Southern Charm Recipes

From organic Andouille sausage and Rosita red beans to spicy Cajun cracklins’ and cornbread mix from a famous Seattle eatery, the soulful flavors of the South await this week, blending beautifully with Pacific Northwest produce like mixed baby beets, red Brussels sprouts, spring salad mix and collard greens. This comforting box also includes our own housemade pickles, pimento cheese spread, a sweet lemon loaf cake and crisp apple-pear cider to complement the most-classic, down-home spread. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Classic Red Beans & Rice
Slow-simmered with chicken stock, herbs and spices, these luscious red beans get an extra-flavorful kick from Andouille sausage.

Braised Collard Greens
These tender greens are a great side dish.

Citrus-Beet Slaw
A refreshing, spring take on classic coleslaw!

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

Cider-Braised Beets
These delightful beets from Rick Rodgers’ The Big Book of Sides are sure to be a new favorite.

Fall Color Recipes

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 are some recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Grapes with Thyme
These juicy grapes boast an intense flavor, and are wonderful served with a sharp cheese and toasted bread.

Corn Chowder with Red Pepper & Onion
Fresh sage and a hint of chile pepper give this sweet chowder just a subtle hint of spice.

Escarole Salad with Grana-Dijon Dressing
A wonderful side salad!

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Garlic Confit
A great way to use up extra garlic, or this week’s red garlic, this mellow confit makes an amazing topping for pizza, pasta and crostini.

Get Your Greens Recipes

We’ll say one thing for our cooler-than-usual spring: It has produced a beautiful bevy of tender greens in the garden! This week, greet summer with the best of spring’s bounty⁠—from Lacinato kale and pea shoots to baby lettuces and arugula⁠—as well as enjoy the return of some seasonal favorites now that the temps are (finally!) beginning to rise, such as locally-grown strawberries, fresh fava beans and edible flowers. Accentuated by pasta, Lummi Island wild tuna, Pain au Levain bread, sheep’s milk feta, and farm-fresh eggs and herbs, this week’s lineup is looking as bright as the upcoming weekend forecast; to summer!

Here are a few recipe ideas this week:

Garden Herb Vinaigrette
This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Lemon-Garlic Kale Salad
Tossed with a tart citrus dressing, this bright and fresh salad pairs beautifully with a bowl of pasta!

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Baked Feta with Honey
A kick of honey lends a sweet touch to the salty cheese; try serving it with grilled bread crostini crafted from this week’s Pain au Levain!

How-To: Fava Beans
Our quick guide for peeling and prepping fresh fava beans!

Spring into Summer Recipes

This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—rainbow Swiss chard, ruby-red rhubarb and bright green garlic—all while looking forward to summer with colorful sweet pea blossoms and the first locally-grown strawberries of the season to enjoy with freshly-baked shortcakes and silky crème fraîche. In addition to this sweet sampling, other provisions in this bright lineup include: Jewish rye bread, fresh eggs from the henhouse and soft, spreadable sheep’s milk cheese from Harmony Fields, plus Meyer lemons and tender Little Gem lettuce greens.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Meyer Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Green Garlic Salad Dressing
Flavor-packed ground mustard, vinegar and green garlic stalks mix beautifully in this easy vinaigrette; try drizzling it over this week’s Little Gem lettuce greens.

Rye Bread Toasts
This week’s loaf makes for excellent crostini to pair with creamy sheep’s milk cheese and some Meyer lemon relish.

Meyer Lemon Relish
This fresh-and-tart spread from Food & Wine is wonderful served alongside chicken, halibut or freshly-toasted rye bread.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake
We love this moist coffee cake morning, noon or night!

Strawberry Shortcakes with Crème Fraîche
Topped with our housemade crème fraîche and ripe strawberries, these shortcakes are moist, crumbly and just a touch sweet.

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