What’s In The Box? January 31-February 6

Supper’s Ready
Whether you are toasting to Punxsutawney Phil on Saturday, or hosting fellow fans for the big game on Sunday, this week’s lineup is sure to satisfy, starring our signature chili crafted from premium local beef and rich tomato sauce, plus fresh cornbread and honey butter, blue cheese dressing and our savory housemade rosemary pecans. Polish off the meal with such side-dish-ready produce as Mesclun greens, Satina potatoes, Brussels sprouts and baby beets—and then sit back and enjoy!

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

Homestyle Chili

Our latest version of classic beef chili is made with braised local grass-fed beef, black beans, and tomatoes, plus a special blend of dried chili peppers, garlic 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 and serve with the honey butter from your box this week.

Honey Butter

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

Italian Rustica Bread

This freshly-baked loaf is made at a small bakery in Snohomish using a wild yeast starter, which creates an airy, chewy bread and a delightfully-crisp crust.

Silver City Brewery Time Twister Imperial Stout Ale

This limited release ale from Bremerton’s own Silver City Brewery is a great pairing for this week’s chili thanks to its intense roasted malted flavor and fruity esters.

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.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with fresh herbs, garlic, buttermilk and gorgeous marbled blue cheese, this creamy dressing is equally delicious served over Mesclun greens or alongside crisp crudité.

Housemade Rosemary Pecans

Roasted in the oven and tossed with fragrant, farm-fresh rosemary, these crunchy pecans are great for snacking or fantastic atop salads!

Seasonal Fruit

Crisp Pink Lady apples.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Microgreens and a beautiful Mesclun mix.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes Satina potatoes, red and yellow baby beets, Brussels sprouts, red onions, baby carrots and Delicata winter squash.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? January 24-30

Pasta Night
Warm and cozy, yet fresh and flavorful, this week’s lineup is inspired by the best in Italian cooking—from imported olive oil and Grana-style cheese to our housemade bolognese sauce and locally-made bucatini pasta. Also included for your pasta night: Pain au Levain bread and such winter all-stars as Murcott mandarins, microgreens, red kale and broccolini. As they say in Italy, mangia!

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

Housemade Bolognese Sauce

Crafted in our farmhouse kitchen from sun-ripened tomatoes, premium beef and earthy mushrooms, our rich and meaty sauce has a wonderful depth of flavor. Hearty and satisfying, try it served with this week’s locally-made pasta and a grating of Grana-style cheese.

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”.

Pain au Levain Loaf

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough loaf embodies country-style French baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.

Brotte Côtes du Rhône Esprit Barville Red

Smooth, warm and elegant on the palate, this medium-bodied, ruby red French wine features aromas of stone fruits and delicately spiced hints of pepper, thyme and garrigue plants.

Grana-Style Cheese

This hard Grana-style cheese is crafted from part-skim cow’s milk to allow for longer aging of 24 months or more. Ideal for grating over pasta, the drum-shaped cheese is turned and rubbed with olive oil during aging to create a smooth, golden rind.

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.

Partanna Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

This monovarietal olive oil is made with 100% Nocellara del Belice olives from the province of Trapani in Sicily that are freshly-pressed within hours of picking. With a rich flavor profile that features notes of artichokes, almonds and a peppery finish, it is ideal for both cooking and as a finishing oil.

Girl Meets Dirt Bittersweet Chocolate Bosc Pear Sauce

Sourced from a few gorgeous Bosc pear trees on a legacy Orcas Island orchard, this pourable preserve from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is made simply with pears, Scharffen Berger 70% bittersweet chocolate and just the right squeeze of lemon.

Seasonal Fruit

Murcott mandarins and fresh lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Red kale and baby spinach. Also included: Crisp microgreens grown by Viva Farms in Burlington.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes baby carrots, broccolini, Red Kuri squash and parsnips.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Thyme, Italian parsley and oregano from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? January 17-23

Soup & Salad
Ward off the chill this week by tucking into a simple, satisfying meal inspired by the hearty flavors of winter, starting with our luscious Italian white bean soup and accented by a bevy of salad-ready ingredients such as baby golden beets, hearty kale, Delicata squash and Westward blue cheese. Nutty Gruyère cheese bread, apple butter and an espresso-kissed chocolate bar also add comforting appeal to this classic soup-and-salad themed box.

