What’s In The Box? June 20-26

Summer Solstice
The longest and lightest day of the year is upon us this week, which (hopefully!) means the days of sun-soaked afternoons, leisurely evenings and produce-filled meals on the patio are officially here. Fittingly, this week we’ve captured the tastes of early summer, from crunchy garden lettuces and crisp English cucumbers to our signature lemon olive-oil cake mix to top with luscious, locally-grown strawberries for dessert. Also included in this bright lineup: Sun-dried tomato Pomodoro bread, Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, our housemade pimento cheese and even a bright bouquet of sweet peas. Enjoy!

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

Fresh Strawberries

Tender and ripe, these local beauties are best enjoyed right away, so we’ve included our signature lemon olive oil cake mix to help you whip up a refreshingly-light version of classic strawberry shortcake—see recipes for details.

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Mix

This light and moist cake is a family favorite and boasts a wonderful texture thanks to the inclusion of polenta. Try it for dessert, topped with fresh strawberries and a generous dollop of crème fraîche or whipped cream.

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausages

With a flavor profile that includes hints of sweet maple syrup and savory spices, this incredible breakfast sausage is made from all-natural pork raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley.

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.

Le Charmel Côtes de Provence Rosé

This estate wine is produced near Bandol, France along the Mediterranean coast. The grapes are cultivated on picturesque Provençal hillsides, then manually picked, hand-sorted and fully de-stemmed on site. The nose boasts beautiful aromas of raspberries and wild flowers and the palate is wonderfully bright and fresh with notes of strawberry and pear.

Pimento Cheese Spread

The Southern classic! Made with sharp Cheddar cheese, pimentos and fresh herbs, this housemade spread is delicious slathered on bread or crackers.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blue, green and brown.

Girl Meets Dirt Tomato Jam Preserves

Made from beautiful ruby Amish paste tomatoes grown at Maple Rock Farm, this scrumptious preserve from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is accented by organic cane sugar, curls of organic lemon zest and a pinch of San Juan sea salt.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Pomegranate crunch and Cegolaine lettuces, plus micro pea shoots.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Romanesco, rainbow Swiss chard, mini cabbages, English cucumbers and Luisa radicchio, plus lemons and rhubarb.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

Seasonal Bouquet

Fresh-picked sweet peas to brighten your home!

What’s In The Box? June 13-19

Father’s Day Cookout
Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky baked beans and house-blend dry grill rub, plus flavorful, all-natural bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like rainbow Swiss chard, purple scallions and summer squash, plus a fresh-baked baguette and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert. To Dad!

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. Make these flavorful, all-natural pork sausages the star of your Father’s Day feast by serving them hot off the grill.

House-Blend Dry Grill Rub

Made with a mixture of savory spices including garlic, thyme and smoked sea salt, our house-blend is excellent rubbed on chicken, beef, fish and even seasonal vegetables—think peppers, onions or corn!

Housemade BBQ Beans

Our take on the American classic, these slow-simmered beans are flavored with pork belly, mustard and just a touch of brown sugar.

Pain au Levain Baguette

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough baguette 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.

Fremont Brewing Interurban India Pale Ale

Named after Fremont’s most famous outdoor sculpture, the Interurban India Pale Ale offers Northwest Pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blue, green and brown.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche is the perfect finishing touch to strawberry shortcake!

Cream Shortcake Mix

Just add cream! Made from organic flour, sugar and sweet butter, plus aluminum-free baking powder and a dash of sea salt, our housemade shortcake mix bakes up crumbly and moist, yet light and airy.

Local Strawberries

Summer is calling: The first local strawberries have arrived! Tender and ripe, these local beauties are best enjoyed right away, so we recommend trying them in this week’s recipe for strawberry shortcake.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Escarole, spicy microgreens and mini red Romaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes rainbow Swiss chard, baby red potatoes, micro pea tendrils, baby fennel, Hakurei turnips, summer squash, sweet yellow onions and purple scallions.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage blossoms and green garlic from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? June 6-12

JUNE 6-12

Spring into Summer
This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—baby beets, snap peas, ruby-red rhubarb—while looking forward to summer with the first of the local strawberries. Have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, golden wildflower honey and Sauk Farm honeycrisp apple cider, plus our housemade crème fraîche, creamy chevre cheese, almond fruit crisp topping, and of course, farmstead eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!

