What’s In The Box? August 8-14

Summery Salads
The time is ripe—for just about everything! From crisp lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and new potatoes to juicy peaches and ripe plums, this week’s box is a display of summer splendor. Filled with a bevy of salad-ready provisions including gorgeous feta cheese and housemade raspberry vinaigrette, this refreshing lineup also features Kalamata olive bread, cultured butter with grey sea salt and a bounty of beautiful herbs like purple basil, anise hyssop and red garlic 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:

Raspberry 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 raspberries, Champagne vinegar and a hint of honey.

Kalamata Olive Bread

Baked just for us by our favorite small bakery in Snohomish, this Kalamata olive loaf is fantastic toasted on the grill—simply brush slices of bread with a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill until slightly charred. We love the grilled crostini topped with feta and sliced tomatoes, or try cubing them to make rustic croutons for a salad!

Three of Cups 2018 Le Voeu Sauvignon Blanc

Featuring notes of green Granny Smith apple, soft gooseberry and crisp citrus with a mineral finish, this Sauvignon Blanc from Woodinville winery Three of Cups is the perfect pairing for one of this week’s summery salad recipes. Cheers!

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 beautiful soft cheese over a summery salad for the perfect finishing touch.

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.

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.

Summer Fruit

Peaches and San Jose plums.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Frisée and Cegolaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Chioggia beets, Cherokee purple heirloom tomatoes, Romanesco, scallions, Savoy cabbage, fennel and Magic Myrna new potatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a beautiful bounty of herbs from the walled garden and greenhouse: Green and purple basil, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, rosemary and Chesnok red garlic.

What’s In The Box? August 1-7

Summering in France
Cool, crisp and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh produce like green beans, heirloom tomatoes and baby red potatoes, plus accents like creamy hard-boiled eggs and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week includes ingredients to create your own version of Julia Child’s famous salad, plus a crisp French Rosé, Pain au Levain bread, candied almond dark chocolate bar and other summer favorites like blueberries and ripe, juicy peaches. Enjoy!

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

Salade Niçoise Kit

Protein-rich and perfect for patio dining, this Provençal staple balances the best in summer produce—green beans, baby red potatoes and heirloom tomatoes—with the classic trio of creamy hard-boiled eggs, plump, briny black olives and flavorful tuna. This week, we’ve included the ingredients to craft your own version of Julia Child’s classic recipe (see the enclosed recipe card for ideas!):

Canned Albacore Tuna

Flavorful canned wild tuna from local company Lummi Island Wild.

Niçoise Vinaigrette

This light, Dijon mustard-based dressing is seasoned with sea salt, cracked pepper, fresh herbs and tart white wine vinegar.

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.

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.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

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.

Artisan Salt Company Cyprus Mediterranean Flake Salt

AThe texture and mild taste of this versatile flake sea salt from Woodinville-based Saltworks make it ideal for a variety of uses in cooking, baking and garnishing.

Summer Fruit

Blueberries and peaches from Cloud Mountain farm in Everson.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Spicy microgreens, pea tendrils and Romaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes green beans, baby red potatoes, One Leaf Farm heirloom tomatoes, Chioggia beets, sugar snap peas, Italian zucchini and cucumbers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, mint, basil and rosemary from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? July 25-31

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. This week’s box pays homage to the ripe, juicy summer favorite with a selection of heirloom tomatoes, plus focaccia bread, our housemade Cara Cara orange vinaigrette and everything you need for a hearty baked orzo main, plus Rainier cherries, raspberries, fennel and crisp gardens greens. Also included: Ingredients for a luscious apricot cake topped with apricot-almond crumble to finish off this bright and beautiful lineup.

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

Heirloom Tomatoes

It’s time! The first of the local heirloom tomatoes are here, and they are just waiting to be enjoyed in your burgers, sandwiches and of course, salads. See this week’s recipes for one of our favorites of the latter, a panzanella-style showstopper simply dressed with olive oil, sea salt and pepper and topped with basil, feta and grilled hunks of focaccia. Or, try freshly-sliced tomatoes atop a hearty baked orzo!

Baked Orzo Kit

Certified organic orzo pasta and our housemade chicken stock to pair with summer produce like heirloom tomatoes.

Focaccia Bread

This soft, chewy Italian-style loaf is baked just for us by our favorite local bakery. Kissed with fragrant fresh herbs, try it simply dipped in olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar, or tossed into a rustic salad along with fresh heirloom tomatoes.

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.

Château de Campuget Costières de Nîmes 2018

This lovely white Rhône wine features a well-balanced structure, beginning with a round and fruity taste of peach and apricot, and ending on a fresh and persistent note of citrus fruits.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

Cherry Valley Dairy Herbed Rose Butter

This luscious aromatic butter from Duvall-based Cherry Valley Dairy combines the dairy’s signature gray salt butter with dried herbs, rose petals and lavender for a flavor profile that wows.

F&L Cake Mix & Dried Apricot-Almond Crumble Topping

All the ingredients you need to whip up dessert: Crafted from our own signature recipe, this cake mix bakes up moist and delicious when mixed with eggs and ripe apricots—simply add the crumble topping and pop it in the oven.

Cara Cara Orange Vinaigrette

This light and bright dressing adds fresh appeal to just about any salad, made from fresh Cara Cara orange juice, honey, extra virgin olive oil and citrus-infused champagne vinegar. This week, try it tossed with roasted beets and seasonal raspberries—see recipe for details.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed Butter and mini Romaine lettuces, plus escarole.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Chioggia beets, rainbow Swiss chard, carrots and fennel, plus apricots, Rainier cherries and Tulameen raspberries.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? July 18-24

Italian Summer
The Italian summer calls to mind visions of a crisp glass of wine, homemade pasta and garden-fresh produce simply and beautifully prepared. Hence, this week’s box captures the flavors of summer by way of Italy with locally-crafted bucatini pasta to toss with baby Shiitake mushrooms, plus fresh sourdough bread and a bevy of beautiful salad greens and ingredients like beets, spring onions, green beans and sugar snap peas. Also included for this relaxed, refreshing meal: Even more summer berries, this time the first of the blueberries and then super-sweet cherries. Mangia!

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

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”.

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

With their curled umbrella-shaped caps and tender thin stalks, these beautiful organic Shiitake mushrooms release a garlic-pine aroma when cooked and boast a rich, earthy flavor.

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough bread 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 crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter; serve it alongside this week’s pasta to complete the meal.

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” which is where the lovely Pinot grapes for this rosé are grown. The Villa Wolf wine is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.

Farm Fresh Eggs

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

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed baby lettuces.

Summer Berries!

‘Tis the season for berries: This week, enjoy locally-grown blueberries and Sweetheart cherries.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes micro pea shoots, Walla Walla spring onions, Chioggia beets, sugar snap peas, green beans and pac choi.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, anise hyssop and rosemary from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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