Though the calendar may say September, the recent sunny weather has the gardens thinking it’s still high summer as they continue to produce favorites for this week’s box like heirloom tomatoes, grilling peppers and zucchini, as well as crisp salad greens, edible flowers and the first of the early autumn sweet corn. Also included: All the ingredients for a nectarine galette tart topped with honey-cinnamon crème fraîche—pop that in the oven, then uncork a bottle of French Rosé and toast to lingering summer.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Sweet Yellow Corn
‘Tis the season—for corn! This week, try these super-sweet, locally-grown ears mixed with fresh herbs and crisped in oil in one of our favorite preparations for fritters; see recipes for details.
Pain au Levain Baguette
This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough baguette 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.
Girl Meets Dirt Pear Balsamic Preserves
Crafted with Bartlett pears from heirloom orchards and reduced down with organic aged balsamic vinegar, this versatile preserve from Orcas Island-based Girl Meets Dirt is wonderful served with blue cheese and baguette slices as an appetizer or dolloped over panna cotta or ice cream for dessert.
Clos des Lumières L’éclat Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017
This refreshing French Rosé is crafted from a medley of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre grapes which give the wine a very fine nose dominated by hints of strawberry, pink grapefruit cherry.
Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to corn fritters or a fruit galette tart.
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.
Crafted from all-purpose flour and organic butter, this housemade pastry dough adapted from a beloved Alice Waters recipe bakes up light and crisp, with a smooth buttery taste that pairs well with summer stone fruits such as this week’s nectarines.
Ripe Summer Fruit
Nectarines from Tonnemaker Orchard.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Escarole and Treviso radicchio.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes orange carrots, Tropea red onions, golden beets, Piracicaba sprouting broccoli, heirloom tomatoes, sweet Bullhorn peppers, eggplant, Costata Romanesco zucchini.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Enjoy a bountiful selection of fragrant herbs this week: Parsley, sage, rosemary, French tarragon and basil.
Bright, cheery nasturtium blooms to add color and spice to your salads.