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

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage

With a flavor profile that includes hints of sweet maple syrup and savory spices, this incredible breakfast sausage is made from all-natural pork raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley. These pampered pigs roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.

Raw Wildflower Honey

Golden honey from the apiary at Robbins Honey Farm in Lakewood, Washington.

Housemade Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, our housemade stock is simmered with carrots, onions, parsley and celery and seasoned with just a dash of sea salt.

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.

Sauk Farm Honeycrisp Apple Cider

Crafted from cold-pressed Honeycrisp apples grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington, this refreshing cider is delicious served crisp and cold all on its own, or is mixed into your next cocktail.

Château Saint Nabor Gris de Nabor Rosé 2017

This French Rosé is bright and glistening with a bouquet of red fruit aromas and honeysuckle. Light, crisp and easy drinking, it also features summery notes of wild strawberries and blueberries with mineral nuances.

Lost Peacock Creamery Chevre

Soft and spreadable, this lightly creamy chevre from the Grade-A Lost Peacock goat dairy in Olympia, Washington is a simply beautiful farmstead cheese. Crafted with just goat’s milk and sea salt, it features notes of summer pasture and bright lemon.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms on nice days, our heritage breed laying hens are also thoroughly enjoying a bounty of sprouting seeds and spring popweed, in turn supplying us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blue, green and brown.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, this rich and silky crème fraîche is delicious dolloped on a warm strawberry-rhubarb crisp, or mixed into summery salad dressings.

Almond Fruit Crisp Topping

Wonderful paired with this week’s strawberries and rhubarb, our signature fruit crisp topping is crafted from organic cane sugar, ground almonds, almond flour and sweet butter.

Strawberries

The first of the local strawberries have arrived!

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens, Tom Thumb baby butter lettuce and frisée.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes bok choy, baby red beets, sugar snap peas, French Breakfast radishes, scallions, yellow fingerling potatoes, plus ruby-red rhubarb and lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

A glorious assortment of spring herbs: Spearmint, mojito mint, rosemary, sage, thyme, green garlic and Italian parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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What’s In The Box? May 30 – June 5

Forager’s Delight
From watercress and morel mushrooms to pea shoots and Swiss chard, spring produce continues to abound this week, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. Thus, this lineup sings with additional highlights like golden oregano, green spring garlic and mojito mint; combine these beauties with such provisions as freshly-made pappardelle pasta, rye bread, smoked salmon and duck eggs, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at your table.

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

Locally-Foraged Morel Mushrooms & Watercress

Peppery watercress and beautiful fungi that have been foraged from the mossy forests of the Pacific Northwest by expert mushroom hunter Jeremy Faber and his team at Foraged & Found Edibles.

Fresh Egg Pappardelle Pasta

This lovely, fresh handmade pasta is made by our favorite local pasta maker in Bellingham. Perhaps enjoyed tossed with smoked salmon and pea shoots, or with sautéed morel mushrooms, these broad, flat noodles should rightly earn their name, which is derived from the Italian verb for ‘to gobble up’.

Smoked Wild Salmon

Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality, reef net-caught salmon is hot smoked over alder coals and kissed with just the right amount of sea salt and brown sugar.

Rye Bread

This dense, flavorful loaf is baked just for us at our favorite small bakery in Snohomish and is made with medium-grain rye flour and light caraway seed.

Mille Prosecco Millesimato Extra-Dry DOC

Fabulously lively and light at every glass, this extra-dry Italian Prosecco features a bouquet of apple and pear notes as well as hints of light citrus.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms on nice days, our heritage breed laying hens are also thoroughly enjoying a bounty of sprouting seeds and spring popweed, in turn supplying us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blues, green and brown.

Duck Eggs

With near-transparent egg whites and color-rich oversize yolks, these pastured duck eggs are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes.

Dried Cranberries & Honey-Orange Vinaigrette

A dynamic duo to add to your salads this week: Tart-sweet dried cranberries and our housemade honey-orange vinaigrette, which is kissed olive oil, farmstead honey and fresh orange juice.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Salad mix, baby lettuces and pea shoots.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes bok choy, Hakurei turnips, Swiss chard and asparagus.

Fresh Garden Herbs

A gorgeous assortment of spring herbs: Green spring garlic, golden oregano, sage, thyme, spearmint, mojito mint, cabbage flowers and chives from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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