What’s In The Box? March 28-April 3

Springtime Brunch
There’s nothing quite like a fresh spring morning, the dew sparkling on each blade of grass and the newest garden shoots reaching toward the sky to catch the sometimes-elusive sun. Thus, with fixings like our housemade spinach-bacon-Cheddar frittata, Tunawerth yogurt and cherry-almond cake topping complementing spring-fresh ingredients like microgreens, Romanesco and first-of-the-season rhubarb, this week’s breakfast-themed box greets the morning with similar enthusiasm—so pop open a bottle of bubbly Brut Cava and enjoy!

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

Housemade Frittata

Crafted in the farmhouse kitchen with eggs laid by our flock of heritage-breed hens, plus iron-rich spinach greens, mushrooms, smoky bacon and rich Cheddar cheese, this light and lovely frittata is one easy entrée—simply reheat in a 350° oven for about 20-25 minutes or until warmed through, then cut it into generous wedges and serve.

Pumpernickel Bread

Baked fresh just for us by a small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this slightly-sweet rye bread loaf is wonderful served alongside this week’s frittata and a spring-fresh salad.

Torre Oria Brut Cava

This standout sparkling wine is made from 100-percent Macabeo grapes. Bone dry with fine bubbles and tastes of lemons, sage and apple, it is absolutely delicious on its own or in a great spring cocktail like the classic French 75.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Spending their time dodging raindrops on wet, spring days, our heritage breed laying hens are now also enjoying the tasty green popweed we pull from the garden, in turn supplying us with eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Tunawerth Yogurt

Rich, silky yogurt made by a small, family-run dairy in Tenino, Washington.

Cherry-Almond Topping

Our signature cake topping adds the perfect finishing touch to a springtime rhubarb-apple cake (see recipes for details!) and is crafted from organic cane sugar, ground almonds, sweet butter and dried cherries.

Girl Meets Dirt Brandied Pink Pearl Apple Preserves

This brilliantly-hued jam from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is made with Pink Pearl apples, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice and a splash of Orcas Distillery’s aged apple brandy—delicious!

Spring Rhubarb

The first of the season, this bright-red rhubarb boasts a wonderful tart-sweet flavor.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula, microgreens and baby spinach.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Romanesco, baby carrots, broccolini, golden beets and baby red potatoes, plus Pink Lady apples.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley and chives from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? March 21-27

Spring Fresh
Could it be? Spring is (finally!) in the air and now it’s on the table, too, as this week’s lineup is bursting with the first tastes of the season—from pea shoots and pungent herbs to verdant veggies like leeks, fennel and broccolini. Also starring beautiful dried favas and spicy, all-natural Chorizo sausage to craft your own fresh, flavorful pot of beans, this box springs to life with mixed organic mushrooms, our signature crème fraîche and nutty Gruyère cheese bread all to use alongside. Enjoy!

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. It makes for a spicy and savory addition to a pot of this week’s fava beans—see recipes for details!

Nash’s Dried Diana Fava Beans

Packed with fiber and protein, these nutrient-rich dried beans hail from Nash’s Organic Produce farm in Dungeness, Washington.

Organic Local Mushrooms

This week’s box also includes a chef’s mix of beautiful organic mushrooms cultivated by the lovely folks at Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham.

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Made in nearby Snohomish by one of our favorite bakeries, this freshly-baked loaf balances sweet, nutty Gruyère with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely wonderful re-warmed in the oven and served with a comforting bowl of beans—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.

Enate Tempranillo 2016

This Spanish wine boasts nuances of strawberry and liquorice which mingle playfully with red berries and cherries. The fusion of flavoursome tannins and fresh acidity brings about a smooth and well-rounded texture, which in turns leads to a creamy finish on the palate.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Spending their time dodging raindrops on wet, spring days, our heritage breed laying hens are now also enjoying the tasty green popweed we pull from the garden, in turn supplying us with eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to scrambled eggs, salad dressings and more.

Seasonal Fruit

Juicy Cara Cara oranges.

Seasonal Organic Greens

A mix of peppery arugula and spinach greens, plus the first of the spring pea shoots!

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes red-cored Chantenay carrots, parsnips, Lollipop radishes, leeks, fennel, broccolini and yellow onion.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? March 14-20

St. Patrick’s Day Feast
Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from green cabbage and leeks to peppery arugula greens and garden-fresh herbs. Complementing this beautiful bounty are all the ingredients for a feast inspired by the Emerald Isle: Housemade potato-leek soup and traditional brown Irish soda bread, plus Belgian-style ale, apple cake mix and a pickling spice kit to craft your own corned beef. As they say in Ireland, sláinte (to your good health)!

