What’s In The Box? March 26 – April 1

Home Sweet Home
During this challenging time, we are finding ourselves ever more grateful for the comforts of home and we hope to extend that same comfort to you with this lineup of satisfying, seasonal spring favorites. Starring our signature roasted cauliflower-Porcini mushroom soup and fresh Challah bread, plus a bonus meal of eggy pappardelle pasta and mellow Pioppino mushrooms, this week’s box also includes a tart Columbia Valley red, farm-fresh eggs and springy pea shoots, Meyer lemons, bright herbs and other all-stars from the garden. Be well!

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Porcini Mushrooms

To produce this incredibly comforting soup, we first roast meaty cauliflower with top-quality olive oil and garden-fresh herbs and then blend those with leeks, onions, thyme, housemade chicken stock and just a touch of cream. Dried Porcini and mushrooms also lend rich, earthy flavor to this satisfying entrée.

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.

Fresh Egg Pappardelle Pasta

This lovely, fresh handmade pasta is made by our favorite local pasta maker in Bellingham. Perhaps enjoy tossed with pea shoots, or with sautéed Pioppino mushrooms, these broad, flat noodles should rightly earn their name, which is derived from the Italian verb for ‘to gobble up’.

Cavatappi Sangiovese 2018

This beautiful Columbia Valley red features notes of red currant, raspberry and cranberry. The flavors are fresh, with plenty of tart, puckering cranberry notes throughout, making it a light and lovely pairing to this week’s soup or suggested pasta main.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Spending their time dodging raindrops on wet spring days, or strutting around their enclosure on sunny ones, 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, beige and cream.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, this rich and silky crème fraîche is delicious mixed into a creamy salad dressing or with scrambled eggs.

Pioppino Mushrooms

This week’s box also includes beautiful organic mushrooms cultivated by the lovely folks at Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham. Popular in both Italy and Japan, the Pioppino has a mellow and attractive flavor and a firm texture; enjoy in soups, sauces and pastas!

Seasonal Organic Greens

Baby kale mix, pea shoots and sunflower microgreens.

Cosmic Queen Oyster Mushrooms

Locally-foraged Oyster mushrooms, which boast a beautifully-meaty, mellow flavor when cooked in a little butter or chicken stock.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes golden beets, parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, carrots, and leeks plus Bosc pears, Pippin apples, and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

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What’s In The Box? March 19-25

First Days of Spring
We did it: Winter has waned and spring is officially here. In such a tough and challenging time, we are extra thankful for the longer daylight hours, offshoots of green and peeks of sunshine this year, as well as the bright spring ingredients included in this week’s lineup—think: micro arugula, pea shoots, leeks and Cosmic Queen Oyster mushrooms. Complemented by locally-crafted bucatini pasta, Pain au Levain bread and our Nonna Pat’s signature tomato sauce, plus Grana-style cheese, blueberry jam and salad-ready Italian vinaigrette, this box is a fitting welcome to the season.

Nonna Pat’s Tomato Sauce

Crafted with organically-grown local tomatoes (and lots of love), the key to our housemade 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 to taste.

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”.

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.

Dei Rosso di Montepulciano 2017

Made from 90 percent Sangiovese grapes, plus 5 percent each of Merlot and Canaiolo Nero, this Rosso di Montepulciano is a youthful wine with a lively ruby-red colour. Full of fruity fragrances, it is dry to the taste, fresh and pleasantly tannic.

Blueberry Jam

Our housemade jam is crafted from juicy Northwest blueberries hand-picked each morning during peak season. To preserve the wonderful fresh flavor and color, we make this jam with blueberries, organic cane sugar, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and pectin.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Spending their time dodging raindrops on wet spring days, or strutting around their enclosure on sunny ones, 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, beige and cream.

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. Ideal for grating over pasta, the drum-shaped cheese is turned and rubbed with olive oil during aging to create a smooth, golden rind.

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.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Micro arugula, pea shoots and both red and green mustard greens.

