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’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Nonna Pat’s Marinara Sauce
Crafted fresh this week in our farm kitchen with organically-grown local tomatoes (and lots of love), the key to our beloved family recipe is in its simplicity: ripe, juicy tomatoes, a handful of hand-torn basil leaves, fresh garlic, a swirl of first-press Italian olive oil, then sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Imported Pasta
Imported from Italy, this pasta is made with the finest quality grains, then blended with pure mountain spring water, extruded through bronze dies and slowly air-dried for a rustic texture that holds sauce beautifully.
Italian Borlotti Beans
Nutty in flavor with a creamy texture, these canned beans are popular in both Italian and Portuguese cuisines and make for an excellent addition to a room temperature salad of corn, peppers and tomatoes.
Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali Nero d’Avola
Rich, intense and bold with layered notes of cherry, mulberry and raspberry, this is an excellent example of this up-and-coming varietal from Sicily. Cultivated in the heart of the island, the wine expresses itself in old-world style and elegance.
Italian Rustica Bread
Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this airy, rustic loaf makes for great oven-crisp crostini—just brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub with a fresh-cut clove of garlic before toasting.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. The “girls” are enjoying the pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.
Made in our farmstead creamery, this hard Grana-style cheese is crafted from part-skim cow’s milk to allow for longer aging of 24 months or more. A beautiful finishing touch for this week’s pasta, the drum-shaped cheese is turned and rubbed with olive oil during aging to create a smooth, golden rind.
Freestone yellow peaches from Tonnemaker Orchard.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Little Gem mini green Romaine and mini red Truchas lettuces.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes bicolor sweet corn, eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, sweet Corno di Toro peppers, leeks, red beets, purple carrots and Sungold cherry tomatoes.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Genovese basil, parsley, mint, rosemary, thyme and garlic.