What’s In The Box? February 25 – March 3


Simply Delicious
This week’s box is fit for brunch, lunch and beyond with all the ingredients for an easy, elegant meal—from our housemade butternut squash-ginger soup and multigrain bread to smoky blue cheese dressing and roasted hazelnuts to add to crisp salad greens. Also featuring such favorites as Sauk Farm apple cider, organic whole grain flour from Cairnspring Mills, our signature bread pudding and farm-fresh eggs, this lineup is rounded out by Savoy cabbage, Cara Cara oranges and Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes—enjoy!

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

Butternut Squash Soup

To craft this incredibly comforting soup, beautiful Butternut squash is first roasted with top-quality olive oil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper, and then blended with garden-fresh herbs, fragrant ginger, our housemade chicken stock and a splash of silken cream.

Multigrain Bread

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

Cairnspring Mills Whole Grain Expresso Bread Flour

This Burlington-based company is rediscovering the heart and soul of flour-making by producing small-batch, responsibly-grown flours made solely from wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest. This earthy and rustic flour is perfect for all your baking that calls for whole wheat flour.

Baking Yeast

The all-important ingredient to help produce fluffy bread!

F&L Bread Pudding

Crafted with warming spices, raisins and farmstead eggs, this is one soul-soothing bread pudding—simply pop it in a 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes to reheat and then enjoy!

Lapis Luna 2018 Chardonnay

This California Chardonnay features orange zest, ripe pineapple and vanilla on the nose. Full-bodied, fresh and lively, it is also lush with white peach and ripe apple flavors, leading to a savory buttered finish.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and cream.

Smoky Blue Cheese Dressing

Our creamy housemade dressing is made with fresh herbs, garlic and gorgeous smoked blue cheese.

Roasted Hazelnuts

Top your salads with these delightful roasted beauties for a little added crunch!

Matzo Project Matzo Chips

These crispy, crunchy snack chips are vegan, nut-free, dairy-free—and delicious.

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.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Romaine, radish and sunflower microgreens, plus a mix of braising greens.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Savoy cabbage, leeks, pac choi, raab, Walla Walla sweet onions and Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes, plus Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, thyme and shallots from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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What’s In The Box? February 18-24

Soup’s On
What a snowy week it has been! As the flakes turn to raindrops, we’ve got an incredibly-satisfying menu of warm and cozy favorites to help ward off any pervading winter chill: Housemade French lentil soup crafted from seasonal veg, smoky pancetta and our own chicken stock, Gruyère cheese bread to serve alongside, and all the ingredients to make your own buckwheat crêpes with earthy mushroom filling. Also included: A beautiful bounty of greens fit for braising, both our signature citronette dressing and crème fraîche, as well as produce like red beets, Mokum carrots, Black Spanish radishes and a medley of crisp apples.

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

French Lentil Soup

Healthy, savory and incredibly satisfying, our rustic housemade soup is made by slow-simmering fresh vegetables—including carrots, cabbage, celery and tomatoes—with French lentils and smoky pancetta in our housemade chicken broth base.

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 re-warmed in the oven, and then dunked into this week’s soup—just sprinkle a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes to heat it up.

Fairhaven Mill Organic Buckwheat Flour

Nestled in the Skagit Valley, this family and farmer-owned certified-organic flour mill sources their grains from family farms across the country, guaranteeing freshness and quality from tilth to table.
This particular buckwheat flour makes exceptional crêpes—see recipes for details!

Mushroom Crêpe Filling

This housemade filling is crafted from a mixture of earthy, locally-grown mushrooms.

La Petite Perrière Rosé

Boasting a beautiful pale salmon hue, this easy-going Rosé from France is fresh and clean with a soft, silky texture, plus notes of raspberries, strawberries, red currants and violets.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

Our rich and silky crème fraîche is crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and cream.

Big Spoon Roasters Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

This addictive spread from North Carolina’s Big Spoon Roasters is made from fresh-roasted heirloom Mission variety almonds, crispy toasted coconut flakes, raw organic coconut crystals and hand-harvested sea salt to create a naturally sweet nut butter reminiscent of homemade coconut macaroons.

House Citronette

Light and bright with fresh-squeezed lemon, orange and grapefruit juices, this housemade vinaigrette is as lovely drizzled over roasted vegetables or sautéed greens as it is on salad greens.

Seasonal Organic Greens

What a beautiful bounty of greens this week: Braising mix, pea and sunflower shoots, arugula , Claytonia and Rosabella radicchio.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes red beets, Mokum carrots, black Spanish radishes, shallots, parsnips, yellow onions, broccolini, leeks and Honey Gold Potatoes, plus lemons, Cara Cara oranges and a medley of apples.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Garlic, thyme and Italian parsley from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

Dick Taylor Brown Butter Chocolate Bar
with Nibs & Sea Salt

Crafted ‘bean-to-bar’ in their small, Northern California workshop, this delightful treat combines the brand’s 73% Northerner Blend chocolate with browned butter from Rumiano Family creamery, crunchy roasted cacao nibs and delicate sea salt.

