What’s In The Box? October 25-31

OCTOBER 25-31

Eat Your Veggies
From golden frying peppers and red Cipollini onions to gorgeous Delicata squash and petite fennel bulbs, this week’s lineup highlights the beautiful vegetables of fall, plus accoutrements like our signature chicken stock and tangy feta cheese to help you enjoy these veggies in all their glory. Also included in this autumnal feast: Golden Challah bread, sweet-tart cranberry cakes and farm-fresh eggs. Enjoy!

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

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s vast produce selection includes Romanesco, tiny fennel, golden frying peppers, Delicata squash, pac choi, Piricicaba sprouting broccoli, French Breakfast radishes, red Cipollini onions, Russian Banana fingerling potatoes and hakeuri turnips.

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, this flavorful pint of stock is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt.

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.

Cranberry Coffee Cakes

Kissed with sweet-tart, ruby-red cranberries and brown sugar, these delicious coffee cakes make for a fantastic brunch addition or a sweet afternoon snack!

Clos des Lumières L’éclat Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017

This refreshing French Rosé is crafted from a medley of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre grapes which give the wine a very fine nose dominated by hints of strawberry, pink grapefruit and cherry.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors. Bedtime is coming much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.

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 an autumnal salad of Treviso radicchio and sliced apple for added flavor and bite.

Seasonal Fruit

Jonagold apples and quince.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Treviso radicchio.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, thyme and sage.

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What’s In The Box? October 18-24

Rise n’ Shine
The flavors of fall continue to delight, this week in a healthy brunch featuring a beautiful array of fall-fresh produce—earthy Chanterelle mushrooms; pretty pink French breakfast radishes; turnips, potatoes and more—plus organic breakfast sausages and farm-fresh eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please. Accented by multigrain bread, seasonal cookies and a beautiful assortment of Bella Luna orchard apples, this breakfast is fit for a leisurely gathering—enjoy!

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

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage Links

With a flavor that hints of maple and 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 pastures to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flaxseed, corn and wheat.

Chanterelle Mushrooms

With a firm texture and light, delicate flavor, locally foraged Chanterelle mushrooms shine in a variety of dishes, lending earthy appeal to dishes like pastas, risottos and soups. Or, try tossing them in with your favorite roasted vegetable or scrambled eggs!

Fresh Multigrain Bread

Made in downtown Snohomish by our favorite local bakery, this round loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour and 7 different whole grains, plus honey and toasted sunflower seeds.

Le Brun Brut Cidre de Bretagne

Le Brun hard ciders have been produced in Brittany, France since 1955 and are made using the traditional method of natural fermentation of pure pressed juices from hand-picked apples. This particularly-crisp cider features a sweetness that is nicely balanced by a moderate acidity and light tannins, plus a beautiful woody finish.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors where they still enjoy the pleasant afternoons.

Seasonal Fruit

A beautiful sampling of ripe fall apples from the Bella Luna orchards, including Macoun, Honey Crisp, Gala and Golden Russet varieties.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed salad greens and Treviso radicchio.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes mixed heirloom tomatoes, golden Italian frying peppers, French Breakfast radishes, Hakurei turnips, celery, sweet Walla Walla onions, Romanesco broccoli, Amarosa fingerling potatoes and green beans.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, garlic, sage and thyme.

Festive Sugar Cookies

Beautifully-decorated sugar cookie “pumpkins” in honor of the season!

What’s In The Box? October 11-17

Fall Color
Much like autumn leaves bursting in brilliant shades of orange, scarlet and yellow, our gardens continue to grace us with colorful new produce, from peppery arugula greens and purple carrots to Sungold cherry tomatoes and sweet yellow onions. Celebrate this beautiful bounty alongside semolina pasta and locally-sourced smoked salmon, plus rustic Italian bread, farm-fresh eggs and our signature fruit crisp topping to take advantage of this week’s selection of Bella Luna apples and pears.

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

Rustichella d’Abruzzo Imported Bucatini Pasta

Imported from Italy, this spaghetti-like durum wheat 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”.

Lummi Island Smoked Salmon

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

Italian Rustica Bread

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

Domaine de Couron Marselan

Rich and intense, this beautiful red wine is crafted by a family-run estate that lies in the tiny hamlet of Saint Marcel d’Ardeche in France. Flavors of black currants and wild herbs are nicely balanced by a medium-bodied mouthfeel on the palate.

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, or to a fresh fall fruit crisp.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors where they still enjoy the pleasant afternoons.

Fruit Crisp Topping

Our signature fruit crisp topping is crafted from organic cane sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sweet butter. Wonderful paired with the apples and pears from your box, it also tops coffee cake with aplomb!

Seasonal Fruit

A beautiful sampling of ripe fall apples and pears from the Bella Luna orchards.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes sweet yellow onions, Sungold cherry tomatoes, Treviso radicchio, purple carrots, Piricicaba broccoli.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme.

What’s In The Box? October 4-10

Season to Season
Swinging from gray and drippy to sunny, the recent weather has us—and the gardens—towing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that mercurial forecast also means that we are currently enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like heirloom tomatoes, colorful mixed salad greens and Genovese basil continue to delight in this week’s lineup alongside a comforting soup handcrafted from wild mushrooms, herbs and our own chicken stock. Also included: Gruyère cheese bread, Chanterelle mushrooms and a Honeycrisp apple cider from Sauk Farm so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.

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, shallots and our homemade chicken stock, plus a splash of white wine and a touch of cream. Serve warm with a sprinkling of fresh thyme!

Chanterelle Mushrooms

With a firm texture and light, delicate flavor, locally foraged Chanterelle mushrooms shine in a variety of dishes, lending earthy appeal to dishes like pastas, risottos and soups. Or, try tossing them in with your favorite roasted vegetable.

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.

La Confrérie de Oisly et Thésée 2017 Les Gourmets Sauvignon Blanc

Hailing from the Loire Valley, this French Sauvignon Blanc features a tangy acidity, crisp texture and a seductive fragrance with notes of citrus fruits, peppers, flowers, herbs and apples.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors where they still enjoy the warm afternoons.

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.

Girl Meets Dirt Orcas Pear with Bay Preserves

Picked at the height of ripeness, these locally cultivated pears cook beautifully into a rosy preserve that also boasts notes of ginger from garden-grown bay leaves. This versatile spread from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is a gorgeous topping to pannacotta and cheesecake, and adds a sweet, lightly herbal note to cheese pairings.

Seasonal Fruit

A beautiful assortment of European and Asian pears.

Seasonal Organic Greens

A colorful mix of salad greens!

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes sweet onions, Ozette fingerling potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, golden beets, fennel, Hakurei turnips and Piricicaba broccoli.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Thyme, parsley, sage, shallots and Genovese basil.

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