What’s In The Box? October 13-19

PACKED WITH PRODUCE
From peppers and tomatoes to corn and squash, this week’s box is full of fresh fall provisions! Also including such favorites as red beets, fennel, purple carrots, cucumbers and French Breakfast radishes, plus a bevy of garden greens, the autumnal splendor is rounded out by Challah bread, farm-fresh eggs, edible flowers and flaky smoked salmon, as well as mini bouquets, white chocolate-coated fruits from France and fresh kiwi berries. Enjoy!

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

Lummi Island Smoked Sockeye Salmon

Starting with the highest quality sockeye, Lummi Island’s smoked salmon recipe includes just a bit of salt and a light alder smoke to lock in the moisture. With a denser flesh and a higher oil content than other varieties of salmon, sockeye is ideal for smoking. That high oil content allows the fish to deeply absorb the smoke while keeping the flesh firm. Tender and flaky, the end product results in a bold, full-bodied taste.

Fresh Kiwi Berries

A cousin of the well-known kiwi, these smooth, grape-sized Anna Hardy kiwi berries boast a delightfully sweet flavor!

Challah Bread

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

Ravoire et Fils 2020 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

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With shorter days that signal the coming of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors where they still enjoy the warm afternoons. Bedtime is coming much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.

Seasonal Organic Greens

A beautiful bevy of fall greens: Rainbow and Bietola Swiss chard, red veined Sorrel microgreens and mixed mini lettuces.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Basque peppers, red Bell peppers, fennel, onions, purple carrots, Patty Pan squash, French Breakfast radishes, honey select corn, red beets, cherry tomatoes and cucumber.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley and garlic from the walled garden at Bella Luna Farms.

Edible Flowers

Bright, cheery calendula blossoms to add color and spice to your salads. (Or, see this week’s enclosures for a fun, calendula-infused olive oil recipe!)

Mini Bouquets

A sweet sampling of seasonal blooms.

Maison Roucadil White-Chocolate Covered Fruit

This sweet French treat features organic strawberries and cherries that have been coated with premium organic white chocolate; yum!

What’s In The Box? October 5-12

FALL COLOR
As leaves start to flutter to the ground and dusk descends earlier in the day, now is the time to cozy up with this week’s lineup of colorful fall offerings—like vibrant purple eggplant, ripe yellow peaches, sweet corn, red peppers, tomatoes, pluots and Persian cucumbers, as well as a bevy of greens including purslane, rainbow Swiss chard and pea shoots and then tender, fragrant herbs. Also complemented by farm-fresh eggs, Pomodoro bread and a maple cinnamon-spiced nut butter, this box is a lovely snapshot of the season at its best.

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

Seasonal Fruit

Reliance grapes, Flavor Heart pluots and ripe freestone yellow peaches from Collins Family Orchards, a fourth-generation family-run farm located in Selah, Washington.

Big Spoon Roasters Maple Cinnamon Peanut & Pecan Butter

Handcrafted in small batches with fresh-roasted, coarsely-milled peanuts and pecans, sweet Vermont maple syrup, fragrant cinnamon and hand-harvested sea salt, this addictive, aromatic spread from North Carolina’s Big Spoon Roasters encapsulates some of fall’s best flavors.

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.

Two Birds One Stone Blanc

This juicy, rich and well-balanced white was crafted by the Two Birds One Stone French winemaking team, who traveled the world, gaining experience in South America, South Africa and Australia before settling back in France. The resulting wine is fruity, easy to drink and reflects both Old and New World styles of winemaking; serve chilled to fully enjoy its vivid finish.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend lots of time outdoors in their run, our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are enjoying succulent popweed pulled from the gardens along with an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Rainbow Swiss chard, Escarole, pea shoots and purslane.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes heirloom tomatoes, Purple Rain eggplant, sweet corn, red Bell pepper, Hakurei turnips, scallions, Poblano peppers and Persian cucumbers.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley and cilantro from the walled garden here at Bella Luna and red garlic from Caruso Farms. Also included: Oaxachan pepicha, an herb native to Mexico that adds immense flavor to a variety of dishes. Citrusy, with a bit of pine and mint, it packs a wallop with a zingy bite similar to arugula.