What’s In The Box? February 11-17

Tex-Mex Breakfast
Nothing perks up the taste buds quite like the flavors of the Southwest—enjoy the region’s signature smoky-spicy flavors this week for breakfast with fixings like Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage, our cream biscuit mix and farm-fresh eggs, plus dried Guajillo and New Mexico chilis. Accented by Pain au Levain bread, F&L housemade granola and Dutch Hollow Dulcet cheese from Beecher’s, this lineup is sure to provide a satisfying start to your day.

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 chili powder, these flavorful sausage links from our friends at the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley are crafted from their famous all-natural pork and make for a spicy addition to a breakfast sandwich or frittata.

F&L Biscuit Mix

Made from organic flour, sugar and butter, plus aluminum-free baking powder and a dash of sea salt, our savory housemade biscuit mix bakes up light and fluffy. Top hot-from-the-oven biscuits with chorizo, a little Dutch Hollow Dulcet cheese and fried eggs to craft some killer breakfast sammies!

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet 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.

Eleven Winery Ratio Blanco 2019

This blended Washington white is bright, fruity and refreshing, with a marvelous aroma combining floral and citrus notes.

Beecher’s Cheese Dutch Hollow Dulcet

Made in Beecher’s New York location, this Dulcet is crafted with Jersey cow milk sourced straight from Dutch Hollow Farms located just outside of Albany. Slightly-tangy and elegant, it is rich in butterfat—and in taste.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and cream.

Housemade Granola

Our granola is hand-crafted in the farmhouse kitchen with toasted pepitas, sunflower seeds, oats and local honey—fantastic served with citrus fruit and Greek yogurt or splashed with cold milk.

Dried Chili Peppers

Turn up the heat with these locally-grown Guajillo and New Mexico chili peppers, which both possess an earthy, sweet flavor and just a touch of crisp, clean heat.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Baby Lacinato kale and baby bok choy.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes sweet yellow onions, colorful sweet peppers, celery, baby red potatoes, rutabagas, Brussels Sprouts and Cremini mushrooms, plus Fuji apples and Cara Cara oranges.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Oregano, parsley and garlic from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

Chocolate-Dipped Heart Cookies

Indulge in a little Valentine’s Day treat with these fresh-baked heart shaped sugar cookies dipped in chocolate from our favorite local bakery!

What’s In The Box? February 4-10

Pasta Night
In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a truly satisfying Italian-style spread: An appetizer platter of cheeses and olives to nibble as you cook; fresh-baked focaccia to dip in our truffle-infused oil; locally-crafted bucatini pasta topped with organic Italian sausage and Nonna’s marinara sauce; and finally, our signature tiramisu to enjoy for dessert. Also included: Our bright Italian vinaigrette, fresh garden herbs and a lineup of produce favorites like sweet pea shoots, romanesco, parsnips, leeks and Honey tangerines—mangia!

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

Nonna Pat’s Marinara Sauce

Crafted in our farm kitchen with organically-grown local tomatoes (and lots of love), the key to this beloved family recipe is in its simplicity: juicy, ripe tomatoes, a handful of hand-torn basil leaves, fresh garlic, a swirl of first-press Italian olive oil and then sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Skagit River Ranch Italian Sausage

The pampered pigs raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley roam outdoors in certified-organic pastureland to root, dig, and cavort as only happy pigs can, thriving on a diet of organic flax seed, corn and wheat. Spiced with savory herbs, this delectable Italian-style sausage is fantastic incorporated into pasta.

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”.

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 served warm and dipped in olive oil.

Black Slate 2017 La Vilella Alta

This generous French red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavors laced with licorice and loamy earth notes. With well-integrated tannins and a gentle acidity, it pairs nicely with this week’s cozy supper, as pretty floral and cinnamon details emerge on the finish.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and cream.

Appetizer Trio

Set out this delightful combination of fresh Italian-style fontina, olives misti and garlic-herb fromage blanc—and nibble away as you cook dinner!


Lovingly made in the farmhouse kitchen by layering espresso-soaked ladyfingers with a whipped mixture of eggs, cream, sugar and mascarpone cheese, plus a touch of rum, all then topped with a sprinkling of cocoa and dark chocolate.

Housemade Italian Vinaigrette

A light, flavorful salad dressing crafted from fresh garlic, minced shallots and a variety of fresh herbs blended with sherry and red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Colorful Rosabella radicchio, mixed seasonal greens and sweet pea shoots.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes red beets, romanesco, purple top turnips, parsnips, carrots and leeks, plus Meyer lemons, Pink Lady apples and Honey tangerines.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Garlic, shallots, Italian parsley and micro basil from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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