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

White Bean Soup

Flavorful Italian pancetta and hearty white beans pair beautifully in this soul-soothing soup, crafted in our farmhouse kitchen with garlic, celery, carrots, onions, Bella Luna chicken stock and fresh herbs. Garnish with chopped herbs and a drizzle of olive oil and serve with a side salad of winter greens!

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.

Bodegas Riojanas Canchales Joven Rioja

This medium-bodied red is made using Spain’s most famous grape, Tempranillo, and is crafted by the Bodega Riojanas in Rioja, Spain, which boasts over a century of winemaking to its name. Easy-drinking and fun, it features notes of Bing cherries and red currants, plus a touch of cedar, spice and leather.

Crème Fraîche & Westward Blue Cheese

Both of these lovely options—our farmstead-crafted silky crème fraîche and a gorgeous, marbled blue cheese—will lend immense flavor to your favorite salad.

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.

Seattle Chocolates ‘Rainy Day’ Espresso Chocolate Bar

This luscious dark chocolate bar from local chocolatier Seattle Chocolates is infused with fresh-ground Northwest espresso to create the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Apple Butter

This gorgeous spread is lovingly crafted from the orchard apples grown here at Bella Luna.

Seasonal Fruit

Fresh lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Lacinato and Red Russian kale greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes baby golden beets, Delicata squash, Satina potatoes, Scarlet turnips, baby Nantes carrots, cauliflower and black radishes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s in the Box? January 10-16

Hearty & Healthy
Happy New Year! Get 2019 off to a fresh start with this week’s lineup, which features a comforting soup crafted from roasted carrots simmered in our own chicken stock, plus nutty multigrain bread and fresh produce including Delicata squash, fingerling potatoes, Lacinato kale and a medley of colorful chicory. Coupled with petite baby Shiitake mushrooms, candied pork belly and locally-crafted soft cow’s milk cheese, this beautiful winter menu is both richly flavorful and resolution friendly.

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

Roasted Carrot Soup

Our signature roasted carrot soup is packed with beautiful, farm-fresh carrots, plus yellow onions, garlic, fragrant herbs and a splash of silken cream. Simmered in our housemade chicken stock for added richness and flavor, this hearty soup is wonderful served with sliced multigrain bread for a cozy meal.

Multigrain Bread

Crafted in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, 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.

Candied Pork Belly

Sweet with hints of brown sugar and savory with notes of spices, this candied pork belly will add flavorful appeal to the likes of roasted veggies, salads and eggs.

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

This week’s box also includes beautiful organic mushrooms cultivated by the lovely folks at Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham. With their curled umbrella-shaped caps and tender thin stalks, these petite Shiitakes release a garlic-pine aroma when cooked and boast a rich, earthy flavor.

Il Était une Fois Ventenac 2017

This beautiful white wine hails from the Maison Ventenac located in the Languedoc-Roussill wine region of southern France. Light and vivacious, it pairs nicely with this week’s soup and a crisp chicory salad.

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.

Samish Bay Vache Cheese

This certified-organic, 200-acre dairy farm in Skagit County produces gorgeous artisan cheeses crafted from the milk of their herd of Milking Shorthorn cows. This particular soft cheese is similar in style to a goat cheese, but crafted from cow’s milk; creamy, velvety and versatile, it is wonderful added into salads or spread atop crostini.

Girl Meets Dirt Quince Marmalade

Made from beautiful quince harvested from a century-old tree, this scrumptious preserve from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is lightly infused with organic sugar and lemon juice to achieve the perfect balance of tart and sweet—it’s delicious served with soft, creamy cow’s milk cheeses or a buttered baguette.

Seasonal Fruit

Tart-sweet Pink Lady apples.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Lacinato kale and a blend of pink, green and red chicory.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes baby orange Nantes carrots, leeks, red onions, yellow onions, Delicata squash and parsnips, plus a medley of Amarosa, blue and purple skinned fingerling potatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Rosemary and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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