What’s In The Box? October 10-16

Fall Comforts
As leaves flutter to the ground and dusk descends earlier in the day, now is the time to cozy up with this week’s lineup of warm-and-wonderful fall offerings—rich, flavorful risotto accented with our signature chicken stock and Chanterelle mushroom duxelles, plus fresh pumpernickel bread, apple cake mix and a vibrant produce selection that includes golden beets, Basque peppers and Red Kuri squash. Also complemented by salad-ready blue cheese and apple cider-honey vinaigrette, this lovely autumn meal begs to be eaten fireside, tucked in your favorite chair, with a mug of hard pear cider 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 any flavor combination, especially seasonal Chanterelle mushrooms.

Chanterelle Mushroom Duxelles

This finely chopped mixture of golden Chanterelle mushrooms, shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine is excellent mixed into this week’s risotto.

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.

Pumpernickel Bread

Baked fresh just for us by a small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this slightly-sweet rye bread loaf is wonderful served alongside this week’s earthy mushroom risotto and a crisp fall salad.

Winsome Ciderworks Asian Pear Hard Cider

Locally-crafted in Woodinville from Washington-grown fruit, this naturally-gluten-free hard cider features delicate Asian pear and citrus on the palate with an aromatic pear top note.

Westward Blue Cheese

This creamy soft cheese boasts a gorgeous marbled center and flavorful bite, making it a wonderful complement to salad greens.

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.

Dried Cranberries & Apple Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

A dynamic duo to add to your salads this week: Tart-sweet dried cranberries and our housemade vinaigrette, which is crafted with olive oil, farmstead honey and fresh apple cider.

Apple Cake Mix

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

Seasonal Fruit

Cortland apples fresh from the orchard.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Treviso radicchio

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes golden beets, fennel, carrots, Red Kuri squash, spicy Basque peppers, mixed-color cauliflower, celery and sweet red Bullhorn peppers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

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

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.

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