What’s In The Box? September 29-October 5

HARVEST TIME
The amazingly sunny weather of late sure has kept the gardens happy! Thus, a colorful plethora of produce continues to delight in this week’s lineup, which includes everything from fall favorites like Italian eggplant, Bietole Swiss chard, and sweet D’Anjou pears to summery peppers, cucumbers and even more tomatoes. To accent this beautiful bounty, you’ll also find freshly-baked Pain au Levain bread, crisp salad greens, farm-fresh eggs, a sweet mini bouquet and imported artichoke leaf pasta in your box. Enjoy!

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

Casina Rossa Folgie di Carciofo Pasta

Imported by Ritrovo Selections, this beautiful durum wheat pasta is lightly flavored with artichoke purée, turmeric and poppy seed. Affectionately known as artichoke leaf pasta, it goes well with seafood, poultry, and white bianco-style sauces as well this week’s array of fall produce options.

Tomatoes!

They’re still coming in from the gardens: Enjoy cherry tomatoes and beautiful heirloom tomatoes this week.

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough bread epitomizes French country-style baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.

Lezíria Vinho Tinto

Crafted from Grenache grapes grown in central Portugal, this brilliantly red, highly aromatic wine is mature and fruity with multifaceted notes of red fruits like strawberry and raspberry. It’s round and well-balanced, with a smooth start and well-balanced tannins.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend lots of time outdoors in their run, our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are enjoying succulent popweed pulled from the gardens along with an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Fall Orchard Fruit

The first of the D’Anjou pears.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mini lettuces, escarole and Bietole Swiss chard.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes cucumbers, celery, orange carrots, Italian eggplant, Tropea red onions, sweet Italian peppers, fennel and Romano beans.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Thai basil, garlic, thyme and parsley from the walled garden here at Bella Luna.

Mini Bouquets

A sweet sampling of seasonal blooms.

Dick Taylor Vanilla Raspberry Chocolate Bar

Made ‘bean-to-bar’ in Dick Taylor’s small Northern California factory, this dark chocolate bar is kissed with a mix of organic, freeze-dried raspberries and organic vanilla-coconut palm sugar.

What’s In The Box? September 22-28

Autumn Splendor
As we officially greet the start of fall here this week, the color-rich produce coming in from the gardens is as bright and beautiful as those first turning leaves. Featuring such favorites as Italian eggplant, broccolini, fennel and Little Gem lettuce, as well as lingering summer highlights like yellow peaches, blueberries and heirloom tomatoes, this fall-fresh lineup is also accented by pillowy focaccia bread, farm-fresh eggs, peppery edible flowers and cheery mini bouquets. Enjoy!

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

Seasonal Fruit

Yellow peaches, blueberries and Pilot apples.

Edible Flowers & Mini Bouquets

Flowers, flowers, everywhere! Enjoy bright and cheery edible mixed edible flowers to add color and spice to your salads this week, as well as a sweet bouquet of seasonal blooms.

Focaccia Bread

This soft, chewy Italian-style loaf is baked just for us by our favorite local bakery in Snohomish. Kissed with fragrant fresh herbs, it is delicious served warm and dipped in olive oil.

Planeta La Segreta Grillo 2020

Hailing from the island of Sicily, this beautiful white wine crafted exclusively from the Grillo grape is fresh and smooth on the palate, and entices with aromas of spring flowers, grapefruit and Mediterranean herbs, as well as notes of white peach and citrusy Meyer lemon.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend lots of time outdoors in their run, our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are enjoying succulent popweed pulled from the gardens along with an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Big Spoon Roasters Carrot Cake Almond & Walnut Butter

Made with lightly toasted English walnuts, heirloom Mission almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, maple syrup, and Jacobsen sea salt, this decadent nut butter from North Carolina’s Big Spoon Roasters is also vegan, has no refined sugar, and contains only heart-healthy fats.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Little Gem lettuce greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes scallions, sweet Walla Walla onions, Italian eggplant, broccolini, fennel, Jimmy Nardello peppers, red beets, English cucumbers, plus heirloom tomatoes including Moskovich and Sungold cherry tomatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Music garlic and parsley from the walled garden here at Bella Luna.

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