The time is ripe—for just about everything! From golden beets and juicy heirloom tomatoes to crunchy carrots and plump blueberries, this week’s box is a display of summer splendor. Kick-start your meal with our housemade roasted cauliflower salad or a crisp green salad topped with Sungold tomato vinaigrette, then explore the week’s recipes for ideas on how to eat up each and every bite of this beautiful box.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box:
Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Light yet incredibly satisfying, our housemade cauliflower salad is packed with summery ingredients including crunchy celery, sweet red peppers and Walla Walla sweet onions, then tossed with fresh herbs, capers and a whole-grain mustard vinaigrette.
Sungold Tomato Vinaigrette
This slightly-sweet, deeply-flavorful vinaigrette captures the bright flavors of summer, crafted with Bella Luna Farms’ honey, chopped shallots, fresh herbs and Sungold tomato purée.
Ritrovo Selections Imported Balsamic Vinegar
The first in a trio of imported goods to incorporate into your cooking this week, Ritrovo’s beautifully-aged balsamic is made by the Maletti family in the Emilia Romagna region. Produced with a mixture of red and white grape varietals, it is aged for 6 years in French oak wine barrels, giving the vinegar an extraordinary density, aroma and depth of flavor with a clean, delicate finish.
Ritrovo Selections Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This bold and fruity olive oil is carefully crafted by the Colli Etruschi Cooperative in the Etruscan town of Blera in Lazio, Italy. Made using a same-day, continuous-cycle, first-cold pressing of quality Caninese olives, it has racked up several regional and national awards for its versatility in both recipes and as a finishing oil.
Piranske Soline Fleur de Sel
These tiny, pyramid-shaped 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 fleur de sel enhances the natural flavors of fresh produce—sprinkle over sliced heirloom tomatoes or a crisp salad for the perfect finishing touch!
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.
Podera la Berta Albana Di Romagna
This lovely wine hails from the ‘bread basket’ of Italy, Emilia-Romagna, home to such gastronomical favorites as Parmigiano Reggiano, bologna, and Mortadella. Made using 100% Albana grapes grown at close to 200 meters above sea level on a south by southeast facing slope, it showcases a bright nose with floral notes, honey and fruity aromas including banana, pear and pineapple with delicate almonds notes.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green. With the long, warm days of summer, the “girls” spend their days outdoors chasing tasty bugs, taking dust baths, and enjoying the healthy greens and raspberry leaves we feed them from the garden.
Jersey Tomme Cheese
Made in our farmstead creamery, this Alpine-style cheese is crafted with raw whole milk and extra heavy cream from pasture-fed Snoqualmie Valley Jersey cows. Naturally high in silky buttermilk, the cheese is then aged in our cave for six months, lending to a buttery taste and bright, grassy notes.
Fresh Seasonal Blueberries
The first crop of plump, juicy berries from our ‘South 30’ acreage.
Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection includes beautiful Touchstone golden beets, Nelson carrots, heirloom Green Zebra or Cosmonaut Volkov tomatoes, Italian heirloom zucchini, Diva slicing cucumbers and Piracicaba broccoli.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Chioggia radicchio and Roxy red leaf lettuce.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Fresh sage, rosemary, Italian parsley and mint from the Walled Garden at Bella Luna Farms.