What’s In The Box? May 31 – June 5

Spring Supper
As temperatures warm and sunlight continues to grace our wooded enclave, spring has reached the pinnacle as it begins the transition into glorious summer. Thus, this week’s box features the debut of such early summer favorites as butter lettuce greens and rainbow cherry tomatoes, as well as a fresh array of spring classics to help craft a light and bright lasagna that stars spinach greens, fresh ricotta and aged Grana cheeses and our own mushroom duxelles. Also included: Creamy, sea salt-kissed butter, fresh eggs and oversize garlic scapes fit for grilling—enjoy!

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

Fresh Spring Lasagna Kit

Everything you need to craft a bright and fresh spring lasagna, from savory mushrooms duxelles to creamy ricotta cheese—gather up the following ingredients and see this week’s recipe cards to get cookin’:

Spring Spinach

Iron-rich spinach greens.

Housemade Duxelles

An excellent complement to this week’s bright spinach lasagna, our housemade duxelles are made from a finely chopped mixture of wild mushrooms, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine.

Fresh Ricotta & Aged Grana Cheeses

Use this dynamic duo to complete your lasagna! Rich, creamy, and mildly sweet, this lovely fresh ricotta is crafted in our farmstead creamery from cow’s milk whey and heavy cream, while 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.

Focaccia Bread

This soft, chewy Italian-style loaf is baked just for us by our favorite local bakery. Kissed with fragrant fresh herbs, it is delicious simply dipped in olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula 2015 Red Blend

A rich, concentrated red from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, this full-bodied wine is made from a blend of 47% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 27% Carignan grapes. Intense with notes of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and pepper, it will stand up nicely to this week’s lasagna.

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.

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.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Tom Thumb butter and Red Fire lettuces.

Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes

The first cherry tomatoes of the season—these beautiful beauties come in a kaleidoscope of colors from Hedlin Farms in Mount Vernon.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Hakurei turnips, Pink Beauty radishes, Golden Frills mustard greens, yellow onions, and kale, plus lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week, including cilantro, mint, garlic, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Also included: Oversize elephant garlic scapes. Boasting a mild garlicky flavor, these tender stalks are wonderful sautéed in butter, grilled and drizzled in olive oil or incorporated into a punchy pesto dip.

What’s In The Box? May 24-30

Forager’s Delight
From the season’s first fiddleheads to pretty pink radishes, spring produce continues to abound, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. Thus, this week’s box sings with such additional highlights as baby Shiitake mushrooms, snap peas and flowering sage; combine these beauties with such provisions as multigrain bread, nutty Alpine-style cheese, chicken stock and our own strawberry preserves, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at your table.

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

Locally-Foraged Fiddleheads

A true spring delicacy! These tightly-coiled tips of the Lady fern are only available for a short time in the spring and boast a grassy, slightly-nutty flavor when sautéed—they are also a lovely addition to pastas, risottos or stir fries.

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

With their curled umbrella-shaped caps and tender thin stalks, baby Shiitake mushrooms release a garlic-pine aroma when cooked and are beloved for their rich, earthy flavor.

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

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

Fresh Multigrain Bread

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

Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Crafted from 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks, this California white is Smooth and flavorful, with plenty of pear and light herb aromas. The wine’s inherent light spice, plus mineral and melon flavors, offer a good sense of layering on the palate, all leading to a generous mouthfeel and lingering finish.

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.

Acme Farms Alpine-Style Cheese

This firm, nutty 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 when young that becomes more complex and earthy with age.

Strawberry Preserves

Our housemade freezer-style jam is crafted from ripe, juicy strawberries 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. (That’s it!)

Fresh Fruit

Ruby-red rhubarb and lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Red and green lettuces.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes rainbow Swiss chard, Pink Beauty radishes, pac choi, baby red potatoes, yellow onions, Romanesco, snap peas and Hakurei turnips.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Cilantro, parsley, thyme, mint and flowering sage.

