What’s In The Box? August 9-15

Flavors of the Southwest
Nothing perks up the palette quite like the flavors of the Southwest. Explore the region’s smoky, spicy flavors with organic Chorizo sausage, plus premium dried beans and classic slaw ingredients to craft this week’s cookout-friendly side dishes. Combined with a plethora of fresh produce ranging from juicy heirloom and Sungold cherry tomatoes to cool-crisp Savoy cabbage, cucumbers and fennel, plus late summer blackberry jam, Pomodoro bread and an Argentinian Chardonnay, this spectacular lineup is sure to do the Southwest proud.

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

Skagit River Ranch Chorizo Sausage

This pig has kick! Spiced with cumin, coriander and Ancho chile powder, this flavorful sausage from our friends at the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley is crafted from their famous all-natural pork and makes for a spicy addition to this week’s slow-simmered Pinquito beans.

Premium Dried Pinquito Beans

These classic pink Santa Maria Pinquito beans are fantastic in chili, baked beans and other barbecue dishes, producing a rich, beefy broth when slow-cooked as in this week’s Southwest-style side dish (see recipes for details).

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.

Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Chardonnay 2017

Hailing from a winery nestled in the foothills of the Andes, this Argentinian Chardonnay is full-bodied and well-balanced with notes of pineapple, pear and apple.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

Blackberry Jam

Our housemade freezer-style jam is crafted from juicy Northwest blackberries hand-picked each morning during these hot August days. To preserve the wonderful fresh flavor and color, we make this jam with blackberries, organic cane sugar, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and pectin.

Ripe Summer Fruit

Beautiful Crimson Snow nectarines from Tonnemaker Orchard.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens and escarole, plus purslane.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, spring onions, Sungold cherry tomatoes, fennel, purple carrots, Hakurei turnips and Savoy cabbage.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Cilantro, parsley, garlic and Genovese basil.

What’s In The Box? August 2-8

Sun Ripened
No matter how you pronounce it, the word ‘tomato’ practically sings of summer, as well it should as the vine-ripened beauties are now at their best as the first heirlooms begin to arrive. This week’s box pays homage to the ripe, juicy tomato with both mixed heirlooms and Sungold cherry tomatoes, plus a bevy of complementary ingredients like focaccia bread, feta cheese and fresh, locally-made bucatini pasta, plus summery produce like purple eggplant, cucumbers and yellow Romano beans. So, uncork a bottle of wine, flip through this week’s recipe cards and then get cookin’ with these bright and beautiful summer favorites.

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

Heirloom Tomatoes

Juicy, sweet and incredibly luscious, heirloom tomatoes are now at their peak as we reach the month of August. See our recipe suggestions for a bevy of ways to enjoy them this week—layered in a classic ratatouille, puréed into a velvety chilled soup or served fresh over bucatini pasta.

Fresh Bucatini Pasta

Hand-crafted in nearby Bellingham, this spaghetti-like semolina pasta has a hole running through the center—hence the name bucatini, which comes from the Italian buco, meaning “hole”, while bucato means “pierced”.

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 dipped in olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Pierre-Marie Chermette 2017 Griottes Beaujolais

A beautiful wine for the summer months, this pale pink French rosé features hints of strawberry, blackberry and tart cherry and lingers on the palate with finishing notes of star anise and pomegranate seed.

Feta Cheese

Creamy with just the right amount of tang, our housemade feta is crafted from a mix of Bella Luna goat’s milk as well as cow’s milk. Sprinkle this pungent, soft cheese over a summer salad of heirloom tomatoes and herbs for added extra flavor and bite.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

Apricot Jam

Our organic jam is crafted from gorgeous, bright orange Harglow apricots. This particular variety boasts an exceptional flavor and texture, making it ideal for cooking and preserving—enjoy!

Ripe Summer Fruit

Methley plums and Sweetheart cherries.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Little Gem lettuce, frisée and mixed salad greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Sungold cherry tomatoes, purple eggplant, yellow Romano beans, Armenian cucumbers, Bell peppers, golden beets, yellow onions and Costata Romanesco zucchini.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Mint, basil, garlic, parsley and rosemary.

