What’s In The Box? February 8-14

Winter’s Best
This week’s delivery celebrates the season’s freshest offerings, from a comforting soup crafted from locally-foraged wild mushrooms and our signature chicken stock to two varieties of kale to toss in a salad with Cara Cara orange vinaigrette. Complemented by produce both savory—Delicata squash, baby radicchio and leeks—and sweet (like citrusy lemons and Lady apples), plus pumpernickel bread, farm-fresh eggs and even muffins, this menu is bursting with hearty flavor.

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

Wild Mushroom Soup

Earthy and inviting, this soul-soothing soup is slow-simmered in the farmhouse kitchen and crafted from a combination of wild mushrooms, fragrant herbs, onions and our homemade chicken stock.

Hedgehog Mushrooms

Sauté these locally-foraged mushrooms with a little fresh shallot or garlic; wonderful added to this week’s soup or scrambled eggs!

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.

Pumpernickel Bread

Baked fresh just for us by a small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this slightly-sweet rye bread loaf is wonderful served alongside this week’s earthy mushroom soup and a winter salad.

Morning Glory Muffins

These delicious muffins are baked by our favorite local bakery in Snohomish. Crafted with cinnamon, vanilla, crushed pineapple and finely-grated carrots, plus healthy pumpkin and flax seeds, they will energize you for the day ahead.

Locations I-1 Italian Red Wine

Boasting a beautiful color spectrum of crimson and scarlet with a slight magenta band on the rim, this Italian red-blend from venerated winemaker Dave Phinney also entices with aromas of macerated raspberries, dried lavender, plum and toasty oak accents.

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.

Fresh Fruit

Lady apples, lemons and juicy Cara Cara oranges.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Baby radicchio, plus curly and Lacinato kale.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes red-cored Chantenay carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, Delicata squash, winter leeks and yellow onions.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? February 1-7

Game Time
Whether you are toasting to Punxsutawney Phil as a twosome, or gathering family, friends and fellow fans for a game day feast, this week’s lineup feast is sure to satisfy, starring our signature beef chili crafted from premium beans and rich tomato sauce, plus fresh cornbread, honey butter and smoky blue cheese dip with seasonal veggies fit for dunking. Polish off Super Sunday with such sides as traditional Collard greens and carrot-apple slaw (see recipes for details!), an espresso-kissed chocolate bar and a frosty American-style IPA—enjoy!

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

Homestyle Chili

Our classic beef chili is made with premium beans, rich tomato sauce, chile peppers and onions for just the right amount of spicy kick. Top with a dollop of sour cream, chopped onion and grated cheese—excellent with cornbread and honey butter!

Cornbread Mix

This housemade mix produces a light, old-fashioned style cornbread with the natural sweetness of corn. For best results, bake in a preheated cast-iron skillet—delicious with the honey butter from your box this week!

Honey Butter

Made from golden wildflower honey from Bella Luna Farms and organic sweet butter.

Fresh Raisin Bread

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

Pelican Brewing Beak Breaker Double India Pale Ale

This American-style IPA from Pacific City, Oregon-based Pelican Brewing is packed with five different varieties of hops—Magnum, Mosaic, Citra, Centennial and Cascade—to deliver an incredibly-aromatic ale with notes of red ruby grapefruit and sweet pine. Cheers!

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.

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

Made with fresh herbs, garlic and gorgeous smoked blue cheese, this creamy dip is equally delicious served with potato chips or crisp crudité.

Fresh Fruit

Honeycrisp apples and juicy Cara Cara oranges.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Collard greens and beautiful baby spinach.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes golden beets, carrots, onions, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Lacinato kale, red Swiss chard and leeks.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

Seattle Chocolates ‘Rainy Day’ Espresso Chocolate Bar

This luscious dark chocolate bar from local chocolatier Seattle Chocolates is infused with fresh-ground Northwest espresso—it’s the perfect post-game pick-me-up!

What’s In The Box? January 25 – February 1

Weekend Brunch
Rise and shine! Gather round the table this weekend and rid yourself of the rainy day blues with a satisfying brunch starring a buttery galette tart topped with tender and flaky Lummi Island wild smoked salmon and silky crème fraîche. Complemented by breakfast-ready ingredients such as Challah bread, bourbon-spiked apple jam and farm-fresh eggs, this week’s box also includes Cara Cara oranges, Delicata squash and Cremini mushrooms—so pour yourself a cup of joe and get to cookin’.

