Holiday Brunch

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle this week by lingering over a warm and cozy brunch that stars smoky, locally-sourced bacon, fresh German stollen and cinnamon-raisin breads, farm-fresh eggs, and crisp Honeycrisp apple cider. This lovely lineup also includes such seasonal favorites as Brussels sprouts, D’Anjou pears, Lady apples and beautiful braising greens, as well as a trio of dreamy delights from our own creamery—herbed fromage blanc, compound butter and silky crème fraîche. Pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, break out the breakfast skillet, and enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Baked Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast
This homey recipe from The Pioneer Woman can easily be done a day ahead and chilled until ready to bake.

Maple-Spiced Apples
These fragrant apples are wonderful served on top of pancakes, waffles or French toast.

Bacon & Leek Scramble
This hearty scramble will fill you up to start your day.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears
This unique flavor combination is accented by salty pistachios.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Apple & Bacon
Also tossed with brown sugar and apple cider vinegar, this warm side is sure to wow.

Crème Fraîche Salad Dressing
Creamy, yet light, this dressing is fantastic tossed with Bibb lettuce.

Simply Delicious Recipes

This week’s box is fit for brunch, lunch and beyond with a beautiful array of provisions to play around with in the kitchen—from nutty wild rice and slow-simmered chicken stock to Shiitake mushrooms and farm-fresh eggs from our heritage breed laying hens. Also featuring such seasonal favorites as carrots, fennel, radicchio, orchard apples and gorgeous Kakai squash, this lineup is rounded out by fresh multigrain bread, a crisp Rosé and garden-grown herbs—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Wild Rice with Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms
This hearty, robust dish is excellent warm or made ahead and served at room temperature.

Shiitake Mushroom Scramble
Earthy mushrooms and fragrant garlic elevate farmstead eggs in this stunning scramble.

Slow-Roasted Ginger-Lime Carrots
This flavorful recipe from Jennifer Perillo’s Homemade with Love cookbook is a real winner.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salad or serving atop soup!

Meyer Lemon-Olive Oil Custard
Ready in 10 minutes, this creamy, eggy custard makes for a stunningly-simple dessert.

Cozy Comforts Recipes

Along with busy days and festive nights, December has brought with it a continuation of November’s wet and windy weather. Accordingly, this week’s lineup invites you to sit down to a cozy, comfy supper after a damp day with risotto crafted with earthy Chanterelle mushrooms, herb-kissed fromage blanc and a truffle, sea salt and Parmesan blend topping, plus soft, chewy focaccia bread and a beautiful Washington red wine. Also accompanied by Lollipop radishes, Chioggia radicchio, leeks, Brussels sprouts and beautiful garden-grown herbs, this box will do wonders to ward off any rainy day blues (as will a glass of heirloom blueberry juice!).

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto with Fromage Blanc
Creamy and delicious, this recipe is a favorite here at the farm—just remember to stir!

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Breadcrumbs
Topped with buttery, golden brown breadcrumbs, these Brussels sprouts are the epitome of comfort food.

Oven-Roasted Leeks
Seasoned with salt and pepper, roasted leeks make for a satisfying side dish.

Lemon-Olive Oil Custard
Ready in 10 minutes, this thick, creamy custard makes for a stunningly-simple dessert.

Pasta Night Recipes

In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s lineup includes fixings for a meal to share with your nearest and dearest, starting with a satisfying pasta crafted from organic Italian sausage, tender roasted Robin’s Koginut squash, crisp-edged fall greens and Cherry Valley Dairy’s creamy, herb-kissed fromage blanc, plus Gruyère cheese bread and a well-rounded French wine to serve alongside. Also inside this box: Farm-fresh eggs, beautiful orchard apples and pears and side dish-ready produce like leeks, celery and beautiful salad greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Squash & Fall Greens
Cozy and comforting, full of flavorful squash and greens, this pasta hits all the right notes.

Apple, Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Mizuna Greens
Tossed with a light balsamic vinaigrette, this crisp salad is both bold and beautiful.

Slow-Roasted Celery
This unexpected side is sure to be a new favorite.

Frizzled Leeks
These crispy leeks are a wonderful garnish for salads, soups or main dish proteins like beef or pork.

Italian Parsley-Caper Vinaigrette
This adaptation of the pungent vinaigrette from Joshua McFadden’s Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables is magical drizzled over roasted vegetables!

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