What’s In The Box? July 23-29

Taco Night
Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas, smoky chorizo sausage from Skagit River Ranch and a bounty of summer produce to serve alongside, from crisp cabbage and jalapeño pepper to heirloom cherry tomatoes, spicy salad greens and Costata Romanesco zucchini. Also included: Freshly-baked multigrain bread, a crisp French Rosé wine and ripe, juicy Okanogan yellow peaches. Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll find in your box:

Skagit River Ranch Chorizo Sausage

This pig has kick! Spiced with cumin, coriander and Ancho chile powder, this flavorful, all-natural pork sausage from our friends at Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley makes for fantastic taco filling—simply sauté, stuff into a whole wheat tortilla and top with cabbage slaw!

Patty Pan Cooperative Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

The locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas from this Shoreline-based worker-owned coop are crafted from just four stellar ingredients: Olive oil, salt, water and organic flour from Cairnspring Mills located in the Skagit Valley. (Pro tip: Quickly heat the tortilla over an open flame for a delicious, slightly-charred flavor!)

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.

Ravoire et Fils 2019 Domaine des Bellugues Rosé Mediterranée

Made by a small family estate named for the fireflies that live around the vineyard (bellegues means “spark”), this French rosé bursts with fresh fruit flavors and a crisp, bright acidity.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Variegata di Lusia radicchio, spicy Mesclun salad mix and edible flowers.

Fresh Summer Fruit

Meyer lemons, limes and Okanagan yellow peaches.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes heirloom cherry tomatoes, Caraflex conical green cabbage, American slicing cucumber, purple scallions, spring onions, Hakurei turnips, jalapeño pepper and Costata Romanesco zucchini.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Basil, cilantro, oregano blossoms and Italian parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? July 16-22

Sun-Ripened
No matter how you pronounce it, the word ‘tomato’ practically sings of summer, as well it should, as the vine-ripened beauties are now hitting their strides here in mid-summer. This week’s box pays homage to the ripe, juicy heirloom tomato with a bevy of complementary ingredients like fresh, locally-made bucatini pasta, Italian Rustica bread and bright herbs and edible flowers, plus summery produce like color-rich beets, fennel, salad greens, apricots and Goumi berries. So, uncork a bottle of wine and enjoy these bright and beautiful summer favorites.

Here’s what you’ll find in your box:

Pink Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes

Juicy, sweet and incredibly luscious, the Northwest heirloom tomatoes are now here! See our recipe suggestions for a bevy of ways to enjoy them this week—tossed with fresh bucatini pasta; combined with grilled bread croutons in a stunning panzanella-style salad; or, even used to make a robust salad vinaigrette.

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”.

Italian Rustica Bread

Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this airy, rustic loaf makes for great oven-crisp crostini—just brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub with a fresh-cut clove of garlic before toasting in the oven.

Quinta das Arcas Arca Nova Vinho Verde

This dry, Porteguese Vinho Verde has attractive spice and crisp apple flavors, plus a mineral texture that finishes with a zing of tight acidity.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

A beautiful mix of summer lettuces.

Fresh Summer Fruit

Apricots and Goumi berries, bright red little beauties that are often compared to sour cherries or even rhubarb in taste!

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes cauliflower, both broccoli and Piracicaba broccolini, carrots, fennel, baby zucchini with blossoms, purple Globe turnips and golden beets.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley and tarragon from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms, plus edible flowers to add spice and color to your plate!

What’s In The Box? July 9-15

JULY 9-15

Summering in France
Cool, classic and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh, crisp produce like green beans, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, and accents like briny black Nicoise olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week honors Bastille Day with local ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summery herbs and produce, a crisp French white wine, fresh baguettes and chocolatey s’mores treats for a little something sweet. Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll find in your box:

Salade Niçoise

This protein-rich salad from Provence balances the best in summer produce with briny accents like olives and Albacore tuna. This week, we’ve included ingredients to craft your own version of Julia Child’s classic recipe—see below:

Lummi Island Wild Albacore Tuna

Flavorful canned Albacore tuna from local company Lummi Island Wild.

