Father’s Day Cookout
Fire up the barbecue and gather round to celebrate dear old dad this week with a summery menu highlighted by our smoky housemade beans and locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce, plus flavorful bratwurst sausages to throw on the grill. These American classics are also accented by a bevy of fresh produce like baby red beets and Walla Walla spring onions, Pain au Levain bread and all the ingredients for a summery strawberry shortcake dessert.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Double DD Meats Bratwurst Sausage
Family owned and run since 1955, Mountlake Terrace butchery Double DD Meats only carries naturally-raised meats, including this week’s smoky bratwurst links spiced with fresh herbs. Make these flavorful sausages the star of your Father’s Day feast by serving them hot off the grill.
Leon’s Small Batch Spicy BBQ & Dippin’ Sauce
This locally-made BBQ sauce is crafted from a treasured family recipe, utilizing natural ingredients and spices to achieve its signature smoky flavor and spicy-sweet twang. Wonderful served as a condiment or atop pulled pork, smoked chicken, brats or burgers, the gluten-free sauce also makes a great marinade.
Housemade BBQ Beans
Our take on the American classic, these slow-simmered beans are spiced with ketchup, mustard and just a touch of brown sugar.
Pain au Levain Bread
This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough loaf epitomizes French country-style baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.
Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager
Inspired by one of Brewmaster Don Spencer’s many excursions to Germany to study the art of lager crafting, the Ziggy Zoggy is Silver City’s refreshing interpretation of a Zwickelbier, a type of young lager. Bright and vibrant, this unfiltered lager balances crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavor with assertive, spicy Sterling hop character.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms on nice days, our heritage breed laying hens are also thoroughly enjoying a bounty of sprouting seeds and spring popweed, in turn supplying us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blues, green and brown.
Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche is the perfect finishing touch to strawberry shortcake!
Cream Shortcake Mix
Just add cream! Made from organic flour, sugar and sweet butter, plus aluminum-free baking powder and a dash of sea salt, our housemade shortcake mix bakes up crumbly and moist, yet light and airy.
Summer is calling: The first crop of luscious strawberries has arrived. Tender and ripe, these local beauties are best enjoyed right away, so we recommend trying them in this week’s recipe for strawberry shortcake.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Mixed baby lettuces and mesclun salad greens.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes Walla Walla spring onions, cauliflower, baby carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, baby red beets and Hedlin Farms cherry tomatoes, plus lemons.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Garlic, parsley, thyme, rosemary and mint.