Cosmic Queen Oyster Mushrooms

Locally-foraged Oyster mushrooms, which boast a beautifully-meaty, mellow flavor when cooked in a little butter or chicken stock.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes purple sprouting broccoli, Chioggia beets, carrots, leeks, baby red potatoes and crisp-sweet Pacific Rose apples.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Thyme, rosemary and garlic rom the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? March 12-20

MARCH 12-20

Cozy & Comforting
As perhaps more of us are cuddled up at home here (we sincerely hope you and yours are well!), now feels like just the time for a bowl of warm, comforting bowl soup, yes? Get cozy with our signature handcrafted tomato soup this week, perfectly complemented by fixings for a seriously-melty sandwich made from nutty Fontina and bread kissed with rich Gruyère cheese. Also included: Organic daffodils, a whimsical Swedish dish towel and Sauk Farm’s apple Verjus, which is sure to complement the box’s beautiful bevy of salad greens, too.

F&L Tomato Soup

This warm and cozy soup is crafted in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh tomatoes, celery, onions and fresh, fragrant herbs, plus our signature chicken stock. Serve up a steaming bowlful alongside a melty cheese sandwich for dunking and a crisp side salad.

Fontina-Style Cheese

Fresh from our farmstead creamery, this nutty, buttery Fontina-style cheese is crafted from sweet cow’s milk.

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Made in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf balances rich Gruyère cheese with a light, crisp crust; it’s an absolutely delicious base for a grilled cheese sandwich!

Diamond Knot Brewing Company Industrial IPA

This full-bodied IPA from Mukilteo’s own Diamond Knot Brewing Company is deep and earthy, with piney notes and a smooth, malty finish.

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, beige and cream.

Sauk Farm Apple Verjus

Made from 100-percent organic, unripe green apples grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington, this Verjus is an acidic, low-sugar vinegar substitute that can be used to poach fish and meat, or mixed into sauces, salad dressings and even, your next cocktail.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery Wrinkled Crinkled Cress, Claytonia and colorful salad mix.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes green cabbage, yellow onions, leeks, bok choy, purple sprouting broccoli, potatoes and carrots, plus Bosc pears.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Thyme, garlic and parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

Spring Daffodils

Brighten your home with these organically-grown daffodils grown just north of us in the Skagit Valley.

Three Bluebird Swedish Dishcloth

Use it in place of a sponge, use it instead of paper towels: You’ll love this whimsical, reusable and recyclable cloth made from a blend of cotton and other fibers.

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What’s In The Box? March 5-11

Full of Flavor
Fit for brunch, lunch and beyond, this week’s box is inspired by the bright flavors of Spain, starring our savory tomato jam, spicy chorizo sausage links from Skagit River Ranch and a take on the classic Spanish tortilla that mixes farm-fresh eggs with fragrant rosemary and salty pancetta. Also included: Seasonal produce such as Cara Cara oranges, peppery arugula and pink Cipollini onions, plus Kalamata olive bread and spring daffodils to further brighten your home. Enjoy!

Spanish Tortilla

Wonderful served warm or cold, and enjoyed for any meal of the day, our take on the Spanish favorite layers farm-fresh eggs with fragrant rosemary and salty-savory pancetta, as well as the traditional fried potatoes, onions and fresh herbs—enjoy!

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 is crafted from their famous all-natural pork and makes for a spicy accompaniment to this week’s Spanish tortilla.

Tomato Jam

Try spreading this savory jam crafted from incredibly-ripe summer tomatoes atop a slice of toasted Kalamata olive bread!

Kalamata Olive Bread

Baked fresh just for us by our favorite small bakery in Snohomish, this Kalamata olive loaf is great re-warmed in the oven—brush a little water on top before reheating to ensure a crispy crust!

Gil Family Estates Honoro Vera Rioja 2018

This well-balanced wine crafted from grapes grown in the Rioja region of Spain is driven by red fruit and spicy, earthy notes on the nose. Ripe tannins, mineral hints and a pleasant cocoa finish round out this lovely Tempranillo.

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, beige and cream.

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Cara Cara oranges, plus Meyer lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes baby golden beets, pink Cipollini onions, orange carrots and Acorn squash.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

Spring Daffodils

Brighten up your table with these sunny yellow daffodils grown just north of us in the Skagit Valley.

Dick Taylor Dark Chocolate with Fleur de Sel

This delicious treat crafted from the bean in Dick Taylor’s small, Northern California workshop combines 73-percent Northerner blend dark chocolate with a kiss of hand-harvested Guatemala sea salt by Bitterman Salt Co.

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