What’s In The Box? April 18-24

The Italian Spring
Rich with comforting flavors, yet bright with spring ingredients, this week’s Italian-themed box is equally fit for a grand feast, or an intimate meal for two. Have fun experimenting in the kitchen with the provisions for pasta night—locally-crafted bucatini, organic Italian sausage, Tuscan-spiced salami, Pain au Levain bread and a savory salt mix—plus, gorgeous garden favorites like radishes, cauliflower, sunflower shoots, green garlic and basil. Inside you’ll also find: Locally-foraged fiddleheads, classic-style biscotti, and farm-fresh eggs. Enjoy!

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

Fresh Bellingham Pasta Co. Bucatini

Hand-crafted in nearby Bellingham, this spaghetti-like semolina pasta has a hole running through the center—hence the name bucatini, which comes from the Italian buco, meaning “hole”, while bucato means “pierced”.

Skagit River Ranch Italian Sausage

The pampered pigs raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root, dig, and cavort as only happy pigs can, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat. Spiced with savory herbs, this delectable Italian-style sausage adds a savory note to the likes of pastas, pizzas and more.

Salt Blade Tuscan Salami

This best-seller from Seattle based Salt Blade was a Good Food Awards 2024 Finalist, and it’s no wonder, as this delectable pork salami is crafted with toasted fennel seeds, garlic, red wine, and black pepper.

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough bread 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.

Kestrel Vintners Lady in Red Wine

Made with a beautiful blend of organic grapes, this wine possesses a deep ruby color with garnet edges and boasts juicy flavors of cherries, plum, pomegranate and cranberry. An excellent table wine, it has a nice smooth finish with a warm spice that lingers pleasantly.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors with the improving weather, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Bella Cucina Tuscan Rose & Pink Peppercorn Savory Salt

This European crystal salt is combined with aromatic rose petals from Tuscany to lend a hint of floral perfume that is balanced by the mild spice of crushed pink peppercorn. (Pro tip: Try it mixed with butter, and served with chilled or roasted radishes!)

Locally-Foraged Fiddleheads

A true spring delicacy! These tightly-coiled tips of the Lady fern are only available for a short time during the spring months and boast a grassy, slightly-nutty flavor when sautéed—they are also a lovely addition to pastas, risottos or stir fries.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Green Bibb lettuce and sunflower shoots.

Seasonal Organic Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes cauliflower, Walla Walla onions and red radishes, plus Cara Cara oranges, pummelos and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Garlic, chives, Genovese living basil and green garlic from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.


Freshly-made, classic-style biscotti from Snohomish Bakery.

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