What’s In The Box? January 14-20

Winter Brunch
Rise and shine—it’s breakfast time! Cozy up to our first delivery of the year this week, a wintery, brunch-themed box that stars such farmhouse favorites as organic pork breakfast sausages, hearty hot breakfast cereal, signature scone mix, farm-fresh eggs and our own blueberry jam. Also accented by Lacinato kale, Cara Cara oranges, Brussels sprouts and Butternut squash, plus Cherry Valley Dairy’s sea-salt-kissed butter, our silky creme fraiche and wholesome nut butter bars, this lineup is sure to help you start your day off right.

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

Bluebird Grain Farms Old World Hot Cereal Blend

This hot cereal from Bluebird Grain Farms in Winthrop, Washington features a blend of cracked rye, nutty cracked emmer and whole flax seed. Hearty and healthy, it is packed with high protein and minerals to give you lots of energy to kick-start the day.

Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage

With a flavor profile that includes hints of sweet maple syrup and savory spices, these incredible breakfast sausages are made from the all-natural pork raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley. These pampered pigs roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.

F&L Scone Mix

Top these hot-from-the-oven scones with a slathering of Cherry Valley Dairy butter and our blueberry jam.

Fresh Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

Made with natural starter, cinnamon and moist, chewy Flame raisins, this freshly-baked loaf is from our favorite bakery in Snohomish.

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. With the short days of winter, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors. Bedtime is much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

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

Cherry Valley Dairy Cultured Butter with Gray Sea Salt

This silky-smooth butter from Duvall-based Cherry Valley Dairy combines sweet, grassy butter with artisan gray sea salt for a flavor profile that wows.

Big Spoon Roasters Figgy Chai & Apricot Pepita Bars

These handcrafted nut butter bars are made in small batches in Durham, North Carolina from the brand’s own fresh-roasted nut butters, plus high-quality, whole ingredients. These are two of our favorite flavors, one accented with sweet dried figs and traditional chai tea spices, and the other with golden apricots and toasted pepitas.

Blueberry Jam

Made here at Bella Luna in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh-picked blueberries, organic cane sugar and pectin.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Butter lettuce, Lacinato and Red Russian kale and sweet pea shoots.

Fresh Fruit

D’Anjou pears and Cara Cara oranges.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

Brussels sprouts, Walla Walla sweet onions, purple and orange carrots, purple Viking potatoes, Butternut Autumn frost squash, broccolini, parsnips and yams.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Parsley, thyme and rosemary from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

What’s In The Box? December 17-23

Home for the Holidays
As winter nears and the holidays approach, we hope to bring you both comfort and joy with this box of warm, soulful favorites, from fixings to prep a decadent risotto with local Hedgehog and dried Porcini mushrooms to two locally-milled flours, yeast, a fresh-baked gingerbread loaf and our own housemade crème fraîche to assist with all your sweets cravings. Also included: Potatoes, parsnips and petite Honeynut squash, beautiful salad greens and our signature herb fromage blanc, plus farm-fresh eggs and orchard fruit. Happy holidays!

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 region. When cooked in our flavorful chicken stock and a splash of white wine, it becomes creamy, starchy and luscious, making it a beautiful pairing for the combination of fresh and dried mushrooms included in this week’s delivery.

Hedgehog Mushrooms

Also known as the ‘sweet tooth’ mushroom, these locally-foraged fungi are similar in taste to the popular Chanterelle, but with an earthier, smokier flavor.

Dried Porcini Mushrooms

Italian for ‘little pigs’, these meaty dried Porcini mushrooms foraged by expert mushroom hunter Jeremy Faber and his team at Foraged & Found Edibles are rich in taste, imparting a pungent, woodsy flavor to any number of dishes, from risotto to soup.

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.

Gingerbread Loaf

A true taste of the season, this fragrant spiced gingerbread loaf makes for perfect afternoon snacking alongside some hot cocoa, or serve it with whipped crème fraîche for dessert!

La Petite Perrière Rosé 2019

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.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the short days of winter, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors. Bedtime is much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.

Housemade Herbed Fromage Blanc

This wonderful cheese is made in our in-house creamery from locally-sourced cream and farm-fresh herbs. A creamy and just slightly tangy cheese, it can be used in place of ricotta or mascarpone in recipes. Spread on cracker and top with thinly-sliced apples for an appealing appetizer, or add a dollop to this week’s risotto for a rich, decadent finish.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

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

Cairnspring Mills Organic Flours

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 week’s delivery includes two of their stellar flours: The rich and buttery Edison all-purpose ground from hard white spring wheat, and a Cara Club pastry flour fantastic for cakes, pies, pastries, biscuits and more.

Baking Yeast

Active dry yeast to help with all your holiday baking!

Fresh Fruit

Orchard apples and pears, plus Meyer lemons and Mandarin oranges.

Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes parsnips, orange and purple carrots and Huckleberry Gold potatoes. Also included: Sweet, petite Honeynut squash, one of the creations of New York Chef Dan Barber and seed breeder Michael Mazourek’s venture, Row 7, a startup that selectively breeds a variety of vegetables to maximize factors like yield, shelf stability, and, of course, flavor.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? December 10-16

Taco Night
Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with wild-caught Pacific Cod from Alaska, locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas and rich Cotija cheese. Top your fish tacos with a flavorful, lime-kissed carrot slaw and cherry tomato pico de gallo (see recipes for details!), serve with a black bean-red chile tamale and a side of buttery Mayocoba beans and you’ve got a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Stollen bread, farm-fresh eggs and fun, fresh produce like radish microgreens, avocados, Jalapeño peppers and Cara Cara oranges. Enjoy!

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

Lummi Island Wild Pacific Cod

This Pacific Cod is long-line caught and frozen at sea off the Alaskan Coast. With a firm, flaky texture, and slightly-sweet flavor, the filets are fantastic in fish tacos: Season with your favorite Southwestern spices (we like flaky sea salt, cumin and a squeeze of lime juice!) and sauté in a pan until opaque, then flake into bite-size pieces and add your favorite toppings.

Patty Pan Cooperative Wholegrain 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.

Black Bean-Red Chile Tamales

Also from Patty Pan Cooperative, these tamales feature heirloom white corn masa imported from Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as hearty black beans mixed with the co-op’s mild Ancho chile and tomato sauce. To prepare, simply steam and then enjoy alongside a fish taco!

Fresh Stollen Bread

Traditional German Stollen fruit loaf and sweet cinnamon-raisin bread from our favorite local bakery in Snohomish.

MAN Family Wines Pinotage 2018

A modern style emphasizing the softer Pinot Noir-like characteristic of Pinotage, this wine is ruby-garnet red with a hint of purple and shows pleasing aromas of mocha chocolate and roasted coffee beans, followed by juicy flavors of red berries, nutmeg and vanilla spice on the palate.

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.

Cotija Cheese

This rich, hard cow milk’s cheese originating from Mexico is a wonderful finishing accent for tacos.

Alvarez Farms Peruvian Mayocoba Beans

Cultivated by a 2nd generation family farm in Mabton, Washington, these dried beans also known as peruano, canary, maicoba or Mexican yellow beans are delicate and mild in flavor, and buttery in texture.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed braising greens, Rosalba radicchio and radish microgreens.

Seasonal Fruit

Cara Cara and blood oranges, plus lemons and limes.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Jalapeño peppers, avocados, purple carrots, black Spanish radishes, parsnips, Delicata squash, Walla Walla sweet onions, leeks, scallions and cherry tomatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

What’s In The Box? December 3-9

Bavarian Classics
This week’s box stars the hearty, robust, cozy and comforting flavors of Bavaria with all-natural bratwurst complemented by locally-crafted European-style sauerkraut and our housemade whole-grain mustard, plus seasonal produce like Brussels sprouts, butter lettuce, baby red potatoes and Delicata squash to help craft our favorite German-style side dishes (see recipes for details!). Fresh Jewish Rye bread, a light Chardonnay and our signature apple cider vinaigrette round out this truly-satisfying lineup. Prost!

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

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. This week, enjoy the all-natural pork in the ranch’s perfectly-spiced bratwurst links, which are excellent served in a sandwich on Jewish Rye with a slathering each of sauerkraut and mustard!

Olykraut European-Style Sauerkraut

Crafted by Olympia’s Olykraut from shredded cabbage, onion, apple, carrot, caraway seeds, grapefruit juice and Jacobsen Salt Co. sea salt, this traditional European-style condiment packs a wonderful, tangy kick.

Wholegrain Mustard

Wonderful slathered over a hearty bratwurst, our signature mustard is bold and slightly spicy, made with both ground and pickled mustard seeds, fresh parsley and apple cider vinegar.

Jewish Rye Bread

This dense, nutty loaf is baked for us by our favorite small bakery in Snohomish and is made with traditional dark rye flour, a natural sour rye starter and caraway seeds.

Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay

This South Australian unwooded Chardonnay is pure, fresh and light-bodied, featuring aromas of lemon, grapefruit and other tropical fruits.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time snug in their coop, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Our housemade vinaigrette, kissed with olive oil, farmstead honey and fresh apple cider; try it drizzled over butter lettuce for a refreshing side salad to serve with this week’s hearty Bavarian fare.

Seasonal Fruit

Orchard apples, pomegranates and Meyer lemons.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Butter lettuce and Lacinato kale.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Brussels sprouts, baby red potatoes, scallions, Delicata squash, leeks, celery, broccoli, purple Daikon radishes and yellow onions.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

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