What’s In The Box? June 6-12

JUNE 6-12

Spring into Summer
This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—baby beets, snap peas, ruby-red rhubarb—while looking forward to summer with the first of the local strawberries. Have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, golden wildflower honey and Sauk Farm honeycrisp apple cider, plus our housemade crème fraîche, creamy chevre cheese, almond fruit crisp topping, and of course, farmstead eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!

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

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage

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. These pampered pigs roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.

Raw Wildflower Honey

Golden honey from the apiary at Robbins Honey Farm in Lakewood, Washington.

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.

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Made in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf balances sweet, nutty 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.

Sauk Farm Honeycrisp Apple Cider

Crafted from cold-pressed Honeycrisp apples grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington, this refreshing cider is delicious served crisp and cold all on its own, or is mixed into your next cocktail.

Château Saint Nabor Gris de Nabor Rosé 2017

This French Rosé is bright and glistening with a bouquet of red fruit aromas and honeysuckle. Light, crisp and easy drinking, it also features summery notes of wild strawberries and blueberries with mineral nuances.

Lost Peacock Creamery Chevre

Soft and spreadable, this lightly creamy chevre from the Grade-A Lost Peacock goat dairy in Olympia, Washington is a simply beautiful farmstead cheese. Crafted with just goat’s milk and sea salt, it features notes of summer pasture and bright lemon.

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 blue, green and brown.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, this rich and silky crème fraîche is delicious dolloped on a warm strawberry-rhubarb crisp, or mixed into summery salad dressings.

Almond Fruit Crisp Topping

Wonderful paired with this week’s strawberries and rhubarb, our signature fruit crisp topping is crafted from organic cane sugar, ground almonds, almond flour and sweet butter.

Strawberries

The first of the local strawberries have arrived!

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens, Tom Thumb baby butter lettuce and frisée.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes bok choy, baby red beets, sugar snap peas, French Breakfast radishes, scallions, yellow fingerling potatoes, plus ruby-red rhubarb and lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

A glorious assortment of spring herbs: Spearmint, mojito mint, rosemary, sage, thyme, green garlic and Italian parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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What’s In The Box? May 30 – June 5

Forager’s Delight
From watercress and morel mushrooms to pea shoots and Swiss chard, spring produce continues to abound this week, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. Thus, this lineup sings with additional highlights like golden oregano, green spring garlic and mojito mint; combine these beauties with such provisions as freshly-made pappardelle pasta, rye bread, smoked salmon and duck eggs, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at your table.

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

Locally-Foraged Morel Mushrooms & Watercress

Peppery watercress and beautiful fungi that have been foraged from the mossy forests of the Pacific Northwest by expert mushroom hunter Jeremy Faber and his team at Foraged & Found Edibles.

Fresh Egg Pappardelle Pasta

This lovely, fresh handmade pasta is made by our favorite local pasta maker in Bellingham. Perhaps enjoyed tossed with smoked salmon and pea shoots, or with sautéed morel mushrooms, these broad, flat noodles should rightly earn their name, which is derived from the Italian verb for ‘to gobble up’.

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 sea salt and brown sugar.

Rye Bread

This dense, flavorful loaf is baked just for us at our favorite small bakery in Snohomish and is made with medium-grain rye flour and light caraway seed.

Mille Prosecco Millesimato Extra-Dry DOC

Fabulously lively and light at every glass, this extra-dry Italian Prosecco features a bouquet of apple and pear notes as well as hints of light citrus.

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.

Duck Eggs

With near-transparent egg whites and color-rich oversize yolks, these pastured duck eggs are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes.

Dried Cranberries & Honey-Orange Vinaigrette

A dynamic duo to add to your salads this week: Tart-sweet dried cranberries and our housemade honey-orange vinaigrette, which is kissed olive oil, farmstead honey and fresh orange juice.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Salad mix, baby lettuces and pea shoots.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes bok choy, Hakurei turnips, Swiss chard and asparagus.

