What’s In The Box? November 30 – December 6

Rainy Day Comforts
There’s nothing quite so gratifying after a wet, chilly day as a bowl of steaming-hot soup. In that spirit, this week we invite you to cozy up to our housemade tomato-basil soup, which is simmered in a savory chicken broth with farm-fresh vegetables and herbs. Paired with Gruyère cheese bread and fall-fresh produce like Red Kuri squash, Lacinato kale, persimmon and leeks, plus blueberry jam and a savory herbed cheese spread, this menu will satisfy both body and soul.

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

Tomato-Basil Soup

This warm and cozy soup is crafted in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh tomatoes, celery, onions and fresh, fragrant basil, plus our signature chicken stock. Serve up a steaming bowlful alongside a hunk of Gruyère cheese bread and a crisp salad for a simply satisfying meal.

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Crafted in nearby Snohomish by one of our favorite bakeries, this freshly-baked loaf balances sweet, nutty Gruyère with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely wonderful re-warmed in the oven—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.

G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba

This nicely-balanced red wine hails from the Piedmont region of Italy and features notes of sweet red cherry and other dark fruits—lovely paired with this week’s soup!

Herbed Cheese Spread

A beautiful combination of fresh garlic, fragrant chives and heavy cream mixed with creamy fromage blanc handcrafted in our farmstead creamery.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the shorter daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Blueberry Jam

Made here at Bella Luna in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh-picked blueberries, organic cane sugar and pectin.

Fresh Fall Fruit

Beautiful Empire apples fresh from the orchard, plus persimmons and lemons.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes yellow onions, Red Kuri squash, Lacinato kale, orange carrots, Russian Banana fingerling potatoes, Hakurei turnips and leeks.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Pepper arugula greens.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh Italian parsley, thyme, garlic and shallots from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? November 16-22

Holiday Accoutrements
It’s almost turkey time—so allow us to lend a helping hand with the big meal next week thanks to a beautiful assortment of housemade accoutrements like our savory mushroom duxelles, silky crème fraîche and buttery galette dough, plus seasonal produce including pearl onions, yams, Yukon Gold potatoes and Winter Luxury pumpkin. Also included: VIP provisions to incorporate into the day’s most classic dishes, from a turkey brining kit and double turkey stock to housemade cranberry sauce. Here’s to a happy holiday—and satisfied stomachs, too!

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

Turkey Brining Kit

Our signature dry-brine mixture is crafted from fresh farm herbs, kosher salt and aromatic spices. See this week’s recipes for full instructions on this simple and easy way to produce an incredibly juicy turkey.

F&L Double Turkey Stock

The key to rich, flavorful gravy? Incredible stock, of course! Crafted from roasted turkeys, our intensely-flavorful housemade broth is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions, parsley and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Galette Dough

Crafted from organic ingredients including 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 both savory and sweet applications.

Housemade Duxelles

Wild mushrooms shine in this finely chopped mixture of shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine. Try this lovely blend added into traditional gravy, tossed with roasted vegetables or stirred into our favorite rustic mashed potatoes (see recipes for details!).

Challah Bread

Baked just for us by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional-style loaf boasts a sweet, rich flavor thanks to a base of silky eggs, Shepherd’s Grain flour and a touch of sugar.

Mille Prosecco Millesimato Extra-Dry DOC

Fabulously lively and light at every glass, this extra-dry Italian Prosecco is a wonderful served with Thanksgiving appetizers as an apertif thanks to a bouquet of apple and pear notes as well as hints of light citrus.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the shorter daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Crème Fraîche

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

Housemade Cranberry Sauce

Tart-sweet cranberries infused with cabernet wine and orange zest.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Spinach and Lacinato kale.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes yellow and pearl onions, Brussels sprouts, red Garnet yams, Yukon Gold potatoes, parsnips, carrots, leeks, Piracicaba broccolini, Winter Luxury pumpkin, plus fresh-picked Melrose apples and lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? November 9-15

Flavors of Fall

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

Arborio Rice

This round-grain rice comes from the Po River Valley region of Italy and is named for the town of Arborio located in the heart of the region. When cooked in flavorful chicken stock and a splash of white wine, it becomes creamy and starchy and is a great accompaniment to any flavor combination, especially this week’s seasonal Chanterelle mushrooms.

Chanterelle Mushrooms

With a firm texture and light, delicate flavor, local golden Chanterelle mushrooms from Found and Foraged Edibles shine in a variety of dishes, lending earthy appeal to fall dishes like pastas, soups and of course, risottos!

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

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

Fresh Pumpernickel Bread

Baked just for us by a small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this slightly-sweet rye bread loaf is wonderful served alongside a steaming-hot bowl of soup—re-warm in the a 350-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes, then slice and top with our smoked gorgonzola butter.

Smoked Gorgonzola Butter

Crafted with smoked gorgonzola cheese, creamy butter, fresh herbs and sea salt, this savory spread is fantastic slathered on this week’s pumpernickel bread, or try a serving a pat atop this week’s risotto!

Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

With a brilliant ruby-red color, this California Pinot Noir highlights layers of cherry, raspberry and plum with a hint of violet surrounded by subtle spice.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors; bedtime is coming much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.

Grana-Style Cheese

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. Ideal for grating over risotto or pasta, the drum-shaped cheese is turned and rubbed with olive oil during aging to create a smooth, golden rind.

Fruit Crisp Topping

Made with dried cranberries, hazelnut flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and sweet butter, our signature fruit crisp topping pairs wonderfully with fall-fresh apples.

Ripe Fruit

WineCrisp apples and Neptune grapes.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes super sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, celery, Carnival winter squash, carrots, red Carmen peppers, yellow onions, Hakurei turnips, purple Daikon radishes and curly kale.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Iron-rich spinach and Castelfranco radicchio.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Peione parsley and fresh thyme.

What’s In The Box? November 2-8

Fall Comforts
Stave off the chill this week with a lineup of warm-and-wonderful fall pairings—rich, flavorful vegetable minestrone soup with toasted Pomodoro bread, plus Italian red wine. Complemented by our housemade plum jam and seasonal produce including sweet corn, leeks and red-fleshed Amarosa potatoes, this cozy meal begs to be eaten fireside, tucked in your favorite chair, with a glass of wine in hand.

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

Minestrone Soup

This soul-soothing soup is crafted in our farmhouse kitchen from F&L chicken stock, garlic and herbs and stars the perfect combination of fresh vegetables and petite pasta noodles. Serve up a steaming bowlful alongside a hunk of pomodoro bread and a crisp salad for a simply satisfying meal this week.

Pomodoro Loaf

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

La Fiera Montepulciano A’bruzzo 2016

Lovely with casual fare such as this week’s soup, this Italian red wine is medium-to-full bodied with notes of violet and crushed red fruit on the nose. Ruby-red in color, it also features soft tannins and a very pleasant finish.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors. Bedtime is coming much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.

Plum Jam

Our housemade jam is crafted from gorgeous orchard plums lovingly handpicked off the tree each morning during the summer harvest. To preserve the wonderful fresh flavor and color, we make this ‘uncooked jam’ with plums, organic cane sugar and pectin.

Ripe Fruit

Fall apples and kiwi berries.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes sweet corn, leeks, orange carrots, golden beets, cauliflower, Piricicaba sprouting broccoli, celery, red Carmen sweet peppers and red-fleshed Amarosa potatoes.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Iron-rich spinach and peppery arugula greens.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, shallots, thyme, rosemary and garlic.

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