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

Housemade Potato-Leek Soup

Fresh leeks and creamy golden potatoes pair beautifully in this soul-soothing soup, crafted in our farmhouse kitchen with savory fresh herbs, Bella Luna chicken stock, sea salt and cracked pepper. Serve with toasted hunks of Irish soda bread for dipping!

Brown Irish Soda Bread

Baked in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this beloved, traditional-style quick bread is freshened up by the addition of whole wheat and caraway seed.

Pickling Spice Kit

This signature combination of spices—which includes black peppercorns, mustard and coriander seeds, bay leaves and warming notes of cinnamon, cloves and ginger—is the key to amazing corned beef. Simply mix it into a brine solution, add a beef brisket and allow this spice mix to do its magic before and during cooking—see recipes for full details!

Sound Brewery Monk’s Indiscretion
Belgian-Style Specialty Ale

This Poulsbo-based brewery ages this award-winning ale in bourbon gin barrels to give it an extra boost of boozy flavor. Dry hopped and fermented with an aromatic Belgian yeast strain, it has an intense, tropical hoppy aroma and flavor.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Spending their time dodging raindrops on wet, almost-spring days, our heritage breed laying hens are now also enjoying the tasty green popweed we pull from the garden, in turn supplying us with eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Housemade Raspberry Jam

Made here at Bella Luna in our farmhouse kitchen from ripe raspberries plucked at the height of the summer season, plus organic cane sugar and pectin.

Apple Cake Mix

Crafted from our own signature recipe, this apple cake mix bakes up moist and delicious when simply mixed with eggs, diced apples and walnuts—see recipes for details!

Seasonal Fruit

Fresh-picked Pink Lady apples.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes green cabbage, red-cored Chantenay carrots, Satina potatoes, onions, turnips, parsnips, leeks and baby red beets.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley and fresh thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? March 7-13

Hello, March
And, we’re back! The first few days of March brought with it some most welcome sunshine and some subtle signs of the changing seasons. This week’s box perfectly captures this moment between winter and spring with bucatini pasta, Delicata squash, earthy duxelles and fresh spinach all at your disposal for a cozy-comforting supper, and then light and bright flavors courtesy of our cardamom pear butter, tangy Greek yogurt and even a raspberry-kissed chocolate bar. Enjoy these provisions alongside multigrain bread and farm-fresh eggs; we’ve also included fresh new ideas for cooking up that bevy of beautiful root vegetables.

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”.

Housemade Duxelles

Crafted from a finely chopped mixture of wild mushrooms, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine, it lends earthy, elegant appeal to a variety of dishes. We love it tossed with this week’s bucatini along with squash and spinach greens.

Sesame-Ginger Dressing

This housemade dressing lends flavorful appeal to salad greens or roasted veggies!

Multigrain Bread

Crafted in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour, seven different whole grains and a hint of honey, then topped with toasted sunflower seeds.

Domaines Paul Mas 2016 Côté Mas Blanc Méditerranée White

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, this Rhone-style white blend opens with lovely herbal notes of thyme, lavender and coriander. A pleasant bitterness lends texture to the palate, while the finish is clean and fresh.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Spending their time dodging raindrops on wet, almost-spring days, our heritage breed laying hens are now also enjoying the tasty green popweed we pull from the garden, in turn supplying us with eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Grana-Style Cheese

Made in our farmstead creamery, this hard Grana-style cheese is crafted from part-skim cow’s milk to allow for longer aging of 24 months or more. Lovely grated over pasta, the drum-shaped cheese is turned and rubbed with olive oil during aging to create a smooth, golden rind.

Tunawerth Creamery Greek Yogurt

Perfectly-creamy, yet delightfully-tangy, this lovely yogurt hails from a small, family-operated creamery located in Tenino, Washington.

Cardamom Pear Butter

Fragrant with warming spices like cinnamon and cardamom, this housemade spread stars the mellow, sweet flavors of orchard-picked pears. Try adding a scoop to this week’s Greek yogurt along with a sprinkling of granola!

Seasonal Fruit

Juicy Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Baby spinach greens and baby bok choy.

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.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes carrots, baby red beets, red and yellow onions, cauliflower, Delicata squash and leeks.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, garlic, cilantro, ginger and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

Dick Taylor Vanilla Raspberry Chocolate Bar

Made ‘bean-to-bar’ in Dick Taylor’s small Northern California factory, this dark chocolate bar is kissed with a mix of organic, freeze-dried raspberries and organic vanilla-coconut palm sugar.

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