Late Summer Bounty

From Poblano peppers and eggplant to heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn, summer’s late-season bounty continues this week with a fresh and flavorful lineup that also stars gorgeous cranberry shelling beans, Italian prune plums and a wealth of fragrant herbs. Add alongside a freshly-baked load of Pain au Levain bread, farm-fresh eggs and organic greens, and you’ve got all the makings of an al fresco-ready feast for the long holiday weekend ahead. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Ratatouille Toasts
A delightful spin on the classic stew, this time slathered on toasted Pain au Levain bread as a starter!

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

Fresh Cranberry Beans with Lemon & Olive Oil
A lovely supper side, these beautiful beans are also tossed with fresh herbs.

Grilled Corn & Poblano Salad
Smoky, a little spicy and very summery, this salad with a snap to prepare.

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.

Polenta Cake with Italian Prune Plums
This luscious cake is kissed with juicy Italian plums and citrus peel.

Summery Salads Recipes

The time is ripe—for just about everything! From spicy summer greens, heirloom tomatoes and crisp cucumbers to beautiful striped eggplant, Italian Tropea onions and baby Chioggia beets, this week’s box is a display of late summer splendor. Filled with a bevy of salad-ready provisions including gorgeous sheep’s milk feta cheese and housemade raspberry vinaigrette, this refreshing lineup also features a bright French Rosé, Pain au Levain bread and our signature cobbler mix to pair with plump blueberries so that you can enjoy each and every bite this box has to offer.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Baby Chioggia Beet Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Tossed with our housemade vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.

Greek Village Salad
This classic salad makes the best of summer heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers.

Treviso Radicchio Salad with Feta
This is one of those salads that hits all four flavors—bitter, salty, sweet and sour, all in one bite.

Roasted Ratatouille Toasts
A delightful spin on the classic stew, this time slathered on toasted Pain au Levain bread as a starter!

Tomato Fritters
A favorite throughout the Mediterranean, these delightfully-crisp nibbles are a wonderful pairing for a summer salad.

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.

Blueberry Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this classic summer dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

Color, Color Everywhere Recipes

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 are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Ratatouille Toasts
A delightful spin on the classic stew, this time slathered on toasted Pomodoro bread as a starter!

Fresh Cranberry Beans with Lemon & Olive Oil
A lovely supper side, these beautiful beans are also tossed with fresh herbs.

Rainbow Swiss Chard Gratin
Creamy with just a hint of mustard, this rustic gratin will warm you up on a crisp evening.

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.

Smoky Italian Red Pepper & Eggplant Salsa
This smoky salsa is a wonderful boost for burgers, sausages and more.

Polenta Cake with Italian Prune Plums
This luscious cake is kissed with juicy Italian plums and citrus peel.

Sunday Supper Recipes

With dewy 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 cozy, family-friendly lineup centered around our Nonna Pat’s signature tomato sauce and accoutrements like imported pasta, Italian rustica bread and our farmstead Grana-style cheese? Also included: Little Gem mini Romaine lettuce for salads; bicolor corn, eggplant and sweet peppers for sides; and the last of the summer peaches to craft something sweet for dessert.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Ratatouille Toasts
A delightful spin on the classic stew, this time slathered on toasted bread as a starter.

Fresh Corn Salad
Crisp, crunchy and spicy, this side salad is even better the second day!

Carrot & Apple Sauté with Rosemary
This beautiful side dish sings of fresh autumn flavors.

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Punched up by sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard, this vinaigrette will add a bright, yet rich, finish to salad greens.

Homemade Corn Stock
This sweet, golden broth can be used to add flavor to soups, chowders or even risotto in lieu of chicken stock!

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