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

Lummi Island Wild Smoked Salmon

Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality salmon fished fresh from the Fraser River retains its lovely moisture thanks to a low-salt recipe and light alder smoke. Try it this week atop a freshly-baked breakfast galette tart with crème fraîche—see the enclosed cards for the recipe!

Galette Dough

Crafted from all-purpose flour 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 sweet and savory preparations.

Valdo Brut Prosecco DOC

This playful Italian Prosecco is a beautiful straw yellow color and is well-balanced in structure. Matched by a flavorful and aromatic fruity fragrance, these qualities make it a perfect pairing to starters, delicately flavored dishes and especially to seafood.

Challah Bread

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

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 this week’s breakfast tart.

Bourboned Pink Pearl Apple Jam

Crafted with gorgeous Pink Pearl apples from Waldron Island, this beautiful, bright-ruby red jam from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Girl is also made from organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice and a healthy splash of Maker’s Mark bourbon. It is absolutely delicious on a grown-up PB&J, Challah bread toast or eaten straight off the spoon!

Fresh Fruit

Juicy Cara Cara oranges, Lady apples, lemons and pomegranate seeds.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Juicy Cara Cara oranges, Lady apples, lemons and pomegranate seeds.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes Delicata squash, Lacinato kale and curly kale, sweet yellow onions, carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes and Cremini mushrooms.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? December 21-27

Home for the Holidays
‘Tis the season for family and friends to gather around and celebrate the most magical time of year—allow us to lending a helping hand with any soirée you have planned with a bevy of housemade accoutrements ranging from buttery galette dough and Chanterelle duxelles to chicken liver pâté and both candied cranberries and sweet-tart cranberry syrup. Also included in this holiday lineup: Smoked blue cheese, pear vinaigrette and such produce as celery root, Tokyo turnips and fennel. Happy holidays from our family to yours!

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

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.

Chicken Liver Pâté with Black Truffles

Made with top-quality liver from Bella Luna Farm chickens, this French country-style pâté is seasoned with fresh herbs and earthy black truffles. Set out alongside crostini or crackers for an easy holiday appetizer.

Chanterelle Duxelles

With a firm texture and light, delicate flavor, local Chanterelle mushrooms shine in this finely chopped mixture of shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine.

Candied Cranberries & Cranberry Syrup

The perfectly-tart cranberry is celebrated in two ways this week: First, with housemade sugared berries fit for topping an elegant dessert, and then in a glorious ruby-red syrup delicious drizzled over pancakes, whipped ricotta or stirred into a seasonal cocktail.

Fresh Bread

Traditional German Stollen fruit loaf and sweet, nutty Gruyère cheese bread from our favorite local bakery in Snohomish.

Maison Nicolas Perrin Syrah

This French Syrah is made using a traditional Northern Rhone-area technique known as “co-fermentation”, where a very small amount of Viognier is blended into the wine during fermentation. This tiny addition of white grape causes a chemical reaction that stabilizes color, resulting in an absolutely beautiful red wine with greater depth of hue. It also adds a hint of floral quality to the classic Syrah notes of berries, black pepper and hints of smoke.

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.

Shallot-Parsley Butter

Sweet, creamy butter flecked with garden-grown parsley and shallots.

Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese

A long, gentle cold-smoking over hazelnut shells infuses this Oregon creamery’s blue cheese with an added layer of rich flavor; sweet cream and caramel notes balance the earthy flavors of smoke and roasted nuts.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to salad dressings and desserts such as baked apples.

Pear Vinaigrette

Made with beautiful ripe pears, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon and fresh shallots, this light and crisp dressing adds fresh appeal to a bed of arugula greens.

Fresh Fruit

Beautiful red pears, plus Lady apples, persimmons and lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes orange carrots, yellow onions, cauliflower, Delicata winter squash, Chanterelle mushrooms, celery root, Tokyo Market turnips, fennel, rainbow beets and Lacinato kale.

Bouquet Garni

Use this fragrant bundle of fresh herbs—which includes parsley, bay leaf and thyme—to flavor your favorite holiday recipes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

Seattle Chocolates Holiday Chocolate Bars

Enjoy a sweet bite with a seasonal bar from this local chocolatier.

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