Edible Flowers

Bright blossoms to add colorful appeal to your salads this week!

What’s In The Box? July 26-August 1

Summer BBQ
Embrace the summer heat this week with a lineup of favorites fit for munching, mingling and lingering around the barbecue, from all-natural bratwurst sausages topped your way with one of two locally-made condiments—a finger-lickin’ spicy BBQ sauce or irresistible smoky kale sauerkraut—to our signature cobbler recipe to pair with beautifully-ripe summer peaches. Featuring a selection of produce that includes blueberries, golden beets and cucumbers, plus rustic Italian bread and summer berry preserves, this week’s lineup is bright and summer-fresh—enjoy!

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. This week, enjoy the all-natural pork in the ranch’s perfectly-spiced bratwurst—simply grill, then layer with grilled spring onions and a slathering of either spicy BBQ sauce or kale sauerkraut.

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, burgers or brats, the gluten-free sauce also makes a great marinade.

Olykraut Smoke & Kale Sauerkraut

A Northwest take on the classic Bavarian condiment, this smoky slaw is crafted by the geniuses at Olympia-based Olykraut with green cabbage, kale, jalapeño, scallions, dried chipotle peppers and chile flakes, plus a hint of Jacobsen sea salt.

Bodegas Breca Rosé

Crafted from Garnacha de Aragón grapes cultivated in the highest altitude vineyards of northeastern Spain, this elegant rosé is characterized by perfumed aromatics of white flowers and bright red berry fruit with a distinctive and refreshing acidity.

Italian Rustica Bread

Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this airy, rustic loaf makes for great grilled crostini—just brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub with a fresh-cut clove of garlic before tossing on the grill.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

Summer Berry Jam

Our housemade freezer-style jam is crafted from ripe, juicy berries 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.

Ripe Summer Fruit

Yellow freestone peaches and the first of the summer blueberries!

Seasonal Organic Greens

Beautiful Cegolaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes carrots, golden beets, Piracicaba broccoli, spring onions and cucumbers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Mint, basil, parsley, rosemary and garlic.

Fresh Flower Bouquet

A fresh, fragrant arrangement of summer herbs and blooms.

What’s In The Box? July 19-25

Summery Salads
The time is ripe—for just about everything! From crisp green beans, snap peas and cucumbers to crunchy carrots and plump berries, this week’s box is a display of summer splendor. Filled with a bevy of salad-ready provisions including our silky crème fraîche and housemade summer berry vinaigrette, this refreshing lineup also includes Pain au Levain bread, luscious rhubarb lavender preserves from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt as well as fresh summer cherries and our clafoutis recipe so that you can enjoy each and every bite this box has to offer.

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

Summer Berry Vinaigrette

Wake up your palette with this light, refreshing vinaigrette. Fit for summer salads and beyond (see this week’s recipes for ideas!), it is crafted in our farmhouse kitchen from strawberries, raspberries, Champagne vinegar and a hint of honey.

Girl Meets Dirt Rhubarb Lavender Preserves

Made from the Valentine rhubarb grown by JBS Farm, this deep pink preserve from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is lightly infused with garden-grown English culinary lavender buds to achieve the perfect balance of tart and sweet—gorgeous with soft, creamy cow’s milk cheeses, a buttered baguette or dolloped over panna cotta or ice cream.

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 made using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.

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 aromas.

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 salad dressings.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

Ripe Summer Fruit

Sun-ripened dark red cherries from Tonnemaker Orchards.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Treviso radicchio and escarole.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Sungold tomatoes, green beans, spring onions, English cucumbers, purple eggplant, Chioggia beets, red radishes, carrots, Costata Romanesco heirloom zucchini and sugar snap peas.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Parsley, garlic and rosemary.

Fresh Flower Bouquet

A fresh, fragrant arrangement of summer herbs and blooms.

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