Spring in Swing
All signs point to spring—budding trees in the orchard, cheery daffodils popping out of the soil and the arrival of fresh spring “greenery” from the gardens in the form of asparagus, micro broccoli and rainbow Swiss chard, plus sunflower and pea shoots. Thus, spring fare takes center stage in this week’s basket, with a housemade potato-leek soup, imported pasta and flaky smoked salmon all to help accent the bevy of produce that also includes cauliflower, Koru apples and leeks—so open up our delivery, perhaps nibble a Dick Taylor chocolate bunny as you peruse recipes, and then enjoy all that the season has to offer!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Housemade Potato-Leek Soup
Fresh leeks and creamy golden potatoes pair beautifully in this soul-soothing soup, crafted in our farmhouse kitchen with savory fresh herbs, Bella Luna chicken stock, sea salt and cracked pepper and a splash of cream.
Lummi Island Wild Smoked Keta Salmon
Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality Keta salmon fished fresh from the Fraser River retains its lovely moisture thanks to a low-salt recipe and light Alder smoke.
Crafted in the traditional Italian style from semolina flour and cut using Old World bronze dies, this distinctively-shaped artisanal pasta made by Rustichella d’Abruzzo hails from Pianella, Italy and aptly resembles its name—“little ears”!
Pain au Levain Bread
This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough loaf embodies country-style French baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.
Fairhaven Mill Organic Buckwheat Groats
Nestled in the Skagit Valley, this family and farmer-owned certified-organic flour mill sources their grains from family farms across the country, guaranteeing freshness and quality from tilth to table. Similar to traditional steel-cut oats, the mill’s buckwheat groats have a pleasantly-nutty and earthy flavor and are a good source of protein, dietary fibers, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
A combination of Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Muscat, this wine has abundant aromas of honey-suckle, stone fruit, apricot and tropical fruit. The Viognier finishes crisp and clean with hints of vanilla and fruit that is pleasantly balanced.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.
Lost Peacock Creamery Chevre
Soft and spreadable, this lightly creamy chevre from the Grade-A Lost Peacock goat dairy in Olympia, Washington is a simply beautiful farmstead cheese. Crafted with just goat’s milk and sea salt, it features notes of lush spring pasture and bright lemon.
Dick Taylor Chocolate Rabbits
“Hoppy” Easter! These delicious solid chocolate bunnies are made with single origin 75-percent Brazilian Dark Chocolate.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Rainbow Swiss chard, micro broccoli, micro purple radish, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, claytonia and Butter lettuce.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes fennel, asparagus, cauliflower, leeks, red cabbage raab, parsnips, Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes, carrots and onions, plus Koru apples, Cara Cara oranges, and Meyer lemons.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Italian parsley, garlic, shallot, chives and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.
Sunny spring daffodils to brighten your table!