What’s In The Box? November 30 – December 6

Rainy Day Comforts
There’s nothing quite so gratifying after a wet, chilly day as a bowl of steaming-hot soup. In that spirit, this week we invite you to cozy up to our housemade tomato-basil soup, which is simmered in a savory chicken broth with farm-fresh vegetables and herbs. Paired with Gruyère cheese bread and fall-fresh produce like Red Kuri squash, Lacinato kale, persimmon and leeks, plus blueberry jam and a savory herbed cheese spread, this menu will satisfy both body and soul.

Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Tomato-Basil Soup

This warm and cozy soup is crafted in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh tomatoes, celery, onions and fresh, fragrant basil, plus our signature chicken stock. Serve up a steaming bowlful alongside a hunk of Gruyère cheese bread and a crisp salad for a simply satisfying meal.

Gruyère Cheese Bread

Crafted in nearby Snohomish by one of our favorite bakeries, this freshly-baked loaf balances sweet, nutty Gruyère with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely wonderful re-warmed in the oven—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.

G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba

This nicely-balanced red wine hails from the Piedmont region of Italy and features notes of sweet red cherry and other dark fruits—lovely paired with this week’s soup!

Herbed Cheese Spread

A beautiful combination of fresh garlic, fragrant chives and heavy cream mixed with creamy fromage blanc handcrafted in our farmstead creamery.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the shorter daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Blueberry Jam

Made here at Bella Luna in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh-picked blueberries, organic cane sugar and pectin.

Fresh Fall Fruit

Beautiful Empire apples fresh from the orchard, plus persimmons and lemons.

Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes yellow onions, Red Kuri squash, Lacinato kale, orange carrots, Russian Banana fingerling potatoes, Hakurei turnips and leeks.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Pepper arugula greens.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh Italian parsley, thyme, garlic and shallots from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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