, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at your table.

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

Locally-Foraged Fiddleheads

A true spring delicacy! These tightly-coiled tips of the Lady fern are only available for a short time in the spring and boast a grassy, slightly-nutty flavor when sautéed—they are also a lovely addition to pastas, risottos or stir fries.

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

With their curled umbrella-shaped caps and tender thin stalks, baby Shiitake mushrooms release a garlic-pine aroma when cooked and are beloved for their rich, earthy flavor.

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, our flavorful stock is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt.

Fresh Multigrain Bread

Made in downtown Snohomish by our favorite local bakery, this round loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour, seven different whole grains, a hint of honey and toasted sunflower seeds.

Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Crafted from 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks, this California white is Smooth and flavorful, with plenty of pear and light herb aromas. The wine’s inherent light spice, plus mineral and melon flavors, offer a good sense of layering on the palate, all leading to a generous mouthfeel and lingering finish.

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.

Acme Farms Alpine-Style Cheese

This firm, nutty cheese is crafted in town of Acme with rsbT-free milk from the jersey cows at Lynden-based Twin Brook Creamery and boasts a sweet, fruity flavor when young that becomes more complex and earthy with age.

Strawberry Preserves

Our housemade freezer-style jam is crafted from ripe, juicy strawberries hand-picked each morning during peak season. To preserve the wonderful fresh flavor and color, we make this jam with berries, organic cane sugar, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and pectin. (That’s it!)

Fresh Fruit

Ruby-red rhubarb and lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Red and green lettuces.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes rainbow Swiss chard, Pink Beauty radishes, pac choi, baby red potatoes, yellow onions, Romanesco, snap peas and Hakurei turnips.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Cilantro, parsley, thyme, mint and flowering sage.

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