What’s In The Box? May 17-23

Fresh Flavors
Crisp and crunchy, verdant and vivacious, the flavors of spring are freshening up this week’s lineup with such ingredients as asparagus, French tarragon, Little Gem lettuce and microgreens. Also featuring fresh lemon-pepper linguine, locally-foraged morel mushrooms and smoked salmon, plus rich and silky duck eggs and even a coffee-kissed butter, immerse yourself in the kitchen with a glass of wine and enjoy this plethora of seasonal favorites.

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

Lemon-Pepper Linguine Pasta

Hand-crafted from wholesome, quality ingredients by Bellingham Pasta Co., this fresh linguine is kissed with citrusy lemon and fresh-cracked pepper for incredible flavor.

Locally Foraged Morel Mushrooms

These seasonal mushrooms are only available in the wild, developing a cult following of local ‘mushroom hunters’ who roam our forests looking for this treat of nature. Woodsy and earthy, yet delicate and rich, they are an excellent accompaniment to roasted vegetables, risottos and pastas. Or, simply sauté in butter or olive oil to enjoy on their own!

Lummi Island Smoked Wild Keta 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 sea salt and brown sugar.

Whole Wheat Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet whole wheat 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, a classic pre-ferment culture made from flour and water.

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, duck eggs are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes—enjoy a half dozen to incorporate into your dishes this week.

Cherry Valley Dairy Coffee Butter

This silky-smooth butter from Duvall-based Cherry Valley Dairy is crafted with fresh, locally-roasted coffee grounds that are steeped overnight in cultured cream before churning. The deep, earthy butter boasts subtle notes of cocoa and pepper and is wonderful atop a freshly-grilled steak, baked sweet potato or freshly-toasted Pain au Levain bread.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Baby Mesclun mix, microgreens, peppery arugula and Little Gem lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes cauliflower, baby red beets, asparagus and spring onions, plus lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: French tarragon, chive blossoms, parsley, oregano, thyme and garlic.

What’s In The Box? May 10-16

Glorious May
The May sunshine is out, and the crops are ripening apace—get set for some new spring arrivals in your box! This week’s lineup truly does celebrate spring in all its glory with a wonderful assortment of Asian ingredients like pac choi, baby Shiitake mushrooms and mitsuba, plus Northwest favorites like rhubarb, purple Viola radishes and garlic scallions. Also included: Fresh pumpernickel bread, handcrafted chicken stock and our summer strawberry preserves.

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

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

With their curled umbrella-shaped caps and tender thin stalks, baby Shiitake mushrooms release a garlic-pine aroma when cooked and boast a rich, earthy flavor—we heartily recommend adding them to a stir-fry along with this week’s plethora of spring vegetables!

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

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

Pumpernickel Bread

Baked fresh just for us by a small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this slightly-sweet rye bread loaf is wonderful served toasted with freshly-sliced radishes and a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt on top.

Los Vascos Rosé 2017

This pretty rosé is made from estate-grown grapes from the Colchagua province of Chile and immediately pressed after harvesting to maintain the wine’s innate freshness. The nose explodes with aromas of strawberry, while the palate has plenty of volume, pleasant concentration, and a superbly creamy texture.

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.

Strawberry Preserves

Our housemade freezer-style jam is crafted from ripe, juicy strawberries 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. (That’s it!)

Fresh Fruit

Ruby-red rhubarb and zesty lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mini mixed baby lettuces and spinach, plus mitsuba, a wild Japanese green that boasts a clean flavor reminiscent of chervil-meets-celery leaf, and red Russian kale

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes purple Viola radishes, Hakurei turnips, garlic scallions, leeks, cauliflower, baby red potatoes and baby carrots. Also included this week: Beautiful pac choi, a type of Chinese cabbage that is excellent sautéed along with other spring vegetables in a stir fry.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Mint, rosemary, Italian parsley, oregano, thyme and shallots.

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