What’s In The Box? April 4-10

Spring Delicacies
From ruby-red rhubarb and asparagus to the season’s first fiddleheads, spring produce abounds in this week’s delivery, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. This box takes full advantage of these new delights with such complementary provisions as crisp salad greens, Arborio rice, and both farm-fresh hen and duck eggs. Add to this a loaf of Italian Rustica bread, lemon poppyseed muffins, fragrant herbs and Meyer lemons, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at the table.

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

Spring Rhubarb

It’s rhubarb season! This week, enjoy the first of this ruby-red spring favorite, which boasts a wonderful sweet-tart flavor.

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, and more.

Arborio Rice

This round-grain rice comes from the Po River Valley region of Italy and is named for the town of Arborio located in the heart of the area. When cooked with our flavorful chicken stock and a splash of white wine, it becomes creamy and starchy and is a great accompaniment to just about any flavor combination, like this week’s fiddleheads.

Italian Rustica Bread

This freshly-baked loaf is made at a small bakery in Snohomish using a wild yeast starter, which creates an airy, chewy bread and a delightfully-crisp crust. This bread is wonderfully sliced and toasted for crostini—simply rub each piece with a cut clove of garlic for extra flavor.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Freshly-baked muffins kissed with bright lemon and poppyseeds.

Yalumba The Y Series Pinot Grigio 2022

Light and dry, this Pinot Grigio from South Australia features aromas of fresh pear juice with white flowers, and then flavors of crisp apple, fresh pear and jasmine with cinnamon and baked apple on the mid-palate. These generous fruit flavors are complemented by a rich, creamy, lingering finish.

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.

Duck Eggs

With near-transparent egg whites and color-rich oversize yolks, these local duck eggs are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes.

Bella Cucina Preserved Lemon Cream

This lovely provision features finely-diced preserved lemons from the Bella Cucina kitchens folded into a tangy lemon cream along with whole eggs to create a soft, creamy texture. Spoon over pancakes or waffles, or fold into whipped cream to add a creamy brightness to your favorite dessert!

Farm & Larder Chicken Stock

Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, this flavorful stock has been simmered slowly with fresh herbs, aromatic vegetables, and seasoned with a dash of sea salt and black pepper.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Gorgeous Bibb lettuce.

Seasonal Organic Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, carrots, leeks, and Cipollini onions, plus Cara Cara oranges and Meyer lemons.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Garlic, thyme and Italian parsley from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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