What’s In The Box? October 3-9

Autumn Brunch
Rise and shine, it’s breakfast time! Gather round the table this weekend for a hearty and satisfying brunch starring our farm-fresh eggs, Skagit River Ranch’s chorizo sausage and sweet, nutty pancakes crafted from a locally-made whole-grain mix. Complemented by challah bread and a nicely balanced pinot noir, this week’s box also includes Akane apples, sweet peppers, fingerling potatoes and fragrant herbs—so pour yourself a cup of joe and get cookin’.

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

Bluebird Grain Farms Organic Emmer Pancake Mix

This fantastic mix from a plow-to-package grain farm located in Winthrop, Washington yields sweet, nutty heirloom grain pancakes that are high in fiber, protein and B vitamins—not to mention utterly delicious!

Skagit River Ranch Chorizo Sausage

This pig has kick! Spiced with cumin, coriander and Ancho chile 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 an egg scramble or frittata.

Tortoise Creek 2017 Mission Grove Pinot Noir

Attractive floral aromas and bright cherry and raspberry flavors make a refreshing impression in this medium-bodied red wine. Light tannins and a lively acidity round out the beautifully-balanced finished product.

Challah Bread

Baked just for us by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this beautiful bread boasts a sweet, rich flavor thanks to a traditional base of silky eggs, Shepherd’s Grain flour and a touch of sugar.

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 crisp mornings and pleasant afternoons, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Seasonal Fruit

Akane apples fresh from the orchard.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Frisée, pea tendrils and microgreens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes sweet Bullhorn peppers, sweet onions, green and yellow Italian beans, sprouting broccoli, carrots, Basque peppers and Magic Myrna fingerling potatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, rosemary and sage from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna.

What’s In The Box? September 26-October 2

Season to Season
Swinging from cloudy and drippy to sunny and crisp, the weather has us—and the gardens—towing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that mercurial forecast also means that we are enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like heirloom tomatoes, zucchini and peppers continue to delight alongside local Chanterelle mushrooms and fresh fettuccine to toss together for a cozy fall supper. Also included: Pain au Levain bread, Asian pears from the orchard and an Italian red wine so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.

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

Chanterelle Mushrooms

With a firm texture and light, delicate flavor, locally foraged Chanterelle mushrooms shine in a variety of dishes, lending earthy appeal to the likes of risotto and soup. This week, we heartily recommend trying these golden gems sautéed in butter and added to a dish of fresh fettuccine.

Fresh Fettuccine

These gorgeous wide pasta noodles are hand-crafted from wholesome, quality ingredients by Bellingham Pasta Company.

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.

La Fiera Montepulciano A’bruzzo

Lovely with casual fare such as this week’s recommended pasta, this Italian red wine is medium-to-full bodied with notes of violet and crushed red fruit on the nose. Ruby-red in color, it also features soft tannins and a very pleasant finish.

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

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, our signature stock is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt. This immensely flavorful broth will add a beautiful richness to sautéed Chanterelle mushrooms or braised baby artichokes this week.

Seasonal Fruit

Fresh-picked Asian pears.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes chicory, zucchini, Basque peppers, fennel, heirloom tomatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions and romanesco. Also included: Delicate baby artichokes perfect for braising in our signature chicken stock and a splash of wine⁠—see recipes for details!

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, garlic and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna.

Dried Lavender

Bundled in a linen sachet, these fragrant dried lavender buds are sure to be a sweet reminder of summer in the months to come!

What’s In The Box? September 19-25

Color, Color Everywhere
From the first turning leaves to the produce in the garden, this week is all about color—and what a wealth of vibrant options, from purple Italian eggplant and sweet red peppers to cranberry shelling beans and rainbow Swiss chard. Thus, this box embraces the crisp, soulful flavors of early fall as they converge with late summer favorites like heirloom tomatoes, prune plums and fragrant melon. Also on board to help you craft a satisfying supper: Our signature crème fraîche and Pomodoro bread, plus a ruby-spiced apple shrub to craft a well-deserved cocktail. Enjoy!

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

Ruby Spiced Apple Shrub

A 2018 Good Food Awards Finalist, this wonderful cocktail mixer from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Girl is crafted from tart Everest crabapples, star anise, cinnamon and black pepper—try it splashed cold with Prosecco for a brunchtime treat or served warm with brandy for a delightful apple toddy to end the day!

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.

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2011

This smooth and supple wine is crafted from the heralded Malbec grapes grown in the Valle de Uco within the Mendoza region of Argentina. Offering notes of paprika and dark chocolate, along with hints of dark plum, cherry and boysenberry, it is lovely sipped alone or served alongside this week’s recommended recipe for roasted ratatouille toasts.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds the perfect finishing touch to just about anything—think scrambled eggs, creamy salad dressings or simply dolloped over a warm fruit crisp.

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

Seasonal Fruit

Apriums, Santa Claus melons from Tonnemaker Orchard and Italian prune plums.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Rainbow Swiss chard.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes heirloom tomatoes, fennel, Italian eggplant, celery, Chioggia beets, sweet Italian red peppers, Walla Walla sweet onions, leeks and cranberry shelling beans.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, sage, rosemary and garlic from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna.

What’s In The Box? September 12-18

Good Morning
With drizzly mornings, pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, it feels as if fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a family-friendly feast centered around the breakfast table? Frittata-ready summer produce still abounds, from heirloom tomatoes and zucchini to eggplant and frying peppers, and this fresh lineup also includes our signature honey-citrus vinaigrette for drizzling over salads along with fresh chevre cheese; multigrain bread for morning toast; and the first of the fall apples to craft something sweet—enjoy!

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

Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

Our bright and lively housemade vinaigrette is kissed olive oil, farmstead honey and fresh citrus juices—and is equally delicious tossed with roasted vegetables as it is with salad greens!

Multigrain Bread

From our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour, honey and seven different whole grains, all topped with toasted sunflower seeds.

Chevre Cheese

Soft and spreadable, this lightly creamy chevre is a simply beautiful farmstead cheese. Crafted from goat’s milk and sea salt, it features notes of summer pasture and bright lemon.

Mille Prosecco Millesimato Extra-Dry DOC

Fabulously lively and light at every glass, this extra-dry Italian Prosecco features a bouquet of apple and pear notes as well as hints of light citrus.

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

Fall Apples

The first of the Akane apples from the orchard.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Broccoli microgreens and frisée.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes leeks, rainbow beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Butterfinger fingerling potatoes, yellow Romano beans, sprouting broccoli, zucchini, eggplant and Corno di Toro peppers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Basil, parsley, marjoram and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna.

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