What’s In The Box? June 6-12

Late Spring Splendor
As June gets fully underway here this week, get set for a delivery that is chock-full of fun and fresh late-spring provisions, from locally foraged Morel and Porcini mushrooms and Hakurei turnips to Valencia oranges and even salty, snappy sea beans. Accentuated by farm-fresh eggs from our heritage-breed laying hens, garden herbs, crisp salad greens, and freshly-made rigatoni pasta from Bellingham Pasta Company, this delivery is sure to kick-off the new month in delicious fashion.

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

Fresh Rigatoni Pasta

Derived from the Italian word rigato, which means “rigged” or “lined”, this traditional-style, tube-shaped semolina pasta is hand-crafted in nearby Bellingham.

Sea Beans

Sea beans, also known as samphire, glasswort, pickleweed, or sea asparagus, depending on where you are in the world, belong to the genus salicornia. Their branch-like stalks resemble thick grass that, when eaten, provide a satisfying, salty bite. Being halophytes, sea beans don’t just absorb salt from the ocean but also valuable ocean minerals. As the best source of minerals on the planet, the ocean is responsible for much of sea beans’ nutrition profile—providing them with high levels of iron, potassium, magnesium, and more.

Locally Foraged Morel & Porcini Mushrooms

Woodsy and earthy, yet delicate and rich, these two beloved Northwest fungi are both excellent in a variety of dishes (like pasta!), or simply sautéed in butter or olive oil with a squeeze of lemon and enjoyed on their own.

Jewish Rye Bread

This dense, nutty loaf is baked for us by our favorite small bakery in Snohomish and is made with traditional dark rye flour, a natural sour rye starter and caraway seeds.

J. Mourat Collection Vin de France 2022

Comprising vineyards spanning 120 hectares, Vignobles Mourat represents one of the largest viticultural plots dedicated to organic agriculture in the Loire Valley. This blend is composed of 50% Chenin Blanc and 50% Chardonnay from 20 year old vines; on the palate, the medium-bodied wine has a sharp, broad acidity that delivers incredible freshness.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors in the sunnier weather, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors in the sunnier weather, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Sunflower shoots and mixed baby lettuce greens.

Seasonal Organic Fruit & Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes Hakurei turnips and Valencia oranges.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian flat-leaf parsley from the walled garden at Bella Luna.

Hi There June! (How did that happen?!)
The Latest News from Farm & Larder and Bella Luna Farms

As we say hello to the month of June, it seems as if the signs are finally beginning to point towards the start of summer, from the baby birds leaving their nests to the abundance of beautiful blooms now seen around the farm. From dinners, weddings, and birthdays, to classes, workshops, and more, it’s set to be a wonderful summer here at Bella Luna, with lots of exciting ways you can come and experience the farm for yourselves:

CLASSES ON THE FARM
FATHER’S DAY SALE!

Our Classes on the Farm series provide true farm-to-table experiences, and we’ve got a full roster of curated classes and one-of-a-kind workshops for summer. Plus: From now until Father’s Day on June 16, you can save up to 20% on registration fees with the code ‘FathersDay2024’ at checkout! (Dad would love it as a gift!)
DETAILS & REGISTRATION

FIELD TRIP TIME

The Field Trip Society is coming to Bella Luna Farms! Join us for one of these fun upcoming crafting sessions.
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FROGLEGS SUMMER CAMPS

Send your kiddos to summer camp here at the farm as Froglegs Culinary helps them explore farm life—and the many delights of cooking with fresh produce!
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JUNE CALENDAR

Come on by the farm: A glimpse at all the happenings coming to Bella Luna this month.
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June 8
Field Trip Society’s Wire Flowers with Shelli Markee

June 9 & 23
Oysterology 101: Intro into the Briny World of Bivalves

June 15
Preserving Summer: A Jaunt Through Jam-Making with Renée Beaudoin

June 30
Field Trip Society’s Block-Printing with Moon Tea Artworks

What’s In The Box? May 30-June 5

Ode to the Egg
Creamy and rich, eggs are one of the world’s finest gifts to the cook, as they are delicious served scrambled, poached, whisked or fried. Thus, this week’s delivery is devoted to the glorious egg, and an extra-special one at that, too, with decadent oversize duck eggs to go along with those from our brood of heritage-breed hens. Also filled with an assortment of egg-friendly pairings—think: organic breakfast sausages from Skagit River Ranch, fresh Challah bread, housemade crème fraîche, and orange marmalade—plus, a bevy of fresh produce like asparagus, pea tendrils and bright citrus, this breakfast-themed box will help you craft the perfect egg.

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, these incredible breakfast sausages are made from the 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.

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.

Housemade Orange Marmalade

Tangy and sweet-tart, this signature housemade marmalade is excellent spread on your morning toast!

Ercole Barbera del Monferrato

This easy-going, liter sized 100% Barbera red is meant for sharing, bursting with juicy fruit flavors like red cherries, plus hints of lavender, thyme and spice. (Fun fact: The wines by Ercole, which means “Hercules” in Italian, are made by a generations-old co-op of local growers in the Monferrato region of Italy.)

Housemade Crème Fraîche

This rich and silky crème fraîche is crafted by our in-house farmstead creamery, Bellsong, from pasteurized organic sweet cream.

Duck Eggs

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

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors in the sunnier weather, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed baby Romaine, Belgian endive and pea tendrils.

Seasonal Organic Fruit & Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes asparagus, French Breakfast radishes and green onions, plus Gold Nugget mandarins and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Chive blossoms, living Genovese basil, and parsley from the walled garden at Bella Luna.

What’s In The Box? May 23-29

Fresh & Foraged
This week’s box sings of both the garden and the forest as it offers up freshly-harvested asparagus, radishes, turnips, fingerling potatoes and more as well as locally-foraged Morel mushrooms, a true Northwest favorite. Enjoy these tastes of springtime alongside freshly-made egg semolina pappardelle pasta, Pain au Levain bread, citrus fruit, and eggs from our heritage breed hens, as well as fragrant garden-grown herbs like tarragon, parsley and chives, and crisp salad greens—it’s all oh-so bright and oh-so fresh.

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

Semolina Pappardelle Pasta

This lovely, fresh handmade pasta is made by our favorite local pasta maker in Bellingham. Perhaps enjoyed with sautéed Morel mushrooms this week, these broad semolina noodles should rightly earn their name, which is derived from the Italian verb ‘to gobble up’.

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 excellent in a variety of dishes (like pasta!), or simply sauté in butter or olive oil with a squeeze of lemon and enjoyed on their own.

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough bread 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.

Côté Mas Blanc du Midi

Crafted from Sauvignon and Vermentino grapes, this easy-drinking white from Paul Mas Domaines in the south of France boasts inviting aromas of citrus; the palate is also crisp with soft flavors of juicy melon, green apple, peaches, lemon and ample minerality.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors in the sunnier weather, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Beautiful mini Romaine, plus red and green Belgian endive.

Seasonal Organic Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes fingerling potatoes, turnips, asparagus, yellow onions and radishes, plus Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Tarragon, parsley and chives from the walled garden at Bella Luna.

Anemones

Happy and bright anemone blooms plucked from the spring garden.

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