What’s In The Box? August 30-September 5

Late Summer Bounty
From juicy heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers to fragrant donut peaches and Bella Luna Farms grapes, the late-season bounty continues this week with a fresh and flavorful meal also starring sweet-yet-sharp Cheddar cheese from Acme Farms. Add alongside a crisp Columbia Valley Pinot Grigio, farm-fresh eggs and garlic fougasse bread, plus other crisp produce including salad-ready Little Gem Romaine, red beets and carrots, and you’ve got all the makings of an al fresco feast.

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

Acme Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese

This rindless, pasteurized cheese is crafted in town of Acme with rsbT-free milk from the jersey cows at Lynden-based Twin Brook Creamery and boasts a sweet, fruity flavor that is balanced by the moderately sharp bite. Wonderful for snacking or try it incorporated into a grilled cheese sandwich with sliced heirloom tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinegar!

Garlic Fougasse Bread

Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this rustic flatbread is ideal for sharing. Similar in style to traditional focaccia, the artisanal-style loaf is studded with fresh garlic to give it extra depth and flavor.

J. Albin ‘Lorelle’ Pinot Grigio

This fresh and crisp Pinot Grigio hails from the Horse Heaven Hills region of south central Washington. A beautifully pairing for this week’s sharp Cheddar cheese, it features notes of lemon curd, pear and honeysuckle on the palate.

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 lingering summer afternoons and crisp evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Ripe Summer Fruit

Donut peaches from Tonnemaker Orchard and green and red grapes from the Bella Luna Grapehouse.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Frisée, plus Truchas baby red Romaine and Little Gem Romaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, red beets, cucumbers and Costata Romanesco zucchini.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Parsley, sage, rosemary, mint, cilantro and basil.

Edible Flowers

Bright, cheery flowers to add color and spice to your salads.

What’s In The Box? August 23-29

Summer All-Stars
Peppers! Peaches! Tomatoes! These late summer staples are arriving in abundance here in August and this week’s box celebrates them in all their sun-ripened glory, as well as other favorites such as artichokes, squash blossoms and Santa Claus melon. Also joining these summer all-stars: Fresh, handcrafted red pepper linguine from Bellingham Pasta Co., plus Pain au Levain bread, Grana-style cheese and a smooth Washington Syrah. Long live summer!

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

Roasted Red Pepper Linguine

Hand-crafted from wholesome, quality ingredients by Bellingham Pasta Co., this fresh linguine is kissed with fire-roasted red peppers to give it incredible flavor—and a truly unique red color!

Squash Blossoms

Along with summer squash season come these dainty, edible orange flowers perfect for frying!

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.

Lone Birch 2014 Syrah

From a fourth generation family-owned and operated winery in the Yakima Valley, this beautiful wine is well-balanced, full-bodied and smooth, boasting notes of dark berries and toasted oak on the palette.

Grana-Style Cheese

Our hard Grana-style cheese is crafted from part-skim cow’s milk to allow for an extra-long aging of 36 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 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.

Blueberry Jam

Made in the farmhouse kitchen from our fresh-picked blueberries, organic cane sugar and pectin.

Ripe Summer Fruit

Juicy Santa Claus melon from Tonnemaker Orchard, plus yellow peaches and green and red grapes from the Bella Luna Grapehouse.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Frisée and peppery arugula.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes heirloom tomatoes, red onions, Bullhorn sweet peppers, carrots, Piracicaba sprouting broccoli, Savoy cabbage, plus artichokes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Parsley, sage, rosemary, basil and blue basil.

Edible Flowers

Bright, cheery nasturtium flowers to add color and spice to your salads.

What’s In The Box? August 16-22

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 mini Romaine lettuce, plus creamy hard-boiled eggs and accents like briny black olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week includes both local and imported ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summer berry jam, a crisp Sonoma Rosé, Pain au Levain baguette and our housemade galette dough to whip up a lovely peach-kissed dessert.

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

Salade Niçoise Kit with Black Niçoise Olives & Canned Albacore Tuna

This week, we’ve included all the ingredients to craft your own version of Julia Child’s favorite salad (see recipes for details!). Protein-rich and perfect for patio dining, this Provençal staple balances the best in summer produce with the classic pairing of plump, briny Niçoise olives and flavorful canned Albacore tuna from local company Lummi Island Wild.

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; serve it alongside this week’s centerpiece salad to complete the meal.

Ferrari-Carano Dry Sangiovese Rosé 2017

Featuring aromas of fresh‐picked wild strawberries, rhubarb, pomegranate and a touch of blood orange, this refreshing and lively wine from Sonoma Valley is balanced by mouthwatering acidity and an elegant finish.

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.

Galette Dough

Crafted from organic ingredients including all-purpose flour, sugar and organic butter, this housemade pastry dough adapted from a beloved Alice Waters recipe bakes up light and crisp, with a smooth buttery taste that pairs well with fresh peaches and other stone fruits.

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

Juicy melon and yellow peaches from Tonnemaker Orchard.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Escarole and mini red and green Romaine lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Cipollini onions, heirloom tomatoes, red beets, Piricicaba sprouting broccoli, green beans, Hakurei turnips and cucumbers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Parsley, mint, rosemary, tarragon and basil.

Seasonal Bouquet

A wonderfully fragrant bunch of summer blooms to brighten your home this week.

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.

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