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 warm-and-wonderful fall offerings—like smoky Skagit River Ranch bacon and fragrant fresh sage to accent a beautiful bowl of piping-hot Jacob’s Cattle beans, plus Pain au Levain bread, lively Tuscan red wine and a vibrant produce selection that includes zucchini, Tropea onions, broccolini and Supersweet corn. Also complemented by farm-fresh eggs and Chanterelle mushrooms, this box is a lovely snapshot of the season at its best.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Jacob’s Cattle Beans with Bacon & Sage
Smoky and savory, this is a bowlful of comfort on a fall day!
Roasted Beet Salad with Mesclun Greens & Crumbled Chevre
Topped with a light vinaigrette and roasted seeds, this salad is both colorful and satisfying.
Our favorite way to cook beets, this method creates tender, delicious beets that are easy to peel and serve in a salad.
Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and Grana-style cheese, these beautiful tomatoes are a worthy supper side.
This light and fresh side is accented by tart lemon juice and fresh-cracked pepper.
Sautéed Zucchini with Bacon & Thyme
This simple recipe from the Homegrown Harvest cookbook is packed with flavor.
Tossed with chopped tomatoes, cilantro and peppers, this zippy salad is light and fresh.
2-3 cups Mesclun greens, washed and dried
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
4-6 Stupice tomatoes, washed and diced
2 sweet peppers, seeded and diced
½ cup high-quality olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
Fresh ground pepper
1. To prepare vinaigrette: Whisk olive oil, vinegar and garlic together, seasoning with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
2. In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes with greens, peppers, and cilantro. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Season with additional salt and ground pepper as desired.