What’s In The Box? February 13-20

Lots of Love
In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week’s box embraces two of our greatest loves: fresh, seasonal fare and gathering around the table with the ones we adore most. Thus, this rustic, romantic menu is fit for sharing with flavorful fish stock and our hand-crafted starter base to combine in a robust cioppino stew, plus crusty Pain au Levain bread and an all-star salad trio—peppery Mizuna greens, juicy oranges and bright citrus vinaigrette. Also included: Warmly-spiced pear butter, farm-fresh eggs and heart-shaped sugar cookies to end your evening on a sweet note.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

F&L Cioppino Soup Base

Made from sun-ripened tomatoes and flavorful onions, as well as our own signature blend of spices, this housemade starter provides a warm, flavorful base for the classic San Francisco stew—simply simmer with fish stock and an assemblage of fresh seafood like mussels, clams, crab and cod, then top your steaming-hot bowl with a smattering of micro basil and serve with warm bread for dipping.

Lummi Island Northwest Wild Fish Stock

This fantastic locally-made stock will lend incredible flavor to this week’s soup, hand-crafted in small batches from halibut, salmon and cod, plus organic veggies, white wine, lemon juice and spices.

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.

Sagelands 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

This lovely Columbia Valley features subdued aromas of green pepper, herbs, cherry and a touch of mesquite, all of which lead to sweet, elegant fruit flavors. The suave, palate-coating tannins are balanced by bright acids, and the wine finishes with hints of spice.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our new flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the short daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of “scratch” (mixed grains and ground oyster shell) to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

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!

Pear Butter

Fragrant with warming spices like cinnamon, this housemade spread highlights the mellow, sweet flavors of orchard-picked Bella Luna pears.

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

Indulge in a little Valentine’s Day treat with these fresh-baked cookies!

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Cara Cara and blood oranges, plus Meyer lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Micro basil and peppery Mizuna greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes fennel, celery, carrots, and leeks.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? February 6-12

Cozy Up
February continues to chill the bones, so warm yourself body and soul this week with a pasta night starring locally-crafted bucatini pasta kissed with earthy Shiitake mushrooms and homegrown Swiss chard, as well as our signature garlic confit and Grana-style cheese. Also included in this cozy and comforting box: Fresh Challah bread, seasonal favorites such as Seckel pears and Cara Cara oranges, and two snacks fit for Oscar night—certified-organic black popcorn and chocolate-coated almonds.

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

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”.

Garlic Confit

Sweet and mellow, yet bursting with flavor, our housemade confit is made with farm-fresh garlic and top-quality olive oil—it’s wonderful spooned over scrambled eggs or stirred into this week’s pasta!

Challah Bread

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

Black Dakota Popcorn

These unique black-hued kernels from Everson, Washington’s own Slanted Sun Farm are certified organic and pop up light and nutty—the perfect snack for Oscar night on Sunday!

Dick Taylor Chocolate Coated Almonds

This delicious treat is made from delicately-roasted organic California almonds dipped in the signature dark chocolate crafted from the bean in Dick Taylor’s small, Northern California workshop.

Maryhill Rose of Sangiovese

This pale pink colored wine offers appealing aromas of watermelon and cherry. It drinks off dry with mouthwatering cherry flavors.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our new flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the short daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of “scratch” (mixed grains and ground oyster shell) to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Grana-Style Cheese

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.

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.

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Seckel pears, Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Red Swiss chard, peppery arugula greens and Treviso radicchio.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes Shiitake mushrooms, orange carrots, baby red potatoes, Acorn squash and leeks.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? January 30 – February 5

Weekend Brunch
Rise and shine! Gather around the table this weekend and rid yourself of the rainy day blues with a satisfying meal featuring such housemade provisions as apple cake mix with walnuts and cranberries, crunchy pickled carrots and freshly-made apple butter to slather on toasted multigrain bread. Complemented by other brunch-ready ingredients such as smoked salmon, Italian Prosecco and, of course, farm-fresh eggs, this week’s box also includes Cara Cara oranges, McIntosh apples and a truly-special new variety of beet—so pour yourself a mimosa and enjoy!

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

Smoked Wild Salmon

Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality, reef net-caught salmon is hot smoked over alder coals and kissed with just the right amount of sea salt and brown sugar.

Housemade Pickled Carrots

Crafted in the farmhouse kitchen, these beautiful carrots are pickled in vinegar and fresh herbs such as garlic and parsley. Packing crisp crunch, they are a wonderful snack or a fantastic addition to an antipasto platter.

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.

Freshly-Made Apple Butter

A farmhouse favorite made from fresh-picked orchard apples, slow-cooked in a cider reduction and seasoned with brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.

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 are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the shorter daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of “scratch” (mixed grains and ground oyster shell) to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Apple Cake Mix with Walnuts & Cranberries

Crafted from our own signature recipe, this apple cake mix bakes up moist and delicious when simply mixed with eggs, diced apples, walnuts and cranberries—see recipes for details!

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

McIntosh apples, Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Butter lettuce, Lacinato kale and Bull’s Blood beet microgreens.

Badger Flame Beets

Featuring all the vegetal sweetness of classic beets, without the polarizing earthiness, this brilliant new varietal is the brainchild of breeder Irwin Goldman as part of the new venture, Row 7, a startup that selectively breeds a variety of vegetables to maximize factors like yield, shelf stability, and, of course, flavor.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes Amarosa potatoes, Brussels sprouts, yellow onions, cauliflower, Spanish and red radishes and leeks.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? January 23-29

Winter Comforts
As last week’s frosty temps and snow sightings have been followed by a string of gray and drippy days, now is the time to cozy up to this week’s lineup of warm-and-wonderful offerings—rich, flavorful risotto accented with earthy mushroom duxelles and baby Shiitake mushrooms, plus Gruyère cheese bread, farm-fresh eggs and a vibrant produce selection that includes micro pea shoots, rainbow beets and pink Cipollini onions. Also complemented by crème fraîche and Fontina, plus an appealing blue cheese dressing, this lovely winter’s meal begs to be eaten fireside, tucked in your favorite chair, with a glass of wine in hand.

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

Arborio Rice

This round-grain rice comes from the Po River Valley region of Italy and is named for the town of Arborio located in the heart of the area. When cooked with our flavorful chicken stock and a splash of white wine, it becomes creamy and starchy and is a great accompaniment to just about any flavor combination, like earthy mushrooms.

Housemade Duxelles

Our housemade duxelles are made from a mixture of finely chopped wild mushrooms, shallots and herbs, all sautéed in butter and wine.

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, this flavorful stock is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt.

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Made in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf balances rich Gruyère cheese with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely delicious toasted or re-warmed in the oven—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.

Bodegas Tridente Gota de Arena Tempranillo

This rich and intense Spanish red boasts a deep purple color and enticing aromatics that feature a mix of crushed red and black fruits and sweet spice tinged with cedar.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the shorter daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of “scratch” (mixed grains and ground oyster shell) to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Fontina-Style Cheese

This nutty, buttery Fontina-style cheese is imported from Italy and is crafted from sweet cow’s milk. An excellent melting cheese, it is wonderful in this week’s recipe for ‘fonduta’, a luscious, traditional-style Italian fondue.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, this rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to salad dressings, scrambled eggs and more.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with fresh herbs, garlic, buttermilk and gorgeous marbled blue cheese, this creamy dressing is equally delicious served over greens or with crisp crudité for dipping.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed micro greens and micro pea shoots.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes Chantenay carrots, mixed rainbow beets, yellow fingerling potatoes, baby Shiitake mushrooms, pink Cipollini onions and leeks, plus Bosc pears.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

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