Niçoise Olives

Robust, fruity and marinated in grassy olive oil.

Niçoise Vinaigrette

Our light Dijon mustard-based dressing is seasoned with sea salt, cracked pepper, fresh herbs and tart white wine vinegar.

French Baguettes

Baked just for us by our favorite small bakery in nearby Snohomish, these fresh baguettes embody classic French baking with a delightfully-crisp crust and an airy interior.

Côté Mas Blanc Méditerranée 2018

Vibrant notes of citrus, grapefruit and a touch of tropical fruit lend a refreshing, well-balanced acidity to this crisp French white wine crafted from a combination of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

S’mores Treats

These chocolate-covered bites from East Coast Sweets channel the classic bonfire treat, down to the fluffy marshmallow and buttery graham crackers!

Ripe Cherries

Fresh organic Rainier cherries from the Okanagan Valley.

Seasonal Organic Greens

A beautiful mix of lettuces and Treviso radicchio.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes fennel, Piracicaba sprouting broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, zucchini, fingerling potatoes and English cucumber, as well as filet and fava beans.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Mentuccia Romana, cilantro, chives and Italian parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms, plus a mix of colorful edible flowers.

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What’s In The Box? July 2-8

Fresh Fourth
Fire up the grill and celebrate America’s birthday this week with a flavorful Fourth of July spread highlighted by Skagit River Ranch bratwurst to grill, petite quail eggs to devil and our signature cobbler mix and apricots to whip up dessert. Also included: An absolutely incredible lineup of summer produce with fresh fava beans, cherries, garlic scapes, purple salad turnips, mixed baby greens from San Juan Island and the first of the heirloom tomatoes—so pour a glass of wine, tie on an apron and enjoy your Independence Day!

Here’s what you’ll find in your box:

Skagit River Ranch Bratwurst

The pampered pigs raised on this farm in Sedro-Woolley roam outdoors in certified organic pastureland to root, dig, and cavort, thriving on a diet of flaxseed, corn and wheat. Make these flavorful, all-natural pork sausages the star of your 4th of July feast by serving them hot off the grill.

Fresh Fava Beans

These verdant, seasonal beans from Snohomish’s own One Leaf Farm do require a little prep work, but it’s well worth the effort, especially as these super-fresh ones should only require one peeling—enjoy their inherent sweet, nutty flavor with everything from pastas to proteins, or added to salads or dips.

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.

Ravoire et Fils 2019 Domaine des Bellugues Rosé

Crafted by a small French family estate named for the fireflies that live around the vineyard, this Rosé is crisp, light and refreshing, with enough fruitiness to balance the acidity.

Quail Eggs

Considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, the quail egg packs a beautifully rich flavor inside its tiny speckled brown and tan shell. Wonderful poached, pickled or even fried sunny side up, these petite beauties from Oakdale Farm are particularly stunning served deviled for a picnic.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

F&L Cobbler Crust Mix

Our signature cobbler crust mix contains organic flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter; when combined with cream, the resulting mixture can be used for a light and fluffy cobbler topping or cut into rounds for shortcakes. Pair with stone fruit like this week’s apricots or berries for the perfect summer dessert.

Summer Fruit

Locally-grown cherries and beautifully-ripe apricots.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Frisée, Luisa radicchio, Komutsana mustard spinach and mixed microgreens. Also included: A delicious mix of fresh baby greens from Mama Bird Farm located on San Juan Island.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes purple salad turnips, Piracicaba sprouting broccoli, summer squash and first-of-the-season heirloom tomatoes from Hedlin Family Farms.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, tarragon, chives, cilantro and oregano from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms, as well as pungent garlic scapes.

Edible Flowers

Bright, cheery viola and calendula blossoms to add color and spice to your salads.

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