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.

What’s In The Box? September 12-18

Good Morning
With drizzly mornings, pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, it feels as if fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a family-friendly feast centered around the breakfast table? Frittata-ready summer produce still abounds, from heirloom tomatoes and zucchini to eggplant and frying peppers, and this fresh lineup also includes our signature honey-citrus vinaigrette for drizzling over salads along with fresh chevre cheese; multigrain bread for morning toast; and the first of the fall apples to craft something sweet—enjoy!

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

Honey-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!

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.

Chevre Cheese

Soft and spreadable, this lightly creamy chevre is a simply beautiful farmstead cheese. Crafted from goat’s milk and sea salt, it features notes of summer pasture and bright lemon.

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. The “girls” are enjoying the pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Fall Apples

The first of the Akane apples from the orchard.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Broccoli microgreens and frisée.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes leeks, rainbow beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Butterfinger fingerling potatoes, yellow Romano beans, sprouting broccoli, zucchini, eggplant and Corno di Toro peppers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Basil, parsley, marjoram and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna.

What’s In The Box? September 5-11

SEPTEMBER 5-11

Summery September
Though the calendar may say September, the recent sunny weather has the gardens thinking it’s still high summer as they continue to produce favorites for this week’s box like heirloom tomatoes, colorful Corno di Toro frying peppers and zucchini, as well as spicy microgreens, string beans and purple Italian garlic. Also included: Fresh semolina pappardelle pasta and all the ingredients for a peach cobbler topped with whipped crème fraîche—so pop that in the oven, uncork a bottle of dry Spanish white wine and toast to lingering summer.

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

Fresh Semolina Pappardelle Pasta

This lovely, fresh handmade pasta is made by our favorite local pasta maker in Bellingham. Perhaps enjoyed with freshly-sliced heirloom tomatoes and fragrant basil, or tossed with sautéed purple garlic and a medley of colorful frying peppers, these broad, flat noodles should rightly earn their name, which is derived from the Italian verb for ‘to gobble up’.

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.

Huguet Can Feixes Blanc Seleccio 2017

This young, dry white wine is made from a careful selection of the grape varietals grown in Can Feixes, Spain, all carefully nurtured to express the primary fruit and floral characters typical of these grapes. The dedication of the Huguet family to the vines has made this wine a true classic that ranks amongst the great white wines of the Penedès.

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 pleasantly sunny afternoons, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Crème Fraîche

Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds the perfect finishing touch to a warm peach cobbler.

F&L Cobbler Crust Mix

Our signature cobbler crust mix contains organic flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter; when combined with milk, the resulting mixture can be used for a light and fluffy cobbler topping or cut into rounds for shortcakes. Pair with this week’s donut peaches for a simply-sweet dessert.

Ripe Summer Fruit

Apriums and beautiful donut peaches from Tonnemaker Family Orchard in Royal City.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Spicy microgreens and Treviso radicchio.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Corno di Toro frying peppers, yellow and green zucchini, rainbow cherry tomatoes, purple string beans, Carosello cucumber, heirloom tomatoes and golden beets.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Basil, parsley and purple Italian garlic from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna.

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What’s In The Box? August 29-September 4

Late Summer Bounty
From juicy heirloom tomatoes and eggplant to fragrant peaches and mixed summer squash, the late-season bounty continues this week with a fresh and flavorful lineup also starring two varieties of eggs—those from our flock of heritage-breed hens, plus petite local quail eggs. Add alongside sun dried tomato-kissed Pomodoro bread, plus fresh feta cheese and other crisp produce including celery, fennel and Basque peppers, and you’ve got all the makings of an al fresco feast this holiday weekend. Enjoy!

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

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.

Feta Cheese

Creamy with just the right amount of tang, our housemade feta is crafted from a mix of Bella Luna goat’s milk as well as cow’s milk. Sprinkle this beautiful soft cheese over a summery salad for the perfect finishing touch.

Vallevo Trebbiano d’Abruzzo

Crafted from the refreshing Trebbiano grapes grown in Abruzzo, Italy, this light and crisp white wine pairs beautifully with pasta salads and crisp greens. Enjoy its clean citrus notes and nice minerality on the palate, along with a hint of fresh grass.

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. These petite beauties from Oak Meadows Farm are wonderful poached, pickled or even fried sunny side up!

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 late summer afternoons and accompanying pleasant evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.

Summer Fruit

Beautifully-ripe yellow peaches.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Salad mix, escarole and Chioggia radicchio.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit

This week’s produce selection also includes Baby red beets, heirloom tomatoes, celery, fennel, eggplant, Basque peppers, Walla Walla sweet onions, French Breakfast radishes, mixed summer squash and fingerling potatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

A beautiful assortment of herbs from the walled garden and greenhouse: Basil, parsley and rosemary.

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