Fresh Garden Herbs

A gorgeous assortment of spring herbs: Green spring garlic, golden oregano, sage, thyme, spearmint, mojito mint, cabbage flowers and chives from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? May 23-29

Spring Color
This week’s lineup is truly color-rich, from ruby-red rhubarb and bright green asparagus to beautiful lemons, French Breakfast radishes and a plethora of spring greens and pungent herbs. Accompanying this bright roster are all the ingredients you need to finish off a spring feast: wild mushroom duxelles, chicken stock and Arborio rice for risotto, plus multigrain bread, herbed fromage blanc and our own F&L rhubarb cake mix.

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 duxelles. We recommend serving this hearty, Italian-inspired entrée with a helping of grilled asparagus that has been topped with a light, lemony vinaigrette; see recipes for details.

Housemade Duxelles

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

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.

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.

Caves De Cerca Fâmega Vinho Verde

This young, Portuguese wine features a delicate mineral and fruity aroma, made from a blend of 50-percent Arinto, 30-percent Loureiro and 20-percent Trajadura grapes. Balanced and quite versatile wine, it that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or to accompany this week’s risotto main.

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.

Housemade Herbed Fromage Blanc

This wonderful cheese is made in our in-house creamery from locally-sourced milk and farm-fresh herbs. A creamy and just slightly tangy cheese, it can be used in place of ricotta or mascarpone in recipes. Add a dollop this week’s risotto for a rich, decadent finish.

Dick Taylor Candied Almond Dark Chocolate Bar

Crafted ‘bean-to-bar’ in their small, Northern California factory, this gorgeous chocolate bar from Dick Taylor is made from California almonds candied with sugar and cinnamon, plus organic cacao and cane sugar.

F&L Rhubarb Cake Mix

Crafted from our own signature recipe, this cake mix bakes up moist and delicious when simply mixed with eggs, walnuts and spring rhubarb—see recipes for details!

Seasonal Organic Greens

A gorgeous assortment of spring greens: Spinach, Purple Radish microgreens, Tom Thumb lettuce, mixed red baby lettuce and Scarlet Frills mustard.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

Salad greens, salad mix and microgreens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes lemons and rhubarb, plus asparagus, French Breakfast radishes and Hakurei turnips.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Salad burnet, cilantro, Italian parsley, chive blossoms, spring garlic and sage blossoms from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? May 16-22

Spring Brunch
Wake up to the fresh flavors of spring with a delivery highlighted by Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, cinnamon-raisin bread, duck eggs and lovely, lilac-hued chive blossoms. This lineup is sure to delight any diner at your table, also including the first of the cherry tomatoes, our own lemon-caper dressing to drizzle over roasted cauliflower and pungent herbs like thyme, oregano and even lovage, the stems of which make perfect straws for homemade Bloody Marys (see recipes for details). Cheers!

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

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage

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. These pampered pigs roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.

Lemon-Caper Dressing

Handcrafted in our farmhouse kitchen with freshly-squeezed lemon juice, olive oil and briny capers, this bright dressing is excellent drizzled over roasted cauliflower florets!

Chive Blossoms

This week, enjoy one of our favorite spring ingredients: Chive blossoms. These beautiful flowers are especially versatile—incorporate them into a bright vinegar for salad dressings or use them to finish a spring salad.

Fresh Raisin Bread

Made with natural starter, cinnamon and moist, chewy Flame raisins, this freshly-baked loaf is from our favorite bakery in nearby Snohomish.

La Petite Perrière Rosé

Boasting a beautiful pale salmon hue, this easy-going Rosé from France is fresh and clean with a soft, silky texture, plus notes of raspberries, strawberries, red currants and violets.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to eggs, salad dressings and more.

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.

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.

Duck Eggs

With near-transparent egg whites and color-rich oversize yolks, these pastured duck eggs are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes.

Blueberry Jam

Our housemade jam is crafted from juicy Northwest blueberries hand-picked each morning during peak season.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Salad greens, salad mix and microgreens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes lemons, plus Hakurei turnips, Easter Egg and French Breakfast radishes, broccoli raab, cauliflower, purple and red baby potatoes and the first of the local cherry tomatoes from Hedlin Farms.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Lovage, thyme and oregano from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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