Summer Harvest Recipes

As July transitions into August, we have started to reach the pinnacle of summer as a bounty of crops seemingly ripen at once—sweet corn, crisp lettuce greens, summer squash (and their blossoms!) and more. Thus, this week’s box pays tribute to the summer harvest with a beautiful assortment of local produce, plus Fairhaven Mill’s organic buckwheat flour, farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs and a wonderful assortment of antipasti-ready provisions, from rosemary-olive oil crackers and stone-ground mustard to briny green olives and alpine-style filomena cheese. Bon appetit!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Fried Squash Blossoms
The ultimate summer starter, incredibly beautiful and flavorful.

Fresh Corn Salsa
This crisp salsa is brightened with smoky Poblano chiles and fresh lime juice.

Summer Melon & Cucumber Salad with Basil
Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.

Roasted Potato Salad with Sweet Corn, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Fresh Basil
This room temperature salad will be a hit at your next barbecue. (Plus, it’s a snap to prep ahead!)

Buckwheat Crêpes
Once you perfect the technique here, start adding in and playing with your favorite fillings. (This week we suggest using some of that delicious filomena cheese!

Summer Grilling Recipes

Honey Sweet corn to smoky-spicy peppers, this week’s array of local summer treasures invites you to bust out the barbecue and get to grilling. Highlighted by other summery produce such as zucchini, cucumbers, melon, Walla Walla sweet onions and a plethora of sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes, plus fresh focaccia bread, fragrant herbs and edible flowers, this box is fit for lingering on the patio, all the way down to the gourmet s’mores kit to enjoy at night’s end.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Summer Vegetable Focaccia Sandwich
This satisfying sammie is extremely adaptable: Tuck in some grilled chicken, add a little spicy salami or throw in even more veggies.

Lemon-Herb Mayonnaise
In addition to a sandwich spread, this zingy mayo is also fantastic on grilled corn (trust us!).

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

Grilled Potato Salad with Sweet Corn, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Fresh Basil
The combination of sweet corn and grilled potatoes is a hit here.

Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta
A true homage to summer, this salad from The Splendid Table is cool, crisp and juicy.

Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Basil
This incredibly fresh side from Alice Waters’ Art of Simple Food II is seasoned with just the right amount of fragrant basil and zesty lemon.

Pear Crostata with Blueberries
This rustic tart is fantastic served for dessert—and then breakfast the next day.

Fresh Fourth Recipes

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Fire up the grill and gather family and friends round this week for a flavorful Fourth of July spread highlighted by crisp, cool summer salads. With produce ranging from striped green zucchini and sweet corn to fresh fennel and juicy blueberries, the summery lineup also features a locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce and our housemade mustard to slather on grilled bratwurst sausages—so pour a glass of wine, tie on an apron and enjoy your Independence Day!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Chili-Lime Sweet Corn Salad
Crunchy, spicy, tangy and sweet, this salad is bursting with flavor.

Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Basil

This incredibly fresh side from Alice Waters’ Art of Simple Food II is seasoned with just the right amount of fragrant basil and zesty lemon.

Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
This versatile dressing pairs well with roasted or grilled carrots.

Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard
Adapted from Alice Water’s The Art of Simple Food, this classic recipe gets an added kick from our housemade Whole Grain Mustard and garlicky scapes.

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