What’s In The Box? April 25- May 1

APRIL 25-MAY 1

Cajun Comforts
From organic Andouille sausage, Bell peppers, and okra to light and fluffy corn muffins, the soulful flavors of the deep South await this week, blending beautifully with Pacific Northwest produce like peppery arugula greens, rhubarb, leeks, radishes and spring onions. Inspired by our recent cooking class here at the farm with Matt Lewis of Where Ya At Matt?, who has kindly shared the recipe to his famous gumbo with us (see recipes), this comforting box also includes farm-fresh eggs, citrus fruit and our signature chicken stock to complement the spread. Enjoy!

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

Skagit River Ranch Andouille Sausage

This pig has some kick: spiced with fresh-cracked pepper, hot paprika and cayenne pepper, this flavorful sausage from our friends at the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley is crafted from their famous all-natural pork. These pampered pigs roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, this flavorful stock is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt. This week, it will help you create a flavorful base for the suggested chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo recipe from local chef Matt Lewis.

Corn Muffins

Light and fluffy corn muffins from our favorite local bakery in Snohomish. (Just add honey!)

Villa Loren Pinot Grigio

Made from Valpolicella grapes in Veneto, Italy, this boutique wine boasts a light straw yellow color with greenish reflections, coupled with a fruity aroma that features enticing floral notes and tropical scents. Extremely well-balanced, it has a refreshing and crisp taste that lingers on the palate, making it an ideal pairing for salads, seafood, and of course, this week’s gumbo.

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.

Piranske Soline Traditional Coarse Sea Salt

These sea salt crystals come from the famous European Piran salt pans, harvested using a special webbed spatula to remove them gently from the surface of the salt fields, where they form in a thin layer. A wonderful seasoning, this world-class sea salt enhances the natural flavors of fresh produce.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Peppery arugula greens.

Seasonal Organic Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes Calcot red spring onions, leeks, rhubarb, green Bell peppers, okra, yellow sweet onions and red top radishes.

Fresh Fruit

Beautiful citrus, including Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Enjoy a bounty of bright herbs this week: Garlic, parsley, thyme, and fresh bay leaves. Also included: fresh lovage stalks, a parsley-like herb that boasts the same crispness as does celery, plus a pungent herbal flavor. A wonderful garnish for pastas and soups, it can also be tossed in with salad greens for extra punch, or used to flavor roasted chicken (just tuck the lovage into the cavity before roasting).

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